Best Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 1, 2019
Cylinder vacuum cleaners are the most cost-effective solution to keeping any home nice and clean. The best cylinder vacuum cleaners will let you easily handle any surface and reach any space. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Clean-up Type
Bagless
Suction Power
Cleaning Radius
Dust Cap Capacity
Filters
Attachments
Convenience
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

The new high-flow AirTeQ floorhead lifts pet hairs where its predecessors went for brute suction force and were seldom able to deliver similar results. The Active AirClean filter makes sure to neutralise odours and keep the place smelling as nice as possible. The pivoting neck and drop-down hard floor brushes make the cleaner effective with various surfaces.

CONS

The replacement dust bags are pretty expensive. 

OUR VERDICT

The Miele 10660820 Complete C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Bagged Vacuum Cleaner is the best cleaner on this list when it comes to collecting pet hair. It is also up there with the most complete high-end/mid-range cylinder cleaners. You'll be able to keep any place clean with comfort and finesse.

detailed parameters
Clean-up Type

Dry

Bagless

No

Suction Power

890 W

Cleaning Radius

12 m

Dust Cap Capacity

4.5 L

Filters

Active AirClean filter 

Attachments

Upholstery nozzle, Crevice nozzle, Dusting brush with natural bristles, Comfort telescopic tube, Suction hose, Dust bag

Convenience

Integrated accessories storage, Park System, Cable rewind, Carry handle, Wheels, 7.5-m cable

Weight

7.26 kg

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Since the bag can hold 9 litres worth of dirt and dust, you won’t have to clean the bags as often, so you won't have to replace them as often too. The docking system lets you easily store the wand, while the sound levels have been reduced compared to Henry's predecessor. The 26.4-metre cleaning radius makes Henry suitable for various cleaning jobs. 

CONS

The cleaner is relatively heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

Despite the smiley face, the Numatic HVR200-11 Henry is as mean as they come. You won't have to worry about this fellow going easy on dust and debris. The extension tube will even let you vacuum the ceilings. Plus, the self-seal tab locks the dust in the bag, so you'll be emptying Henry with no dust and no mess.

detailed parameters
Clean-up Type

Dry

Bagless

No

Suction Power

620 W

Cleaning Radius

26.4 m

Dust Cap Capacity

9 L

Filters

TriTex filtration system

Attachments

Two-floor set, AiroBrush, Combi tool, HepaFlo filter bags, Telescopic tube, Suction hose

Convenience

Handy on-board tool storage, Self-seal tab for emptying with no dust and no mess, Cord rewind, Carry handle, Wheels, 10-m cable

Weight

8 kg

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The high-flow bag pretty much acts as a high-density filter, making sure that the dirt and dust particles are eliminated from the air so that they don't re-circulate around the home. Removing these unwanted particles from the air, the hoover keeps the atmosphere much cleaner, perfect for people who suffer from asthma, hay fever, and/or pet allergies.

CONS

The hose is not especially flexible.

OUR VERDICT

The VYTRONIX BPC800 is lightweight and compact, yet as effective as its bulkier peers. The supplied attachments will let you keep the home clean. You'll be able to vacuum under the sofas and tables. You'll have no issues reaching the tightest corners. The hoover will let you access the tops of curtains and blinds without stretching too much.

detailed parameters
Clean-up Type

Dry

Bagless

No

Suction Power

800 W

Cleaning Radius

~ 10 m

Dust Cap Capacity

3.5 L

Filters

Micro-filtration system

Attachments

2-in-1 crevice tool/dusting brush, Upholstery tool, Multifunction carpet/hard floor head, High-filtration disposable dust bag, Turbo pet hair tool, Telescopic tube, Suction hose

Convenience

On/off pedal, Carry handle, Wheels, 6-m cord

Weight

4.5 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Offering constant high suction power, the PerformCyclone™ technology enables this hoover to pick up the smallest dust particles, letting you easily keep the carpets hard floors clean. The height-adjustable handle makes the hoover especially practical. You won't have to bend to vacuum different spots despite how tall/short you are. 

CONS

The tubes are difficult to disassemble. 

OUR VERDICT

The Beko VCO62602AB Orion 6 will make things easy for you. You'll have no issues keeping the entire home clean. You won't have to waste time and money replacing the bags. The 2.5-litre capacity makes this cylinder vacuum cleaner good enough for everyday home use.

detailed parameters
Clean-up Type

Dry

Bagless

Yes

Suction Power

800 W

Cleaning Radius

10 m

Dust Cap Capacity

2.5 L

Filters

DustSeal™ HEPA13 filter

Attachments

Dusting tool, Crevice tool, Upholstery brush, Telescopic tube, Suction hose

Convenience

PerformCyclone™ technology, Height-adjustable handle, Wheels, Power cord storage, 6-m cord

Weight

4.92 kg

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Step on the hoover’s foot-operated cord rewind and you'll be able to automatically draw the cord into the machine, enabling tidy and compact storage. The crevice attachment will let the crevice tool reach into tight spots (like between couch cushions), while the upholstery nozzle will let you keep furniture and drapery clean.

CONS

The dust cap is limited capacity-wise. 

OUR VERDICT

Considering the practically nonexistent price tag, the AmazonBasics VCB35B15CEUK is an excellent cylinder vacuum cleaner. Its 9-metre cleaning radius will let you comfortably clean any room without switching between different outlets. The cleaner never goes above 78 decibels, meaning it is fairly quiet too.

detailed parameters
Clean-up Type

Dry

Bagless

No

Suction Power

700 W

Cleaning Radius

~ 9 m

Dust Cap Capacity

1.5 L

Filters

HEPA 12 filter

Attachments

Extension tube, Crevice tool, Upholstery nozzle, Dusting brush, Accessory stand, Bags (1 fabric and 2 paper)

Convenience

Floor/carpet footswitch, Bag-full indicator, Carry handle, Wheels, Rewindable cord, 5-m cord

Weight

3.49 kg

Warranty

2 years (limited)

Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog

High-Flow AirTeQ Floorhead

The Miele 10660820 Complete C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Bagged Vacuum Cleaner is impressive in more ways that one.

That "cat and dog" sentiment in the name there comes from the turbo brush that works wonders removing lint and hair from carpets and different upholstery items around the house, making the vacuum especially suitable for homes with pets.

Also, the new high-flow AirTeQ floorhead lifts pet hairs where its predecessors went for brute suction force and were seldom able to deliver similar results. The brush incorporates variable speeds that you'll be able to access using the sliding vent on top.

At the same time, the Active AirClean filter makes sure to neutralise odours and make the place smell as nice as possible. There's this nice little colour strip that lets you know when you ought to change the filter.

Apart from the turbo brush that we've mentioned above, the cleaner comes supplied with three tools: an upholstery nozzle, the pretty much standard crevice tool, and the efficient dusting brush. You'll find these tools under the top cover.

The supplied tools push onto the tubes, while the floorheads incorporate this secure clip that makes sure the heads never accidentally detach. The 7.5-metre cable is nothing to write home about. At the same time, the relatively soft and flexible hose and telescopic metal tubes make up the difference to provide an 11-metre cleaning range from the mains.

You'll be able to use the switch between different power/speed settings, going from the minimum that's more suitable for cleaning curtains to the maximum power that's usually reserved for hard floors.

The unit's head is light and surprisingly flexible, featuring this completely pivoting neck and drop-down hard floor brushes making the cleaner effective with various surfaces.

Review of Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Bagged Vacuum Cleaner

Clean with Finesse

As far as the cleaner's performance is concerned, the head’s massive suction power is especially evident when you deal with carpets. When you don't switch the power setting from high to minimum, the head will basically limpet onto the carpet, so you'll have to apply noticeable effort to move the head.

When you need that full power, the turbo brush spins ridiculously fast, giving the carpet enough agitation to loosen the dirt. You'll probably have to use that sliding vent to reduce the suction pressure when dealing with rugs that might move or pull up but that's easy to accomplish, so we wouldn't worry about that.

Bottom line, the Miele 10660820 Complete C3 Cat and Dog PowerLine Bagged Vacuum Cleaner is the best vacuum cleaner on this list when it comes to collecting pet hair. It is also up there with the most complete high-end cylinder cleaners. Using this most powerful unit, you'll be able to keep any place clean with comfort and finesse.

Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Bagged Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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Numatic HVR200-11 Henry

Keep Smiling, Henry

Numatic HVR200-11 Henry looks cute but don't let that smiley face fool you: this cylinder cleaner will show no mercy towards dirt and debris. The company's distinctive black and red colour scheme along with the always happy face need no introduction appearance-wise, so we'll move straight to design and performance.

First things first, this hoover is up there with the most energy-efficient vacuum cleaners on the market right now, drawing just 620 watts. At the same time, the model is as powerful and effective as they come. You can switch between two power settings for different cleaning jobs.

The hoover brings excellent cleaning performance towards any surface, including laminate floors, lino, and different rugs/carpets. The unit's especially merciless towards smaller particles that inhabit hard floors. On the flip side, the hoover will sometimes struggle to keep certain carpets as clean as possible.

As far as the package is concerned, the unit comes supplied with this relatively basic upholstery brush that makes cleaning sofas particularly easy and the standard floor nozzle, dusting brush crevice tool, and steel extension tube accessory package. 

The aforementioned extension tube and the hoover's 10-metre cable secure 26.4-metre cleaning radius. In addition to the supplied tools, this cleaning radius enables Henry to handle pretty much any cleaning job. 

On the downside, Henry's able to store only one tool, so you'll have to keep them somewhere separately. 

Review of Numatic HVR200-11 Henry Vacuum Cleaner

Henry is a Frugal One

In many ways, the massive 9-litre dust cap is Henry's biggest selling point. For one, since this is a bagged cylinder vacuum, every bag replacement will cost you some. Sure, these bags aren't that expensive but these expenses will usually begin to add up over time, especially when the cleaner's capacity is limited.

With its enormous dust capacity, Henry alleviates this problem as much as possible. Since the bag can hold 9 litres worth of dirt and dust, you won’t have to clean the bags as often, so you won't have to replace them as often too.

Apart from that, the docking system lets you easily store the wand, while the sound levels have been reduced compared to Henry's predecessor.

Again, despite the smiley face, the Numatic HVR200-11 Henry is as mean as they come. You won't have to worry about this fellow going easy on dust and debris. The extension tube will even let you vacuum the ceilings. Plus, the self-seal tab locks the dust in the bag, so you'll be emptying Henry with no dust and no mess.

Numatic HVR200-11 Henry Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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VYTRONIX BPC800

Modern Aesthetics

The VYTRONIX BPC800 Premium Bagged Vacuum Cleaner looks brilliant. We can absolutely get behind the unit's modern aesthetic. We've seen sleek cleaners before and this model's up there with the best-looking hoovers.

The hoover's not all about its appearance though. Measuring 39 x 28.5 x 22 centimetres and 4.5 kilograms, the unit is as compact and lightweight as they come. You'll have no issues fitting this cylinder vacuum cleaner into small cupboards. You'll have no issues moving and storing the hoover.

The mobile build makes the model especially suitable for tackling different carpets and hard floors as well as stairs and upholstery using the supplied pet hair attachment. The attachment is effective enough to lift even the most stubborn embedded hairs from pretty much any household surface.

Drawing 800 watts, the unit's powerful enough for everyday cleaning tasks, so you won't have to worry about the hoover leaving some spots relatively dirty.

The vacuum cleaner is pretty great in and of itself but what really sells the product is the overall package. In addition to the hoover, the package comes with a 2-in-1 crevice tool/dusting brush, an upholstery tool, this multi-function carpet/hard floorhead, an effective high-filtration disposable dust bag, the aforementioned pet hair attachment, the relatively standard telescopic tube, and, needless to say, the suction hose. The latter is not especially flexible, that's the only issue we have with these attachments.

Review of VYTRONIX BPC800 Premium Bagged Vacuum Cleaner

Keeping the Atmosphere Clean

The model's impressive suction performance will let you pick up the most invisible dirt and dust particles, while the relatively large 3.5-litre dust cap will have no issues storing them. At the same time, the high-flow bag pretty much acts as a high-density filter, making sure that these particles are eliminated from the air so that they don't re-circulate around the home.

In other words, removing these unwanted particles from the air, the hoover keeps the atmosphere much cleaner, perfect for people who suffer from asthma, hay fever, and/or pet allergies.

You'll be able to reach the on/off pedal using your foot, so you won't have to bend the turn the unit on and off. Meanwhile, the rocker pedal on the floorhead will let you easily switch between carpet and hard floor modes.

Long story short, the VYTRONIX BPC800 Premium Bagged Vacuum Cleaner is lightweight, compact, yet as effective as its bulkier peers. The supplied attachments will let you keep the entire home clean. You'll be able to vacuum under the sofas and tables. You'll have no issues reaching the tightest corners. The hoover will let you access the top of curtains and blinds without stretching too much.

VYTRONIX BPC800 Premium Bagged Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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Beko VCO62602AB Orion 6

PerformCyclone™ Technology

Considering the affordable price tag, the Beko VCO62602AB Orion 6 looks quite nice.

The unit's appearance is not necessarily what sells the product though. First and foremost, it is all about the hoover's performance.

Drawing 800 watts, this cylinder vacuum cleaner is as powerful as they come. At the same time, it is really the company's PerformCyclone™ technology that separates the product from its direct competition.

Offering constant high suction power, the cyclonic system enables the cleaner to pick up the smallest dust particles, letting you clean the carpets, hard floors, and even those hard-to-reach spots that usually sit there and collect dust without any assistance from the hoover. You'll have no issues with tile and vinyl floors too.

As far as the model's build is concerned, we've seen similar hoovers before. The 6-metre cord and the relatively long suction hose give this vacuum cleaner ~10-metre cleaning radius. In other words, the model won't make you tied to the mains as much as cheap hoovers usually make you, so you'll be able to manoeuvre around the room without any major issues.

The wheels underneath this cylinder vacuum cleaner will let you clean and move without having to physically carry the unit. However, when you will have to carry this hoover, the ~4.9-kilogram weight will make it pretty easy on you.

The model measures 60.2 x 52.5 x 42.7 centimetres, so you shouldn't face any noticeable storage/mobility problems. Plus, the hoover's compact size and the supplied dusting brush, crevice tool, and an upholstery attachment will let you clean and access every/any corner and surface with ease.

Review of Beko VCO62602AB Orion 6 Bagless Cyclone Vacuum

Best Bagless Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

In addition to the unit's compact size and supplied attachments, the height-adjustable handle makes the hoover especially practical. You won't have to lean/bend to vacuum different spots despite how tall/short you are.

This bagless cleaner comes equipped with the most efficient HEPA13 filter that does an excellent job keeping ~99.97% of dust particles inside the unit, making this hoover especially suitable for those who deal with asthma and different allergies.

To sum everything up, the Beko VCO62602AB Orion 6 will make things easy for you. You'll have no issues keeping the entire home clean. You won't have to waste time and money replacing the bags. The 2.5-litre capacity makes this cylinder vacuum cleaner good enough for everyday home use. Keeping the price in mind, this product offers brilliant value.

Beko VCO62602AB Orion 6 Bagless Cyclone Vacuum in the use

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AmazonBasics VCB35B15CEUK

Triple-Action Nozzle

The AmazonBasics VCB35B15CEUK, oddly enough, keeps things pretty basic. We've no issues with that though. Vacuum cleaners don't have to be fancy. They have to be effective and efficient. That is pretty much the case here.

First things first, the 700-watt suction power makes this hoover strong enough for everyday residential use. Its AAA energy efficiency rating implies that the unit will lower the energy bills (compared to standard budget hoovers) and bring less negative impact on the environment.

Meanwhile, the HEPA12 filter will be trapping >99.5% of all fine particles from the air, including but not limited to pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and other airborne allergens. Needless to say, this vacuum cleaner will prove especially suitable for customers with allergies.

You'll be able to routinely remove and wash the filter, promoting optimal long-term performance. The filter's easy to pull out and can be easily rinsed clean under the sink.

More often than not, the hoover's performance is very much dependent upon the accessories that come supplied with the hoover. Here, we have the triple-action nozzle that works wonders thoroughly absorbing coarse and fine dirt. Since different surfaces have different needs, you can slide the knob to regulate suction. The maximum suction setting should be reserved for hard floors, while plants, drapes, and/or other delicate surfaces could use less suction.

At the same time, the footswitch will let you easily transition from carpets/large rugs to bare-floor surfaces such as hardwood or tile.

Review of AmazonBasics VCB35B15CEUK Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner

Tidy and Compact Storage

When you finish vacuuming, step on the hoover’s foot-operated cord rewind and you'll be able to automatically draw the cord into the machine, enabling tidy and compact storage.

This little machine's extremely compact and lightweight. Adding up to 35.3 x 21.6 x 26.4 centimetres in overall dimensions and weighing less than 3.5 kilograms, the hoover presents no mobility and storage issues.

The dust cap's 1.5-litre capacity is fairly limited compared to the model's more expensive competition. On the bright side, the cleaner comes supplied with one fabric dust bag (1.5-litre) and two paper dust bags (1.5-litre each), so you won't have to purchase replacement bags anytime soon. The bag-full indicator will tell you when it is time to replace the bag.

In short, considering the practically nonexistent price tag, the AmazonBasics VCB35B15CEUK is an excellent cylinder vacuum cleaner. Its 9-metre cleaning radius will let you comfortably clean any room without switching between different outlets. The cleaner never goes above 78 decibels, meaning it is fairly quiet too.

AmazonBasics VCB35B15CEUK Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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What Is a Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner?

A cylinder vacuum cleaner is usually this comparatively lightweight and compact body that's mounted onto wheels. Inside that body, you'll find the motor and some filter/dust bag/chamber connected to the always flexible long hose that attaches to the cleaner head.

Sure, you're forced to drag this vac along with you as you clean the house. But that's pretty much where these vacuum cleaners' disadvantages end.

More often than not, these cleaners are the most affordable, effective, and efficient solutions to keep any home as clean as necessary.

These cleaners' sizes usually meander somewhere around ~35 x 25 x 30 centimetres overall dimensions-wise and the weight seldom reaches above five kilograms, making them easy to store and easy to move around.

The suction hose is, again, always flexible enough to manoeuvre around the room without any issues. The supplied attachments make these cleaners versatile enough to handle different surfaces with ease.

At the same time, they're not as good at keeping the carpets clean as upright vacs, so you might want to consider these instead if you've multiple massive carpets at home. Robotic vacuums, on the other hand, will let you keep the house somewhat clean without any effort on your part.

What Features to Compare

Clean-Up Type

There are basically only two clean-up types: wet and dry. As you probably know, the difference between wet and dry cleaning is that dry cleaning is done without water, while wet cleaning incorporates water into the process. Generally speaking, wet cleaning is better at preserving the fabrics' colours, while dry cleaning is more efficient in terms of removing spots. More often than not, cylinder vacuum cleaners fall under the dry category, although there are some models that are capable of doing both.

Bagged or Bagless

Bagged vacs use replaceable bags as filters to trap dirt, all while letting air flow through the bag. The issue here is that you have to replace these bags when they get full. Bagless cleaners rely on filters to trap dirt and debris in these dirt cups/chambers that you can empty afterwards. You don't have to purchase replacement bags. The downside to these is that you have to spend more time and effort cleaning these dirt cups/chambers.

Suction Power

There's not much to cover here. More often than not, cylinder hoovers deliver somewhere between 600 and 900 watts of suction power. Of course, that's also how much these machines draw, making them more or less energy-efficient. As you'd imagine, the higher the number, the more suction power these machines boast.

Cleaning Radius

Generally speaking, the cleaning radius is where cylinder vacs shine. This radius usually comes from the cord length added to the hose length. More often than not, the cleaning radius will be somewhere between 10-15 metres, enabling you to vacuum an entire room without moving from one outlet to the other.

Capacity

Bagged vacuum cleaners' capacity will be determined by the dust caps/chamber's capacity, while bagless vacs capacity pretty much implies the filter's capacity. The higher this number, the less time you spend emptying/cleaning the filter, or the less money you waste buying replacement bags.

Attachments

This is another area where cylinder vacs usually shine and also where you have to pay utmost attention. Generally speaking, these attachments will include some crevice nozzle that will let you reach tight corners, an upholstery tool that will let you clean sofas, and some pet hair attachment to pick up lint and pet hairs.

Convenience

There are many little details that fall under this category. More often than not, we're talking about cord rewind functionality, wheels, carry handles, footswitches, and other things like that, that make the vac more practical and easy to use.

Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners vs .Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Generally speaking, people choose between the cylinder and upright vacuum cleaners for home use. For some reason, cylinder models are more popular in Europe, while upright cleaners sell much better in the UK.

Some argue that's because fitted carpets are much less prevalent on the Continent, while people in the UK believe that upright vacuums are more effective when it comes to removing dirt. That's not necessarily the case though. Of course, there are differences between these cleaners and that's what we're here to discuss.

Compact and Mobile

More often than not, cylinder vacuums are more compact and lightweight, making them more manoeuvrable and easy to store. Plus, these cleaners usually come supplied with different attachments that let you tackle different surfaces more effectively. Using different brush head/nozzles, these hoovers let you easily reach under the furniture and into various corners. At the same time, cylinder vacuum cleaners almost always incorporate cord rewind functionality, making them tidier and easier to store.

Foot Controls

Sure, cylinder vacuum cleaners are usually down there on the floor so, in theory, you have to reach for them to switch between different settings and/or turn the machine on and off. That's seldom the case though. More often than not, cylinder models incorporate multiple foot controls that let you access the hoover's settings and switch between different features.

Extensions Tubes

Like we've mentioned earlier, cylinder hoovers always come supplied with various attachments, often including an extension tube. Considering this tube and the usually fairly long (5 metres and above) power cord, these hoovers give you much larger cleaning radius compared to upright models. In other words, you're able to clean the entire room without having to switch between the mains.

Narrow Head

Because cylinder cleaners' head is usually pretty narrow compared to upright hoovers, these vacs are particularly suitable for cleaning the stairs. The narrow head also makes these vacs more suitable for people who have awkwardly shaped rooms and/or many different furniture pieces that you have to clean/clean around/clean below. These heads (especially when you use the right attachments) are better at switching between different floor surfaces, so you're able to go over hard floors really smoothly and clean without scratching the floor.

Narrow Head?

Of course, these cylinder model's narrow heads present disadvantages too. Because upright vacs usually incorporate large heads, the immediate cleaning area's increased too, cutting down the time required to clean the space.

More Stress

Since you don't have to lean when vacuuming, upright models are less strenuous for the back. Of course, there are cylinder vacs that come fitted with height-adjustable handles but even those are seldom as comfortable as standard upright hoovers.

Carpets Can Present Challenges

Generally speaking, cylinder vacs handle carpets just fine. Not as fine as upright models though. Because these models usually come equipped with a revolving brush in the head, they're more effective at dislodging the dirt embedded in the carpets.

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Publish Date: 2019-12-01 17:47:56