Hoover vacuum cleaner guide

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Hoover vacuum cleaner guide

By Matthew Knight

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Hoover is a name that's synonymous with vacuum cleaners - this is the brand that created the first upright vac.

Hoover may well be one of the most famous vacuum brands, but even though it started it all, is it actually one of the best?

Hoover offers a range of upright and cylinder, bagged and bagless machines. This includes models designed to be used on a variety of floor surfaces, and those for picking up pet hair that have features such as spinning brush bars and turbo brushes.

Once you've decided if Hoover is the right brand for you, go to our Hoover vacuum cleaner reviews for our verdict on individual models.

Which? verdict on Hoover vacuum cleaners

We've put each and every Hoover through the same battery of tough tests as the models from all the other brands. By testing each model in the same robust way, we're able to accurately compare different models and brands to ensure we only recommend the very best as Best Buys.

Below we've collated all our test results for Hoover vacuum cleaners, plus our unique brand and reliability ratings, to bring you an at-a-glance guide to Hoover vacuum cleaners. We've outlined its overall pros and cons, to help you decide if a Hoover vacuum cleaner is right for you. You can also read our expert verdict on whether we think the Hoover brand is worth buying.

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Hoover vacuum cleaner overview table
Hoover vacuum cleaner overview table
Number tested 20
Average test score
Score range
Cylinder reliability rating
Upright reliability rating
Cylinder customer score
Upright customer score
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Find out the vacuum cleaner brand Which? members are most likely to recommend, as well as our expert advice on choosing the best brand for you.

How much do Hoover vacuum cleaners cost?

Prices for modern-day Hoovers range from around £40 to £250, spanning cheap to mid-market prices for more advanced models.

Choosing the best Hoover vacuum cleaner

We've tested 20 cylinder and upright vacs from Hoover, both bagged and bagless. Its vacuums often include useful features, such as adjustable floor heads, which can be raised and lowered to suit a thick-pile carpet or hard floor. Some upright models we've tested are effective at sucking up pet hair. We found some of its machines noisier than average, and some that use paper bags see a quick loss of suction as they fill up.