Best Shark Stick Vacuum

Best Shark Stick Vacuum – Stick vacuums are the perfect tool for quickly cleaning bare floors and low pile carpets when you don’t have the time (or the energy) to lug out your heavier, full-size canister or upright vacuum. While we’ve always considered them great secondary vacuums, the stick vacuums we are testing today in the Good Housekeeping Cleaning Lab clean much better than models we’ve tested in the past.

In fact, some even rival the deep cleaning performance of full-size vacuums. New models have more powerful, longer-lasting batteries and better brush rolls and attachments for deep cleaning.

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1.Eureka

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If you have lots of obstacles, like furniture, organizers and houseplants to clean up around, this Eureka is a great choice at a great price. Its flexible neck provides swivel steering that combined with its big wheels and lightweight — it’s just over six pounds — allows you to easily maneuver around objects without missing a step.

In our tests, we found it super easy to assemble and use and we like the top-mounted dust cup that helps it get closer to the floor to better reach under low furniture.

2.Dyson Cyclone V10

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This newest vacuum from Dyson is also its coolest. Dirt doesn’t stand a chance and dust bunnies can’t hide from this vacuum with its innovative laser beam on its bare floor fluffy roller attachment. Simply turn it on to shine an angled beam of light directly in front of the vacuum to illuminate and nab the microscopic dust that other vacuums miss.

In our tests, we were amazed. Specks and particles that were invisible in regular light came into clear view when the laser hit them.

3.Miele

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Never have we seen a stick vacuum as innovative and adaptable as the Miele Triflex. Most stick vacuums can be used in two configurations — upright and handheld. But the Miele can transform into three designs.

With the motor, battery and dust cup (the power unit) placed up top, it works like a traditional pole vacuum, making it easy to reach under low furniture or (without the floor nozzle) up high to clean ceiling moldings and light fixtures.

4.Shark AV911S EZ

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Shark vacuums do well in GH Cleaning Lab tests and have proven to be good performers at a great price. We tested a previous Rocket stick model that was very similar in design to this pick and we found it had good suction, was lightweight and easy to maneuver and thanks to its long cord, offered non-stop cleaning. 

Like virtually all stick vacuums, this model has a motorized floor nozzle with a rotating brush that cleans both bare floors and carpet and converts to a handheld vacuum.

5.Roborock S7

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Roborock is a brand we came to know in our last test of robot vacuums and its cordless stick vacuum cleaner is just as impressive. The H7 is lightweight, easy to maneuver and easy to maintain with its removable brush rolls and washable filter.

It’s no secret that bagless dust cups can be messy to empty and the dust cloud they produce is irritating to allergy sufferers. So Roborock came up with a solution: Included with this model are mini bags that you insert into the cup so all the dust goes into the bag. You simply remove and toss it once it’s full. Genius!

6.BISSELL

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This Good Housekeeping Seal star could almost pass for an upright with its wide brush roll and large back wheels. In our tests, it ran for an impressive 37 minutes on a single charge and was one of the quietest vacuums we tested. If you only want to clean floors and are looking for an effective, easy-to-use vacuum without a lot of bells and whistles, the Bissell AirRam is a solid choice.

The handle can lay flat on the ground, making it easier to vacuum under furniture and in tough-to-reach places, and it collapses, too, making storage easier.

7.Shark LA502

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The Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV is the best Shark vacuum for bare floors that we’ve tested. This corded upright easily cleans pet hair as well as small and bulky debris on flat, even surfaces like tile or hardwood. Suction performance remains consistent even as its fairly large dustbin fills up, so it shouldn’t need emptying very often.

There’s a two-level suction power adjustment feature and two distinct surface settings for bare floors or carpets, which gives you a fair amount of flexibility if you need to clean the occasional low or high-pile rug.

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Best Shark Stick Vacuum – And when it comes to flexibility and convenience, they can’t be beat: Because most also convert to handheld vacuums, they can also easily clean upholstery, stairs and even the car.

Our expert Cleaning Lab team is constantly testing and recommending all kinds of vacuums, like robot vacuums, handheld vacuums, vacuums for pet hair, vacuums for hardwood floors and even budget-friendly vacuums under $100. In our last category test of stick vacuums alone, we collected 890 data points from just 12 vacuums.

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