Shonky Awards 2015
We've just presented our 10th annual awards. Check the Shonkys microsite to see who's been named and shamed!
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.
Dyson DC 44 Animal
Member review 100%
3 CHOICE member reviews
Electrolux Ultra Captic ZUC4103DEL
Member review 50%
2 CHOICE member reviews
Dyson V6 Absolute
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.
Team leader - 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
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