Tineco Pure One S15 Pet: Tineco's other top performer, the Pure One S15 Pet, is nearly identical to our top pick, the S11, but costs $100 more than the $500 retail price. For this price, you essentially get the same basic cleaner as the S11, but with a better designed anti-tangle brush head to deal with excessive amounts of pet hair, and a Comes with a freestanding dock design. You can make a hole in the wall. Although it was in the top five in both the sand and rice tests, the S11 actually outperformed it on both fronts, with even better cleaning power and even better value.
samsung jet 90: The most difficult challenge for cordless vacuum cleaners is the mid-pile sand test. This test determines how much sand each vacuum cleaner can pick up from thick, fluffy carpets. Of the 15 cordless vacuums we've tested in recent years, three were able to achieve an average suction rate of over 80% in our tests: Dyson V15 Detect, Tineco Pure One S15 Pet, and Samsung Jet 90. It was just that. It has an excellent mid-pile sand pick-up rate of 98% and is very good overall. The $581 retail price is certainly a luxury, but it's still worth considering if you have a lot of thick carpet in your home.
samsung jet 75: Nearly identical to the Jet 90, the Samsung Jet 75 offers comparable cleaning power and an equally attractive build, plus the same 60 minutes of battery life, the same HEPA filtration, and the same 200 air watts of suction power. The main difference in build is that the Jet 90 uses a freestanding dock, while the Jet 75's dock requires drilling a hole in the wall. Although it didn't perform as strongly as the Jet 90 in the mid-pile sand test, the Jet 75 still performed well overall and retailed for a little less at $400.
Dyson V11 Torque Drive: With a motor that automatically adapts to the type of floor you're cleaning and a flashy LCD display, the Dyson V11 Torque Drive definitely feels like part of an upgrade candidate. It retails for $700, but sales prices often drop that number to closer to $475, making it about the same price as one. The good news is that this vacuum lived up to the hype with very consistent cleaning power in all of our tests, but it outperformed newer models like the Dyson V15 Detect and lower-priced competitors from Tineco and Samsung. That's it.
Black & Decker Power Series Extreme Max: Black & Decker PowerSeries Extreme Max performed well in most cleaning tests. Even in areas where he didn't excel, he still gave a commendable performance. Its features and tools aren't particularly unique, but its $198 retail price makes it worth considering compared to more expensive options.
Miele Triflex HX2: Unfortunately, test styles are not listed. Otherwise, the Miele Triflex HX2 might have run away with the show. Also, unfortunately, the 3-in-1 stick vacuum didn't do a good job of collecting sand from low-pile and medium-pile carpets. Other than these two exceptions, it generally performed well, but at a cost of over $700, we expected better results in all of our tests.
Greenworks 24V Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: This vacuum is a true hang-with-them type of vacuum that costs about $320 but rivals the performance of handheld stick vacuums that cost more than $500. In addition to all the tools included, it also touts a 30-minute fast charging time, if 45 minutes of run time isn't long enough.