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Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum

Pros: Offers optimal suction power with its patented Radial Root Cyclone system. Has durable construction and a modern, streamlined design.

Cons: Ball moving mechanism takes some time to get use to. More expensive than other models we tested, but offers quality that is worth the price.

Summary: The best vacuum cleaner available on the market that stands out for its rugged durability, dirt removal performance, and state-of-the-art design.
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Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional Upright

Pros: Stands out for being easy to maneuver. Features a swivel mechanism for easy steering in all types of rooms and around objects and corners.

Cons: Takes somewhat longer to clean large floor spaces because its floor brush unit is smaller than other vacuum cleaners we tested.

Summary: An efficient and easy to use model at a mid-range price, but the Dyson is a better investment because of its superior quality.
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Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus

Pros: A trusted and popular brand with impressive suction. Known for retaining its power due to its multi-cyclonic core technology.

Cons: Brush roll can not be shut off, making this model inefficient for vacuuming hardwood floors.

Summary: Exception suction power makes the Hoover WindTunnel a great value for the quality and price it offers, but not the best model for consumers who need a vacuum that works on hardwood floors.
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BISSELL CleanView Upright Vacuum with OnePass

Pros: A consumer favorite by a top name in vacuum cleaners. Stands out for its filtration system that removes dirt, dust and other indoor allergens.

Cons: Has less suction power than more costly models we tested, but thrifty shoppers still prefer this model for its value price.

Summary: By far the best vacuum cleaner available for consumers on a budget who want a trusted brand.