Gtech ProThe Gtech Pro has a bag (1.6 litres) which is a bit of a hustle and needs replacements. However, considering that it has the largest vacuuming capacity in this list it should cost less than a tenner. At 2.4kg, it is light and has a simple design. Its runtime is 40 minutes on the lowest setting, 20 minutes on the highest, enough for a quick sweep around the flat. Its handle is comfortable and good on carpet and wood. An LED headlight enables you cleaning dark cupboards or under beds. An undesirable, is that it is loud.
Shark IONFlex 2X DuoCleanThe Shark IONFlex 2X DuoClean is very easy to use. It's lightweight at 8.7 pounds and the cordless function allows for easy movement. The vacuum has a reliable lifetime, and it uses a 2X ION power pack system that ensures you get maximum suction. It uses multiflex technology that lets you fold the vacuum for storage, and you can also bend it so it can clean under your chairs and beds. The vacuum also has DuoClean technology that helps you pick up different particles on a variety of surfaces, and you can use it to clean every corner of the room from the floor up to the ceiling.
iRobot Roomba 980The iRobot Roomba 980 is one of the best high end robot vacuums. It has an accompanying iRobot Home App that helps you control the device, set up cleaning schedules and personalize cleaning preferences from your Android or iOS device. It uses iAdapt2.0 navigation coupled with Visual Localization to ensure it cleans every corner of your home. The vacuum has a 120 minute run time, and it automatically charges for extra convenience. It also has the ability to lift and clean, and the powerful suction power makes it a highly efficient cleaning device.
Dyson Cyclone V11 AbsoluteDyson’s latest handheld creation is the battery powered superior. It has twenty percent power enhancement making it as powerful as a standard wired vacuum only much easier to use. On the lowest setting, battery lasts an hour; you don’t have to charge it every time you use it. Equipped with a small LCD screen which informs you when it’s time to clean the filters, and how to clear blockages. A motorized brush head adjusts power to suit the surface you’re cleaning; protecting rugs and floors but maximizing battery and suction. The downside is that you have to hold the trigger down when cleaning.
Dyson Cyclone V10 AbsoluteThe Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a fantastic cordless vacuum. It has one of the most powerful suction systems with a dependable 60 hour run time. The vacuum has 14 concentric cyclone settings with an advanced machine filtration system. It's extremely light at approximately six pounds and you can use it to clean a variety of surfaces. It has a release trigger to save power when the vacuum is not in use and it has a minimum 3.5 hour charging time. The vacuum has a soft roller cleaner head that can collect both large and small particles, which is perfect for carpeted areas.
Dyson V8 Absolute best cordless vacuum cleanersThe Dyson V8 Absolute best cordless vacuum cleaners is a great cleaning tool for your home. It has two cleaner heads that can clean a variety of floor types with or without carpeting, and the cordless functionality gives you freedom of movement. The motor spins at 110,000 RPM to give you ultimate suction power with a 40 minute run time. It's designed to give you a firm grip, and the lightweight increases its portability. It's built with a HEPA filtration system to give it a tight seal, and it captures 99.7% of particles as small as 0.3 microns.
Gtech AirRam MK2 best cordless vacuum cleanersThe Gtech AirRam MK2 best cordless vacuum cleaners is one of the most powerful vacuum cleaners you could buy. It has a powerful brush head with a unique AirLock system that picks up a wide variety of particles in various sizes. It's also great for pet owners since the rotating brush can pick up hair and fur. It has an 8 liter capacity, with an easy-empty bin for easy dirt collection and disposal. It moves seamlessly over different types of floors, even when they have carpets. The cordless functionality allows for easy movement and it has a 40 minute run time after a full 4 hour charging period.
Bosch Unlimited BCS122GB The Bosch Unlimited has a modernized, smart black and white body and a much better performance. Battery life is 60 minutes on normal mode, seven on turbo. It only needs 60 minutes to recharge.The product comes with two removable batteries; The turbo was very powerful, but noisy. The normal setting sucks up most debris on wooden floors, skirting, and carpet. But pet fur needs to be re-vacuumed a few more times. A few grievances: the Unlimited is heavy, slippery handle, the dust box (.4 litres) was slightly complex and the canister has to be detached before emptying.
SAEG FX9The AEG FX9 (£450) has a rigid, extendable frame that gives it a full-bodied feel. This enables you to move the body up and down making it easier to get tight spaces. Hidden inside the frame is a flexible hose. On the downside, it doesn’t come with a powered brush bar. At 60 minutes on the lowest setting, 30 minutes at ‘normal’ speed and 17 minutes on turbo, its battery life is extraordinary. It comes with an upright docking station and the LED headlights illuminate missed dust. The 0.7-litre bin, with a washable filter, is neat and easy to empty.
Shark IF250UKShark's cordless vacuum can only run for 22 minutes on a single charge... but also offers hot-swappable batteries, with another popped in the box essentially doubling that running time. It's a little more cumbersome than the Dyson models, but an articulated mid section makes the Shark IF250UK well suited for cleaning those hard to reach places underneath the sofa. And, if you're a pet lover, there's an animal-focused version available too with a selection of attachments dedicated to getting stubborn fur out of where it shouldn't be.
Vax Blade II MaxThe Vax Blade 2 Max is cordless vacuuming that won't cost you the earth – but is more than capable than cleaning it up off the floor. This new iteration on Vax's previous cordless vacuum triples the suction power and makes a clear assault on Dyson's number one spot in the market, even if it doesn't take the crown.
Vax Blade 32V The cheapest (sub-£200) option comes with a couple of disappointments. It's not as powerful or discreet as others, and doesn't feel as technologically advanced. Though, it's not too heavy, it vacuums relatively well, has an equally long run time at 45 minutes – on the lowest setting – and a .6 litre dust capacity. Switching between tools is easy, and the container is emptied at the flick of the switch. A minor concern is that the toolkit (the crevice, tough dirt, textiles tools, a stretch hose and a dust brush) has to be purchased separately, unless you buy directly through Vax's site.
Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleanerThe Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner is ideal for your home or office. It gives you twice as much suction as a regular vacuum, and it runs on a digital motor to generate optimum suction power. It moves around the room with intelligent mapping abilities, and it sets a cleaning pattern so it automatically knows where to clean. It also has an accompanying Dyson link app that's available on your iOS and android devices, that you can use to control the vacuum or set up cleaning schedules. It uses radial root cyclone technology to separate dirt from dust for precise collection, and it works well over different surfaces.