Roomba vacuum cleaner review

iRobot Roomba Review

So, I'm a bit late to the Roomba party. They've been around for a good few years (and have led to the creation of this genius kitten video) but I've only recently got my hands on one. I got the opportunity last week to try out the latest model and being terribly lazy, I greeted the offer of a … [Read more...]

Cardboard vacuum cleaner? Neat idea


I'll be honest, I thought nothing could tear my love away from my darling Henry vacuum, but my mind may have just been changed by this new product from Vax. Student Jake Tyler designed the world's first cardboard vacuum cleaner as part of his final year degree project after working with Vax under … [Read more...]

The Dyson Groom Tool: Dog fur buster

Dyson Groom Tool

Dyson has announced a new tool for its vacuums, and it's focussed on our furry friends. The Dyson Groom Tool, which looks like a fancy dog brush (because it is), fits on the hose of most of the models in the Dyson range. To work it, you pop the Groom Tool on the hose, and comb it over your dog. … [Read more...]

Rowenta Air Force: Dork Review

Rowenta Air Force Vaccum cleaner

I have a long-term hatred for cleaning the house. As much as I envy those people with pristine, pet hair-free homes, I'd rather spend my Sunday afternoons on the sofa watching a boxset then fluttering around the place with Mr Sheen. Sadly, cleaning is a vital chore for those that don't yearn to be a … [Read more...]

Dyson City Wool + Wood DC26 review

Dyson City DC26

I've been using the Electrolux Intensity for many years now (here's a video of me talking about it back in 2007), and the simple fact is, it doesn't matter how great its suction is, how splendidly small it can be folded and how smart it looks, it's heavy, it can't do stairs, corners or cobwebs, and … [Read more...]

Dork Review: Black & Decker Flexi Hand Vac


I don't think I ever fully appreciated the charms of a handheld vacuum cleaner until I got sent a Dyson handheld to test a few years ago. The Dyson is long gone, sadly, killed in a flash flood in the cupboard under the sink after someone forgot to mention that the pipes had been … [Read more...]

Dork Review: Vax Kone

Vax Kone

Let's face it, if you're buying the Vax Kone handheld vacuum cleaner, you're not buying it because you think it might be have the best suckage on the market, or because you suspect it of being capable of great multi-surface cleaning action: you're buying it because you think it looks all pretty and … [Read more...]