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Compare the 10 Best Viper Vacuum CleanersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 19 January 2018)

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DSU 10

Viper DSU 10

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£70.00

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1,000W
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£80
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A fully featured but 2 year old 1,000W cylinder vacuum, with low running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money

74

DSU 15

Viper DSU 15

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£139.99

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£91
Over 10 years
Oct 2015
A fully featured but moderately out of date 1,200W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money

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DSU 12

Viper DSU 12

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£85.00

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£87
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old 1,200W cylinder vacuum cleaner, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money

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LSU395

Viper LSU395

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£418.80

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£740
Over 10 years
Mar 2017
A good spec and new 3,000W drum vacuum cleaner, with OK running costs but representing only moderate value for money

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Einhell TH-VC 1930 SA
Einhell
TH-VC 1930 SA
£98.99
£41 cheaper
2.4kg lighter
VS
Viper DSU 15
Viper
DSU 15
£139.99
81% cheaper to
run over five
years
Miele Classic C1 PowerLine
Miele
Classic C1 PowerLine
£140.00
250g lighter
VS
Viper DSU 15
Viper
DSU 15
£139.99
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
27% cheaper to
run over five
years
Viper DSU 10
Viper
DSU 10
£70.00
77% cheaper to
run
VS
Hoover FM144B2
Hoover
FM144B2
£39.99
£30 cheaper
Vastly lighter
Viper DSU 12
Viper
DSU 12
£85.00
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VAX CCQSASV1P1
VAX
CCQSASV1P1
£75.00
£10 cheaper
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Viper DSU 12
Viper
DSU 12
£85.00
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by £281 over
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Polti
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£79.99
£5 cheaper
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Numatic
James Hoover JVP180-A1
£99.98
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Viper DSU 12
Viper
DSU 12
£85.00
£15 cheaper
1% lighter
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Viper
DSU 10
£70.00
Better energy
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rating
30% cheaper to
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Bestron
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3.9kg lighter
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Viper
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£139.99
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£105.74
£34 cheaper
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£85.00
£135 cheaper
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Electrolux
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£219.74
Energy
efficiency
rating is
better
32% cheaper to
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years
Viper DSU 15
Viper
DSU 15
£139.99
£29 cheaper
170g lighter
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Electrolux
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£169.18
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by £41 over
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Energy
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AquaVac Boxter 20 S
AquaVac
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£56.91
£83 cheaper
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Viper DSU 15
Viper
DSU 15
£139.99
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Zelmer
ZVC545AP
£153.39
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£85.00
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£103.51
£36 cheaper
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Viper DSU 15
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DSU 15
£139.99
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Einhell TH-VC 1815
Einhell
TH-VC 1815
£51.99
£88 cheaper
A lot lighter
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Viper DSU 15
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DSU 15
£139.99
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by £215 over
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Einhell
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£54.04
£86 cheaper
Slightly
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Viper DSU 15
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DSU 15
£139.99
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years
Viper LSU395
Viper
LSU395
£418.80
£102 cheaper
Hugely lighter
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£520.65
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by £669.41
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Viper
DSU 10
£70.00
74% cheaper to
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Einhell
TC-VC 1812 S
£39.99
£30 cheaper
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Viper
LSU395
£418.80
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Dyson
Ball Multi Floor
£184.13
£235 cheaper
£669.41
cheaper to run
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Dyson
V6
£119.99
2x lighter
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Viper DSU 10
Viper
DSU 10
£70.00
£50 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £6 over
five years
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Viper
DSU 15
£139.99
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by £215 over
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£39.99
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77% lighter

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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Viper Vacuum Prices

Viper vacuums range in price from £70 to £419 and in total we found prices for 4 Viper vacuums. On average, a new Viper vacuum cleaner costs £178 and 80% of Viper vacuum cleaners are priced between £70 and £419. The cheapest Viper vacuum that we found is the Viper DSU 10 at only £70, and the most expensive is the Viper LSU395 at £419.

Price Range of Viper Vacuum Cleaners

Viper vacuums start at £70 and the most expensive Viper vacuum cleaner costs £419. The 20th highest average vacuum cleaner price out of all brands is Viper vacuums with an average price of £178.

Vacuum Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 283 expert reviews and 53,730 user reviews for vacuums and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of vacuum cleaner.

When Are Most New Viper Vacuums Released?

Last year most new Viper vacuum cleaners were released in March, with one new Viper vacuum cleaners released that month.

How Fast Do Viper Vacuum Prices Drop After Release?

Most vacuums drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release, however Viper vacuums tend to depreciate slower. New Viper vacuum cleaners drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical Viper vacuum costing £172 you could save on average £1 by waiting 6 months before buying.