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What is an upright vacuum?

Find out why an upright vacuum is perfect for easy cleaning and discover some of our favourite features.

Let’s be honest, vacuuming probably isn’t your favourite pastime. So choose a cleaner that makes your daily chores as painless as possible. With an upright vacuum, you’re getting plenty of power, helpful tools and large capacities to hold all that dust and dirt inside. So when it comes to cleaning up, you’ll make really light work of those mucky carpets and floors.

Perfect for larger areas

If you live in a home with lots of carpeted or hard floors, an upright vacuum will pick up any dirt and dust in no time at all. These vacuums, like this Shark DuoClean, really pack a punch. This model uses two brush rollers that’ll get really stuck into your carpets and upholstery. And with large dust capacities and long cords, you can get a really good clean without having to stop, empty or unplug.

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Easy stair cleaning

Gone are the days of lugging a heavy vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs. Most upright models come with extendable wands or hoses designed to help you easily zip up your stairs and into those awkward corners without any effort. Perfect for when you need a quick spruce up.

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To bag or not to bag

Many upright vacuum cleaners are now designed to pick up dust without a bag, so you don’t have to worry about emptying and replacing bags. When it comes to emptying, most models have quick release buttons, so you can pop the bucket over the bin and get rid of all that dust and dirt in no time at all. To keep it working at its best, all you’ll need to do is give the filter a bit of a rinse every now and then.

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A tool for every job

You’ll be looking for reasons to clean when you discover just how many tools an upright vacuum cleaner comes with. From crevice tools that’ll get into those tricky-to-reach tight spots to special upholstery tools that’ll keep your curtains, cushions and sofas beautifully clean, there’s something for every job.

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