SHARK DuoClean True Pet Powered Lift-Away NV801UKT
Maximum dirt can be removed with the SHARK NV801UKT’s two innovative cleaning systems.
DuoClean Technology ensures all surface types can be taken care of without the need to remove heads or change the height of the floorhead manually thanks to the two inbuilt brush rolls, and the Lift-Away feature allows you to convert the upright cleaner into a handheld machine to tackle the stairs, furniture, curtains and high areas.
Unlike other vacuums with this feature, the power is still driven directly to the rotating brush roll rather than just relying on suction alone. Also included is an upholstery tool and a long 2-in-1 duster crevice tool, for all those hard to reach areas.
The Complete Seal Technology ensures that any allergens the appliance has lifted remain inside the vacuum, making it perfect for those who suffer from allergies. As a bonus, there is a motorised pet brush included which will pick up any stubborn pet hairs, so you no longer have to worry if your four-legged friend decides to have a nap on the sofa. It is also light, so won’t be cumbersome to carry up and down the stairs.
With swivel steering, it is easy to manoeuvre around your house without having to move your furniture to accommodate it. There are LED lights along the base of the machine which illuminate any dark areas, such as under furniture, to ensure you don’t leave any dust behind.
- Floor Types: Hard/Carpet
- Energy Efficiency: B
- Sound Power Level: 80dB
- Handheld conversion ability
- LED lights
- Incredible suction power
- Can be hard work on deep pile carpets
An impressive upright cleaner which is fully adaptable to clean all areas of your home
- Power: 750W
- Capacity: 1.1L
- Cord Length: 8m
- Weight: 6.5kg
SHARK DuoClean NV801UKT user manual
DYSON Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Dyson recently revealed that they have stopped developing corded machines, believing that cordless is the future. A downfall of hand stick vacuums is that they’re usually not as powerful as bulkier upright models, but Dyson’s latest V10 digital motor is a massive step-up. The Cyclone Absolute forcefully picks up any debris in its path, and the Torque drive cleaner head eliminates 25% more dust than the V8 model (which was a revolutionary cordless cleaning appliance in itself).
There are three power modes to give you full control over the amount needed, and there is both a brushed cleaner head and roller cleaner head to ensure easy transitioning between carpet and hard floor. It also quickly transforms into a handheld, for use on the stairs and even in the car. To give it an edge over many other cord-free vacuums, it is suitable for use with handheld attachments and comes with all the useful tools you need to clean those hard to reach spaces.
The point-and-shoot emptying mechanism pushes the debris straight into the bin, so you don’t have to go anywhere near it. Cord-free versatility means it can be taken anywhere, and with up to 60 minutes of fade-free suction, it will clean your whole house on one charge. To charge, drop it into the wall-mounted dock. The only downside is that this obviously needs to be fitted near a power socket, so may not offer you a lot of flexibility.
- Transforms into a handheld
- Most formidable cordless Dyson to date
- Maximum power setting is impressive but drains the battery rapidly
- Low dirt capacity
The most efficient and reliable pick of the cordless (and Dyson) models on the market
- Type: Cordless
- Power: 25.2V
- Capacity: 0.76L
- Floor Types: Carpet/Hard
- Sound Power Level: 72dB
- Weight: 2.6kg
DYSON Cyclone V10 Absolute user manual
Gtech AirRam MK2 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
This Gtech AirRam model flows seamlessly between hard and soft floor surfaces, so you don’t have to do any extra work. The runtime of this cordless vacuum is 40 minutes on a single 4-hour charge, which is impressive given its powerful suction. With redeveloped AirLoc technology, this appliance has been designed to not only pick up fine dust and debris particles but also larger items.
One of the standout features of the Gtech line of vacuums is the dirt collection system; any debris is compacted into a small tubular dirt bale and easily discarded thanks to the handy ejector arm. This is ideal for any allergy sufferers as the particles are less likely to become airborne again.
It is easy to use and transport around the house and will even lower to access hard-to-reach areas such as under sofas and beds. It is ridiculously light, and there is no cord to worry about. There is a four-stage LED indicator which quickly lets you know when the battery is running low, and a 1-hour boost charge will be enough to clean one room.
Its only downfall is that it isn’t as powerful on deep-pile carpets, so if this surface type is widespread throughout your house you may have to employ a heavier corded appliance in-between uses.
- Lightweight and cordless
- Easy to remove collected dirt
- No hand tools for stairs/furniture
A nifty cordless appliance which takes care of your low-pile floors without any hassle
- Type: Cordless
- Power: 22V Lithium-Ion battery
- Capacity: 0.8L
- Floor Types: Carpet/Hard
- Sound Power Level: 70dB
- Weight: 3.5kg
Gtech AirRam MK2 Cordless Vacuum user manual
Dyson V6 Cordless
A fantastic, lightweight cordless option.
Cordless cleaners are becoming all the rage, and for good reason – untethered by a cord, cleaning becomes much easier and faster. Cordless models are the ideal solution for light cleaning across your home, particularly on annoying areas such as stairs and upholstery. Powered by a battery which recharges when you attach the device to its docking station, they can last up to 1-2 hours and are easily stored away, being quite small.
This Dyson V6 Cordless is the ideal solution for those with allergies, as it has powerful suction rivalling that of a regular corded hoover and allows you to reach difficult areas where dust can build up. There is an additional crevice tool specifically for this task. Its motorised head easily cleans all types of flooring and you can increase the suction where needed using ‘max power’ mode.
One of the features we particularly like about this cordless model is its bagless bin, which you empty by pushing a button that flips open the lid. You then dump the dirt straight into the bin – no need to keep replenishing your stock of hoover bags.
- Accessories: Additional combination tool & crevice tool
- No bag
- Cordless makes it easy to reach anywhere
- Very powerful
- Great build quality
- Low noise
- Fantastic A energy rating
- Emptying not as easy as standard vacuums
This is an ideal lightweight option for any home, offering power, convenience and versatility.
- Power: Suction power 28 AW, Suction power boost 100AW
- Noise level: 150 dB
- Energy rating: A
- Capacity: 0.4 litres
Dyson DC75 Cinetic Big Ball Upright Vacuum
A heavy duty upright – good for large homes with pets
Uprights are one of the best options for people with large homes and lots of carpet. They tend to be very powerful and are particularly good at getting up pet hair. Upright hoovers are on the high capacity end of the scale, which means you don’t have to empty them as often, but the downsides are that they can be quite heavy, bulky and harder to store than a smaller model. They are usually powered via a power cable.
This Dyson DC75 Cinetic Big Ball Upright stands out for us as an upright option that is surprisingly easy to manoeuvre for a larger machine. This is due to the unique Dyson design that allows the machine to ride on a ball, giving it a smoother action as you move it around. Instead of a bag, it has a removable bin that you can empty by just pressing a button – there are no filters, so no nasty clogged areas to clean and no ongoing hoover bag costs.
One of the best things about this Dyson is its incredible suction power, which picks up even tiny microscopic dust particles – great for those with allergies. It’s super versatile, allowing you to use it on all types of flooring whether wood, carpet or tiles.
- A Allergen rating
- Very easy to get into tight corners
- Excellent Dyson build quality
- Excellent dyson build quality
With a nice long 5-year guarantee, we think this is a great vacuum for the larger household.
- Power: 1300W
- Noise level: 87 dB
- Energy rating: D
- Capacity: 2.18 litres
- Cord length: 10.8 m
- Bag: No
- Accessories: Tangle-free turbine tool, On-board combination and stair tool