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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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