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A cheap but decent hand held vacuum?

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abigboydidit Thu 21-Apr-16 09:16:10

I have 2 young children and am growing tired of running for the dustpan and brush angry I quite fancy a hand held vacuum but am worried that unless I fork out £££ for a dud on, that am wasting my time. Can anyone recommend a decent one that won't break the bank? Thanks in advance!

abigboydidit Thu 21-Apr-16 09:19:09

Dud one? That'll be Dyson..confused

abigboydidit Thu 21-Apr-16 21:16:44


LogicalThinking Thu 21-Apr-16 23:31:15

Don't know which model it is but we've got a dyson one and it is fab
It was in Aldo recently on offer

LogicalThinking Thu 21-Apr-16 23:31:44

Aldi even!

abigboydidit Fri 22-Apr-16 14:19:02

Thanks. I was hoping for something cheap and cheerful but think I may be wasting my money!

iwouldgoouttonight Fri 22-Apr-16 14:28:45

Watching with interest because I've been thinking of getting a handheld vacuum rather than having to get the big one out every day to clean up crumbs, etc but I can't afford an expensive one.

KP86 Fri 22-Apr-16 14:40:08

We have a £75 Morphy Richards from Amazon and it's perfectly adequate.

Works best on hard floors vs carpet but still goes ok on carpet and rugs, has a 30+ min battery - more than enough to do our 2 bed flat, a nice stand so it can be kept plugged in in the kitchen all the time, easy to empty and clean etc.

Morphy Richards 732003 2-in-1 Supervac Cordless Vacuum Cleaner - 14.4 V, Gold

WhatsItAllAbout123 Fri 22-Apr-16 15:19:04

I got a Vax gator, the orange one, it was about £28 on Amazon.

I got it to clean up the crumbs the DC leave in their wake, and it does it brilliantly, even really soggy weetabix out of our short pile carpet came out a treat even though it isn't a wet and dry one.

abigboydidit Fri 22-Apr-16 21:01:08

Thanks. I am off to google both of those!

Freezingtoes Fri 22-Apr-16 21:11:54

I have a Vax cordless and the hand held part comes off to hoover settees etc. I didn't expect much from it but it is great on hard floors for crumbs and dog hairs. It's also fine for carpets. It keeps a good charge.

I bought it from the Vax discount site and found all the info on the Money Saving Expert site. Worth a look, it was a great bargain!

Muddlewitch Fri 22-Apr-16 21:48:51

I've got the Argos one that is about £20 and it's rubbish. Picks up about two crumbs before getting blocked, it is easier and quicker to get the Hoover out or sweep than keep unblocking it. So don't get that one!

NeverNic Fri 22-Apr-16 22:46:47

Equally dont bother getting the lidl one. Doesn't charge properly, can't cope with hair and cuts out if the bits are too heavy. I'm taking it back for a refund. Not fit for purpose.

abigboydidit Sat 23-Apr-16 09:37:51

Okay. Sounds like cheaper is fine as long as stick with a known brand? Off to check the reviews on Amazon..

Chloe94 Sat 23-Apr-16 15:46:40

Honestly I'd get the Dyson I got mine when it was on offer for 199 and I couldn't be without it now. I'd never use it as my only hoover, I have a Dyson ball but it's great for inbetween cleans end crumbs! Does a very good job I don't think any others could be better or as good for a cheaper price smile

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sat 23-Apr-16 15:51:48

I've got two different black and decker ones. They are brill and I love them

TheLittleMe Sun 24-Apr-16 15:01:46

I've got a black and decker one which is amazing! Use it probably 5 times a day!

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