Which? has just published a report on vacuum cleaners. Interesting to see that they don’t rate uprights or bagless. In fact their best four buys are all made by Miele, including a nifty one called the Cat and Dog TT5000 which is specifically designed for pet hairs. They don’t much like Dysons and they dismiss that old builder’s favourite, the Henry.
But what’s just as interesting is the prices these cleaners come in at. Most of them cost between £150 and £200. Anything badged Dyson sells for more than £200 and often more than £300. Of the 83 they test, there are a dozen or so that sell for under £100.
What they don’t test is the one I saw (and bought) in Tesco the other day (pictured here). The Tesco VC406 costs just £30. In the interests of research (honest) I have just had a go with it. Not the smoothest suck you will ever come across but, at £30, who’s counting. How do they do that?