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RHCHS1001

Russell Hobbs RHCHS1001

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£34.98

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450W
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£62
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Jul 2015
A very economical to run and low cost 450W cylinder vacuum, with great user reviews and an extremely light 1.5kg weight

84

RHCV3001

Russell Hobbs RHCV3001

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£49.00

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£63
Over 10 years
Mar 2016
A low cost and very economical to run 800W cylinder vacuum, with good features

83

RHCV2103

Russell Hobbs RHCV2103

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£65.00

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£59
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Jul 2015
An affordable and very economical to run 800W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with good features

83

RHCHS5002

Russell Hobbs RHCHS5002

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£39.99

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£62
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Aug 2015
An affordable and very economical to run 450W handheld vacuum, with good features and one of the lightest weights available

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RHCV35PK04

Russell Hobbs RHCV35PK04

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£41.99

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900W
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£220
Over 10 years
Feb 2016
A low cost but 2 year old 900W drum vacuum, with average running costs and good features

81

RHBCV2502

Russell Hobbs RHBCV2502

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£44.97

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£63
Over 10 years
Sep 2015
A very economical to run and amazingly cheap 700W cylinder vacuum, with good features

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RHCV2002

Russell Hobbs RHCV2002

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£53.97

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£79
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A best selling and bargain price 900W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with low running costs and good features

81

RHSV1601

Russell Hobbs RHSV1601

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£49.50

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A staggeringly light weight and phenomenally cheap upright dry vacuum, with good features

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RHHS2201

Russell Hobbs RHHS2201

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£95.00

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A top-value but moderately out of date upright dry vacuum cleaner, with good features and one of the lightest weights available

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RHHS2202

Russell Hobbs RHHS2202

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£59.99

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A top-value but 2 year old handheld dry vacuum, with good features and a breathtakingly light 1.4kg weight

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RHBV1001

Russell Hobbs RHBV1001

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£47.99

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£98
Over 10 years
Aug 2015
A low cost but moderately out of date 400W handheld vacuum, with low running costs and a phenomenally light 1kg weight

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RHUV2004

Russell Hobbs RHUV2004

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£54.99

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£62
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Jul 2015
A very popular and affordable 700W upright vacuum, with good features and very low running costs

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RHCC5001

Russell Hobbs RHCC5001

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£74.99

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£150
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A good value for money but 2 year old 600W upright vacuum cleaner, with low running costs but only middle of the road features

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RHSV2901

Russell Hobbs RHSV2901

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A good spec but 2 year old upright dry vacuum, with an extremely light 3kg weight but representing only moderate value for money

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RHSV1801

Russell Hobbs RHSV1801

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat are the difference between upright, cylinder and drum vacuum cleaners?
AUpright vacuum cleaners are the traditional models, pushed from the top. Cylinder/drum vacuums are both smaller and squatter, and use a long flexible hose to give a far greater degree of flexibility when hoovering.
QWhat is the benefit of a cordless vacuum?
AA cordless vacuum cleaner offers far greater flexibility, and you no longer have to worry about getting the cord tangled around furniture. On the downside, they tend to have a limited battery life, and so need to be recharged often.
QWhat is a robot vacuum cleaner?
AA robot vacuum cleaner is an autonomous vacuum cleaner that moves around the house while you're not there, cleaning the floor for you. They 'learn' the best routes, and what furniture is where, so become more efficient with time. They tend to be very expensive, but save you a lot of effort!
QWhat is the difference between wet and dry vacuums?
AWet vacuum cleaners combine the benefits of a standard vacuum with that of a steam cleaner, allowing the appliance to handle numerous different types of cleaning.
QHow does the power (wattage) of a vacuum cleaner affect it's performance?
AWattage is directly related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner, and therefore how efficient it is at cleaning. Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the better the appliance will suck up dirt and grime.
QWhy do some cordless vacuums not have power ratings?
ASome battery-powered vacuums are rated in 'air-watts' rather than standard watts. This doesn't have a direct comparison, so it makes it hard to measure the power of these vacuums against their corded cousins. Rest assured they will be powerful enough to clean your house thoroughly!

Vacuum Cleaner Buying Guide

There is a huge variety of vacuum cleaners available today. Buyers have a choice between upright and cylinder vacuum cleaners for average cleaning tasks and more specialised hoovers designed to pick up dog hairs or help allergy sufferers.

Finding the right vacuum cleaner may sound daunting but understanding what advantages and disadvantages the different technologies and features provide goes along way in finding the best hoover for your needs.

Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Upright vacuums are ideal for cleaning larger spaces and are particularly suited for cleaning carpeted areas. A rotating brush in the vacuum’s head combs the carpet to loosen dirt and dust. They are also very effective in picking up pet hair. Most models have a carpet height selector to adjust the cleaning head according to the carpet pile.

Uprights allow you to work in a comfortable position without the need to bed over a lot. They are ideal for those with lower back pain. Most models are very easy to manoeuvre and come with a set of tools for corners and stairs. Most upright vacuums are bagless as the bin is more accessible and easier to remove than in cylinder cleaners.

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Benefits:

Rotating brush bar helps to loosen dust & dirt
Less motor power required
Easy to store
Great for large areas
Ideal for carpets
More difficult to use on stairs
Cannot be used on upholstery
Larger & heavier

Cylinder Vacuum Cleaners

Cylinder vacuum cleaners are usually smaller and lighter than uprights and therefore easier to move around. They are ideal for smaller spaces and the flexible hose and removable head let you clean corners and hard to reach spaces with ease. Because the distance between the cleaning head and dust bag is longer compared to upright vacuum cleaners, cylinder cleaners require a higher motor power in order to generate the same amount of suction.

Cylinder cleaners can be bagged or bagless. Bagless cleaners will be slightly more expensive but will save you money in the long run.

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Benefits:

Cheaper
Well suited for smaller spaces
Smaller and lighter
Can be used on upholstery & stairs
Ideal for hard floors
Requires higher motor power
Less suitable for carpets
Smaller dust capacity

Wet & Dry Cleaners

Usually aimed for use in workshops, garages and environments that can get dirtier than the average household, wet & dry vacuum cleaners are robust and can handle a variety of cleaning tasks. They can hoover up sawdust, leaves, wet mud and even water.

Wet & dry vacuums are available from a number of manufacturers like Karcher, Vax, deWalt and Bosch. These multi-purpose vacuum cleaners have a robust construction and a large container volume. Filters can usually be washed and tools and accessories are stored within the industrial vacuum cleaners.

Bagged vs. Bagless Vacuum Cleaners

Since James Dyson invented the cyclone bagless vanccum cleaner, bagless models have become more and more popular. The dust bin can be emptied easily when full. There is no need to purchase bags, which is also more environmentally friendly and cost effective over time. Most upright vacuums are now bagless.

Filters may be replaced and cleaned after extended periods, but this is easier and cheaper than re-purchasing bags at regular intervals. Bagless vacuums don’t suffer from reduced suction, which can be a problem with bags as they fill up.

Some people prefer vacuum cleaners with bags is because there is less potential for dust accidentally being released into the air when emptying it. More care needs to be taken with bagless cleaners and the dust bin should also be washed regularly.

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Filters

A vacuum cleaner’s filtration system makes sure that the potentially harmful particles that get sucked up are removed from the air before it is expelled from the machine. Due to the large volumes of air a hoover sucks in, all the bacteria, fungal spores and other allergens that are being sucked up will create an indoor health hazard, which is quickly spread around the whole property unless the air is cleaned effectively.

Even if the air expelled from a machine looks clean, it might contain millions of microscopic particles that can transmit disease and cause allergies. Vacuum cleaners filter the air in several stages in an attempt to trap dust, hair and other particles. The number of stages can vary between 3 and 7, although this does not indicate how effective a hoover is a trapping unwanted particles.

Micro filtration usually refers to hoovers with at least 4 levels of filtration. It is important to remember that the number of stages advertised does not indicate the vacuum cleaner’s effectiveness at removing small particles from the air.

A ‘HEPA’ (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter removes at least 99.97% of particles which are 0.3 Micons or bigger from the air. Bacteria are between 1-10 Micons in size, so the exhaust air of a HEPA vacuum cleaner is considered biologically clean. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are specifically designed to reduce the number of microscopic particles emitted when hovering, making them ideal for people suffering from allergies and asthma. Some HEPA vacuum cleaners are approved by the British Allergy Foundation.

Normal stage, HEPA and charcoal filters need to be changed after a certain period of time to ensure they remain effective. However there also exist lifetime filters are designed to last as long as the vacuum cleaner, eliminating the need to change filters.

Cleaning Efficiency

In a drive to ensure greater energy efficiency, the EU banned vacuum cleaners with a motor power above 1600W in 2014.

It is important that a vacuum cleaner’s power rating is not the only factor affecting the amount of suction it produces.

Less powerful models regularly outperform those with a higher power rating. Design, how full the bag is and how often filters are cleaned all contribute to how good a vacuum clear is at its job.

Look out for independent reviews that measure a vacuum cleaner’s suction power in relation to how full the dust bag or container is to get a better understanding of the suction power it produces.

New EU labelling regulations also mean manufacturers like Dyson, Hoover, Bosch and Samsung now need to display the effectiveness of their products across seven different categories including energy efficiency, dust pick-up performance on hard floors and carpets, and dust re-emission.

Attachments & Accessories

Most vacuum cleaners come with a number of accessories to clean upholstery and to reach narrow spaces and corners. Some models car store accessories inside the vacuum cleaner while some cylinder models have a holder attached to the telescopic tube.

Pet accessories

Pet hair can be difficult to remove from carpets are upholstery. To make cleaning after your furry friends easier, pet models are specifically designed to make lifting cat and dog hair easier.

Pet vacuum cleaners come with cleaning heads that include rotating brush bars, sometimes called power tools. They also use strong suction power to tackle even the most stubborn hair.

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Other Considerations

Capacity

If you have a large home, you might want to choose a vacuum cleaner with a larger capacity. This allows you to clean more of your home before needing to be emptied. But keep in mind that a larger capacity also means the vacuum cleaner is bigger, heavier and more difficult to manoeuvre.

Cable Length

A longer cable makes cleaning easier as you won’t need to switch plugs as often. Check the cable length of a vacuum cleaner before buying, as there can be significant variations between models. If you want to avoid the hassle of having a cable altogether, consider a battery powered vacuum cleaner. They can be a great alternative, especially if your home is relatively small.

Noise Level

Larger vacuum cleaners and particularly uprights can get quite noisy as their motors work extremely hard. It’s worth checking the operating noise level before buying to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

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Russell Hobbs Vacuum Prices

In total we found 15 Russell Hobbs vacuums ranging from £33 to £100. On average, a new Russell Hobbs vacuum costs £60 and 80% of Russell Hobbs vacuums are priced between £42 and £95. The Russell Hobbs RHCHS1001 is the cheapest Russell Hobbs vacuum at only £34, and Russell Hobbs RHSV1801 is the most expensive at £100.

Price Range of Russell Hobbs Vacuum Cleaners

The average price of Russell Hobbs vacuums is £60 which is the 73rd highest average price of all vacuum cleaner brands. Russell Hobbs vacuums start at £34 and the most expensive Russell Hobbs vacuum cleaner costs £100.

Average Rating of Russell Hobbs Vacuum Cleaners

We have analysed 279 expert reviews and 47,881 user reviews for vacuum cleaners from across the internet and used this data to calculate an average rating for vacuum cleaners of 64%. This makes Russell Hobbs the 37th best rated vacuum brand.

How Fast Do Russell Hobbs Vacuum Cleaner Prices Drop After Release?

Russell Hobbs vacuum cleaners tend to depreciate faster than most vacuum cleaners. Most vacuum cleaners drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. On average Russell Hobbs vacuums drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release. That means a saving of £7 on a typical £178 new Russell Hobbs vacuum if you wait 6 months before buying.