5LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05: An LG employee demonstrates the new CordZero cordless stick vacuum cleaner at the LG booth during CES 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 8 and features 3,800 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 165,000 attendees. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP
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"People are changing the way they vacuum," says George Block of Consumer.org.nz.
Sales of upright, cordless, broom-like machines are on the rise, as traditional pull-along, canister vacuum cleaners fall our of favour.
Stick vacuums are lightweight, super handy and can suck your wallet dry. But do they work, and which models get the Consumer tick of approval?
George Block has been testing a range of cordless stick vacuums and shares his findings.