Top 7 Vacuum Cleaners for Growing Families

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Are you tired of having to chase your growing family around, vac in hand, cleaning up after them? It might be time to invest in a more powerful and reliable vacuum cleaner to make your life easier and keep your floors dust-free and sparkling.

Whether it’s a cordless vacuum to save endlessly running up and downstairs, or a robot vacuum cleaner to handle everything for you, we’ve got all of the top vacuum cleaner picks for growing families here.

Best of Both Worlds- Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Anti-Hair Wrap

Price- £349.00

Weight- 7kg

With Shark's DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Anti-Hair Wrap, you get the power of a bulky upright vacuum cleaner with the convenience of the handheld option to carry it around the house. It's surprisingly quiet compared to many of the powerful vacuum cleaners out there, so perfect for a quick runaround during nap time!

The vac's 2-in-1 cylinder lifts away to make a handheld that can still handle carpets and tough surfaces easily. If you're looking for a plug-in vacuum's power and high performance, then the Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Anti-Hair Wrap might be the one for you.

Best for Pet Owners- VAX Air Stretch Pet Max

Price- £119.99

Weight- 4.9kg

With a 17-metre cord reach, this vacuum cleaner is one of the longest-stretching corded models out there. It can easily cover any stairs in your home, so no more running up and down to switch the plug!

Unlike many of the more sleek and compact models, the VAX Air Stretch Pet Max has a full-size capacity bin, meaning that you can clean for much longer without having to empty the cylinder.

If you have pets living in your household that shed a lot of hair, the VAX Air Stretch Pet Max is amazing at lifting pet hair out of carpets and soft furnishings. The cleaning radius for this model is also particularly big compared to similar vacuum cleaners, so it's more convenient to get the whole house done quickly.

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Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner- Eufy RoboVac G30

Price- £299.99

Weight- 2.5kg

As a new parent, finding time in the day to get around to cleaning can be difficult. If you're struggling to keep up with vacuuming the house, why not enlist the help of a RoboVac and take one job off your never-ending to-do list?

Eufy's RoboVac G30 is an affordable, quiet robot vacuum, and they're one of the best-known names in the robotic cleaning industry. It has a 100-minute run time, plenty of time to cover one house floor, and navigates its way back to the charging base when it's low on power. Pretty clever!

It's also intelligent enough not to fall down the stairs, and while it doesn't have an app to set up a floor map, it comes with a remote control so you can get it to focus on specific areas. If you've never tried a robot vacuum and want to see if it's worth it without breaking the bank, the Eufy RoboVac 11S is a great fit.

Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Dyson V12 Absolute

Price- £459.99

Weight- 2.2kg

If you consider yourself a tech-savvy cleaner, or you really want to see how much of a mess your kids and family make around the house, the Dyson V12 Absolute is the vacuum cleaner for you. It has some of the most advanced technology and a built-in sensor that adjusts the suction power depending on the dust particles it detects.

The 60-minute run time is considerably longer than other lightweight cordless options, and the no-touch release of the cylinder keeps the whole cleaning process mess-free.

Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaner- Shark Classic Handheld Pet Vacuum 

Price- £79.99

Weight- 1.39kg

Are you looking to add a handheld vacuum cleaner to your supply cupboard without buying a whole new model with this as an option? The Shark Classic Handheld Pet Vacuum is an affordable alternative. 

Add to your collection for only £60, and the 1.3kg vac will make your life easier. It comes with three different attachments perfect for different materials and spills. While the suction isn't technically the strongest out there, the suction technology means you can clean up even bulky debris without clogging the cleaner.

Best Value Vacuum Cleaner- Beko PowerClean™ Cordless Vacuum Cleaner  

Price- £199.99

Weight- 2.8kg

If your growing family’s mess leaves you looking for a new vacuum cleaner, but you need one that won't break the bank, Beko is the one for you. Their award-winning PowerClean™ Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is reasonably priced without compromising on any of the functionality and versatility that busy family life needs.

Beko’s ActiFlex™ function lets the nozzle glide under furniture, giving you a more complete clean with minimal effort. Unlike many models, the PowerClean is a self-stand vacuum cleaner, so if you need to walk away to tend to your little one mid-cleaning session, you can easily pick up from where you left off without having to think about readjusting it.

Best Multi-Surface Cleaner- Bissell Crosswave Cordless Max

Price- £399.99

Weight- 5.22 kg

If your vacuum cleaner isn’t cutting the range of spills your growing family is leaving around the house, it might be time to upgrade to a milt-surface cleaner. Bissell's Crosswave Cordless Max is designed to tackle everything from spilt milk and coffee to cereal spillages and muddy footprints left by family and pets.

It vacuums, washes, and dries simultaneously, perfect for surface rugs and hard floors. The model's easy-to-empty tank strainer separates the hair and other debris from the dirty water for easy disposal in the bin before pouring the dirty water away. Plus, unlike most multi-surface cleaners, this one’s light enough to even carry it up and down stairs to do your bathroom tiles!

*All prices correct at the time of publishing

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