Our “hoover” is rubbish. It’s an Electrolux Vitesse Pet Lover which I bought for £70 from Tesco about 18 months ago when we moved house, but as the old saying goes if you buy cheap, you buy twice. The main problem is that it overheats after 5 minutes of use, and needs to take a half an hour break before it will run again.
So, today, I’m going to buy a new one. As with most things I buy, I do quite a bit of research before hand (sadly) and so this time I thought I would put the results of my research on-line to save someone else the bother!
Normally, I would assess a new product on various metrics, but in the case of a new vacuum cleaner, I’m interested in just two things: suction power (measured in air watts) and reliability. Reliability is hard to assess without having owned the product, so I will rely on 3rd party review scores from revoo.com.
Vacuum Cleaner Comparison
- Suction Power measurements, displayed in air watts, are taken from the Manufacturer
- Revoo scores are taken from their vacuum cleaner section.
- Prices are taken from various shopbot services such as Google Product Search, Kelkoo and Pricerunner
|Make & Model||Suction Power||Revoo Score||Price|
|Dyson DC14||280 airwatts||8.7 (552 reviews)||£179.99|
|Vax V-060 Turbo||170 airwatts?||9.4 (1 review)||£75.94|
After starting this blog I realised not all manufacturers publish the suction power in air watts, so the task of comparing them was harder than I thought. Also, I was only really interested in an upright bagless cleaner which ruled out some strong contenders from the likes of Miele and Numatic’s Henry / Hetty range.