5 Hard-Working Vacuums for Serious Cleaning
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What's more romantic than a clean house? We're making an early jump on spring cleaning, and that starts with the hunt for the perfect vacuum cleaner. The fanatics at Real Simple recently named their top five vacuums, ranging from cordless to robots, budget to luxe. Here are their five picks: Visit The Best Vacuums for more and see Real Simple's Cleaning 101 for an offering of the best cleaning tips. Above: Best Cordless: Electrolux's Ergorapido Ultra+ EL1022A is "two appliances in one—a cordless electric broom, perfect for light whole-room cleaning; and a removable handheld, for spot jobs. Slides seamlessly from carpets to hard floors." $119.99 directly from Electrolux. Above: Best Luxe: The Miele S7260 "navigates corners effortlessly. Unrivaled for suction. The handle reclines to lie completely flat, allowing you to reach way under the bed." Designed specifically with pet hair, dander, and dirt in mind, the S7260 is $649 from Miele. Above: Best Canister: The LG Kompressor Pet Care Plus Canister Vacuum features a "bagless canister perpetually cleans itself (picture a rubber spatula scraping a bowl), condensing dust, pet hair, and the like into a compact wad of waste that's easy to dump." The vacuum is $399.99, visit LG for nearby dealers. Above: Best Bargain: The Shark Navigator Light Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a "lightweight, bagless bargain with serious maneuverability. The stretchable cord and the extra-long attachments allow you to reach even the ceiling fan." $109.99 from Overstock. Above: Best Robot: The iRobot Roomba 780 can be set to vacuum while you are away or asleep and is small enough to fit under most furniture; $599.99 directly from iRobot. Getting domestic this coming weekend? Shop our best Domestic Science Products and weigh in on the Great Debate (Dyson vs. Miele, of course).