The Best Cordless Vacuums to Buy Right Now
These machines are as mobile as it gets.
Vacuums don't have to be big, bulky appliances, and using yours doesn't have to be a task that involves constantly tripping over and wrestling with cords. Cordless models are exactly what you need if you're tired of an inefficient cleaning process. While they are typically more of a splurge than traditional options, cordless vacuums are unbelievably convenient (and, therefore, worth it). To that end, we went ahead and rounded up the very best cordless vacuums; they are bound to make your life that much easier.
To help you on your search, we tapped home improvement and lifestyle expert Kathryn Emery to share her best advice on buying a cordless vacuum. "First decide what you are going to use it for," says Emery. "Will you be bringing it up and down stairs? Then you'll want something lightweight. Do you have small corners and tight spaces? Prioritize maneuverability and attachments. Do you have a pet that sheds hair? Consider a pet-rated model. Or do you have a large space to cover? Then you'll want something with a long lithium-ion battery life."
Believe it or not, there are top-of-the-line options out there that cover all of the above, mainly due to the fact that there have been many technological advancements in this category, notes Emery—even within the past few years. "Cordless vacuums are much more compact and can get into tighter spaces without giving up too much power. Lithium-ion technology is solid these days," she explains. And while cordless machines have many benefits, "keep in mind you do need to remember to charge the battery and they can be more expensive than their corded friends," adds Emery. Bottom line? We're spending so much more time in our home these days and things are get messier faster, which is exactly why finding a quality product that will cut down on your cleaning time is a game changer. Ahead, see our picks for the best cordless vacuums on the market.
"Dyson is the pioneer in the cordless vacuum industry," explains Emery. Yes, this machine is an investment, but it boasts twice the suction of any cordless vacuum, comes with a 60-minute run time, and captures particles as small as allergens and bacteria—something that is particularly important right now.
Shop Now: Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum, $686.72, amazon.com.
This stick vacuum has a moveable power unit, making it an excellent choice if versatility is a priority. Simply place the power unit just below the handle to reach tighter spaces or closer to the floor for larger areas. Detach it entirely for a handheld iteration that is perfect for cleaning the car.
Shop Now: Miele Triflex HX1 Vacuum, $499.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Searching for a less expensive and ultra-lightweight model? This cordless vacuum from APOSEN is for you. It has a 30 minute run time, which isn't as long as say, a Dyson—but it weighs just under two-and-a-half pounds, which means the kids can get in on the chores.
Shop Now: Aposen Cordless Vacuum, $79.99, amazon.com.
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Oreck's stick model has an LED interface on the handle, which lights up when the vacuum needs to be charged or when the bag needs a refill.
Shop Now: Oreck Cordless Bagged Vacuum w/ POD Technology, $499.99, oreck.com.
If you want a versatile cordless vacuum that's less expensive than a Dyson and don't mind sacrificing some run time (MOOSOO's is 20-28 minutes), this is the model for you.
Shop Now: MOOSOO Cordless 4-in-1 Suction Stick Handheld Vacuum, $109.99, amazon.com.
This cordless vacuum from Hoover is another pet-specific model. It's a bit bulkier than Shark's iteration—but it's less expensive. With an antimicrobial brush-roll and a pet odor filter, the machine makes it simple to clean up after the furrier members of your family.
Shop Now: Hoover Onepwr Evolve Pet Cordless Upright Vacuum, $159.99, hoover.com.