Best cordless vacuum cleaner 2023: a variety of stick & upright vacs for every budget (2023)

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The best cordless vacuum cleaner is, for most peoples' purposes, now the best vac full-stop. They are bigger sellers than the corded ones and that's because people have realised the convenience and versatility of the best cordless vacs now outweighs worries about battery life.I've been using cordless vacs since the earliest Dyson efforts and I know that their cleaning power has really shot up in recent years. That has also naturally tended to make them bulkier but you can't have everything, and they are usually still lighter than practically all corded vacs.

So long as your home is a not a sprawling pile, lined throughout with deep pile carpet, the best cordless vacuums will not let you down in terms of battery life or suction. You can waft them about with such ease, without being hindered by the wire spooling out from the back of a bulky traditional vac.

There is a lot of choice out there, too. You can still go for one of thebest Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners– try our guide to thebest Dyson dealsif you seek a bargain – but there are numerous rivals for the title of best cordless vac. While many of these are Dyson-style stick vacs, there are also cordless models that take a different approach, such as the more upright-style Gtech AirRam Platinum and Lupe Pure.

If you want something with a cable attached, try our guide to thebest vacuum cleaners, as that's got a bit of everything.But if you really can’t be bothered to ‘hoover’ the floors yourself, why not just get abest robot vacto do it for you?

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1. Dyson V15 Detect Absolute

THE best cordless vacuum cleaner


Power: 230AW

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 2.84kgs

Dust capacity: 0.76 litres

Maximum run time: 5-60 minutes

Reasons to buy


Best ever cleaning performance


Laser headlight reveals all


Lightweight and easy to use

Reasons to avoid


Some slightly gimmicky bonus features

Dyson has refined its cordless vacuum formula yet again, and this is the T3 Award 2021 winning result. Cleaning power has been improved across all surfaces but the real headline improvement is the addition – finally – of a headlight. But in true Dyson fashion, it's no ordinary headlight. It's a laser mounted at an angle on the front of the hard-floor head and it reveals a borderline horrific amount of dirt and dust.

There's another excellent cleaning head for doing your carpets, although this 'High Torque' head does not contain a laser. Among the various smaller heads the pick is a powered one for doing upholstery that is almost totally resistant to getting tangled in long pet or human hairs.

Dyson really has thought of everything with this vacuum cleaner. It's the complete package, the best cordless vacuum cleaner in town, has now won a T3 Award two years running.

Read our full Dyson V15 Detect review

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2. Gtech AirRAM Platinum

Best cordless vac for outright convenience


Power: 22v

Power boost: No

Weight: 3.5kgs

Dust capacity: 0.80 litres

Run time: 60 mins

Reasons to buy


Impeccable performance


Easy to use & light in the hand


Superb bin system

Reasons to avoid


It can’t be used with any hand tools

It’s pure white, it stands up on its own and it vacuums like a trooper – the new Gtech AirRAM Platinum is available to buy right now so if you find cordless stick vacs a bit ungainly and you simply can’t take their weight in the hand for more than a few minutes at a time, the AirRAM Platinum is the vac for you.

This new model has some additional tech in the form of ‘Anti Hair Wrap Technology and innovative Forward Inertia Drive’, otherwise it’s very similar to the Gtech AirRAM Mk2 K9, only in a gorgeous white livery.

If you’ve never used one of these upright vacs before, you’ll be amazed at how well it performs on all types of flooring, even deep pile carpet. It’s a brilliant model for pet owners, too, because all the hair that’s collected is quite literally rammed into its transparent 0.8-litre bin which is then emptied with a quick slide of a lever, leaving nothing behind. If you’re fed up with sticking fingers in a vac bin to pull out clumps of hair, this model will impress you a lot.

Of course, the really good thing about a cordless vac of this nature is that all the weight of the motor and bin is on the floor so all you need to do is a bit of push and pull. It also stands up on its own and can even collapse to half its height for easy storage. It has great battery stamina, too – 60 minutes on a full charge.

The Gtech AirRAM Platinum doesn’t come with any tools, though you can use the supplied short handle to turn it into a stumpy version for cleaning the sofa or stairs. But when it comes to convenience and quick vacs around the home, it’s one of the best cordless models on the market.

Read our full Gtech AirRam Platinum review.

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3. SharkStratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro IZ420UKT

Best Shark cordless vacuum –great with all species of hair


Power: 25.2v

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 4kgs

Dust capacity: 0.7 litres

Maximum run time: Up to 120 mins

Reasons to buy


Folds in half for easy storage


Brilliant features like tangle-free roller & LED headlamp


Excellent suction with articulating suction tube

Reasons to avoid


Battery not that efficient

Shark enjoys a significant presence in the vacuuming arena which is of no surprise given the general effectiveness of its products and the great prices. This new, very well engineered pet-specific model comes with a tranche of clever design flourishes, including automatic dust sensing, anti-odour technology and a folding main tube that allows the cleaning head to reach deep under beds, sofas, chairs and cupboards while making it easier to store under the stairs.

If you’re concerned about battery consumption then the good news is that this model comes with two, plus a charging station that accommodates both batteries at the same time. Shark states a combined running time of 120 minutes though that is measured in ‘Eco’ mode. It consumes far more juice when in ‘Boost’ mode so you may not get much past 20 minutes. On the plus side, this model features Clean Sense IQ which monitors the amount of dust moving passed its sensors, automatically ramping up or lowering the power accordingly.

Practically all cordless vacs of this nature site the motor housing and dust collector near the top just below the handle, and this of course adds extra weight on the wrist and forearm. This model is no different, but in its favour it does feel fairly light in the hand despite its bulkiness. The anti-allergen dust collector, meanwhile, is of reasonable size (0.7-litres) and super easy to empty without creating too much dust in the process.

One of the main selling points of this model and others in the Shark range is that it comes with Anti Hair Wrap tech that uses a series of prongs to prevent long hair and threads from wrapping around the cleaning roller; it works extremely well. And speaking of rollers, this one comes with two – a front mounted smooth nylon head for catching larger detritus and a combined rubber/brush roller behind it for deep cleaning on carpets.

The Shark Stratos defaults to the Clean Sense IQ when you turn it on and this is the setting you’ll likely use most since it adjusts suction power depending on the amount dust and dirt the sensors detect. The other two settings are ‘Eco’ which is ideal for lightly soiled hard floors and ‘Boost’ for carpets. This writer has two dogs and three cats and the ravenous Shark collected a remarkable amount of hair and other stuff I didn’t recognise after just a few sweeps. The steerable head – replete with LED headlights – was easy to manoeuvre, too, and surprisingly light to push around.

As is the case with all cordless vacs, the Shark comes with an assortment of tool attachments – motorised pet tool plus crevice and multi-surface tools and an accessory bag to hold them all – for detailed cleaning of stairs, pet beds, shelves and car interiors.

If you’re in the market for a very impressively specced, well designed and surprisingly quiet pet-specific cordless vac that truly sucks in the real sense of the word, then make a beeline for this efficient contender.

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4. Vax Blade 5 Dual Pet & Car

The flagship Vax Blade 5 is a sterling sucker


Power: 40v

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 3.85kg

Dust capacity: 0.7 litres

Maximum run time: 90 mins from two batteries

Reasons to buy


Exceptional cleaning power


Wide brush bar & LED headlight


Battery countdown in minutes

Reasons to avoid


Heavier than the Blade 4


Not cheap for a Vax

Vax’s brand new flagship cordless stick vac is a cut or two above its lower-priced sibling, the Blade 4. First, it comes with a wider and much deeper brush bar replete with tandem rollers – a soft towelling roller at the front for picking up larger debris and a stiff bristle one just behind it for collecting dust and pet hair. Vax calls it VersaClean Technology and this writer can vouch that its performance on both hard floors and carpet is outstanding. The addition of LED headlights makes it handy for vacuuming in dark areas of the home.

Unlike the Blade 4, the eco-packaged Blade 5 features dedicated buttons for hard floors and carpet and a new user interface comprising a small but bright LED monitor that tells you which mode you’re in and how much battery is available in minutes (the Blade 4 uses a less accurate bar system). Like the Blade 4 it also comes with a boost button that naturally draws quite a bit more power from the ONEPWR battery. Nevertheless, because this model comes with two 45-minute batteries, you should easily get about 90 minutes of use out of it, and that’s a massive benefit for anyone with a lot of rooms. Although the 0.7-litre dust bin is easy to eject for emptying, putting it back on again is a mite too fiddly if I’m honest.

You can also use this model as a handheld and in that respect it comes with all the tools you’ll ever need, including a Mini Motorised Pet Tool that is brilliant for cleaning dog hair off sofas, a 2-in-1 crevice tool with dusting brush attached and a handy tech tool with long, soft bristles for cleaning computer keyboards, the car’s dashboard area and around TV and Hi-Fi connections. It also ships with a 1.5-metre hose extension for getting the tools in tight places. True, at one kilo more than the Blade 4, the 5 does feel quite heavy when used as a handheld but you really won’t notice any extra weight when using it in stick configuration.

What you may notice is that your floors are suddenly much cleaner than they were before, and that’s testament to the Blade 5’s awesome suction, the better designed brush head and the vac’s ability to steer around furniture like a dodgem.

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5. Henry Quick

Best cordless vac for allergy sufferers


Power: 25.2v

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 3.2kg

Dust capacity: 1 litre

Maximum run time: 'Up to 70 minutes'

Reasons to buy


Clever dust-free bag-based system


Good running time


Great for allergy sufferers

Reasons to avoid


Difficult to attach and remove main brush head

The Henry Quick brings dust-free bin emptying to the table by dint of its clever disposable pod system. Simply load a pod – or dust bag as it is more commonly known – do your vacuuming and when it’s full, press the latch and, voila, the entire one-litre bag drops into the bin. No dust, no faffing about with your fingers to extricate pet hair, just simple, efficient emptying with zero dust in the air. The unit comes with 26 spare pods.

In the pantheon of cordless stick vacs, the Henry Quick is an extremely efficient vac for both hard floors and carpet. It’s also a doddle to use since it only has three buttons – on/off, a brush roller activation button and boost for extra dirty floors. However, we did struggle to remove the main brush head from the suction tube because of its extraordinarily tight fit.

At around £300, this is a great-value option, especially if you suffer from dust allergies. Yes, its robust plastics look a bit cheap when compared to, say, a Dyson, Vax or Shark but given Henry’s excellent reliability record – at least with the pull-along electric versions – we think this one should last quite a few years.

Read our full Henry Quick review

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6. Vax ONEPWR Blade 4

Best cheap cordless vacuum cleaner for pet lovers


Power: 40v

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 3.1kg

Dust capacity: 0.60 litres

Maximum run time: 'Up to 45 minutes'

Reasons to buy


Excellent floor cleaning


Much cheaper than a Dyson


Easy to empty bin with solid battery life

Reasons to avoid


Heavy & emits horrendous racket

This cordless model from Vax – also available as a Pet-specific model –is a lot cheaper than its new stable mate, the Blade 5 we review above.That’s because it has a smaller brush bar and not as much fancy tech. Nevertheless, despite the racket it makes, there is remarkably little to tell between the Blade 4 and, say, the Dyson V11 when it comes to cleaning power.The Blade 4’s antimicrobial brush bar is just 22cm in width so it will require a few more sweeps per session, but it picks up pet hair and everything else in between exceptionally well. If things get really hairy – like the dog bed, sofa or car seats – with this model you have an extra motorised pet tool to hand that genuinely makes an impression, removing pretty much all signs of canine life.

However, this model is less fun to use as a handheld – it feels cumbersome and not as well balanced as a Dyson. On the plus side, the 0.6-litre dust collector is of above average size for a cordless stick and the three-stage filtration system does a grand job of keeping dust and musty carpet smells to a minimum.

It's hard to declare a precise battery life for cordless vacs because of the varying real-world ways they get used, but the Blade 4 generally seems to last as long if not longer than the Dyson V11 in both Max Power and standard modes. That's particularly impressive given that, unlike any Dyson to date, the Blade 4 incorporates an LED headlight, which activates alongside the revolving brush bar and really helps with cleaning in dimly lit areas.

All in all, the Vax ONEPWR Blade 4 comes very highly recommended.

Read our full Vax ONEPWR Blade 4 review

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7. ROIDMI X300

Best cordless vac for comfort & raw suction power


Power: 207AW

Power boost: Yes

Dust capacity: 0.65 litres

Weight: 2.7kg

Maximum run time: 90 mins

Reasons to buy


Superb 90-minute run time


Huge suction power


Brilliant handle design with magnetic charging dock

Reasons to avoid


The bin’s fiddly to refit

ROIDMI swaggers into the cordless fray with a very decent new stick contender that’s very efficient and comfortable in the hand. Let’s start with the rounded lightweight handle. Where most cordless vac handles are quite angular and not especially comfortable in the hand, this one has a smooth, curvy profile that allows it to be held in different positions and vacuum the floor using a light-handed back-and-forth pendulum motion. It even has a slim finger-grip spacer on the handle for extra control.

Along with the ultra comfy handle and overall lightness (just 2.7kgs), the X300 is effortless to manoeuvre around furniture and it’s especially impressive at cleaning along skirting boards. The X300 has two main control buttons – one to switch it on using a slightly annoying two-second press, and the other is for ramping up the suction in three increments from low to high to max. Like most of the vacs here, the middle setting is the one to go for if you don’t want the battery to drain too quickly (a small LED screen on the handle displays real-time battery usage).

The ROIDMI X300 is fitted with a 25cm brush head (wider than many other models) comprising a velvet like roller with added nylon bristles for carpet use. It also features a bright light-sensitive LED headlamp for illuminating darker areas of the home. As to be expected, it ships with the usual cluster of detail tools, including a small motorised cleaning head for stairs and the bed, plus a crevice tool – with built in LED lamp no less – and a wide flat nozzle. This writer also likes the very simple wall-mounted magnetic charging base; simply mount the tiny plaque on the wall and rest the X300 against it.

We gave this one a good innings on a pet hair-strewn rug and a swathe of hard flooring and its roller brush and huge amount of suction power picked up pretty much everything we put in its path, including the entire contents of a toolbox. I jest, but this vac really does sport more suction power than most. However, the relatively small 0.65-litre bin did fill up quickly with pet hair and some of it got trapped behind the cylinder’s rubber flange so we had to remove the whole bin and attack the hair from the rear. No big deal, though it was a struggle clipping the bin back into place. In our tests we managed to eke out a full 85 minutes of serious vacuuming in its default standardmode and about 20 minutes when switching it to ‘max’.

With so many cordless vacuum brands flooding the market, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell them all apart. To be honest, they all perform very well even though some do require a few more floor passes than others. This model didn’t perform as well as the slightly cheaper Dyson V15 but it was more comfortable to use and much easier to charge.

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Deceptively potent cordless vacuum cleaner


Power: 450W

Power Boost: Yes

Weight: 2.8kgs

Dust capacity: 0.9 litres

Maximum run time: 45 min

Reasons to buy


Lots of suction


LCD display


Self standing with magnetic dock

Reasons to avoid


Quite a lot of plastic

The Beko PowerClean comes with plenty of bin capacity (0.9 litres), which is always a boon and not a frequent feature of cordless vacuums. It’s perfectly suited to hardwood floors and is able to get stuck into a variety of dust and detritus, including pet fur. You’ll get around 45 minutes from a full charge too, so it’s got plenty of get up and go.

Opt for the boost mode and you’ll get even more suction, although this does come at the cost of extra battery power. The good news is that there’s an LCD screen, which lets you keep tabs on how the battery is faring. Looking low? Simply stop, make a cup of tea and put the PowerClean on charge via the magnetic docking station.

This is a great all-rounder, which is well suited to a variety of homes and works surprisingly well on carpets. Again, this isn’t always a strong point of a cordless vacuum, but in the case of the Beko, it's a standout feature. You’ll also be impressed by the Shark-style ActiFlex functionality of the design which makes it easy to vacuum under beds without bending down and the brilliant fact that it can stand up on its own with having to be supported like most cordless stick vacs.

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9. Samsung Jet 90 Pro

The best Dyson clone ever


Power: 200W

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 2.8kgs

Dust capacity: 0.50 litres

Maximum run time: 6-60 minutes

Reasons to buy


Genuine corded vac replacement


Lots of useful tools


A handy stand too

Reasons to avoid


Not sure about that spinning mop head

Ever since Dyson started making a mint by selling premium cordless vacuum cleaners that could, in many homes, replace corded ones there have been two types of cordless vac. On the one hand, Dyson cordless vacs, and arrayed against them, vacs that are just like Dyson cordless vacs but not quite as good. Nearly always more affordable, and always somewhere between a bit crappier and a lot crappier. Now though? I'm not so sure.

Nearly all the other products in this list will do an excellent job as a 'Dyson alternative' but this Samsung one matches it in practically every way, and will almost certainly end up being cheaper.

You already get a lot for your money. The Jet 90 Pro comes with a proper stand to hold and recharge it when not in use – it's perhaps not as neat as the Dyson wall mount, but it's considerably more substantial, and you don't have to screw it in to a wall, which a lot of people will prefer. It also has attachments for 4 tools instead of the Dyson's endlessly irritating limit of two.

Then you get a revolving mop head for wet and dry cleaning of hard floors, a bendy attachment for going under beds and other furniture, a main suction tube that you can extend to the length of your choice – admittedly more useful for adjusting to your height or for storing away, rather than reaching up particularly high, but still a neat touch.

You also get all usual, Dyson-esque stuff, with an efficient HEPA filter and attachments for dusting and 'crevices' – does anyone actually use crevice tools? The battery life is between 6 minutes and 60 minutes, depending on which of its tools and three power settings you use, while a screen shows you what setting you're on, and how long you have left. All just like the V11 above, in fact.

The only minor failing of the Jet 90 Pro is it doesn't seem to clean quite as well as the Dyson –that's based on abstract tests such as sucking a pile of ricicles, as well the more general feeling gathered during day-to-day use. There's very little in it, though. I am not sure the mop head attachment spins quickly enough to be really effective, but again it certainly isn't bad – and Dyson doesn't even make such a thing, so it's a USP of sorts.

In summary, I still narrowly prefer the look and cleaning performance of the Dyson, which also has a bin that's slightly bigger and slightly easier to empty. The Dyson also handles better when used for dusting surfaces but again not by much. Actually it might just be that I'm more used to the Dyson. Samsung hasn't cut any corners with the Jet 90 Pro, and if you see it at the right price in the widgets above – ie: that bit cheaper than the Dyson V11 Absolute –I would not hesitate to recommend it.Make sure you check our Samsung discount codes to bag the best price.

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A great-value upright cordless for larger homes


Power: N/A

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 5.2kgs

Dust capacity: 1.5 litres

Maximum run time: 100 mins

Reasons to buy


Long running time


Large bin capacity


It comes with loads of tools

Reasons to avoid


Quite heavy to push with a short hose

This keenly-priced upright is an ideal choice for those who want a cordless vac that can stand up on its own instead of lying around in a jumble under the stairs. The Edge comes with a larger-than-average dustbin (1.5-litres) and two near full-width brushes (soft and bristle) that have been designed for all types of flooring, including deep pile carpet.

Although the grippy low-set rollers make it feel quite heavy when pushing it around, for an upright it’s actually pretty light in the hand – a good thing for anyone with stairs to climb. It also steers extremely well around obstacles and it has a front headlight upfront for sweeping in darker recesses of the home.

There are no clever automatic settings with this vac. Instead you have four simple mode choices: suction only, a gentle hard floor setting, a more robust carpet specific setting, and a boost function that ramps up the suction power quite considerably.

This vac is one of the best options here for larger houses because it comes with two batteries and each one is capable of keeping the motor running for up to 50 minutes at a time in standard hard floor or carpet mode. That’s a combined running time of around 100 minutes.

It also comes with a shedload of tools, including a pet-hair specific mini motorised brush head for dog beds and car seats. However, you may struggle to reach some elevated areas with the hand tools because the hose is quite short.

For the price, this is an excellent upright option that performs comendably well on all types of flooring. But it’s the larger bin and its ability to stand up on its own that really clinch the deal.

Read our full

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11. Halo Capsule

The best bagged cordless vacuum cleaner


Power: 32.4v

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 2.6kgs

Dust capacity: 1.6 litre

Maximum run time: 'Up to 60 minutes'

Reasons to buy


Excellent cleaning power


Comes with no fewer than 52 free bags!


Good bagged cordless option

Reasons to avoid


Somewhat rudimentary design

This British-made vac delivers similar cleaning power and innovation to its compatriots at Dyson – although Halo's styling and marketing budgets are clearly somewhat lower than Lord Dyson's stable.

This is for some reason made of carbon fibre, which seems to be the go-to design idea for brands with no aesthetic sense and a desire to seem high-tech. Unlike almost every other cordless vac it uses little tiny bags rather than being bagless, and the dirt collection area is not a cunningly designed capsule that pings out at the press of a button. Instead, it is held on by a clamp, a bit like something you'd take on a camping holiday circa 1978.

However, that all rather fades into insignificance when you clean floors with it, as it performs supremely well. The Halo Capsule is far cheaper than the Dyson V11 and it doesn't emit a horrific shrieking sound as works, unlike its budget rival Vax. On hard floors in particular, cleaning performance is comparable to both, as is overall battery life.

For cleaning spills, car interiors and surfaces as a handheld, the shape and weighting of it mean it's nowhere near as good as the Dyson or Vax. It also feels a bit ridiculous to be using bags in a vac in 2020. Still, given that Halo throws in no fewer than 52 of them with every purchase, you at least can't complain that the brand is milking you by selling its hardware cheap and its software expensive.

Read our full Halo Capsule review

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12. Gtech AirRam Mk 2 K9

Best affordable cordless upright vacuum for pet owners


Power: 22v

Power boost: No

Weight: 3.5kgs

Dust capacity: 0.80 litres

Run time: 40 mins

Reasons to buy


Exceptionally easy to use and store


Superb pet hair collector


Excellent run time

Reasons to avoid


Clearly a less versatile device

Taking a totally different approach to Dyson and co, the older AirRam Mk2 K9 – which is being superseded by the Platinum edition above – is a traditional upright vac, stripped down to the lightest, simplest form possible, yet still highly effective.

Its 22-volt Lithium Ion battery provides up to 40 minutes of vacuuming – enough charge for a two bedroom house – and although it takes about four hours to charge, that means you won't feel obliged to leave it habitually plugged in, as this writer does with both the Dyson v11 and V8.

The dirt collection system is one of the very best. All detritus is compressed into a cylindrical capsule positioned just behind the front roller brush. To clean, you just remove the 0.8-litre bin, flip it open above a dustbin and slide an ejector arm across to pop the compressed dirt out of the side. Being able to see how much it's picked up is a satisfying bonus.

If you're used to dragging a standard vac around, the AirRam Mk2 K9 is a revelation. It's so light to manoeuvre – all the weight’s at floor level – and the vertically adjustable handle articulates to the sides for literally 'steering' around corners. It can also go very low to the ground, to get under beds and other furnishings with legs.

Use the AirRam Mk2 K9 on a hard kitchen floor or a dog-hair strewn carpet and it will collect more dirt and hair than you'd think possible. It's at least as good as the Dyson v11 Absolute in this respect. And one thing it has that the v11 lacks is a bright LED headlamp, which is extremely useful – it's actually slightly chastening to see just how much dust is on the floor, when it's suddenly illuminated by a bright LED light.

The only surfaces the AirRam struggled with are thin rugs, as the fast-spinning rotary brush is positioned at a low, non adjustable height, it tends to suck them up into its maw. A lot of vacs do that, but the thing about the AirRam is it only has one power setting, so you can't really get around it

That small limitation aside, the AirRam Mk2 K9 is one of the very best at removing pet hair. It's quick, effortless and proficient for both quick shufties round the living room and full house jobs, and the small footprint and upright design mean it’s a doddle to store.

Of course the AirRam Mk2 K9's massive failing compared to the other vacs here is that it is just an upright, so you can forget about doing shelves, mantelpieces, behind the TV and up on the ceiling with it.However, if you invest in the cordless Gtech Multi handheld at the same time as the AirRam you do get a discount. The Multi is nowhere near as good as the Dyson V8 or V11 in handheld mode, but it's also by no means bad, and the bundle price is considerably less than the price of the V11 on its own.

If you want to embrace the very latest in Gtech tech, head straight to our review of the new AirRAM Platinum edition which is very similar to the K9, only with some newer onboard tech to make it even better.

Read our full Gtech AirRam Mk2 review

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13. Dyson V11 Absolute

Former best cordless vacuum cleaner, and still very good


Power: 28AW-185AW

Power boost: Yes

Weight: 2.97kg

Dust capacity: 0.76 litres

Maximum run time: About 20-60 mins depending on power setting

Reasons to buy


Replaces your corded vac


Doubles well enough as a handheld


More powerful and longer battery life than previous range-topper the V10

Reasons to avoid


Heftier than the old-but-still-great V8


Could be described as a tad pricey

This looks a great deal like the V10 but adds more suction, especially on carpet, better battery management and a power gauge that tells you when to start panicking because the battery is running out. A clock actually counts down, based on estimates determined primarily by what power mode you're using.

The good news is that, although you aren't likely to get more than 15 minutes of suck out of this if you only use the highest, 'Boost' setting, the 'Auto' mode, which adapts suction based on use conditions such as whether you're on carpet or hard floor, lasts a lot longer and is highly effective. The 'Eco' mode which can last for up to an hour, is also not bad at all.

For a mid-sized, modern-ish home with a mix of carpets and hard floors, I can't really think of how a vac could be better than the Dyson V11 Absolute.

Due to its size it's not as satisfying to use as a handheld (for shelves, surfaces, the car etc), as the older V8 but it works well enough when doing that. Also, the increased bulk is balanced by the fact it allows for much more suction power, and a bigger bin. Granted, the bin is still hardly gargantuan at 0.76 litres, but it's sufficiently easy to empty to make that a non-issue.

The 'Dyson premium' is well worth paying for the V11 Absolute. Sell your corded vac to contribute towards the cost. The cheaper V11 Animal, incidentally is excellent but alas, lacks the Absolute's High Torque head, which is one of the real killer features here. So you will have to go all in if you want the current state of the art in cordless vacuum cleaning.

Read our full Dyson V11 review

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14. Lupe Pure Cordless

A high powered upright that converts to a stick in a thrice


Power: 400W

Power boost: Yes

Dust capacity: 1 litre

Weight: 4.6kgs

Maximum run time: 60 minutes

Reasons to buy


Top notch performance


Intuitive design


Converts to a stick vac


Easy to store

Reasons to avoid


Very expensive


Quite noisy

Why settle for a cordless stick vac or a cordless upright such as the Gtech AirRam Mk2 (the UK's favourite such vac is further down this list) when you can have a Lupe Pure Cordless, which does both?

Offering Dyson-rivalling battery life and even better cleaning power when used as an upright, the Lupe Pure doubles as a stick vac, converting in just a few seconds. The only downside to its stick incarnation is it does remain tethered to the upright portion – rather like the pull out handheld part of a Dyson corded upright, in fact.

However, with a great design and every part serviceable and/or replaceable, the Lupe Pure Cordless should last a lifetime, which is another big plus.

Read our full Lupe Pure Review

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15. Miele Triflex HX1

Miele sidles in with a cracker that sucks like a limpet


Power: 25.2v

Power boost: No, three power settings

Weight: 4kg

Dust capacity: 0.50 litres

Maximum run time: About 60 mins on low

Reasons to buy


Excellent suction power


Superior build quality


Good choice for pet owners

Reasons to avoid


Heavier and less well balanced than arch rival Dyson V11

Outdoing even the Lupe Pure in terms of cleaning options, Miele’s first cordless vac is a three-in-one system that allows you to configure it in a number of ways.

If you have the strength of Hercules, you can use it with the main power unit-cum-dust collector positioned near the top of the suction tube. Most cordless vacs use this method but many of them suffer as a result of the extra weight on the wrist and forearm – that’s the case with this model which is about 1kg heavier than the average Dyson.

Just as well, then, that Miele’s engineers gave us another option to mount the power unit to just above the cleaning head. This method is not only far easier on the wrist and forearm, it enables the unit to stand up on its own for easy storage and behave more like a standard upright cleaner. However, it doesn’t provide quite the same level of flexibility (getting under sofas and into tight spaces, etc).

The third configuration involves removing the main suction tube and using it as a hand vac for stairs, shelves and hard-to-reach areas.

For some reason (maximum battery efficiency apparently), Miele recommends the very first charge is carried out while the battery is attached to the power unit (oops). From thereon in the battery can be removed and charged separately. Unfortunately, there’s no status light on the battery or the charging plug (an oversight) so we’d recommend always leaving it attached to the power unit which at least has a row of battery status lights.

As the moniker suggests, the Triflex HX1 Cat & Dog is designed for pet owners. It certainly passes much muster in the pet hair arena though the small bagless dust collector does fill up very quickly, especially if your pet is of the long-haired variety. On the plus side, the collector is a doddle to empty.

Suction is excellent but you do have to keep the main brush head moving on carpets or it may stop spinning (a byproduct of the design that allows you to stand the unit upright while still on if pausing between sessions). Power wise, the Triflex comes with three levels of suction and runs for about 60 minutes on the lowest setting and about 17 minutes on the highest. Mind, the suction on even the lowest setting is ample for most vacuuming duties.

This pet-specific model comes with two heads: the main revolving ElectrobrushMultiFloorwhich features LED headlights and a smaller ‘Electro Compact’ head with long revolving bristles for removing obstreperous pet hair. It also comes with the obligatory trio of small crevice tools. A long-life HEPA filter completes a very efficient but pricey package.

Tough as nails, the Triflex will appeal to fans of both Miele's build quality and its renowned reliability record. Available in any colour as long as it’s black.

Prefer something a little smaller? Head over to our guide to the best handheld cordless vacuum cleaners. Also, check out our guide to the best hard floor cleaners.

How we test cordless vacuum cleaners

As we do not own a testing lab, with robot arms pushing vacs along lengths of mind-blowingly expensive carpet, the only way to test is in the homes of our reviewers. We put these machines through their paces on carpets and hard floors, doing day-to-day cleaning and also dealing with spills –both ones that happen naturally and ones we create ourselves.

We base our assessment of cleaning performance and battery life on real-world testing rather than going on what the manufacturers claim. Although at this point, it can be taken as read that any vac we recommend will last the usual 5-10 minutes on max power, 1 hour on the lowest setting and somewhere in the region of 20-30 minutes when on auto, eco and medium power settings.

Want to know more? Discover how we test at T3.

What is the best cordless vacuum?

Our top choices for best cordless vac come from Dyson, Panasonic and Vax. The best cordless vacuum cleaner overall, and just the best vacuum cleaner period, is the newish Dyson V15 Detect Absolute. This model will quite happily take over from your corded vac because it’s exceptionally powerful. It even uses a laser beam to highlight dust and debris.

Although the 15 minutes or so of cleaning that you get on the V15’s highest setting seems rather fleeting, the two lower suction settings last much longer.I just keep it plugged in when not in use and it has literally never run out of juice in mid-clean, so theoretical arguments about how long it does or doesn't last seem rather moot. Also, the V15 (and V11) have battery meters that actually count down the time to the next required charge, so if nothing else, you can't claim to be taken by surprise.

The closest thing to a true 'Dyson killer' we’ve so far encountered is theGtech AirRAM Platinum – an upright vac we unreservedly recommend. However, we also rate thenew SharkStratos Anti Hair Wrap Plus Pet Pro IZ420UKT with its articulating easy-store suction tube and automatic suction control.

How to buy the best cordless vac for your space

The best cordless vacuums come with one obvious advantage: no cord.This makes them so much easier to push around than the best vacuum cleaners (of all kinds) and they're also light enough to clean everywhere from the ceiling to the skirting board, as well as sucking up kitchen spills from worktops, dust from shelves (high and low), and so on.

They're a lot more convenient to use than the best robot vacuum cleaners, especially if you're trying to clean a contained spillage (although robot vacuum cleaners certainly have their uses as well).

Because of the way they've developed since Dyson made them a more premium, versatile product, they're good for everything from traditional uses, such as cleaning out the footwell of your car, to properly vacuuming large expanses of carpet.

Cordless vacs do come with disadvantages. In order to keep the weight low enough to make them useful, the lithium-ion batteries they use can't be all that big and heavy, and so their battery life is invariably quite short – usually no more than 20 minutes at full power, up to 40 or so at the lower power settings (that nobody uses). Dyson has addressed this by gradually improving its batteries over the years, but now some other brands are taking a rather simpler approach to the problem and including two batteries.

A lot of homes' floors can be given a good enough clean in 20 minutes, especially if you're using your handheld daily to maintain a dust-free domicile. Your other option, of course, is to buy a corded vac for the weekly/monthly/annual Big Vacuuming and use the handheld for smaller tasks.

If you live in a house with lots of carpets and two or more bedrooms, a cordless vac is still a great supplement to your mains one. If you have a flat with mainly hard floors, you can probably forget about a cylinder or standup.

Of course, they're also ideal for cleaning your car, so you'll find some of the same models in this guide also in the best car vacuum and best hand vac buying guides.

Nearly all cordless vacs are bagless, which seems like a great feature initially. Then, when you come to empty their often small, usually translucent dust bins, you may initially find yourself cursing the day you ever bought one. With practice, if the vac is sufficiently well designed, this will become less of a problem, but the only one we'd unreservedly recommend in this department is the Dyson V8. Its bin emptying mechanism is sheer poetry in motion.

Finally, most stick vacs come with a range of heads for different surfaces, crevices, pet hair and so on. You can usually also buy cheaper versions of the vacs with just one or two basic heads, but, as the old saying goes, more heads are better than some.

Looking to clean hard floors or windows? Read T3's guide to the best hard floor cleaners and the best window vacs.


Home Gadgets


Best cordless vacuum cleaner 2023: a variety of stick & upright vacs for every budget? ›

The BISSELL Featherweight Stick is the best cheap vacuum that we've tested. It doesn't perform as well as more conventional with more powerful motors, like the Eureka Mighty Mite or BISSELL PowerForce Helix.

What is the best reasonably priced stick vacuum? ›

The BISSELL Featherweight Stick is the best cheap vacuum that we've tested. It doesn't perform as well as more conventional with more powerful motors, like the Eureka Mighty Mite or BISSELL PowerForce Helix.

What is the #1 cordless vacuum cleaner? ›

Depending on your priorities, we recommend the Dyson V12 Detect Slim and the Ryobi 18V One+ HP Cordless Pet Stick Vac Kit with Dual-Roller Bar. If you're on a tight budget (and willing to overlook some red flags), consider the Kenmore Elite CSV Max Cordless Stick Vacuum DS4095.

What are the top 3 best selling cordless vacuum cleaners? ›

We found three great stick vacuums for any kind of floor, and for jobs large and small.
  • Dyson V11 Animal. Best cordless stick vacuum for pet hair and deep carpet. ...
  • Bissell IconPet. A great affordable cordless stick vacuum. ...
  • Shark Wandvac Cordless Stick Vacuum. Best cordless stick vacuum for smaller jobs and smaller spaces.
Jun 7, 2023

What is the best cordless stick vacuum battery life? ›

Here is our winner, the Bosch Athlet ProAnimal cordless vacuum. This pet friendly cordless smashed our tests and beat the others comfortably. With a solid 60 minutes of battery life the ProAnimal won that side of the test comfortably.

What is the best stick vacuum for older people? ›

Other Types Of Vacuum Cleaners To Consider
Vaccum CleanerWeight in LbsRuntime in Min
Black and Decker Power series Extreme Cordless Stick Vacuum10.4355
Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Light weight Corded Stick Vacuum3.0na
Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum5.2830
Dyson V8 Motorhead Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner9.3340
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What is the best vacuum cleaner for money? ›

The 6 Best Vacuum Cleaners - Summer 2023 Reviews
  • Best Vacuum. Dyson V15 Detect. ...
  • Best Mid-Range Vacuum. Samsung Jet 75+ ...
  • Best Budget Vacuum. Shark Rocket Cordless. ...
  • Best Corded Vacuum. Miele Complete C3 Brilliant PowerLine. ...
  • Best Mid-Range Corded Vacuum. Miele Classic C1 Pure Suction PowerLine. ...
  • Best Budget Corded Vacuum.

What is a good suction power for cordless vacuum cleaner? ›

An upright cordless vacuum cleaner should have at least 100 air watts to effectively clean a variety of floor surfaces, with the best Samsung vacuum cleaner reaching up to 210W*.

Are cordless vacuums as good as upright vacuums? ›

Corded Vacuums

However, while they generally have reliable suction power, lithium-powered, cordless stick vacuums can perform just as efficiently. Corded vacuums will typically have more suction power than cordless options with non-lithium batteries.

What are the disadvantages of a cordless vacuum cleaner? ›

  • Limited battery life. Depending on the kind you purchase, cordless vacuums can run only up to a maximum of 10 to 30 minutes. ...
  • Less suction power. As you drain the battery of a cordless vacuum, you'll notice lesser suction strength. ...
  • Smaller bag. A lot of battery-powered vacuums are designed to be compact.

What is the #1 vacuum? ›

CR's take: Our top-performing canister vacuum, the Miele Complete C3 Marin, earns perfect marks in almost every test we throw its way. It's a champ at bare floors and embedded pet hair and also excels at capturing dust particles. Powerful airflow makes its attachments especially effective.

Should you leave a cordless vacuum plugged in all the time? ›

Don't leave it fully charged (only recharge it fully just before you need to use it). When it's not in use, a battery at 100% charge loses capacity faster than one that's only partially charged.

Which vacuum cleaner is better than Dyson? ›

Best Dyson alternatives 2023
  • Shark Vertex Pro Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum. Best cordless alternative. Our expert review: ...
  • Shark Stratos Upright Vacuum. Best upright alternative. Our expert review: ...
  • iRobot Roomba j7+ Best robot alternative. Our expert review: ...
  • Bissell ICONPet. Best alternative for pet hair and allergies.
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What is the lifespan of a stick vacuum? ›

The average life expectancy of a mid-range vacuum cleaner is about six years. You can fix or replace things like blocked filters, jammed brush rolls, frayed hoses, worn-out stick vac batteries and broken accessories yourself.

How many watts should a stick vacuum have? ›

However, the most often used versions use around 1400 watts, equivalent to approximately 1.4 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity each hour. This power usage is on par with other standard home equipment like microwave ovens and refrigerators.

What is the lifespan of a Dyson stick vacuum? ›

A Dyson vacuum cleaner has a lifespan of around 10 years. This is considerably longer than most other vacuums. So, if you're looking for a high-quality vacuum cleaner that will last you for a long time, a Dyson could be a good choice. However, remember that Dyson vacuums are expensive.

How do I choose a vacuum stick? ›

Key features to consider
  1. Charging and running time. Look for a stick vac that runs for a useful length of time and doesn't take too long to charge. ...
  2. Light, quiet and easy to manoeuvre. ...
  3. Floor heads. ...
  4. Filter. ...
  5. LCD display. ...
  6. Tools. ...
  7. 2-in-1 models. ...
  8. Variable power/suction.

Do stick vacuums work as well as regular vacuums? ›

In our CHOICE lab tests, stick vac performance has improved overall since we first began testing them more than a decade ago. These days, many high-end models actually outperform their corded counterparts on carpet.

What is the best upward vacuum? ›

Overall Rating
Best Overall: Shark Lift-Away Deluxe Upright VacuumAmazon4.8
Best Budget: Hart Pro Bagless Upright VacuumWalmart4.8
Best Splurge: Dyson Ball Animal 3 ExtraAmazon4.8
Best for Carpet: Shark Vertex Powered Lift-Away VacuumAmazon4.4
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What time of year do vacuums go on sale? ›

Vacuums go on sale during big shopping holidays like Black Friday. However, year after year, we're seeing deeper discounts on vacuums during summer.

What vacuum is as good as Shark? ›

Both Shark & Dyson vacuum cleaners provide great cleaning and easy usability. The main differences between the two brands are price, suction, and weight. Dyson vacuums tend to be more expensive, heavier, and have more suction.

What vacuum is comparable to a shark? ›

Shark and Dyson vacuums tie for No. 1 in our rating of the Best Vacuum Cleaners of 2023, and both companies have at least one other model in the list. Of the two companies, Dyson, which was started in 1991, is the oldest. In addition to vacuums, Dyson sells fans, heaters, air purifiers, and hair dryers.

Does higher wattage mean more suction in a vacuum? ›

So a 1000W vacuum cleaner will use 1 kilowatt (1000 Watts) of electricity in 1 hour. The point here is that it is a consumption measurement, rather than a power output measurement… it tells you nothing about suction. If you want to use more electricity, then use a vacuum cleaner with higher wattage.

How many PSI is a perfect vacuum? ›

A perfect vacuum (100%) as measured in all units including PSI, mmHg, Torr, mbar or inHg, is 0.

How do I know if my vacuum has strong suction? ›

The two main indicators to determine vacuum power performance are water lift and airflow. The water lift is measured in mmH2O, mbar or kPa. It represents the suction force and is the reference parameter for vacuuming liquids and heavy materials. The airflow is measured in m3/h or in l/s.

What is the newest Shark stick vacuum? ›

The Shark® Cordless Pro is Shark's newest lightweight cordless stick with the latest cleaning technology. Clean Sense IQ detects the dirt you can't see and automatically boosts power. The PowerFins™ Plus brushroll combines flexible fins and soft microfiber material for continuous contact on all surfaces.

Does Shark upright stick vacuum do hard floor well? ›

Shark's DuoClean design uses two specialized brushrolls to pick up dirt and debris very well on both hardwood and carpet. While this is smaller and easier to push around than a full-size vacuum, it's bigger than most other stick vacuums. The Rocket's noise and dust output are both higher than our other top picks.

Which is better cylinder or upright vacuum? ›

Cylinder vacuums are typically more powerful and have a larger dust capacity, so need emptying less frequently. They also have a larger cleaning radius — the length of the cord — than upright vacuums. That's why you'll find the professionals use this type of vacuum cleaner in offices and hotels.

Why is Dyson stick so expensive? ›

The primary reason for their high cost is the technology and engineering behind their design. Dyson invests heavily in research and development to produce innovative and efficient products, which can result in higher production costs.

Why are Dyson so expensive? ›

Dyson invested £2.5 billion in research and development.

While you might feel that this is the reason their products are expensive, you're highly mistaken. This investment was mainly to accommodate a centre for their 1,200 employees, 22 laboratories, prototyping space, and areas for collaborative work.

Is Hoover or Bissell better? ›

The BISSELL performs better on all surface types, and it has an alternative configuration for cleaning harder-to-reach places. However, the Hoover has better storing capabilities, a longer range, and virtually no recurring costs. It's also significantly easier to maintain.

Which company is best for vacuum cleaner? ›

Here is a list of some of the best robot vacuums for your home :
  • Eureka Forbes 2 in1 NXT Handheld & Upright Vacuum Cleaner.
  • Eureka Forbes Quick Clean DX Vacuum Cleaner.
  • Philips PowerPro FC9352/01-Compact Bagless Vacuum Cleaner.
  • Dyson V8 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum Cleaner.
  • Proscenic P8 Plus Cordless Vacuum Cleaner.
Jun 17, 2023

What is vacuum grade 7? ›

A vacuum is a volume empty of matter, sometimes called 'free-space'.

Should you empty the vacuum after every use? ›

Rather than waiting for the canister to fill up all the way, the Vacuum Experts suggest you empty it after every use. If that's not feasible, “empty the vacuum once it reaches half to two-thirds of the way full as a matter of habit,” the Vacuum Experts blog post recommends.

Where do you keep a cordless vacuum? ›

Cordless Vacuum

Cordless vacuums may require the same amount of space as canister vacuums, however. This means you may need an empty corner, space in your broom closet or laundry room, or even an unused corner in your closet. You can also store your cordless vacuum on wall-mounted storage.

Should cordless vacuum be left on the charger? ›

Yes. The battery is designed to be left on charge permanently, and this will ensure that the vacuum is fully charged when it's next used. Once the battery is fully charged, your machine won't use any more electricity and will enter a standby/idle state.

Is Dyson or Shark better? ›

For raw suction power, the Dyson Outsize outpaces the Shark Vertex. When comparing cheaper, older models from Dyson like the Dyson V7 or Dyson V8 to older Shark models like the Shark Rocket Pet Pro, the Shark Cordless Pet Plus, and the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless, general trends are still present.

Why is Dyson better than Hoover? ›

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is better than the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind for any type of use. It performs much better on bare floors, and it has outstanding performance on carpet. Despite also being an upright vacuum, the Dyson is easier to maneuver because of its rotating head.

What is similar to a Dyson? ›

Shark FlexStyle Air Drying & Styling System

When it comes to Dyson dupes, this Shark tool is one of the most popular alternatives. It's comparable to its competitor, but for a fraction of the price – we're talking $300 less.

How do I know if my Dyson battery needs to be replaced? ›

Over time, all batteries are subject to degradation. So if your run time has declined when the machine is not in Max / Boost mode, it might be time to buy a new battery. All our machines come with a 2-year initial warranty that includes the battery.

Do cordless vacuums lose suction over time? ›

The battery creates the suction power, so some cordless vacuums lose suction as the battery starts to deplete. Cordless vacuums with a lithium battery last longer and provide consistent suction power, but only the best cordless vacuums can perform as well a plug-in vacuum.

Do Shark vacuums last? ›

That depends greatly on the vacuum itself and what you're using it for. A Shark vacuum that spends its days cleaning pet hair and other everyday messes might last as long as a decade. Investing in the best portable steam cleaner can last for a long time as well if they're well taken care of.

What is a 2 in 1 stick vacuum? ›

Description. Keep your indoors neat and clean with this corded stick vacuum that also doubles up as a hand held vacuum cleaner for convenience. Product details: Dimensions/Size:52.5cm (L) x 11.3cm (H) x 17.2cm (W) Product weight:1.41kg.

Is 1400 watts good for a vacuum? ›

A regular sized household vacuum cleaner will use between 500 and 3000 watts of energy, an average best selling model will use around 1400 watts.

Is 2000 pa suction good? ›

Next, you need to consider suction power. Typically expressed in Pa (pascals), this is a measurement of how powerful the motor is inside a robot vacuum. A good number to look for here is around 2,000Pa or above for an effective clean.

Why does my Dyson cordless keep dying? ›

Low battery level

It sounds simple but a dead battery is the most common cause of the vacuum powering down while in use. Charge the vacuum battery for a minimum of 2 hours. After the battery is fully charged, power on the device.

Why does my Dyson cordless stick vacuum keep shutting off? ›

If you find that your machine is turning off intermittently, the filter in your vacuum is most likely full and covering the ventilation system. Remove the filter, then empty and wash it. Allow the filter to dry for at least 24 hours, or until it is completely dry.

Why is my Dyson dying? ›

Sometimes your vacuum pulsates on and off or keeps dying when using the extra powerful 'Max Mode', which can be related to the charge of your battery. Try turning this function off by pressing the Max button on your vacuum.

What is the disadvantage of stick vacuum? ›

Stick Vacuums
Small, lightweight, portableMay not be as powerful as canister vacuum
Ideal for carpeting, large spacesHard to clean stairs if it's corded
Not as noisy as traditional uprightsDifficult to get into crooks and crevices
Can be cordlessCordless models only run for a limited time per charge
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How do I choose a stick vacuum cleaner? ›

Key features to consider
  1. Charging and running time. Look for a stick vac that runs for a useful length of time and doesn't take too long to charge. ...
  2. Light, quiet and easy to manoeuvre. ...
  3. Floor heads. ...
  4. Filter. ...
  5. LCD display. ...
  6. Tools. ...
  7. 2-in-1 models. ...
  8. Variable power/suction.

Is a stick vacuum better than an upright? ›

Upright vacuums aren't quite as nimble or maneuverable as canister or stick vacuums. Some attachments help, but they're rarely as effective as other models. You'll need to use the hose attachment to tackle stairs, upholstery and edges. This can be tricky if you have difficulty reaching those areas without an extension.

Should I get an upright or stick vacuum? ›

The first consideration when picking a vacuum is the type of flooring in your home. If you have a lot of carpeting, you'll need an upright or canister vacuum for deep cleaning. If you have mostly hard-surface flooring, you might be able to use a stick or robotic vacuum for light cleaning jobs.

Is Hoover or Shark better? ›

Both Shark and Hoover use almost similar motor power which means you can expect the same suction power. Hoover's Floorsense technology allows the vacuum to clean throughout the floor while Shark has an edge when it comes to cleaning carpets as it makes the use of both a bristle brush and a soft brush.

Is a Bissell vacuum better than a Shark? ›

Side-by-Side Comparison

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed is significantly better than the BISSELL CleanView. The Shark performs much better on all surface types and it's easier to maneuver. Also, the dirt compartment is bigger, and there are fewer recurring costs. However, the BISSELL comes with a turbo brush.

Is there a perfect vacuum? ›

Ultimately, a perfect vacuum isn't possible because quantum theory dictates that energy fluctuations known as 'virtual particles' are constantly popping in and out of existence, even in 'empty' space. Read more: How can something explode in the vacuum of space?

How much is a perfect vacuum? ›

A perfect vacuum, if measured in absolute terms is zero (0 inches Hg) but is 29.92 in-Hg V (-29.92 in-Hg G) if the measured units are deemed relative (vacuum or gauge).


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