Best vacuum cleaner deals for September 2022: Cordless, handheld, robot cleaners and more

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Whether you have children who traipse dirt in, pets who shed hair, or just need a good old fashioned spring clean, a quality vacuum cleaner is essential in every spick and span home.

With most of us hoovering our floors once or twice a week, upgrading from your current cumbersome and clunky vacuum cleaner will improve your weekly chore to make it more, dare I say, almost enjoyable.

Nowadays there are endless options on the market, so it’s important you choose the right option for you, your floor types, and your home.

You may be happy with a plug in with an extra long cord, or if you’re prone to tripping over a wire, then perhaps a cordless rechargeable style is the one for you.

Are you after a large cylinder all-purpose cleaner as well as a small handheld model, or is an upright all-rounder better suited to your needs? If you loathe the task, a robotic app-controlled cleaner is possibly the best choice, because the only finger you’ll need to lift is to tap a button on your phone.

Whatever your preference, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best deals on offer to suit every need and budget. What better time to upgrade?

Cordless vacuums

AIRBOT Cordless Vacuum Clearner (Amazon)
AIRBOT Cordless Vacuum Clearner (Amazon)

Also known as stick vacuums, cordless cleaners will free you from the shackles of wires and plugs, broadening your vacuum horizons one rechargeable battery at a time. With no need to run back and forth to the power sockets as you move around the house, these lightweight devices up the cleaning ante with maximum convenience and maneuverability. Features vary between models, so consider whether you’ll need extra suction for pet hair or a style that works better on hard floors or carpets.

Robot vacuums

eufy RoboVac 15C T2120 Cordless Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Argos)
eufy RoboVac 15C T2120 Cordless Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Argos)

If you live in a busy household, once you’re finished vacuuming, you often feel like you need to start all over again. Well, not with your new best friend, the robotic vacuum cleaner. It takes care of the floors automatically, so you never need to worry about doing the chore again. Many map your house, dodge obstacles, and clean the messiest areas more vigorously. Controlled via an app, assign them cleaning schedules and monitor how they’re getting on via an on-board camera. The future is now.

Upright corded vacuums

SHARK Anti Hair Wrap with Pet Tool AZ910UKT (Currys)
SHARK Anti Hair Wrap with Pet Tool AZ910UKT (Currys)

Like a cylinder vacuum, upright corded cleaners plug directly into the mains, so if your house is on the bigger side and you’ll need an endless charge and maximum power, then it could be the one for you. Unlike a cylinder, instead of pulling the body of the vacuum behind you, this more compact style is pushed out in front. Just make sure you choose a design with plenty of slack so you don’t end up unplugging and replugging endlessly whilst you clean.

Cylinder vacuums

SHARK CV100UKT Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner (Currys)
SHARK CV100UKT Cylinder Bagless Vacuum Cleaner (Currys)

There will always be a place for the trusty, traditional cylinder vacuum in the cleaning cupboard. Made up of two parts, this design tends to be better for cleaning stairs and reaching around furniture thanks to their flexible hoses. Although they feel a touch clunkier than the more compact styles, they often come with a range of features and are great if you need extra power to clean deep-pile carpets or upholstery. They can be bagged or bagless, and often have a large dust capacity so you won’t have to empty them quite as regularly as smaller designs.

Handheld vacuums

SHARK Wandvac 2.0 WV270UK Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (John Lewis)
SHARK Wandvac 2.0 WV270UK Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (John Lewis)

Perfect for a quick whip around or to reach awkward nooks or crannies - we’ve all battled with a full-sized vacuum trying to clean the inside of a car or beneath the cushions on the sofa. It’s not a task we’d wish upon anyone. If you’ve got friends coming over for dinner or you’re trying to impress your in-laws, they’ll see you through any pre-hosting touch-ups or damage control after an accidental spillage.