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Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

Cylinder or Upright?

Upright models are easy to manoeuvre, they're great across large spaces. Cylinders are more compact, ideal on stairs or around furniture.

Bagged or Bagless?

Bagless models are easy to empty, and you can use them straight away. Cylinders are great for trapping in dust and allergens.

Pet Cleaners

Some of our models have special features for tackling stubborn pet hair. Great for keeping your home free from fluff.


For total freedom and flexibility, look out for our cordless models. They feature powerful suction that you can take anywhere.

Energy Labels

Vacuum cleaner energy ratings differ from other appliances. They take several factors into account and are displayed on each product page.

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Cylinder or upright?

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. 

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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Remove Pet Hairs

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 Cleaning

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. 

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Energy Labels

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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