#1 Shark Apex Duoclean Zero M
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9MnaSKQtR4&t=1s
#2 Shark Rotator True Pet NV752
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjMVz22qKXw
#3 Dyson V10 Absolute
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dLMmIkRLP4
#4 Kenmore Elite 31150
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifoBf0_ShGA&t=145s
#5 Sebo Felix 1
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY4FTID1XSU
#6 Dyson Multifloor 2
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i27Uc9M3SuI
#7 Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1650a
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UxT_lfqbaE&t=1s
A slightly cheaper alternative to the Shark Apex DuoClean is the Nv803 Duoclean Speed its much lighter, but doesnt have Zero M (the anti tangle tech)
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyAh0cWWrYM&t=14s
An even cheaper Duoclean is the Shark Duoclean Nv771 which is also very light but is not a powered lift away.
Our Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hsu6uBWB-k&t=118s
We have the Kenmore Elite which we chose because of its really high rating on Consumer Reports, The Sebo Felix 1 which is the most expensive vacuum in this competition, and the darling of many vacuum enthusiasts. The Shark Rotator True Pet which shows up on many lists of best vacuums for pets, the Bissell Pet hair eraser, which Bissell says they engineered for homes with pets and it has a special brush that resists pet hair tangles, of all Shark Duocleans we own I chose the new Apex Zero M because it’s currently the only Shark Duoclean with Zero M technology which like the Bissell prevents pet hair tangles on the brush. And finally we have two Dysons the Dyson Multifloor 2 and the Dyson V10 Absolute cordless vacuum which has won our best cordless vacuum competition and is the only cordless vacuum that cleans good enough and has long enough battery life to compete at this level.
So lets start with the power, here we measure suction as well as airflow at the hose and at the cleaner head, we then added the numbers and found that the Kenmore Elite is leading with pretty much a 3 way tie for 2nd place.
With the pickup tests we tested all types of debris from fine debris like sand to medium and extra larger debris but with an emphasis on pet hair pickup on both hard floors and carpet.
Here the big winners were the Shark Apex and the Dyson V10 Absolute, in part because of their amazing hard floor performance with their soft rollers. But the Apex is basically unparalleled with both hard floor and carpet pickup. Some quick points on the losers in this area. They Dyson Multifloor 2 was not good at all on hard floors with pet hair and other debris, and the Bissell was only decent with pickup, and it also has a pretty major blind spot due to the belt being near the middle of the roller.
The carpet deep clean test, where we rub sand deep into the carpet is done on a pretty thick medium pile carpet so its actually two tests in 1. When we tested cordless vacuums the V10 was the only one to get a perfect 100, in this test I rubbed the sand even deeper but even so there were 4 perfect scores with the Apex getting a 98, the Sebo Felix and Kenmore were the only ones with a slightly lower score here at 92 and 90 respectively.
As far as thick carpet performance the main loser was the Dyson Multifloor 2 which was incredibly difficult to push on thicker carpets, and it stalled out several times. The Shark True Pet also stalled out a few times on thick carpet, but at least with the Shark it has a switch which reduces the suction for thick carpets and when we tested it on its thick carpet setting it ran perfectly, all the others passed this test with no issues so here are the results of these two tests.
Two other tests that are important for pet owners is the filtration and the attachments set. With the filtration The Kenmore Elite, Shark Apex, and Dyson V10 and Shark True Pet all had sealed systems with HEPA filters, and passed our test with a perfect score,
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