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Here are the best vacuums for your pandemic pup's fur

Posted November 20, 2020 11:32 a.m. EST
Updated November 20, 2020 5:26 p.m. EST

Pandemic puppies were all the rage. Now, reality is setting in with all that dog hair.

Consumer Reports tested several makes and models to determine which removed pet hair with fewer passes.

“Poor performers get the fur caught up in the brush roll or will leave it behind on the carpet,” said Alex Nasrallah with Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports’ top performer is the $500 Dyson Ball Animal 2, a bagless upright. A $700 Miele canister, also got excellent ratings, and is among the best of the tested models at containing dust particles.

Stick vacs go through a modified test.

The $275 Shark APEX UpLightLift-Away DuoClean LZ601 did an excellent job. It has a built-in mechanism that helps to remove hair from the brush roll. And it’s good for couch cushions where your furry family member might hang out.

Consumer Reports says if you have one of those bagless vacuums, don’t just dump it into the trash, since lots of dust particles can float back up in the air.

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