Top Vacuum Cleaners

Top Vacuum Cleaners

Check out our guide to the best vacuum cleaners on the market today. Our teams rate leading brands on performance, value for money and appearance. Take advantage of top prices today from our comprehensive guide.

Which Vacuum Cleaner is the best?

Which Vacuum Cleaner is the best?

Find out today by reading our top guide as put together by our professional cleaning teams. We look at a variety of models to suit all budgets and needs.

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Vacuum Cleaners Reviews

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Guide to the Best Vacuum Cleaners 2018

Welcome to our handy guide to the top vaccum cleaners on the market today. 

In this Top Vaccum Cleaner Guide we run through a variety of different models to suit both personal and professional use. Our teams have looked through different types of vacuum cleaners - including hand held, lightweight vacuum cleaners, the best upright hoovers and more - rating each on a variety of performance factors so you can make an informed decision before purchase. 

Our guide looks at a range of prices and options from leading brands including Miele, DysonShark and Karcher, so there is something for everyone. So if you are looking for something functional and cost-effective for your home or something more hardy for business use, check out our current Professional Cleaners UK Top 20 guide to the best hoovers which explores diiferent options including standard models, cordless, hand-held and more, for a variety of budgets.  

So here we go... we'll try and answer that million dollar question of "which vaccum cleaner is the best?"

1. Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum Cleaner £249.99

 

 

 

In the world of hoovers and vaccums Dyson needs no introduction. They are universally ackowledged as world leaders and as having the best hoovers for all surfaces. However, with so many to choose from where do you start? Well we have started with one of their most popular and cost effective models - the brilliant Dyson 7

The Dyson V7 Motorhead cord-free vacuum is engineered to clean all floor types and although this popular model has been upgraded by newer models - including the Dyson V8 and Dyson V10 - this cheaper model remains a firm with many and still gets the job done time after time (and at a great price too).

This sleek and stylish top Dyson hoover literally exels on any surface and is perfect for everyday use around the home. However, deeper cleans are also no probelm with the direct-drive cleaner head removing ground-in dirt from carpets, allowing it to achieve results not typically expected from a light hand held model.

The powerful suction generated by the Dyson digital motor combined with up to 30 minutes of fade-free suction (20 minutes with direct drive cleaner head) means that most of the hoovering can be done in one swift cleaning session (which we love!)

It also comes with a docking station which charges the machine - so it's ready to use at all times.

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: DAILY HOUSEHOLD PERSONAL USE AND MODERN LIVING

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

EASE OF USE: 9/10

APPEARANCE: 9/10

CLEANING RESULTS: 9/10

For more information or to buy this leading Dyson model at a top price now click here.

2. MIELE Complete C3 Pure Power Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner - Black - £149

 

Miele is a name everyone knows and a brand people trust, it is synonymous with quality across all it's products. It is no surprise therefore to see them enter our top vacuum guide with this high performance traditional model, which offers great value for money and is brilliant for home and small area communal use. 

In our tests our teams at Professional Cleaners UK found it to be a great vaccum, with it's top, stand-out features including:

  • Powerful cleaning performance across the entire home - it was great on all surfaces with the ability to clean dirt and dust off both carpeted and hard floors. The floorhead delivered a strong suction, achieving impressive results even on the lowest power setting - time after time!
  • The AirClean filter discharges pure air from the vacuum - with 890W of power the Miele Complete C3 Pure Power effortlessly removes even the most stubborn dirt but thanks to its AirClean filter, it won't recirculate dust back into the air. So it doesn't just clean the floor but the air too!
  • It has a large operating radius (basically a long cord over 12 metres long!) - which saves time switching between power points and means you can get more hoovering done quickly. This is especially good in busy households where time to clean may be limited.  
  • It is easy to use, with ergonomic design and clear controls - thanks to its ergonomic design and 360° rotating hose, this great vacuum cleaner feels comfortable to use whether you're left or right-handed. The controls are simple and can be found at the bottom of the unit, with images to illustrate cleaning options. No need for pesky instruction manuals. 
  • Additional accessories make cleaning upholstery and skirting boards simpler - we found that those tricky corners and fabrics aren't so tough to clean anymore with the Miele Complete C3 Pure Power. With a crevice nozzle and dusting brush, it's easy to remove the dust and cobwebs that commonly form around the corners and skirting boards. The upholstery tool also makes light work of cleaning sofas, fabrics and even curtains, while every accessory can be comfortably stored in the vacuum cleaner, so you won't go losing bits and pieces.

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: DAILY HOUSEHOLD USE AND SMALL BUSINESS OFFICES

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

EASE OF USE: 10/10

APPEARANCE: 7/10

CLEANING RESULTS: 8/10

For more information or to purchase this brilliant Miele vacuum model click here.

3. VAX Blade TBT3V1B2 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner - Titanium - £149.99

The Vax Blade is another favourite with the teams here. Achieving great results time after, it is often seen as a more affordable version of the Dyson hoover brand. People often ask "what is better a Blade or a Dyson?" - it's a tough question - here's a few facts about this powerful performance cordless vaccum to let you decide for yourself...

Our teams found that the top features of the Blade were the below: 

  • Direct Helix Technology delivers powerful cordless performance - the Vax Blade TBT3V1B2 offers the convenience of a cordless vacuum (which means no unravelling of annoying cords or bending down to reach plug sockets). However, importantly unlike other models it manages to maintain the power and performance of a more standard corded vacuum cleaner. This is due to Vax's innovative Direct Helix Technology which creates a direct air path from the floor to the cyclone – making the Blade super-powerful and efficient.
  • Clean your entire home without needing to recharge the battery - a super power battery gives you up to 35 minutes of cleaning with a consistently high level of suction so you can clean your home from top to bottom on a single charge - no messing!. This time scale is longer than that offer by the Dyson 7!
  • Smarter cleaning with clear controls - ergonomically designed for ease of use, the slim and lightweight Blade offers enhanced versatility and balance for effortless cleaning at all times. It also means you can unpack and use straight away without having to read through any manuals. 

So the question in the battle of Blade vs Dyson... which is the best? Welll in our tests we found that the cleaning differences were minimual, they are both brilliant - if anything (on heavier stains and more ground in dirt) the Dyson performed slightly better. That said, The Blade vaccum has a longer battery life and continually comes in over £100 cheaper. So we are split, the final decision is yours. 

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: DAILY FAMILY USE

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 

EASE OF USE: 10/10 

APPEARANCE: 10/10

CLEANING RESULTS: 9/10

For more informatiobn or to purchase a Blade hoover today click here.

4. Karcher CV 30/1 Professional Upright Vacuum Cleaner- £289.95

 

 

Another super-brand is Karcher. Whilst not creating the prettiest of vaccums in the world they are all about results - and by goodness they deliver time after time!

It's therefore no surprise to see Kärcher’s CV 30/1 upright vacuum cleaner in our top hoover guide.

This super model uses a high performance motor to drive both the suction fan and brush which makes the machine easy to carry and manoeuvre, which is perfect for professional cleaners - particularly in office environments and areas of high footfall. 

This Karcher hoover unit combines high suction power with the ability to clean right down to the base of the carpets via a height adjustable brush. Equipped with a detachable suction tube for vacuuming upholstery and those hard to reach areas, it is ideal for cleaning medium to large areas quickly and efficiently and is used by many of our carpet cleaning teams here at Professional Cleaners UK on a daily basis. 

The main features include:

  • Excellent professional cleaning results time after time - the corrugated suction hose is also very easy to remove, with this enabling blockages to be cleared quickly and effortlessly. 
  • Patented centrifugal coupling - for a longer service life (again great for professional and hard-use) with centrifugal coupling protects the entire brush head against overload therefore avoiding high service costs. 

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: DAILY PROFESSIONAL USE

VALUE FOR MONEY: 8/10

EASE OF USE: 9/10

APPEARANCE: 4/10

CLEANING RESULTS: 10/10

To buy today or for more information on this highly recommended Karcher vaccum cleaner visit here.

5. NUMATIC Henry HVR160 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner - Red - £119.99

 

 

No list of top hoovers would be complete with 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 peoples faces for years now. Dare we say he makes hoovering 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 light weight vaccum cleaner (for his size) he is used by families and tradesmen for all kinds of jobs. He is in fact the most popular home hoover with the people in the office here at Professional Cleaners UK.  

Henry The Hoovers top features include:

  • Large capacity - he can keep cleaning for longer with a large six litre capacity, this basically means you have to empty him less. Let's face nobody really like emptying a hoover so that is a good start!
  • Energy efficient performance - with no gimmicks, Henry and Hetty are a staright forward vacuum and get straight to the job, helping you save money on your bills. Yes s/he basically keeps your electricity bills down and save you the pennies to spend on more exciting things. Plus with an energy rating of A, you can vacuum for as long as you need in the confidence that the HVR160 is economic and efficient, without compromising any capability or suction power.
  • Professional accessory kit - s/he comes with a variety of tools for every job. 
  • Cheap price point - it's one of the most affordable on the market!
  • 10m power cable - you won't be constantly changing plug sockets as you vacuum, taking the hassle out of cleaning and allowing you to finish up sooner. 

So that's the Henry HVR160 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner - ideal for smaller households and small storage spaces we are glad to have him and Hetty in our top vaccum guide. 

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: DAILY FAMILY BUT ALSO POPULAR WITH TRADESMEN

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 

EASE OF USE: 10/10 

APPEARANCE: 10/10 (how could we not!)

CLEANING RESULTS: 8/10

For more information or to buy your Henry or Hetty The Hoover follow the link here

6. Shark Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV601UK - £169.99

Another market leader in the hoovering and vacuum 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 it's ease of use and versatility and like a real-life shark this model seeks out it's prey (dirt) and effectively removes it.  

One of the beauties of the Shark Liftaway is that it can instantly convert from an upright to a portable vacuum cleaner - so it's like getting two hoovers for the price of one. Plus Lift-Away Hoover Technology allows you to comfortably clean stairs and hard to reach places, even effortlessly reaching up to high and into the tightest spaces. This means it's good for household use and also those that don't want something to heavy. 

We found that the main benefits of this great Shark vacuum cleaner were: 

  • Powerful - good suction means that this vacuum delivered a strong performance across all our tests, particularly for one of it's size and weight.  
  • Lightweight - one of the leading light-weight performers it's perfect for those who are looking for an easy to use vaccum. 
  • Versatile - powerful suction, lightweight and able to reach into tricky places it was one of the most versatile perfomers. 
  • Great results - consistently great results on both carpet and hard floors. 

For those looking for a leading vacuum at a great price, look no further than the Shark Liftaway model. 

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: DOMESTIC USE

VALUE FOR MONEY: 8/10 

EASE OF USE: 8/10 

APPEARANCE: 8/10 

CLEANING RESULTS: 8/10

This Shark vacuum was a solid and great performer in our test, for more information or to buy at this great price click here.

7. Dyson 360 Eye Robot vacuum - £799.99

No surprise to see another Dyson enter our charts and the burning question is "is this version the best Dyson hoover ever made?" Well their latest model - the 360 Dyson - is their current top of the range model and surely the ulimate hoover? Although with a price tag to match, let's have a look!

So what makes this one Dyson model so special? Well, 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 I! And my goodness it is powerful. 

Second point, well it's a robot, so it does the hoovering for you. You can even control and programme it from your smart phone. 

Thirdly, it looks amazing. What is there not to like?

With Radial Root Cyclone technology, this amazing super vaccum can capture particles down to 0.5 microns; which smaller than the width of a human hair. The Robot 360eye also features Dyson's powerful V2 digital motor, which delivers superior cleaning performance. It provides up to twice the suction of any robot vacuum cleaner for hassle-free cleaning without compromise.

The only downside is the price tag, which to many is unaffordable but that said "you get what you pay for" and those who have purchased this model claim they would never go back. 

In summary the main benefits we found of this amazing Dyson hoover are: 

  • Superior cleaning - the Dyson 360 Eye has twice the suction of any robot vacuum! The best of all time!
  • Superior vision - you (or the robot) need never misses a spot with a 360 degree vision system - it hits all corners of the room.
  • Clean anywhere and anytime - with powerful suction for any floor type it works wonders on carpet and hardfloors. 
  • Schedule cleaning time - from your smartphone with the Dyson Link App. 
  • The only robot with a full-width brush bar-  for better dirt removal. 

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: ANYONE WHO LIKES TO SIT BACK AND HAVE A ROBOT LOOK AFTER THE VACUUMING

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 (if you have the money it's great value!)

EASE OF USE: 10/10 (it does it for you)

APPEARANCE: 10/10 (looks amazing)

CLEANING RESULTS: 10/10 (unbelievable)

For more information or to see this extra special Dyson hoover in action click here

8. Russell Hobbs Turbo Lite 3-in-1 Corded Bagless Handheld Stick Vacuum Cleaner - £39.00

 

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 3-in-1 vacuum to get the job done.  

This Russell Hobbs hoover is quick and convenient and works brilliantly on hard floors, carpets and upholstery. 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: simply hit the quick release button and empty it over a bin. A quick clean of the filters helps to maintain optimum suction power and performance too.

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: LIGHTWEIGHT USE AROUND THE HOME

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 (the cheapest in our chart)

EASE OF USE: 8/10 

APPEARANCE: 8/10 

CLEANING RESULTS: 7/10

This is a great vacuum for round the home usage on a daily basis. If this very reasonably priced vacumm, which delivers great results, is for you click here to buy or for more information.

9. Karcher T 10/1 ADV Professional Vacuum Cleaner - £99.95

 

 

Another Karcher vacuum in our guide, this is one of the leading Professional vacuums in the country. As with many Karcher models it wouldn't win a beauty contest but goodness it can clean!

Robustly constructed for professional use in offices and the hospitality sector, Karcher's T 10/1 ADV brings new levels of quality and value for money to the contract cleaner vacuum market and it's key features are designed to keep purchase and maintenance costs low with the T 10/1 ADV offering professional cleaners three key benefits:

  • Toughness - hardwearing and portable
  • Simplicity - easy to use
  • Performance - great results time after time. 

The Karcher Professional T 10/1 ADV efficiently extracts dust and dirt from carpet and hard floor surfaces storing it in its massive 10 litre tank. Both dust bag and the filter are easily accessible for hassle free emptying and cleaning as well. The large tank means that large areas can be covered and cleaned quickly - important for professional cleans when time is important.

A further benefit of this professional vacuum cleaner is it's compact and manoeuvrable design. Weighing in at 6.5kg it can be lifted comfortably and it has a fold down carry handle which can be used to transport the machine up and downstairs with minimum fuss. It also has large high traction rear wheels (complimented by front swivel castors) for smooth movement around furniture.

Other advantages include easy replacement of the power cord, quick and secure attachment of the floor tool and Karcher's anti-static system, which dissipates static build up during prolonged periods of use. 

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL USE

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 

EASE OF USE: 7/10 

APPEARANCE: 7/10 

CLEANING RESULTS: 9/10

If you are interesting in purchasing this hard-wearing and and leading professional vacuum follow the link for more information

10. Shark DuoClean Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology [Single Battery] IF200UK - £349.99

 

 

Join the cordless revolution with this super Shark Cordless vacuum! We found that this cordless vacuum came out of the leaders in our tests for handheld versions. Is this vaccum for you? Read on and find out now...

We found that this top Shark hoover - featuring Shark’s exclusive DuoClean and Flexology Technologies - was brilliant.

In tests this lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner had outstanding results time after time. Shark has designed it to make every-day cleaning easier, faster and more convenient than ever before. 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 teams thought this was a great vacuum for busy professional people who wanted to keep on top of thier modern homes which had a combination of floor surfaces. 

SUMMARY

PERFECT FOR: GREAT FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND USE ON A VARIETY ON SURFACES

VALUE FOR MONEY: 8/10 

EASE OF USE: 9/10 

APPEARANCE: 9/10 

CLEANING RESULTS: 10/10

The Shark DuoClean is a brilliant hoover with powerful suction, easy to use and great results it is one of the best performing cordless vacuums on the market today.

11. Hoover Whirlwind WR71WR01 Upright Vacuum Cleaner - £59.99

 

Hoover is such a famous brand they actually are a verb (to hoover!) It's only right therefore that one of their vacuums is in our top guide - and here it is the Hoover Whirlwind!

Prepare to breeze through your cleaning chores with the Hoover Whirlwind, a great priced lightweight vacuum with an A rating for energy efficiency - it may look old fashioned and traditional but that doesn't mean it doesn't get the job done and isn't right for modern living.

This top hoover vacuum combines a long 2.5m stretch hose for easy reach, with extra on-board attachments for cleaning in hard-to-reach places – great for vacuuming stairs and furniture. What’s more the large 2.5 litre bin holds plenty of dust for uninterrupted cleaning and can be emptied easily.

The price is the real selling point here - it is one of the cheapest vacuums around. 

In our cleaning test the top features and benefits we found were: 

  • ‘A’ energy rating –it’s been awarded the highest rating for energy efficiency delvering a impressive cleaning power (so it doesn’t run up large energy bills).
  • One-touch emptying – empty the dust container with just one-click for fuss-free, hygienic emptying.
  • Includes a host of accessories –it comes complete with a 2-in-1 crevice tool and dusting brush for cleaning in hard-to-reach places.
  • Cheap - a great price, the cheapest in our guide. 

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: EVERYONE

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 

EASE OF USE: 7/10 

APPEARANCE: 7/10 

CLEANING RESULTS: 7/10

Whilst this vaccum wasn't one of the prettiest or most powerful on the market it's price was a total knockout - to purchase or for more info read here

12. Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner - 449.99

Another top Dyson vacuum enters the guide - this time the Dyson v10! Basically an upgraded version of the V7 and V8 we have already reviewed. Although they are all similar this bigger and more powerful version deserves a review of it's own! We found it to be the perfect Dyson vaccum for daily use and the BEST OF ALL THE CORDLESS CLEANERS.

With full-size suction power and a 40% bigger bin (compaed to other models) the Dyson Cyclone V10 vacuum is bigger and better than previous versions, it can effectively clean anywhere and lasts longer.

The Dyson 10 is fitted with a powerful motor inside the main brush bar which drives it's nylon bristles into carpet, removing deep-down dirt which can be trapped for a period of time. The Dyson digital motor V10 generates the suction power of a full-size vacuum in a hand held model; it is the most powerful of all the versions we reviewed. 

Ths upgraded version can also last upto 60 minutes (again longer than previous models), with cord-free versatility to boot.

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:

  • A bigger and better version of previous models
  • Powerful suction - the best for a cordless in all our tests
  • Suitable for carpets, hard floors, stairs and upholstery
  • Lightweight - 2.68kg
  • Charge time of 3.5 hours and vacuums for 60 mins
  • HEPA filter - traps small particles and pet dander, making it excellent for allergy sufferers
  • Pet tool included
  • Includes crevice nozzle, upholstery nozzle, dusting brush, turbo brush and combination floor nozzle

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: EVERYTHING - THE BEST OF THE CORDLESS VERSIONS!

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

EASE OF USE: 10/10

APPEARANCE: 9/10

CLEANING RESULTS: 10/10

It's easy to see why this cordless Dyson is so popular - it's because it's brilliant. We love both the V7 and V10, if this version is you for read more or buy here

13. Karcher BV 5/1 Professional Back Pack Vacuum Cleaner - £401.95

Another top professional vacuum cleaner from Karcher. 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, meaning these jobs can be done quickly, this is important in these cleanliness critical areas where turnaround times are short. This tough machine features a 5 litre capacity and a single, powerful vacuum motor. Weighing only 5.3kg and with a strap system designed with German rucksack manufacturer Deuter, the BV 5/1 can be used comfortably for long periods by cleaning staff.

Features & Benefits:

  • Patented carrying frame with Air Stream Comfort system padding
  • The ventilation pads reduce heat development on the back whilst the mesh with ventilation on three sides reduces perspiration by 25%
  • Mobility - The BV 5/1 backpack vacuum allows unrestricted use in areas where conventional vacuum cleaners cannot be used

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: PROFESSIONAL USE

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 

EASE OF USE: 8/10 

APPEARANCE: 6/10 (how could we not!)

CLEANING RESULTS: 10/10

If this top performing professional hoover is for you and your company, buy today or read more here

14. Hoover SM156DPN JOVIS+ Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Wall Mountable - £59.99

 

A super-dinky small handheld vaccum from Hoover makes an entrance in our gudie. Not for full household cleans but great for sofas, cars, spillages, pets and more, the compact Hoover cordless is worth a look!

For convenient hand held light vacuuming look no further than the stylish SM156DPN handheld model from Hoover.

This cordless and bagless vacuum cleaner is perfect for little cleaning tasks and reaching into awkward places quickly and effectively. 

Cleaning the inside of your car can be tricky, but the SM156DPN makes it a breeze. The cordless and lightweight design makes it easy to manoeuvre, weighing only 1.61 kg. 

  • Pet cleaning - we do love our pets but removing hair from our furniture can be annoying and difficult. The SM156DPN has plenty of suction and a Pet Turbo Head which makes it much easier to pick up any pet hair on your sofas!
  • Handy Tools - with a bunch of handy gadgets and tools to help you keep your home spotless, it's an adaptable little thing!
  • Easy to use and decent battery - you get 11 minutes of usuage time from the SM156DPN and there’s a handy battery indicator, which makes it easy for you to spot when you need to recharge so that you don't run out of battery at a key time. 
  • Decent size bin - the bin has a capacity of 0.5 litres and is easy and hygienic to empty. This is quite a good size for a small hand-held hoover. The release can be controlled by a trigger, so you don’t come into contact with any of the dust and dirt.

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: LIGHT AND EMERGENCY CLEANS

VALUE FOR MONEY: 10/10 

EASE OF USE: 10/10 

APPEARANCE: 8/10 (how could we not!)

CLEANING RESULTS: 7/10

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. For more information or to purchase today click here

15. DYSON V7 Trigger Handheld Vacuum Cleaner - Iron - £199.99

 

Our final vaccum in the guide is a super powerful handheld version - you guessed it - from Dyson! Our teams loved this version which was brilliant - like a little super powered cleaning rocket!

In our test we found that the the top features were as below

  • Hygienic bin ejection allows you to drive out dust and debris without having to touch the dirt - when your vacuum fills up, you don't want to come into contact with the dirt and so with the V7 Trigger, you don't need to. With just the simple push of a button it can unload dirt and dust.
  • 30 minutes running time - the Dyson V7 Trigger runs for 30 minutes, giving you plenty of time to spring clean every room in your home and making it ideal to clean the crumbs out of your car, pet hair or spillages. 
  • Crevice tool for accurate cleaning around skirting boards and tough to reach areas 
  • Mini motorised tool removes ground in dirt and hair with ease - for tougher dirt you can switch to MAX mode for 6 minutes of extra power or a Powerful mode for longer everyday cleaning.

SUMMARY: 

PERFECT FOR: DAILY HOUSEHOLD, OFFICE OR BUSINESS USAGE.

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

EASE OF USE: 10/10

APPEARANCE: 9/10

CLEANING RESULTS: 10/10

The Dyson V7 Trigger was the best of all the smaller handheld models we reviewed. This powerful model, had a long running time and was easy to use, achieving amazing results. For more information or to purchase this great vacuum click here.

Best Vacuums - Our Tests

In our in-house tests we carried out looked at various factors including:

  1. The cleaning results - suction on a variety of surfaces and with varying degrees of dirt/dust.
  2. Which vaccum was the best value for money - not the cheapest but the ones which performed well compares to similarly priced models.
  3. Ease of use - this included looking at lightweight vaccum cleaners but also how the controls worked.
  4. Finally appearance - which vacuum looked the best! 

We have tried to present a variety of models and varieties to present what we consider to be the best upright vacuunms, professional vacuums, bagless options and lightweight versions.  

Which Vacuum Cleaner? - Summary

We hoped you have enjoyed reading our comprehesive guide to the top vacuum cleaners. 

We have taken you through all the top models which exist on the market at the moment and looked at traditional models, cordless and small hand-held versions from leading suppliers. If you would like more information on any of the models or to buy them simply follow the links. 

Alterantively if you have any vacuums that you think we should consider and add to this guide drop us a message and let us know!

All the information and prices printed here are accurate at the time of writing these reviews but are subject to change.