My top 5 picks revealed!Keeping a tidy home is easier with a good vacuum cleaner. If you have children and pets, it’s likely you are reaching for yours on a regular basis. Vacuuming does not have to be an arduous chore and you can make short work of most messes with a good quality vacuum cleaner equipped with tools and attachments for your specific needs. When it’s time to invest in a new one you will be wondering, “what is the best vacuum?”. You’ll be looking for the best vacuum cleaner of 2016.
The Best Vacuum Cleaner Reviews 2016
The best vacuum for you depends on the size and type of household you have. Does your home have a lot of carpet, mostly hard flooring or a combination of both? If you have a lot of carpeted stairs that is something to consider, also. If kids, pets or both make up your family, then you will need a vacuum designed to keep up with those mess makers.
To help you find the best value vacuum with the latest in technology, and a wide variety of tools and attachments to suit your needs, we have chosen to review the top-rated vacuums available today.
Hoover Windtunnel 3 Pro Pet
The best inexpensive vacuum is the Hoover Windtunnel 3 Pro Pet. At around $130 to $165 depending on where you shop, the Hoover Windtunnel 3 offers a great value for the budget conscious who want a powerful machine that can handle pet and kid messes.
The Hoover 3 Pro Pet is an upright bagless that comes with a pet hair turbo brush to snag every last cat or dog hair off the furniture or your car seats. It comes with a HEPA filter to ensure cat hair and fine particles do not end up being recirculated about the house. The suction is strong enough to pick up kitty litter off the kitchen tile but it will also do a pretty good job on all your carpeting, too.
Hoover vacs make the list of top rated vacuums consistently and for good reason. You get a pretty cheap vacuum with lots of suction, 5-level head adjustment to accommodate all flooring types and a carbon layer in the HEPA filter to absorb the odors pets leave behind.
The Hoover Windtunnel 3 Pro Pet is a good vacuum for the money but it does have some limitations. It’s on the heavy side, is too thick to fit under beds and the hose is too short to get long flights of stairs. However, if you are cash-conscious, have pets and a variety of floor types to keep clean, give this vacuum a serious look.
Shark Navigator Lift Away Professional
If you have a lot of hardwood flooring, pets or kids and budget of around $200 then the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional might be the perfect vacuum cleaner for you.
The on/off button for the roller brush is on the handle, making switching between hard flooring and carpet a breeze. The ergonomic handle and its ability to lay flat so you can vacuum under beds and coffee tables make this one of the best upright vacuums to consider for 2016.
Washable HEPA filters and a huge dust bin makes cleaning, well, cleaner. There are two versions of the Shark Navigator Lift Away Professional; Standard and Premium. The only difference between the two is that on the Premium model you can completely remove the roller brush to get at long hair or string that may have wound around it.
For a powerful, versatile vacuum that most household budgets can accommodate, look to the Shark Navigator Lift Away Pro for your next vacuum cleaner.
Shark Rotator 3 in 1 Professional
For a few extra dollars you can upgrade to another top-rated vacuum, the Shark Rotator 3 in 1 Professional vacuum cleaner. It has a price tag of around $235-$300 (catch it on sale) and the various models it comes in offer different attachments to customize your vacuum.
The NV552 is our top pick among the models of Shark Rotator 3 in 1 Pro vacs. It comes with the most tools, namely the car/boat detail kit and the large turbo brush cheaper versions of this Shark vacuum lack.
Some other notable features to consider that make Sharks some of the best vacuums; the wide upholstery tool is great for quickly cleaning the sofa and it has a nice long stretch hose to reach overhead light fixtures or the top of door frames.
For cleaning the stairs you can’t beat the nifty design feature that allows you to remove the canister from the caddy, making the vacuum into a very lightweight handheld. This is also great for cleaning your car or camping trailer where space is tight.
The only thing users of the Shark Rotators complain about is that most of the tools have to be stored in a separate caddy. While that does mean committing more closet space to your vacuum, it also means the machine is not encumbered by heavy tools making it easy to maneuver around furniture and carry.
Read through the list of accessories when considering which model of Shark Rotator 3 in 1 Professional vacuum to buy and choose the one with the tools you think you will need/use the most.
If you want the cream-of-the-crop in vacuums, then you can’t get any better than a Dyson. The vacuum industry was revolutionized by the first Dysons to hit the market with their cyclonic, bagless, never-lose-suction technology. It set a new standard of excellence in the industry and almost all vacuum manufacturers are copying Dyson’s technology.
In the Shark versus Dyson debate, Dyson wins, hands down as the best vacuum cleaner for 2016 for its advanced technology, unsurpassed suction power and versatility. Dyson users tend to stay Dyson users because they can’t bear to part with the incredible cleaning power, tools and attachments and the models designed to fit any household.
Dyson DC40 Origin
The Dyson DC40 Origin is not a cheap vacuum. It runs about $310 to $350 dollars depending on where you buy it. It is certainly one of the most expensive machines on the market, and for good reason.
Dyson created the best upright vacuums by eliminating messy bags, and using advanced radial root cyclone technology to ensure every last little dust particle and pet hair gets sucked up into washable HEPA filters and not redistributed around the room.
The Origin uses ball technology, Dyson’s ingenious design feature to house all the major components of the vacuum while allowing users to glide it effortlessly across the floor, around tight corners and furniture and get right up against the baseboards.
The DC40 Origin has a roller brush that can go from carpet to hard flooring without fear of scratching hardwood floors. There is no need to change the setting of the head, the machine does it automatically and seals to the surface to create the most suction power you can buy in a vacuum cleaner.
Just to eliminate any confusion, the Dyson DC40 Multi Floor has been renamed the Origin and if you are set on a Dyson but cringe at the price tag, consider purchasing a refurbished model (only from a Dyson authorized dealer) that will clean just as well a couple of years old as it did brand new.
Dyson DC65 Vacuums – Multi Floor, Animal and Animal Complete
The top rated vacuum cleaner for 2016 is, of course, from Dyson. The Multi Floor, Animal series are the most powerful vacuums you can buy today with twice the suction of any other brand vacuum on the market.
The Dyson DC65 Animal Complete runs around $500 but it is worth every penny. Vacuuming the house becomes less of a chore with this machine.
To accentuate the incredible suction, the head of a Dyson Animal vac seals to the floor surface so you get an even pick up from the entire head. Many vacuums tend to lose power at the edges, meaning dirt and lint stay along the baseboards forcing you to take another step and use the hose to remove them.
The rotating brush roller has stiffer, shorter bristles that won’t scratch the hardwood meaning there is no need to turn it off when you glide off the carpet. The ball technology allows you to easily maneuver the machine around the house sucking up every last food particle and dust mite into the washable HEPA filters and deposited in a large clear canister that allows you to see when it needs emptying and that can be done with a push of a button.
The Dyson DC65 model vacuums come with the perfect tools to get the job done. Pet owners or households with long hair will love the tangle free turbine tool. You can easily vacuum your computer keyboard or a lampshade with the soft dusting brush and the multi angle brush lets you clean awkward spaces like the top of the door frame or ceiling fans.
The combo tool is a crevices tool with a brush and the long hose is conveniently housed in the handle to make this vacuum one lean, mean cleaning machine.
The Best Upright Vacuums for 2016 – Something For Everyone
So there you have it. The top rated vacuum cleaners for 2016 come in a variety of prices, options and with the tools needed to get the job (large or small) done. To get the best value vacuum it is important to not only consider your budget, but how often you will use it, the type of household you are in (kids, pets, lots of stairs) and make your decision based on the vacuum with the features that will suit your specific needs.