Best Vacuum Cleaners for the Buck

This year is the 100th anniversary of the first portable electric vacuum cleaner.

Good Housekeeping says we've come a long way since the original model, which was a fan motor attached to a soap box, stapled to a broom handle with a pillow case as a dust collector.

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute recently tested innovative vacuums and found five models to recommend, ranging in price from $99 to $399. The results are in the magazine's October issue.

Judy Coyne, Good Housekeeping's executive editor, shared some of the results on "Good Morning America."

Most Innovative: Halo UVX
Its UVC rays kill dust mites. Costs $399.

Best Inexpensive Model: Dirt Devil Kruz Stick Vac
It's agile, compact and costs only $99.

Lightweight Champ: Electrolux Intensity
It has great suction and only weighs 16 pounds. Costs $299.

High-Tech: iRobot Roomba 560
You can program the Roomba to vacuum on a schedule. Costs $349.

No Crevice Left Untouched: Dyson Slim
Great for hard-to-reach places. Costs $470.

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