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Stick Vacuums: Ratings of Sources

Total of 17 Sources
1. ConsumerReports.org
May 2010
Small Vacuum Ratings and Reliability
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentEditors at ConsumerReports.org conduct extensive testing of vacuum cleaners. In its latest roundup, 10 stick vacuums are rated on eight factors. Among the three corded models included in this roundup, two land in the middle of the pack while the third is the lowest-rated of all the stick vacuums tested. Three cordless models are recommended.
2. Amazon.com
As of November 2013
Stick Vacuums and Electric Brooms
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentMany stick vacuums earn hundreds of reviews at Amazon.com, and most are positive. The highest-rated models include the Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, Bissell PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Vacuum 81L2T, Eureka Quick Up Cordless 2-in-1 96H and the Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030 -- each earning average ratings of 4 stars out of 5 or better in 600 or more owner-written reviews.
3. AllergyBuyersClub.com
As of November 2013
Compare Stick Vacuum Cleaners
by Contributors to AllergyBuyersClub.com
Our AssessmentAllergyBuyersClub.com is a retail site that sells products geared specifically to allergy sufferers. Editors provide detailed reviews and ratings of every product sold on the site, and consumers can post their own feedback as well. Of the seven stick vacuums listed, five receive a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Most haven't yet received customer reviews, but the editors' reviews are valuable.
4. Real Simple
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The Best Stick Vacuum for Your Needs
by Stephanie Sisco
Our AssessmentReal Simple magazine recommends six stick vacuums in different categories, such as longest charge, multi-tasking, unbeatable price, best overall and two tools in one. The Electrolux Ergorapido Ion Cordless earns accolades for its ability to double as a handheld vacuum, while the Hoover Platinum Linx is named the best overall. Editors say the Linx is "effortless to drive" and charges easily.
5. Target.com
As of November 2013
Stick Vacuums
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentJust under 20 stick vacuums are sold at Target.com, a few earning more than 100 owner-written reviews. The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum BH50010 and the Dirt Devil Red Versa Power Stick Vac Vacuum each earn average ratings of 4 stars out of 5 or better. A few other stick vacuums earn more mixed feedback for loss of power or ineffective cleaning.
6. Walmart.com
As of November 2013
Vacuums and Floor Care
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com sells about 16 models of stick vacuums. Owners rate them on factors such as value, features, durability and appearance. A few models earn hundreds of owner-written reviews. The highest-rated model is the Bissell 3-in-1 Vacuum, which earns an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 in nearly 1,500 owner-written reviews. Owners say they're "pleasantly surprised" by the Bissell 3-in-1 and that it "exceeded expectations" for its price.
7. HuffingtonPost.com
Oct. 20, 2012
Buying Guide: The Best Vacuum Cleaner For Your Home
by Shana Ecker
Our AssessmentThis buying guide to vacuum cleaners includes tips for choosing a vacuum that's best for your needs, addressing considerations such as power, style and frequency of use. Specific models are also recommended, including two stick vacuums: the Rowenta Delta Force Stick Vac and Electrolux 2-in-1 Handheld Stick Vac. No description is offered as to why the chosen models are selected, however.
8. 10rate.com
2013
Best Stick Vacuum Cleaners
by Brittany Rowland
Our AssessmentBrittany Rowland recommends eight stick vacuums as the best of 2013. Stick vacuums are evaluated on a number of criteria, such as suction power, noise, ease of use and emptying, attachments and other features. A useful buying guide is also included and each model receives an individual review which outlines both strengths and weaknesses. It's not clear whether the author conducts hands-on testing of each model, however.
9. Sears.com
As of November 2013
Sticks and Handhelds
by Contributors to Sears.com
Our AssessmentSears.com sells more than a dozen stick vacuums, most of which have earned 30 reviews or less. The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Multi Floor Vacuum, however, has accumulated nearly 395 owner-written reviews and maintains an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. The Dyson DC35 is powerful and effective, owners say, as well as easy to store. Many say it's great for small apartments or every day clean-ups.
10. Viewpoints.com
As of November 2013
Stick Vacuum Reviews
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentNearly 30 stick vacuums are reviewed on Viewpoints.com. Owners rate vacuums on maneuverability, ease of maintenance, suction, versatility, design and durability. The Swiffer SweeperVac Cordless Stick Vacuum earns an average rating of 78 out of a possible 100 in more than 180 owner-written reviews. The Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum BH50010 and Dirt Devil Versa Power All-in-One Stick Vacuum SD20000 also earn high average ratings, albeit in fewer reviews.
11. Lowes.com
As of November 2013
Handheld and Stick Vacuums
by Contributors to Lowes.com
Our AssessmentThe Dyson Digital Slim DC44 Animal Stick Vacuum Cleaner is the top-rated stick vacuum sold at Lowes.com, earning an average rating of 4.69 stars out of a possible 5 in more than 330 owner-written reviews. Owners say this slim stick vacuum is worth the price -- although it's more expensive than most stick vacuums -- and is excellent at picking up pet hair.
12. BestBuy.com
As of November 2013
Stick Vacuums
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBestBuy.com sells about 100 stick vacuums and handheld vacuums. Several models have accumulated a few dozen owner-written reviews or more. The Dyson DC35 is one of the top-rated stick vacuums sold here, earning an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 in about 170 owner-written reviews. The Hoover Linx BH50010 earns a near-perfect rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 in more than 100 owner-written reviews. Several other models earn high average ratings, as well.
13. VacuumJudge.com
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Vacuum Cleaner Reviews - 2013 Best-Selling Vacuum Cleaners
by Editors of VacuumJudge.com
Our AssessmentVacuumJudge.com recommends and compares vacuum cleaners based primarily on feedback found at Amazon.com. However, editors discuss their selection process in detail and also include valuable advice on expected life span, whether amps is a good criteria for selecting a vacuum, and other buying tips.
14. Viewpoints.com
Jan. 14, 2013
Best Stick Vacuums: Top Picks from Dyson, Hoover & Electrolux
by Amanda Bryant
Our AssessmentThis blog post on Viewpoints.com recommends three stick vacuums based on the author's personal experience and each vacuum's specifications. While each model's ratings from consumers on the site are mentioned, reviews are not the primary selection criteria. The Dyson DC35 is chosen for its efficiency and many attachments, and the Hoover Linx is praised for its easy operation on both hard and carpeted flooring.
15. Kohls.com
As of November 2013
Stick Vacuums
by Contributors to Kohls.com
Our AssessmentThe Electrolux Ergorapido Stick Vacuum earns a perfectly average rating of 4 stars out of 5 in nearly 20 owner-written reviews. Owners say the Ergorapido works great on any floor type, is excellent at picking up pet hair and is very "smooth" to operate. The Bissell Featherweight Lightweight Stick Vac earns a slightly lower rating of 4 stars out of 5 in just under 80 owner-written reviews.
16. ExpoTV.com
As of November 2013
Stick Vacuums
by Contributors to ExpoTV.com
Our AssessmentExpoTV.com allows owners to post video reviews on a wide variety of products. While there are only one or two reviews for most stick vacuums, it's helpful to see owners demonstrate problems or useful features. The Dirt Devil M084100 Power Stick, Dirt Devil SD20000RED Versa Power All-in-One Stick Vacuum Cleaner and Bissell 3-way Lightweight Vacuum each maintain high average ratings in five or more reviews.
17. Epinions.com
As of November 2013
Vacuums -- Stick
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentA search for stick vacuums yielded mostly models with fewer than 10 reviews as well as some steam mops. We recommend using this site to search for a model by name once you have narrowed down your list of possible choices. Overall, most stick vacuums that do earn reviews from owners receive mixed feedback and have middling average scores.

Stick Vacuums Runners Up:

Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Cordless Vacuum Cleaner $330

6 picks including: Amazon.com, Target.com…

Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Stick Vac SD20000RED $30

4 picks including: Amazon.com, Target.com…

Dirt Devil Accucharge BD20035RED $80

2 picks including: Amazon.com, ConsumerReports.org…

Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030 $80

1 pick including: Amazon.com, Hoover.com…

G-Tech AirRam Est. $350

1 pick including: Amazon.com, PopularMechanics.com…

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Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Multi floor cordless vacuum cleaner
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from Amazon.com
New: $329.00 $275.00   
In Stock.
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Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum, SD20000RED
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New: $39.99 $19.06   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
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Dirt Devil Accucharge 15.6V Cordless Bagless Stick Vacuum, BD20035RED
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New: $79.99 $49.68   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
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Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030
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New: $79.99   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
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Gtech AirRam High-power Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
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from Amazon.com
New: $349.95 $299.95   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
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