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Top 10 Best Rated Upright Vacuum Cleaners | 2019-2020 Ratings

January 5, 2020 by  
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Top 10 Best Uprights Top 10 Best-Rated Upright Vacuums: SmartReview.com has compiled its list of top-rated uprights. The top brands in this category are Shark, Dyson, Miele, Soniclean and Oreck. Upright vacuums are traditionally primarily for carpets, as most have motorized brushrolls. For above floor cleaning most uprights have wands & hoses, or a detachable canister (Shark). Also see our Top 10 Canister Vacuums and Top 10 Cordless Vacuums pages.


Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum

Dyson V10
Absolute
Cordless Vacuum

#1 (Rating 4.9 Stars)

Dyson's Fluffy Soft Roller

Dyson’s New Fluffy Soft Roller Hard Floor Tool (click for larger image)

Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum – The cordless V10 is one of our top cordless vacuums, and one of the best on the market. This model has the power of an upright, yet weighs less than 6 lbs. Great for Carpets or Hard Floors.

Key Features: The battery can provide up to 60 minutes in suction mode (less with a motorized tool). This model includes Many High End Accessories, including motorized multi-floor tool (for carpets & hard floors), a fluffy hard floor tool, and many other accessories to use as a handheld cordless vacuum. The vacuum uses cyclonic technology to remove dirt, dust, and allergens, and has whole machine HEPA filtration.

Review: Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Upright Stick Vacuum


Shark Apex DuoClean Upright

Shark Apex
DuoClean Zero-M
Upright Vacuum

#2 (Rating 4.7 Stars)

Mini Motorized Pet Tool

Shark Apex Mini Motorized Pet Tool stores onboard.

Shark Apex DuoClean AZ1002 Upright Vacuum – The bagless Shark Apex DuoClean Upright Vacuum has strong suction, and a DuoClean brushroll for both carpets and hard floors, and can capture large and tiny particles at the same time. Zero-M technology prevents hair from wrapping around the brushroll. Built-in LED headlights.

Key Features: The vacuum has powerful suction for pet hair and includes a Motorized Pet Tool to vacuum pet hair, dust and dirt, from upholstery, stairs, cars, and smaller areas. The vacuum uses cyclonic technology to remove dirt, dust, and allergens, and has HEPA filtration.

Review:: Shark Apex DuoClean AZ1002 Upright Vacuum


Dyson Animal 2 Total Clean

Dyson Ball
Total Clean
Upright Vacuum

#3 (Rating 4.7 Stars)

Dyson Mini Turbine Tool

Dyson’s New “Tangle Free” Mini Turbine Tool (great for pet hair)

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean Upright Vacuum – The bagless Dyson “Ball” Total Clean Upright Vacuum has the highest suction (270 airwatts) of any Dyson vacuum. The vacuum sits on a ball for easy maneuverability. This “total clean” model includes extra cleaning tools for above floor cleaning using the hose & wand.

Key Features: The vacuum has powerful suction for pet hair and includes a Tangle-Free Mini Turbine Tool to vacuum pet hair, dust and dirt, from upholstery, stairs, cars, and smaller areas. The vacuum uses cyclonic technology to remove dirt, dust, and allergens, and has HEPA filtration.

Review: Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Canister Vacuum


Miele U1 Cat & Dog Upright

Miele U1
Cat & Dog
Upright Vacuum

#4 (Rating 4.7 Stars)

Miele Mini Turbo Brush Tool

Miele Mini Turbo Brush Tool – Great for Pets

Miele U1 Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum – The Miele Cat & Dog is one of our highest rated bagged upright vacuums, especially effective for pets and pet hair. The Cat & Dog has strong suction (with four suction settings). You can dial down the suction for delicate rugs & curtains, or full power to get deep down dirt and pet hair. LED headlights built-in. Miele vacuums run quieter than other vacuums. German Engineered.

Key Features: For pet hair removal, this model comes with a Handheld Pet Turbobrush , and a motorized brushroll for deep cleaning carpets. A sealed 12 stage filtration system with activated charcoal filter contains allergens, dust, and pet odors.

Review: Miele U1 Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum


Dyson Animal 2

Dyson Ball
Animal 2
Upright Vacuum

#5 (Rating 4.6 Stars)

Dyson Mini Turbine Tool

Dyson’s New “Tangle Free” Mini Turbine Tool (great for pet hair)

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum – The bagless Dyson “Ball” Animal 2 Upright Vacuum has the highest suction (270 airwatts) of any Dyson vacuum. The vacuum sits on a ball for easy maneuverability. This model is identical to the above “Total Clean” model, but without the extra tools. For above floor cleaning this model has a quick draw hose & wand.

Key Features: The vacuum has powerful suction for pet hair and includes a Tangle-Free Mini Turbine Tool to vacuum pet hair, dust and dirt, from upholstery, stairs, cars, and smaller areas. The vacuum uses cyclonic technology to remove dirt, dust, and allergens, and has HEPA filtration.

Review: Dyson Ball Animal 2 Upright Vacuum


Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS

Oreck Magnesium
LW1500RS
Upright Vacuum

#6 (Rating 4.5 Stars)

Oreck Magnesium LW1500RS Upright Vacuum – The bagged Oreck RS Magnesium upright is one of our lightest vacuums, at only 7.7 lbs. The vacuum has swivel steering for easy maneuverability. This model also has built-in headlights for cleaning under beds & furniture.

Key Features: This lightweight vacuum has strong suction with two speeds. The large wheels give the Magnesium RS the ability to travel over any surface, from hardwood and tile to plush, frieze, and even soft carpeting without getting stuck. Comfort-fit handle has earned the Arthritis Foundation’s Seal of Approval.

Review: Oreck Magnesium RS Lightweight Upright Vacuum


Shark TruePet NV752

Shark TruePet
NV752
Upright Vacuum

#7 (Rating 4.5 Stars)

Mini Motorized Pet Tool

TruePet Mini Motorized Pet Tool (great for Pet Hair)

Shark Rotator TruePet NV752 Upright Vacuum – This pet centric bagless upright from Shark has strong suction, and a motorized brushroll for deep cleaning of carpets. The built-in LED headlights assist you in finding dust, and dirt. The detachable canister allows you to do above floor cleaning, with a motorized brushroll, and other tools.

Key Features: The vacuum has powerful suction for pet hair and includes a TruePet Mini Motorized Brush to vacuum pet hair, dust and dirt, from upholstery, stairs, cars, and smaller areas. The vacuum uses cyclonic technology to remove dirt, dust, and allergens, and has a Lifetime HEPA filtration.

Review: Shark Rotator TruePet NV752 Upright Vacuum


Dyson Multi-Floor 2 Upright

Dyson Ball
Multi-Floor
Upright Vacuum

#8 (Rating 4.5 Stars) BEST BUY

Multi-Floor Brushroll

Multi-Floor Brushroll easily transitions from Carpets to Hard Floors

Dyson Ball Multi-Floor 2 Upright Vacuum – The bagless Dyson “Ball” Multi-Floor 2 Upright Vacuum has high suction (245 airwatts) for deep down dirt cleaning. The vacuum sits on a ball for easy maneuverability. For above floor cleaning this model has a quick draw hose & wand with basic tools.

Key Features: The vacuum has powerful suction for pet hair with a Multi-Floor brushroll. The vacuum uses cyclonic technology to remove dirt, dust, and allergens, and has HEPA filtration to keep the air clean as your vacuum.

Review: Dyson Ball Multi-Floor 2 Upright Vacuum


Shark ZU561 Zero-M Upright

Shark Navigator
Zero-M
Upright Vacuum

#9 (Rating 4.5 Stars)

Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M Upright Vacuum – The bagless Shark ZU561 Upright Vacuum has high suction and a powered brushroll with Zero-M Anti Hair Wrap technology. This is a self cleaning brushroll that will prevent hair from tangling. For above floor cleaning this model has a “lift-away” canister.

Key Features: The vacuum has powerful suction for pet hair with a multi-floor brushroll. Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + HEPA filter traps dust, dirt, and allergens. The vacuum includes a hair removal multi-tool.

Review: Shark Navigator ZU561 Zero-M Upright Vacuum


Soniclean SFC7000 Soft Carpet Vacuum

Soniclean
Soft Carpet
Upright Vacuum

#10 (Rating 4.5 Stars)

Soniclean SFC-7000 Soft Carpet Vacuum – The bagless Soniclean SFC-7000 is designed for soft carpeting. Traditional vacuums can get stuck with suction lock on soft carpeting. The Soniclean with designed with soft carpet manufacturers with a vent system and larger wheels to float over soft carpets.

Key Features: Soniclean uses sonic technology (12,000 sonic vibrations per minute) which will help to loosen deep, ground-in dirt. Soniclean uses Seal-Tech® HEPA vacuum bags for 99.97% filtration at 0.3 microns. Brushroll ON/OFF switch for hard floors. Weighs only 10.5 lbs with a 35 ft. cord.

Review: Soniclean SFF-7000 Soft Carpet Upright Vacuum


Best Upright Vacuums under $150 Dollars


Bissell Cleanview

Bissell
Cleanview
Upright Vacuum

#11 (Rating 4.4 Stars)

Bissell Cleanview 2252 Pet Vacuum – One of our lowest priced uprights, the Cleanview 2252 pet vacuum with its Triple Action™ Brush Roll is designed to pick up pet hair from carpets and hard floors. The Bissell Cleanview uses a Multi-Cyclonic suction system to prevent dirt and dust from getting back into the air. The clean 1 liter dust container lets you see your progress.

Key Features: The Bissell Cleanview features swivel steering with a 13.5-inch cleaning path. Includes a Pet TurboEraser® Tool, Brush/Upholstery Tool, Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, and Extension Wand. 3 year warranty.

Review: Bissell Cleanview 2252 Upright Pet Vacuum


Shark Navigator DLX

Shark Navigator
DLX NV70
Upright Vacuum

#12 (Rating 4.4 Stars)

Shark Navigator DLX NV70 Upright Vacuum – One of Shark’s least expensive uprights. The bagless Shark NV70 Upright Vacuum has high suction and a powered brushroll with an extra large 3 quart dust cup. The vacuum has a long hose & wand For above floor cleaning.

Key Features: Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + HEPA filter traps dust, dirt, and allergens. The vacuum has swivel steering for easy maneuvering. The vacuum includes a hair removal multi-tool. Also features a 25 foot cord, and Brushroll ON/OFF switch. 5 year limited warranty.

Review: Shark Navigator DLX NV70 Upright Vacuum



Dyson Mini Turbine Tool

Dyson’s New “Tangle Free” Mini Turbine Tool (great for pet hair)

What makes Dyson Unique- Main Differences: Dyson invented the cyclonic bagless vacuum, and has been an innovator in the bagless vacuum category. Dyson is also known for strong, powerful, suction. One area that Dyson stands out is its tools. One in particular is the Tangle-Free Pet Tubine Tool, which we believe is the best air driven tool for pet hair on the market. We have seen this tool demonstrated, and it can pick up long hair and even shoelaces without wrapping around the brushes. This model standard comes with Dyson Animal Corded Pet Vacuums.

Lift Away Canister and Tools

Detachable Lift-Away Canister & Tools

What makes Shark Unique- Main Differences: Shark vacuums use a Lift-Away system, where the vacuum can be lifted off the body. The detached canister can attach to a hose and/or wand, with many accessories. This allows high and low cleaning, as well as stairs. Traditional vacuums like Dyson use a wand +hose off the main body. Shark has LED headlights in most of its higher end uprights. Most Shark Vacuums come with a long warranty.


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