Samsung VCC8442

Summary

Pros

  • Small and compact
  • Powerful despite its size
  • Twin-cyclone technology
  • Excellent value for money

Cons

  • Lead isn't that long
  • Nowhere near as powerful as other models

Review Price £90.00

Key Features: HEPA filter; Twin-cyclone technology; Bagless dirt chamber

Manufacturer: Samsung

Samsung VCC8442

Although it’s small, the Samsung VCC8442V has around 2000 watts of power. Considering the price, that’s really quite good and makes the Samsung VCC8442V worthy of the attention of those who are looking for something cute and compact to clean their homes with.

It has all this power because it has twin-cyclone technology. Twin-cyclone technology separates the dust from the air flow, making the air flow more effective. Dust and dirt particles are immediately sent to the collection chamber to be thrown away. Any escaped particles are then picked up by the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. A HEPA filter will stop dust and pet hair from escaping out of the vacuum, so it’s good for people with allergies or asthma.

What else is good for people who are irritated by asthma or allergies is that the Samsung VCC8442V is bagless. Bagless vacuum cleaners are much quicker and cleaner to empty, reducing the risk of the contents going all over the place — and helping ensure you won't fill your lungs with dust and dirt either.

The carrying handle on top makes it easy to move around, although be careful not to confuse it for the big handle that’s actually how you empty it. It also stays powerful over time, as even after a year it’s as powerful as it was when bought new. Boxed with lots of tools such as a standard brush, a mini turbo brush, a crevice tool and the long hose, it is possible to pair the Samsung VCC8442V with additional tools, but these are optional extras so you would have to pay more.

The vacuum is small, which is good, but so is the lead, which isn’t so good — you might have to change plugs a few times whilst cleaning big rooms. The recoil of this lead is very quick, so unless you’re careful you might hurt yourself. Although the Samsung VCC8442V isn’t the most powerful cleaner on the market, as a budget vacuum it’s incredibly good.