We have scoured the stores for cheap vacuum cleaners hoovering up value, in one case saving as much as £143. Even the popular Dyson DC33 proved shopping around could save you £75.
Upright or cylinder?
Both types have their benefits as cheap vacuum cleaners. A cylinder is often more compact, lighter and good for cleaning stairs and upholstery. Uprights tend to be able to pick up animal hair more easily and cover larger areas in a faster time.
The Vax U90-MAR-R Mach Air Reach upright bagless vacuum cleaner weighs only 5.3kg and has a 10m cable, giving you plenty of use without needing to change plug sockets. The machine is also capable of picking up pet hair with its turbo tool. Best price with Very at £116.10 if you use the 10% off code found on the MyFamilyClub website, making it a staggering £143 cheaper than the highest priced store. Buy via Amazon and Dixons and you get it for £126.46.
Model: Vax U90-MAR-R Mach Air Reach
- Three-in-one crevice tool, upholstery and dusting brush
Highest Price: £259.97
If you’re looking for cheap vacuum cleaners the VAX C89-P6-B is a great one that has a H12 HEPA air filter. This product also picks up pet hairs. Shop at the top priced retailer and you would pay double what you would pay with Amazon.
Model: VAX C89-P6-B
- H12 HEPA air filter
- 7 metre cable
- Far-reach hose that extends to 2.5 metres
Highest Price: £99
Joint best deal: Amazon for £64.79
The Electrolux T8 ZT3510 bagless cleaner is a cheap vacuum cleaner that has a filtration system capturing the pollen and allergens. It also comes with an upholstery nozzle for sofas and curtains. Little but dust separates Amazon for £65.99 and Electrical Discount UK at £69.
Model: Electrolux T8 ZT3510
- HEPA 12 filtration system
- Upholstery nozzle
Highest Price: £99.96
Best deal: Amazon for £65.99
According to Which? the Bosch BSGL5126GB bagged cylinder vac “would be a great choice for any home with lots of different floor types, as it gives carpets, laminate and wooden floors a five star treatment.” Which? gives it five stars for its dust retention and we give Power Direct top rating as you can buy it from them for £149.99. Deals 4 U are four pound more at £153.99.
Model: Bosch BSGL5126GB
- HEPA filter
- Telescopic tube
- Compressor motor – using 50% less energy than a standard motor
Highest Price: £199.99
Best deal: Power Direct for £149.99
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Marc Lockley is a coach and money saving writer. He is the author of How To Pay Less For More, a book showing people how to negotiate in shops, showrooms and even with the boss over working part-time. As a dad of two, Marc values his work/life balance and is a dab hand at using money saving techniques to keep the bills down.