REVIEW The Ridgid WD1450 includes a unique dust filter for fine powders and a drain port for quick disposal. It's a great heavy-duty shop vacuum.
REVIEW The PowerSmith PAVC101 isn't the most versatile shop vacuum, but it handles ash and other small particles perfectly.
REVIEW The Bissell PowerForce Helix is decent but not amazing vacuum, but it does have a good warranty and very reasonable price.
REVIEW The ArmorAll AA255 is made to fit in your trunk so you can take it on the road. It's portable and can handle wet and dry pickup, but it's on the small side.
REVIEW The Dirt Devil Quick Flip is portable and lightweight and does a good job of picking up sawdust on hardwood and carpet.
REVIEW The DeWalt DCV581H's rechargeable battery and quiet motor make it a unique, portable shop vacuum.
REVIEW The Shop-Vac 9653610 is a good mid-range shop vacuum to choose, with 3 horsepower, a 6-gallon tank, and reasonable price.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 offers impressive suction and cleaning power, with powerful suction and fluid maneuverability.
Review The Oreck XL Classic U2200HHS Upright is an easy to use vacuum cleaner for all types of flooring. However, with no cleaning tools, it isn't exactly versatile.
REVIEW The Eureka Easy Clean is one of the best hand vacs for sheer vacuuming performance, though it struggles somewhat with cleaning car upholstery.
The bObsweep bObi struggles to navigate a room, but it might be a good choice for those with open spaces that only require light cleaning.
REVIEW The Dynamic U1 has a ton of cleaning power and is built to trap allergens at every stage, but it an expensive option for most budgets.
REVIEW The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is a corded hand vacuum with limited mobility but a lot of suction power.
REVIEW The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro is an affordable vacuum cleaner with decent cleaning power.
REVIEW The Black & Decker 20V MAX Lithium Pivot handheld vacuum has a good performance and convenient rotating head for reaching difficult places.
We tested and ranked each upright vacuum based on how it performed on hardwood, low-pile, medium-pile and industrial carpeting.
We tested how well each vacuum picked up sawdust from a hardwood floor and how noisy it was, and ranked them from best to worst.
Here are the best stick vacuums based on charge time, battery life, noise levels, portability and vacuuming performance.
We tested and ranked each canister vacuum based on portability, maneuverability, and how well it performed in our vacuuming tests.