We took a thorough look at customer ratings and reviews for upright vacuum cleaners. Upright models are more popular than their canister counterparts, and are generally less expensive. Some of the upright vacuums we researched are considered stick models, meaning they are lighter and thinner than a typical upright unit. We found the top ten highest rated models from multiple sources to make it easy to compare and contrast from one page.
Top Rated Vacuum Cleaners on Amazon
The most popular vacuum cleaner brand on Amazon is Shark. A Shark model and an Oreck unit claim the highest rated spots on our top ten list. Following close behind is a Dyson machine in two slightly different styles. Bissell and Hoover provide a single model each in the top ten list.
Top Rated Vacuum Cleaners at Best Buy
Best Buy customers chose models by Shark and Oreck as the top choices, making up the three highest rated models on their top ten list. The remainder of the list is comprised mostly by Dyson machines, with a single model by Hoover and another Shark model rounding out the top 10 with the best ratings.
Best Rated Vacuum Cleaners at Wal-Mart
Surprisingly, Wal-Mart customers have rated three upright vacuum cleaners a full five out of five stars, each one from a different manufacturer. Bissell, Shark and Koblenz take the 5 star ratings, with another model by Shark following closely behind. Rounding out the top ten are units by Dyson, Hoover and Bissell.
The manufacturer we see most often taking the top spot in ratings is Shark. The models vary from store to store, depending on what is available. Customers from all three sources consistently rated Dyson models fairly well, with the DC65 being a popular unit.
Sources: Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, Walmart.com