"Dyson DC15 is your nirvana vacuum if you have pets. It will suck out all the pet hair as if that was nothing special. It is also very maneuverable with the ball patent. Once you use it, it's going to be very hard to go back to the "pulling behind" vacuums. The brand is pricey but there is a reason for that. Otherwise the market with cheaper vacuums would have taken over."
"Excellent for carpets as you will also notice from other reviews. It is also very affordable, not to mention HEPA filter and extra wide cleaning path. Probably the best vacuum under $200. (Actually, make that $300!)"
"With the 1200 Watt power this vac sucks everything from the floor that you can imagine. It is not noisy (do you live in condo?) and it's actually very nicely designed which may also be a factor for you. It's not the cheapest but in this case you DO get what you pay for."
"You just found the quietest vacuum on the market! It's also small and very maneuverable and deserves its place among best vacuum cleaners listmania. It even handles the pet hair really well although it doesn't look that powerful. If you are shopping for a canister, this or the factory refurbished version are a good choice."
"This Bissell vacuum is probably the best vacuum cleaner for $120. It has HEPA filter, a 15 inch cleaning path and great accessories (TurboBrush, ...). One of the cool features of this vacuum is that you can see through - how it works on the inside."
"What sets this vacuum apart from other is that it is cordless and yet it's not hand held! This is the best vacuum cleaner for quick cleaning - what used to be cleaned with a broom. Very practical but for cleaning of big areas choose one his big cousins. Did I mention that it costs only $50?"
"All of the SEBO Automatic vacuums are top quality machines: very reliable and with great power. They are quite pricy but you won't have to change them every 2 years. This model could probably last 5-7 years with no problems."