Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
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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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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.
Among the lower priced vacuums is a consumer favorite from the company synonymous with carpet cleaners: Hoover. The no-nonsense Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright features Hoover's WindTunnel Technology and is equipped with HEPA filters.
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.
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.)