You know that with shag carpet, or rugs, you cannot simply use a ‘regular’ vacuum cleaner, or else it might damage the shag. You need a vacuum that will work on specific floor types so that your shag pile does not get damaged.
Here is a list of the top-rated vacuums that will clean your shag carpet and keep it looking its best, according to reviewers who have tried them out!
Best Upright Vacuum for the Price
The Bissell CleanView is an upright vacuum that customers say is very lightweight, making it easy to move from room to room (or even upstairs and down). It has a powerful motor that really gets the job done. The dirt canister is easy to remove, empty, and put it back in place! Plus, reviewers note the dirt cup holds quite a bit (with its 2.27 liter capacity it’s one of the largest dirt cups on the market!).
The CleanView also has a dial on the front which adjusts the vacuum’s height, making the machine easy to personalize and very easy to maneuver.
Reviewers say the powerful Bissell is excellent on pet hair, too. It also features a washable foam filter for easy maintenance.
Top Rated Bagless Upright Vacuum
Next is the Eureka One. This bagless upright will save your back, as it simply ‘glides’ across the carpet, reviewers say.
The reviewers also love that the vacuum tube is clear, so if it ever clogs, you’ll be able to see just where the clog is. No more wondering where the problem is and trying to fix something you can’t see! They also note that the Eureka’s tube is shorter than other comparable vacuums, meaning there is less chance for things to get stuck deep inside where you can get to them.
The Eureka One’s base is slim, allowing it to go under beds and couches, getting all those hard to reach spaces that typically collect dust bunnies. The vacuum features a switch that you’ll flip when you use the attachments, so the base of the vacuum doesn’t continue to run while the attachments do.
Additionally, reviewers say that the Eureka is great for cleaning both pet hair and deep cleaning your carpets!
Best Upright Vacuum for Pet Hair
The Hoover Wind Tunnel scores high marks for shag carpet, too. In this case, it’s the Pet Rewind bagless upright. This vacuum has a fold down handle that makes it easy to store, and reviewers love that feature! The reviewers also note that this vacuum has powerful suction and is very light, making it easy to push around and carry from place to place in your home.
The Hoover’s reusable HEPA filters are easily accessed and easily cleaned, making maintenance a snap (especially since there are no bags!). Reviews note that the Wind Tunnel is also quieter than other comparable vacs, and that it has an automatic cord rewind, always a fun feature!
It comes with an air-powered pet handle tool that reviewers say will not get clogged, no matter how many dogs or cats you have. It has rubber blades, with powerful suction, so you don’t need to clean it.
For the price, customers say this one is a winner!
Best Lightweight Inexpensive Upright Vacuum
Finally, the Dirt Devil Dynamite is, well, dynamite, say reviewers! It is small, powerful and inexpensive. It’s smaller than most ‘regular’ vacuums, making it light and easy to use. However, don’t doubt its power, customers note. They say it can pick up a remarkable amount of dirt, dust and pet hair.
Virtually no assembly is required with the Dirt Devil, so if you are not mechanically inclined, this may be the shag pile carpet vacuum for you!
It’s a simple machine, too, with just one on/off button and a snap button to detach your dirt canister in order to empty it. It has a retractable handle, so it gets even smaller for storage. You can simply slide it under the bed to get it out of the way!
The Dirt Devil does use paper filters, but they are simple to empty and simple to replace. It has a low price point, and reviewers say it is a great deal! It is especially perfect for those with small homes, apartments, or for those who have multi-story homes and prefer not to lug a vacuum up and down the stairs: have one on every floor!