Powerful Vacuums

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You know that little piece of lint on the carpet, the one you go over, and over and over again with the vacuum, but still doesn't get picked up? Is it the stubbornest piece of lint on the planet, or is your vacuum lacking in power? It's likely the latter. Some vacuums just don't pack enough power to get the job done right the first time (or the second, or the third). This kind of quality can be particularly difficult to determine before you've got the vacuum up and running in your house, as you can't tell by just looking at it if it's going to be strong or not. So how will you know? Buzzrake collected and analyzed thousands of opinions about vacuums to see what users have to say about power and other subjective qualities. Here's what we've found:

  • Dust capacity - the bigger the container, the stronger the vacuum, users report. Models with high-capacity dust containers generally have higher power ratings.
  • Metro Vacuum and Samsung rate high above the rest when it comes to power. Dyson, which has some of the most expensive models on the market, is ranked lowest for power.
  • Canister and bagless vs. bagged models. Despite what you might have heard, users report that no one type has stronger suction than another.

We did all the legwork for you, and found the Top 5 strongest vacuums on the market, based solely on user experience. Check them out, and you may never have to fight a piece of lint ever again.

Top 5 Most Powerful Vacuums

#1 rated in powerful: Bissell 1305 PowerGlide Pet Vacuum, scored 100/100100

1. Bissell 1305 PowerGlide Pet Vacuum

The Bissell 1305 PowerGlide Pet Vacuum is considered the #1 vacuum rated for power. This is a household vacuum cleaner. This model's performance meets buyers' expectations. Almost no effort has to be made by the user in order to make the model work as it's supposed to. Also, owners find that it is worth its price and it is ranked high for overall value.
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#2 rated in powerful: Electrolux UltraPower Studio Cordless Stick Vacuum with Brushroll Clean 25V Li-Ion, EL3000A, scored 99/10098

2. Electrolux UltraPower Studio Cordless Stick Vacuum with Brushroll Clean 25V Li-Ion, EL3000A

Users chose the Electrolux UltraPower Studio Cordless Stick Vacuum with Brushroll Clean 25V Li-Ion, EL3000A as the #2 most powerful vacuum. This is an upright model. This vacuum cleaner's performance is said to be truly excellent. Operating the unit takes almost no effort. In addition, consumers say that it is definitely worth its price and they therefore rate it very high for overall value.
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#3 rated in powerful: Euroflex Monster H055 2-in-1 Hand & Stick Vacuum, scored 98/10097

3. Euroflex Monster H055 2-in-1 Hand & Stick Vacuum

Users consider the Euroflex Monster H055 2-in-1 Hand & Stick Vacuum the #3 most powerful vacuum. This is an upright unit. Most owners find its operating speed fast enough. Owners believe that it is worth its price and rank it high for overall value. In addition, consumers like this vacuum machine and would recommend it to others.
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#4 rated in powerful: Hoover Quiet Performance Bagged Canister Vacuum, SH30050, scored 97/10096

4. Hoover Quiet Performance Bagged Canister Vacuum, SH30050

According to user opinions, the Hoover Quiet Performance Bagged Canister Vacuum, SH30050 is the #4 vacuum rated for power. This is a canister model. This vacuum machine is said to perform well. Operating the model properly takes almost no effort. In addition, owners believe that it is probably worth the price and therefore it usually receives high scores for overall value.
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#5 rated in powerful: Metropolitan Vac 'N' Blo Compact Vacuum, scored 96/10095

5. Metropolitan Vac 'N' Blo Compact Vacuum

The Metropolitan Vac 'N' Blo Compact Vacuum is considered the #5 most powerful vacuum. This is a canister vacuum. Consumers are quite satisfied with this model and would recommend it to a friend. Little effort has to be made by the user in order to make the vacuum cleaner work as it's supposed to. However, owners are convinced that its price does not reflect its worth and they therefore rank it low for overall value.
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