Stick vacs now come in all shapes and sizes.
Some are slender, lightweight pick-me-ups, while others
are beefier, with larger heads and motors.
Whatever you buy, you want one that gets the job done.
Consumer Reports found out which clean up the best.
News 8's Martha Koloski has more in today's On Your
Stick vacs are handy for light picking up at the end
of the day or a quick sweep around the house when
company is dropping by.
But Consumer Reports found some don't do a good job.
This Electrolux Ergorapido, for 220 dollars, just
pushed around a test mixture of Cheerios, rice, and
That Electrolux is also among the worst on the edge
test, leaving behind a swath of sand after two passes.
The Dyson V6 Absolute showed how it's done - picking
up all the sand along the edge.
Dan DiClerico/Consumer Reports,
The Dyson V6 is lightweight, weighing just five pounds,
but it has a hefty price tag: 600 dollars.
It was excellent at surface cleaning a carpet and
picked up imbedded pet hair easily.
The rechargeable battery runs for about 14 minutes.
Another recommended vacuum, the 230-dollar Shark Rocket
DeluxePro TruePet, has a cord so you don't have to
worry about running out of power.
It weighs about nine pounds and does an excellent
job picking up pet hair.
A light on the Shark's deck illuminates dirt in dark,