Why would you like battery powered vacuums? They tend to be smaller and lighter than regular vacuums. They’re also quite powerful. There, we’re done. Just kidding.
You came here to learn the best ones, right? So let’s dive in and look at what makes a good battery powered vacuum.
Pros of Battery Powered Vacuums
The best thing about a battery powered vacuum is that you’re not tied to where there are electrical outlets. Never again will you have the vacuum at the bitter end of the cord while trying to vacuum that extra two inches. And then the cord pulls out.
You also no longer have to worry about the cord tangling up on itself.
Most cordless vacuums are bagless as well, so you can empty it out as you go instead of having to stop what you’re doing and change the bag. Nothing is more annoying than needing to vacuum before company comes over and discovering you’re out of vacuum cleaner bags.
Cons of Battery Powered Vacuums
The battery can run out before you’re done, and then it takes awhile to recharge. Different vacuums have different battery life and recharge times. I looked for the longest life I could.
Battery powered vacuums aren’t as strong as most corded vacuum cleaners. So if you need to do deep cleaning, these aren’t the best.
Three Best Battery Powered Vacuums
What I looked for were easy to use and to maintain as well as good battery life. It was also important to find a reputable company with good customer service.
I also looked for a light weight coming in at under five pounds. I wanted you to be able to convert from a stick to a hand vacuum. I love using a hand vacuum in my car and on the stairs.
And I looked for a vacuum cleaner that can switch quickly between surfaces. You don’t want to have to pause and make adjustments when you’re vacuuming.
Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
This is the best battery powered vacuum on the market. It has up to 25minutes of vacuum suction action and up to 40 minutes run time when using a non motorized tool .
What I also love is that the beater bar head is motorized and does an excellent job of cleaning carpet. Also the bristles are the full width of the beater bar head, so you can get right up to the edge when vacuuming.
The Dyson has a canister to catch all the dust and hair and stuff. It’s easy to pop out and dump into your garbage can. The wand is also light enough to clean the cobwebs off of the ceiling. And it’s very convenient for cleaning stairs.
I appreciate that the attachments are easy to get on and off. I can go from a long wand and beater bar head to a crevice tool in less than 30 seconds.
What don’t I like? My hand gets tired holding down the trigger. I do wish there were an on-off switch instead.
This Dyson was designed to deep clean homes with pets. And that means you get a great clean at a good price point even if you don’t have pets.
Whole machine filtration captures the allergens and expels cleaner air than the air you breathe. So if you have dust allergies, this is the vacuum for you.
MOOSOO – XL-618A Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Like the Dyson, the MOOSOO – XL-618A is very lightweight. You can easily use it to clean the tops of your draperies and clean your blinds. The Hoover battery lasts 20-35 mins.
Like the Dyson, you need to hold down the trigger for the MOOSOO to run.
The XL-618A has a high-density HEPA filter which removes up to 99.99% of microscopic dust particles as small as 0.1 microns providing purified air. The HEPA filter is washable and recyclable just like the Dyson.
Both are quick at swapping out the accessories. While the price point is lower for the MOOSOO, they Dyson has stronger suction. So if you have deep pile carpeting, you will want to choose the Dyson.
Bissell Multi Reach Cordless Stick Vacuum 2151A
Like the other two, the Bissell is lightweight. But its battery can run continuously for up to twenty minutes. And like the MOOSOO and the Dyson, the beater bar is motorized.
What is unusual about the Bissell is that it has build in LED lights so you can see where you’re vacuuming. It’s just like a real vacuum cleaner.
The other ding against the Bissell is that it is not HEPA filter. But it does have very strong suction power that competes with Dyson.