Vacuums for cat hair: The 6 Best Vacuums For Pet Hair – Spring 2023: Reviews

The 6 Best Vacuums For Pet Hair – Spring 2023: Reviews

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Intro
  3. Best Vacuum

    1. Best Upper Mid-Range

      1. Best Mid-Range

        1. Best Budget

          1. Best Upright

            1. Best Canister

              1. Notable Mentions
              2. Recent Updates
              3. All Reviews
              4. Discussions

              Updated May 31, 2023 at 10:48 am

              By Evan Jakab

              If you’re a pet owner, there’s no doubt you’ve had to deal with the hassle of shedding. We all love our furry friends, but there’s no denying pet hair is a nuisance. It has a nasty tendency to get everywhere, so a vacuum that can clear this type of debris across a wide range of surfaces is crucial. Good maneuverability and portability are plus points, as they let you clean pet hair from underneath and around couches, tables, and other types of furniture.

              We’ve tested over 130 vacuum cleaners, and below are our recommendations for the best vacuums for pet hair. These recommendations are based not only on their pet-hair cleaning performance on different types of surfaces but also on their design and price. For more buying recommendations, look at our list of the best robot vacuums for pet hair, the best handheld vacuums for pet hair, the best apartment vacuums, and the best vacuums for high-pile carpet.

              1. Best Vacuum For Pet Hair

                Dyson V15 Detect


                Finding Store


                Finding Store



                Vacuum Type






                Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)


                Wet Compatible


                See all our test results

                The Dyson V15 Detect is the best vacuum for pet hair we’ve tested. This high-end cordless stick vacuum has a powerful 230AW suction motor and consequently has no problem dealing with pet hair on a wide variety of surface types, whether you’re using the multi-surface floorhead or the soft-roller floorhead with an integrated laser light to help you see fine debris. Its built-in dirt sensor also gives you a rough estimate of allergen levels inside your home, and its whole machine filtration system, which features an onboard HEPA filter, is effective at sealing in fine particles. Meanwhile, its surface detection system lets it automatically increase its suction power on carpeted floors. While this vacuum can run for more than 70 minutes in its most energy-efficient configuration, it drops to a little over 10 minutes when used in its ‘Boost’ setting, so you must work fast when dealing with stubborn debris.

                Worried about running out of charge midway through a cleaning session? Check out the Samsung Bespoke Jet, which has a charging rack that can top up its two included batteries simultaneously, so you can swap in a fully-charged pack when you run out, effectively doubling its runtime. The freestanding charging rack also works as a self-emptying base station, as it can suck debris from the Samsung vacuum’s dustbin into an internal dirtbag, minimizing maintenance requirements. That said, its twin-roller floorhead makes it less maneuverable than the Dyson.

                See our review

              2. Best Upper Mid-Range Vacuum For Pet Hair

                LG CordZero A9 Ultimate


                Finding Store


                Finding Store



                Vacuum Type






                Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)


                Wet Compatible


                See all our test results

                If you want to save a little bit of money on a vacuum for cleaning pet hair, the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate is a good choice. Compared to the pricier Dyson V15 Detect, it has a notably less powerful 140AW suction motor and a smaller dirt compartment. It also lacks Dyson’s particle sensor and automatic power adjustment capability. It’s also less expensive, slightly more sturdily built, and just as effective at tackling pet hair on a wide range of surfaces. The flagship Ultimate variant of this vacuum is extremely well-equipped. It comes with a wide variety of accessories, including a secondary soft-roller floorhead for use on bare floors, an extra battery that can provide up to an additional hour of runtime, and a uniquely-designed Power Punch tool, which uses a vibrating interior component to shake loose dust or pet dander from fabric surfaces so that the vacuum can suck up any loose material.

                The LG is also fully compatible with LG’s Power Mop nozzle, a uniquely-designed mopping floorhead that you can use to scrub away any dirt or mud your pet might track in on hardwood, tile, or vinyl floors. If you want a similarly-priced cordless stick vacuum with an automatic power adjustment feature, the Dyson V12 Detect Slim is an excellent choice that also does a fantastic job of handling pet hair. However, it has an extremely small dustbin and only comes bundled with a single battery. Unlike the LG, Dyson doesn’t offer a comparable mopping floorhead for the V12.

                See our review

              3. Best Mid-Range Vacuum For Pet Hair

                Samsung Jet 75 Pet


                Finding Store


                Finding Store



                Vacuum Type






                Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)


                Wet Compatible


                See all our test results

                The best vacuum for cat hair in the mid-range price bracket we’ve tested is the Samsung Jet 75 Pet. This cordless stick vacuum can tackle pet hair on bare floors and low and high-pile carpets at a much lower price than the LG CordZero A9 or Dyson V15 Detect, thanks in part to a potent 200AW suction motor. Its multi-surface floorhead is a little more prone to collecting pet hair than the LG or Dyson, but thankfully removing the brushroll and clearing out any tangled hair is a breeze. This variant of the Jet 75 comes with a turbo brush attachment that’s effective in clearing away pet hair but, unfortunately, is unwieldy. Like all of Samsung’s other Jet-series vacuums, it has a five-stage filtration system that does a good job of sealing in pet dander. You can expect a max runtime of about an hour with a fully-charged battery, which is pretty good by the standards of its class.

                Unfortunately, unlike the pricier Dyson V15 Detect, it doesn’t have an automatic power adjustment feature that would allow it to increase its suction power on carpets. If that’s a feature you want, the Tineco PURE ONE S11 is a good comparably-priced alternative, though it has a weaker suction motor, a shorter battery life, and a smaller dustbin.

                See our review

              4. Best Budget Vacuum For Pet Hair

                JASHEN V16


                Finding Store


                Finding Store



                Vacuum Type






                Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)


                Wet Compatible


                See all our test results

                If you’re shopping at the more affordable end of the market, the JASHEN V16 is one of the best vacuums for dog hair we’ve tested. It’s considerably less powerful than the Samsung Jet 75 and feels flimsy. That said, it’s cheaper and is as effective for dealing with pet hair on various surfaces. Unlike the Samsung or most other vacuums in this price range, it comes with two interchangeable brushrolls: a bristled multi-surface roller and a soft roller that won’t create micro-scratches on delicate flooring types. Since these rollers are so easy to remove, it’s easy for dust to accumulate on their rollers. Another rare-for-its-price feature is the onboard HEPA filter, which is effective in helping seal in fine allergens. The vacuum even comes with a miniature turbo brush tool that’s impressively effective in clearing away pet hair on fabric surfaces.

                At under six pounds, this vacuum is also very lightweight, even by the standards of other stick models, making it a breeze to maneuver in tight spots. Unfortunately, it struggles with bulky debris, like whole cereal pieces, which can clog the entry to its dustbin. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly vacuum that performs slightly better in this regard, the Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a good choice. Still, it comes with far fewer attachments than the JASHEN, and replacement parts are currently difficult to find.

                See our review

              5. Best Upright Vacuum For Pet Hair

                Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra


                Finding Store


                Finding Store



                Vacuum Type






                Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)


                Wet Compatible

                Mopping Only

                See all our test results

                If you prefer the all-in-one design of an upright vacuum, the Dyson Ball Animal 3 is among the best vacuums for dog hair we’ve tested. This bagless upright is far more of a hassle to set up and use than a cordless stick model like the Dyson V15 Detect, but it’s worth a look if you prioritize debris-pickup performance above all else. It easily clears away pet hair on a range of floor types, and its floorhead offers three levels of surface adjustment and a set of built-in vanes that do a great job of preventing hair from getting tangled in the mechanism. It’s also allergen-sealed and has an onboard HEPA filter to limit the spread of fine allergens like pet dander as you clean, though shaking out its dustbin can still release a cloud of dust and debris. The Extra variant of this vacuum comes with a dedicated pet grooming tool to clear away any loose fur from long-haired pets and a miniature turbo brush attachment to clear away hair on fabric surfaces.

                Consider a bagged vacuum like the Kenmore Intuition Bagged if you have allergies and want a cleaner debris disposal process. You can drop the Kenmore’s dirtbag into the trash with the press of a single latch, making it much easier and more hygienic to empty than the Dyson. However, the Kenmore also has a far more tangle-prone floorhead that doesn’t do as well with pet hair on bare floors.

                See our review

              6. Best Canister Vacuum For Pet Hair

                Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog PowerLine


                Finding Store


                Finding Store



                Vacuum Type






                Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)


                Wet Compatible


                See all our test results

                If you prefer the more maneuverable design of a canister vacuum over an upright vacuum, the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog is a great option. It might be a lot pricier than the Dyson Ball Animal 3, but that’s reflected in its design, as this vacuum has a sturdy body made of high-grade plastic and a wand made from stainless steel. It’s also substantially easier to maintain, with quickly replaceable dirtbags and filters. The Cat & Dog PowerLine variant of the C3 also comes with an activated charcoal filter to trap odors as you clean, not to mention Miele’s SEB 228 powerhead, which can easily handle pet hair on everything from low-pile rugs to plush carpeting. It also has a separate straight-suction parquet floorhead to tackle pet hair on bare floors.

                If you’re looking for a bagged vacuum with lower recurring costs, the SEBO Airbelt D4 is a good option with larger dirtbags and longer-lasting filters. It’s also heavier and bulkier, making it less easy to maneuver in cluttered rooms. Conversely, if you’re shopping for something more affordable, the Cat & Dog variant of the Miele Classic C1 is a good option with similar features. However, it feels less sturdily built than the C3 and has no onboard tool storage compartment.

                See our review

              Notable Mentions

              • Samsung Jet 90 Complete:
                The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a cordless stick vacuum that’s among the best vacuums for pet hair and hardwood floors we’ve tested, as it does a fantastic job of handling pet hair on a wide variety of surfaces. However, it lacks the Dyson V15 Detect’s automatic power adjustment feature and dirt sensor.
                See our review
              • Shark Stratos Cordless:
                The Shark Stratos Cordless is an upper mid-range cordless stick vacuum that’s among the best vacuums for pet hair and hardwood floors we’ve tested. However, unlike the LG CordZero A9, its primary brushroll isn’t removable, and despite its billing as being self-cleaning, it can still collect pet hair, making it a hassle to clean. It also doesn’t come bundled with a miniature turbo brush tool.
                See our review
              • BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind:
                The BISSELL CleanView Swivel is a budget-friendly bagless upright that does a fantastic job cleaning pet hair on several surfaces. However, it’s bulky and doesn’t have a HEPA filter, unlike the Dyson Ball Animal 3.
                See our review
              • Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away:
                The Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away is a cordless upright vacuum that represents a good alternative to the Dyson Ball Animal 3 if you want the go-anywhere range of a cordless mode. However, it has a somewhat short battery life when used as an upright and lacks any floorhead height adjustment, meaning it can get tangled on rugs.
                See our review
              • Airsign HEPA Vacuum:
                The Airsign HEPA Vacuum is a mid-range canister vacuum that represents a good alternative to the Miele Complete C3 thanks to its similar overall performance on bare floors and slightly more compact size. However, it has a shorter range, isn’t as well-built, and doesn’t come with a motorized floorhead.
                See our review
              • Eureka Mighty Mite:
                The Eureka Mighty Mite is a great option if you’re on a tight budget, thanks to its back-to-basic design and superb pet hair cleaning performance make it a solid choice. However, it feels far less well-built than pricier canister vacuums like the Miele Complete C3 and is pretty minimalistic in quality-of-life features.
                See our review

              Recent Updates

              1. May 31, 2023:
                Replaced Tineco PURE ONE S11 Tango with Samsung Jet 75 Pet as ‘Best Mid-Range Vacuum For Pet Hair’ due to current availability.

              2. May 02, 2023:
                Minor in-text adjustments to improve clarity of information for users.

              3. Apr 03, 2023:
                Verified that all main picks are still the best fit for user needs and preferences.

              4. Mar 17, 2023:
                Swapped Dyson V12 Detect Slim for LG CordZero A9 Ultimate as ‘Best Upper Mid-Range Vacuum For Pet Hair’ and Wyze Cordless Vacuum for JASHEN V16 as ‘Best Budget Vacuum For Pet Hair’ pick. Added Shark Stratos Cordless to Notable Mentions.

              5. Feb 17, 2023:
                Ensured all main picks are still available and represent the best option for user needs. Removed less relevant Notable Mentions picks.

              All Reviews

              Our recommendations are based on what we think are currently the best vacuums to buy. We factor in a fairly wide range of factors, including availability, price, and reader feedback.

              If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here’s the list of all our vacuum reviews, ranked by their pet-hair cleaning performance. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no vacuum is perfect for every use, most are good enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.

              Dyson Outsize review 2023 | Homes & Gardens

              Vacuuming at home is no longer a chore with the Dyson Outsize. The updated model (formerly the V11 Outsize) featuring the latest Dyson technology promises to clean up big messes in big homes. We were intrigued to find out more so we called it in for testing to try in dusty, relatively hairy, and busy homes.

              We took the relaunched Outsize for a spin. Besides the name difference, both models are effectively the same and have nearly identical performance specs.  The key changes include an accessory update and the XL High Torque Cleaner Head had a facelift with the addition of a row of polycarbonate teeth designed to prevent tangles. 

              Keep scrolling to find out more about this top-of-the-range cordless vacuum cleaner to see if it is for you, then, why not check out our best cordless vacuum cleaners guide for a comparison with other vacs on the market?

              Today’s best Dyson Outsize prices…

              No price information

              Check Amazon


              • Maximum power: 220 AW
              • Dust capacity: . 5 gal/ 1.9 litres 
              • Run time: Up to 120 minutes of run time (across two batteries)
              • Charge time: 4.5 hours
              • Noise: 82 dBa
              • Dimensions: H50″ x W11.7″ x L12.5″ / 1,276  x 2681 x 320mm
              • Weight: 7.9lb /3.56kg
              • Filter: Advanced, whole-machine HEPA filtration
              • Warranty: 2 years
              • Attachments: High Torque XL Cleaning Head, hair screw tool, crevice tool, stubborn dirt brush, mini soft dusting brush, combination tool, wand clip, wall dock, two chargers, extra battery (UK version features Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head and Light Pipe, but no extra charger) 

              Who will the Dyson Outsize suit?

              Everyone and anyone who likes to use a cordless vacuum cleaner and has big messes to keep on top of. It will easily reach high and low to vacuum crumbs, dust, and dirt since it converts from an upright stick to a handheld with the click of a button. It’s a powerful cordless vacuum that could easily replace your corded upright. The extra-long battery life and mega-sized dust-bin mean you won’t be running to charge or empty your vacuum as frequently. Just be mindful that it is a little top-heavy (which took us by surprise) but it’s something that you get used to, or may require holding with both hands for above-floor cleaning. 

              Image 1 of 3

              Dyson Outsize out of the box (Image credit: Future)Dyson Outsize in box (Image credit: Future)Dyson Outsize handheld (Image credit: Jennifer Oksien)

              Setting up

              What’s in the box?

              (Image credit: Dyson)

              – Dyson Outsize Absolute
              – High Torque XL cleaner head
              – Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head (UK only)
              – Hair Screw Tool
              – Combination tool
              – Crevice tool
              – Quick-release mini soft dusting brush
              – Stubborn Dust Brush
              – Crevice Light Pipe (UK only)
              – Wand storage clip
              – Charger
              – Docking station
              – Extra battery
              – Additional charger (US only)

              Arriving within a matter of days after ordering, the Outsize packaging was long and slim. Removing the protective, outer delivery box I was left with the product which, again, was in a box with all accessories neatly arranged. There was ZERO PLASTIC plastic packaging used here with tissue paper and cardboard being resident instead which was is a big tick from the start. 

              The brand has also moved its user manual to online to reduce its environmental impact. They’ve included a QR code that can easily be scanned with your smartphone to access everything you need to use register and maintain your new vac. It took just a matter of seconds for me to do this. Alternatively, you can just visit this link for quick access to everything you need to know about your purchase.

              Before putting the vac to the test, it needed a charge. This one does arrive with 20 percent of its (up to) 60-minute juice already which is clearly marked on a label attached to the bin. I made the most out of this to see if there really was 20 percent / 15 minutes of charge, and there were so happy days. We didn’t get very far, though, so on it was with a full charge before equipping it with some accessories and setting some challenges. 

              Once fully charged, about 4.5 hours, it was ready to start vacuuming across hard flooring, carpets, and rugs throughout the home.

              What is the Dyson Outsize like to use?

              We’ve tested numerous vacuum cleaners in our time before getting to try the Outsize, especially with other Dyson vacuums, noticing a distinct change from the early V8 to the product we see today.  This is in part to the Dyson DLS technology, which is able to immediately adjust suction according to the surface it senses. 

              You’ll also see the difference in terms of power, with the Outsize being able to reach an impressive 220 AW on boost mode, thanks to the Dyson Hyperdymium motor that spins at up to 125,000rpm, creating twice the suction of any other cordless vacuum. It also boasts Dyson’s fully-sealed, 6-layer filtration system that traps 99.99% of particles as small as 0. 3 microns, so you’ll have a powerful clean, and breathe a little easier too. 

              We gave it a go across different floor types on all three cleaning modes – Eco, Auto and Boost – which made a noticeable difference to the sound output, remaining battery, and the suction, although this didn’t seem to completely affect debris removal.

              These modes also affect the battery life, with Boost using up the most juice, and lasting a mere five minutes, compared to the 60-minute lifespan on Eco. We captured a little video (below) that records the difference in sound as you click through the cleaning modes – hit the sound icon to hear it.

              The Dyson Outsize comes with numerous attachments, and to be honest, not everyone is going to need to use all of them. BUT we can totally see why someone would because we all have different homes, and different cleaning requirements. 

              The 12.5″ High Torque XL cleaner head is the largest available on a Dyson cordless and covers the most range in one pass. Both the main roller and soft roller head (UK only), combination tool, and hair tool were more than enough for a quick and satisfying clean around the home. However, you also have a crevice tool, stubborn dirt brush, and mini soft dusting brush to use according to your needs.  The extra battery and charger are useful for charging both batteries simultaneously so you’re never without a charge.

              With tired-looking carpets which are on the list to be replaced,  the Outsize worked wonders on it. Keeping it mostly on the Auto mode the floorhead very cleverly sensed and adapted to the varying levels across the floor Long hair also didn’t get too tangled in the brushbar, which seems to find itself all over the house

              After vacuuming the carpet, call us impressed. The pile is short and was well and worn down but after a run with the Outsize, it looked lifted, and refreshed, which is rather pleasing to the eye.

              Using the Outsize on our various rugs throughout the home isn’t too hard. It’s most effective on a sturdier wool rug as opposed to a thinner, delicate design, where on Eco mode, the suction was just too powerful that the rug either moved around with the floorhead or it prevented the brushbar from spinning, and therefore cease to have any suction at all.

              Hard flooring
              Going from a space of carpet to hard floors, the vacuum auto-adjusts suction with no work on your part.  It effortlessly moves.  Hair did wrap on hard floors, but it did not seem to affect performance. However, I needed to take scissors to clip it off. 

              The UK model comes with the Laser Slim Fluffy Head by default, but in the US the attachment is a exclusive, and available in the Dyson Absolute + for an extra $100. The new Laser Slim Fluffy head differs from the original soft roller head in earlier V11 or V10 models due to the built-in green diode laser that reveals dirt on hard floors that the naked eye can’t see. It’s pretty amazing, and we’ve tested and gone into detail about its capabilities in our Dyson V15 Detect review.  Note, the soft roller head is smaller than the High Torque XL cleaner head, but that doesn’t affect cleaning performance. 

              While the High Torque XL Cleaner is effective at picking up small on hard floors (more on that in our Pantry Test below)if you have the means to, we suggest upgrading to the Dyson Outsize Absolute + (US only) because using the soft roller across hard floors is extremely satisfying, and that’s before the game-changing laser addition. Granted, because it is only available through Dyson directly, its availability is limited.

              The cleaner heads clip out and in with the same technique, as each accessory, with a little red lever. Another thing to note is that the soft roller head is also not as large as the High Torque XL cleaner head, but that doesn’t affect cleaning performance. 

              Above Floor Cleaning
              While impressed with what this vacuum could accomplish across a range of surfaces,  once we detached the wand and cleaner head into a handheld, we found our arms quickly growing tired of reaching up to clean door frames and cobwebs that found their way into corners.  Most of the vacuum’s weight is in the handheld, and clearly due to the expansive dust bin. While it was manageable for a young adult to get through the cleaning, it took decidedly more effort for an older family member. This is something to keep in mind if you want something which is lightweight to use at any level of the house.

              Storing, Charging, and Maintenance
              Storing the Dyson Outsize as one with a floorhead, wand, and bin attached is pretty easy if you secure it onto a wall-mounted docking station. If you don’t particularly want it attached to the wall then a freestanding docking station can be purchased at $149.99 direct at Dyson US or £100 from Dyson UK. However, there are nine accessories (plus the two cleaner heads) to also somehow store which is where a utility cupboard, shelf, or bag will come in handy to keep them all together.

              When the vac is docked it is charging. It’ll take up to 4.5 hours to fully charge, although it can be used any time with any amount of juice because the suction does not fade. You can check exactly how much power it has as it charges by pressing the button on the LCD screen. Unless you have a dock set-up, however, you’ll need to plug the charger into an electrical socket with the bin perched on the floor or a worktop. The charger plug is big and won’t charge the vac unless properly secured into the plug, must be completely flat. 

              Aside from emptying the bin as soon as the dirt reaches MAX level, cleaning of the Outsize may also be required with a damp cloth if you’ve vacuumed up anything particularly messy. It’s important to regularly clean the filters and check for blockages, too, which you’ll be alerted to on the LCD screen. The brushbar and tools would all benefit from a rinse under the tap as well to keep them performing at their best – please DO NOT put in the dishwasher as this won’t do anyone any favors! 

              The Pantry Test

              I trialed the Dyson Outsize through the Pantry Test, the unscientific test that uses common pantry staples to test the suction capabilities of our vacuums.  I arranged a quarter cup of cereal, a quarter cup of rice, and a tablespoon of sugar to see how the vacuum handled food particles large and small. I also updated the test to show how the vacuums handle hair too. 

              The Pantry Test on hardwood floors
              I’m sorry to report that the Pantry Test on hard floors did not quite go the way I wanted to.  If you look closely, on the center of the cleaner head, there’s a slide bar positioned with a plus and minus sign. It’s a manual height slider that adjusts how close the cleaner head is to the floor.  The plus is for ground-in dust and debris. The minus is for deep pile carpets and delicate flooring. I haven’t tampered with the switch, leaving it in the neutral, center position. In this way, the Outsize simply pushed the larger cereal pieces forward, slowly picked up the rice, and required a couple of passes over the sugar to get it cleaned up too.  As for the hair, instead of suctioning up and depositing it in the dustbin, it wrapped around the brush bar. It was not until I put the cleaner head on the minus position that it would even consider suctioning the cereal, but who will want to lean down to the floor every time they change floor types?

              The Pantry Test on carpet
              On the contrary, the Outsize passed this test with flying colors! It’s a true beast on the carpet. It sucked up the cereal, basically played a melody as it captured the rice, rode right through the sugar, and pulled in the hair after a single pass (I pushed it into the carpet a bit too). 

              How does the Dyson Outsize compare to others Dyson vacuums

              What really sets the Outsize apart from other Dyson vacuums is that it has a 25 percent wider cleaner head and an incredible 150 percent bigger dustbin, or a 0.5 dust bin as opposed to 0.2 gallons, and includes the extra battery for extended cleaning time.

              In terms of power, it is right on par with the Dyson V15 Detect, mentioned earlier. Both also received the upgrade from the mini-motorized brush to the hair screw tool, which keeps hair from getting tangled. The Dyson V15 Detect is the first vacuum of its kind to offer a laser in its design, whose entire purpose is to reveal what the eye can’t see. The addition of a piezo counter gives you an exact particle count of what has been collected.  

              The Dyson V15 Detect starts off at $749.99/£629.99, while the larger Outsize is $849.99/£699.99. If you want a hybrid of the two, you can score the  Dyson Outsize Absolute + for $949.99 directly from the Dyson store. 

              As far as cordless vacuums with a dust bin that can match the size of Dyson, well, we couldn’t find any, though the latest Shark Vertex Pro Cordless Vacuum is loaded with a generous quart-sized bin. 

              How does it rate online?

              There’s some rave reviews out there for this vac. Target customers have given the mighty vacuum 4.8 stars out of 5 and those who have bought at Best Buy have given it 4.7 stars with many gushing about its unparalleled suction power and battery life, ability to conquer pet hair and cull out the muck on floors that had just been vacuumed thoroughly before. Many also agree that it’s not featherlight compared to other Dyson, but acknowledge the compromise for the bigger dust bin and battery.  At Dyson US, 88 percent would recommend the Outsize to a friend, with a 4.6 out of 5-star rating.

              (Image credit: Dyson)

              Homes & Gardens verdict: should you buy the Dyson Outsize?

              Our verdict: a resounding YES, but we acknowledge it’s not for all households! It’s (almost) as if we look forward to vacuuming with it because the results were so impressive. It was super easy to set up and it was really handy to have the fuller-size bin and larger cleaner head. Plus it looks REALLY smart.

              However, if you plan to frequently use it as a hand vac for cleaning up high and have a weaker upper body strength, we ultimately suggest trying a more lightweight Dyson, like the Dyson V15 Detect, which has the same power and but the hand vac is lighter and less bulky. You also may find that if your home is say under 1,000 square feet, the extra dust bin may be more than you need.

              I’d like to see improvement in the fact that hair did wrap around the High Torque XL, but overall, it’s more a cosmetic inconvenience than a performance-based one.  

              To finish off with the highlights, the Dyson Outsize is best for those with a lot of square footage to cover, especially large swaths of carpets that need a deep clean. You’ll be able to get through a massive portion of your clean (maybe the whole home) before swapping out batteries or making a pit stop to the trash to empty the dust bin.  To streamline chores further, the larger cleaner head ensures move coverage over one pass. It’s really a beast, in all the right ways. 

              Today’s best Dyson Outsize prices…

              No price information

              Check Amazon

              About this review – and our reviewers

              Jaclyn Turner is the US eCommerce editor across Future home titles, including Homes & Gardens where here she specializes in a variety of topics ranging from vacuums to bedding. She lives in a two-story home that’s equal parts carpet and hard floors. A fluffy shedding pup also lives there and loves to wreak havoc with his coat, but more or less, it’s her long hair that also tends to find its way around the home.  

              As with all our reviews the Dyson Outsize has been tested first-hand in our home, using it just as you would so you know exactly what you are buying. The products are given to us free of charge and we test them for as long as possible before sending them back to the brand unless we are able to keep them as we are with this cordless vacuum. This means that we can continue to use the product which gives us the opportunity to return to our reviews for updating, so you can keep up-to-date with how it’s fared over a period of time.

              WHICH IS THE BEST VACUUM CLEANER FOR WOOL CLEANING – how to choose the right one

              Fluffies are cuties, we love them. But shreds of wool, lying here and there, do not cause delight. You need to buy a vacuum cleaner. And not just what. It is powerful, with auxiliary nozzles, preferably washing – such that cleanliness can be walked with it once.

              So let’s figure out how to choose the right wool vacuum cleaner. Read the article. We have nine sensible options with photo and video reviews on the review.

              Wool vacuum cleaner key features: 4 indicators

              When choosing the best wool vacuum cleaner, there are five key features to consider.

              1. Suction force
              For cleaning homes with animals, the desired vacuum cleaner power is 500 W or more.
              2. Dust container capacity
              Garbage quickly fills the compartment. A good vacuum cleaner should have this element of improved quality so that it does its job perfectly, is easily released and does not require constant replacements.
              3. Rigid turbo brush
              Leaves lint no chance. Fine wool is sucked in, and long hair is wound around the bristles. Then it is easy to collect and throw away.
              Brushes are mechanical (work due to air flow) and electric (more efficient, have their own motor). In the presence of carpet-free surfaces, for example, linoleum, parquet, it should be possible to remove the brushes, since they are ineffective and inconvenient on smooth surfaces. The nozzle can scratch the coating and, sucking, does not capture all the debris.
              4. Narrow furniture nozzle
              Wool settles on furniture. And you can’t pick it up with a hard brush. Smaller pads with bristles or a rough cloth will gently and gently pick up lint without scratching the polish.
              Filters are used to clean the exhaust air. The most common is the HEPA filter. It retains 99.9% of microscopic dust. When choosing a wool vacuum cleaner that will clean all surfaces better, you should pay attention to models with a carbon filter, which consists of activated carbon that absorbs unpleasant odors.

              Cheaper vacuum cleaners have weaker suction power, but this opportunity is compensated by better autonomy and lower energy consumption.

              Read: 4 main criteria for choosing a vacuum cleaner for the home

              Upright vacuum cleaners for cleaning wool

              They have a number of advantages.

              • Without wires

              Nothing restricts movement and does not bind to the outlet.

              • Small size and weight, optimal height

              This tandem provides comfort and no back pain, because there is no need to bend over, as with classic vacuum cleaners.

              • Universal

              Many upright models are equipped with nozzles for cleaning furniture, carpets, smooth surfaces and wet cleaning.

              • No bulky or dusty bags

              Filters and small containers do the job just as well as a bulky bag. You just have to clean them up more often.

              Informative article: Upright Vacuum Cleaner or Conventional Vacuum Cleaner – Which is Better: 4 Tips to Help Buyers

              Philips FC6168/01 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

              Philips gives a 2-year warranty for the Philips FC6168/01 vacuum cleaner. It is intended for dry cleaning only. Great for pet owners thanks to the TriActive Turbo Electric Toothbrush. It qualitatively cleans any floor surface, including baseboards, from animal hair. Such brushes differ in power and efficiency due to their own motor.

              Five features of the unit:

              • contains a dust collector in the form of a plastic container with a volume of 0.6 l, which is emptied of debris by pressing a button;
              • removable element makes it possible to clean not only floors, but also furniture;
              • vacuum cleaner design allows you to clean under sofas and cabinets;
              • battery is able to work autonomously up to 40 minutes. To vacuum a 3-room apartment – this is more than enough;
              • battery charge duration – 5 hours.

              Among the shortcomings, users identified:

              • difficulty in cleaning in hard-to-reach places: near baseboards and under low furniture;
              • a clogged filter affects the power of the vacuum cleaner;
              • Small amount of dust blowback occasionally encountered;
              • does not cope with large debris.

              Users also indicated that the model meets the power parameters and perfectly collects wool and hair from all surfaces.

              Samsung VS80N8014KW/EV Vacuum Cleaner

              Minimalist and concise model. The absence of wires and low weight (2.95 kg) makes the device easy to use. Compact size 0.35L plastic container releases contents at the touch of a button.

              450 W suction power allows you to quickly and efficiently clean any surface of the room. Autonomy up to 40 minutes provides a high-quality lithium-ion battery.

              In addition to nozzles for cleaning carpets, there are also nozzles for parquet, laminate, hard-to-reach, crevices and furniture.

              Three-layer HEPA filter at the outlet protects the environment from 99.9% of dust.

              When choosing a Samsung VS80N8014KW/EV vacuum cleaner, the customer gets efficiency, comfort and compactness.

              Among the shortcomings, users indicated:

              • high cost;
              • weaker power than the previous “wired” vacuum cleaner;
              • slow battery charging;
              • in high power mode, the battery runs out faster.

              But they are compensated by compactness, convenience, lightness, quiet and high-quality work even on carpets with long pile.

              Electrolux EER73IGM cordless vacuum cleaner

              Its versatility lies in the presence of a portable nozzle that allows you to clean not only furniture, but also shelves, window sills and other objects.

              The front light is a special feature of the vacuum cleaner, thanks to which dust residues can be seen better.

              The 180° rotation of the nozzle makes it easy to clean under sofas and cupboards.

              Designed in such a way that you can safely leave it upright without any support. The device is guaranteed not to fall.

              The easy-to-clean and easy-to-clean plastic container is the signature feature of the Electrolux EER73IGM bagless vacuum cleaner.

              Powerful lithium battery allows 30 minutes of autonomous work. And the bright display will notify you when you need to charge.

              Cyclone filtration makes the vacuum cleaner work as efficiently as possible. Passing through the two filter balls, the remaining microscopic dust settles on the bottom of the cone-shaped container. This ensures that the outgoing air is cleaned for 97%. The filters themselves are easy to clean, which prolongs their service life.

              After analyzing forums with reviews, we came to the conclusion that users often mention four disadvantages of the model:

              • short battery life – 20-30 minutes, which is not always enough to clean several rooms;
              • small volume of the dust collector – 0.5 l, which forces it to be freed from debris after each use;
              • the need to frequently clean the filter and debris container;
              • low power in eco mode.

              Despite its shortcomings, the vacuum cleaner effectively removes animal hair, hair and small debris.

              Vacuum cleaners with aqua filter for wool

              A distinctive feature of these options is a water filter instead of a standard dust bag or plastic container.

              The cleaning process looks like this:

              1. dust and debris are sucked into a container filled with water;
              2. getting wet and connecting, settle on the bottom;
              3. Purified and humid air comes out.

              This vacuum cleaner has a number of advantages:

              • cleaning is more efficient,
              • more sensible air humidification,
              • water filters are cheaper to maintain than dust collectors.

              But there are some minor drawbacks:

              • filters and units must be thoroughly cleaned after each use;
              • these vacuum cleaners are noisier than dry cleaning options;
              • they are bulkier and heavier.

              Vacuum cleaners with aquafilter can collect water. This will help out if the animal knocks over a vase or other container.

              Another version of the water filter unit is the washer vacuum cleaner. Its design provides two containers: for clean and dirty water. During cleaning, a small amount of liquid is sprayed from the nozzle onto the floor and is immediately sucked up. This process refreshes carpets and other surfaces. The disadvantage is the difficulty of cleaning the inside of the device due to the complex design.

              Aquafilter vacuum cleaners are the perfect solution for cleaning cat and dog hair. It does not clog, but collects in a liquid that is easy to pour out after use.

              Not only pet owners, but also allergy sufferers, having tried the model with a water filter, no longer doubt which vacuum cleaner is better for cleaning wool. The filtration process is designed in such a way that even microscopic dust particles do not get outside with the outgoing air stream.

              Washing vacuum cleaner Thomas Aqua Allergy & Family

              This model is designed for dry and wet cleaning. Brushes are suitable for linoleum, stone, tile. High-quality nozzles do not scratch laminate and parquet, clean carpets and furniture completely. Slot diffuser included.

              Mopping gently removes dirt from floors. The device does not pour water, but sprays and immediately sucks up droplets. Therefore, the coating does not deteriorate, and even more so, no prerequisites for swelling are created. Spilling wine, tea, another “coloring” drink, or spilling food, you can quickly eliminate the cause of stains. Thomas Aqua Allergy & Family leaves no chance for pollution. This vacuum cleaner can even clean windows.

              The indisputable advantages of the vacuum cleaner are 99.99% dust removal and the ability to collect liquids.

              The model, according to users, has several disadvantages:

              • there are difficulties with cleaning the turbo brush,
              • above average cost,
              • thin wire.

              Useful article: 4 reasons why the vacuum cleaner does not suck up dust – what to do, how to solve the problem?

              Vacuum cleaner Hoover HYP1610 019

              The capacious aquafilter (3.5 l) of the Hoover HYP1610 019 allows you to carry out a full cleaning cycle without even remembering to clean it. Made of durable plastic, there are no dents or scratches from hitting furniture.

              Other advantages:

              • lightness, maneuverability, compactness;
              • nozzles allow you to clean on all surfaces, in hard-to-reach places;
              • capacious aquafilter absorbs all dust and after cleaning the air is clean, without unnecessary odors;
              • low price;
              • easy to clean filter;
              • adjustable power.

              Deficiencies were also indicated:

              • noisy operation;
              • at maximum load, water drips from the filter;
              • the vacuum cleaner is easily turned over, which is dangerous by pouring liquid from the filter onto internal parts;
              • insufficient wire length – 5 m.

              Purification passes through 6 filter layers. This ensures maximum purity of the outgoing air, which is especially important for people who are allergic to dust.

              The kit includes brushes, each of which makes cleaning easy and efficient:

              • for laminate, parquet;
              • for furniture;
              • for delicate surfaces;
              • carpet floor;
              • turbo brush;
              • slotted.

              Thomas Perfect Air Animal Pure Aquafilter Vacuum Cleaner

              Suitable for allergy sufferers, families with children and pets. High power and a special turbo brush clean surfaces, even long pile carpets, of wool and other debris. Filtration does not release dust back with the outgoing air stream.


              • high filtration,
              • suction control,
              • the power button is on the handle,
              • light weight and dimensions,
              • easy to clean and maintain,
              • meets the declared parameters and cleaning efficiency.

              It is easy to use.

              • For dry cleaning, pour 1 liter of water into the special container. Dust gets wet, gets heavy and settles. After that, dirty water should be poured out and the container washed.
              • The Aqua-Box does not need to be filled with anything to collect wet debris and liquids. After operation, the contents are cleaned, the insides of the device are washed and dried.

              Thomas Perfect Air Animal Pure is characterized as comfortable, powerful and agile. Thanks to the nozzles, it will clean any surface:

              • brushes for floor and carpet cleaning are switched with one touch of a button;
              • narrow nozzle will help to collect dust in the most inaccessible places;
              • small furniture nozzle removes dirt, hair and fur from upholstery.

              There are 2 types of filters included:

              • HEPA 13 is 100% effective against pollen and 99.99% effective against dust;
              • carbon – absorbs unwanted odors.

              With the Thomas Perfect Air Animal Pure vacuum cleaner, cleaning will be of high quality, without undue effort, and even more enjoyable.

              Wool Container Vacuums

              Bag vacuum cleaners are not practical to use. They are bulky and heavy, less mobile. Requires constant bag replacement or frequent cleaning as productivity and efficiency directly depends on the fullness of the dust collector. It is inconvenient to clean it, a lot of dust is thrown out, which is unpleasant, especially for allergy sufferers.

              An alternative to bag vacuum cleaners – container models. They cost more, but this is offset by ease of use and further savings on bags and filters. The container itself is easily removed and cleaned of the contents. Compact dimensions, high-quality air purification and high suction power are the characteristics that make customers prefer containers with appliances more often.

              These vacuum cleaners are divided into 2 types:

              An interesting article: Vacuum cleaner for home – with a dust bag or container? Advantages and disadvantages of 2 types

              Philips cyclonic vacuum cleaner FC9734/01

              Has sufficient suction power (420 W). The PowerCyclone8 system efficiently cleans the intake air from dust. The dust collector is presented in the form of a plastic container. It is airtight and prevents the backflow of debris and dust.

              The violet color of the model is discreet and does not attract attention. Together with compact dimensions, Philips FC9734/01 looks equally interesting in a corner in the kitchen, hallway or corridor.

              4 types of brushes are included in the set:

              • main TriActive + – with three holes: one central for small debris and two side ones for cleaning near walls;
              • turbo brush – powerful rotating for effective cleaning of carpets;
              • for upholstered furniture;
              • slotted.

              A feature is the ability to adjust the power. You can safely use a parquet vacuum cleaner, because the large soft wheels do not scratch the surface.

              Among the minuses:

              • heavy weight,
              • high price,
              • clumsy wheels.

              But there are much more advantages:

              • good power;
              • modern design;
              • sufficient volume of the dust collector – 2l;
              • ease of cleaning;
              • anti-allergic filter;
              • the ability to control power – 5 modes.

              Vacuum cleaner Rowenta RO 6984 EA

              Works within a radius of 8.8 m.

              The versatility of this device is that it perfectly removes dust, dirt and hair from any surface and in hard-to-reach places.

              A good wool vacuum cleaner has monocyclone filtration that separates dust from the air it takes in. High-quality filters suck up a maximum of microparticles of debris, and keep up to 99.98% dust.

              An indisputable advantage is the saving of energy consumption due to the eco motor. In terms of power and cleaning efficiency, the unit can be compared with 2000 W models, although it consumes only 750 W.

              Among the shortcomings are:

              • impossibility of power adjustment,
              • above average cost,
              • it is necessary to manually clean the turbo brush,
              • dust sticks to the case.

              An important advantage of the model is the 2. 5 l dust container, which is cleaned in four movements.

              Philips Bagless Vacuum Cleaner FC9352/01

              Portable, lightweight and compact vacuum cleaner with 370W of power for unparalleled cleaning results. 6 m of cable will allow you to clean the area at a distance of nine meters without changing the outlet.

              PowerCyclone 5 filtration keeps the room as dust and hair free as possible. The plastic waste container has a volume of 1.5 liters. This is a little compared to other models, but it will be cleaned more often. The device will not lose power and will last longer.

              Damage-sensitive parquet nozzle and soft rubber wheels for safe movement and cleaning.

              The Philips FC9352/01 is so easy to use that even a child will be able to use it after familiarizing themselves with the functionality.

              Before choosing a wool vacuum cleaner, it is worth deciding which characteristics, in addition to efficiency, are important. Does the presence of the wire play a role and is there a need for air humidification for you. For complex cleaning, nozzles from the kit are important, which will help to clean all surfaces cleanly and with pleasure.

              Topic: Vacuum Cleaner Bad Smell: 6 Solutions to Get Rid of

              Pet Hair Robot

              Pet Hair Robot

              How to Choose a Pet Hair Robot ? We share our recommendations with you!

              The robot vacuum cleaner is perfect for both dry and wet cleaning of smooth floors, as well as for cleaning animal hair from carpets and upholstered furniture.

              Important features of design and operation

              Let’s start with the design features that are relevant when choosing a robot vacuum cleaner.

              • Possibility to set the cleaning schedule. With this option, you can program the gadget. It will work exactly when it is convenient for you.


              • Suction power. The higher it is, the better the robot cleaner is at picking up pet hair from smooth floors and carpets.


              • Ease of use. The instrument must be equipped with a removable turbo brush. It is needed for cleaning pile coatings and heavily soiled areas of the floor. Modern models are equipped with silicone devices. They clog more slowly and are easier to get rid of stuck hairs.


              • Thorough cleaning function for particularly dirty areas. For this, robotic vacuum cleaners are equipped with special sensors. They determine the level of pollution. As a result, the suction power and the speed of rotation of the turbo brush are well regulated.


              • Virtual wall. This function allows you to limit the appliance’s access to pet bowls and trays.


              • Battery capacity. It should provide a long time for the equipment to work (from 120 to 150 minutes). This is important, because the process of cleaning cat or dog hair is long and difficult.


              How to use the robot vacuum according to the reaction of the dog or cat

              There are three ways in which pets can react to electronic assistants.

              • Instrument override. This is the best interaction option. Dogs and cats do not pay attention to the equipment and do not interfere with it to cope with the tasks of cleaning the premises.

              • Game. The animal perceives the robot cleaner as a toy. Often small pets like to ride on the device. This can lead to damage to the device, because it is not designed for additional load. When a cat or dog plays with the vacuum cleaner, damage to the side brushes is also possible.

              • Insurance It is caused by the appearance or noise of the operating device. Such reactions are rare. Even shy pets get used to robotic vacuum cleaners very quickly.

              Let’s talk about additional unpleasant nuances that are important to consider when using the equipment. If the device touches or passes over animal feces, this will only aggravate the situation.

            2. While playing with the Robot Cleaner, your pet may press the buttons and reset the settings. According to statistics, this happens very rarely, but it is useful to control the situation.

            3. It is recommended to remove small toys left by your pet from the floor before starting the appliance.

            4. In the worst case, the robot can suck the animal’s tail. Therefore, do not leave the switched on device and the pet alone.

            5. Rating of the best Okami and Panda robot vacuum cleaners for cleaning animal hair

              To make it even easier for you to choose household appliances, let’s focus on the features of Okami and Panda robot vacuum cleaners – devices that are great for removing cat and dog hair from various surfaces.

              Okami U80 Pet

              • Equipped with an automatic cleaning mode and a high-precision gyroscope, it can cope with pollution over large areas.
              • Possibility to carry out spot cleaning in places with a special accumulation of debris. Cleaning is carried out along a spiral route, and when completed, the robot will return to the station for recharging.
              • Manual control saves time by allowing you to control your device with the remote control.
              • Suction power control for efficient removal of pet hair from floors.
              • Heavily polluted areas are not a problem. The presence of a turbo brush allows the vacuum cleaner to deal with various types of debris.

              Panda Evo

              • High-quality SLAM navigation allows the robot to accurately navigate in space without missing contaminated areas, and build a map of the room for comfortable use of the device.
              • Three suction power levels are one of the main criteria when choosing a vacuum cleaner for dealing with pet hair.