Offering 16 gallon capacity inside its shell and 6.5 horsepower, it\u2019s no wonder the Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner is capable of being the best wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Of course, its stainless steel chassis shouldn\u2019t be overlooked either, making it a surefire candidate as the best shop vac too.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner\r\nWith a gargantuan 16-gallon capacity and 6.5 horsepower, the Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner is revving up to be your number one go-to as a wet, dry, and blower vacuum.\r\n\r\nPower\r\nWhy in the world do Ridgid Wet Dry Shop Vacuums need so much power? For starters, it\u2019s a shop vac; to be a shop vac, it needs to pick up large debris, water, and as a bonus, have a detachable blower. To accomplish all that, it has 6.5 peak horsepower, 0.5 more than 6.0-HP NXT Wet Dry Vacuums, though the NXT Wet Dry Shop Vacuums are nothing to scoff at either.\r\nSpeed & Efficiency\r\nAll that horsepower has to do something, right? Of course! Its power gives it excellent speed and efficiency, as does its versatility. It can accomplish tasks like sucking up water and debris with ease, but in the next breath switch to a blower and blow away sawdust. That\u2019s something the Hoover Elite Carpet Cleaner isn\u2019t prepared to do.\r\nBin Capacity & Maintenance\r\nUnlike cordless wet dry vacs, the Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner has a large capacity bin of 16 gallons. That means less time spent maintaining the machine, and more time using it. At the same time, dust bags reduce overall maintenance too, but at the cost of buying more bags. For a bagless design, consider the Bissell Crosswave Cleaner.\r\nDurability\r\nThe Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner drops traditional plastic construction for stainless steel. This gives it incredible sturdiness. Even the filter hose is ultra-flexible and four times more durable than any standard shop vac hose. Not even the Prolux Vacuum holds a candle to it.\r\nValue\r\nRidgid isn\u2019t a stranger to value, just look at their hand tools, pipe cutters, and power tools. So it isn\u2019t a surprise that the Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner has so much value wrapped inside. It\u2019s an incredibly durable shop vac that can hold 16 gallons, has a blower, and can suck up large amounts of water in a short time. What isn\u2019t to love?\r\nRidgid Vacuum Cleaner Wrap Up\r\nAside from using dust bags, you\u2019ll have a hard time finding anything to dislike about the Ridgid Vacuum Cleaner. What\u2019s there to hate about such a high-performing shop vac? It has a large capacity of 16 gallons. And powering its features\u2014vacuuming water, dust, and blower port\u2014is 6.5 peak horsepower. You\u2019ll never be disappointed!