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Canister Vacuums

if you have lots of stairs, canisters can be easier to maneuver, and they tend to do well on floors with hard surfaces, from hardwood to tile.

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Upright Vacuums

Almost all full-sized uprights cleaned bare floors quickly and neatly, but carpets remain the toughest challenge for most machines. Top-scoring models deep-cleaned impressively while providing strong airflow through the hose for use with tools.

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Robotic Vacuums

Although you can’t count on them for deep-cleaning carpets, recommended robotic vacuums did best at cleaning surface litter off carpets and bare floors. They were also the easiest to set up, program, and clean.

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Stick Vacuums (Corded)

The best small vacuums tend to be suitable for cleaning carpets, the toughest and most common task, along with bare floors. But none can deep-clean carpets like their larger cousins, so consider them as backup vacs.

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Stick Vacuums (Cordless)

Our test results for cordless vacuums include battery charge time, carpet, bare floors, pet hair, and more.

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Handheld Vacuums

These are handy for light, quick surface cleaning on short-pile carpets and bare floors; some can handle pet hair on upholstery.

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Choosing the Best Vacuum Cleaner

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a vacuum that performs well. That’s one of the (many) things we learned from testing about 200 vacuums in our labs. From lightweight stick vacuums and easy-to-clean handhelds to heavy-duty uprights and autonomous robot vacuums, our test engineers regularly assess options from a variety of brands and styles at a wide range of prices. 

In this comprehensive vacuum buying guide, we’ll dig into the features of different types of vacuums, the benefits and limitations of each, and how we specifically test each type. We’ll also look at some of the common features and specs you’ll come across while shopping for any vacuum and help you decide which ones matter most. Finally, we’ll peel back the curtain on our rigorous testing and reliability data on vacuums and how our guidance helps inform a smart purchase. For specifics beyond buying guidance, check out our picks of the best vacuums and our full ratings of vacuums.

In general, you shouldn’t expect a stick, handheld, or robotic vacuum to have the same cleaning power as a full-sized canister or upright vacuum—but you may not need the power of a full-sized vacuum for every cleaning job. For some jobs, the portability of a handheld vacuum or the independent operation of a robot vacuum is more important. On top of suction power, all vacuum models have their pluses and minuses. 

Upright Vacuums

These workhorses excel at deep cleaning. They tend to be noisier than other types of vacuums, but many are easy to store. Keep scrolling to learn more about upright vacuums and check out our picks of the best upright vacuums.

Upright Vacuums Ratings

Canister Vacuums

The two-part design of canister vacuums allows for easier maneuverability than upright vacuums. That said, their distributed design makes them bulkier and more difficult to store. Keep scrolling to learn more about canister vacuums and check out our picks of the best canister vacuums.

Canister Vacuums Ratings

Stick Vacuums

Compact and lightweight, stick vacuums are great for a quick cleaning, but they don’t match the deep-cleaning prowess of upright or canister vacuums. Keep scrolling to learn more about stick vacuums and check out our picks of the best stick vacuums.

Stick Vacuums (Cordless) Ratings

Handheld Vacuums

Handheld vacuums are easy to handle and versatile, ready to help you clean your car as well as spot-clean around your home, but they lack the power and capacity of full-sized vacuums. Keep scrolling to learn more about handheld vacuums and check out our picks of the best handheld vacuums.

Handheld Vacuums Ratings

Robot Vacuums

These autonomous vacuums are great for touch-ups in between manual vacuuming sessions, but they aren’t the best at deep cleaning. What’s more, these somewhat autonomous vacuums still require you to prep the area before unleashing them (put simply, they’re not totally hands-off). Keep scrolling to learn more about robot vacuums and check out our picks of the best robot vacuums.

Robotic Vacuums Ratings

Central Vacuums

Central vacuum systems entail installing suction tubes behind the walls of your home powered by a main canister typically located in a basement or garage. Central vacs are relatively quiet at the point of use (the main power unit tends to be quite loud), and their dirt chambers don’t need to be emptied very often. They’re also relatively pricey and require professional installation. Keep scrolling to learn more about central vacuums. (CR doesn’t test central vacuums.)

Canister Vacuums Ratings

Below, we take a closer look at specific types of vacuums to help you identify the right one for you. For more general guidance about vacuums, read on for how to pick one and why you can trust CR’s ratings, tests, and surveys.

Almost half of the vacuums on the market today are uprights, according to NPD, a market research group. It’s easy to see why: These full-sized vacuums cut a wide cleaning swath, they’re easy to store (most stand up on their own), and they do a great job of deep cleaning both carpets and hardwoods. 

“With the full weight of the vacuum sitting over the power brush, you can more easily push it down into the carpet pile to suck up the debris caught deep inside,” says Frank Rizzi, a senior lab technician for CR who tests vacuums. However, uprights tend to be bulky, which can make them difficult to lug from floor to floor, and they’re a tad noisy compared with some other models.

For specifics, check out the best upright vacuums and our full ratings of upright vacuums.

  • Carpet. We adapt an industry-standard test to lift 10 grams of surface talc and 90 grams of embedded sand from a medium-pile carpet. The soiled carpet and vacuum are weighed to get a baseline measurement. After a specific series of back-and-forth strokes across the test area in a climate-controlled chamber, the carpet and vacuum are weighed again to determine precisely how much debris was cleaned up.
  • Bare floors. Test technicians measure out 40 grams of sand and sprinkle it evenly over hard-surface flooring. The empty vacuum is weighed, passed over the debris field once in both directions, and weighed again to determine how much it sucked up.
  • Tool airflow. The hose of each model is rigged up to a pressure gauge and the level of airflow is measured at three stages: with the vacuum bag or bin empty, with it filled with 100 grams of wood flour, and again with a total of 200 grams of wood flour. Vacuums are rated on how much suction they maintain and how strong the airflow is relative to other models.
  • Emissions. Testing is conducted in a sealed test chamber with controlled environmental conditions. Technicians fill each vacuum with 50 grams of wood flour and run it with the powerhead off the floor, using a laser spectrometer to measure the particle concentration—down to 0.1 micrometer—released by the bag or the bin into the room. Our testers then run the same vacuum over a medium-pile carpet scattered with an additional 20 grams of wood flour, and measure the air again for released particles due to brush agitation.
  • Pet hair. First, technicians take 5-gram bags of long fur from Maine coon cats and scatter and embed it into medium-pile carpet. Then they make multiple passes with the test vacuum to see how much of the hair it picks up. Vacuums with an excellent rating collect all the fur in the bag or bin. Average vacs leave behind visible patches or fur becomes entangled in the brush.

What makes canister vacs distinct is their design. Because the weight is distributed between the canister itself and the powerhead, they’re easier to move around than upright vacuums, which is ideal if you live in a house with multiple levels. Canister vacs do a good job of cleaning bare floors, stairs, and under furniture, and some are very good at cleaning carpets, too. 

For specifics, check out the best canister vacuums and our full ratings of canister vacuums.

Canister vacuums undergo the same series of tests as upright models (see above).

Stick vacuums are compact, easy to use, and lightweight, making them an ideal choice for quick cleanups that avoid lugging around a heavier full-sized vacuum cleaner. Many also rival the surface-cleaning performance of upright and canister vacuum cleaners. Stick vacs come in both corded and battery-powered, cordless models. (Cordless models dominate the market.) Some convert to a handheld vacuum as well. And some come with handy features, such as a motorized small brush accessory or a sensor that detects the amount of debris and adapts the machine’s suction power accordingly.

For specifics, check out the best stick vacuums and our full ratings of corded stick vacuums and cordless stick vacuums.

  • Bare floors. In separate tests, we scatter cereal, rice, and sand on a section of laminate flooring. We make four swipes to remove the cereal and rice, and two to pick up the sand. We weigh the vacuum before and after to calculate how much debris was removed.
  • Pet hair. We embed 1 gram of Maine coon cat hair in a medium-pile carpet and then see how many vacuum strokes it takes to remove it, with a maximum of five. We note the number of strokes as well as how much fur, if any, is left behind on the carpet or in the brush roll. 
  • Carpeting. We embed 100 grams of sand into a carpet, then vacuum over it on high speed for 16 strokes using a strobe light to highlight the test area. We weigh the vacuum before and after.
  • Run time. To test battery life, we run the cordless vacs on high and then again on low until the battery is depleted, and then note the times. If the vacuum has a medium setting (not every vacuum does), we test that, too.
  • Edges. Technicians scatter sand in a corner along a simulated baseboard of a tile floor and measure how well a vacuum picks up the grains in one pass by comparing the weight of the vacuum before and after the test.
  • Emissions. Our technicians fill the bag or bin of each stick vacuum with 20 grams of wood flour, run it with the brush off the floor in a sealed chamber, and use a laser spectrometer to measure the particle concentration—down to 0.1 micrometer—released into the room. Our testers then run the same vacuum over a medium-pile carpet scattered with an additional 20 grams of wood flour and measure the air again for released particles due to brush agitation.

Although the performance of cordless stick vacuums continues to improve, reliability remains a concern with these battery-powered cleaners. Because of poor reliability scores in CR’s member surveys, we don’t recommend any cordless models currently, despite some of them scoring well in other lab tests. 

That said, corded stick vacuums have their own flaws. They’re mainly suited for picking up surface litter and aren’t intended as a replacement for a conventional vacuum. Also, the capacity of their dirt bin is typically small (some have small bags instead of bins), most are fairly noisy, and having a cord may offset their convenience.

Looking for a lightweight vacuum that can quickly dispatch a small amount of debris in a particular area on short-pile carpets and bare floors? A handheld vacuum might fit the bill. It’s a cinch to handle and is versatile. You can use it to attack the mess that accumulates in the back seat of your SUV as easily as hard-to-reach corners in your kitchen. But handheld vacuums aren’t intended for deep cleaning because they lack the power and capacity of full-sized upright or canister models. 

For specifics, check out the best handheld vacuums and our full ratings of handheld vacuums.

Handhelds aren’t as powerful as larger vacuums or sticks, so our tests are easier—though still tough enough to reveal differences in performance among models.

  • Carpet. On medium-pile carpet, each hand vac undergoes three single-ingredient trials in which it has to pick up Cheerios (25 grams), sand (50 grams), and rice (50 grams). For the Cheerios, we time how long it takes to get them all. The best hand vac finished in 8 seconds and the worst took 35 seconds (it clogged). For the sand and rice, models are graded on how much they can pick up in 15 seconds.
  • Bare floors. The procedure is the same as for carpet testing, except it’s done on a tiled floor.
  • Edges. Technicians measure how far a hand vacuum can reach under a piece of furniture and into a crevice.
  • Pet hair. Technicians spread 1 gram of Maine coon cat fur on medium-pile carpet, make 14 back-and-forth strokes, then inspect and rate the cleanliness of the rug and the vacuum’s brush roll.

A robotic vacuum won’t totally replace your trusty upright or canister vacuum, each of which is better at deep cleaning hardwood and carpet. But it can be just the thing for touch-ups in between regular manual vacuuming sessions. Many models can be controlled via a smartphone app. And top performers can find their way out of tight spots and around extension cords. You will need to do some prep work in moving clothes, toys, and other objects on the carpet before sending out the vacuum.

For specifics, check out the best robot vacuums and our full ratings of robot vacuums.

  • Carpet. For surface cleaning, technicians disperse 20 grams of cereal, 30 grams of rice, and 20 grams of yellow peas across a 4×5-foot framed test area of medium-pile carpet. Then they measure how much of the debris is captured during a 10-minute period. For embedded dirt, technicians embed 75 grams of flour across a section of test carpet, let the vacuum run in the area for 3 minutes, and then weigh the amount of flour it picked up. Human hair is embedded into the same section of test carpet. Technicians time how long it takes for the vacuum to pick up the hair and weigh the amount of hair that’s in the dirt bin and the brush roll.
  • Bare floors. Technicians spread 0.75 gram of sand over laminate flooring in a 4×5-foot framed test area and measure the amount the vacuum picks up in a 10-minute period.
  • Navigation. Technicians attach a tracking device to the vacuum and map its movement through a multiroom lab. Then they calculate the coverage of the room over multiple runs and note what the vacuum avoids and what it doesn’t. They conduct several runs to see whether the vacuum is able to learn the layout and improve its navigation. In a separate 4×5-foot framed area, they note whether the vacuum gets caught on power cords or carpet fringe and whether it can transition over different materials. They also measure the height of the vacuum to determine how likely it is to glide under furniture.
  • Ease of use. This score is a combination of many factors, such as the size of the dustbin, whether it has a handle for carrying it around your home, how easy it is to clean the brush roll, whether it scatters debris, and whether you can schedule the robotic vacuum for routine cleaning.
  • Data privacy and security. Our experts use The Digital Standard, an open-source set of criteria for evaluating digital products and services that CR created with other organizations to conduct security and privacy tests. We score robotic vacuums on more than 70 indicators.

Unlike a traditional vacuum that you can move from room to room, a central vacuum’s main power unit is installed in a basement or garage, where its large debris container remains stationary. Section tubes are installed at various points of the home that connect with the power unit. With no vacuum body to pull along, you carry only an attached hose and powerhead. Central vacs are quiet at the point of use, and their dirt chambers don’t need to be emptied very often. But they’re also pricey, they require professional installation, and their long hoses can be cumbersome to wield. (CR doesn’t test central vacuum cleaners.)

There are some baseline considerations you’ll want to weigh for all types of vacuums. Below, we outline those considerations across design, specs, and common features, and how various brands are different.

The first consideration when picking a vacuum is the type of flooring in your home. If you have a lot of carpeting, you’ll need an upright or canister vacuum for deep cleaning. If you have mostly hard-surface flooring, you might be able to use a stick or robotic vacuum for light cleaning jobs. 

  • Vacuum size. Start by determining the style of vacuum that you need. Vacuums fall into one of two broad categories: large and small. Large, or full-sized, vacuums include canisters and uprights, the most powerful type, and are best for larger homes and spaces. Small vacuums include stick vacuums, handhelds, and robotic vacuums. 
  • Vacuum weight. Pushing and pulling a heavy machine can be strenuous, especially if you’re going to be lugging a vacuum cleaner up and down stairs to clean multiple floors. If that’s a concern, you can filter our ratings by weight. For example, here are canister vacuums that weigh less than 25 pounds. (The best performers tend to be heavier.)
  • Pet friendliness. Pet owners, take note: Certain vacuums do a better job than others at removing pet hair. Upright and canister vacuum cleaners that excel at regular jobs typically test best in show for picking up pet hair. You can filter our ratings to find the best vacuum cleaners for pet hair removal. For example, here are the best upright vacuums for pet hair removal.
  • Noise level. Even the quietest vacuums that CR tests make plenty of noise, but some keep the volume down to an acceptably dull roar. If you’re looking for a less noisy model, check out our list of the quietest canister vacuums.  
  • Reliability. Vacuums aren’t problem-free. We’ve surveyed CR members about the reliability of over 110,000 vacuums. Based on our survey results, we’ve identified the most—and least—reliable vacuum cleaners.
  • Maneuverability. Even if you order online, go to a store first to test-drive various models. Push, pull, turn, and lift the vacuum cleaners you’re considering. Check out the controls and features. If you find a lower price online, see whether the walk-in store will match it.

Here are the most common bells and whistles you’ll come across while shopping for a vacuum. Some features improve performance or take some of the drudgery out of cleaning, while others are less important. Some even have drawbacks. 

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Most vacuums come with add-ons that are designed to help with various cleaning tasks, such as a crevice tool for cleaning corners and other hard-to-reach areas, a small brush for upholstery, a round brush for dusting, an agitator brush with bristles to help dislodge dirt, dust, and grit from carpet, or an extension wand to reach high ceilings.

Bagged vs. bagless

Some upright vacuums and canisters use bags to collect dirt instead of collecting dirt in a bin. Bagged vacuums tend to hold more dirt, and switching a full one for a new one releases less dust and allergens into the air than emptying dirt from a bin. Many bagged vacuums have an indicator light that tells you when the bag is full. 

On/off brush roll switch

This feature can help when cleaning hardwood, vinyl, and other uncarpeted floor surfaces. “You’d turn the brush roll off on a bare floor to prevent scattering debris, and you’d turn the brush roll on when cleaning carpets for optimal performance,” says Susan Booth, CR’s lead vacuum tester. One caveat: “You may want the brush roll switch turned off if you’re concerned about damaging delicate floors,” Booth says.

Manual pile height adjustment

This feature manually adjusts the height of the machine’s brush roll to a carpet’s pile height. Adjusting it for different carpet pile heights allows for easy movement and more thorough cleaning. Adjustments are automatic on some models, but a manual control is more precise, Booth says.


Vacuum cleaners have filters that trap dirt and particles, preventing them from being released into the air. In CR’s tests, models with a HEPA filter have been very effective at reducing such emissions. The best way to ensure that small particles don’t get reintroduced into the air is to choose models with high scores in our emissions tests.

Cord control

Select models—most commonly uprights—have a cord-release clip that lets you free the entire cord at once rather than one wrap at a time, shortening the time it takes for you to start cleaning. And when you’re finished cleaning, some vacuums let you conveniently rewind the cord with a slight tug or the push of a button.


Most vacuums come with add-ons that are designed to help with various cleaning tasks, such as a crevice tool for cleaning corners and other hard-to-reach areas, a small brush for upholstery, a round brush for dusting, an agitator brush with bristles to help dislodge dirt, dust, and grit from carpet, or an extension wand to reach high ceilings.

Robotic Vacuum Buying Guide

Check our video buying guide for robotic vacs as well.


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At CR we attach an Overall Score to each vacuum based on a calculation of its ratings across a battery of tests and survey data regarding its reliability and owner satisfaction.

To determine the Overall Score of a vacuum, we calculate how well it scores across a variety of tests, as well as what longtime vacuum owners have said about its reliability and their satisfaction with the product. All of this information gets crunched by our engineers into a single Overall Score. Our ratings pages showcase some of the specific test results that inform them.  

To determine how well a vacuum cleans, we conduct a different set of tests on each vacuum type, based on what they’re designed to clean. Above, we describe those specific tests. Below are some baseline testing techniques and specifications that CR test engineers follow when testing all vacuums.

  • We embed various debris, including talc, sand, and pet hair, into carpet before vacuuming. 
  • We use the same recipe of debris on bare floors and observe whether the vacuum picks it up or scatters it about.
  • We weigh each vacuum, measure the push and pull force, and judge how easy it is to handle.
  • We use a decibel meter to measure noise at ear level while a vacuum is running at its maximum power setting.

Vacuums that perform well but don’t hold up over time aren’t winners, so we incorporate predicted reliability and owner satisfaction ratings from our exclusive member surveys into that comprehensive Overall Score, which helps us determine which are the most reliable vacuum brands.

To calculate reliability, we survey our members about the vacuums they own, then use that data to make projections about how new models from a given brand will hold up over time. Predicted reliability estimates the likelihood that newly purchased vacuums from a given brand will develop problems or break within the first five years for nonrobotic vacuums and within the first three years for robotic vacuums. (Note: CR doesn’t currently collect reliability data for handheld vacuums.) 

Owner satisfaction reflects the proportion of CR members who are extremely likely to recommend the vacuum they bought.

A note on the reliability of stick vacuums: Consumer Reports doesn’t currently recommend any cordless stick vacuums because of the generally high incidence of problems reported by our members. The problems can include batteries that diminish in power over time or die completely. Such problems are particularly acute by the fifth year of ownership. While there are cordless stick vac brands in our ratings that earn high performance scores, none rate high enough for predicted reliability to be recommended by Consumer Reports at this time.  

Complete autonomy: how the new Bork robot vacuum destroys myths

We are already accustomed to technological breakthroughs in various fields and the emergence of new smart devices. Sometimes the development of technology is faster than the debunking of myths about their work. For example, Bork created the incredibly powerful and stylish Bork V830 robot vacuum cleaner, which perfectly illustrates the level to which robot vacuum cleaners have evolved in the modern world. However, many consumers still have misconceptions about how smart vacuums work, which stops them from buying. Let’s analyze the most popular of them.

Myth 1: only cleans dust and does not clean stubborn dirt

In fact, modern smart assistants have two types of brushes: turbo brushes for dry cleaning and washing discs for wet cleaning.

Wet cleaning is a key advantage of today’s robot vacuum cleaners compared to its predecessors. In the Bork V830 model, washing discs are responsible for wet cleaning, which are pressed to the floor and rotate at a speed of 180 revolutions per minute, so they remove dirt better than traditional brushes.

It is important that as soon as the disks become dirty, the robot immediately goes to the base station to clean and dry them. As a result, cleaning is constantly done with clean discs, which significantly increases its quality.

Myth 2: The vacuum cleaner needs to be constantly cleaned

Many consumers are confused by the small size of the robot vacuum cleaner, which has led to the myth that they accumulate dust in themselves, require constant cleaning and, as a result, cannot effectively and autonomously clean the room without human participation.

The first models of robotic vacuum cleaners were really not so independent – you had to remove the cover and clean them of debris. However, modern devices have special stations where they themselves perform a complete cleaning of the dust collector and washing discs. In addition, the latest vacuum cleaners independently replenish the water tank for wet cleaning and charge the battery. It is due to such stations that they have become as independent as possible, having made a breakthrough in cleaning the premises. The only thing the owner has to do is empty the garbage from the charging station and add water after several cleaning cycles.

The station itself is also very compact, and the stylish design will fit neatly into any interior: the V830 robot has been awarded the prestigious RedDot award.

Myth 3: requires manual activation and adjustment

Modern vacuum cleaners, such as the Bork V830, are equipped with many additional tools for completely autonomous operation. The vacuum cleaner uses LiDar sensors, TrueMapping, TrueDetect 3D technologies and AIVI cameras to design a room map, determine coverage and automatically build a route. All these systems are controlled by neural networks.

In the event that a child’s toy or wire unexpectedly appears to interfere with his movement, he will calmly rebuild the route and continue his work. Therefore, you can not worry that some parts of the room will be cleaned, while others will remain dirty. When wet cleaning, the vacuum cleaner will automatically avoid carpets so as not to damage them. You also don’t have to worry about the device falling off stairs, sofas or other high surfaces.

In addition, the robot can be controlled remotely. The Bork V830 model is equipped with a Wi-Fi module, which allows you to control the robot from your smartphone in a special application. In it, you can see a complete overview of the current state of the device and start cleaning from anywhere in the world. You can also change the cleaning mode and watch the process with the help of cameras.

Myth 4: won’t clean corners or hair

Because of the round shape of the robot vacuum cleaner, many people get the impression that it is completely unsuitable for cleaning dust in corners. In fact, the length of the brushes of a modern device does an excellent job of cleaning the corners in the room. In addition, the BORK robot vacuum cleaner has one of the highest suction power in the category – 5000 Pa. Thanks to this, it can remove animal hair from any coatings and the smallest particles. The model easily sucks up dust from cracks at a depth of up to 2 cm. It also allows you to clean corners more efficiently.

Myth 5: Noisy, damages furniture and pollutes the air

Modern robots have minimal noise levels both when cleaning and when charging at the station. This makes them discreet helpers – even if you are at home, they can keep you clean without interfering with your daily activities. The sensor system, in turn, avoids damage to the furniture.

As far as air pollution is concerned, the Bork V830 has three filter levels: a pre-filter, a coarse filter and a fine filter. Thanks to this, and also due to the powerful suction system, the robot does not spread dust in the room.



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The best manufacturers of vacuum cleaners for the home are represented in different price segments. This does not mean that budget options will always be worse than expensive ones. Vacuum cleaner manufacturers produce models that differ in type, design, and technical characteristics. There are vacuum cleaners designed for home or industrial premises.

To select the most suitable manufacturer, it is important to consider:

  • Assortment . Pay attention to what types of vacuum cleaners the manufacturer specializes in and whether the product range includes the models you are looking for (vertical, cylindrical, robots).
  • Reliability . Give preference to brands that produce vacuum cleaners with a long warranty. This means that the manufacturer is confident in the quality of the products.
  • Efficiency . It is important that the manufacturer follows the technical process during assembly, conducts tests, and has certificates confirming that the product complies with quality standards.
  • Reviews . Carefully study customer reviews on various aggregator sites and in large online directories.

If you don’t know which vacuum cleaner manufacturer is the best, we recommend that you check out our list of the best vacuum cleaner brands and their top models in 2023.


This is a South Korean brand that manufactures household appliances and consumer electronics. The company was founded in 1947 and was originally engaged in shipbuilding, automotive, and later electronics and home appliances. The manufacturer entered the Russian market in 2004. The brand cooperates only with large manufacturing plants, such as: BES Group, Midea-Horizon, GD Midea Air-conditioning Equipment and others.

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Since 2006, the brand has entered the top 100 most successful manufacturers from around the world. The line includes: vacuum cleaners, robotic vacuum cleaners, TVs, audio systems, multicookers, bread makers, kettles, air conditioners, lawn mowers, water heaters, snow blowers and other equipment and machinery.

Models to look out for:

Hyundai H-VCRX50

Wet and dry vacuum cleaner with 0.4 liter dust container capacity. The soft bumper prevents damage to walls and furniture if the vacuum cleaner comes into contact with them. Side brushes allow you to remove dust and dirt in hard-to-reach places. After cleaning, it automatically returns to recharge. There is a timer for programming the robot for a certain time.

Hyundai H-VCC09

Wet vacuum cleaner with automatic cord winder. The container is designed for 2 liters of dust, works from the mains, the length of the power cord is 4 meters. There is a fine filter and a telescopic tube. The set includes nozzles for floor/carpet, crevice and for upholstered furniture. The container is washed with water and does not require replacement.

Hyundai H-VCh21

Upright vacuum cleaner suitable for dry cleaning, has a dust container capacity of 0.5 liters. Runs on battery for 40 minutes, comes with crevice, furniture and turbo brushes. The design provides a special place for storing nozzles and vertical parking (the vacuum cleaner remains stable without additional holding devices).


Russian company headquartered in St. Petersburg. The brand name is a combination of two words Kitchen + Comfort. These words are what the company has put emphasis on. The history of the brand begins in 2011. In 2014, Kitfort found a new consumer and, in addition to Russia, began to export its products to Kazakhstan.

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The first products were exclusively for the kitchen, but as the popularity of the brand grew, the line began to replenish with other electronics and household goods. Despite the fact that the company’s office is located in Russia, the factories are located in China, like most manufacturers. Today, Kitfort produces kettles, stoves, multicookers, bread makers, steamers, vacuum cleaners, robotic vacuum cleaners, blenders, coffee grinders and other home appliances.

Models to look out for:

Kitfort KT-518

Dry cleaning robot with 0.3 liter dust container. The vacuum cleaner can move in a spiral, zigzag and along the walls. There is a function of local cleaning, obstacle sensors, height difference. The soft bumper will protect furniture and walls if the vacuum cleaner comes close to them. It emits a signal when stuck, there is a timer.

Kitfort KT-579

Upright vacuum cleaner with dry cleaning function and a container capacity of 0.3 liters of dust and dirt. Runs on battery for about 20-30 minutes. There is a fine filter, the kit comes with narrow and wide nozzles, as well as the base itself for recharging. The design provides a separate place for storing nozzles.

Kitfort KT-5105-3

Upright vacuum cleaner designed for dry cleaning, has a dust container capacity of 0.9 liters. Powered by a network, the length of the cord is 5 meters. It features a low noise level of 90 dB, there is a fine filter. The set includes a carpet and floor brush, a crevice nozzle, and a furniture brush with pile.


South Korean company headquartered in Seoul. To date, the brand has 120 offices in more than 90 countries around the world. The company was founded in 1958, after the Korean War, in order for the country to be provided with electronics. Thanks to active cooperation with the Japanese company Hitachi, the brand began to produce refrigerators, TVs, air conditioners and much more. In 1980, the company begins to export its products to foreign countries.

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In 2006, the first home appliances plant was opened in the Moscow region. In 2009 the company begins to cooperate with Formula 1 as a global and technology partner. Under this top-level association, LG has acquired exclusive marketing rights for the official production of consumer electronics, mobile phones and Formula 1 data processing. Today, LG produces vacuum cleaners and other home appliances and electronics: televisions, laptops, microwave ovens, dishwashers, bread makers, refrigerators, washing machines.

Models to look out for:


Dry vacuum cleaner with 1. 3 liter dust container. There is an automatic cord rewind function, it works from the mains, it has a telescopic tube. The kit comes with a combined floor/carpet nozzle, crevice, for dust. There is a dust filtration system that purifies the air in the room.

LG VK89689HU

The vacuum cleaner is suitable for dry cleaning only and has a 4.8 liter dust and debris container. There is a function of automatic cord winding, dust pressing (the dust container takes a long time to fill). Works from a network, length of a network cord is 8 meters. The following nozzles are included in the kit: floor / carpet, 2-in-1 brush (for dust and upholstered furniture), crevice.

LG A9N-Prime

Upright dry vacuum cleaner with height adjustable tube. Power adjustment is made using the button located on the handle. The volume of the dust collector is 0.44 liters, there is a fine filter, it runs on battery power up to 40 minutes. Comes with a crevice nozzle, a brush with pile, a nozzle for upholstered furniture and a station for recharging.


The company was founded in China in 1968. The brand was founded by He Xiangjian, an ordinary factory worker, and his 23 colleagues. Initially, they only produced plastic and hardware products. At 19In 80, the production of fans began, and five years later – air conditioning systems. In 1993, the brand began to actively cooperate with Toshiba, they jointly began to create compressors for refrigeration and air conditioning equipment already in 1998. A year later, they released the first joint air conditioners.


In 2014, Xiaomi bought a 1.2% stake in the brand. The main activity of the company was the production and sale of household appliances and commercial air conditioners. The assortment includes small household appliances (blenders, fans, thermo pots, multicookers, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, induction cookers, kettles, heaters. Large household appliances (freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators). Built-in household appliances (refrigerators, ovens). , dishwashers, cabinets, hobs, microwave ovens, food waste disposers, washing machines)

Which models you should pay attention to:

Midea VCR03

Vacuum cleaner with dry and wet cleaning function. The volume of the container is 0.35 liters. Runs on battery for up to 60 minutes, after cleaning it returns to the base for charging. There is a fine filter and side brushes. The soft bumper does not damage furniture and walls in case of contact.

Midea VCB43C16A

Cylinder vacuum cleaner designed for dry vacuuming only. The dust collector has a volume of 1.7 liters, there is an automatic cord rewind function. There is a foot switch, a dust bag full indicator, a power regulator on the body. Powered by mains, there is a fine filter and a telescopic pipe.

Midea VCS43C3

Dry vacuum cleaner with 3 liter container. The model works from a network, when pressing the button the cord 5 meters long is automatically reeled up. There is a foot switch. The vacuum cleaner has a telescopic pipe and a fine filter that traps small particles, allergens and microorganisms.


The company was founded in the Netherlands in 1891. Initially, she was engaged in the production of light bulbs, then she began to develop household appliances. At 19In 1991 the company name was changed to Philips Electronics NV. In the early 2000s, the company also began producing medical diagnostic equipment. In 2013, the brand changed its name to Koninklijke Philips N.V, the word Electronics was removed, as the company sold its rights to the production of TVs, audio and video equipment.

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Today, the brand produces medical equipment, large household appliances, hair clippers, irons, kettles, vacuum cleaners, blenders, coffee makers, coffee machines and much more . Depending on the line, the design can be simple or original. The manufacturer likes to combine white, black, gray colors with various bright shades. The brand operates in the middle and high price segment.

Models to look out for:

Philips FC9733 PowerPro Expert

Cylinder dry vacuum cleaner with a small 2 liter container. There is an automatic cord winder with a length of 10 meters. Works from a network, there is a fine filter. Included are different nozzles: TriActive+ floor/carpet, DiamondFlex for thorough cleaning, small, built-in, crevice. There is a power regulator and a footswitch.

Philips FC8792 SmartPro Easy

Robot vacuum cleaner with dry cleaning function. Equipped with side brushes and a small 0.4 liter dust collector. With the help of a timer, you can program it to turn on at a specific time. Able to move in a spiral, along walls and in a zigzag, clearing all areas and hard-to-reach places. The exhaust filter purifies the air in the room from dust.

Philips FC6163

Upright vacuum cleaner with a container located directly on the brush, which is equipped with an electric drive, making the model suitable for cleaning various floor coverings, including carpets. There is a fine filter, the volume of the dust collector is 0.6 liters. Comes with a crevice nozzle, a furniture brush with pile, a turbo brush. Battery powered.


The company was founded in 1992 by a group of students from the Moscow Aviation Institute. The brand got its name from the North Star – Polaris Alpha. In 2003, the first plant was opened in the Kaliningrad region, where they began to mass-produce video and audio equipment.

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Today, this brand produces various appliances, including household ones. The range includes climate control equipment (air conditioners, fans, air humidifiers), thermal appliances (radiators, convectors, heaters), dishes, household appliances (microwave ovens, multicookers, kettles, waffle irons, blenders, vacuum cleaners), household appliances (cameras, video recorders , televisions) and much more. Maintenance and repair is carried out by service centers located in many cities of Russia.

Models to look out for:

Polaris PVCR 1026

Dry cleaning robot with 0.5 liter dust container. Runs on battery for about 120 minutes. After cleaning, it returns to recharge, moves in a spiral, zigzag, along the walls. There is a quick cleaning function, the timer can be programmed by day of the week. There is an obstacle and height difference sensor.

Polaris PVC 2003RI

Vacuum cleaner with telescopic tube and 2.5 liter dust container. There is an automatic cord rewind function, foot switch, dust bag full indicator. Power control is carried out by a button on the handle. The set includes the following attachments: floor/carpet; combined; for upholstered furniture.

Polaris PVCS 1101 HandStickPRO

Upright vacuum cleaner designed for dry cleaning. Works from the accumulator. charging is enough for 60 minutes of work. You can connect an electric brush, adjust the power using the button located on the body. The container is designed for 0.6 liters, operates in three modes (medium, strong, turbo). Comes with crevice and combination nozzles.


Russian brand specializing in the sale of household appliances. The history of the brand began in 2006. In 2011, the manufacturer began to produce multicookers, which were popular at that time. Since 2013, the brand, in addition to Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, begins to export its equipment to the countries of Eastern and Western Europe, as well as to the East.

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Today, the company has many patented developments, such as Smart Boil (boiling technology) and other smart home appliances. Available: kettles, vacuum cleaners, multicookers, waffle irons, bread makers, coffee grinders, blenders, meat grinders, fans, hair dryers, kitchen scales and much more.

Models to look out for:


Wet and dry vacuum cleaner with 0. 35L dust container. Automatically becomes charged after cleaning is completed. There is a timer, a signal when stuck, you can program by the days of the week. Moves in a spiral, zigzag, along the walls. There is a quick cleaning function.


Vacuum cleaner with telescopic tube and dry cleaning function. When you press the button, the cord automatically rewinds. The dust collector is designed for 3 liters, mains powered, there is a fine filter. When the dust container is full, the indicator turns on, and the power is adjusted using the buttons on the case. Comes with crevice nozzle and floor/carpet.


Vacuum cleaner designed for dry cleaning only. The volume of the container is designed for 3 liters of dust and debris, it works from the mains, the length of the power cord is 5 m. There is a foot switch, a dust bag full indicator, power adjustment on the body and handle. The set includes a nozzle for upholstered furniture, floor / carpet and crevice.


The company was founded in 1938, the name translates as “Three Stars”. Initially, the company was engaged in the sale of dried fish and confectionery production. The company was renamed Samsung-Sanyo Electronics in 1969 and merged with Samsung Electronics in 1977. A year later, the brand released the first black-and-white TV, and a year later the range was replenished with microwave ovens. Since 1980, air conditioning systems begin to be produced, and three years later – personal computers.

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Since the early 2000s, the company began to actively develop and expand its product range. The first washing machine was released that did not leave wrinkles on clothes, a smartphone with speech recognition was developed, as well as a third-generation Blu-ray system, and much more.

The brand produces: smartphones, tablets, laptops, vacuum cleaners, TVs, video cameras, printers, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, kitchen appliances.

Models to look out for:

Samsung VC15K4116VR

Dry vacuum cleaner with 1.3 liter dust and debris container. Powered by a network, the length of the power cord is 7 meters. There is a fine filter and a telescopic tube. Comes with turbo brush, floor/carpet nozzle. There is a soft bumper, foot switch, dust bag full indicator. The power regulator is located on the body of the model.

Samsung SC8836

Vacuum cleaner with telescopic tube and dry cleaning function has a 2 liter dust container. Powered by a network, the length of the power cord is 7 meters, there is a fine filter, a foot switch. There is a vertical parking function, a dust bag full indicator. Power adjustment is carried out using a switch on the body. The following nozzles are included in the kit: floor / carpet, crevice, upholstery, dust cleaning.

Samsung VS15A6031R4/EV

Upright dry vacuum cleaner with 0.8 liter dust container. The power adjustment button is located on the handle, there is a fine filter. Runs on battery for up to 40 minutes. Comes with crevice nozzle, turbo brush, storage station with charging.


The company was founded in France in 1956 and was originally engaged in the production of non-stick cookware. The first non-stick frying pan was created by the French engineer Marc Gregoire two years before the company was founded, in 1954. In 1974, they began to produce gas lighters and waffle irons. From 1981 to 2007, the brand released the following innovations: an iron with an electronic thermostat, a food processor, a pressure cooker with the ability to open / close with one hand, and much more.

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In addition to dishes and kitchen appliances, the brand began to include various home appliances in its range, as they are in great demand. So, in the lines appeared: vacuum cleaners, irons, mini-ovens, steam generators, steamers and other goods. All brand products are certified.

Which models you should pay attention to:

Tefal RG7675WH

The robot vacuum cleaner performs dry and wet cleaning. Automatically returns to charge when finished. He himself builds a map of the room after scanning it, you can draw up a cleaning plan and program the robot to turn on at a certain time. The volume of the dust collector is 0.4 liters, the control is made from a smartphone.

Tefal TW4825EA

Dry vacuum cleaner with 2.5 liter container and telescopic suction tube. Powered by a network, the length of the cord is 6 meters. Comes with a crevice nozzle, a nozzle for carpets and hard surfaces. The model is quite light, weighs 5.56 kg.

Tefal TY9691WO

Wet and dry upright vacuum cleaner with 0.55 liter dust container. It is convenient to adjust the power, since the switch is located directly on the handle. Powered by a battery that lasts for 30 minutes of cleaning. The kit includes a crevice nozzle, a mini electric brush, a brush for upholstered furniture, and an Easy Brush.


The company was founded in China in 2010, and in 2021 it became the leader in smartphone sales. Until 2015, the company produced only smartphones, but having entered the Russian market in 2014, a year later, they release the first tablet. In subsequent years, the range of the brand began to be replenished with new equipment. The line includes various smart gadgets, which can be controlled using a special application installed on a smartphone.

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Today, in addition to smartphones and tablets, the manufacturer produces smart watches and bracelets, kettles, multicookers, vacuum cleaners, air humidifiers, laptops, electric scooters, e-books and much more. The range includes models from different price categories, ranging from the most budgetary to the top flagships.

Which models you should pay attention to:

Xiaomi Dreame Bot D9 Max Global

The robot vacuum cleaner performs dry and wet cleaning. The volume of the dust container is 0.75 liters, and the volume of the water container is 0.25 liters. Runs on battery for up to 150 minutes. Moves in a spiral and zigzag, scans the room and makes a map of it.

Xiaomi Deerma Vacuum Cleaner TJ200/TJ210

Dry vacuum cleaner with large 6 liter dust container. There is an additional function of collecting liquids. Powered by the mains, there is a foot switch, a place to store nozzles, a dust bag full indicator. The set includes the following nozzles: floor/carpet, for wet cleaning; for cracks and corners, nozzle-brush.

Xiaomi Mijia Vacuum Cleaner (MJXC01DY)

Upright vacuum cleaner with dry cleaning function. Powered by mains, cable length is 6 meters. The volume of the dust collector is designed for 0.6 liters, there is a fine filter. The set includes a carpet and floor brush, a crevice nozzle, and a furniture brush with pile. Lightweight, low noise at 79db.

Popular Questions and Answers

The KP editors asked Maxim Sokolov, an expert at the online hypermarket, to answer the most frequently asked questions from readers.

How to choose a reliable vacuum cleaner manufacturer?

To find a truly reliable manufacturer, you can pay attention to several factors.

1. Production experience

The most trusted brands are those that have been designing and building vacuum cleaners for many years. If equipment from one manufacturer remains in demand for many years, it means that consumers do not have serious problems when using it.

2. Focus on cleaning equipment

Highly focused manufacturers are able to focus more on improving their products, developing unique features and technology. Cleaning equipment brands such as Karcher, LAVOR, Nilfisk, for example, regularly release new improved models of vacuum cleaners and are in great demand among buyers.

3. Warranty

This factor indicates the manufacturer’s confidence in the durability of the vacuum cleaner. For example, the Bosch brand gives a 10-year warranty for the motors of some models, Karcher – up to 10 years for the device itself, Ryobi – from 2 to 5 years, GALAXY – 2 years for the entire range.

4. Popularity, rating, reviews

In most online stores, you can sort all products according to different parameters. For example, if you select “sort by popularity” in the “Home Vacuum Cleaners” section, Nilfisk and Ryobi brands will be in the first places. And if you click on the “Reviews” parameter, then the first lines will be occupied by Karcher vacuum cleaners. If other users trust these brands, then you should not doubt too much, recommends Maxim Sokolov .

What to look for when buying a vacuum cleaner from a little-known manufacturer?

In this case, the expert advises to look:

• The description and technical specifications of the vacuum cleaner to determine how it is suitable for your tasks. It is important to pay attention to the completeness of information about the model you have chosen;

• Manufacturer’s warranty. If it is missing, then it may be better to choose another vacuum cleaner;

• Reviews in the online store and independent sites. The opinion of buyers is much more useful than the promises of the manufacturer himself.

Is it possible to know the actual suction power of a household vacuum cleaner?

Vacuum cleaners usually write only electric power in the passport. But this figure only indicates the amount of energy consumed during operation, clarified Maxim Sokolov. The suction power can be different for vacuum cleaners with the same electric power. Because of this, many vacuum cleaners can feature high performance and low power consumption at the same time.