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Black & Decker BDASV102

62 Reviews

$79.99

1.9L
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4.1kg
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840W
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Upright
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Dry
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$170
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#2

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Bissell ProHeat 2X Revolution

494 Reviews

$169.99

3.8L
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8kg
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800W
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Upright
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$160
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#3

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Black & Decker HNV215B10

459 Reviews

$43.98

0.35L
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648g
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800W
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Handheld
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Dry
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$160
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#5

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Dyson V7

851 Reviews
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$120.00

0.54L
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2.3kg
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100W
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Upright
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Dry
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(Unknown)
Oct 2015
#6

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Miele Classic C1

87 Reviews

$242.99

4.5L
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4.3kg
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800W
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Cylinder
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Dry
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Oct 2017
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Hoover FH50150

998 Reviews

$149.00

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May 2014
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Dyson V11

146 Reviews
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$79.99

0.76L
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2.6kg
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29.4W
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Upright
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Dry
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(Unknown)
Mar 2019
#10

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Miele Complete C3

19 Reviews
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$399.98

4.5L
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5.4kg
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800W
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Cylinder
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Dry
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(Unknown)
Sep 2014
#10

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Hoover BH53020

21 Reviews

$99.00

0.4L
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2.5kg
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n/a
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Jun 2017
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Shark NV680

225 Reviews

$154.00

1L
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6.3kg
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850W
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Jul 2015
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Shark HV392

101 Reviews

$159.49

0.45L
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4.5kg
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600W
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Upright
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(Unknown)
Jul 2017
#15

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Hoover CH30000

20 Reviews

$63.20

n/a
3.8kg
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888W
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Cylinder
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Dry
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$180
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#15

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Shark Rocket PRO NV480

632 Reviews

$199.99

1.8L
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6kg
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700W
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Upright
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$140
Over 10 years
Dec 2012
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Shark HV381

633 Reviews

$219.99

1.13L
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3.4kg
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n/a
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016
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Sealey PC300

20 Reviews

$173.73

20L
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5kg
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1,250W
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Drum
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Wet
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$260
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
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Miele Complete C2

89 Reviews

$249.99

4.5L
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4.8kg
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700W
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Cylinder
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Dry
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(Unknown)
Nov 2016
#19

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Miele Compact C2

157 Reviews
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$349.00

3.5L
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4.8kg
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1,200W
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Cylinder
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Dry
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(Unknown)
Aug 2014
#20

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Dyson Ball Multi Floor

151 Reviews

$89.99

1.8L
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7.8kg
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245W
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Cylinder
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Dry
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(Unknown)
Sep 2017

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Dyson V10

825 Reviews
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$375.00

0.76L
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2.6kg
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25.2W
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(Unknown)
Oct 2016

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iRobot Roomba 650

17 Reviews
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$305.00

0.4L
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3.6kg
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Robot
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Oct 2016

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What Are The Best Vacuum Cleaner Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every vacuum cleaner and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated vacuum cleaner brand is Miele with an average rating of 89%. Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners.

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Miele Vacuum Cleaners 215 $210 - $1,100
89%
3,667 reviews
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Bosch Vacuum Cleaners 325 $160 - $441
85%
1,297 reviews
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Numatic Vacuum Cleaners 81 $148 - $799
82%
698 reviews
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Sebo Vacuum Cleaners 56 $358 - $1,361
79%
265 reviews
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Hoover Vacuum Cleaners 266 $55 - $120
78%
3,933 reviews
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Shark Vacuum Cleaners 43 $100 - $419
77%
5,504 reviews
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Dyson Vacuum Cleaners 80 $80 - $1,299
77%
7,700 reviews
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VAX Vacuum Cleaners 130 $78 - $223
77%
5,466 reviews
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AEG Vacuum Cleaners 157
73%
251 reviews
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Kärcher Vacuum Cleaners 60 $745 - $759
73%
675 reviews
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Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaners 109
72%
232 reviews
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Philips Vacuum Cleaners 154
72%
179 reviews
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Beko Vacuum Cleaners 32 $103 - $103
71%
72 reviews
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71%
1,338 reviews
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iRobot Vacuum Cleaners 31 $140 - $560
70%
2,776 reviews
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Nilfisk Vacuum Cleaners 80 $148 - $572
69%
40 reviews
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Rowenta Vacuum Cleaners 142
69%
11 reviews
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Zelmer Vacuum Cleaners 42 $392 - $392
66%
1 review
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Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners 27 $60 - $80
66%
1,183 reviews
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Samsung Vacuum Cleaners 173 $285 - $2,284
65%
88 reviews
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Thomas Vacuum Cleaners 34 $503 - $503
63%
28 reviews
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61%
1 review
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53%
44 reviews
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53%
1,014 reviews
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52%
5 reviews
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Siemens Vacuum Cleaners 141
37%
7 reviews
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Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners 226 $210 - $210
28%
21 reviews
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LG Vacuum Cleaners 41
#29 Concept Vacuum Cleaners 32
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat are the difference between upright, cylinder and drum vacuum cleaners?
AUpright vacuum cleaners are the traditional models, pushed from the top. Cylinder/drum vacuums are both smaller and squatter, and use a long flexible hose to give a far greater degree of flexibility when hoovering.
QWhat is the benefit of a cordless vacuum?
AA cordless vacuum cleaner offers far greater flexibility, and you no longer have to worry about getting the cord tangled around furniture. On the downside, they tend to have a limited battery life, and so need to be recharged often.
QWhat is a robot vacuum cleaner?
AA robot vacuum cleaner is an autonomous vacuum cleaner that moves around the house while you're not there, cleaning the floor for you. They 'learn' the best routes, and what furniture is where, so become more efficient with time. They tend to be very expensive, but save you a lot of effort!
QWhat is the difference between wet and dry vacuums?
AWet vacuum cleaners combine the benefits of a standard vacuum with that of a steam cleaner, allowing the appliance to handle numerous different types of cleaning.
QHow does the power (wattage) of a vacuum cleaner affect it's performance?
AWattage is directly related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner, and therefore how efficient it is at cleaning. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the better the appliance will suck up dirt and grime.
QWhy do some cordless vacuums not have power ratings?
ASome battery-powered vacuums are rated in 'air-watts' rather than standard watts. This doesn't have a direct comparison, so it makes it hard to measure the power of these vacuums against their corded cousins. Rest assured they will be powerful enough to clean your house thoroughly!

Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

There is a huge variety of vacuum cleaners available today. Buyers have a choice between upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners for average cleaning tasks and more specialised hoovers designed to pick up dog hairs or help allergy sufferers.

Finding the right vacuum cleaner may sound daunting but understanding what advantages and disadvantages the different technologies and features provide goes along way in finding the best hoover for your needs.

Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Upright vacuums are ideal for cleaning larger spaces and are particularly suited for cleaning carpeted areas. A rotating brush in the vacuum’s head combs the carpet to loosen dirt and dust. They are also very effective in picking up pet hair. Most models have a carpet height selector to adjust the cleaning head according to the carpet pile.

Uprights allow you to work in a comfortable position without the need to bed over a lot. They are ideal for those with lower back pain. Most models are very easy to manoeuvre and come with a set of tools for corners and stairs. Most upright vacuums are bagless as the bin is more accessible and easier to remove than in cylinder cleaners.

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Benefits:

Rotating brush bar helps to loosen dust & dirt
Less motor power required
Easy to store
Great for large areas
Ideal for carpets
More difficult to use on stairs
Cannot be used on upholstery
Larger & heavier

Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners

Cylinder vacuum cleaners are usually smaller and lighter than uprights and therefore easier to move around. They are ideal for smaller spaces and the flexible hose and removable head let you clean corners and hard to reach spaces with ease. Because the distance between the cleaning head and dust bag is longer compared to upright vacuum cleaners, cylinder cleaners require a higher motor power in order to generate the same amount of suction.

Cylinder cleaners can be bagged or bagless. Bagless cleaners will be slightly more expensive but will save you money in the long run.

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Benefits:

Cheaper
Well suited for smaller spaces
Smaller and lighter
Can be used on upholstery & stairs
Ideal for hard floors
Requires higher motor power
Less suitable for carpets
Smaller dust capacity

Wet & Dry Cleaners

Usually aimed for use in workshops, garages and environments that can get dirtier than the average household, wet & dry vacuum cleaners are robust and can handle a variety of cleaning tasks. They can hoover up sawdust, leaves, wet mud and even water.

Wet & dry vacuums are available from a number of manufacturers like Karcher, Vax, deWalt and Bosch. These multi-purpose vacuum cleaners have a robust construction and a large container volume. Filters can usually be washed and tools and accessories are stored within the industrial vacuum cleaners.

Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Since James Dyson invented the cyclone bagless vanccum cleaner, bagless models have become more and more popular. The dust bin can be emptied easily when full. There is no need to purchase bags, which is also more environmentally friendly and cost effective over time. Most upright vacuums are now bagless.

Filters may be replaced and cleaned after extended periods, but this is easier and cheaper than re-purchasing bags at regular intervals. Bagless vacuums don’t suffer from reduced suction, which can be a problem with bags as they fill up.

Some people prefer vacuum cleaners with bags is because there is less potential for dust accidentally being released into the air when emptying it. More care needs to be taken with bagless cleaners and the dust bin should also be washed regularly.

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Filters

A vacuum cleaner’s filtration system makes sure that the potentially harmful particles that get sucked up are removed from the air before it is expelled from the machine. Due to the large volumes of air a hoover sucks in, all the bacteria, fungal spores and other allergens that are being sucked up will create an indoor health hazard, which is quickly spread around the whole property unless the air is cleaned effectively.

Even if the air expelled from a machine looks clean, it might contain millions of microscopic particles that can transmit disease and cause allergies. Vacuum cleaners filter the air in several stages in an attempt to trap dust, hair and other particles. The number of stages can vary between 3 and 7, although this does not indicate how effective a hoover is a trapping unwanted particles.

Micro filtration usually refers to hoovers with at least 4 levels of filtration. It is important to remember that the number of stages advertised does not indicate the vacuum cleaner’s effectiveness at removing small particles from the air.

A ‘HEPA’ (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter removes at least 99.97% of particles which are 0.3 Micons or bigger from the air. Bacteria are between 1-10 Micons in size, so the exhaust air of a HEPA vacuum cleaner is considered biologically clean. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are specifically designed to reduce the number of microscopic particles emitted when hovering, making them ideal for people suffering from allergies and asthma. Some HEPA vacuum cleaners are approved by the British Allergy Foundation.

Normal stage, HEPA and charcoal filters need to be changed after a certain period of time to ensure they remain effective. However there also exist lifetime filters are designed to last as long as the vacuum cleaner, eliminating the need to change filters.

Cleaning Efficiency

In a drive to ensure greater energy efficiency, the EU banned vacuum cleaners with a motor power above 1600W in 2014.

It is important that a vacuum cleaner’s power rating is not the only factor affecting the amount of suction it produces.

Less powerful models regularly outperform those with a higher power rating. Design, how full the bag is and how often filters are cleaned all contribute to how good a vacuum clear is at its job.

Look out for independent reviews that measure a vacuum cleaner’s suction power in relation to how full the dust bag or container is to get a better understanding of the suction power it produces.

New EU labelling regulations also mean manufacturers like Dyson, Hoover, Bosch and Samsung now need to display the effectiveness of their products across seven different categories including energy efficiency, dust pick-up performance on hard floors and carpets, and dust re-emission.

Attachments & Accessories

Most vacuum cleaners come with a number of accessories to clean upholstery and to reach narrow spaces and corners. Some models car store accessories inside the vacuum cleaner while some cylinder models have a holder attached to the telescopic tube.

Pet accessories

Pet hair can be difficult to remove from carpets are upholstery. To make cleaning after your furry friends easier, pet models are specifically designed to make lifting cat and dog hair easier.

Pet vacuum cleaners come with cleaning heads that include rotating brush bars, sometimes called power tools. They also use strong suction power to tackle even the most stubborn hair.

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Other Considerations

Capacity

If you have a large home, you might want to choose a vacuum cleaner with a larger capacity. This allows you to clean more of your home before needing to be emptied. But keep in mind that a larger capacity also means the vacuum cleaner is bigger, heavier and more difficult to manoeuvre.

Cable Length

A longer cable makes cleaning easier as you won’t need to switch plugs as often. Check the cable length of a vacuum cleaner before buying, as there can be significant variations between models. If you want to avoid the hassle of having a cable altogether, consider a battery powered vacuum cleaner. They can be a great alternative, especially if your home is relatively small.

Noise Level

Larger vacuum cleaners and particularly uprights can get quite noisy as their motors work extremely hard. It’s worth checking the operating noise level before buying to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Vacuum Cleaner Retailers, Prices and Features

Vacuum Prices

The price range of vacuum cleaners is from $52 to $2,284 and in total we found prices for 149 vacuum cleaners. The average price of a new vacuum is $339 and the 80% of vacuums are priced between $80 and $730. The Koblenz Mystic KC-1100 is the cheapest vacuum at only $52, and Samsung SC08F70 is the most expensive at $2,284.

Vacuum Cleaner Brands - Price Range

The average price of Samsung vacuums is $1,284 which is the highest average price of all vacuum brands. Samsung vacuums start at $285 and their most expensive vacuum costs $2,284.

Sebo vacuums start at $358 and their most expensive vacuum costs $1,361. The second highest average vacuum price out of all brands is Sebo vacuums with an average price of $832.

The average price of Kärcher vacuum cleaners is $752 which is the third highest average price of all vacuum brands. Kärcher vacuum cleaners range in price from $745 to $759.

Vacuum Cleaner Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 604 expert reviews and 37,954 user reviews for vacuums and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of vacuum cleaner. The top rated vacuum brand is Miele with an average rating of 89%. The second best brand is Bosch with 85% and the third best brand is Numatic with 82%.

Biggest Vacuum Retailers

The biggest vacuum retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 151 current vacuum offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Target with 32 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Target when it comes to vacuums. Overstock is the third biggest retailer with 19 current offers.

When Are Most New Vacuums Released?

We looked at the release dates for new vacuums over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious pattern. The biggest month last year for new vacuum releases was February, with 13 new vacuum cleaners released that month. In 2018 most new vacuums were released in August, with 78 new vacuums released that month. In November 2017, 119 new vacuum cleaners were released making it the biggest month that year for new vacuum releases.

How Fast Do Vacuum Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, vacuums drop in price by 9% on average.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $30 on a typical $338 new vacuum cleaner by waiting 6 months before buying.

Capacities

The space that the product e.g. vacuum cleaner,vacuum cleaner bag has for dust or dirty water.

Comparing all vacuum cleaners, the capacities range from .035L to 450L. The capacities of the majority of vacuums range from 2L to 5L. The Kärcher WV2, which is on sale for $745.20, has the largest capacity and is a 100L dust capacity vacuum. The VAX Air Cordless, which currently retails for $143.41, has the smallest capacity and is a .035L dust capacity vacuum.

A larger dust capacity means that vacuum can clean more before it needs to be emptied, making you more efficient.

Weights

The weight of the vacuum cleaner, including all attachments that fit onto the device.

Across the range of vacuum cleaners, the weights range from 300g to 90kg. The weights of most vacuum cleaners range from 5kg to 6.5kg. The Sealey PC477AK1, which currently retails for $293.02, has the heaviest weight and is a 39kg heavy vacuum cleaner. The Kärcher WV2, which currently retails for $745.20, has the lightest weight and is a 550g heavy vacuum cleaner.

A lighter weight makes the vacuum easier to push, and makes carrying it up and down stairs less of a chore.

Maximum Input Powers

'Maximum Power' measures the power level of the vacuum cleaner, rated in watts.

Comparing all vacuum cleaners, the maximum input powers range from 10W to 8,580W. The maximum input powers of most vacuums range from 600W to 900W. The Vacmaster VOC1210PF, which is on sale for $93.45, has the highest maximum input power and is a 3,728W vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner with the lowest maximum input power is the Kärcher WV2, which is a 10W vacuum and is available at $745.20.

The input power directly links to the suction power of the vacuum - a higher power means more suction, which means more efficient cleaning.

Types

The type denotes the design of the vacuum cleaner - whether it is an upright model, a small handheld design, or something different.

We found 2,569 vacuum cleaners that are cylinder vacuums, which makes cylinder the most common type amongst new vacuum cleaners. We found 465 vacuum cleaners that are upright vacuum cleaners, making upright the second most common type amongst new vacuum cleaners.

Cleaning Types

Way in which device cleans something or itself.

Dry is the most popular cleaning type amongst new vacuum cleaners. We found 3,069 vacuum cleaners that are dry vacuum cleaners. The second most frequently found cleaning type amongst new vacuums is wet & dry. We found 298 vacuums that are wet & dry vacuums.

Energy Efficiency of Vacuum Cleaners

The Energy Efficiency Class of a vacuum cleaner shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

Amongst new vacuums, the most frequently found energy efficiency rating is A. We found 1,141 vacuums that have an energy efficiency rating of A. The second most common energy efficiency rating amongst new vacuums is B. We found 194 vacuums that have an energy efficiency rating of B.

A vacuum with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Vacuums?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying vacuum cleaners. For each retailer it shows the total number of vacuum cleaners where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying vacuum cleaners. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 122 of their vacuum cleaner prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Vacuums for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for vacuum cleaners by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of vacuum cleaner prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's vacuum cleaner prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 80.8% of their vacuum prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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