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The 10 Best vacuum cleaners

From powerful suckers and corner demons to a robot that cleans the house, we’ve got the top tools for the job

1. Black & Decker 18V Pivot Dustbuster

£59.99, amazon.co.uk

This handheld vac by Black & Decker is ideal for small spillages and it comes with an extendible crevice tool for confined spaces.

2. Dyson DC44 Animal Digital Slim

£279.99, dyson.co.uk

Dyson's new handheld is good enough to replace your upright vacuum cleaner and can even run on reduced power for 20 minutes.

3. Numatic George

£199.97, argos.co.uk

Move over Henry, welcome George, which can both dry and wet vacuum, whether it's a spillage, a blocked sink or grubby floor.

4. Bosch Cylinder vacuum BGS52200GB

£199.99, bosch-home.co.uk

With variable suction power and a powerful 2200 watt motor for quick cleaning, the Bosch vacuum is great for cleaning a family home.

5. Sebo X4 Pet

£249.99, sebo.co.uk

Pet owners know how hard it can be to get hairs out of carpets. This has a turbo brush to weedle them out, and an on-board computer that adjusts brush height to suit the area.

6. Gtech AirRam

£229, gtechonline.co.uk

The Gtech AirRam can charge from your computer and claims to carry 1/20th of the running costs of mains-powered vacuums.

7. Electrolux ZT3510

£65.99, electrical123.com

The Electrolux has eight multicyclones for strong suction. It's a cheap, hard-working alternative to pricier models and its soft wheels protect wooden floors and skirting.

8. SS7555 FlexSlim Bagless Hand Stick

£139.99, dixons.co.uk

Samsung has created a self-righting vacuum cleaner which splits in two to provide a handheld vac for little corners and the car.

9. SR8825 NaviBot Robotic Cleaner

£349.99, dixons.co.uk

This is a dream come true. Leave the Navibot ready to go in its charging station and while you're out it cleans the house for you.

10. Morphy Richards Lift Away Bagless Upright

£199.99, morphyrichards.co.uk

You can change this powerful and versatile vacuum cleaner from an upright to a portable cylinder.