Miele Blizzard CX1 Jubilee PowerLine
A lifetime filter, ability to change the power and comfort telescopic tube are just a few things which make this Miele a standout.
Firstly, there is brilliant suction. You get a floorhead especially for use on parquet flooring, so if you have this surface in your home it should be top of your wishlist. It gets an A rating for hard floor pickup, but also a C for carpets which makes it a good option for getting the whole home done.
A telescopic tube allows you to adjust the height depending on how tall you are and how much freedom of movement you want. You also get an 11m operating radius which should get at least the majority of your rooms done in one go.
It is a bagless, so not one if you want a bag which Miele usually provides as dust is released when it is emptied. But it is nice and light, and picks up well which are two big tick in the boxes.
- Cord Length: 10m
- Attachments: Hose, Parquet floorhead, Universal Floorhead, Tube, Accessories
- Weight: 6.5kg
- Capacity: 2L
- Generous length cable and hose
- Nice size to store
- Strong suction
- A little messy when emptying if full
The brilliant product you’d expect from Miele with high power to get every last bit of dust busted
Hoover Enigma Pets Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
Powerful for its compact size, this Hoover model is lightweight and trouble-free to both carry and drag around the house.
It comes with all of the necessary accessories to do a full house clean, including the handheld crevice and upholstery nozzles and a dusting brush. These can be stored inside the appliance in a dedicated compartment, so you don’t have to worry about misplacing them.
The 1.5m hose is long enough to reach the top of cabinets and into the corners of your room, and the removable telescopic extension tube means it is easy to store away.
This appliance uses disposable vacuum bags, which are easy to replace and inexpensive to purchase. There is a power boost mode for any bits that are stubborn to pick up, such as deep-seated pet hair.
As it is a dedicated pet vacuum, it includes a turbo brush especially for this use and an EPA filter which will protect you against any allergens it picks up. For under £100, it is excellent value.
- Type: Bagged Cylinder
- Power: 700W
- Capacity: 3.2L
- Floor Types: Hard/Carpet
- Cord Length: 6m
- Energy Efficiency: A
- Sound Power Level: 76dB
- Weight: 4.9kg
Hoover Enigma Pets Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner user manual
- Onboard storage compartment
- Inexpensive replaceable bags
An affordable, reliable machine which takes care of all your cleaning tasks
Numatic Henry HVR160 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
More compact and lighter than previous Henry models, the HVR160 still retains all of the classic features and picks up dirt just as well as the original.
There is on-board accessory storage, so you won’t misplace any of the handheld tools which come with the appliance. The suction hose length is 2.4m, so even the highest areas in your home are suddenly comfortable to reach.
It is heavy, so not the best if you would have to regularly carry it up and down the stairs. But the traditional cable and storage rewind system makes putting it away a lot easier. It also has an unrivalled 6L capacity, meaning it won’t have to be emptied after every single use. When the time does come, however, the hoover bag is easy to remove and replace.
Henry’s are known for their long-lasting durability. So if you are looking for something that is unlikely to stop working after only a couple of years use, then you can guarantee this will fit. There is only one power mode, but the vent control in the handle can be used for cleaning more delicate areas. It can be cumbersome to store, as the suction hose is not telescopic. But he looks fab enough to be on display anyway!
Henry HVR160 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner user manual
- Enormous capacity
- Reliable, powerful suction
- Bulky to transport around the house
- Hard to store
A new edition of a timeless piece of equipment, but just as trustworthy as the old favourite.
Miele Complete C3 Allergy Total Solution PowerLine Cylinder
An easily manoeuvrable vacuum which is ideal for floors and furniture
Cylinder models are powerful and high capacity while being lighter and easier to store than an upright. Because they are easy to manoeuvre, they can be used to reach nooks and crannies and to clean furniture. They are a great option for smaller homes as they take up less room.
This Miele Cylinder is cable-powered (with an 11m long cable) and comes with pet-specific attachments for those pesky pet hairs. The nifty foot controls allow you to choose your cleaning mode and a simple button enables you to quickly rewind the cable when you’re done.
This convenient model comes with a bunch of useful accessories – and to prevent them getting lost, you can actually store them inside the hoover, in a designated compartment. We love the way that the main floor head allows you to clean right up to the edges of your carpet, as well as tackling larger areas.
- Power: 1200W
- Noise level: 74 dB
- Energy rating: D
- Capacity: 4.5 litres
- Filters: Charcoal filter
- Cord length: 10.8 m
- Accessories: Crevice nozzle, Upholstery nozzle, Dusting brush, Turbo brush
- Bag: Yes
- Superb German engineering
- Lots of hoovering functions and features
- Very quiet
- Good for allergies
- D energy rating
- Only colour available is brown
For such a small machine it delivers a surprisingly effective clean and is very easy to use. One of the best things about this model is how long the bags last – its new HyClean bags offer 20 percent more capacity compared to previous dust bags.
Sebo Airbelt K1 ePower
Sebo vacuums are approved for allergy sufferers, so if this is your main aim then this K1 should be in your comparisons.
Powerful suction will pick up microscopic dust, and it is so good that it has been approved by the British Allergy Foundation. The triple microfilter doesn’t only help the dust to be collected, but also ensures it sticks right there, so it isn’t released back into the atmosphere.
A three litre bin capacity should allow you to get a good few uses out of the vacuum before you trail to the trash.
The whole cylinder is surrounded by a rubber airbelt, so even if you are a little heavy handed and it bumps into the furniture there should be no damage done. You have a 10.5 m which is good for anyone with medium sized rooms or any houses which have very difficult plug socket placements.
Thanks to the 1.8 m hose length, it isn’t just the floor which can be tackled either. When it is running, it is quiet and easy to drag behind you
While the suction is powerful, it is only like this on certain surfaces. It is rated E for carpets, so is definitely one for hard floors or short pile nylon carpet which doesn’t get too dirty in the first place.
- Cord Length: 7.7 m
- Filter: Triple microfilter
- Attachments: Telescopic tube, KOMBI head, Crevice tool, Upholstery nozzle
- Weight: 8.4 kg
- Capacity: 3L
- Easy to move around
- Powerful on the right surface
- Comfortable emptying
Certainly does keep any collected dust and debris safely in the bin, but just be aware it won’t be for every surface
Vax Air Stretch Pet CCQSASV1P1
Should you want to keep your spend under £100 for something a bit more affordable but still need to deal with pet hair, this Vax is good thanks to a nice level of suction and dedicated turbo tool.
It is good on all surfaces, with a carpet cleaning performance class of C and hard floor A. You get plenty of tools to help with the jobs, such as a 3-in-1 which helps tackle corners, and a combination floorhead to help take you from one type of flooring to another.
The cord length is on the shorter side, and the capacity isn’t the largest. But if you know they’ll both suit you just fine then the quality attachments and good power are worth the adaptability. It also doesn’t matter a huge amount when you realise that the overall operating radius is still 12m thanks to the tube.
Be aware it was a little difficult to push on carpets, so it maybe isn’t the best if you will have issues with this.
- Cord Length: 6 m
- Attachments: Turbo tool, 3-in-1 tool, Combination floorhead
- Weight: 5.5 kg
- Capacity: 1.5L
- Easy to pull around
- Needs emptied thoroughly and often to maintain suction
- Hard to get over carpets
A nice cost and a good range of additional fittings
Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor 2 Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner
Looking for a vacuum that is easy to glide around your home and doesn’t give you aching arms afterwards.
Thanks to the low centre of gravity, it isn’t only easy to pull around behind you but the Dyson Big Ball Multifloor 2 will also self-right itself if it gets knocked over. So when you’re going round a corner and you take it a bit too fast, you don’t have to rescue it if it tips over.
It will take you from carpet to hard floor without changing the brush height or attachments. The handle rotates in three directions for 360° control, so when it comes to getting under the coffee table and sofa, or in between the side table and the armchair, you don’t have to move everything around or get down on the floor to see what you are doing.
Emptying the dust is easy. It is bagless, so all collected in a handy bale and you can push it all out with one movement of the lever. Thanks to the maximum suction power, it will collect even the smallest of particles, making it great for allergy sufferers or pet owners – although it does struggle on high-pile carpets.
- Power: 600 W
- Noise level: 80 dB
- Energy rating: A
- Capacity: 1.5 litres
- Filters: Lifetime washable filter
- Cord length: 6.6 m
- Accessories: Stair tool, Combination tool
- Bag: No
- Big Ball design gives free movement
- Tangle-free turbine tool removes hair without getting caught up
- Quick emptying bale
- Best for hard floors - struggles picking up from surface of carpets
Cylinder cleaners are great for picking up every bit of grime, and this Dyson combines their years of knowledge into one user-friendly device which is so easy to manoeuvre
Hoover Whirlwind SE71_WR01
Great for households which need something easy to bring in and out of storage but still need to pick up dropped biscuit crumbs, grit and dried mud from shoes and general dust.
Rated A for both energy consumption and hard floor cleaning, it isn’t going to cost the earth to run and will leave no stone unturned. You also won’t have to buy replacement filters, as the one supplied is washable.
A telescopic extension tube ensures you can get up high as well – nobody knows how, but the ceilings get surprisingly dusty which eventually falls right down to the carpet again.
A 2-in-1 dusting brush and crevice tool can be attached onto this tube for difficult areas too.
It is only 4.1 kg, so won’t take all your energy dragging round. This also makes it easier to carry up stairs if needed.
- Cord Length: 5 m
- Filter: Washable EPA
- Attachments: 2-in-1 dusting brush, crevice tool
- Weight: 4.1 kg
- Capacity: 1.5L
- Light enough to carry
- Good length of wand
- Easy to whizz around a smaller house
Not absolutely perfect but when talking about value for money, it has it in leaps and bounds
The best budget cylinder vacuum cleaner we could find on our hunt. Incredibly lightweight, yet still substantial enough for everyday use, despite being under £50.
A single cyclone system means you’ll never have to replace a bag or a filter. You can adjust the airflow using the control on the handle, so if you have a slightly more difficult area to tackle or want to move from carpet to hard floor you can pick the best settings for the job.
The tube is extendable, which makes it great for reaching further away/higher up, but also for storing if you’re stuck for space. You also get a 1.5 m hose.
It is definitely best for a home which just needs an occasional vacuum to pick up the dirt which nobody can avoid, as opposed to a home where cleaning is in high demand. There is nowhere to keep the crevice attachment which could be a pain if you’re one to leave things anywhere but where they should be. Overall, a little niggle which doesn’t take away from the cleaning experience.
- Cord Length: 5 m
- Filter: HEPA
- Attachments: Crevice nozzle, Floorhead
- Weight: 3.5 kg
- Capacity: 1.2L
- Neat and compact
- Filter is washable
- Best for hard floor over carpets
Simple, basic and lightweight. Small but mighty springs to mind