If you’re planning to do some spring cleaning over the approaching bank holiday weekend, a cordless vacuum might be just the thing to make chores a breeze.
Cordless vacuums are lighter and more compact alternatives to conventional vacuums, running on a rechargeable battery rather than being plugged in. With big brands like Dyson and Bosch launching cordless models, consumers are increasingly interested in the flexibility and convenience offered by these sleeker vacuums. Below is a round-up of the top five most viewed cordless vacuums on the Which? website, so far this year.
You can see the results of our in-depth testing, in our cordless vacuum reviews – we’ve tested 16 models and have awarded three Best Buys.
1. G-Tech Multi
The G-Tech Multi is a handheld vacuum cleaner with a range of cleaning attachments including a dusting brush, crevice tool and upholstery brush. It’s lightweight, so can be used to clean harder to reach nooks and crannies.
See how our Which? researcher fared with this vacuum at home, in our G-Tech Multi review.
2. Dyson V6 Fluffy
The Dyson V6 Fluffy comes with a newly designed fluffy spinning floor head, for picking up fine dust and large debris from hard floors, in addition to an attachment for carpets. It has an adjustable handle so you can convert it to a handheld model or for upright cleaning, and a streamlined docking station for charging. These features don’t come cheap though, with the Fluffy retailing at around £400.
Is it worth parting with your money for this new model? We gave the Fluffy to a Which? researcher to test at home, check out the verdict at our Dyson V6 Fluffy review.
3. Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB
The Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB is an upright, bagless model that claims to provide high powered suction on both hard floors and carpets. It has a floor head that can be used on different floor types and a battery display to let you know how much juice is in the machine before you need to recharge.
You can pick one up for about £240, and read more about how it performed under testing in our full Bosch Athlet BCH61840GB review.
4. Dyson DC59 Animal
Another sleek and stylish offering from Dyson is the DC59 Animal, one of the most lightweight models on the market. It has a mini upholstery tool and an adjustable handle so it can be converted into a handheld vacuum. It has a boost function which provides powerful suction but this will also have a knock-on effect in battery life. Dyson claims, as with their V6 Fluffy, that this cordless model can fully replace a corded vacuum cleaner.
You can see if these claims stack up in our full Dyson DC59 Animal review.
5. G-Tech AirRam AR02
The Gtech AirRam AR02 is an upright cordless vacuum that is relatively lightweight and easy to use with one standard setting. G-tech claims it has long battery life.
Have a look at our full Gtech AirRam AR02 review to see if the other features of this model can compare to its battery stamina.