The History of Hoover

Hoover are one of the biggest names in the vacuum cleaner world, with the company name actually being synonymous to the act of vacuum cleaning in some countries (the UK especially). Vacuum Valley takes a look back at the history of Hoover and how they have adapted to rise to the challenges of the competitive modern vacuum cleaner market.history-of-hoover [Read more…]

World’s Oldest Working Vacuum Cleaner

Back in 2012 a discovery was made – the oldest working vacuum cleaner known in existence in the world. The device was the American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner No. 4, found by one Harry Cox from Greater Manchester. And found is the key word; he found it in the scrap yard belonging to the family paper mill.


American Sturtevant vacuum cleaner No. 4

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Vacuum Cleaner Maintenance

Whilst vacuum cleaners are tools designed to help you keep your house clean, they themselves require regular cleaning and checks to ensure that they do not lose suction or become clogged. This article lists the steps you should follow to keep your vacuum cleaner in full working order.

Empty the dust collection cylinder/replace bag

An obvious but important task to keep your vacuum cleaner from becoming too full, as this will quickly reduce the suction that it can output. Dyson DC35 Cordless VacuumFor bagless vacuum cleaners we recommend emptying the collection cylinder after every use if possible. If your vacuum uses bags then you won’t want to do this, but do check that the bag isn’t full after each use otherwise you will see a huge deterioration in suction power. As a rough guideline we would recommend emptying the bag when it gets 2/3 full. [Read more…]

Should I go Cordless?

Cordless vacuum cleaners have soared in popularity in recent years thanks to technological advances that allow them to compete with all but the best mains powered vacuum cleaners. If you’re still trying to decide whether to make the jump to cordless, read our information below which details the pros and cons of cordless vacuum cleaners.

The Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Most people reading this will have had the experience of using a mains vacuum before, and probably understand the main limiting factor – the cord. Not only does this slow you down as you are forced to plug it into a different socket when you change rooms, but it can get caught on furniture or trip you up. Whilst handheld vacuum cleaners have been around for a long time, decent cordless replacements to the main household vacuum cleaner have been elusive until recently.Dyson DC35 Cordless Vacuum

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Upright or Cylinder Vacuum?


The first question you may ask yourself when choosing a vacuum cleaner is whether you want an upright or cylinder vacuum cleaner. Both of these have advantages and disadvantages that must be considered when deciding which is the best fit for your home. [Read more…]

Types of Vacuum Cleaner

There are many different types of vacuum cleaner designed for different purposes – perhaps more than you would think. Below is an introduction into the different types of vacuum cleaner available on the market today.

Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Types of vacuum cleaner - UprightThe upright vacuum cleaner is most popular in the USA and the UK. They normally use a spinning brush roll (also known as the beater bar) which brushes up dirt and dust out of carpets for a deep clean. There are two main types of upright vacuum cleaner: [Read more…]

Morphy Richards 732000 2 in 1 Cordless Vacuum Review

Morphy Richards 732000 Cordless VacuumMorphy Richards have been making household products since 1936, and with the 732000 2 in 1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner they have attempted to provide real value for money when it comes to buying a budget cordless vacuum. What sets the 732000 apart from other cordless vacuums is the detachable handheld vacuum. This gives the vacuum a versatility that even some more expensive cordless vacuum cleaners do not possess. This Morphy Richards 732000 review will look at how well this budget vacuum can compete. [Read more…]

Dyson Digital Slim DC35 Multi Floor Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dyson DC35 Cordless Vacuum The British company Dyson need little introduction after becoming a bit of a trend setter in the vacuum world. They were formed by James Dyson in 1993, and following the success of their cylinder vacuum cleaners have since ventured into other fields including fans, heaters and hand dryers.

The Dyson DC35 enters the market as a lightweight and versatile cordless vacuum cleaner, fulfilling the roles of both an upright and a handheld vacuum thanks to a detachable pipe. [Read more…]

Gtech AirRam Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Gtech AirRam Cordless VacuumThe British based Gtech have been in the vacuum industry for almost 15 years upon the writing of this review, and here they’ve come up with something which challenges the very best in the cordless vacuum world.

The Gtech AirRam Cordless Vacuum is a lightweight and manoeuvrable solution to your vacuuming needs. It is designed to match the power of mains vacuums, while giving you the freedom of life without cords. [Read more…]