'World's quietest' vacuum cleaner launchedAEG-Electrolux unveils its new Ultra vacs range
09 April 2010
AEG-Electrolux's latest vacuum cleaner range includes a new compact vacuum cleaner, an 'all-round performance' cleaner, and one that the company claims is the world's quietest vacuum.
The company says the new Ultrasilencer (pictured right) emits just 68 decibels of noise when in use, making it the 'quietest cleaner in the world'.
A specially designed motor, patented 'Silent Air' technology and 'aerodynamically designed air ducts' help to make the vacuum cleaner quiet without compromising on performance, according to the manufacturer. Other features of this cylinder vac include Hepa filters and a nine metre cord.
The Ultrasilencer comes in deep blue (£209.99) and pastel blue (199.99).
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The Ultraactive (pictured right) has been designed with space saving in mind, delivering 'full size performance in a compact size cyclonic cleaner'. The company claims this model is easy to empty and store, with a hose storage system that wraps up around the vacuum cleaner for more compact storage.
It also comes with a 'turbo nozzle' for carpets, has a 12-metre cleaning reach, three-in-one nozzle and side-angled brushes for cleaning room edges. The Ultraactive AUA3840 costs £249.99.
Also in the new range is the Ultraone (pictured below, right), which AEG-Electrolux claims 'offers ultra efficient performance' via a sealed airflow system and powerful motor. This 7kg model has been designed to be easy to manoeuvre, lift and store, and has Hepa filters, an electronic display, a 12-metre cleaning radius and a motorised nozzle for carpets.
Prices on this model start at £219, going up to £299 for a model with electronic controls and all the features. A range of colours is available.
For more information on the range or to find your nearest stockist, visit the AEG-Electrolux website. We'll be testing all of these models out soon. In the meantime, take a look at our latest vacuum cleaner test results online, First Look reviews of stick vacuum cleaners and get helpful advice on how to buy the best vac.
Which? vacuum cleaner testing
Which? vacuum cleaner expert Vivienne Fitzroy says: 'We'll be getting these new AEG-Electrolux models into the Which? test labs soon to see how they perform. We were impressed with how quiet the Ultrasilencer's predecessor was in our tests, so it'll be interesting to see whether this product lives up to its, name too. There are quite a few vacs which don't live up to their name, but our tests find the ones that really deliver.
'Noise levels between vacuum cleaners can vary quite significantly - that's why we use a noise chamber to measure the sound emitted from every vacuum cleaner we test. We've recorded noise levels of up to 90 decibels in our noise chambers in the past - equivalent to a symphony orchestra performing a loud passage.'