What type of cleaner would you prefer?
Here you can choose what type of cleaner you would prefer.
Upright Cleaner - Upright vacuum cleaners are often great at picking up pet hair, quickly covering large areas of floor and often have larger capacities than cylinder vacs. But they can be heavy and difficult to clean your stairs with - so is an upright vacuum for you?
Good at picking up pet hair
Easier to store than cylinders if you have the space
Quick at covering large areas of floor
Often have larger capacities than cylinders
Can be noisy
Heavier than cylinder vacs
More difficult to use on stairs
Cylinder Cleaner - Cylinder vacuum cleaners can be light, have a long reach and are well suited for cleaning both stairs and hard-to-reach places. But they can be a pain to store away tidily and they're generally not as good at picking up pet hair as uprights - so do you need a cylinder vac?
Lighter and more compact than upright vacuum cleaners
Better for tackling stairs, upholstery, under furniture and in hard-to-reach areas
More reliable overall than upright vacs (according to our latest vacuum cleaner reliability survey)
The hose section can be difficult to store tidily
Generally not as good at picking up pet hair
Can be more difficult to control and manoeuvre
Tend to have larger motors than uprights, making them more inefficient