This is the Swiss army knife of vacuums and the one I reach for most often because it’s so versatile. The LG Cordless A9 Kompressor with Power Mop, which weighs about five pounds, has a smart inverter motor to suck up dirt and debris, and a soft power floor nozzle that’s gentle on my hardwood floors. It also has a Kompressor lever that compresses all of the hair and dirt to less than half of its original size, which allows me to vacuum more without having to stop and empty the bin. Two batteries, both with 60 minutes of runtime, can be swapped out so one battery can charge, while the other one is being used in the vacuum, resulting in a total of 120 minutes of time. I’m rather tall, but the telescopic wand is adjustable, so I don’t have to bend over when vacuuming, and the wand and swivel nozzle also make it convenient to vacuum under furniture.
The Kompressor can also mop and vacuum, although not at the same time. The Power Mop has a swappable water tank and mop nozzle, along with dual spinning microfiber pads, and only requires tap water as opposed to special cleaning solutions. The five-step filter system captures all of the yucky stuff on the floors, and a push of the lever releases it into the trashcan. The cyclonic mesh filter, pre-filter, and exhaust filter can also be cleaned under running water. My LG sits on its floor stand dock in my laundry room. However, if you need to save floor space, you could also choose to mount it on the wall. And although the LG Cordless A9 Kompressor with Power Mop is perfect for hardwood floors, it also includes several attachments for cleaning other areas of the home, including the power carpet nozzle, combination tool, crevice tool, hard-dirt tool, mattress tool, multi-angle tool, flexible crevice tool, flexible hose extension, and even an accessory bag.
Best Flexibility: Dyson Omni-glide
The Dyson Omni-glide is the mechanical equivalent of a contortionist. It’s the company’s slimmest vacuum, and it’s designed to clean in any direction. The omnidirectional, soft-roller cleaner head can move not only backwards and forwards, but also sideways. In other words, the articulating neck and stabilizing casters allow it to seamlessly roll north, south, east, and west. This feat is accomplished by merely twisting the handle, and in addition to rotating the cleaner head to go in any direction, it can even lay flat to vacuum under furniture. The cordless, bagless vacuum also cleans around and in corners. It’s a Dyson, so you already know the suction is great, and it’s easy to clean. The vacuum has a 20-minute runtime.
Best Smart Vacuum: Tineco Pure One S12 Smart Cordless Stick Vacuum
Everything else in your home is smart, so why shouldn’t your vacuum be as well? The Tineco Pure One S12 Smart Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner connects with the Tineco app and allows its user to get maintenance reminders and cleaning reports. It also provides real-time cleaning performance information, but honestly, I don’t multitask that well to read statistics on my phone while I’m vacuuming. In addition, the Tineco Pure One uses iLoop Smart Sensor Technology to automatically adjust the suction power when it detects invisible dust and debris. The lightweight vacuum has a 70-minute runtime, and uses a four-stage HEPA filtration system. It includes several attachments and can be mounted on the wall to save floor space.
Best Self-Cleaning: Shark Pet Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum