Most Popular Upright Vacuum Cleaners for the Home

brand
bagged
bagless

agitator size (in inches)

type of motor
amps
Vacuum Water Lift
metallic brushroll & parts
height adjustment
cost of bags
cost of HEPA filters
cost of vacuum
Panasonic
yes
yes
14
bypass
10-12
50-80
yes
automatic
3.99 or more
9.95 or more
$89 - $399
Sanyo
yes
yes
12
bypass
10-12
50-80
yes
automatic
4.99 or more
7.95 or more
$99-$279
Sharp
yes
yes
15
bypass
10-12
70-80
yes
automatic
4.99 or more
7.95 or more
$99-$299
Riccar
yes
yes
14
bypass
10-12
70-80
yes
automatic
4.99 or more
9.95 or more
$99-$799
Kenmore
yes
yes
14
bypass
10-12
50-60
adjustable
5.99 or more
10.95 or more
$189-$299
Fuller
yes
12-14
bypass
10-12
45-65
yes
automatic
4.99 or more
7.95 or more
$199-$279
Samsung
yes
14
bypass
12
45
adjustable
3.99 or more
9.95 or more
$120-$249
Royal
yes
yes
12-14
fan or bypass
7-12
40-65
yes
automatic
5.99 or more
$9.99-$29.99
$199-$899
Dirt Devil
yes
yes
12-14
fan or bypass
10-12
40-45
adjustable
3.99 or more
up to $40
$59-$299
Electrolux
yes
15
bypass
10-12
40-45
automatic
11.99 or more
up to $9.99
$299-$599
Famtom
yes
12-14
bypass
12
45
automatic
up to $20
$99-$149
Dyson
yes
12-14
bypass
12
45
automatic
up to $20
$299-$529
Bissell
yes
yes
12-14
bypass
10-12
40
adjustable
3.99 or more
$6.99-$19.99
$59-$199
Hoover
yes
yes
12-14
fan or bypass
6.5-12
30-60
adjustable
3.99 or more
up to $29.99
$50-$279
Eureka
yes
yes
12-14
bypass
10-12
40
adjustable
3.99 or more
up to $29.99
$40-$279
Kirby
yes
14
fan
7
40
metal chassis only
adjustable
7.99 or more
$1,000-$1600
Oreck
yes
12
fan
4
25
automatic
up to $19.99
$299-$699
*** Vacuum Water Lift is the ability of a vacuum to lift, and  measured in inches of water. 
The suction capacity of a vacuum is not the key to effective vacuuming. 
The real key is how much air the vacuum moves and how fast it moves it.
Low Suction Average Suction High Suction Highest (Central Vacuums)
0-30
35-50
55-85
85-125

 

Most Popular Canister* Vacuum Cleaners for the Home

brand
bagged
bagless

agitator size (in inches)

amps

Vacuum Water Lift

motorized power nozzle
metallic brushroll & parts
motor speed
cost of bags
cost of HEPA filters
motor warranty (years)
cost of vacuum
Filter Queen
cone filters
14
8.6
80
yes
metal chassis only
dual
$12.00 cones
lifetime motor
$1,299
Riccar
yes
14
12
80
yes
yes
automatic
8.99 or more
8.99 or more
3
$1,000-$1,300
Panasonic
yes
14
12
80
yes
speed suction control
5.99 or more
8.99 or more
2
$299-$499
Miele
yes
14
12
80
yes
speed suction control
8.99 or more
8.99 or more
7 yr motor/1 yr parts
$499-$799
Kenmore
yes
14
12
70
yes
speed suction control
5.99 or more
8.99 or more
2
$299-$499
Electrolux
yes
15
10-12
70-80
yes
dual
12.99 or more
up to $9.99
by distributor
$1,000 - $2,100
Fuller
yes
14
10-12
60-80
yes
yes
speed suction control
8.99 or more
7.95 or more
2
$199-$399
Samsung
yes
14
12
80
yes
speed suction control
8.99 or more
8.95 or more
3
$199-$299
Royal
yes
14
12
75
yes
yes
speed suction control
8.99 or more
8.95 or more
3-6
$199-$399
Oreck
yes
14
12
75
yes
speed suction control
$14.00 or more
10
$699-$899
Rainbow
water filtration
12
8
70
yes
single
$49.99
by distributor
$899- $1,299
Dirt Devil
yes
7-12
50-65
speed suction control
up to $40
2
$99-$199
Famtom
yes
14
12
50-60
yes

single

up to $40
1
$129-$229
Dyson
yes
14
12
60
yes
single
3
$499-$559
Bissell
yes
yes
14
10-12
50-60
yes
single
6.99 or more
up to $19.99
1
$50-$229
Hoover
yes
yes
14
10-12
50-60
yes
speed suction control
5.99 or more
up to $29.99
1
$159-299
Eureka
yes
14
10-12
50-60
yes
yes
single
4.99 or more
1
$60-$299
Kirby
N/A
N/A
* all canisters are equiped with tools on board, cord reel, and automatic height adjustment.