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Vacuuming regularly with a well-maintained appliance can benefit your health. 

For example, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology recommends that people who have allergies or asthma vacuum their carpets weekly in order to reduce allergens and help alleviate symptoms. Whether you’re shopping for an upright, stick, or robotic vacuum—or you already have one—operating it properly and keeping it in good condition is key.

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To see the best performers in every category, CR members can view our ratings at CR.org/vacuums.

Top-Rated Vacuums

Below, CR members can get more details on some of the highest performing models from our vacuum ratings, among uprights, stick vacs, and robotic vacuums.

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Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly 31150

Price: $350

Carpet
Clean emissions
Pet hair
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Shark APEX UpLight Lift-Away DuoClean LZ601

Price: $275

Carpet
Clean emissions
Pet hair
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Eufy 11S

Price: $220

Bare floors
Edges
Pet hair
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Editor’s Note: A version of this article also appeared in the March 2021 issue of Consumer Reports On Health.