The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners 2019

Are you looking to buy a handheld vacuum cleaner in the UK?

We've combined all the ratings for handheld vacuum cleaners from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis, then calculated a top five.

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The Top 5
Price Guide
£50 - £200
254 Product Ratings Checked

This free report will show you five established and reliable handheld vacuum cleaners, performing as owners expect. These unbiased recommendations are based solely on combined owner reviews from different shops.

Our ratings-driven look at the wider market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if ratings are inconsistent at the different shops.


How does it work?

We begin by building a list of handheld vacuum cleaners with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and this minimum number of ratings reveals how they've actually performed, according to many owners.

Any handheld vacuum cleaners with less than 4 stars are removed. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile a Top 5.

The Best Rated Handheld Vacuum Cleaners 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Shark Cordless Handheld Vacuum1724.7££Argos
Dyson V7 Trigger Vacuum 1214.7£££John Lewis
Dyson V6 Trigger Vacuum 3944.6££Argos
VonHaus Corded Vacuum2224.6£Amazon
Hoover SM550AC Corded844.5£Argos

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis taken: February 19th 2019. Our reports only consider products with more than 50 verified reviews.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated handheld vacuum cleaners. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Shark Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

  • 8 Minute Runtime
  • Quick Charging Storage Base
  • “It’s slick, powerful and has an excellent battery life. You simply place it on and off the cradle, so no direct wired connection to the unit.”

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Dyson V7 Trigger Vacuum

  • Up To 30 Minutes Runtime
  • Combination Tool
  • “I found it easy to use on the stairs and furniture as well as difficult places my conventional Dyson cannot get into.”

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Dyson V6 Trigger Vacuum

  • 20 Minutes Run Time
  • Cordless Handheld Vacuum
  • “Does exactly what it says on the box. So easy to use and so light and useful.”


VonHaus Corded Vacuum Cleaner

  • Advanced HEPA Filter
  • UV Light
  • “The vacuum was picking dust and hair and other stuff that is not visible to the eyes. The cable is long and the weight is acceptable which makes moving around with it very easy. Cleaning the vacuum was also easy.”


Hoover SM550AC Corded Vacuum

  • 550W Corded Handheld Vacuum
  • 6M Mains Power Cord
  • “It has a great long chord, the chamber is nice and big, it stays well closed but when you want to empty it it's easy, and the filters are easy to clean.”

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