Top 10: Best vacuum cleaners for all budgets

Whether you like an upright, handheld or old-school pull-along, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to vacuum cleaners. Here is a selection of models at a variety of price points.

Top 10: Vacuum Cleaners under £200 | Top 10: Cheapest Vacuum Cleaners

1

Black&Decker 2.4V Dustbuste

The Dustbuster range is vast, but this 2.4V version is the cheapest handheld version that plugs in at home. You can have more expensive 3.6V and 72.V versions for a little more money, but even this model has respectable power and a decent 370ml capacity.

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BLACK+DECKER 2.4 V Lithium-Ion Dustbuster Hand Vacuum, 3.6 W/H

£16.95

Black + Decker NVB115JL Dustbuster Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

£19.99
2

Russel Hobbs Turbo Vac Pro 2 in 1

The Turbo Vac Pro 2 in 1 stick vac cleaner from Russell Hobbs is lightweight and easy to assemble with no cord holding you back. Featuring a looped handle with easily accessible controls, the vac is suitable for all indoor floor types. With 16V of power, a three-hour charge gives you over 16 minutes of cleaning time and - while that isn't ideal - that runtime is more than you'd get with most other cordless vacuums at this price. This vacuum cleaner also comes with a free 1-year manufacture guarantee. A free second year guarantee is available upon registering your product on the 'Product Care' website.

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Russell Hobbs RHSV1601 16v Turbo Vac Pro 2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner Gun Metal Grey & Purple - Free 2 year Guarantee

£34.97
3

Morphy Richards Supervac 2-in-1 cordless

Another brand with a long association in the vacuum cleaner market, this Morphy Richards offers the popular option of handheld or upright operation but with a sizeable 18V battery for cordless operation. That battery allows up to 35 minutes of cleaning time and the handle even folds down to make for easier storage.

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Morphy Richards 732005 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner 35 Mins Runtime, Plastic, 100 W, Red

£79.00
4

Numatic Henry HVR 160-11

We make no apologies for including a Numatic Henry; any vacuum cleaner that has 4.6 stars out of 5 from over 3000 customer reviews must be doing something very right. It’s a no-frills, no-flash vacuum that offers very powerful suction (600w motor), bulletproof internals and a smiling face on the outside. What more could you want?

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Henry HVR 160-11 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum, 620 W, 6 Litres, Red

£119.94
5

Shark NV601UK Lift-Away Upright

Lift-Away Technology gives you the ability to convert your vacuum from a traditional upright into a portable vacuum. The inventively-named NV601UK comes with multiple tools and accessories, while the HEPA filters and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology holds 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum - according to Shark. Enhanced swivel steering also makes the lightweight Shark lift away even more flexible in tight areas.

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Shark Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner [NV601UK], Blue/Steel Grey

£168.08

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GTECH Mk2 AirRam Cordless Upright

The Air Ram from GTECH is a cordless vacuum cleaner that is a simple vac specially designed for floor cleaning, with no settings to change. It weighs just 3.2kg when fully assembled and, with a low profile handle that leans back, you can easily reach underneath furniture and move smoothly from room to room. Powered by a removable 22V Lithium-ion battery, the AirRam gives you up to 40 minutes of runtime with each 4-hour charge. A handy 4 stage LED display indicates how much charge is left in the battery.

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Gtech Mk2 AirRam Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaner, 22 V, Grey

£199.99
7

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Powerline Bagged Vacuum Cleaner

This 890W C3 model from Miele features a Turbo Brush and Universal Floorhead, making this bagged vacuum cleaner ideal for those with pets. The C3 Cat and Dog and offers a range of accessories, foot controls and an active air clean filter, which neutralises odours more effectively.

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Miele 10660820 Complete C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Bagged Vacuum Cleaner, 890 W, Red

£209.00
8

Eufy RoboVac 11S

While high-end robotic vacuum from big-brand names like Dyson and Roomba still cost a pretty penny, mid-range options like the Eufy RoboVac 11S offer a very decent, cheaper alternative. All in all — it's easy to use, quiet and does what it says on the tin.

It's also a very useful tool for anyone who struggles with lugging a vacuum around. Who knows, you might even use the extra daily 15 minutes you'd usually spend vacuuming to read more or learn to play the piano. Or, more likely, to stay in bed a little longer.

>> Read our full review

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Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S (Slim), Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Super-Thin, 1300Pa Strong Suction, Quiet, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Cleans Hard Floors to Medium-Pile Carpets

£189.99
9

Bosch BCS122GB Unlimited Cordless Vacuum

Like most Bosch products you know you’re going to get something tough and well-designed, and the firm has used its knowledge of battery pack tech to create this BCS122GB cordless model.

Unlike a certain well-known cordless offering, this Bosch model has exchangeable batteries, so you can keep going for longer, and it’s even compatible with Bosch’s Home & Garden cordless system so you can share batteries between tools.

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Bosch BCS122GB Unlimited Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, White

£359.00
10

Dyson Cyclone V10

Still a favourite amongst buyers even if the company is busy getting its passport renewed, the Dyson Cyclone V10 is the latest version of the king of the handhelds. It’s better than ever thanks to its more powerful motor and bigger dustbin, so you can go for longer and suck up more dirt and dust.

If you have a flat or a small house that doesn't have that much carpet, the V10 could very well replace an upright vacuum cleaner. In all honesty, it's absolutely excellent. There's no getting around that price tag (ouch), but it really is top of its class in performance. Plus, it's likely to last you a few years so it's a decent investment if you think of it in those terms.

>> Read our full review

>> Read our review of the Dyson V11

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DYSON Cyclone V10 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner - Purple, Purple

£399.00

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Gold

£449.00

Dyson Cyclone V10 Total Clean Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

£644.30