To become the best vacuum for allergies, the Kenmore Elite Vacuum institutes a very efficient HEPA filter for capturing particles. Believe it or not, there\u2019s more than you think. But it isn\u2019t just for carpeting\u2014its 2-motor system makes traveling from carpet to bare floors, then back again, an automatic task, a must-have as the best vacuum for laminate floors.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Kenmore Elite Vacuum\r\nFeaturing a 99.7% efficient HEPA filter, the Kenmore Elite Vacuum is what you need to improve the overall air in your home, with a bundled Kenmore Pet PowerMate for tackling pet hair and dander.\r\n\r\nPower, Speed & Efficiency\r\nKenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaners have two important features: a 2-motor system and HEPA filtration. With its 2-motor system, it intelligently alters suction power when moving from low pile carpeting to bare floors. That kind of cleaning power flow extends to its Pet PowerMate companion, which will lift away pet hair, dander, and dirt from upholstery. Altogether it\u2019s trapping 99.7% of debris, just 0.2% less than the Miele Complete C3 Marin.\r\nBin Capacity, Maintenance & Durability\r\nKenmore Upright vacuums floors like it\u2019s no one\u2019s business, but it does have one major flaw: it uses vacuum bags. It does greatly reduce maintenance, and increases durability, but adds an extra cost. The vacuum head even lights up when the bags are full, which is a nice touch. However, a 26-foot power cord isn\u2019t quite enough; it should be at least 35 feet.\r\nValue\r\nWhy pick the Kenmore Elite Vacuum over, say, a Miele Dynamic U1? For starters, it\u2019s $200 cheaper and the Dynamic U1 doesn\u2019t wield as many features. The Kenmore Elite Vacuum is also much easier to maneuver than a bulky vacuum cleaner is. However, constantly buying vacuum bags will put a strain on your budget. If hard floor care and cost are important, then the Shark Navigator Powered Lift Away Vacuum is perfect because it doesn\u2019t use bags. But if you don\u2019t want to clean at all, then an iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum will be your best friend.\r\nKenmore Elite Vacuum Wrap Up\r\nSelf propelled and efficient, the Kenmore Elite Vacuum\u2019s 2-motor system ensures that air flow isn\u2019t hindered when you move from carpet to hard flooring and vice versa. It\u2019s also fantastic for cleaning the air of your home, thanks to its HEPA filter capturing 99.7% of debris and particles. You can even tackle pet hair and dander with the Kenmore Pet PowerMate bundled inside.