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Welcome to our handy guide to the best vacuum cleaners on the market today.
In this comprehensive vacuum cleaners review, we run through a variety of different models to suit personal and professional use. Our cleanings teams have tested a variety of vacuum cleaners including cordless, lightweight, upright vacuums and more, so you can make an informed decision before buying.
Whether you are looking for something cost-effective for your home or something for business use, check out our guide to the Best Vaccum Cleaners of 2019 today where we explore in detail everything from traditional models to the latest whizzy robot vacuum cleaner and even the infamous Henry The Hoover - awarding winners in each category!
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In the world of hoovers and vacuums, Dyson needs no introduction. They are universally acknowledged as world leaders and for creating the best vacuums for a full variety of surfaces. However, with so many to choose from where do you start? Well, we have started with one of their most popular models - the brilliant Dyson 10.
Basically, an upgraded version of the V7 this version is bigger and more powerful than earlier models. We found it to be the perfect Dyson vacuum for daily use. With full-size suction power and a 40% bigger bin the Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum can effectively clean anywhere and lasts longer. Fitted with a powerful motor which drives its nylon bristles into the carpet, the Dyson digital motor V10 generates the suction power of a full-size vacuum in a handheld model; it was one of the most powerful of all the cordless versions we reviewed. Plus this upgraded version lasts up-to 60 minutes. Additional soft roller cleaner head captures large debris and fine dust simultaneously. The Dyson V10 is therefore gentle on hard floors and tough on dirt. The headline benefits of the Dyson Cyclone are:
VACUUM CLEANER UK REVIEWS SUMMARY: This was an outstanding and powerful cordless vacuum cleaner. It was awarded joint overall winner in the cordless vacuum sector. It was suitable for all uses, however, we felt that the powerful suction and long vacuuming time would make it great for large households where lots of speedy but high-performance cleaning was needed. It's easy to see why this cordless and bagless Dyson is so popular - it's because it's brilliant.
Another market leader in the hoovering and vacuuming world is Shark! They produce high-quality but well-priced hoovers in a variety of models. The first of theirs we look at here is The Shark Lift-Away - which can only be described as no ordinary vacuum cleaner! The reason we love this top Shark hoover is its ease of use and versatility and like a real-life shark this model seeks out its prey (dirt) and effectively removes it! Watch out Jaws!
One of the beauties of the Shark Liftaway is that it can instantly convert from an upright to a portable vacuum cleaner - so its like getting two hoovers for one. Plus Lift-Away Hoover Technology allows you to comfortably clean stairs and hard to reach places - good for household and also those that don't want something too heavy. We found that the main benefits of this great Shark vacuum cleaner were the below:
For those looking for a leading lightweight vacuum at a great price, look no further than the Shark Liftaway model.
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEW SUMMARY: A truly consistent performer in our tests we struggled to find any faults. It dealt excellently with any task we presented it. For those looking for a consistent, long-lasting and hardwearing lightweight vacuum you would struggle to find anything better than this fantastic model. This Shark vacuum was a solid and great performer in our best vacuum cleaner guide - winning the Best Upright award.
No vacuum cleaners review would be complete without Henry The Hoover! And don't forget his sister Hetty The Hoover! It's no lie to say that Henry has been putting a smile on people's faces for years now. Dare we say he makes hoovering and vacuuming fun for the family? Well not far off!
Let's be clear though, this isn't a gimmick hoover, he knows how to do the job too. As a lightweight vacuum cleaner, he is used by families and tradesmen for all kinds of jobs. He is in fact the most popular personal hoover in the office at Professional Cleaners UK - which we think is praise indeed! Henry The Hoover's top features include:
So that's the Henry HVR160 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner - ideal for smaller households as he can be stored in small storage spaces - we are glad to have him and Hetty in our best vacuum cleaner 2019 guide.
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEW SUMMARY: Families love him. Tradesmen love him. We love him! Henry is a highly recommended model, delivering value for money and top cleaning results. Highly recommended for all and winner of our best cylinder vacuum.
This Gtech vacuum cleaner was a very strong contender with Gtech's latest innovation in vacuum cleaning coming in at a mid-range price tag. The features and performance did easily elevate this above your standard household hoover.
An intelligent machine that judges the surface it's cleaning, hard or soft, the Gtech Mk2 is able to adjust its settings without the user having to do anything. The Gtech AirLOC system is built-in and efficiently sucks in even the smallest of dust particles and thinnest of hairs as well as managing larger items, giving a cleaning power that’s second-to-none. A patent is pending on this system, so stay tuned for this to quickly become a Gtech exclusive!
The vacuum is lightweight, weighing in just 3.3kg, and the easy quick eject system allows the user to dump the accumulated dirt fast. The Gtech Mk2 is battery-powered with a 22-volt lithium-ion battery and charges to full in four hours, with a run-time of forty minutes.
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEW SUMMARY: This is the ideal vacuum cleaner for pet owners, those managing messy children, or larger properties with a variety of flooring and cleaning requirements.
The Bosch Athlet Runtime+ is a professional grade vacuum cleaner now available to purchase by the public. Its bagless suction is unmatched by other household machines thanks to its expert sensor technology.
It has built-in sensors to the machine monitor the airflow beneath it, and as it lowers, a red light illuminates to notify you of the lessened performance. The dust box can then be emptied to immediately regain full cleaning control. The all-power floor brush can power through carpets, laminate and hard flooring, and is easily removed for cleaning so any stray hairs can be pulled out. To maintain Bosch’s commitment to environmental-friendly practices, the filters are removable and washable; just wash, dry, and replace!
An accessory kit is included with a hose, shoulder strap, and an assortment of nozzles to clean out even the most awkward of crevices, upholstery and car interiors. No spot is left un-vacuumed and nothing too small or too big to brush up. The kind of quality clean you’ll find with the Bosch Athlet Runtime+ is usually reserved just for professionals in the industry, but now you can bring it home for you too.
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEW SUMMARY: This Bosch cordless was an outstanding model. Professional cleaning services for home use and joint winner in the cordless vacuum category. Highly recommended for all use.
Miele is a name everyone knows and a brand people trust in, it is synonymous with quality across all its products from vacuums to washing machines. It is no surprise, therefore, to see this top Miele vacuum cleaner enter our best vacuum cleaner review, with this high-performance traditional model which offers great value for money and is brilliant for home and small communal area use.
In our tests our teams at Professional Cleaners UK found it to be a great vacuum, with it's best, stand-out features including:
BEST VACUUM CLEANER REVIEW SUMMARY: A lovely and traditional model which delivered very good cleaning results at a good price. We found this was great for home use and was popular for mid-sized office cleaning on a variety of surfaces. Recommended for those looking for high performance but a well-priced traditional model.
Join the cordless revolution with this super Shark Cordless vacuum! This top cordless vacuum cleaner came out as one of the leaders in our tests for handheld versions. Is this vacuum for you? Read on and find out now...
In our cleaning tests, we discovered that this top Shark hoover featuring Shark’s exclusive DuoClean and Flexology Technologies was basically brilliant. We found that this lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner had outstanding results time after time - whatever was thrown at it! Shark has designed it to make every-day cleaning easier, faster and more convenient than ever before. We believe that they have certainly achieved this with this stunning and powerful performer. Users can benefit from exceptional cleaning performance and experience the freedom to glide from carpets to hard floors without having to change brush heads. Our professional cleaning teams thought this was a great vacuum cleaner for busy people who wanted to keep on top of their homes which had a combination of floor surfaces.
VACUUM CLEANER REVIEWS SUMMARY: A great cordless vacuum and a leader in our tests. We thought it was great for busy professionals - easy to use, powerful and can be used on a variety of surfaces without having to mess around and change accessories. Highly recommended and a top choice in our best vacuum cleaners guide.
No surprise to see another Dyson enter our charts and the burning question is - "which Dyson is the best vacuum ever made" - could it be this?" Well this, their latest model - the 360 Dyson - is their current top of the range model and surely the ultimate of all vacuum cleaners? Let's have a look at this superb robot vacuum cleaner.
Well, to be honest, we loved it. But what makes this model so special? We'll try to explain why this is the best Dysons vacuum cleaner ever... so, the Dyson 360 Eye robot has eight cyclones (yes 8!), all of which have been fine-tuned to increase airflow and generate "powerful centrifugal forces" - that's strong suction to you and me! And my goodness in our tests we found it powerful. The old saying "good things come in small packages" is true! The second point, well it's a robot, so it does the hoovering for you. You can even control and programme this Dyson hoover from your smartphone. Thirdly, it looks amazing! In summary:
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEWS SUMMARY: This really was an unbelievable vacuum cleaner. From something so small and with a hefty price tag we wanted to find fault but we couldn't. Superior cleaning AND as a robot vacuum, it did the work for you! This leading Dyson model scored full marks in all tests and was the Professional Cleaners UK top choice and the leader in our independent vacuum cleaners review - yes this was the Best Vacuum Cleaner of 2019.
The Vax Blade is another favourite with the teams here. Achieving great results time after time it is often seen as a more affordable version of the Dyson brand and is a brilliant lightweight, powerful and attractively priced handheld option. People often ask "what is better a Blade or a Dyson?" - it's a tough question - but here are a few facts about this powerful performance cordless vacuum to let you decide for yourself:
So, the question in the battle of Blade vs Dyson... which is the best? Well in our tests we found that the cleaning result differences were minimal - they are both brilliant - if anything the Dyson performed slightly better. That said, The Blade vacuum has a longer battery life and continually comes in over £100 cheaper.
BEST VACUUM CLEANER UK REVIEW SUMMARY: A powerful and performance-based handheld model with strong suction. Key selling points include a longer battery life than most cordless models and a brilliant price point. Highly recommended.
Another super-brand is Karcher. Whilst not creating the prettiest of vacuums in the world they are all about results - and by goodness, they deliver time after time! And this is a top professional vacuum cleaner. It may look like something from Ghost Busters but it certainly busts all the dust and dirt away!
The BV 5/1 backpack vacuum is designed for quick and effective vacuuming of hard to reach, fast turnaround areas. It is used on particular jobs such as public transport cleaning, aeroplanes cleans, cinemas, theatres and stairwells. It is a vacuum that our teams use on a daily basis - they also last a long time and are very hardy! Choosing a BV 5/1 vacuum can dramatically increase productivity. Main features and benefits include:
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEWS SUMMARY: This is a brilliant vacuum cleaner and our top choice for professional cleaning. Powerful, light and easy to use, it won top professional vacuum cleaner in our tests.
Russell Hobbs is another leading electrical supplier and the super-efficient Russell Hobbs Turbo Lite offers all the benefits of a handheld vacuum but with the option of adding a floor head and telescopic tube - all at a very cheap price. So, whether you’re cleaning your carpets, laminate floors, stairs or car, you can rely on this lightweight vacuum.
This Russell Hobbs hoover is quick and convenient and works brilliantly on all floors. Whilst the 2-in-1 crevice and brush attachment comes in extra handy; with these add-ons, you can get up all the dust and dirt from tricky cracks and crannies - such as areas down the sides of your sofa or the edges of stairs! You can also use the brush tool for cleaning curtains, blinds and soft furnishings. This 3-in-1 handheld vacuum is great when used as an upright stick vacuum too. The Russell Hobbs Turbo Lite is easy to manoeuvre with a low profile design floor head, which can dip down to clean under furniture without any fuss. Not only is it easy to move around but it’s also hassle-free to empty. We thought this was a great bagless vacuum cleaner.
VACUUM CLEANER REVIEWS SUMMARY: Good for everyday use when you don't have particularly difficult or heavy jobs. We thought it would be suitable for students, small flats and light domestic use where keeping "on top of cleaning" was the aim rather than anything too tough. Also, an unbelievable cheap price!
A super-dinky small handheld vacuum from Hoover makes an entrance in our best vacuum cleaner guide. Not for full household cleans but we found this was great for cleaning sofas, cars, spillages, pets and more. So if you are looking for something handy and compact this Hoover cordless is definitely worth a look!
We all know that cleaning the inside of your car can be tricky but the SM156DPN made it a breeze. It was also good for small offices; getting under desks and tight spaces as well as cleaning kitchens and small bathrooms. The cordless and lightweight design made it easy to manoeuvre - weighing only 1.61 kg - and it was also popular with more elderly people who wanted to do light cleaning on a regular basis. The main benefits were:
BEST VACUUM CLEANER AND BEST VAC REVIEWS SUMMARY: A lovely handheld and bagless vacuum, it was dinky and had a limited battery life but it performed well when fully charged and ready for action. Small and perfectly formed it's not the most powerful version on the market but as with most Hoover models it offers great value for money.
The Sebo Automatic X7 is stunning from first-glance; with a minimal aesthetic mirroring traditional upright cleaners… but with the functionality of modern machines included. Our teams loved this surprise entry.
Powered by an intelligent computer control system, you never need change switch settings while in use. Instead, the brush head height is automatically adjusted as it moves from one-floor type to another – you never need to stop or start between rooms or different areas of the home. What’s more, the Sebo Automatic X7 will shut down if a blockage is detected to avoid any performance loss.
The Sebo ‘ultra-bags’ used within are tear-proof and filter residual dust particles from the air without clogging using electrostatically charged microfibres. The sealing cap on each ensures that you don’t spill any dirt or dust while changing and emptying; so this is a bagged vacuum that rivals the cleanliness of a bagless.
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEW SUMMARY: A lovely and stylish model we really loved the performance and looks of this fab Sebo vacuum cleaner. A trendy upright is hard to find but here is a great one for you traditional hoover lovers!
Meet the brilliant Dyson 7 - engineered to clean on all floor types and although this popular model has been upgraded by newer models including the Dyson V8, Dyson Animal and Dyson V10 this cheaper model remains a firm favourite.
This sleek and stylish top Dyson hoover literally excels on any surface and is perfect for everyday use. However, deeper cleans are also no problem with the direct-drive cleaner head removing ground-in dirt from carpets, thus allowing it to achieve results not typically expected from a light handheld model. The powerful suction generated by the Dyson digital motor combined with up to 30 minutes of fade-free suction means that most of the hoovering can be done in one swift cleaning session. It also comes with a docking station which charges the machine - so it's ready to use at all times.
BEST VACUUM CLEANER REVIEW SUMMARY: A brilliant vacuum cleaner offering consistent results, this is a fantastic choice for families and small households who need quick but top-class results. The price is also a great selling point when compared to other leading Dyson models. Highly recommended.
Hoover is such a famous brand in the vacuuming world that they actually are a verb (to hoover!) It's only right therefore that one of their vacuums is in our best vacuum cleaner guide - so here it is the Hoover Whirlwind!
Yes, prepare to breeze through your cleaning chores with the Hoover Whirlwind, a great priced lightweight vacuum with an A rating for energy efficiency - to be honest, it may look old fashioned and traditional but that doesn't mean it doesn't get the job done. It was a thoroughly good and solid performer. This top hoover vacuum combines a long 2.5m stretch hose for easy reach and also comes with extra on-board attachments and accessories for cleaning in hard-to-reach places – which is great for vacuuming (or hoovering) stairs and furniture. The price is the real selling point here - it is one of the cheapest upright vacuums around - and that is one of the reasons it has entered our guide to the best vacuum cleaners 2019.
BEST HOOVER SUMMARY: We found that this suited people who favoured traditional upright vacuums at a cheap price. Whilst this vacuum wasn't one of the prettiest or most powerful on the market its price was a total knockout.
No surprise to see Kärcher’s CV 30/1 upright vacuum cleaner in our best vacuum cleaners review.
This supermodel uses a high-performance motor to drive both the suction fan and brush which makes this machine both easy to carry and manoeuvre. We believe that it's perfect for professional cleaners, particularly for use in office environments and areas of high footfall.
BEST VACUUM CLEANERS REVIEW SUMMARY: Fantastic cleaning results for those who are looking for a vacuum which can deal with tough stains and take a lot of work. It's hardy and easy to use nature makes it a recommended model for professional cleaners.
Our final vacuum in the best vacuum cleaners guide is a super powerful handheld bagless version - you guessed it - from Dyson! Our teams loved this version - like a little superpowered cleaning rocket! It was the best of the handheld hoovers in our best vacuum cleaner guide combing great results with a stylish and sleek appearance. In our professional tests we found that the top features were:
BEST HOOVERS & VACUUM CLEANER REVIEW SUMMARY: Powerful suction, looks great and with 30 minutes of cleaning, this was the best handheld vacuum in our guide. Highly recommended. The Dyson V7 Trigger was the best of all the smaller handheld models we reviewed.
We hoped you have enjoyed reading our comprehensive guide to the best vacuum cleaners of 2019.
We have taken you through all the top models which exist on the market at the moment and looked at traditional upright, cordless vacuums and small hand-held versions from leading suppliers including Argos vacuum cleaners, Currys vacuum cleaners and more. If you would like more information on any of the models or to buy them simply follow the links. Alternatively, if you have any vacuums that you think we should consider and add to this guide drop us a message and let us know! We regularly update our best vacuum cleaners review with new models, so be sure to check back
All the information and prices printed here are accurate at the time of writing these reviews but are subject to change.
In our in-house tests we carried out looked at various factors when deciding on the best vacuums of 2019, these included:
Obviously which vacuum cleaner is going to be personally the best for you will differ depending on your needs and the type of usage required. The most suitable type of vacuum or hoover for you will be determined by the below variables and you should take these into consideration before buying your vacuum and selecting from our best vacuums of 2019 guide. In our independent vacuum cleaner review we took on board the following:
Upright vacuums, Lightweight vacuum cleaners and Cordless Vacuum Cleaners (Best Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner)
These are a great choice for many and the perfect all-purpose vacuuming on all surfaces - they are what many would consider being a traditional vacuum cleaner! Uprights can vary wildly in both model, version and prices (as shown in our best vacuum cleaners guide above) and one of the main benefits of upright vacuums we believe is that they come with multiple attachments and bespoke accessories. An upright vacuum is also known as a barrel vacuum cleaner, which is one which sits on the floor ground with a hose. We believe that upright cleaners are excellent when used to clean large areas.
Lightweight, handheld held hoovers, handheld vacuum cleaners and car vacuum cleaners
These types of vacuums are relatively new. Initially, these types of cleaners were known for being handy but not often great on performances with low suction. Over the last few years, however, they have developed to become more reliable, powerful and popular as outlines in our best vacuum cleaners guide where we look at two models in great detail.
Robotic vacuum cleaner
Robot vacuums! Once considered a thing of the future they are now, very definitely here... yes you can sit back and automate your cleaning.
History of Vacuum Cleaners and Fun Facts
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