Even though many people still use the phrase ‘to Hoover up’, these days it’s Dyson that dominates the vacuum cleaners market. And that’s despite often having a bigger price tag than many other brands. Miele is also a popular brand as is Vax, with many models providing a steam clean function. A lot of vacuums are bagless these days, which makes them much easier to empty and clean. For those with deeper pockets you can even splash out on a robotic vacuum cleaner that does all the hard work for you. Get more advice by clicking the Which? guide tab above.