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  • Bissell 2880A Perfect Sweep Turbo

  • Kärcher KB 5

  • Black & Decker HFS115J10

  • Shark V2950

  • Bissell Commercial BG9100NM

Bissell 2880A Perfect Sweep Turbo

When it comes to floor cleaners in America, Bissell tops a lot of lists for affordable and high-performing models. The Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo 28806 is no different. Users love how easy it is to tackle small messes with the Perfect Sweep. Its lightweight, flexible design lets you push it around easily, and the joint in the bottom of the handle lets you reach under furniture.

Consumers have complained about the longevity of the nickel battery, but you can mitigate such issues by fully discharging the battery before recharging.

Pros

  • Lightweight

  • Easy to push

Cons

  • Long charge time

  • Difficult cleaning corners

Kärcher KB 5

Karcher makes some of our favorite floor cleaners. The German company’s KB5 electric sweeper keeps up the tradition by being a well-regarded electric sweeper. Consumers like the fact that all you need to do is pull back on the handle and the motor starts; no need to fumble looking for a power switch. This model also has a powerful lithium-ion battery, which provides no-fade performance.

There are some complaints online that the KB5 is difficult to assemble. However, once the unit got going, users were delighted by the fact that they could spot-clean hardwood floors as well as low-pile carpets. Best of all, Karcher engineered the universal brush to deal with everything from long hair to crushed cereal.

Pros

  • Lightweight

  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Difficult assembly

Black & Decker HFS115J10

One of the major advantages of a floor sweeper is how the svelte design allows them to slip under furniture. The Black+Decker Floor Sweeper is one of the most flexible floor cleaners we’ve ever encountered. It requires only four inches of clearance to clean. With its 360-degree cleaning head, maneuvering around furniture legs is a breeze.

Users liked the fact that you can empty it straight into a trash can, and how the unit turns on a dime. However, we also found reports of electrical issues, so your mileage may vary. If you do have issues, Black+Decker backs this sweeper with a two-year warranty.

Pros

  • Swivel head

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Can scratch wood

Shark V2950

Although Shark is known for its Navigator uprights, the company also makes an electric sweeper. The backsaver wand is what sets this product apart from the rest of the pack. While most sweepers have a joint near the brush head, this Shark also has one halfway down the handle, allowing you to stay upright while cleaning under furniture. The Shark Sweeper has a squeegee, as well, for scraping clean the edges of the room.

However, some users felt the extra joint made the handle more flimsy. We think if you keep the Shark Sweeper for light duty only, you’ll do all right.

Pros

  • Edge cleaning

  • No-touch dust cup

  • Backsaver wand

Cons

  • Short battery life

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Bissell Commercial BG9100NM

Just as Viking appliances let you cook like a chef, the Bissell Commercial BG9100NM lets you take home the tools of a professional cleaner. Unlike the other sweepers on this list, the BG9100NM comes with a massive 17-ounce dirt cup. When you combine that with a 90-minute battery life, you get enough cleaning prowess to spot-clean your entire floor plan.

That being said, professional tools usually require professional maintenance. This Bissell cleaner uses a belt-driven motor rather than a direct motor. While the belt is designed to be no-slip, it is one more thing to worry about.

Pros

  • Large dustbin

  • Easy to push

Cons

  • Belt-driven motor

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Jonathan Chan

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Jonathan Chan currently serves as the Lab Manager at Reviewed. If you clean with it, it's likely that Jon oversees its testing. Since joining the Reviewed in 2012, Jon has helped launch the company's efforts in reviewing laptops, vacuums, and outdoor gear. He thinks he's a pretty big deal. In the pursuit of data, he's plunged his hands into freezing cold water, consented to be literally dragged through the mud, and watched paint dry. Jon demands you have a nice day.

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