A vacuum cleaner is an indispensable part of home life.
A product that can frustrate incredibly when it doesn't do the job properly, a vacuum cleaner is an indispensable part of home life. Testing on both hardwood floor and thick, luxurious carpet, we sort the suckers from the... err, suckers. Our test results, reviews, information and buying guides help you choose the right vacuum for your home.
Review and compare
Dyson V6 Absolute
Member review 80%
15 CHOICE member reviews
Dyson V8 Absolute
Member review 83%
12 CHOICE member reviews
Bosch Athlet BCH6AT25AU
Member review 82%
11 CHOICE member reviews
The vacuum cleaners test team
Our testers spend hours rubbing pet hair into thousands of metres of carpet, so we know which vacuums remove it without a fuss. Want a quiet model that won't send noise reverberating through the house? Whatever works best for your house, our experts know which brands clean up in the vacuuming stakes.
Product Category Manager (Household)
Kitchen, Laundry and cleaning, Heating, Cooling, Bedroom, Baby furniture, Children and safety, Baby transport, Energy saving, Painting, Tools, Pest control, Safety and security, Cars, Bikes, Gardening, Pools, Camping, Outdoor entertaining
Test coordinator - Household
Kitchen, Laundry and cleaning
Team leader - Household
Baby furniture, Children and safety, Baby transport, Laundry and cleaning, Kitchen, Cooling, Bedroom
Content producer - Household
Kitchen, Laundry and cleaning, Beauty and personal care, Household, Children and safety, Baby furniture, Baby clothes and nappies, Bedroom, Outdoor entertaining, Camping, Dentists and dental care
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