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Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra/Complete Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.3
Review updated Jul 21, 2023 at 12:29 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 09, 2024 at 01:38 pm
Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra/Complete Picture
7.9
Bare Floor
7.6
Low-Pile Carpet
7.9
High-Pile Carpet
8.3
Pets
6.4
Stairs
6.9
Cars
5.9
Workshop

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra/Complete is a bagless upright vacuum. It's an updated version of the Dyson Ball Animal 2 with a redesigned floorhead. It features three dedicated surface settings for different floor types and a removable anti-tangle brushroll. The latter feature is very helpful if you have a pet that sheds heavily. Its five-stage filtration system also helps to seal in allergens like pet dander.

While there are multiple variants, they only differ in color and included accessories. Further details on the differences between models are outlined in the Differences Between Variants section of the review.

Our Verdict

7.9 Bare Floor

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is very good for cleaning bare floors. It easily clears away small and bulky debris on this floor type, and its powerful suction motor does a fantastic job of sucking up debris in cracks and crevices. However, the vacuum itself doesn't feel especially sturdy in places, particularly the clear plastic dustbin and semi-spherical wheels. Its bulky design can also be a challenge to maneuver in tighter spaces.

Pros
  • Superb performance on bare floors.
  • Easily clears debris in cracks and crevices.
  • Easily clears away pet hair.
  • Easy-to-maintain design.
Cons
  • A little fragile in places.
  • Heavy, bulky design.
7.6 Low-Pile Carpet

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is a good option for vacuuming low-pile carpet. Its strong suction motor lets it easily suck up fine and large debris from low-pile carpets. The adjustable floorhead surface settings make pushing it around on carpeted floors easier than its predecessor. Unfortunately, you must still be careful when cleaning around tasseled rugs, which can get caught in the floorhead even with the brushroll turned off.

Pros
  • Fantastic performance on carpets.
  • Easily clears away pet hair.
  • Easy-to-maintain design.
Cons
  • A little fragile in places.
  • Can get stuck on rug tassels.
7.9 High-Pile Carpet

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is very good for vacuuming high-pile carpet. The adjustable floorhead and strong suction motor allow it to clear a mix of debris types fairly easily, though you might still need to make an extra pass to clear away everything. You also still need to be careful when cleaning very dense shag pile carpeting, which can get caught in its floorhead. Its bagless design incurs minimal recurring costs and isn't especially hard to maintain. However, its clear plastic dustbin feels a little fragile, as do its ball wheels.

Pros
  • Fantastic performance on carpets.
  • Easily clears away pet hair.
  • Easy-to-maintain design.
Cons
  • A little fragile in places.
  • Shag pile carpeting can get caught in floorhead.
8.3 Pets

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is impressively well-suited to dealing with pet hair. It can handle pet hair on bare floors and carpet. The anti-tangle vanes in its floorhead are also very effective in minimizing the chances of hair getting tangled within the mechanism. Unlike its predecessor, the brushroll is removable, enabling you to clean it thoroughly. This vacuum variant comes with a dedicated pet grooming tool, ideal for clearing loose fur and dead skin. Its five-stage filtration system is also pretty effective in sealing fine allergens like pet dander. Unfortunately, this vacuum is on the louder end of the scale and might startle animals sensitive to loud noises.

Pros
  • Dedicated pet grooming tool.
  • Five-stage filtration system.
  • Floorhead with removable brushroll and anti-tangle vanes.
  • Easily clears away pet hair.
  • Easy-to-maintain design.
Cons
  • A little fragile in places.
  • Somewhat loud.
  • Can't be used to clean liquid spills.
6.4 Stairs

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is okay for vacuuming staircases. Its upright body is somewhat heavy and rather bulky, making it a hassle to carry around. That said, you can use it in a semi-handheld configuration by leaving it positioned upright and cleaning with its hose, which is quite long and enables you to reach most faraway areas. Its long power cord also ensures you won't have to swap outlets when vacuuming taller staircases. Make sure you leave it on secure footing so that it doesn't tip over, as some parts of its mainly plastic construction feel a little flimsy, like the dustbin and main wheels.

Pros
  • Superb performance on bare floors.
  • Long overall range.
Cons
  • A little fragile in places.
  • Heavy, bulky design.
6.9 Cars

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is an upright vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning the inside of your car.

5.9 Workshop

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is mediocre for light workshop cleaning tasks, as that isn't what it's designed for. It can easily clear away household debris on hard surfaces like concrete floors, not to mention low-pile rugs, but it could be damaged if you use it to suck up heavier debris like metal or wood shavings. It also isn't meant for sucking up liquid spills.

Pros
  • Superb performance on bare floors.
  • Easily clears debris in cracks and crevices.
Cons
  • A little fragile in places.
  • Can't be used to clean liquid spills.
  • 7.9 Bare Floor
  • 7.6 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.9 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.3 Pets
  • 6.4 Stairs
  • 6.9 Cars
  • 5.9 Workshop
  1. Updated Apr 09, 2024: We've added text to this review for the new tests added in Test Bench 1.3.
  2. Updated Apr 09, 2024: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.3. We've overhauled our floor performance tests and added new 'Hard Floor Pick-Up,' 'High-Pile Carpet Pick-Up,' 'Low-Pile Carpet Pick-Up,' and 'Pet-Hair Pick-Up' tests. You can see the full changelog here.
  3. Updated Oct 20, 2023: We've added text to this review for the new tests added in Test Bench 1.2.
  4. Updated Oct 20, 2023: Minor in-text adjustments to improve clarity of information.
  5. Updated Oct 20, 2023: We've converted this review to Test Bench 1.2. This update builds on our previous 'Suction' test with a new 'Airflow' test that more accurately measures a vacuum's ability to generate air movement. If you'd like to see an in-depth look at the reasoning and methodology behind this change, you can see our full changelog here..
  6. Updated May 29, 2023: The product name in the review has been changed to Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra/Complete. The 'In The Box' and 'Tools And Brushes' sections have been updated to further outline model-specific differences in included attachments.
  7. Updated May 02, 2023: Added Ball Animal 3+ variant to the 'Differences Between Variants' section of the review.
  8. Updated Apr 07, 2023: Added link to the Shark Stratos Upright in the 'Alternative Configuration' section of the review to provide another option that offers a dedicated semi-handheld configuration.
  9. Updated Nov 18, 2022: We've changed the full product name to 'Dyson Ball Animal 3' in order for the review to encompass all model variants.
  10. Updated Aug 18, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores and text have been updated.
  11. Updated Aug 05, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  12. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Review published.
  13. Updated Jul 25, 2022: Early access published.
  14. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Our testers have started testing this product.
  15. Updated Jun 23, 2022: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  16. Updated Jun 16, 2022: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is available in four variants, which differ only in the included attachments. We tested the 'Extra' variant, and you can see its label here. Outlined below is the current Ball Animal 3 model lineup.

Model Name

Parts Included Canister Color Notes
Ball Animal 3 Combination tool, Stair tool Nickel

 

Ball Animal 3+ Combination tool, Stair tool, Tangle-Free Turbine tool Nickel Only available from Costco
Ball Animal 3 Extra Pet Groom tool, Combination tool, Tangle-Free Turbine tool, Stair tool Copper  
Ball Animal 3 Complete Reach under tool, Pet groom tool, Combination tool, Tangle-free turbine tool, Stair tool, Articulating hard floor tool, Multi-angle Brush tool, Carbon fiber soft dusting brush, mattress tool, Tool holder, Tool bag Gold Only available from Dyson's site

Let us know in the discussions if you encounter another variant of this vacuum, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is a bagless upright vacuum. It delivers remarkably strong performance across a wide variety of surfaces, even when compared to high-end models like the discontinued Miele Dynamic U1 PowerLine, and represents a good option for pet owners thanks to its superb pet hair cleaning capability and anti-tangle floorhead. That said, even with its redesigned floorhead, it still suffers some of the same issues as the older Dyson Ball Animal 2. Its strong suction motor can cause it to drag around some lighter rugs and get caught on shag-pile carpeting, though admittedly to a lesser degree than its predecessor.

If you're looking for an alternative, look at our list of recommendations for the best upright vacuums, the best bagless vacuums, and the best vacuums for pet hair.

Shark Stratos Upright [AZ3000, AZ3002]

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is better than the Shark Stratos Upright. The Dyson is easier to maintain, thanks to its removable brushroll, has a height-adjustable floorhead to allow for improved maneuverability on surfaces like thick carpeting and delivers better overall debris pickup performance. Pricier variants of the Dyson also come with a wider array of attachments. Conversely, the Shark feels better built and has an odor-neutralization feature.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean/Origin

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is a notable improvement over the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean/Origin. The two vacuums are similar in design, but the Animal 3's updated floorhead makes all the difference. Unlike the Animal 2, it can be detached from the vacuum and has a removable brushroll, making it easier to clean. The Animal 3's floorhead also has anti-tangle vanes that are effective in minimizing hair wraps, and it offers three levels of surface adjustment, resulting in improved performance and suction force across a wide range of surfaces. In contrast, the Animal 2 has a self-adjusting floorhead that doesn't allow you to manually select a surface setting, which makes it slightly harder to maneuver on uneven floors.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe [NV360, UV440]

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra/Complete is better than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. The Dyson has a height-adjustable floorhead, making it easier to maneuver on thick carpeting, a more powerful suction motor, and a longer range. It also incurs lower recurring costs and is easier to maneuver despite its heavier build. That said, the Shark's Lift-Away design does make it a little easier to clean tight spots.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal [Animal Pro, Multi Floor]

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra/Complete and Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal are different types of vacuums, with the former being an upright and the latter being a canister, but they each have their own advantages. The Ball Animal 3 is the best choice if you need something for cleaning thick carpeting, as it's equipped with a more powerful suction motor and has a height-adjustable powerhead. It also has a longer power cord than its canister counterpart. That being said, the Big Ball is a much smaller, more maneuverable option that could be a better fit if you live in a smaller home and don't require the upright's sheer power.

Dyson Outsize

The Dyson Outsize and Dyson Ball Animal 3 are differently designed vacuums with different intended uses. The Outsize is a cordless vacuum with a large dustbin meant to bridge the gap between a more maneuverable cordless stick vacuum and a traditional upright with a higher overall debris capacity. It's easier to store and carry around than the Ball Animal, and it features a larger dustbin. Since it comes with two batteries, you can continue using the Outsize for quite a while without running out of charge, though the Ball Animal is still a better fit for long cleaning sessions thanks to its corded design. The Ball Animal also delivers significantly stronger performance on carpeted floors, even if it lacks the Outsize's automatic power adjustment capability.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is better than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed. The Dyson has a far more powerful suction motor, resulting in better debris pickup across a wide range of surfaces, is easier to maintain, comes with a wider assortment of attachments, and is easier to maneuver thanks to its ball-shaped wheel. However, the Shark is slightly lighter and makes a little less noise.

Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is better than the Shark Vertex Pro Powered Lift-Away for most uses, though these are still differently designed vacuums with different uses. The Dyson is a more conventional corded upright that's better suited for longer cleaning sessions, as it can run for as long as it's plugged into an electrical socket. It's also easier to maintain, has a larger dustbin, and features an adjustable floorhead that yields significantly better performance on carpeted floors. However, the Shark is cordless, allowing you to clean hard-to-reach areas like the inside of your car with relative ease. It's also quieter and lighter than the Dyson, with a 'Lift-Away' design that lets you use it as a handheld by picking up and carrying its canister body independently of its floorhead.

Shark APEX Upright

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is better for most uses than the Shark APEX Upright. The Dyson is easier to clean, has a longer overall range, comes with a wider assortment of tools, including a dedicated pet grooming attachment, and delivers superior performance on carpeted floors. That said, the Shark's 'Lift-Away' configuration does make it easier to clean hard-to-reach areas, as you can pick up and carry its motor unit independently of its floorhead. It's also noticeably quieter than the Dyson.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Upright

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is reasonably well-built. It's mainly made out of plastic. Compared to the Dyson Ball Animal 2, its redesigned floorhead sees a significant improvement in overall build quality. It's smaller but uses a thicker removable brushroll with closer-spaced nylon bristles, not to mention a series of detangling vanes that help reduce the chances of hair getting tangled within the mechanism. That said, it does share several weak points with its predecessor. The vacuum's semi-spherical wheels and clear plastic dirt compartment feel flimsy.

Out-of-box setup is a little finicky. You'll need to put together quite a few components when taking it out of the box, and while it does use a series of easy-clip mechanisms to attach parts to each other, they're of a different, less user-friendly design compared to the clips used on other Dyson vacuums like the Dyson V11.

7.5
Design
User Maintenance

User maintenance isn't very hard.

  • Dirt compartment/Cyclone/Lint filter: Removing the dirt compartment is a fairly simple process. You can pull it from the vacuum by pressing the red release clip just above the handle. Pressing the clip again once the dustbin has been removed opens its bottom cover, allowing you to dump any debris into a waiting trash bin. You can also remove the cyclone and lint filter from there and clear away any stuck-on debris. You should empty the dustbin regularly. You can also wash it with water, though remove the cyclone first.
  • Brushroll: Unlike its predecessor, the Dyson Ball Animal 2, the brushroll can be removed by rotating the cover on the side of the floorhead, enabling you to pull it free of its axle. Clean it as needed, though the plastic detangling vanes at the back of the floorhead are very effective when it comes to capturing any hair that could get tangled within the mechanism. Some hair might get caught on the brushroll bearing, but it's pretty easy to clean out.
  • Pre-motor filter: The pre-motor filter is located on the inside of the dirt compartment cover and can be unclipped from the lid and pulled out. The manufacturer recommends washing it under water once a month, and you have to let it dry for 24 hours before using it again.
  • Post-motor HEPA filter: The post-motor filter is located on the inside of the left side of the ball unit, and you have to unscrew the side cover to access it. Like the pre-filter, you should wash it with water once a month and left to dry for at least 24 hours before reinstalling it.

10
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number 920640-01
HEPA Filter Part Number 920769-01

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 incurs virtually no recurring costs. If the filters are well-maintained, they won't need replacing.

If you do need replacements, you can buy a new pre-motor filter here and a new HEPA filter here.

7.2
Design
Storing
Height
42.13" (107.0 cm)
Width
11.10" (28.2 cm)
Depth
15.24" (38.7 cm)
Cord Storing
Manual
On-Board Tool Storage
Yes
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is fairly easy to store, especially for a vacuum of this type. It's a little shorter than other bagless uprights, like the Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV, but also a little thicker, so it might be hard to push it to the back of a closet. Thankfully, onboard storage for its combination and stair/upholstery tool is available. Unfortunately, you'll have to wind up its cord manually, as there's no automatic cord retraction system, which is disappointing for a vacuum at this high price point.

7.8
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.32 gal (1.20 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The dirt compartment is well-sized. It's the same size as the one in the older Dyson Ball Animal 2, and there's a max fill line to give you an idea of how close it is to being filled.

Design
In The Box

  • Dyson Ball Animal 3 vacuum body
  • Dirt compartment
  • Cyclone
  • Wand
  • Post-motor HEPA filter (located inside the main body)
  • Pre-motor filter
  • Motorbar vacuum head
  • Tangle-free turbine tool (not included with Ball Animal 3 variant)
  • Combination soft bristle brush/crevice tool
  • Stair/upholstery tool
  • Pet grooming tool (not included with Ball Animal 3 or Ball Animal 3+ variants)
  • Tool storage clip
  • User guide

The following accessories are exclusive to the Ball Animal 3 Complete variant:

  • Reach under tool
  • Articulating hard floor tool
  • Multi-angle brush tool
  • Carbon fiber soft dusting brush
  • Mattress tool
  • Tool holder
  • Tool bag

8.1
Design
Range
Cordless
No
Cord Length
35.10 ft (10.7 m)
Hose Length
9.22 ft (2.81 m)
Minimum Wand Length
2.49 ft (0.76 m)
Maximum Wand Length
2.72 ft (0.83 m)
Total Range
37.83 ft (11.53 m)

This vacuum has an impressively long range. Its power cord is long enough to clean faraway areas without having to swap outlets, and its hose offers more than enough additional slack to make cleaning on top of shelves and dressers pretty easy.

6.7
Design
Portability
Total Weight
17.46 lbs (7.92 kg)
Weight In Hand
2.67 lbs (1.21 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

Even though this vacuum is mainly plastic, it's quite heavy for a vacuum of this type, so it can be a bit of a hassle to pick up and carry. That said, it feels lightweight in your hand when pushing it around.

0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
N/A
Maximum Battery Life
N/A
Recharge Time
N/A
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
No
Removable Batteries
No

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is a corded vacuum with no battery.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 has a couple of quality-of-life features. Unlike the Dyson Ball Animal 2, you can manually toggle between three different surface settings using the slider on its floorhead, which change the head height and its suction force. The leftmost setting is intended for hard surfaces and embedded dirt and debris, the center for cleaning solid debris from low-pile carpet, and the rightmost setting is meant for cleaning high-pile carpet. You can see a video of the vacuum head being toggled through these settings here. You can also turn the brushroll off to avoid scratching bare floors and scattering debris everywhere. Like its predecessor, suction is directed through the hose when positioned at a fully upright angle. You need to tilt the vacuum backward to direct the suction through the floorhead.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
Yes
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
Yes
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
Yes

The Extra variant of the Dyson Ball Animal 3 has several attachments. There's a dedicated grooming tool for sucking away loose hair, dander, and dead skin from your pet, a crevice tool with a slide-on soft-bristle dusting brush, a turbo brush for cleaning fabric and carpeted surfaces, and a dedicated stair/upholstery tool. It also comes with a telescopic wand to help extend your reach.

The Complete variant of this vacuum comes with all of these attachments, along with a slim soft bristle dusting brush that you can use to clean fine dust from delicate surfaces like TV screens, an articulating pure suction floorhead for cleaning messes on hard floors, a reach under tool for cleaning awkward spaces, a multi-angle brush for cleaning on top of shelves, and a wider-nozzle upholstery tool.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No

You can use this vacuum in a semi-handheld configuration by leaving it completely upright, which causes suction to be diverted through the wand. If you want an upright vacuum but find yourself cleaning hard-to-reach areas often, you might want to consider an upright with a detachable canister unit, like the Shark Stratos Upright.

Performance
8.5
Performance
Hard Floor Pick-Up

This vacuum delivers excellent performance on bare floors. Unlike most other conventional upright vacuums, its bristled brushroll doesn't scatter around larger debris on hard floors. Instead, it aids performance, directing both fine debris like sand and bulky debris like cereal towards its suction inlet. That said, a small amount of debris can remain trapped in the floorhead, only to fall back out again when the vacuum is turned off.

7.5
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Pick-Up

Performance on high-pile carpet is good. The vacuum is powerful enough to draw out fine debris embedded deep within carpet fibers, but the floorhead's bulky design means that it can struggle with material that's pressed up against walls or corners.

7.0
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Pick-Up

This vacuum does a satisfactory job of dealing with debris on low-pile carpet. Its powerful suction motor, combined with the good surface agitation from its powered floorhead, allows it to clear away the vast majority of fine debris like sand within a single pass, though a small amount can be left behind. Its floorhead also sits high enough to roll over bulky debris like cereal so that the vacuum can suck it up. However, the floorhead's bulky design means it can struggle with debris pushed up close to walls.

9.5
Performance
Pet-Hair Pick-Up

This vacuum does a fantastic job of dealing with pet hair on low-pile carpet. It can clear away long and short strands of hair within a single back-and-forth pass, with only a tiny amount of hair remaining.

8.2
Performance
Suction
Maximum Hose Suction
99.5 inH₂O (24.78 kPa)
Maximum Head Suction
10.7 inH₂O (2.67 kPa)
Normal Head Suction
10.7 inH₂O (2.67 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal "Motorbar cleaner head" set to left position, Brushroll "On"
Hose Diameter
1.4" (3.5 cm)

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 exerts great suction power through its floorhead. With the Motorbar floorhead set to its hard floor configuration, it generates a relatively tight seal against the ground, allowing it to draw away debris embedded in carpet fibers or cracks and crevices. Its raw motor suction, measured directly from the floorhead, is also very potent, enabling it to clear away stubborn debris with its hose and array of attachments.

8.4
Performance
Airflow
Maximum Hose Airflow
83.5 CFM (2.4 m³/min)

This vacuum has great airflow. It won't have any trouble lifting away heavier debris or larger messes. That said, you should still consider a canister model like the Miele Complete C3 if raw airflow performance is what you're after.

7.3
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
82.7 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
79.1 dBA

This vacuum is on the noisier side of things. It's substantially louder than premium models like the SEBO Airbelt D4 Premium, and the sound of it running is sufficient to drown out most conversation happening within the same room.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability

Maneuverability is good, especially for a vacuum of this type. The Dyson's ball-shaped articulating wheel mechanism makes it easier to maneuver around obstacles than most conventional uprights. Still, the floorhead doesn't pivot all that smoothly, which makes it a little unwieldy to use in tight spaces.

Since the Extra variant of this vacuum doesn't come with a slimline hard floor tool, it can be tricky to maneuver under tables and chairs. You can easily swap between the included tools thanks to the onboard storage clip. Compared to the Dyson Ball Animal 2, which could get caught on shag-pile rugs and drag them around, it's easier to maneuver on thick carpeted floors thanks to the redesigned floorhead with manually adjustable surface configurations. Be aware that you'll need to crouch over the floorhead to change modes and that the vacuum can still sometimes get stuck on shag-pile carpeting.

9.0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

The Extra variant of the Dyson Ball Animal 3 does a fantastic job cleaning pet hair from furniture using the Stair tool, which is effectively a straight-suction upholstery tool with a lint strip across the rear of the suction inlet. It requires minimal effort to move around and clears short and long strands of hair. You can also use the turbo brush attachment, but the lighter weight of the Stair tool makes it easier to use.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

This vacuum does a great job of sealing in fine particles. It has a five-stage filtration system with an onboard HEPA filter. Altogether, the manufacturer advertises the vacuum as able to trap 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

9.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

This vacuum does a superb job of cleaning debris from cracks. Its powerful motor and height-adjustable floorhead help it draw away debris from shallow and medium-depth cracks when using its floorhead. Be careful not to set the floorhead too low when cleaning linoleum or hardwood floors since the rotating brushroll can create micro-scratches on delicate surfaces.

3.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum has no impact on stains, which isn't surprising since this isn't what it's designed for.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
Mopping Only
Water Pickup Post Test

This vacuum isn't designed to deal with liquid spills.

Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No

This vacuum has no automation features.

0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No