Stick Vacuums: Ratings of Sources
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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, nine stick vacuums are rated on eight factors, including cleaning carpets, bare floors and pet hair. Other factors include emissions, noise and edge cleaning. Run time and charge time is listed for cordless models. Editors recommend three models with cords and one cordless stick vacuum.
Stick Vacuums and Electric Brooms
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentGenerally corded stick vacuums have accumulated more reviews than cordless models at Amazon.com. Corded standouts include the Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220, which maintains an average rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 from more than 1,400 owners. The Hoover Bissell FeatherWeight Vacuum 3106 receives a similar rating from about 350 owners. Cordless models that receive higher ratings from a smaller number of owners include the Bissell PowerEdge PET Hard Floor 81L2-T, Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac BH50010 and Eureka Quick-Up Cordless 96H. The Black & Decker 18V Cordless Pivoting Floor Vac PSV1800 is a pricier model that receives 4 stars overall from about 175 owners. The Dirt Devil Power Stick M084100 and Hoover Flair Bagless S2200 corded stick vacuums receive mixed reviews.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentAbout a dozen stick vacs are reviewed in the stick-vacuums category on Target.com, and many have accumulated several dozen reviews. The Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac BH50010 and Dirt Devil Versa Power Stick SD20000 each have an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from about 70 owners. Owners say the cordless Hoover works well on a variety of surfaces and has a long-lasting battery life. The Dirt Devil, however, is better suited for hard surfaces. The Eureka Quick-Up Cordless 96H receives a similar average rating from about two dozen owners. Reviewers say the Eureka is effective at picking up pet hair and debris on hard surfaces, and also works well on carpet. The Dirt Devil Power Stick M084100 receives a noticeably lower rating.
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com sells about 15 models of stick vacuums. Owners rate them on factors such as value, features, durability and appearance. The Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac BH50010 has an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 based on more than 240 owner-written reviews. Owners agree it's powerful and especially handy for picking up pet hair and cat litter. The Hoover Flair Bagless S2200 receives a slightly lower average rating from about 175 owners who say it has great suction and is an excellent value. The Dirt Devil Versa Power Stick SD20000 receives a respectable overall rating of 4.2 stars from more than 100 owners.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentMost of the 40 or so stick vacuums at this site have received only a small number of reviews, which doesn't provide a reliable consensus. The Hoover Platinum Cordless Stick Vac BH50010, however, has accumulated about 100 reviews and receives a solid average rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. Owners agree it achieves excellent results on wood and other hard surfaces, but long hair can get wrapped around the brush roll. Among corded models, the Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220, Dirt Devil Versa Power Stick SD20000 and Bissell Featherweight 3106 each receive good ratings from more than 20 owners.
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. The Hoover Platinum Cordless Stick Vac BH50010 receives a high average rating of 4.5 stars from 15 owners. The Eureka Quick-Up Cordless 96F, which is identical to the 96H other than color, receives an average rating of 4 stars from about 20 owners. The Dirt Devil Power Stick M084100 receive a lower rating of 2.3 stars overall from about two dozen owners who say it's too loud and doesn't work well enough.
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.