CHOICE have put the brands to the test and shared which vacuums aren’t worth wasting your money on.

During their testing they found barrel and upright vacuum cleaners are the best option for thorough carpet and floor cleaning.

Not suprisingly, they also found a handful of duds that just don’t suck as hard as they should, including a Dyson that costs $849.

Here are the models they recommend you avoid

Kmart Anko 2400W Bagless Vacuum SL163E
Price: $95
CHOICE Expert Rating: 60%
Cleaning performance score: 50%
Ease of use score: 72%

This model delivers only mediocre suck for your buck, is noisy and the bin is messy to remove.

Kmart Anko 2200W Bagless Vacuum SL157C
Price: $69
CHOICE Expert Rating: 62%
Cleaning performance score: 59%
Ease of use score: 73%

It’s difficult to push and pull across carpet and is just OK at navigating corners and edges. And if you have pets, be warned: its pet hair removal score was just 50%.

Bissell PowerForce Helix 2111F
Price: $179
CHOICE Expert Rating: 63%
Cleaning performance score: 67%
Ease of use score: 61%

It’s a hard slog to push it over carpet and is borderline at removing pet hair.

Electrolux Ease C4 Animal EC41-ANIM
Price: $249
CHOICE Expert Rating: 63%
Cleaning performance score: 53%
Ease of use score: 79%

This model comes complete with an irritating high-pitch noise, so if your aim is to make housework less annoying, stay away.

It also has no onboard storage for accessories, is messy to clean, and does a merely satisfactory job on a quick carpet clean.

Vax Performance VX75
Price: $199
CHOICE Expert Rating: 63%
Cleaning performance score: 56%
Ease of use score: 76%

This model is noisier than city traffic, doesn’t cut it on corners and edges and makes a poor effort on quick carpet cleaning.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Absolute
Price: $849
CHOICE Expert rating: 65%
Cleaning performance score: 47%
Ease of use score: 79%

The second-most expensive model scored just 65% – a similar score to other vacuums that cost less than half the price. It had the lowest cleaning performance score (47%) of all the models we tested.

You can find out more on the test results HERE.

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