We’ve spent hundreds of hours testing all kinds of vacuums, measuring how well they pick up everything from pebbles to fine dust. While a quality vacuum cleaner can represent a significant investment costing $300 or more, we recommend The Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352. This machine has excellent suction, strong filtration and a full complement of tools, and for around $150 it is a great value.
Before you buy you should be aware there are pluses and minuses to every vacuum type. For example, a good budget vacuum cleaner can be a useful tool but it probably won't last as long as a pricier pick. The right stick vacuum is great for quick clean-ups but generally won't have the strength to maintain the whole house. A robot vacuum can do a lot to save you from daily maintenance, but you’ll still need an upright vacuum (or a canister model) for deeper cleaning. And that is only naming a few vacuum cleaner types.