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How well the cleaner picks up dust from carpet.
How well the vacuum cleaner picks up dust from hard floors with crevices.
How well the vacuum cleaner picks up dust from laminate floors.
How well the vacuum cleaner keeps in small particles it has sucked up.
How well the vacuum cleaner picks up pet hair from carpet.
We research the reliability of vacuum cleaners and give them excellent, good, satisfactory, poor or very poor ratings.
Which? tests cylinder and upright vacuuums. Cordless vacs are First Look reviews and do not have a score or star ratings.
Vacs weighing 4-6kg are quite light, 6-8kg is around the average, 8-10kg is getting heavy, 10+ are the heaviest vacs on the market.
Bagless vacs do not require replacement bags, but can be more unhygenic to empty.
This is the lab tested capacity, not the capacity stated by the manufacturer.
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