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Product Round Up: Vacuum Packed

As we previously explored in Viva La Vacuum, picking the right vacuum cleaner to suit your home's specific messes can be a little tricky. We decided to revisit the search for the perfect vacuum, and these six made the cut.

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Miele Red Velvet

This is as close to perfect a vacuum as any. The quality of each of the attachments, the material, and overall usability are impressive. The one drawback is the price, which is more than most people will want to pay. However, as with any high-quality piece of machinery, you are paying for endurance and reliability.

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iRobot Roomba 560


The iRobot's line of autonomous vacuums are as close as we are to having our own house-cleaning Rosies. The Roomba 560 is among the most popular but if you have a furry member of the family, you can opt for the Roomba 562 Pet Series vacuum.

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Sanyo SC-X1000P Bagless Canister Vacuum

Well, we couldn’t complain about the suction—until something got stuck. The design of this machine connotes power, but it’s largely aesthetic and insubstantial.  This machine has fewer attachments and is unwieldy, which suggests that cleaning with it will be a more involved and laborious process than most people would like. For those who don’t want to deal with a bag, this could be an affordable option—but really, if it’s not a Dyson, you ought to be using a bag.

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LG LuV300B


LG's Kompressor vacuum boasts the company's DualForce+ suction system, a bagless bin, and a 40-foot cord--though we think its remote control for adjusting settings while cleaning might be a little over the top. Nonetheless, the LuV300B gets the job done and is one of the few vacuums to be certified asthma- and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. (HEPA filter equipped.)

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Kenmore Canister Vacuum Cleaner (2029219)


The Kenmore Canister is one of the cutest on the market and comes in a range of cheery colors, including tangerine and blue aqua. It's also the choice of our very own dog-loving (and owning) managing editor. (HEPA filter equipped.)

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Dyson DC23 Turbinehead


Though Dyson's product range is quickly expanding, its vacuums are some of the few certified as asthma- and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The DC23 Turbinehead features its Level 3 Root Cyclone technology and between its HEPA filter and menacing looks, there's little dirt this cleaner won't suck out of the carpet.