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8 Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaners

Andy Vandervell


VonHaus 23

7 / 8

Reviewed by Richard & Jackie Stevenson

16 October 2016

VonHaus 1200Watt Cyclonic

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Key features:

  • 3.9kg bagless upright vacuum cleaner
  • Large-capacity dust bin
  • HEPA-class filtration and mini turbo-brush tool
  • Review Price: £70

The Vonhaus 1200Watt Cyclonic bucks the trend of low budget vacuum cleaners having weak suction power. Its powerful motor delivers quite a punch on carpets, while its HEPA-class dust capture feature uses no less than five layers of filtration to carry out a thorough clean.

The vac’s edge cleaning abilities are no less then miraculous. Air channels cut into the side of the floor head make it a whiz at skirting boards and corners – simple but effective.

Moving onto tools, the Cyclonic’s price tag becomes more evident. A standard carpet floor head doesn’t handle hard floors so well, and a combined miniature crevice tool/dusting brush has a bulky, cheap feel to it. However, a versatile mini-turbo tool spins fast enough at full power to win back our affection.

Our Score:


e. black

January 10, 2017, 9:21 pm

a little surprised that the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light vacuum (hv302) wasn't included in this comparison as well?. we have the full sized dyson but for Christmas wanted a lighter vacuum so picked up the shark. nothing wrong with our dyson, just a bit cumbersome to haul all over the house.

we didn't expect much from the shark thinking it would work on par with other ultra-light models we've had in the past. boy were we wrong. not only did it cost a lot less but it works in my opinion nearly as good as the big dyson.

the surprising power from the small motor is something only made possibly by recent tech innovations, rare earth elements, stronger magnets,..amazing how much things have advanced over the course of just a few years. the only thing going for the larger dyson as opposed to the much smaller shark is the size of the dust bucket.

so the shark is something to consider when looking. fyi we got her shark on cyber monday so it cost even less, a little over a hundred bucks for the corded version.

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