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Best Cordless Handheld Vacuums 2013

Updated on September 23, 2014

Broom And Dustpans Or Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaners?

Having a home is precious but house cleaning sucks! It seems to be a never ending cycle of cleaning up after kids or pets. Then there is the caravan and car that needs cleaning too, not to speak of the garage and workshop!

From picking up those scattered crumbs or pet hairs, hairs in the bathroom, or spills on the kitchen floor to just spot cleaning, it is an ongoing chore. Sometimes getting on your hands and knees is the only way to try to reach those awkward little nooks.

As for spiders, bugs and other crawly pests, I am not too keen to use a brush and pan to pick them up!

Occasionally I wish for a little magic! If I could just wriggle my nose or click my fingers to get everything clean and organized! But, alas, that never happens. Reality sets in and the house cleaning just has to be done.

We all need something easy and convenient for those quick clean ups. Dreaming of a powerful hand vacuum that is cordless, easy to clean, rechargeable and efficient?

With the wide choice of handheld cordless vacuum cleaners, you can officially dispense with the brush and pan!

You choose the best cordless hand held mini vac for your cleaning needs and have fun cleaning. Maybe a little magic will happen.

Checklist For Buying A Handheld Vac

Is it lightweight for balance and comfort?

How long does it take to recharge?

What attachments does it come with?

What battery voltage does it have?

Is the filter easy to remove and clean or replace?

Can it be wall mounted?

Does it have a guarantee?

Dirt Devil Powerful Hand Vac
Dirt Devil Powerful Hand Vac

Best Cordless Dirt Devil Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

Easy To Use Cordless Hand Vacuum Cleaners

The Dirt Devil AccuCharge 15.6 Volt Cordless Hand Vac with ENERGY STAR Battery Charger is lightweight with good suction for those quick clean ups around the house. It has a plastic crevice tool that folds out from the top and it is very simple to remove and clean the dirt cup. It can be wall mounted. The energy saving battery charger acts as a trickle charger once fully charged. It is easy to operate the on-off switch with your thumb while holding the hand grip.

The Dirt Devil 18-Volt Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with Energy Star Battery Charger and Detachable Brushroll is lightweight with powerful suction. The detachable brush roll is ideal for picking up pet hair. Cleaning is easy as you just have to press the release button to open the dirt cup. The filter can be rinsed with water and reused. It does have an extendable crevice tool as well.

The Dirt Devil Gator 15.6-Volt Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner has an attached crevice tool and is super easy to clean. The washable filter can be reused. Great small portable hand vacuum for spot cleaning around the house or car.

This silver lightweight rechargeable Dirt Devil Extreme Power Hand Vac comes with a crevice tool, handy pop out brush and wall mountable charger. It has ample power for those little jobs around the house.

Dust Buster Cordless Hand Vac
Dust Buster Cordless Hand Vac

Best Cordless Black Decker Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

Rechargeable, Cordless, Powerful and Lightweight.

Black and Decker have a wide range of handheld cordless vacuum cleaners to choose from:

The CHV1510 Dustbuster 15.6-Volt Cordless Cyclonic Hand Vacuum has an extendable rotating nozzle with brush for those out of reach areas. It has powerful suction, is easy to clean and light enough to be portable. The dirt reservoir is translucent and it is easy to see when it needs emptying. The filters are washable and need to be cleaned regularly for optimal performance. It can be wall mounted and has an internal rechargeable battery.

The CHV1410 Dustbuster 14.4-Volt Cordless Cyclonic Hand Vac is similar, just 14.4-Volts.

The Pivot Vac 18V Cordless Pivoting Hand Vac has superb suction and comes with an extendable swivel nozzle and built-in brush for those awkward places. It is slightly heavier but still easy to use as a portable hand held vacuum. The see-through dirt canister makes it easy to see when it needs emptying and it folds in half for easy storage.

The CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster has a rotating nozzle, brush and crevice tool for small clean-ups and spot cleaning. The long lasting lithium ion battery holds charge for longer, uses less energy for charging and has a faster charging time. The translucent dirt bowl is easy to empty and clean and the filter is easy to clean too. Great lightweight powerful hand vacuum.

The CHV9610 Dustbuster 9.6-Volt Cordless Hand Vac is lightweight and has a large removable translucent dirt canister that is easy to clean. It can be wall mounted. This inexpensive 9.6-Volt rechargeable hand vacuum is perfect for spot cleaning.

Dyson DC35 for easy cleaning
Dyson DC35 for easy cleaning

Looking For The Best Dyson Hand Vacuum?

Meets All Your Cleaning Needs

If you want the best cordless hand vac from Dyson, the handy DC34 and DC35 offer you flexibility and power and are easy to use.

Ideal for all those spills, pet hair, kitty litter and more.

The powerful 22.2 volt Dyson DC34 cordless vacuum cleaner gives you the flexibility of dual power mode and only weighs 2.9 lbs. The dual power mode gives you the option of using it continuously for 15 minutes or for 6 minutes on max mode for extra power. The lithium ion battery recharges fast and the LED indicator will let you know when to recharge the battery. The transparent dirt bin is easy to clean with just a press of a button to release the dirt. This lightweight powerful hand vacuum comes with a battery charger, a crevice tool and a combination brush/wide nozzle tool.

The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Multi-Floor Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is essentially the same as the Dyson D34 but with the added benefit of a wall mounted dock, a detachable lightweight aluminium long reach wand and a detachable motorized carbon fiber brush floor tool. This gives you the flexibility of using it as a cordless handheld vacuum, adding the long wand for those out of reach places or using the floor attachment for cleaning carpets, wood or tiled floors.

What Do You Use A Handheld Vac For?

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2 in 1 convenience
2 in 1 convenience

Stick And Handheld Best Cordless Hand Vac

Maneuverability and Convenience

Best Cordless Eureka Hand-Held Vacuum:

The 6 Volt Eureka Quick Up Cordless 2 in 1 converts from a stick vacuum to a cordless hand held vacuum by removing the handle. Weighing only 4 lbs, it is suitable for most people. This 2 in 1 has good suction, is easy to clean and inexpensive. It can be wall mounted for charging and storing and works on both carpets and hard floors. Great for those quick in-between cleaning jobs.

Best Cordless Electrolux Handheld Vacuum Cleaners:

The 18 Volt Ergorapido Ion Bagless Cordless Stick and Hand Vac 2 in 1 has the hand vac attached to the front of the stick vacuum and can be released by just pressing the side buttons. The head of the floor base of the stick vac can swivel 108 degrees allowing for easy maneuvering around furniture. Just pop off the hand vac for easy use. The crevice tool and brush are readily available. This lightweight powerful cordless vacuum is great on hard wood floors and short pile carpets. The dirt canister and filter are easy to clean. A bonus is the LED light that allows you to see under the bed and in dark areas.

If you have laminate, hardwood or tile floors, this lightweight 9.6 volt Electrolux Ergorapido Bagless Cordless Handheld/Stick Vacuum Cleaner is the one for you. This efficient 2 in 1 has a 180 degree swivel head, crevice tool and brush and easy to remove handheld vacuum. Emptying the dirt canister is easy and it is wall mountable.

Are Hand Vacuums Becoming Indispensable These Days?

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      IMHustle 5 years ago

      I think having a good cordless hand vacuum is a good tool to have for those quick in between clean ups with the upright vacuum.

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      rattie lm 5 years ago

      Hm!!!!!! when you spend so many hours on Squidoo, perhaps you stop noticing things....:)