last updated 24 Nov 2019

Stick Vacuum Cleaner Ratings & Reviews - Consumer Reports
All those below got the same rating to the right

Scores ranged from 94 to 38
Top 5 were all Shark models
94 Shark APEX UpLight Lift-Away DuoClean LZ601 $275
88 Bissell Air Ram 1984
74 Dyson V8 Animal $250
74 Dyson V11 Animal $600
Lower ratings in the 5 categories
70 Dyson V10 $600 10-10-10-6
70 Hoover Linx $130 7-7-10-8
V10 vs V8
- Better at sucking up large debris from hard floors
  You can buy a fluffy roller brush for a V8 which makes it better for floors.
- 1-3% better on carpets
- Larger dust cup, Easier to open
- Nickel-cobalt-aluminum battery which will last 15 yrs
See Dyson V8 Vacuum replacement batteries

Dyson Stick Vacuums Lose CR Recommendation Over Reliability Issues
The Dyson V8 Absolute, which Consumer Reports deemed "the best stick vacuum we've ever tested" in September 2016 after it aced our key lab tests, is now rated lower because of reliability issues.
Nearly half of Dyson stick vacs develop problems within the first five years.
The most common problem was battery life but Dyson's were no worse than other brands.
The second biggest problem is that the 12 percent of Dyson stick vacs that were at least 3 years old had an issue with their brushes not working properly or not working at all.

All seven Dyson stick vacuums we test now rate Very Good instead of Excellent overall.
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