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Nimble upright vacuum ‘swivels’ round furniture

First bagless upright vacuum cleaner from AEG

AEG Nimble vacuum cleaner

AEG says its first ever upright vacuum cleaner is all about being easy to manoeuvre, with an ‘ergonomic design’ that can swivel its way smoothly around furniture and into hard-to-reach corners.

The Nimble is easy to push, pull and transport around the home, according to AEG, with a special swivelling head designed to give you improved access under and around furniture. It even comes with an LED headlight to illuminate dark corners.

We’ll be trying out the new AEG Nimble vacuum cleaner soon to bring you our first impressions, before taking putting it through its paces in the Which? test lab.

In the meantime you can read reviews of more than 100 fully tested vacuum cleaners – including three AEG cylinder models – in our vacuum cleaners review.

AEG Nimble upright vacuum cleaner

The size and shape of cylinder vacuum cleaners tend to make them lighter and easier to move about than upright vacuum cleaners, particularly on the stairs and in tight corners.

The Nimble upright vac claims to combat this with its a 3-in-1 ‘Versatool’ attachment nozzle stored onboard to tackle upholstery, a four metre hose and ‘telescopic tube’ that’s able to get into hard-to-reach areas like stairs and ceilings.

There’s also a one-touch display panel – reachable without having to bend down – where you can switch to different power and floor settings. The Nimble is equipped with a sealed Hepa filter system, which will help to keep small particles like allergens in the vac once they’ve been sucked up.

The Nimble will be available from May 2011 in two colours. The ‘granite’ grey (model number A8602AZ) is priced at £199.99, while the purple ‘cassis’ (model number A8605AZ) is £20 extra, and features an extra filter nozzle and carbon filter to absorb unwanted odours.

If you’re not sure which type of vacuum cleaner would best suit your needs, we’ve put together top tips on buying a vacuum cleaner to take you through pros and cons of uprights, cylinders, bagged and bagless vacs.

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