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5 Best Cordless Upright Vacuum Cleaners for Home Use

Updated on June 10, 2018

Cordless vs Corded

So, I assume you decided to buy a vacuum cleaner for yourself. But why cordless? Cordless vacuums are useful in quick cleaning, it is small and compact, it can be stored anywhere easily. Since it is battery powered, you can use them almost anywhere.

Cordless Upright vs Handheld vs Upright

Cordless vacuums are used to do light cleaning jobs including floors and carpets. It is suitable for small apartments, RV owners etc. They are easier to store than upright, but the efficiency is less.

Handheld vacuums on the other hand, are used to clean small areas more frequently. They have limited capacity and are designed for cleaning upholsteries, cars, small crumbs and spills etc. They are also less powerful.

Upright vacuum cleaners are the most powerful in the class. They are used for heavy duty cleaning but less frequently. They are heavier and difficult to store. But they are the most efficient and come with a lot of additional tools for cleaning the whole space. They are expensive compared to the others. For typical house cleaning, upright vacuums are perfect choice and you need to clean only once in a week.

Essential Read: 5 Best Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Another class is the robot vacuum cleaners. As the name indicates, it is a robot, does pretty much the whole cleaning automatically. You don't even have to be there to control it.

Read more on Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Eureka Quick Up vs Shark Bagless Navigator Freestyle vs Hoover Linx vs Electrolux ErgoRapido vs Dyson DC59 Animal

eureka quickup
eureka quickup

#5 Eureka Quick Up 2-in-1 Cordless

Eureka QuickUp is a really cheap cordless vacuum cleaner for everyday use. It is lightweight, portable and decent performing. Weighing only 4 pounds and compact enough, you can take this thing anywhere you go, literally.

This powerful vacuum is ideal for small apartments and quick cleanups. It is convertible to handheld vacuum also. You can detach the handle to do this.

The on/off brush roll pickup every piece of dirt and debris on the way. It can work on hard floors as well as carpets. The micro filtration system and HEPA filters protect you from allergens.

The dust bin is easy to detach and clean. But it is not transparent. You need to open it to check if it’s full or not. This process is easy though.

Eureka QuickUp runs on a 6V battery which lasts for 10 to 15 minutes on a full charge. The company offers 1 year limited warranty for the product.

Overall, Eureka Quickup, as the name indicates, is a quick way to clean the rooms without spending much. It cannot be used for heavy duty purpose though.

Rating: 8.0/10

Price: $49.99

shark navigator freestyle
shark navigator freestyle

#4 Shark Bagless Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum

Shark Navigator is lightweight, bagless and cordless stick vacuum that does the job efficiently without breaking your bank. It is great for quick cleanups.

There are several features that make the Shark Navigator Freestyle worth the money. It includes the motorized brush roll, powerful pet hair pick-up, user friendly dust bin, swivel steering, two speed settings and charging base.

The high speed can be used for carpets and normal speed for hard floors. It can pick up pet hairs and other debris lying deep in the carpet.

The swivel steering lets you control the vacuum over any obstacles and it reclines far enough to clean under the furniture.

The dust bin is very easy to detach and clean. It has a capacity of 0.03 gallons. The brush rolls and HEPA filters can also be cleaned separately. It reduces the running cost.

It has a Ni-Cad battery which can be charged in less than 3 hours will last for 7 to 10 minutes. The portable charging dock lets you charge in between uses.

One major drawback to this model is that it does not come with any accessories or hand tools. You are paying only for the vacuum.

Overall the Shark Navigator Freestyle is suitable for quick cleanups and useful especially for pet owners.

Rating: 8.5/10

Price: $89.99

electrolux egrorapido
electrolux egrorapido

#3 Electrolux ErgoRapido Ion 2-in-1 Stick/Handheld Vacuum

This is also light weight, bagless and cordless stick vacuum which is primarily made for hard floors but also functions as a hand vac. Unlike the Shark Navigator Freestyle, Electrolux Ergorapido includes a lot of extra, useful accessories too.

Weighing only 5.5 pounds, this is one of the lightest cordless vacuums we have tested. The patented 180 degree swivel and telescopic handle enables you to clean even the hard to reach areas. The motorized brushes are suitable for any type of hard floors including tiles.

As already said, the Ergorapido can change from stick vacuum to hand vacuum which is very useful in cleaning furniture, upholstery or vehicles. The crevice tool and dust brush helps too.

Instead of variable speed settings, Electrolux implements 2 power setting for efficient suction. Ergorapido uses cyclonic wind technology with full and intermediate power settings for increased suction. It has .125 gallon dirt tank, bigger than Shark Freestyle but no HEPA filter to prevent allergens. It has a standard washable filter though.

It uses Ni-metal hydrate battery which lasts for 15 minutes on single charging. The charging dock can be used to store vacuum and accessories and the battery charge is Energy Star certified.

Electrolux offers 2 year limited warranty for the product. Overall, Ergorapido is a cordless hard floor vacuum which is easy to use, lightweight and comes with a lot of additional tools.

Rating: 9.0/10

Price: $249.99

hoover linx
hoover linx

#2 Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover Linx is a simple yet powerful cordless vacuum meant for home use. Although the design is dull and looks like a pared down upright vac, it blends in with most of the colors and can remain unnoticed.

Hoover Linx cannot be classified into lightweight category as it weighs 7.3 pounds. But still, it is good for a stick vacuum with high performance.

It has 2 options for cleaning, suction only mode for bare floors and suction with brush roll for carpets. There is an LED indicator to show battery status. It works on Li-ion battery which lasts for 10 to 15 mins on one charge.

The dust bin is easy to operate and it will not make your rooms messy. The handle can recline enough to clean under the furniture.

One drawback to this model is that there are no extra accessories included. Hoover offers 1 year warranty for the product. For the performance, I will give 5 stars but for the extra features and price, it earns only 3 stars.

Rating: 9.0/10

Price: $199.99

dyson dc59 animal
dyson dc59 animal

#1 Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson DC59 is a powerful bagless cordless stick vacuum which is convertible to hand vacuum also. This is a bit pricey than other stick vacuums but it delivers the most. The extensive features and quality makes it the best cordless vacuum cleaner. It has 2 motorized cleaning heads which contains 2 brushes each for increased efficiency.

It can be used on hard floors as well as carpets. It is highly efficient to pick up all the pet hair and other debris including pet stains also. It also offers a six minute boost for troubled areas. Weighing only 4.5 pounds, this is one of the lightest vacuum cleaners we have tested.

The battery can run for 28 mins on a full charge. It will take approx. 3 hours to get fully charged.

The dust bin is easy to detach and clean and it uses a washable filter also. The improved V-ball pivot adds to the ‘user friendliness’. This is one of the most powerful stick vacuums on the market.

Overall, Dyson DC59 is light, versatile and powerful vacuum which can be used for any surfaces.

Rating: 9.5/10

Price: $499.99

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