The list author says: "I spend a lot of time reviewing, rating and reading about vacuum cleaners. I believe this list provides some of the better machines (reasonably priced units at any rate) on the market today."
"UPRIGHT: This vacuum gets great consumer reviews and is well-priced. It is light weight (about 14 bs), has powerful suction, is very maneuverable and also comes with a large dust canister. In addition, the Lift Away Pro has a portable motor/canister. It carries a 5-year warranty."
"STICK VAC: Excellent reviews and a good price (under $100) characterize this stick vacuum. The SH20030 is a corded machine so there are no battery problems. It also has a brushroll that can be turned on and off allowing the unit to be used on carpet and bare surfaces. It has a 2-year warranty."
"CARPET CLEANER: The F8100900 gets great reviews from consumers at a number of outlets. It is not cheap but it performs very well. It has an auto-rinse feature that rinses the carpet with fresh water, helping remove detergent from the carpet prior to drying. Also, drying time is reduced substantially by the application of direct heat. In addition, this unit comes with a 6 year warranty."
"HANDHELD: There are better but not likely at this price. This vacuum has been reviewed and rated by hundreds of consumers at sites all over the net and it typically ranks an average of about 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is a corded vacuum with excellent suction and it is also not too loud."