Test First Time.
I'm in the flooring business. Plus I'm a clean freak. My favorite vaccum is the simple and cheap Bissell.
I use a dirt devil
I agree! Bissell is the way to go!
Oreck is the brand my wife raves about. From a health perspective, not only do they clean well, but they filter the air as well..
If you can find a nice used rainbow they are the best no flters no bags and you can compost the water and dirt.
Just bought a Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless at Target for $49.99 based on a Consumer Report article.
It didn't get the best rating for noise but it was the 4th pick from the top. I liked the price too.
It works fine and is quieter than my other two Hoover uprights.
A link that might be useful: