Get a vacuum cleaner that suits your requirements. Wondering what the best vacuum cleaner is for you? We break down the best vacuum cleaners for each lifestyle, to help make your search for the best vacuum simpler and faster.

Best vacuum cleaner for living with animals

Animals. We love them, we need them, and we adore them! Don’t struggle with pet hair sticking to everything. Get a canister vacuum for strong suction, maneuverability, and ease of use. The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Pro Vacuum offers the latest in barrel technology with no maintenance and no loss of suction, and no filters to wash or replace and no bags to buy! The vacuum comes with specialist tools for pet hair removal and complete home cleaning.

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Dyson Big Ball Animal Pro

Best vacuum cleaner for spot cleaning

Don’t put up with walking around crumbs until you get the time to pull out the vacuum and give the house a clean! A portable or stick vacuum is the answer you have been searching for when it comes to spot cleaning (they are also great for stairs!). The Black & Decker Lithium Wet & Dry Dustbuster is cordless, compact, bagless, and the ergonomic features make it easy and simple to use for any wet or dry spills! A soft brush is also included, ideal for cleaning upholstery.

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Black & Decker Wet & Dry Dustbuster

Best vacuum cleaner for limited space

Keep valuable storage space available with a vacuum cleaner that is able to fold up compactly and take up minimal room in your home. The Nilfisk One Clean Air Vacuum is compact for easy storage without compromising on performance, manoeuvrability or style. In addition to the tiny body (38x28x27 (length x width x height in cm)) that weighs just 4.5kg, expect to find an ‘A’ energy rating, and a 2.1L dust bag capacity. Available for purchase online only.

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Nilfisk One Clear Air Vacuum

Quietest vacuum cleaner

Looking for a vacuum cleaner that won’t wake up  family or flatmates on Sunday morning? Look no further than the Electrolux UltraSilencer Zen Vacuum Cleaner, the world’s quietest vacuum cleaner* at just 58dBA. You’ll hardly hear it, but you’ll appreciate superior cleaning performance on all surfaces and a filtration system that captures 99.99% of dust particles, perfect for allergy sufferers. The unit also comes with a turbo head for pet hair and long reach of up to 12 meters.

*Tested October 2016

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Electrolux UltraSilencer Zen Vacuum Cleaner

Best vacuum cleaner for maneuverability

Effortless vacuuming is in the vacuum cleaner design, and how easy it is to maneuver around corners, doorways, and stairs. For the best in maneuverability, invest in a canister vacuum cleaner. The bodies are designed specifically with maneuverability in mind, and are made for any vacuuming task, from reaching to clean the cobwebs in the rafters, to the spaces under the couch.

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Canister vacuum cleaner

Best handheld vacuum cleaner

Handheld vacuum cleaners offer the best of portability when it comes to spot cleaning and the midweek vacuum. There’s no need to compromise on power or usability with the Dyson V8 Absolute Stick Vacuum*. This vacuum cleaner is cord-free and has a run time of up to 40 minutes but has the most powerful suction of any cordless stick vacuum, plus comes with extra tools for homes with pets. The convenient docking station stores and charges the machine and holds additional attachments, meaning that charging and storing the vacuum is effortless.

*Not available for online purchase. In store only.

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Dyson V8 Absolute Stick Vacuum

Best vacuum cleaner for allergy sufferers

Allergies and asthma can make you feel like a prisoner in your own home, but at least with a good vacuum cleaner you won’t feel the need to escape that too! The Miele Complete C3 Allergy PowerLine is the cylinder vacuum cleaner with a HEPA AirClean filter, designed for the greatest hygiene demands. The high suction power of 2000 watts, combined with the HEPA AirClean filter (filters even the finest dust and allergens – ideal for those allergic to house dust) makes it one of the best vacuum cleaners in the market for allergy sufferers.

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Miele Complete C3 Allergy PowerLine

Best vacuum cleaner for owners who don’t have time to vacuum

Arguably smarter than you, a robot vacuum is the answer if your life is too busy for mundane, yet necessary tasks like vacuuming. The iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuuming Robot makes 60 decisions per second, navigating under furniture and around clutter to thoroughly clean your home. The robotic vacuum automatically cleans all floor types and can be controlled via the smartphone app to vacuum even when you’re not around. The Clean Map reports show where the vacuum has been, and when the vacuum is out of juice it will automatically return to home base to charge.

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Robotic vacuum