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What’s new in Which? magazine: April 2020

Take a look inside the latest issue of Which? as our expert tests uncover the three cordless vacs that stand out from the crowd

What’s new in Which? magazine: April 2020

Which? magazine is the UK’s bestselling monthly, trusted by more than 600,000 subscribers. It’s packed with reviews, advice, investigations and news, and our aim is to make individuals as powerful as the organisations they deal with in their daily lives.

If you’re not yet a Which? member, we’re offering a sneak peek at the latest product reviews and investigations that are featured in the latest issue. Keep scrolling for a look inside.

Which? magazine: April 2020

In this month’s Which? magazine, we uncover the best budget vacuum cleaners. Brands have been competing for your custom with the latest whizzy cordless models, and we’ve seen everything from vacuums that mop to models that can sense dust. Some even claim to spin air as fast as a tornado.

But when you cut through the marketing jargon, what really matters is how well it cleans your floors and how easy it makes the process. Brands you might not naturally seek out when you shop for a new vacuum have impressed us, so consult our expert reviews before taking the plunge.

Meanwhile, this month’s Which? magazine reveals the results of our latest broadband customer survey. It’s important you pick a provider that’s reliable and reasonably priced – and our survey of thousands of broadband customers has shown that the big names aren’t likely to fit the bill.

Interestingly, it’s small providers that sparkle.


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Also in this month’s magazine:

  • What you need to know about care homes We explain what the official ratings can – and can’t – tell you.
  • Dentistry in decay How the NHS dental system is failing patients.
  • Are we ready for electric cars? With the government bringing forward the deadline to ban all sales of new petrol and diesel cars, is it worth going electric today?
  • Chromebooks vs Windows laptops Find out why Chromebooks have become more than a match for Windows laptops.
  • Vacuums: who’s cleaning up? We reveal the cordless contenders coming for Dyson’s crown, and the best budget vacuum cleaners – including one that’s under £100.

From the editor

All of us who work here at Which? know about our proud history of testing products and standing up for consumers. But in order to stay relevant to you, our members, we need to make sure we stay on top of the latest developments in the market. That’s why we bought two brand-new bestselling cars to see whether they’re designed to protect against hacking. Spoiler alert: they’re not.

But being ahead of the curve so we can call on industry and manufacturers to ensure you’re protected in the future (think self-driving cars) isn’t enough. We need to make sure we can give you the information you need right now to choose products and services that are great value and do what you want them to.

That’s why, in addition to the first-of-its-kind car hacking investigation, our reviews in this issue include the broadband providers that are and aren’t worth signing up to, and the vacs you should buy and avoid – including the best cordless vac we’ve ever tested – as well as the cheaper models we recommend.

If you’re not yet convinced by cordless vacs, perhaps it’s time for a rethink? Not only are they lighter, easier to use and, frankly, more fun than traditional corded models, but I’ve found that I can easily persuade my kids to do the vacuuming for me. Based on that alone, if I didn’t work here I’d definitely be a Which? member.

Lisa Barber, Acting Editor, Which? magazine

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