Bosch BCS71PETGB Unlimited 7 ProAnimal 
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10 of the best vacuum cleaners

December 7, 2022

Make light work of crumbs, dust, pet hair, toppled over plant pots and daily spills with one of these powerful vacuum cleaners, picked out for power and ease of use by the Good Homes magazine team.

Whether you’re looking for a stick hoover, handheld, cylinder model or even a robot hoover, these options have proved popular for good reason…

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1. Hoover HF522STP Pet vacuum

Best for: pet hair

Hoover’s HF522STP Pets cordless vacuum cleaner (£279.99) comes with a mini power nozzle, perfect for cleaning soft furnishings and stairs with a self-adjusting velvet roller that loosens and lifts dog or cat hairs from soft surfaces. Fully charged in 2.5 hours, it also has an Anti-Twist floorhead to prevent hairs tangling around the brush bar. It works on hard floors, tiles and carpets and can be stored under 70cm in its parking position, perfect for the kitchen cupboard.

best vacuum cleaners: Hoover HF522STP Pets vacuum

Hoover HF522STP Pets vacuum

2. Shark’s IZ32OUKT Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Pet

Best for: smart display

Shark’s IZ32OUKT Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Pet Vacuum (£349) removes hair from the brush roll, so you don’t have to, and has up to two hours of run-time with a removable battery. Perfect for all floor types, it includes a Pet Tool and LED smart display as well as PowerFins, engineered to pick up more hair than a standard bristle brush. Shark vacuum cleaners are a favourite among the Good Homes team for their power and ease of use.

vacuum cleaners: Shark’s Anti Hair Wrap hoovers are powerful and easy to use - great for hair and pet hair

Shark’s IZ32OUKT Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Pet

3. Vax ONEPWR Blade 5 Dual Pet & Car

Best for: anti-odour

The Vax ONEPWR Blade 5 Dual Pet & Car (£449.99) does it all with up to 90 minutes runtime, two batteries so you can clean with one while recharging the other, VersaClean Technology with two brush bars and a CleanControl real-time digital display. Perfect for those with pets and children, it’s suitable for carpets, hard floors, furnishings and the car. It also comes with a flexible powered hose and tools and an anti-odour filter.

best vacuum cleaners: the Vax ONEPWR Blade 5 Dual Pet & Car is powerful and adaptable

Vax ONEPWR Blade 5 Dual Pet & Car

4. Proscenic 850T robot vacuum cleaner

Best for: ultra quiet

The Proscenic 850T robot vacuum cleaner (£229) is suitable for hard floors as well as low-pile carpet. It’s remote or app operated, and can be voice controlled via Alexa and Google Home as well. Self-charging in its docking station, it has a brushless motor and three levels for effective cleaning including hard to reach corners. Plus, it can also sweep and mop at the same time.

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Proscenic 850T robot vacuum cleaner on a laminate floor with dining table in the background

Proscenic 850T robot vacuum cleaner

5. Bosch BCS71PETGB Unlimited 7 ProAnimal

Best for: flexible use

The Bosch BCS71PETGB Unlimited 7 ProAnimal vacuum (£349.99) is ideal for removing pet hair easily from carpets and furnishings plus it has a long runtime before needing to recharge. A Flex Tube and Quick Stand make it easy to use while the nozzle foot release switches from floor cleaning to narrow spaces in one step without bending over. It also comes with a handy clip so you can place it on the back of a chair or edge of furniture while you take a break.

best vacuum cleaners: the Bosch BCS71PETGB Unlimited 7 ProAnimal is great for pet hair

Bosch BCS71PETGB Unlimited 7 ProAnimal

6. Bissell MultiReach Active21V

Best for: converting from stick to handheld

Bissell’s MultiReach Active21V (£299) is a two-in-one stick and handheld vacuum with motorised tangle-free brush roll to prevent annoying hair wrap, as well as LED lights for cleaning underneath furniture. It converts quickly and easily from a stick vacuum to a handheld for floor-to-ceiling cleaning with two modes for different floor surfaces and an Easy Empty dirt tank.

Bissell’s MultiReach Active21V

Bissell’s MultiReach Active21V

7. Roidmi X30VX

Best for: hard-floor cleaning

A dual-purpose cordless vacuum and hard floor cleaner, the X30VX from Roidmi (£499) comes with an antibacterial air filter and dual rotating water-fed floor mops. It even has a self-cleaning bucket stand and runs for up to 80 minutes on a single charge. Perfect for cleaning kitchen floors such as stone, tiles and laminate, it can connect to the app via Bluetooth for information on remaining dust bin capacity, filter element condition and even how many calories you’ve burnt while hoovering and cleaning.

X30VX from Roidmi

Roidmi X30VX

8. Lupe Pure Cordless cleaner

Best for: upholstery cleaning

The Lupe Pure Cordless cleaner (£499) is ultra-powerful thanks to its Suction Intensifier and it works well even on its lowest setting with a full 60 minutes on a single charge. Added features include a high power brush bar, universal pick-up head, detachable wand and multifunction crevice and upholstery accessory tools. It’s expensive, but it delivers and it’s built to last.

best vacuum cleaners: woman using Lupe Pure Cordless cleaner in a minimalist kitchen with hard floor 

Lupe Pure Cordless cleaner

9. Sebo Felix Art

Best for: allergy control

Sebo is supporting the Pink Ribbon Foundation with its Felix Art hoover (£339.90), as 25% of this vacuum’s profits will be donated to the charity. Lightweight, powerful and easy to use, its low profile L-shaped head cleans right to the skirting board and under most radiators and it comes in a black or white design. It’s also approved by the British Allergy Foundation.

Sebo Felix Art 

Sebo Felix Art

10. Miele Boost Cat & Dog Powerline

Best for: compact power

For those who prefer a cylinder model, Miele’s Boost Cat & Dog Powerline (£399) is powerful, compact and bagless. Using Vortex technology with optimised airways, it sucks up dust and dirt quickly and easily. Added features include four power settings and a lightweight design. Perfect for storing in a small space, it has a 10m corded radius to clean all around the home. Miele vacuum cleaners – in fact all of their home appliances – are known for their durability and reliability.

best vacuum cleaners: Miele’s Boost Cat & Dog Powerline

Miele’s Boost Cat & Dog Powerline


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