Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of some of the questions we get asked most often. The answers to most can be found elsewhere on the site so we’ll aim to give you a quick overview and then point you to the relevant pages on the site. If you have any ideas for other questions you think readers would find helpful please get in touch and we’ll do our best to add these.

What to look for in a vacuum cleaner?

This is one of the questions we are asked most often so we created our detailed buying guides to cover all the key points. You can find the overview here and you’ll also find links to the individual sub-categories on that page.

Which vacuum cleaner has the best suction?

Since the introduction of the new EU product labelling requirements in September 2014 manufacturers now need to state the effectiveness of their products at picking up dust from both carpeted and hard floors. This means that you can compare different products to see which has best suction. Take a look at the screenshot from ao.com’s website below to see how this info is displayed. In each case A is the highest level achievable and G is lowest.

Picture of ao.com's specs for new vacuums

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