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.