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Experts at Australian consumer organisation CHOICE have examined five top cleaning products and uncovered those which live up to the hype.
The watchdog tested two top name appliances and three cleaning solutions including a budget-friendly bi-carbonate soda and white vinegar mix.
Results - Dyson - Stick - Vacuum - Cleaner
The results reveal a Dyson stick vacuum cleaner is worth the investment while others didn't perform as well as expected.
Over the past few years, Dyson vacuum cleaners have earned a name as a top performing product.
Sales - Data - Brand - Amount - Vacuum
Sales figures back this up too, with data showing the brand consistently sell the most amount of vacuum cleaners in Australia.
CHOICE experts said they’d tested Dyson's barrel and upright vacuums and found these appliances often received good scores overall for performance.
Appliances - Carpet - Cleaning - Tests - Brands
However, it said the appliances weren't recommended as they often scored low in carpet cleaning tests when compared to other brands.
The consumer organisation's recent report said it rated Dyson's stick vacuum cleaners and considered these worth the investment. It added current and former models had both performed well in a number of tests.
IRobot - Roomba - Reviews - CHOICE - Appliance
The iRobot Roomba comes with mixed reviews from CHOICE who said it wasn't convinced the $1,499 appliance lives up to the hype.
The organisation tested a number of Roomba models (637, 980, 690, 890, 670 and E5) and found while these performed well on hard floors, they didn't clean carpet as well.
Report - Performance - Problems - Roomba - Majority
The report said performance problems weren't limited to the Roomba as the majority of robot vacuums its tested performed just as poorly or even worse.
CHOICE noted there had been improvements made to these appliances, saying it had recently a tested model which earned a score of 71 per cent for its ability to lift dirt.
Cleaning - Doubt - Solution - Bicarbonate - Soda
If you're a cleaning fanatic, no doubt you've tried a natural solution of bicarbonate soda and white vinegar.
While both are inexpensive, bicarb soda costs $2.60...
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