Best Handheld Vacuums in the Market Right Now

Best Handheld Vacuums in the Market Right Now
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While the functional capabilities of full size vacuum cleaners are hard to replace in a smaller package, there are times when a handheld vacuum is a better fit. Handheld vacuum cleaners are able to fit in tight places such as under furniture. When you store them, they don’t take up a lot of room. This convenience and ability to be stored quickly means that you can rely on them in a variety of busy areas where a bigger vacuum may not fit. Below are our best recommendations for a handheld vacuum cleaner.

Dyson V7 Trigger Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Dyson’s vacuums are among the best in the market, and the Dyson V7 Trigger is great for casual cleaning. It is powered by a capable Dyson V7 motor. The Dyson V7 Trigger weighs only 3.77 lbs and has a maximum length of 12.4 inches. This means you can easily move it around while cleaning and fit it in places where bigger vacuum cleaners would pose a problem. The cordless design of the Dyson V7 Trigger enhances the maneuverability of this $199 handheld vacuum even more.

Black and Decker 16V Cordless Lithium Dustbuster Hand Vacuum

The Black and Decker 16V Lithium Dustbuster might not be Black and Decker’s most powerful handheld vacuum, but it offers a budget-friendly solution. For just $57.67, you get a cordless vacuum cleaner with a battery that holds charge for up to 18 months. The 16V Lithium Dustbuster has all the essentials in place, including 15.2 AW suction power, a 15 W overall power rating, and a see-through dirt bowl so you can easily monitor the vacuum.

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Shark Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Hand Vacuum

The $149.99 Shark Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Hand Vacuum is not the cheapest hand vacuum but it fits the handheld cleaning role better than most. For starters, its 15-foot power cable allows you to clean a wide room or space without worrying about recharging. It is made by Shark, a company with a focus on vacuums and cleaning technology. This particular model of vacuum features a powerful motor which gives it 400 W of power, which makes it one of the most powerful handheld vacuums on the market.

Bissell Cleanview Deluxe Corded Handheld

Priced at just $49.99, the Bissell Cleanview Deluxe is not just a great bargain, but a great handheld vacuum overall. Its combination of a compact design and 4 Amps rating makes it a powerful small machine. The vacuum measures 10 inches by 5 inches by 8 inches. This means you can fit it easily in most places around the house for cleaning. The Bissell Cleanview Deluxe comes in two designs, Orange Deluxe and Pink Pet Hair. To make sure you can reach far away cleaning spots, it comes with an 18-foot power cord.

To Consider Before Your Purchase

There’s a trade off between buying a cordless handheld vacuum such as the Dyson V7 Handheld Deluxe and the Shark Rocket Corded Ultra-Light. If you want the ultimate portability for uses such as car cleaning, then go with a cordless design. However, if you need more power, the higher power corded vacuums might be best.

Our Notes

  • Dyson V7 Trigger Cordless: Its hygienic dirt ejector ensures that you never have to get your hands dirty while emptying it out.
  • Black and Decker 16V Cordless: This lightweight cleaner weighs just 2.6 lbs.
  • Shark Rocket Corded Ultra-Light: A motorized Tru Pet Brush accessory vacuums up pet hair quickly.
  • Bissell Cleanview Deluxe Corded: This vacuum includes a detachable wide-mouth tool for cleaning wide areas quickly, as well as a crevice tool for narrower areas.

What Do They Say on Other Sites

“This handheld cleaner is a workhorse, and it's great for getting my dogs fur off the stairs, furniture, etc. (just like I'm certain the pet hair version would too). BUT I never have to worry about having enough cord for the stairs or when vacuuming out my van, and so much more.” (Sugar & Spice on Amazon)

“I have no idea how many B&D dustbusters we've thrown away in thirty years. My family never learns.Our latest (purchased November 2016) has a failing battery after less than a year and a half of light use.” (Tinker on Amazon)

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