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Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw has been a professional reviewer for 30 years, starting his career critiquing PC games and rapidly expanding his horizons into all types of computer hardware and software. Since then he’s worked for a broad selection of print magazines and websites, as a writer and editor, both on staff and as a freelancer. Nowadays he applies his well-honed critical eye to reviewing a wide range of products, from vacuum cleaners to printers.

Recent articles by Andy Shaw

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The best vacuum cleaners you can buy in 2024
Vacuum cleaners

Looking to keep your floors and carpets dust and dirt-free? Check out our guide to the finest vacuum cleaners from handhelds to Henry

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Best robot vacuum 2024: Tried and tested automatic cleaners
Robot vacuum cleaners

Our experts have tested and picked their favourite robot cleaners for vacuuming and mopping throughout the home

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The best vacuums for dealing with pet hair
Vacuum cleaners

If you share your home with a furry friend or two, you will need a pet-friendly vacuum cleaner, but which is best for you?

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The best carpet cleaners to buy
Home appliances

Learn how to choose the best carpet cleaner with our handy buying guide and bite-size reviews

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The best budget cordless vacuum cleaners to buy
Vacuum cleaners

You don’t have to spend a bomb to grab a decent cordless vacuum – the best budget models are great cleaners, too

The best handheld vacuum cleaners
Vacuum cleaners

Don’t let mess cause you stress, with our pick of the best handheld vacuum cleaners for tackling simple spillages in seconds

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The best hard floor cleaners to buy in 2024
Cleaning

Ditch the mop and bucket and give your floors a real clean with our favourite hard floor cleaners

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Shark HydroVac WD210UK review: An effective cordless cleaner
Vacuum cleaners

The Shark HydroVac Cordless Hard Floor Cleaner WD210UK removes spills and dried-on stains from hard floor but some messes prove beyond it

330 inc VAT
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The best robot vacuum for pet hair
Robot vacuum cleaners

Getting rid of shedded hair and mucky paw prints needn’t be a chore with one of these handy automated home-helpers

The best Dyson vacuum cleaners
Vacuum cleaners

A look at the best Dyson vacuum cleaners, from cordless sticks to corded uprights