Choosing between a cylinder and an upright vacuum cleaner depends on the size of your home and how much floor space you have to clean. Cylinder cleaners are great for smaller households as they’re compact and easier to store. Upright models have a higher dust capacity and perform well on both carpets and hard floors.
Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide
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Cylinder or upright?
Bagged or bagless model?
Bagless models capture dirt and dust inside a canister that you can then empty directly into your bin once it’s full. They're easy to use, and you can get going straight away once you've emptied them. Bagged models tend to be a more hygienic option, as the dust is kept inside the bag.
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The level of suction and the filtration system are two important factors to take into consideration when buying a pet vacuum cleaner. If you want to get rid of stubborn pet hair, many cleaners are equipped with a range of tools that can be used on carpets, floors and your furniture.
Cordless cleaners provide total flexibility, without the restriction of a cord. This allows you to move around your home with ease. Great for on-the-spot cleaning, we also stock a range of cordless models that offer the same performance as an upright vacuum. Cordless vacuums can run for up to an hour, which is more than enough time to clean the whole house. Look out for fade free models as these will run on the highest setting throughout rather than slowly fading in power.
Energy labels are slightly different for vacuum cleaners as they take into account energy usage, noise and how the model performs on both hard floors and carpets. Because they’re displayed in a different way, every product has an energy label included on our site as part of the images.
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