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Consumer Reports is not currently testing Wet/dry vacuums. Please see our Wet/dry vacuums buying guide for more information.

Effortlessly clean up big messes—wet or dry—with the best wet/dry vacuum. A top shop vacuum can clean your garage, house, or car in no time.

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Wet/Dry Vacuums

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Wet/dry vacuums Buying Guide

Although we do not currently test wet/dry vacuums, we have put them through their paces in the past. We sucked up screws, wood pieces, and heavier debris in a demanding test of suction. A 1-gallon spill tested their wet-cleaning ability, and we compared how well they picked up simulated wood flour, then measured how much of that dust leaked into the air.