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Make cleaning suck less with the choicest vacuums on the market

The ability to simply vacuum may have been adequate for the “dedusting pumps” of the early 19th century, however, today’s modern home demands an array of enhanced features and settings. These preferred accessories vary from consumer to consumer based on an array of personal tastes. Individuals with allergies may need a more extensive filtration systems, for instance, while those with busy lifestyles may leave the chore entirely to the latest fleet of robotic vacuums — a.k.a., the modern utopian custodians. With so many options to choose from, selecting the right vacuum isn’t as easy as it once was. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up nine of our current favorites, so you can choose a device that fits your needs and budget.

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The Best

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball + Animal Allergy ($530+)

Dyson Cinetic

Dyson already makes some of the nicest, most well-equipped vacuums around, but the company’s filterless technology surprised even us. The big-ball movement takes the rails off your traditional vacuum experience, allowing greater maneuverability when navigating around corners and furniture, with the added ability to turn on a dime. You never have to buy replacement filters with the new Cinetic feature, either, and the vacuum retains great suction performance after years of use. The additional attachments, such as Dyson’s Tangle Free Turbine Tool and the instant-release suction wand, only render it more appealing if you can’t withstand a bit of noise. Read our full review.

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The Rest

While the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy may currently be our favorite upright vacuum cleaner on the market, it’s certainly not the most suitable solution for all households. When it comes to robotic vacuums, for instance, we prefer the Neato Botvac 80 or the Dyson DC59 Motorhead if talking handhelds. Check out our picks below.

Neato Botvac 80 ($450)

Neato Botvac 80

If you prefer the hands-off approach, the Neato Botvac 80 is happy to take care of the cleaning for you. With a graciously sized dustbin, great navigational efficiency, and powerful suction, you’ll only have to set it up once before you forget about it entirely. The squared edges are also fantastic for reaching into corners, a vast improvement over the rounded vacuums of old, and one that makes a noticeable difference when things get dirty. Just don’t count on smartphone connectivity or a streamlined user interface. Read our full review.

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Dyson DC59 Motorhead ($360+)

Dyson DC59 Motorhead

The upgraded version of the popular DC59 Animal, the Motorhead, brings a few new features and a colorful, but delicate, powder coating. The device’s lightweight, versatile construction makes it easy to get even the toughest spots clean, while the direct drive motor ensures quiet operation and provides ample suction. The only drawbacks are the oversimplified manuals and the less-than-impressive battery life, which hovers around 20 minutes on a single charge, but neither should be much of a concern for the occasional cleanup. Read our full review.

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Moneual Rydis H68 Pro ($220)

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When it comes to value, it’s tough to beat the Moneual Rydis H68 Pro. The circular robot comes with a notable slew of cleaning modes — Intensive Cleaning, Deep Cleaning, Double Deep Cleaning — along with a smart navigational system and both wet and dry operation. Not only did it perform admirably in our testing trials, but we also found it to be more than capable of scrubbing and mopping up small messes without batting an eye. It can be a little tough to learn the controls, but once you do, you can schedule and forget it. Read our full review.

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Samsung VU-F7000 Motion Sync Upright ($215+)

Samsung VU7000

Although you might think of smartphones and HDTVs when you hear “Samsung,” the VU7000 is proof the company does more. The clever design features a tight-turning set of rear wheels that allow you turn with ease, as well as suction so powerful we frequently had trouble with it picking up and carrying rugs around the room. If you’re looking for something with versatility, the detachable hand unit makes it better able to clean windowsills and stairs than many other vacuums on our list. Read our full review.

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Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX ($128)

Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX

The Hoover LiNX doesn’t come with much in the way of brushes or attachments, but what the bagless stick lacks in bells and whistles, it makes up for in sheer performance. All the necessary controls are easily accessible, while the built-in gauge instantly shows you the device’s remaining charge at a glance. The LiNX also showcases a wide mouth lined with edge-to-edge bristles, and a low-profile build designed for navigating beneath almost anything. The best part is the price point, though, coming in at a modest $130.

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Miele S7580 ($800)

Miele S7580

The Miele S7580 is certainly not the most affordable vacuum on our list. Nonetheless, it showcases a sturdy filter, excellent maneuverability via a swiveling neck, and an LED headlight for when the mess is hiding under the couch. The control settings are easy to access, too, so you can properly adjust for the carpet or floor you’re currently cleaning with little hassle. Plus, the extra brushes and attachments are conveniently mounted to the back of the vacuum for when you need them most — no matter the color offering.

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Bissell 9595A Vacuum with OnePass ($79)

Bissell 9595A Vacuum with OnePass

At only $79, the Bissell OnePass is by far the most economical option on this list. The vacuum’s low price point doesn’t mean it skimps on features, though. The Bissell OnePass utilizes a Cyclonic System for more powerful suction, and a TurboBrush option that allows you to tackle your stairs, upholstery, and furniture with greater ease. The Easy Empty waste bin and washable foam filter also allow for quick, convenient clean-up,so you can spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying the cleanliness of your space.

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Shark Navigator Lift-Away Pro ($200)

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Who says innovation can’t be found in the vacuum sector? The lightweight Shark Navigator Life-Away features a detachable body, which allows you to operate the vacuum as a handheld device. SharkNinja’s anti-allergen technology is admirable, too, and allows the vacuum to capture nearly as much  dust and allergens as some of the more expensive vacuums on our list at a fraction of the cost. And given the device comes with a pet brush, dust brush, crevice tool, and host of other attachments, you can rest assured that you’ll always have the right tool on hand.

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