Top 10 rated vacuum cleaners

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Top 10 rated vacuum cleaners
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Carpet care is an important part of keeping a home neat and tidy. Purchasing a high-quality vacuum cleaner is one way to ensure that your home will remain clean and that your carpets will look new and fresh for a long time to come.

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Hoover WindTunnel Bagless

According to a plethora of reviews at "" and "," the Hoover WindTunnel Bagless vacuum is the top-rated canister vac, based on its cleaning power and cost. In addition to doing a great job at vacuuming floors, the wand feature on the WindTunnel helps you reach curtains, and makes vacuuming stairs and hard-to-reach places much easier.

Dyson DC25

The Dyson DC25 vacuum falls into the luxury category. Reviews at "" and "" say that the ball-shaped hinge and light weight design make this vacuum easy to manoeuvre and it performs very well on both carpet and wood floors because of its suction power. Although the Dyson vac is approximately £240 and a bit more expensive than most vacuum cleaners, according to consumer reviews, it's well worth the cost.

iRobot Roomba 510

The Roomba vacuum is an automatic and autonomous carpet cleaner that is easy to use and requires minimal effort on your part. Simply charge the battery and this robot cleaner will vacuum on its own and keep your floors clean. According to "," your only job is to empty the canister and let it go. The Roomba is best for basic and regular carpet cleaning.

Kenmore Progressive

"" concludes that the Kenmore Progressive vacuum cleaner is the best bagless upright vac. It is said to perform as well as luxury vacuum cleaners on similar floors and does a great job picking up pet hair. This vacuum cleaner features LED lights that change colour to indicate just how dirty the floor is as well as additional cleaning tools to use on other surfaces.

Hoover Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright Vacuum

According to more than 1,000 reviews at "," the Hoover Tempo Widepath vacuum is a top-rated product. Features include on-board cleaning tools, a filtration system, and a 37.5 cm (15 inch) cleaning width. This vacuum is available at a variety of home retailers and online starting at approximately £41 (in November 2013).

Eureka Hand-Held

The Eureka Hand-Held vacuum is the top-rated hand-held cleaner of its kind, according to hundreds of reviews on This item is lightweight, portable, and is easily emptied and cleaned. This powerful little hand held vac can be purchased for about £38 in November 2013.

Hoover Flair Bagless Upright Stick

The Hoover Flair Bagless Upright Stick vacuum is an efficient vacuum that is great for smaller jobs. This vac is very light weight, manoeuvrable, and a smart choice for regular carpet care. This standard vacuum comes in a variety of colours and is said to be a great value based on its cleaning power and affordability.

Miele Antares

Miele vacuums are included in virtually every list of "best vacuums." This company makes vacuums that offer outstanding performance and value along with other features like HEPA filtration systems, foreign object indicator, and high quality accompany cleaning tools. The Miele Antares vacuum is a top-rated product that offers great carpet and bare floor cleaning power.

Rigid Shop Vacuum

A shop vacuum is an industrial machine that has the power and storage capacity to pick up debris household vacs just can't handle. If you are in the market for a machine like this then consider buying the Rigid WD1450. This is a great multipurpose vacuum for a shop. It has a 52 litre (14 gallon) canister, a lifetime warranty, large hose, and the ability to pick up gallons of debris like hay, wood scraps, kitty litter, water, and other things that household vacuums can't handle.

Eureka Boss SmartVac

Reviews compiled by "" all agree that this Eureka vacuum is a great value and a top product. It performs as well as more expensive models but costs less. This vacuum cleaner retails for about £80 in November 2013 and includes features like on-board attachments, controlled brush roll, and quiet operation.

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