- THE MAGAZINE
For the first time in years, Consumer Reports' latest vacuum report doesn't include Hoover among its list of Recommended uprights. Hoover still tops Consumer Reports' Ratings overall, and its canister models still make top picks; the Hoover Platinum canister, $365, was named a CR Best Buy and delivered superb carpet cleaning and excellent cleaning on bare floors and pet hair. But while Consumer Reports' surveys found only two brands that were more reliable than Hoover among canister vacuums, there were many more-reliable brands among uprights. From PR Newswire.