The 10 Best vacuum cleaners

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1. Morphy Richards' Never Loses Suction

£199.99, morphyrichards.co.uk

The "Never Loses Suction" cleaner does what it says on the tin. It's easy to assemble and use and has great attachments.

2. Sebo D2 Total

£279, johnlewis.com

The D2's filter traps virtually all dust to leave the air free of allergens. It also boasts an extra-long power cable and foam bumper around the base to prevent scuffs.

3. Miele S7210

£189.99, currys.co.uk

This has been voted a Best Buy by Which?, not least because it has a reach of more than 11 metres, it's outstanding on all floor types and easily reaches under furniture.

4. iRobot Roomba 555

£299.99, lakeland.co.uk

The iRobot does the vacuuming for you, thanks to its sensors to navigate, detect dirtier areas and find its own way back to the charging station.

5. Bosch BSGL4000GB

£104.99, dixons.co.uk

Nifty features of this cylinder vacuum cleaner include a pop-up power button so you can adjust the suction and a storage area to fit all your nozzles. A great all-rounder.

6. Nilfisk Power Allergy

£190.12, amazon.co.uk

We defy anyone to find a quieter machine and yet it provides top-notch cleaning on both carpets and hard floors. It also locks away the smallest dust particles.

7. Numatic Hetty

£99, very.co.uk

The iconic "Henry" has long been the builder's choice of vacuum cleaner. Hetty has all the power and capacity – as well as the wide range of accessories – of her brother.

8. Miele Red Velvet S6730

£299, johnlewis.com

This cylinder vacuum cleaner is lightweight, has excellent manoeuvrability, boasts a powerful 2,000W motor and is outstanding on carpets and cleaning right to the edge.

9. Dyson DC41 Animal

£389.99, dyson.co.uk (available on Thursday)

This cleaner generates ultra-strong suction power and is incredible at removing dust, dirt and pet hair from the largest of homes.

10. Black & Decker Orb-it

£49.99, robertdyas.co.uk

The Orb-it is brand new and at 4.8V is just what you need for small spillages and quick clean-ups. It's available in six colours and is both compact and very cool.

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