Two vacuum cleaners you shouldn't buyWhich? identifies two vacs that you need to avoid

23 August 2012

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Find out which vacuum cleaners from a test which included Dyson, Panasonic, John Lewis, Tesco and Samsung made us use words like ‘awful’, ‘dreadful’ and ‘barely picks up dust’.

The latest test batch of vacuum cleaners from big name manufacturers reveals some fairly promising vacs. But two failed to make any real impression to our dusty floors and are Don’t Buys.

One was so bad it is currently the lowest rated vacuum cleaner on our site.

Only the vacuums that leave our carpets and hard floors spotless, remove pet hair and succeed at keeping dust and allergens from leaking back out into your home can be named Best Buys.

Don’t waste your money

One Don’t Buy scored just 21% in our lab test. Our experts said: ‘Cleaning is poor on all the surfaces our testers tried, removing very little dirt from carpets, laminate or floorboards. It struggles to remove pet hair.

Walls and corners require even more effort, as the vac leaves totally untouched 15cm on either side of the cleaning head and another 8cm to the front.’

Click the links below to reveal which model earned this review.

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Cylinder vacuums

Panasonic Eco Max MC-CG712

Dyson DC19dB


Upright vacuums

Panasonic Eco Max Light MC-UL710




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