The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners 2019

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

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable handheld vacuum cleaners, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners 2019

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 the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the handheld vacuum cleaners with less than 4 stars. 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 this Top 5.

The Best 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 on February 19th 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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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
  • Twin Battery Option for Longer Runtime
  • One Touch Easy Empty Feature
  • “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
  • Washable Filter
  • One-Click Dust Release
  • “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
  • Supplied With Additional Tools
  • Total Capacity 0.4 litre
  • “Does exactly what it says on the box. So easy to use and so light and useful.”
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VonHaus Corded Vacuum Cleaner

  • Advanced HEPA Filter
  • UV Light
  • 1.2L Dust Tank
  • 5M Power Cord
  • “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.”
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Hoover SM550AC Corded Vacuum

  • 550W Corded Handheld Vacuum
  • 6M Mains Power Cord
  • Pets Turbo Brush
  • One-Touch Empty System
  • “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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