An upright vacuum cleaner has a vertical dustbin. In contrast, a cylinder vacuum cleaner has an almost horizontally positioned dustbin. Unknown to some, these two styles of vacuum cleaners offer both advantages and disadvantages. You should base your overall choice on the area you will be vacuuming and your individual preferences.
A vacuum cleaner is probably the most expensive cleaning tool you will buy so it's important when choosing your next vacuum cleaner to make the right decision.
If you're confused about the difference between cylinder and upright vacuum cleaners or the benefits of bagged and bag less vacuum cleaners, our buying guide will help you choose the right vacuum cleaner for you.
The history of vacuum cleaners in the UK dates back to the early 1900s. Hubert Cecil Booth started the first vacuum cleaner company in the UK, known as the British Vacuum Cleaner Company. It wasn't long however before William Henry Hoover, who had already experienced success with his vacuum cleaners in America, made headway in the vacuum cleaners market in the UK and overtook Booth.