What are the best rated vacuum cleaners? Vacuums are a staple for anyone with a home or apartment. Even if you don’t have carpet, vacuums are a great tool for removing dirt, allergens, dust and pet hair from all the nooks, crannies and surfaces of your home. Finding the best rated vacuum cleaners, as technology continues to improve and advance, can be tricky — offering more features, functions and attachments than ever before. Deciding which machine is right for your home can be an overwhelming task; after all, it’s not just about price, but about which best rated vacuum is the best fit for your home, routine and cleaning needs.
After extensive research and hands-on testing, Allergy Buyers Club has comprised our Top 6 vacuums of 2016. We’ll break down which ones are best for what task, and offer a variety of solutions that are sure to work for your home.
Best Rated Overall Vacuum Cleaner: Our Category Winner!
The Miele Complete C3 Brilliant is the pinnacle of performance and convenience. As Miele’s flagship model, the C3 Brilliant is loaded with smart features, and is recommended for both carpets and hardwood floors.
6-stage suction control with automatic suction setting
Deluxe handle grip with power brush controls, +/- suction controls and standby mode
LED suction indicator on handle
1200 watt, low-noise, high output motor
Integrated silence insulation
Lightweight skeleton construction
Air Clean Sealed System design retains 99.9% of particles inside the vacuum
Active HEPA filter with activated charcoal layer captures 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micron and absorbs odors
The Sebo Airbelt D1 Canister Vacuum Cleaner is perfect for someone who wants a quality, full-sized canister vacuum that’s also affordable. This easy-to-use, powerful vacuum has a large cleaning radius and provides a sealed, quality filtration that’s safe for allergy or asthma sufferers.
52-foot cleaning radius
Huge 1.5 gallon filter bags require fewer bag changes and feature a hygienic cap that prevents dust from escaping during removal
Sealed hospital-grade filtration means a 99.9% effectiveness to 0.3 microns, which is excellent for allergy or asthma sufferers
Easy to maneuver
Diffuses exhaust air all around for ultra quiet performance
Includes 3 full-size on-board tools: 8″ crevice nozzle, upholstery nozzle w/ bristles and triangle dusting brush; integrated storage at end of canister
Comfortable to operate with high-quality telescopic wand
The Miele Complete C3 Calima is a superior canister vacuum cleaner with ultra-quiet operation, unparalleled performance and lightweight yet durable construction. The Calima features Miele’s exclusive 12-stage AirClean HEPA Sealed Syste that retains 99.9% of dirt, dust and lung damaging particles inside the machine.
An ideal vacuum cleaner for homes with hard floors and low- to medium-pile area rugs
6 suction settings with +/- suction controls on canister
The Sebo X5 upright vacuum cleaner is our overall best pick among uprights and is popular with our customers. Lighter than most, the X5 vacuum rewards with excellent suction, premium S-Class (meets HEPA standard) filtration, and general overall ease of use and durability.
Sebo S-Class Filtration System means dirt is picked up and filtered through a 3-layer filter bag and 2 filters
The Sebo x1 motor is rated for 800 hours of use, which should bring over 10 years of dependability
Bush roll automatically adjusts to the correct height for cleaning any depth of carpet, rugs and bare floors
Its vacuum bags are sealable filter bags that are strong and act as a microfilter so dust can’t escape when sealed
Bends to 180° to reach far under beds and furniture
The Complete C3 Limited Edition canister vacuum features a Turbo Comfort turbobrush with an air-driven rotating roller brush, which loosens the dirt in the floor. This German made Limited Edition vacuum is ultra-quiet, lightweight yet durable, and nothing can beat Miele’s exclusive 12-stage AirClean Sealed System that retains 99.9% of dirt, dust and lung damaging particles inside the machine.
AllTeQ Combination floor brush perfect for carpets and smooth surfaces
6 suction settings with +/- footswitch pedals
Comes with crevice nozzle, dusting brush and upholstery tool
Large capacity, AirClean filter bag w/ spring-loaded, self-sealing collar
AirClean Sealed System™ Design retains 99.9% of particles inside the vacuum
AirClean filter captures 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 micron
The M1200 from Maytag is hands down, the most powerful upright vacuum we have ever tested. It’s fully loaded and offers incredible cleaning power — making it able to remove dirt embedded so deep in rugs and carpets that it almost eliminates the competition!
Features exclusive 6-stage filtered, sealed system with HEPA filter
Locks in microscopic dirt and dust particles into a self-sealing bag system for maximum cleaning and poof-proof bag disposal
Pet Hair Purr-fect cleaning performance easily picks up pet hair and dander
Bag capacity holds 20 times the dirt and debris of typical bagless upright vacuums