The Best Editor-Tested Vacuum Cleaners You Can Buy Now

updated Nov 16, 2023
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There’s only one household appliance with the power to totally suck and have us love it for it: the vacuum cleaner. People even tend to be pretty opinionated about them, especially since today’s sleek and powerful machines have set new industry standards. Suddenly, the household vacuum has become more than just a cleaning tool; it’s a status symbol — a point of pride worth talking about and showing off. Some are even more than just vacuums, with the ability to mop, self-navigate, and connect to our phones. It can be as challenging to separate fact from emotional attachment as it is to determine which bells and whistles are worth the investment. For these reasons, we’ve put the newest, most popular, and even the most underrated vacuums to the test to determine which ones truly are the best. If you’re in the market for a vacuum cleaner, whether it’s handheld, hands-free, or the color pink (why not?), you’re bound to find your perfect match right here.

The Best Vacuums

What to Consider Before Buying a Vacuum

There are seemingly endless factors involved in choosing the best vacuum for you. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, which is why research is so important — and why recommendations should be taken with context. Here’s what to think about:

Portability

If portability is high on your priority list, you’ll likely want to opt for a cordless vacuum so that you’re not tethered to a wall. Additionally, you’ll want to opt for a lighter-weight vacuum so that it’s not tiresome to push around. That said, if you don’t mind a corded machine, opting for one with a long cord (at least 30 feet) will ensure you can still move with ease. What’s more, picking a rotating vacuum, such as the Dyson Ball Animal 3, will allow you to easily maneuver around corners, which will also add a layer of convenience to your cleaning process.

Types of Vacuums

Upright: These are the vacuums you’re probably most familiar with. They’re usually larger and heavier than stick vacuums in order to hold themselves up but have a whole lot of power and are especially suited for deep carpet cleanings. This makes them ideal for larger households.

Stick: These vacuums are the most popular, especially for those in smaller spaces and apartments. Usually, they’re lightweight and easier to store than bigger upright models. They also have great maneuverability. The downside? They typically can’t stand on their own and aren’t as powerful as other vacuums, and they work better on hardwood and low-pile carpeting since all debris has to make a sharp right angle to reach the canister.

Canister: While these vacuums are an older style, they’re now made with today’s standards and are still a great option if you want something powerful for your hardwood flooring and low-pile carpet. The long hose makes them convenient for reaching out-of-the-way spots, and they tend to be lighter than uprights, although the fuller-sized models can be difficult to store if you lack closet space.

Handheld: If you have pets, kids, a vehicle, or just don’t want to deal with your regular vacuum’s attachments, a handheld vacuum is a good addition to your cleaning arsenal. They’re best for light cleaning (like pet hair on upholstery or dry spills), but obviously aren’t ideal for large area cleaning.

Mini: Yes, vacuums got even smaller. Mini vacuums are palm-sized picker-uppers that are great for those on the go or who like to keep their immediate space sparkling clean.

Robot: Another great option for households with pets, robot vacuums are designed to run on their own. They aren’t great for a deep clean but are a solid choice for regular maintenance.

Corded: Most vacuums are corded, meaning they must be plugged in to run. The con of a corded vacuum is that you have to keep finding new outlets if you have a large space, giving you less flexibility. But they make up for being limited by usually being more powerful than cordless models.

Cordless: Most stick vacuum models are now cordless, meaning they run on a battery charge. While cordless vacuums give you freedom to access every spot in your home with no trouble, they need to be charged regularly to avoid dwindling battery power, which reduces their effectiveness, possibly without you even knowing it.

Bagged: Most traditional vacuums come with a bag that has to be emptied out once it’s full. Bagged vacuums catch everything rather than use a filter to decrease what’s collected, so they fill up quicker. While emptying the bag more often can be annoying, bagged vacuums are recommended for those with allergies since there is less contact with dust and debris during and after use.

Bagless: Many people prefer bagless vacuums, which use a filter instead. Although bagless vacuums are more convenient, they do require maintenance — you should clear out your dust bin after every use and replace your filter every year, which can sometimes be more costly than replacing bags.

Wet Vac/Mop: Some vacuum models can switch back and forth between mopping and vacuuming (usually with a quick accessory change or some supervision). If you have mostly hard flooring or are able to clear your space for a day, you could even solicit a robot wet vac to work a room while you do something else.

Suction

Think about how dirty your floors and upholstery tend to be. The more debris they harbor, the more suction you’ll need to adequately clean them. Generally speaking, corded upright vacuums offer more suction than cordless options due to higher electricity input. That said, suction isn’t the only characteristic that plays a role in how effective a vacuum is. The head of the machine does, too. Typically, densely bristled machines are better able to catch and remove debris. 

Versatility

When investing in a vacuum, it’s important to consider your goals. If you solely want to clean your carpets, a variety of attachments aren’t necessary. If, however, you hope to vacuum your couch, window treatments, car, or in tight corners around your home, they absolutely are. Fortunately, many corded and stick vacuums come with an assortment of attachments to cater to various situations. Robot vacuums, on the other hand, come with fewer accessories (if any at all).

Type of Household

Larger houses: If you’re cleaning a good deal of square footage, go with an upright or canister vacuum. Uprights are best at cleaning all types of flooring and have enough power to give your entire home a deep clean. If you have minimal carpeting or high ceilings, a canister vacuum is recommended, especially if you don’t want to deal with lugging a 20-pound vacuum up and down stairs.

Smaller homes and apartments: If you lack storage space and have a smaller area to clean, a stick vacuum is probably best. Stick vacuum technology is getting better every year, and some models can compete with uprights in terms of power, but you don’t necessarily need all that power if you live alone in a small studio. Plus, sticks are much easier to store — especially those that break down into easily connectable parts.

Pets: Dealing with a lot of pet hair? Really any vacuum can work, and you don’t necessarily need a vacuum that’s branded as “made for pets.” It more so depends on the surfaces your pets spend time on. Many pet owners like a bagged vacuum to keep fur and dander contained, while others might be annoyed at how quickly those bags will fill. Just make sure your vac has a strong, sealed filter, and consider buying a handheld or robot vacuum for easy maintenance.

Allergies: If you have serious allergies, you’ll likely benefit from a bagged vacuum. Emptying a dust bin can make allergens go back into the air, so keeping them contained in a sealed bag is healthier.

Price

In previous years, if you were serious about buying a good vacuum, you had to be ready to spend. While budget vacuums have always existed, there are some on the market now that will stick around for a while — it’s more about maintaining your vacuum than spending the most you possibly can for one. That said, when we talked to Stu Davis, a vacuum repairman who’s been in business for 45 years, he said the best vacuum brands are indeed the most expensive ones. “I recommend Miele, Riccar, and Sebo,” says Stu. “They’re the most reliable and well-made.” The only problem? Their vacuums can cost over $1,000, and Riccar and Sebo, in particular, are only available in specialty stores.

But Stu makes a great point: “Are you more concerned with the best price or the best cost?” Although spending hundreds of dollars on a vacuum might seem a little outrageous, Stu reasons that you’ll save in the long run, since those professional-level high-end brands will last for years with minimal maintenance.

Certifications

When it comes to vacuums, there are three major certifications:

The Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval: The CRI measures how well vacuums clean carpets, testing for things like soil removal efficacy, residual moisture, and surface appearance change.

Asthma & Allergy Friendly (AAF) Certified: To meet this certification, vacuums have to pass a certain set of standards proving that they remove surface allergens effectively.

British Allergy Foundation (BAF) or Allergy UK Certified: Allergy UK, a subsidiary of the British Allergy Foundation, has tested, reviewed, and approved these certified products and determined their use safety for those with allergies across a range of types and severities.

What We Look for in a Vacuum Cleaner

We tested and researched a wide range of models to find the best household vacuums, judging them on the following criteria:

  • Functionality: How well does the vacuum clean dirt and debris? Does it work on a range of surfaces? Does it require multiple runs in order to pick everything up? What’s its range of motion like?
  • Durability: How long does the vacuum last? Does it require a lot of maintenance? Does it have a warranty?
  • Ease of purchasing: Is it easily ordered online, or does it have to be purchased in a store? Is it only sold to professionals or can it be found commercially? How much does the vacuum cost? Does it go on sale?

The Best Vacuums

The Shark Cordless Detect Pro blew us away during testing. What makes this machine stand out is its portability, convenience, and overall effectiveness. It comes with a charging port that not only ensures it’s always fully amped for your next cleaning sesh but also totally empty. That’s one of the wow-factors of this vacuum: While it can hold up to 30 days’ worth of dirt and debris, it self empties while docked, so you never have to worry about an overflowing canister. Additionally, with HEPA filtration and an anti-allergen complete seal, you can rest assured that the Shark Cordless Detect Pro keeps your floors and the air around you clean. 

Other things we love? In addition to a self-emptying canister, the Shark Cordless Detect Pro has a self-cleaning brush roll, so the machine stays effective in its cleaning. (If you’ve ever dealt with a knotted-up brush, you know how major this is.) And, best of all, it promises up to 60 minutes of run time in ECO mode, so you can clean your home without having to constantly recharge.

“The Shark Detect Pro is a definite upgrade from the last Shark self-emptying vacuum I’ve used (and also loved!),” says Best List editor Britt. “What I really love about this model is that it has a tall dock that takes up less space, so it’s easier to fit in narrow areas of my home. The vacuum is so much quieter than I expected it to be and has done a great job picking up pet hair from my two dogs.”

Read our full review of the Shark Cordless Detect Pro.

Specifications:

  • 14.8 lbs.
  • Cordless
  • 60-minute run time
  • 240-watt power; 15.6 amps
  • HEPA filter
  • Includes self-emptying charging base, crevice tool, odor neutralizing puck, and pet hair accessories
  • Features self-emptying canister, self-charging base, and self-cleaning brushroll
  • 5-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those looking for a powerful cordless vacuum that’s easy to maneuver and even easier to charge and clean.

Good to Know: Since this is a cordless vacuum — albeit a powerful one — it’s best used on low-pile carpet and hard floors for best results. 

*Honorable Mention: Our runner-up is another of Shark’s impressive vacuums: The Cordless Pro Vacuum, which touts a portable design, odor neutralizer technology, true HEPA filtration, and powerful suction that works well on low-pile carpet and hard floors. The reason it didn’t earn the top spot in our review, though, is because it only offers a 40-minute run time and, as commerce editorial assistant Morgan points out, “It needs to be propped up against the wall when it isn’t in use,” as it doesn’t stand on its own or have a docking station. Instead, it has a removable battery that can be charged anywhere in your home. While the brand likely thought this was more convenient, it actually can put the vacuum at risk for falling over and getting damaged. Still, if you have somewhere to store it and like the idea of not having to hang a dock, you might just love this machine.

At under $35, the BISSELL Featherweight Stick Vacuum is nothing short of a steal. Weighing less than three pounds — practically nothing compared to others we’ve tried — this lightweight machine will inspire you to vacuum your home each and every day with ease. (At least, that’s how AT senior commerce editor Alicia and contributor Kendall felt with the BISSELL Featherweight Stick Vacuum in hand.) From sofas and floors to ceiling fans and window treatments, it works like a charm. Part of its allure is that it breaks down into a handheld vacuum, which is incredibly convenient for harder-to-reach areas (like the tops of fan blades) and in smaller spaces (such as under car seats). Additionally, since it breaks down and has detachable parts, it’s easy to store.

That said, even when fully assembled, the vacuum is slim enough to fit in coat closets without taking up more room than a broom. Now, we know what you’re thinking: Such a slim, lightweight machine surely can’t tout much power. On the contrary: Because it’s corded, the BISSELL Featherweight Stick Vacuum maintains a reliable power level every single time, which is more than we can say for many cordless models four times the price.

Specifications:

  • 2.6 lbs.
  • Corded; 15 ft. cord length
  • 2 amps
  • Standard disk filtration
  • Includes crevice accessory
  • Available in 4 colors
  • 1-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those who want something simple; those looking to spend as little as possible (without compromising efficacy); those who want multiple vacuums.

Good to Know: The Featherweight is a No. 1 best seller on Amazon among all other stick vacuums and electric brooms sold on the site, which is saying a lot.

Allow us to address the elephant in the room: The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Robot Vacuum is expensive. That said, AT tester Danielle found that it’s well worth the splurge. The sleek robot wet-vac is sold in black and white and features an all-in-one docking system where the machine self-empties, self-cleans, self-dries, and self-refills, offering the user a fully hands-free experience. “This is definitely the fanciest vacuum I’ve ever owned so it’s a relief that it works well,” Danielle says. “I work a lot, so being able to control the vacuum remotely is a huge plus because it means I can always come home to a clean house even when I don’t have time to tidy up myself. I have hard flooring throughout my apartment, and its never looked better!”

Whether you’re using the robot vacuum to sweep up dirt and debris or to deep clean carpets or mop floors, it can do it all — including sucking up deeply embedded pet hair. Despite being a cordless vacuum, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Robot Vacuum touts impressive suction that works on uneven floors. It’s impressive, to say the least.

Specifications:

  • 10 lbs.
  • Cordless
  • 180-minute run time
  • 5500Pa suction
  • Washable filter
  • Includes charging RockDock, VibraWash Water Tank, VibraWash Mop Cloth Mount, and VibraWash Mop Cloth
  • Features self-drying, self-washing, self-emptying, self-refilling, and self-cleaning
  • Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri
  • Available in 2 colors
  • 1-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Robot Vacuum is ideal for those who don’t have the time to vacuum and mop their floors, as it can be controlled via the app, as well as by voice control, allowing users to clean their home without lifting a finger.

Good to Know: With this kind of investment, we usually like to see a longer warranty to insure the machine. Only you can decide if a 1-year limited warranty is enough to make you click “Buy Now.”

The Tineco Pure ONE Air Pet vacuum is so slim that you may think it’s not powerful enough for your needs. In reality, this high-suction stick vacuum is powerful enough to suck up stubborn, embedded pet hair, as well as common dust, dirt, and debris. Best of all, it does so quietly, making this machine a great option not only for its appearance and effectiveness but its neighbor-friendly design, too — which makes it an especially stellar pick for folks in apartments and townhomes.

“I LOVE this vacuum,” exclaims AT marketing & brand partnerships coordinator Emma. “As a (very) small-space dweller, I’ve been partial to hand-vacs for years, as I hate the look of bulky stand-up vacuums and they take up tons of space.” With no space to store such an object, Emma set out to find a slim, aesthetic machine that she wouldn’t mind stowing in plain sight. “The Tineco ONE Air Pet was perfect thanks to its slim build, modern and simple design, and light color. It practically blends in with my floor lamp just to the left of my couch.” 

Beyond its appearance, Emma loves how well the upright cordless vacuum works to clean up after her cat “who sheds a ton and gets litter and kibble everywhere,” she says. “An added bonus: My cat normally hates the sound of the vacuum, and will come from anywhere to attack it/me (especially annoying because it’s usually her I’m vacuuming up after!). The Tineco, however, is so quiet that I can vacuum the whole living room without her waking up.” With all of this in mind, Emma says that “vacuuming has become so much more pleasurable now that it’s not stressful for either of us! Overall, I would highly recommend this vacuum to fellow small-space dwellers who may be hesitant to commit to the upright life — it is WORTH IT! Especially if you have a pet.”

Specifications:

  • 4.96 lbs.
  • Cordless
  • 30-minute run time
  • 600-watt power
  • HEPA filter
  • Includes zero-tangle brush, 2-in-1 dusting brush, crevice tool, hair cleaning tool, and a charging dock
  • Features install-free dock to protect walls, self-adjusting suction
  • 2-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those living in a small space, particularly those with low-pile carpet.

Good to Know: Emma found that the Tineco Pure ONE Air Pet works best on low-pile carpet; on hard floors, it requires a few passes to be fully effective.

Best Robot: Yeedi Vac Station

If the idea of having to manually remove pet hair from your robot vacuum feels too tedious, consider the Yeedi Vac Station which is self-emptying. (Though, after 60 days, you do have to manually remove the bag from the receptacle where it empties into.) While the machine is notably heavier than other vacuums, it doesn’t really matter because it’s self-propelling. Beyond of its self-emptying nature, this vacuum stands out for its dual use, as it functions as both a vacuum and mop. As such, whether you’re looking to deep clean your carpets or scrub your floors, this machine gets the job done. 

Something we love about the Yeedi Vac Station is that, while it has an impressive 200-minute run time, if it does have to head back to the doc to recharge mid-cleaning sesh, it’s programmed to pick up where it left off, so no room in your house will get overlooked in the process. “As far as self-emptying robo-vacs go, this one was on the smaller side and didn’t take up too much space in my apartment,” Britt says. “Of all the robot vacuums I’ve tried, this one reached the perimeters of the room the best.”

Specifications:

  • 25.2 lbs.
  • Cordless
  • 200-minute run time
  • 3,000Pa suction
  • HEPA filter and sealed allergen system
  • Includes filter, mopping modular, dustbin with water tank, self-emptying station, and side brush
  • Features smart mapping, anti-collision, LiDAR navigation, carpet detection, app control, and voice control 
  • 1-year warranty

Who it’s best for: Those looking for a self-emptying vacuum; those looking for a 2-in-1 device.

Good to know: As a robot vacuum, it’s unable to climb stairs, so you will have to manually put it on the level you wish to operate it on.

Best Handheld: BLACK+DECKER 20v Max

There’s nothing so convenient as a handheld vacuum. Without a long handle or corded design, it can literally be used anywhere, including your bedroom, office, kitchen, living room, playroom, garage, car — you name it. That’s why we love the BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX vacuum so much. It’s compact and convenient but still offers notable power, not to mention a reversible nozzle that can feature bristles for deeper cleaning when need be.

AT senior commerce editor Alicia is a particularly big fan because her dusty, 1970s-constructed Brooklyn apartment was no match to its power. “I was shocked at how powerful the suction on this vacuum is,” she says. “I just hovered it over my dusty floorboard heater and the dust disappeared. I didn’t even need to make direct contact with the surface. It honestly seems more powerful than my stick vacuum.”

Alicia adds that this little guy is super compact and light, which makes it really easy to store, regardless of the size of your space. “I can easily store it in one of my kitchen cabinets and hide it out of sight,” she says. “It comes with a small charging station that is 4-5 inches long and wide, so it’s also easy to stash away.”

Read our full review of the Black+Decker 20v Max.

Specifications:

  • 3 lbs.
  • Cordless
  • 10-minute run time
  • 35-watt power
  • 3-stage filtration; washable filter
  • Includes crevice tool and brush tool
  • 2-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those with a small living space and lots of hard-to-reach spaces. 

Good to Know: It takes 240 minutes to fully charge this small-but-mighty hand vac, which sits atop a tabletop charging base.

The BISSELL Crosswave Cordless Premier vacuum cleaner does it all. The multi-surface machine is designed to thoroughly clean hard floors, carpets, and rugs — all at the same time. (With this in mind, if you’re looking for a vacuum that can be used wet and dry at different times, the BISSEL Crosswave Cordless Premier isn’t it.) The idea is that by combining functions, the machine can single handedly help streamline your floor-cleaning schedule — something we can all get behind. 

AT strategic partnerships director Laina is a huge fan of the one-step approach. “This took a minute to figure out how to set up, as I was not putting it on the charging port correctly,” she says. “Once I figured that out, it’s extremely seamless and a great everything vacuum/floor cleaner. The best part is being able to go right from my hardwood floors to over my carpet area and be able to wash both. I have a puppy so this thing sucks up and washes any hair or dirt extremely well. Love having this!”

Specifications:

  • 11.5 lbs.
  • Cordless
  • 30-minute run time
  • 36-volt power
  • Washable filter
  • Includes multi-surface brush rolls, a multi-surface PET brush roll, a wood floor brush roll, bottle of Hard Floor Sanitize Formula, bottle of Multi-Surface Cleaner, bottle of Wood Floor Cleaner, bottles of PET Multi-Surface Formulas, an extra filter, and a 3-in-1 docking station
  • Features self-cleaning
  • 3-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those looking to regularly clean (not just vacuum) floors of all kinds. 

Good to Know: The BISSELL Crosswave Cordless Premier simultaneously vacuums and mops/cleans floors. It can’t be used to solely do one or the other.

The Shark HZ702 Ultra-Light Pet Pro Corded Stick Vacuum came out on top in our list of the best vacuums for pet hair, thanks to its stellar suction, easy-to-maneuver, lightweight silhouette, and convenient attachments. Logistically, the vacuum is ultra-slim, making it a breeze not only to move between rooms but also to store. And with a crevice tool, upholstery tool, and precision duster attachment, it makes tidying up your home in one fell swoop simpler than ever.

“I wasn’t expecting such a lightweight vacuum to pack such a powerful punch, but one pass of my couch picked up so much pet hair. Like embarrassing, is-my-couch-a-shade-lighter-now? amounts,” says AT creative studio senior writer Courtney. “It’s so much easier to use on my staircase runner than my bulky vacuum. It’s so small and easy that I vacuum more often, too, which is a bonus!” Plus, it has an odor-neutralizing HEPA filter, so it helps take care of pet smells and dander, too.

“This thing is small and mighty,” Courtney adds. Weighing just under 10 pounds, this Shark vacuum feels almost too light, which may require some getting used to. “My only quibble is that it’s so lightweight that it can be a little unwieldy to maneuver, but I got used to it,” Courtney says. “And I’ll take that for the ease of carting it up and down my stairs. Such a great addition to my routine.

Read our full review of the Shark HZ702 UltraLight Pet Pro Corded Stick Vacuum.

Specifications:

  • 9.7 lbs.
  • Corded
  • 680-watt suction
  • HEPA filter and sealed allergen system
  • Includes crevice tool, upholstery tool, precision duster, and odor neutralizer technology cartridge
  • Features LED headlights, removable dust cup, detachable hand vac, compact storage
  • 3-year limited warranty

Who it’s Best For: Those in need of high suction to clean up excess shedding. 

Good to Know: Because it’s corded, you will have to change outlets to get through every room in your home, which can slow down the cleaning process.

Best Upright: Dyson Ball Animal 3

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is a fan favorite among pet owners. It’s a powerful corded vacuum with whole-machine filtration and an innovative tangle-free turbine that makes removing pet hair from carpets and rugs a breeze. 

While talking about the base of the machine, we have to highlight the iconic Ball design, which has long set Dyson apart. The rotating accent allows the vacuum to easily be used upright, as well as rotated flat to seamlessly reach beneath couches and around tight corners. As effective as the base of the machine is, the vacuum comes with a variety of attachments to make cleaning stairs and tight crevices less of a hassle. It even comes with a grooming tool so you can brush your pet then suck all the fluff directly into the vacuum. Suffice to say, Dyson (yet again) thought of everything when crafting this luxe vac.

“It’s the best vacuum I’ve ever owned and used so far to take care of pet hair and dust,” says AT producer Peggy. “It feels smooth and strong on all surfaces. I would definitely recommend!”

Specifications:

  • 17.3 lbs.
  • Corded
  • 290-watt suction
  • Whole-machine filtration
  • Includes tangle-free turbine tool, stair tool, combination tool, and pet groom tool
  • Features nylon bristles, cleaning modes for every floor type, instant-release wand
  • 1-year warranty

Who it’s best for: Those looking for a high-quality corded vacuum that can be used in a variety of ways.

Good to know: The pet grooming tool is meant to be used while the vacuum is turned off. So brush your pet first, then turn on the vacuum suction (otherwise you may scare your pup in the process).

The LG CordZero All-in-One Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum is luxurious and convenient — two of our favorite things. Don’t get it twisted, though: This sleek black and white vacuum cleaner isn’t just a pretty face, nor is it just a high price tag. It also happens to be the quietest, smoothest, smartest, and most accessible stick vacuum we’ve ever handled. Alicia is a fan, and it all started the moment she unboxed the LG CordZero. “Although this vacuum looked intimidating with its charging stand,” she admits, “it only took me, a person who once built her IKEA dresser drawers inside out, a matter of minutes to assemble it.” 

Logistically, the LG CordZero All-in-One Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum is a dream to use thanks to its lightweight (just 5.5 pounds!) and auto-empty design. Additionally, it tells you when it’s clogged so that you can address the issue straight away instead of attempting to further clean your floors only to get frustrated by impeded suction in the process. “I have since tested three other vacuums and I love my LG the best,” Alicia says. All in all, the LG CordZero is truly an all-in-one vacuum, from exceptional engineering to aesthetic prowess, making it well worth the investment in our eyes.

Read our full review of the LG CordZero All-in-One Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum.

Specifications:

  • 6 lbs.
  • Cordless
  • 120-minute run time
  • 120-volt power
  • Washable filters; HEPA filtration
  • Includes small vacuum head, wet vac head, and mopping accessories
  • Features 5-step filtration, auto-empty, clogging indicator, and detachable handheld vacuum
  • British Allergy Foundation Certification
  • 1-year limited warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those who want something easy to use and set up; those who want to avoid any contact with dust and debris; those who want something sleek enough to display.

Good to Know: The only time this vacuum’s performance dwindles is when the dock’s canister is full and needs replacing, so it’s a good idea to have replacement bags on hand.