'World's quietest' vacuum cleaner tested by Which?Latest Which? test results reveal Best Buy vacs
08 August 2010
The latest Which? vacuum cleaner test results are in and reveal a bumper crop of five new Best Buy vacs.
Which? has tested 11 new vacuum cleaners from brands including Miele, Siemens and Vax.
Plus, we have the Which? verdict on three new models from AEG-Electrolux, including the Ultrasilencer 3965P which the manufacturer claims is the ‘world's quietest’ vacuum cleaner.
Our new Best Buys include four cylinders and one upright vacuum. Our video guide to buying the has tips on what to look for when shopping for a new vac.
World’s quietest vacuum cleaner
The AEG-Electrolux Ultrasilencer is designed to work quietly without compromising cleaning performance.
Which? vacuum cleaner expert Vivienne Fitzroy says: 'In the past we've recorded noise levels of up to 90 decibels for some vacs in our lab tests - equivalent to a symphony orchestra performing a loud passage.
'At 66 decibels the Ultrasilencer certainly lived up to the hype in our tests. It's the quietest we’ve seen in recent years - but you'll need to check out our full review to see if it’s as good at cleaning as it is keeping the noise down.'
For Ultrasilencer test results and to see it in action check out the full review and video in our vacuum cleaner review.
Best Buy vacuum cleaners
We put all our vacuum cleaners through rigorous independent tests at our lab, before posting results to our vacuum cleaners review. We test how good they are at cleaning carpets, wooden floors and pet hair.
We only award Best Buy status to those that deliver the best cleaning results and have average or above reliability.
We score each brand for reliability by surveying thousands of Which? members every year to find out which brands are the least likely to suffer problems after you get them home.
Read our guide to the best vacuum cleaner brands to find out what more about all the biggest vacuum cleaner brands including Bosch, Dyson and Vax.