I’ve finally made it through all the different categories of vacuum cleaners and I feel confident in bringing you this guide on the very best vacuum cleaners in the UK. 100s of hours of research have led up to this moment and I’ve now written about more than 100 vacuum cleaners in preparation for this, I’ve got to say I’m excited.
I’ve got the top 5 first that should cover a pick for everyone who visits this article and that’s followed up with a buying guide and more reviews if you haven’t found the vacuum you need.
They are all linked through to Amazon for easy ordering so click through either the name in the list below or the “Price & Reviews” button to head there and order yours today.
Let’s dive in!
Top 5 Best Vacuum Cleaners Reviews UK
- Top Choice – Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner [NZ850UK] with Powered Lift-Away, Anti Hair Wrap
- Best Cordless – Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner [IZ320UK] Anti Hair Wrap
- Best For Pet hair – Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Plus, Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
- Best Budget – Vax CCQSAV1P1 Air Pet Vacuum Cleaner
- Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner – Miele Blizzard CX1 Excellence PowerLine Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
1. Top Choice – Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner [NZ850UK] with Powered Lift-Away & Anti Hair Wrap
Charge Type: Corded
- 25% more suction power than the NZ801UK
- Anti hair wrap technology
- Body lifts away for portable cleaning
- 5-year guarnantee
- Doesn’t manoeuvre as easily
If there was ever a company that was coming after Dyson, it would be Shark. They make superb vacuum cleaners, 90% as good as a Dyson for a fraction of the price.
The suction on this is unreal, excellent for pet hair and long people hair alike! Plus the anti-hair-wrap technology stops hair from getting wrapped around the carpet beaters tangling the whole thing. An absolute godsend because there’s nothing worse than trying to cut away hair that’s wrapped up around the brush.
I don’t know how but they’ve managed to increase the suction power by 25% compared to the last model which was our old top choice. With the added bonus that they haven’t increased the price by 25%, which is what I like to see.
The main place it doesn’t hold up against an equivalent Dyson is that it’s heavy, it doesn’t have that ball technology that allows you to glide around the house. But considering it’s hundreds of pounds cheaper I think it’s a completely fair swap which is why it’s my top choice. Plus Dyson is focused more on their cordless vacuums now.
You also get a 5-year guarantee which is a long time in the life of a vacuum cleaner. A long time to have ensured you get maximum cleaning power.
Long lasting, maximum cleaning power, a very reasonable price. Everything you could want out of a vacuum cleaner and an easy top choice of an upright vacuum.
2. Best Cordless – Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner [IZ320UK] Anti Hair Wrap
- Doesn’t tangle in hair
- 60-minute run time
- 3.5 Hours
- Anti-allergy filter
- Transforms into a handheld vac
- Works on carpet, thick pile, and hard floor
- Holding down turbo button uncomfortable
- Have to manually pull out dust sometimes
Do you know how long I’ve waited for a vacuum that doesn’t get hair tangled around it? It’s finally here!
Normally with a roller brush vacuum like a Shark or Dyson, the hair wraps around it if you’ve got a house full of long hair people or long-haired pets, this eventually jams it and limits the suction.
The answer is turning it upside down and having to try and cut all the hair-free while you pull dust all over the floor. A messy and tricky job I hate. But no more! The anti-hair wrap removes hair while you’re vacuuming making this the most hassle-free vacuum you can buy.
Couple that with the fact it has two batteries and a dual charger cradle meaning you can have one battery charging while you use the other for continues cleaning, perfect.
Duo-clean technology inside means you’ve got two rollers for more effective pick up generally but also the ability to switch from hard floors to carpet without changing heads, just flick a switch at the handle.
For storage, it doesn’t have the wall mount some stick vacuums have but it does have flexology which allows it to bend under low furniture but also folds in half so you can store it upright, and folded in half it’s quite a slight machine.
And the charging cradle sits on a countertop with a regular plug, and it’s got indicator lights to show you when it’s fully charged and as it drains while you’re vacuuming.
Where doesn’t it hold up? The boost mode gets activated with a trigger you pull back rather than a button so you have to hold it down which can be tricky on stairs. But this stops you from accidentally draining the battery.
Also, the easy empty canister has a metal shroud in the middle which can get dust wrapped around it so you might have to stick a hand in if it’s overfilled to get rid of the dust which can be a bit messy but it’s fairly common to most vacuums.
That’s my next dreams now the anti-hair wrap has been filled.
Finally, you can use it as a handheld vacuum that fits all the tools including the main floor head which is great for giving your stairs a deep clean.
If you’re looking for powerful cleaning and the most hassle-free vacuum cleaner then this is the one for you, long run time, free-standing and no untangling hair. The ease of use is unmatched. Which is why it’s my top choice of cordless vacuum.
3. Best For Pet hair – Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Plus, Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
Style: Bagged Corded Cylinder vacuum
- Powerful suction
- Bagged for easy clean up
- Neutralises odours
- Retractable cable
- Replacement bags are a little pricey
- Hair gets wrapped in cleaning head
I think the Shark above is the better vacuum cleaner, but it depends what you’re looking for, the Miele C3 is bagged for easier cleanup and a cylinder vacuum so much easier to move around your house.
I know some of you prefer a lighter vacuuming experience but still want a great clean so this is a perfect choice.
It’s got a strong suction on it and a universal floor head that works on hard floors and carpets. You need to turn the suction down a little to clean your carpets but this is fairly standard of all vacuum cleaners.
Whatyou will love is how tested Miele products are, they put them through crash tests and run tests to ensure that they are built to last, with the claim that this hoover will outlast your carpets.
So if you like buying for the long term this is the way to go.
4. Best Budget – Vax CCQSAV1P1 Air Pet Vacuum Cleaner
- Powerful Suction
- Hepa Filter
- Good on hard floor and carpet
- 1.5 L Dust capacity
- Tips Over Easily
The Vax Air pet vacuum is of course ideal for pets! You don’t win any awards for working that one out I’m afraid.
But seriously, the vax air has great suction which is exactly what you need to pick up pet hair from dogs, cats, or anything else.
It’s got a HEPA filter which is great for taking the allergens out of the air so if you have guests with allergies coming over they’ll be able to breathe freely, plus the filter is washable to keep the house constantly fresh
What is a pain, is that because the pipe comes out right at the bottom it’s quite easy to tip the whole thing over while you’re cleaning. It’s not the biggest problem but its kind of annoying, but the plus of this is an extra 3m of reach on the 6m long cord to help you get around as much of the house as possible from a single socket.
The tank is 1.5L so plenty big enough to do the whole house if you vacuum often, otherwise you’ll need a couple of empties but it’s very easy to use.
Overall, A great little vacuum, awesome price, good suction for pet hair and nice and easy to store.
5. Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner – Miele Blizzard CX1 Excellence PowerLine Bagless Vacuum Cleaner
- A-rated cleaning on hard floor and carpet
- HEPA filter for fresh air
- Tested for 20 years of use
- Hygienic Emptying
- 2 Litre dust capacity
- Not great for furniture
- Heavy for a cylinder vacuum
Miele are an underrated vacuum company I think, people think Dyson, they think Shark, but Miele are doing fantastic work creating high powered vacuum cleaners that pick up everything out of carpets and off hard floors.
ANd the Miele Blizzard CX1 is the peak of that superb quality. It comes in 4 models, the standard, the comfort, the excellent, the cat and dog all of which are great but the excellence stands out for me as the best.
You don’t pay much over the base model but you get the HEPA filter which cleans the air of 99.9% of small dust particles leaving you with a fresher home.
The Cat and Dog has the HEPA filter plus the turbo brush for handheld, well worth it if you have pets but not entirely necessary otherwise. And then the comfort model has the controls in the handle so you don’t need to bend down but because it’s heavier this isn’t a huge advantage.
What they all have is an easy empty container, they’re bagless so no paying for expensive bags, or cheap bags that will wreck the motor. And they’ve got a nice long power cord so you don’t have to plug and unplug in every single room.
Plus the 2-litre dust capacity should be enough to get you around the house if you vacuum regularly. Although first vacuum you’re going to be amazed at just how much it picks up!
Types of Vacuum Cleaner Explained
Let’s get this straight, there are a whole load of different types of vacuum cleaner and it can get a bit complicated. So let’s clear things up.
Upright vacuum cleaners are the most common, they generally provide the deepest clean because they have the most power. If you want to get the deepest clean possible you should get an upright vacuum. Although you could argue that a cordless stick vacuum will give you an easier cleaning experience so you vacuum more often which might result in a cleaner house, debatable.
Where they don’t do so well is that they’re heavy, generally speaking, stick and cylinder vacuums are lighter and more portable to drag around the house. Some of the big Dyson’s weigh a ton for instance, but those are being phased out for cordless stick vacuums.
Stick vacuums sound exactly as they are, a long stick with the motor at one end. Usually cordless but you do get corded stick vacuums. These are great for quick everyday cleaning and every year they get a little better. A lot of the new stick vacuums have some really good cleaning power, loads of suction and multi-use floor heads to get a deep clean of every surface.
Plus a lot change to handheld vacuums to get into the stairs and furniture which can be great for allergy sufferers if you combine it with a HEPA filter.
The Henry by Numatic, iconic right? Well he is the optimy of a canister vacuum cleaner, a small canister on wheels with a hose coming out the front. These small vacuum cleaners are easy to store, come as both bagged and bagless and do a pretty good job at cleaning. The more expensive Dyson and Miele vacuums are comparable to their upright counterparts.
The little disc vacuum cleaners that whirr their way around the floor somehow not crashing into furniture and scaring cats everywhere. These will surprise you at how good a clean they get. You can’t just replace your vacuum cleaner with them and you need to make sure you empty them often but for through the week with a whole house clean once a week or every two weeks you’ll notice your house is cleaner.
But let’s be honest, they’re more about having a cool gadget aren’t they? And that’s fine because they work well and clean your house for you, the future is coming!
Corded vs Cordless
When I started this site back in 2017 I was sceptical about cordless vacuum cleaners, batteries have a shelf life, after a couple of years they start to lose their efficiency and don’t last as long on a full charge. Plus the run time was about 20 minutes so why get a short life vacuum cleaner?
Well even in the last 3 years we’ve come a long way and now the batteries are getting better and better with run times of 40-45 minutes and 2-year guarantees on batteries that should last double that, with power fading, and then you can buy replacement batteries which is good for the environment.
And the ease! To be able to vacuum the whole house by just picking up and going, no hassle with cable management, no hassle emptying or buying bags, just pick up and go. I’m sold, I’ve got a cordless vacuum cleaner and I’m not sure I’d go back now.
Bagged vs Bagless
More vacuums are bagless now, but they’ve been improved for easy empty so dust doesn’t explode across your whole house when you take the lid off if there’s no dust bag.
Bagging does trap dust better though, lift out the bag and put it in the big with no dust loss at all. But then you have to buy bags, and yes you can find universal bags cheaper but these tend to leak dust that gets into the motor and shortens the life of your vacuum cleaner so are false economy.
I like bagless vacuum cleaners but there’s not wrong with a bagged vacuum.
Other Features to Look For
Is it Lightweight
You have to push this thing around your house at least once a week if not more than that, so you don’t want to be pushing a fridge around your living room, right?
No, you want something comfortable but that does a good job, and there is a balance because heavier vacuums tend to have bigger motors for more suction power. If you’re elderly or you’ve got arthritis, weak wrists or you just don’t like heavy vacuum cleaners weight is a factor so lookout. About 10kg is the realm of heavy and 3-5 is the realm of lightweight but it depends on how the weight is distributed too, just something to be aware of.
Does it have a HEPA Filter
I always focus on these more because I’ve got Asthma so I need to make sure the air is clear, but even my wife who has healthy lungs noticed the difference when my wife and I got a HEPA vacuum for the first time. These are the best filters at removing allergens from the air but they also remove 99.9% of tiny dust particles out of the air, which has got to leave the air freshener when it comes back out the vacuum.
It also means you can vacuum away pet smell!
So not technically a must-have but I know I wouldn’t buy a vacuum without a HEPA filter.
You want to have enough suction power to lift dust off the floor, especially out of carpets, it can cling to the fibres so you need to have a strong enough vacuum. But power isn’t absolute, the EU brought in regulations to limit vacuum cleaners to 900W to make them more eco-friendly. The rest of the suction power comes from inside, in the Vortex technology, or spin technology, or whatever else a vacuum company has done to improve the suction power.
The easiest way? Look for some sort of manufacturer statement saying powerful suction, or have a read of reviews like this one and the ones you find on Amazon, you can quickly find out whether it’s got a strong suction.
Good Container Size
You want to be able to get as much of your vacuuming done in one go as you can, it’s annoying to have to go back and forth to the bin emptying the dust container over and over. For scale 0.6L is small, very small, and 2L+ is large, 2L still isn’t enough to get around your house but it’s more than 3 times as big as a small vacuum cleaner.
How Easy it Empties
Preferable you don’t want to have to stick your hand inside the canister to pull out clumps of hair and dust but sometimes that’s inevitable. You want an easy one-click opening of the dust container so you can shake it straight into the bin. Most new vacuum cleaners have this but it’s worth being aware of.
Which is better: Gtech or Shark?
Hard to say, I’m a big fan of Shark vacuums because of the anti-hair wrap technology I keep banging on about and I tend to recommend Shark more so I guess Shark is better.
Is Shark better than Dyson?
For the price I think Shark is better, they tend to be almost as good for three-quarters or half the price. So while Dyson is the most powerful vacuum cleaners I think but the lower price of Shark makes them the best choice.
Should you Vacuum or Dust First?
Always dust first, that way you can dust off shelves and surfaces onto the floor and vacuum it up. If you vacuum regularly the order doesn’t hugely matter but I always dust first and that’s what I got taught when I was helping my parents clean up the guest house they owned.
Are Expensive Vacuums Worth it?
It depends on how deep a clean you want. Yes, more expensive vacuum cleaners are stronger and provide a deeper clean, they’ve also got more features and generally last better, but they are more expensive. If you’re happy having an average clean and you’re not that into cleaning then a cheap vacuum might be the answer.
Are Bagged Vacuums better?
They certainly used to be, as I said bagless vacuums used to leave you with a cloud of dust that you’d immediately have to vacuum up. But now you can take your vacuum canister outside and into the outside bin before you have to open it. So they’re a lot more hygienic than they were and now they’re just as good as their bagged counterparts.
Other Vacuum Cleaner Reviews
Best Robot – iRobot Roomba 981 Robot Vacuum cleaner ideal for carpets
- Wi-fi connectivity
- Great for carpets and rugs
- Auto recharge feature
- Smart navigation<br>
- Very expensive
The iRobot Roomba 981 one is a superb robot vacuum that comes with everything you’d want and expect from a vacuum in this price range, including wi-fi connectivity, multiple cleaning modes and powerful suction.
Something that immediately sets this vacuum apart from most other robot vacuums is that it does an excellent job of cleaning carpets and rugs. A lot of robot models simply don’t have the suction power to properly clean carpets and rugs, but that is not the case here.
In addition to doing a superb job of cleaning floors, the Roomba 981 also has some great features that make it incredibly fun to use. It has wi-fi connectivity, so you can control it using the iRobot home app or by connecting it to your home hub. It also has an automatic recharge feature and resumes cleaning afterwards.
Everything you need to get started is included in the box, including a charger, plug, 2 wall barriers, a side brush, extra filter and instructions. It comes with free one-day delivery for Prime members and a 2 year warranty.
Overall: The Roomba is the classic, it’s become synonyms with robot vacuum and because of that it’s easily the top pick, and the best balance of price and power.
Best lightweight – AirRam MK2 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- Lightweight at 3.2 kg
- 40 minute run time
- .8 litre capacity
- LED headlights
- Very maneuverable
- Good on both carpet and hard floor
- Very quiet
- Not convertible
- No attachments
Compared to the Shark and Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners the Gtech is much lighterweight coming in at 3.2kg instead of closer to 5kg. Plus the weight is at the base not the handle so it feels even lighter to use.
Instead with the Gtech the weight is at the bottom so there is minimal strain on the wrists while still getting an effective clean of your floors. Alongside an easy empty container, this makes it a great choice for anyone looking for a lightweight vacuum that doesn’t compromise on cleaning power.
The motor is powered by a strong 22V battery which gives an impressive 40 minutes of runtime. More than enough time to handle most clean-ups. The suction is strong, but still gentle on rugs.
I like the way the bin collects dust and debris since it compresses it into a tight ball giving the .8 litre bin more capacity. And it is easy to empty.
Unfortunately, the downside to this hoover is the lack of attachments. Cleaning your curtains or upholstery will require a handheld vacuum since there is no way to use this vacuum to clean those areas.
Best Handheld – Shark HandVac Cordless Hand Vacuum Cleaner [CH950UKT] Pet Model
- 2 year guarantee
- Great for stairs, pets, and cars
- Easy empty
- Very powerful
- 3 accessories
- Only 10 minute run time
- No docking station
This is an awesome little vacuum cleaner, the pet hair brush is great even if you don’t have pet hair to deal with because it gives a really deep clean of fabric furniture.
Plus you get a dusting tool and a crevice tool to get right in and about the stairs.
Now you only get 10 minutes of run time on a charge, but the suction is insane so that’s the trade-off, you get a super deep clean for 10 minutes then it needs to charge for a few hours, so it’s best used for spot cleaning. And you’ll find you don’t notice the 10 minutes once you’re into a routine.
The filter is washable so you can keep the cleaning power, and the dust is a one-button hands free empty.
That’s about all there is to it, if you want a powerful handheld vacuum at a great price then this is it, plus you get a 2-year warranty.
Best Car Vacuum – Black & Decker PD1200AV-XJ Black+Decker 12 V Flexi Auto Dustbuster
Type: 12v handheld Vacuum
- 5m Cable long enough to reach the whole car
- Works out of 12v car cigarette lighter
- Flip out brush head and crevice tool
- 1.5m long hose to reach under seats
- Easy empty
- Not as powerful as a regular vacuum
First off this won’t clean as effectively as a regular vacuum, it’s just not big enough to have that sort of cleaning power. BUT you have the small maneuverability that lets you get right in and about your car for a deep clean that way.
The main nozzle has a flip out brush for dusting up the seats and the floor and then an attachable crevice nozzle lets you get into the car seats and down the sides for a deep clean that way.
And it works out of the 12v cigarette lighter, just make sure the engine is running so you don’t drain the battery.
The cable is 5-meters long so you can get from the front all the way to the boot, even around the outside of the car, in even the biggest cars which is very important. If it can’t reach the boot it’s useless.
You can keep the box and let it live in the car which is useful and it’s super lightweight to hold while you make your way around the car. Perfect for cleaning up your car without the worry about battery life.
Best Stairs vacuum – Morphy Richards 732005 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Brand: Morphy Richards
- 2-in-1 stick and handheld vacuum
- Folds in half for easy storage
- 35 minute run time
- 5 hour charge time
- Not the strongest suction
- Not good or pet hair
This is a nifty vacuum, you can buy the handheld on its own and it’s pretty good, reasonable suction and lightweight with a shorter charge time.
But this comes with a stick vacuum attachment for other round the house cleaning, even a deeper clean of the stairs.
The 35 minute rim time is on the lower power mode and it’s more like 20 minutes on the higher power but that’s still enough to get your stairs clean and have a go on the furniture too.
It comes with a crevice tool to get right into the corners in the stairs and it’s got an upholstery brush to clean your sofa. It’s not a bagged vacuum cleaner but it’s easy to empty and empties directly into the outside bin.
Finally the whole thing folds in half making it short enough to fit in a tall kitchen cupboard. Everything you could wank to clean your stairs and spot clean around the kitchen.
Best Upright Vacuum – DC41 Animal Dyson Ball
- Powerful Suction
- Dyson Ball Technology for Easy Steering
- Lightweight for an Upright
- Filters Air While It Vacuums
- Self Adjusting Head
You just can’t beat a Dyson for unadulterated cleaning power.
It’s also got a lot of handy time savers, the ball head lets you steer easier so you’re not just going back and forth over the same spots again and again.
And it’s got an adjustable head so that when you roll from carpet to hard floor it auto-adjusts so you don’t have to flick switches or change heads.
The dust container isn’t the biggest so you have to empty it fairly regularly, this just makes sure it stays at maximum power for longer.
What about the pet hair? It will make short work of it! Even in carpets where long hair can tend to get stuck, it’ll be rid of it no problem.
Best Cylinder Vacuum – Hoover Whirlwind Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuum Type: Corded
- Easy to use and store
- great on hard floor
- 7.5m reach
- 1.5L dust capacity
- Quite loud
- Not great carpet
I always prefer bagless, bagged vacuum cleaners have too much of a recurring cost in bags I think.
This Hoover is a great choice, it’s easy to empty, easy to use and stores away in the cupboard easily too. Its main problem is on deep pile carpets, it’s much more suited to hard floors and tends to “stick” on carpets.
That’s the problem with budget choices, you tend to get one or the other, so this is great for hard floor and the one above is good for carpet. You need to up the price if you want to have one that’s great on both. Otherwise, go with the majority of the floors you’ll be dealing with.
Apart from that, it’s nice and lightweight to pull around the house, the cord is long enough to reach around even large rooms and for the low price it’s worth it.
Quick cleaning, not the best for pets, but a great choice of bagless vacuum.
Best wet and Dry – Kärcher WD5 Wet & Dry Vacuum
Type: Wet and dry canister
- Auto filter cleaning
- Built in plug socket
- can connect to power tools
- Works on carpets too
- Blower function isn’t the strongest
This is everything you could want in a wet and dry vacuum cleaner, it’s got one head that can clean carpet and hard floors then that gets replaced with a wet head that has two wiper blades to gather up water that gets sucked up easily.
You just have to swap filters before you vacuum water which is a simple process.
It’s got an extremely large canister at 25L making it perfect for use in DIY and on building sites, the body is solid as well to handle larger bits of rubbish that might get picked up.
It also works as an extension lead with a socket on the front of the machine, although it’s more meant to plug power tools in to, you can even connect up a sander so that all the dust gets immediately vacuumed up. I’ve seen this done and it must catch 99% of the dust the sander is spitting out.
You couldn’t ask for a better, robust, strong suction, easy empty and large container. Easily the best wet and dry vacuum cleaner.
Best HEPA Vacuum Cleaner – Hoover Enigma Pets Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
Type: Bagged Canister
- Bagged for easy cleanup
- Quiet vacuum at 66db
- 3.2 Litre bag capacity
- Hygienic bag closure
- on-board tool storage
- Not as powerful
- No roller head for carpet
This is your ideal vacuum for a small house, it’s quiet, it stores easily and it’s got a hygienic bagged system that traps in all dust it picks up so it doesn’t spew out into your house.
It’s also one of the quietest vacuum cleaners at only 66 db, that’s louder than a conversation but much quieter than a running washing machine.
It does have the pet tool which is good for furniture or a cat tree, but it doesn’t have a bigger roller head for carpets so hair just kind of clumps up.
But, it can still vacuum regular carpets, but it definitely does a better job with thin carpet and on hard floors that are wood, laminate or something similar.
And, it does of course have the all important HEPA filter, there are of course a lot of other vacuums on the list with the HEPA, I’d recommend one of the Shark’s at the top if you’re keen, but again I didn’t want to repeat myself so I thought I’d mix it up.
Finally you’ve got a 9m Radius to clean around, so again perfect small vacuum cleaner for a flat or small house.
Best Stick vacuum – Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal
- 55% more suction than the V7
- Up to 60 minute run time
- Cleans air while you vacuum
- Converts to handheld for spot cleaning cars and furniture
Dyson rule the roost in the world of Vacuum cleaners, but at over £500 for the latest model I struggle to put them at the top spot, because being the best is about value.
However, they do too great a job not to be included in a list of stick vacuum cleaners, so instead of including the latest V15 model I went for the V10, which is two models back. The latest improvements are mostly about battery life and I think 60 minutes is plenty.
It does a great job at carpets and hard floors and is designed to have enough suction to even pull out all the allergens from the carpet which get filtered out leaving you with the cleanest carpets possible.
You’ll probably be a little disgusted at quite how much dust gets picked up when you first run this around your house on full power. It’s going to fill up fast and fill up often. But once you get into a cleaning routine you’ll get around all your house before you have to empty out the dust container
It also converts down to a handheld version so you can clean your car and get right in and around any upholstery you have. Pick up pet hair out of sofas and even out the curtains with ease.
An easy choice of cordless stick vacuum, if you can afford it buy it, if not the Shark above won’t steer you wrong.
Best Window Vacuum – Karcher Window Vac WV 2 Plus for windows, tiles, mirrors & shower
Type: Window vacuum
- Leaves no streaks
- lightweight and quiet
- Easy Empty
- Spray bottle and cloth included
- Doesn’t work on its side to reach the bottom of deep window sills
There’s nothing worse than cleaning a window only to have it left with dirty looking streaks all over it. Enter the Karcher WV 2.
It’s got a microfibre and detergent bottle applicator so you can soap up the windows and then you hit it with the vac after to remove all the water and leave your windows streak-free and sparkling.
The motor is effective but you need to take it slow and unfortunately, it doesn’t work on its side as a regular squeegee does so it can be tricky to get to the bottom of the window if you’re sill is deep. Not impossible but a bit tricky.
It also works on mirrors, shower glass, tiles and kitchen counters which give it a bit more use around the house and help you to get your money’s worth out of it.
Best Ash Vacuum – De Vielle Cold Ash Vacuum Cleaner
Brand: De Vielle
Type: Ash canister
- large capacity
- 3 filters for cleaner clean up
- works inside and out
- 4 m power cable
There are no true hot ash vacuum cleaners because hot ashes would cause the motor to overheat, but this cold ash vacuum does a great job at cleaning up the next day.
It’s got a good-sized tube to suck up small pieces of charcoal leftover and has a 3 filter system to catch all the fine dust that is in and about the fire.
You’ve got a large tank so you can get all the work done before emptying.
The only place you’ll have problems (aside from using it wrong and vacuuming up too large chunks) is that it’s got a 4m cable, which can be a bit of a stretch to run straight from inside so you’ll need an extension cable to go alongside this.
All in all, you can’t go wrong though.
And there you have it! Wow, I’m impressed if you made it this far this is a near 6000-word article, you’ll be an expert too by now!
There are of course other great vacuums that can get an honourable mention, the Miele Complete C3 and the Dyson V11 absolute to name a few, plus I don’t have any Bosch or Bissell vacuums but I’m happy with my choices.
These are without a doubt the best vacuum cleaners in the UK, so I hope this was useful.