6 great vacuum cleaners that beat the EU ban

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From September, new EU regulations mean a ban on the import and manufacture of vacuum cleaners with motor power above 1600 watts. You can still buy them until current stock runs out, but what after that?

Never fear, a Which? report confirms that ‘a large motor size does not guarantee impressive action’ and goes on to say ‘Our independent testing has found many Best Buy vacuums under 1600 watts, proving that clever engineering and a well-designed floorhead are equally, if not more important, than a powerful motor.’

With that in mind, we searched eBay to bring you 6 of the best performing vacuums under 1600 watts.
Lisa Patton, Home and Garden

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Best cylinder - Dyson

This Dyson bagless cylinder vacuum cleaner uses patented Root Cyclone technology to benefit from no loss of suction - perfect for removing pet hair and embedded dirt. It expels cleaner air, making it both hygienic and efficient.

eBay recommends: Dyson DC19DB 
Price: £199.99

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Best value cylinder - Hoover

With its powerful multi cyclonic performance and HEPA filtration, this nifty hoover is efficient, light and easy to use on floors, carpets and upholstery.

eBay recommends: Hoover Curve Bagless
Price: £69.99
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Best upright - Dyson

This full-size Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner engineered for high dust and dirt removal across every floor type. It also comes with a mattress tool to remove dirt and allergens from mattresses and upholstery.

eBay recommends: Dyson DC25
Price: £219.99
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Best value upright - Vax

This powerful bagless upright has great suction power, and is very easy to use and maintain. With HEPA filtration, it removes dust particles, allergens & pollen for a healthier home. It's also very lightweight at only 4.7kg.
eBay recommends: Vax U88-W1-B
Price: £44.99
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Best canister - Henry

Henry has survived the EU ban! This pro brings with him a 10m power cable and 9L drum capacity, keeping you cleaning for longer. When he’s finished Henry packs away nicely with on-board wand and floor-tool storage. 
eBay recommends: Henry HVR200-A2
Price: £109.00

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Best compact - Argos Value

This compact bagless cylinder cleaner from the Argos Value Range is ideal for keeping your carpets clean and dirt free.
Lightweight and complete with a stretch hose and crevice tool - it makes reaching those awkward places a breeze.
eBay recommends: Argos VC04
Price: £24.99
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