You know that it takes a specific kind of vacuum to clean the carpet without pulling out the fibers.
Consumers rated the following vacuums tops for keeping your thick shag pile looking its best:
Hospital Grade Upright Pet Vacuum
The Upright Sebo X4 was designed to work on all floor types and reviewers say it works wonders on shag pile. Owners of the 9501AM model love that its height is automatically adjusted when you move from one type of flooring to another, so as to clean, and not ruin, the carpet. It also has a powerful HEPA filter that works to remove dust, dirt, and allergens from your home. The filters are replaceable but reviewers noted these have a very long life.
The Sebo does have bags, which are sealed when full so as not to let dust or dirt escape. Reviewers note that this is a very powerful vacuum, as it has a 1300-watt motor. Many say that this model lasts for years.
Consumers also mentioned the Sebo’s powerful suction: They say that the attachments work great and the vacuum will pick up just about anything. They note that it is great on pet hair! When you are done using the Sebo, it will fold flat so you can store it anywhere, even under a bed.
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Next is the Kenmore. The Kenmore Elite Upright Vacuum gets high marks among consumers with thick shag pile. It is heavy, they note, but it is perfect for anyone without stairs. Consumers rave about its performance and cleaning power; they say its adjustability makes it perfectly suited to any type of floor, from hardwood to thick shag.
While it may be heavy, it is self-propelled so you don’t have to throw out your back when you clean! They also note that this vacuum is great for picking up pet hair–it has very powerful suction. You can even use it to clean your car. It also has an LED headlight, so you can see dirt you’ve never noticed before. The only complaint among consumers seems to be that the attachment hose is a bit short.
The Kenmore is also certified with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, making it a top choice for anyone who suffers from allergies. Consumer Reports rates this as a number one vacuum, and reviewers agree!
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The Dyson DC 65 Animal is an upright vacuum that consumers say is ‘extremely’ lightweight, has powerful suction, and steers easily. It comes with a pet hair attachment making hard to reach places easier to clean. As for your shag pile, the Dyson DC 65 will self adjust when going from one type of flooring to the next, making it perfect for any carpet or flooring type.
Reviewers say it comes with every attachment you could ever need, and it is very quiet. It has two washable filters and is bagless. They say the dirt cup is very easy to empty, too.
Many of the reviewers also note that this vacuum will last you for years.
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The Oreck Magnesium Upright Vacuum is another top choice among reviewers with shag carpets.
This is a bagged vacuum that does not come with any attachments as it is ‘hoseless’. The upright vacuum is very light and perfect for those with stairs, as it is simple and easy to carry.
The Oreck has a setting for hardwood and a setting for carpet. Consumers with thick carpet say the ‘carpet’ setting does the trick, and picks up pet hair easily.
Reviewers do note, though, that the Oreck’s warranty is only valid if you take the vacuum in for annual maintenance, so that’s something to keep in mind.