11 Best Vacuum Cleaners to Buy in 2020, According to Cleaning Experts

Whether you need an upright vac, a canister, or something in between.

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Two important questions to ask when buying a vacuum cleaner are: Is it easy to handle and maneuver and can it really remove dust and dirt from all areas of my home? Choosing the best vacuum cleaner for you and your home means thinking about more than just that. Consider what surfaces you’ll be vacuuming, how your home is laid out and how much time you have for cleaning up. Below are our picks for the best vacuums in key categories.

Sarah Bogdan, a trained mechanical engineer, is the former Product Analyst for the Home Appliances & Cleaning Products Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she researched and evaluated home appliances and cleaning tools.