Three new Best Buy vacuums revealed by Which?Vacuum cleaners to avoid and those we recommend

07 December 2012

Miele S8 Cat and Dog

Three new Best Buy vacuum cleaners have emerged from our recent test of 15 vacs - along with three Don't Buys.

Among those we tested were cylinder vacs from Miele's new S8 range, an upright Bissell vac that's one of the first upright vacuum cleaners to have Febreze filters and the Hoover Globe - head to our Best Buy vacuum cleaners to find out which were rated top.

In all we tested nine cylinder vacs and six upright vacuums from leading manufacturers including Hoover, AEG, Vax, Bissell and Electrolux. 

We also tested several models from Miele's latest S8 range which promise 'monster suction', although we know from our tests that a lot of power does not always mean better cleaning.

New vacuum cleaners tested

There's a lot to interest you from our latest test batch, and you should find the perfect vac for you from either these or the 140 plus models we have reviews for on our site. 

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Febreze filters: a fresh idea?

We tested two vacs from Bissell that come from the UK's first collection of vacuums to be fitted with Febreze filters. 

The idea behind these Floor and More vacs is the filters should fight odours while you deal with the dust around your home, leaving you with a clean and fresh home.

These Bissell vacs can also vacuum to the side of the floor head, to help you clean both up to and along your skirting board. Our tests will tell you if this vac truly offers edge-to-edge cleaning and if the Febreze filters will come as a welcome relief or leave you wrinkling your nose.

Globe 'twist and steer', plus cheap vacs

Another particularly interesting vac to pass through our tests is the Globe from Hoover. The 'globe' doesn't run along the floor like the Dyson balls, but should allow you to 'twist and steer' to get around obstacles with ease.

If your budget is a little strained in the run-up to Christmas, you'll be interested to know we've tested several vacuum cleaners that cost under £100 – from Hoover, Electrolux and Vax. Our tests reveal whether these models really do offer value for money.

Cylinder vacuums tested

  • AEG Ultraperformer AUP3820R
  • Electrolux ErgoEasy ZTF7620
  • Electrolux ErgoEasy ZTF7635
  • Miele S8330 Solution HEPA
  • Miele S8310 Power Plus
  • Miele S8320 Cat & Dog
  • Vax C89-P6-B Power 6
  • Hoover Jazz NLOS TJA1410
  • Hoover TMI 2015 Mistral

Upright vacuums tested

  • Bissell Febreze Floors and More upright 4625E
  • Bissell Febreze Floors and More upright Family 5283E
  • Electrolux Z5400AZ Air Excel Pet
  • Hoover Globe GL1103
  • Vax U88-AM-B Air3
  • Vax U88-AM-P Air3 Pet

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