The Healthiest Vacuums
Are they really ultimate cleaning machines? Health magazine puts the latest models to the test.
The dirt: The Eraser’s secret weapon: a felt lint brush in front of the suction foot picks up fur and hair, while a rotating brush sucks it all inside. There’s a myriad of useful attachments, too, including a flexible contour tool for hard-to-get spots, like armrests and stairs where pet hair can collect. The vacuum also gets rid of chunky pet-food bits.
Extra credit: No need to mark your calendar for when to change the HEPA filter -- the “clean filter” indicator light will come on when it’s time to get a new one.