February 2024

Vacuum Cleaners: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of vacuum cleaners rankings posted by key online experts, as of February 2024.

Summary

On 7 Feb 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 92 vacuum cleaner endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

73 vacuum cleaners were endorsed in total, only 13 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 7 Feb 2024, Dyson V15 Detect takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed vacuum cleaner with 5 expert endorsements. 1 expert out of 5 recommended it as the '#1 vacuum cleaner' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking vacuum cleaners start at $33.95 (Bissell Featherweight Stick) and go up to $1887.99 (Miele Complete C3 Brilliant). Median vacuum cleaner costs $297.99 (Kenmore Elite 31150).
$33.95
$1887.99

At a glance - February Ranking

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Rank Change Price Vacuum Cleaner
Rtings.com
HGTV
TechRadar
Wirecutter
Tom's Guide
The Spruce
CNN Underscored
The Strategist
Consumer Reports
Good Housekeeping
1
- $643
Dyson V15 Detect
The Dyson V15 Detect is a highly praised vacuum cleaner with powerful suction, adjustable settings, and a five-stage filtration system, making it suitable for effectively cleaning various surfaces in a household setting.
1
5
3
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9
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5
2
- $269
Miele Classic C1
The Miele Classic C1 vacuum cleaner is highly praised for its powerful suction, lightweight design, and effective filtration system, making it ideal for users who want a versatile and efficient cleaning tool.
5
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12
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4
5
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3
- $433
Shark Stratos IZ862H
The Shark Stratos IZ862H is a highly praised cordless vacuum cleaner that offers strong suction power, adjustable settings, and a long battery life, making it a versatile and convenient option for various cleaning needs.
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1
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2
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4
- $150
Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352
The Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 vacuum cleaner is highly praised for its strong suction power, advanced cyclonic technology, adjustable suction settings, and effective HEPA filtration system, making it a versatile and efficient cleaning tool for various cleaning needs.
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2
1
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5
- $298
Kenmore Elite 31150
The Kenmore Elite 31150 vacuum cleaner is highly recommended for its powerful suction, effective cleaning performance, and comprehensive filtration system, making it ideal for those in need of a thorough and allergen-free clean.
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4
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1
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6
- $600
iRobot Roomba s9+
The iRobot Roomba s9+ is a highly advanced and customizable robot vacuum that provides deep cleaning performance on both carpets and hard floors, making it an excellent choice for pet owners and those with complex room layouts.
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8
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7
10
7
- $135
Bissell Cleanview Swivel 2256
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4
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2
8
- $727
Miele Complete C3 Calima
The Miele Complete C3 Calima vacuum cleaner is a powerful and compact vacuum with excellent suction, maneuverability, and filtration capabilities, making it ideal for deep cleaning and efficient cleaning for allergy sufferers.
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4
3
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15
- $949
Miele Blizzard CX1
The Miele Blizzard CX1 is a powerful and efficient vacuum cleaner with strong suction, versatile use, and excellent filtration, making it ideal for users who prioritize performance and cleanliness.
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5
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4
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16
- $773
Samsung Bespoke Jet
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6
6
17
- $99
Shark WandVac Slate
The Shark WandVac Slate is a compact handheld vacuum cleaner with powerful suction and effective filtration, making it ideal for quick clean-ups and spot cleaning tasks.
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10
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8
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18
- $300
Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam
The Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam is a powerful and versatile wet/dry vacuum cleaner that effectively cleans various surfaces and offers the convenience of vacuuming, washing, and steaming capabilities.
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9
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12
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19
- $99
Worx WX030L
The Worx WX030L vacuum cleaner is a highly praised and versatile cleaning tool, known for its strong suction power, maneuverability, and effective filtration system.
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14
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9

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#17 $99 Shark WandVac Slate
#19 $99 Worx WX030L
#7 $134.99 Bissell Cleanview Swivel 2256
#4 $149.99 Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352
#2 $269 Miele Classic C1
#5 $297.99 Kenmore Elite 31150
#18 $299.98 Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam
#3 $433.47 Shark Stratos IZ862H
#6 $599.99 iRobot Roomba s9+
#1 $643.50 Dyson V15 Detect
#8 $727 Miele Complete C3 Calima
#16 $773.17 Samsung Bespoke Jet
#15 $949 Miele Blizzard CX1

We ranked Dyson V15 Detect #1 in February 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Dyson V15 Detect as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Vacuum

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HGTV

Best Overall

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TechRadar

The best vacuum cleaner if money is no object

Powerful Suction
Laser highlights hidden dust
Informative LCD Screen

Average-sized dust canister
Noisy on full power

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The Strategist

Best vacuum for small spaces

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Good Housekeeping

Most Innovative Vacuum Cleaner

Automatically adjusts speed and suction
Laser spotter makes it easier to see dust on bare floors
Converts to a handheld vacuum

Pricey

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We ranked Miele Classic C1 #2 in February 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Rtings.com

Best Mid-Range Corded Vacuum

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Wirecutter

The best vacuum for hardwood floors

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CNN Underscored

Best canister vacuum

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The Strategist

Best canister vacuum

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend vacuum cleaners.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of vacuum cleaners, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for February 2024 ranking

We ranked Shark Stratos IZ862H #3 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Shark Stratos IZ862H as #1.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Best cordless overall

Flexible wand lets you easily vacuum under furniture
Clean Sense IQ can detect how dirty a floor is
Powerful suction on carpets, hard floors and furniture

Dust brush only moderately effective
Floor head can’t fit into narrow spaces

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The Strategist

Best less expensive vacuum

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We ranked Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 #4 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

Well rounded, great value

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Tom's Guide

The best vacuum is great at picking up everything

Great performance at an affordable price
Swivel head for multidirectional cleaning
Able to tone down the suction for small rugs and delicate fabrics

Brush roll isn't removable
A little heavy and clunky to disassemble and reassemble

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We ranked Kenmore Elite 31150 #5 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Kenmore Elite 31150 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

A Heavy But Effective Vacuum Cleaner

Great performance on carpet
Good edge cleaning
Long cord

Heavy
Not easily maneuverable

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Consumer Reports

Bagged Upright

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We ranked iRobot Roomba s9+ #6 in February 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 17 Sep 2021)
The best smart vacuum that takes care of itself
Experts Praise For:
  • Good performance on wooden floors
  • Autonomous dirt disposal
  • Advanced navigation capability
Experts Criticise For:
  • Loud operation
  • Expensive
A more detailed summary:

Experts are impressed with the iRobot Roomba s9+, which passed every performance test with flying colors. The suction is powerful enough to collect human/pet hair, small particles, larger debris, and it has no problem picking up dirt from wooden floors. Performance on carpeted areas was almost just as good. Its unique D-shaped design allows it to tackle corners with no difficulty. It uses a smart mapping system so it can remember the layout of various rooms. Most experts also praise its ability to empty the collected dirt into a dustbin without any human intervention. The device intuitively returns to its charging base when it’s time to repower. Once fully-charged, it returns to its previous position to keep cleaning. One negative point some reviewers noted is that it tends to be loud while operating. It may be noisy, but the iRobot Roomba s9+ certainly gets the job done.

Critic endorsements:
Tom's Guide

Our favorite robot vacuum if price is no object

Attractive, premium design
Mapping was quick and easy
Easy-to-use mapping controls in app
Great corner cleaning

Better on hard floors than carpet
Have to buy replacement disposal bags

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Consumer Reports

Robotic Vacuum

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Good Housekeeping

Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Best spot cleaning robot in our tests
Automatically empties dirt into its bin
Doesn't clog with pet hair

Has trouble navigating around small objects

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We ranked Bissell Cleanview Swivel 2256 #7 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best vacuum for carpet and rugs

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Good Housekeeping

Best Value Vacuum Cleaner

Adjustable height settings for every floor type
Can be turned on and off with your foot
On-board storage for all tools

Brush roll cannot be turned off

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We ranked Miele Complete C3 Calima #8 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

Reputable canister, some caveats

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Tom's Guide

Best Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Excellent for wood floors
Good for people with allergies
Attachments securely stored onboard

Expensive
Takes up more space than an upright

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We ranked Miele Blizzard CX1 #9 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce

Best Canister Vacuum

Self-clean function
Cord automatically rewinds
Great for pet hair

Not a good option for those with allergies

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Consumer Reports

Bagless Canister

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We ranked Samsung Bespoke Jet #10 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Consumer Reports

Cordless Stick Vacuum

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Good Housekeeping

Best Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Long run-time
Self-emptying and huge dust cup capacity

Expensive

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We ranked Shark WandVac Slate #11 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Particular good if you want to clean up small spills

Lightweight
Strong suction

Noisy
Much shorter battery life
Small that usual dust canister

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Consumer Reports

Handheld Vacuum

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We ranked Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam #12 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce

Best Wet-Dry Vacuum

Doesn’t leave behind residue
Steam clean function
Comes with trial formulas and extra filters

Comes with no attachments
Very noisy

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The Strategist

Best wet/dry vacuum

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We ranked Worx WX030L #13 in February 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best vacuum cleaners” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Wirecutter

Smart design, small bin

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Good Housekeeping

Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Rinsable HEPA filter
Removable and replaceable battery
Quiet

Some pet hair clung to the brush attachment in testing

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