Best Vacuum Cleaner 2016

Top 7 Vacuum Cleaners You Can Buy

Best Rated
Bosch Athlet
Best Seller
Miele Complete C3
Vax Air Reach U90-MA-Re
Vax U85-AS-Be
Numatic HVR200-12
Morphy Richards 732000
Best Deal
Vax U85-PC-Be
ModellBosch AthletMiele Complete C3Vax Air Reach U90-MA-ReVax U85-AS-BeNumatic HVR200-12Morphy Richards 732000Vax U85-PC-Be
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TypeUprightUprightUprightUprightCylinderUprightUpright
Power1.800 W1200 W800 W950 W620 W900 W900 W
Operating RadiusCordless11 m10 m17 m26.8 mCordless10.5 m
Capacity0.9 L4.5 L1.5 L1.5 L9.0 L0.3 L2 L
HoseCordless2.5 m1.3 m
(stretches to 3.6m)
1.3 m
(stretches to 3.9m)
2.4 mCordless1.5 m
Noise Level72 dB75 dBn/a86 dB72 dB31 dB83 dB
Energy Ratingn/aDAAAn/aA
Cordless
60 min

20 min
Bagless
Pet Hair
Weight3.3 kg5.0 kg4.6 kg4.9 kg8.0 kg3.9 kg5 kg
(Special) Features
  • Flexible Nozzle Joint
  • Soft Touch Handle
  • Sensor Control Technology
  • Active AirClean Filter
  • EcoTeQ Floorhead
  • Multi-cyclonic Technology
  • Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush and Upholstery Tool
  • Multi-cyclonic Technology
  • Long Stretch Hose and Cord
  • 2-Stage Motor Technology
  • Hi-Pro Floor Tool
  • Hand-held Mode
  • Easy to Empty
  • Pet Odour Filter
  • Fold away Handle
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Best Rated
Bosch Athlet
Bosch Athlet
  • Flexible Nozzle Joint
  • Soft Touch Handle
  • Sensor Control Technology
199,99 €
Best Seller
Miele Complete C3
Miele Complete C3
  • Active AirClean Filter
  • EcoTeQ Floorhead
209,00 €
Vax Air Reach U90-MA-Re
Vax Air Reach U90-MA-Re
  • Multi-cyclonic Technology
  • Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush and Upholstery Tool
50,00 €
Vax U85-AS-Be
Vax U85-AS-Be
  • Multi-cyclonic Technology
  • Long Stretch Hose and Cord
99,99 €
Numatic HVR200-12
Numatic HVR200-12
  • 2-Stage Motor Technology
  • Hi-Pro Floor Tool
74,90 €
Morphy Richards 732000
Morphy Richards 732000
  • Hand-held Mode
  • Easy to Empty
79,99 €
Best Deal
Vax U85-PC-Be
Vax U85-PC-Be
  • Pet Odour Filter
  • Fold away Handle
49,00 €

All You Need To Know For Our Best Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Find the best way to get rid of the dust and cobwebs in your home.

Forget about the old school, tangled vacuums, the Bosch Athlet with it's cordless, upright use is a more modern approach to a rather annoying household chore.

Hardly any household in UK nowadays hasn’t got any kind of vacuum cleaner. Especially in the days of stress and increased lack of time it’s good to have device that can clean your house relatively quickly. Vacuum cleaner not only rid the floor of dirt, dust, hair and other filth but some also have a strong filter that keeps the air clean.
Although vacuum cleaning is very useful they often appear difficult to handle with cables and hoses to tangle up, attachments to use and bags to be changed.
This usually happens with cheap devices, which is why we have reviewed a range of vacuum cleaners to find a the best vacuum cleaners in the UK. Read our buying guide to find out which vacuum cleaners are the most accessible, easy to use and of course relatively low priced and what else you need to look out for when buying one.

Types of Vacuum Cleaners

They are big, small, light or heavy, loud or quiet – vacuum cleaners come in many different variations, colours and with a range of technical features. Though they’re all suppose to keep your floors free of dust, dirt and hair. Here are the most common types of vacuum cleaners.

Type of Vacuum Cleaner Description
Vacuum Cleaner with Bag The classical vacuum cleaner. The dirt hair and dust is collected in a bag which is trashed when full, replaced by the next. The bag is usually easy to change and vacuum cleaners of this kind are usually quite affordable, though buying new bags is a permanent investment.
Bag-less Vacuum Cleaner This model collects dirt in a special container instead of a bag, which is then emptied and can be reused. They cost a little more than common vacuums but require no further purchase of dust bags.
Handheld Vacuum Cleaner If you require more flexibility and and an option where you can stand upright then a handheld vacuum cleaner is the right option for you. They are often cordless meaning they can be used in hard to reach areas like cars or the attic.
Robot Vacuum Cleaners If you have no time to vacuum your house or would rather spend it doing something else then robot vacuums are the fully automated alternative. With modern sensor technology it scans rooms and cleans them in different programs and presets. Find out more about robot vacuums in our best robot vacuum reviews.

Pro’s and Con’s of Vacuum Cleaners

See below every vacuum cleaner with their advantages and deficits.

Type of Vacuum Cleaner Pro’s Con’s
Vacuum Cleaner with Bag
  • strong suction
  • low price
  • easy bag replacement
  • heavy
  • not environmentally friendly
  • must be in reach of sockets
Bag-less Vacuum Cleaner
  • strong suction
  • thrifty in the long term
  • environmentally friendly
  • slightly more expensive
  • cleaning the container requires more effort
Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
  • not limited to general power supply
  • light
  • quiet
  • easy handling
  • compact
  • expensive
  • limited run time
  • limited suction
Robot Vacuum Cleaner
  • automated cleaning
  • presets and programs
  • easy usage
  • preparation necessary
  • not suitable for all homes
  • medium suction
  • needs frequent emptying

Which Vacuum Cleaner is suitable for you?

Do you want to buy a cheap vacuum cleaner?
Classic vacuum cleaners are often quite affordable even if you buy top brands. Occasionally you might also find good offers for handheld vacuum cleaners though they usually lack some of the great features. See our “best-deal” above to find a device that is affordable yet doesn’t lack any of the great features that mid range or even some top quality vacuums have.

Do you have neither space nor time?
If you lack the space and time for a regular vacuum cleaner think about buying a robot vacuum. Especially smaller rooms and flats will be cleaned quickly and without intervention while you’re at work or enjoying some spare time. As they are also quite space saving, handheld vacuum might also be an option, though this will require manual cleaning once more.


Do you have a multiple level house that needs cleaning?
When it come down to endurance and strong suction then classic vacuum cleaners are probably the best option here, no matter if bag-less or not. Though the most annoying part will be carrying the vacuum up and down stairs and having to find a new socket each time. So if you’re prepared to spend a little more money you can go for a more modern, upright handheld vacuum that is battery powered. They are usually quite light and with 60 min of run time usually last long enough for cleaning multiple floors.

Do you require special features?
The general rule is, the more features your vacuum has and the more special they are, the more expensive they become. Some vacuum cleaners suit your special needs if you are allergic either to dust or pet hair. Others are built especially to clean tables and desktops or handle water. Usually there’s always a type of vacuum cleaner for you though it may be more expensive the more special it gets.

The UK’s best Vacuum Cleaner Brands

The Dyson V6 Absolute is one of the best cordless, handheld vacuums in the UK.

Over the years some home appliance brands have made it their speciality when it comes to building the ultimate vacuum cleaner. Usually any decent brand will keep your floors clean and if you want top quality device and don’t mind paying a little more it’s usually worth the money. Below we’ve listed some of the UK’s best and most popular vacuum cleaner brands.

  • Dyson
  • DirtDevil
  • Miele
  • AEG
  • Bosch
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Severin
  • Vax
  • Bissell
  • Numatic
  • Hoover

Manufacturers often offer wide range of classic and robot vacuums and the variations are often very diverse. If you want to save some money check out last year’s model as they are technically similar but far less expensive since the new model is available.

Accessories

Most households combine classic vacuums with accessible handheld versions, a combination of which usually makes cleaning fairly straight forward. But not only the model itself but also it’s extra attachments can be very useful which is why we have listed the most practical accessories and add-ons below.

  • electronic brushes
  • spare parts
  • furniture brushes
  • parquet nozzles
  • upholstery nozzles
  • spare batteries
  • dust bags
  • filters
  • hoses
  • carpet brushes
  • turbo brushes
  • pet hair brushes

It’s important to know whether the model you’re buying has spare parts available or not. This way you can be on the safe side for a repair and maintaining the vacuum cleaner should be no problem.