Since 2014, we have spent more than 120 hours scouring manufacturer and review sites to find the best budget vacuum cleaners on the market. We narrowed down the features that mattered most and created charts to document the features of each vacuum — and this was all before we even started to test.
Finding the best vacuum cleaners came down to just two things: which ones sucked up the most, and which ones were easiest to haul around. If they can't hack that, why even bother? We got our hands on 19 flagship vacuums ranging from $80 to $600, dumped a bunch of junk on the floor, and compared the results.
Related: 5 Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaners 2015. SEE ALSO: Best Washing Machines. Bosch Athlet BCH625KTGB: Accessories. Being a rechargeable cordless model, the most important accessory is the charger itself. We weren’t overly impressed with this, as it’s a simple ‘wall-wart’ plug-in adapter with a slightly fiddly jack plug.
Bosch BCH6PETGB Athlet ProAnimal review: This powerful, upright cordless vacuum cleaner is a great all-rounder and tackles pet hair too. Bosch BCH6PETGB Athlet ProAnimal review: This powerful, upright cordless vacuum cleaner is a great all-rounder and tackles pet hair too.
For this comparison, we tested vacuum cleaners that are designed to deeply clean your home. The Shark APEX DuoClean Powered Lift-Away was noticeably faster and more powerful than most others. Many of the competitors took more than twice as many passes to clean as much as the APEX.
Even if you don't know it, the DC59 Motorhead from Dyson may be a very good option for your household. The suction power of this cordless vacuum cleaner is comparable with the one produced by other brands in their corded models. The product is very versatile: it can be transformed within seconds in a handheld vacuum cleaner.
Editor’s note: this is a review of the Gtech AirRam Mk2. Click on page 2 for our review of the original Gtech AirRam (2012). What is the Gtech AirRam Mk2? When the Gtech AirRam launched in 2012, it was an anomaly. It looked like an upright cylinder vacuum cleaner, only it had the portability and cordless convenience of a “stick” vac.
Miele’s Compact C2 Electro+ vacuum cleaner features an Electro Plus floorhead (SEB 228), which is ideal for cleaning medium to high-pile carpeting. It also comes equipped with a Parquet floorhead for the cleaning of smooth surfaces. A telescopic, Stainless Steel Wand and long electrical cord with Automatic Rewind, provide a total cleaning radius of 33 feet. The following accessories are held into place by a VarioClip: Dusting Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Nozzle.
Numatic’s iconic Henry vacuum cleaners have been around for over 20 years. From cleaning offices to cleaning up after building work, Henry’s smiling face remains the professionals’ vacuum cleaner of choice because they are simply cheap, effective and reliable.
The right vacuum for pet hair makes it easy to remove hair, dander, and dirt from your cats and dogs. At Offers.com, we’ve put together a selection of the best vacuums for pet hair on the market, based on price, star ratings, user reviews, attachments, power, and other features to help you keep your home clean and tidy.
Our top handheld, the Shark Pet Perfect II SV780, is good but not great. Pet Peeve Our testers have another tip for pet owners: Consider a bagged vacuum over a bagless model, because every time you empty a bagless bin, pet hairs go flying. For more choices see our full vacuum ratings and recommendations.
Robot vacuums aren’t really built to handle large homes, and until iRobot develops an airborne Roomba, multi-story houses are a no-go. But if you live in a studio or a one-bedroom apartment, a robot vacuum can be a great way to keep your living space tidy.
Shark’s snappily titled Rotator Lift-Away Slim-Light Mobile NV340 upright vacuum cleaner is a feature-packed upright and lift-off mains-powered bagless cleaner. It’s bold, solidly built and comes with a plethora of tools – albeit with one howling omission.