Cleaning Elegance: The Epitome of Cordless Stick Vacuum Excellence

A cordless stick vacuum is a household essential for keeping your floors clean, but it seems like there are more and more of them on the market every day, so which one is right for you? Our team of experts has researched to find the best cordless vacuums available to help you make the best choice.

Hoover Linx Signature Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery, Lightweight, BH50020, Black

Best overall

The Hoover Linx Signature is a good overall vacuum that will get your whole house clean. It features a modern design, good battery life with lots of suction to help you keep your floors dirt-free.


  • Sleek and modern design
  • Decent power
  • Good battery life
  • Dust canister is easy to empty


  • Dirt tank is a bit small
  • Exhaust blows out the top
  • Not as maneuverable as other vacuums


The Hoover Linx Signature stick cordless vacuum provides an excellent cleaning experience at a good price point making it our pick for best overall cordless stick vacuum.

This Hoover features an 18V battery system that comes with an interchangeable battery system and charger, which means that you can buy a new battery without having to buy a new vacuum. If you have a larger home, you can even buy a second battery, so you can keep vacuuming while one is on the charger.

In addition, it has a powered brushroll with what they call “WindTunnel” technology, so it works well on both hard floors and carpets. It is not designed for deep, plush carpeting, but it does a decent job on area rugs and low pile carpeting.

The edge cleaning bristles help to remove dust and dirt that builds up in the corners of your home. It has a wide mouth for picking up a lot of dust at one time. Hoover calls this a “low profile base”, and it does let you get under some furniture, but users complain that the head of the vacuum is a bit too thick to get under some pieces of furniture.

The dustbin is easy to empty and it is transparent, so you can see when it is full. It also has an easy-rinse filter that can be cleaned between uses.

The controls are also simple with the switch right at your fingertips, and it has a battery gauge, so you always know how much power is left. Overall, the vacuum is light and easy to maneuver around the home.

For most of your home-cleaning needs, this Hoover Linx Signature cordless vacuum is a great choice, and it is stylish enough that you won’t have to hide it away.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Best premium

This Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal is a great vacuum to have especially if you are cleaning up after pets. It has plenty of power to pick up any debris, and the powered head is perfect for pet hair.


  • Great power
  • Comes with great set of attachments
  • Works well on all surfaces
  • Great for picking up pet hair


  • Expensive
  • Battery life on full power is not very long


Our choice for the best premium cordless stick vacuum is by far one of the best you can buy: the Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal. It is lightweight and offers plenty of power for cleaning even the toughest messes.

The Dyson Animal is great for cleaning almost any mess that you may encounter, and it is especially good at picking up pet hair. It offers exceptional power with its digital motor that has 14 cyclones.

One of the best things about this Dyson is that it comes with an impressive set of attachments. The Motorbar cleaner head has a special polycarbonate hair removal system that keeps hair from tangling up the brush. It also comes with a hair screw tool that is great for getting hair off upholstery and other surfaces. In addition, you get a crevice tool, mini soft dusting brush and a combination tool.

In addition, the Dyson V10 has a docking station so you can attach to the wall for easy storage and for recharging. The battery is designed to last up to 60 minutes on a full charge, but at full power, you can expect less than 20 minutes of real cleaning time.

The dustbin is a bit small, but it is easy to empty and keep clean. It is also designed to filter out 99.99% of particles to keep your air clean and fresh.

While the Dyson V10 Animal is a bit expensive, users find that it is a valuable investment because of its impressive cleaning power and versatility.

iwoly Cordless Vacuum Cleaner C150 Rechargeable with 2200mAh Detachable Battery, 3 Modes, 18000Pa Cyclone Bagless Vacuum with HEPA Filter, Lightweight Handheld Stick Vacuum for Hard Floors

Budget pick

This budget-friendly stick vacuum by iwoly has everything you need for a good cleaning. It is lightweight and maneuverable while offering plenty of power to get your floors spotless.


  • Good value
  • Easy to use
  • Cleans well
  • Lightweight and maneuverable


  • Loses power as battery dies
  • Attachments are a bit fragile


While it isn’t as powerful as a Dyson, this iwoly cordless vacuum is our pick for best budget pick because it cleans well and is lightweight and easy to maneuver.

The iwoly features 18000 Pa of suction power along with a motorized brush head. This is enough to clean most dirt and dust from your floors and rugs. The motorized brush head does a good job picking up hair, and it is equipped with LED lights to help you see what you are doing.

Another nice feature is that the Lithium-ion battery pack is removable for easy charging. It should last for up to 35 minutes in eco mode and about 20 minutes on full power. The vacuum has 3 power settings. Some users complain that the power gets weak as the battery starts to drain, so you want to keep it charged.

Users appreciate how lightweight and maneuverable this stick vacuum is, allowing you to easily clean the whole house without fatigue. It comes with a wall mount attachment, crevice tool, a brush nozzle and an extension tube.

It is equipped with a HEPA filtration system that locks in dust and debris to keep your house clean. The dustbin capacity is 500 ml, and if you have a larger home or pets, you may need to empty it before you finish cleaning.

Even though it is inexpensive, you will be happy with the way the iwoly stick vacuum cleans, and it is light and maneuverable as well.

Belife Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Cordless Stick Vacuum with 25Kpa 380W Brushless Motor, 40mins Runtime, LED Touch Screen, 6 in 1 Lightweight Handheld Vacuum Cleaners (Blue-1)

Also popular

The popular Belife cordless stick vacuum is a great value that comes with everything you need in a cleaning tool. It has an LED display screen to let you control it, and it is quiet and lightweight.


  • Affordable
  • Lightweight and maneuverable
  • Good battery life
  • Relatively quiet
  • Decent suction power
  • LED lights to help you clean


  • Battery loses power while in use
  • Not great at picking up larger debris


Another popular stick vacuum that comes at a bargain price is the Belife cordless vacuum with an all-in-one touch LED display.

This Belife stick vacuum has an impressive 25,000 Kpa of suction at the highest power setting. Despite this, some users do say it strugglers with larger debris, but this could be due to the design of the brush head.

The vacuum is controlled by a touchscreen LED at the top where you can set the power, see the battery life, along with other alerts. This is a nice way to see everything that is going on with your vacuum in one place. It even warns you when the brush is stuck.

The main brush head is equipped with LED lights to help you see hidden dirt and make sure that you get the floors really clean. Now it seems to only pick up dirt on the forward stroke and not the backstroke, and the bristles will not fluff your carpet as well as other powered vacuum cleaning heads. It also comes with an upholstery nozzle and extension tube for getting into tight places.

Another nice feature of the Belife is how easy it is to empty the dustbin. You just hold it over the trashcan, pull the release ring, and everything just falls out. You don’t have to breathe the dust or touch the dirty parts. It is equipped with a HEPA filter to keep your home dust-free, and the filters are also easy to clean and care for.

The battery is rated to last for 40 minutes at low power and 15 minutes at the highest setting, but many users complain that the suction drops off while cleaning. They say this can be fixed by turning it off and on, so this is something you want to be aware of.

Overall, the Blife cordless vacuum is not a premium stick vacuum, and it does have a few issues, but for the price, the performance is excellent.

Bissell - Hand Vacuums - PowerClean Pet Cordless - with Motorized Brush, Upholstery Tool and Crevice Tool| 2389D , Green

Best cordless hand-vacuum

Whether you have pets or you want a small vacuum to keep your car clean, this Bissell cordless handheld is a great choice. It features a motorized brush head along with other cleaning attachments.


  • Lightweight and easy to hold
  • Large bin for storing lots of pet hair
  • Includes good accessory set
  • Motorized brush is powerful
  • Great for stairs


  • Short battery life
  • Battery takes awhile to charge


Our choice for the best hand vacuum, that is specially designed for cleaning tight places and automobile interiors, is the Bissell PowerClean which is great for quickly picking up messes and especially pet hair.

What you will really appreciate about this Bissell is that unlike other handheld vacuums that are underpowered, this really does a great job picking up pet hair and other debris. It has lots of power, and the motorized brush head is able to loosen up dirt to deeply clean. It is great for upholstery, cars, and especially carpeted staircases that are a nightmare for a traditional vacuum cleaner.

The 10.8V lithium-ion battery gives it lots of power, but it will last only 12 minutes and take awhile to charge again. This is the most common complaint about using the Bissell. However, 12 minutes is plenty of time for spot cleaning now and then.

The dustbin is surprisingly large for such a small vacuum, and can hold plenty of hair and debris before needing to be emptied. It comes with special tools to help you clean including an upholstery tool and crevice tool. We would like to see a smaller tool for cleaning things like a computer keyboard or drawers, but maybe this will be in a future model.

It has triple-level filtration to keep the dust where it belongs and out of your home. We like that the dustbin is clear, so it is easy to see when it is full. However, to empty it, you do need to pull the filter out with your hands, so it can be a little messy.

Overall, we think that this Bissell handheld is the perfect choice, especially if you have pets and pet hair that you need to clean up.

Cordless vacuum cleaner buying guide

When Dyson announced in 2018 that they’ve decided to stop developing corded vacuums, there were plenty of sceptics. Yet, the appeal of floor care without worrying about sockets, reach limits, and tangled cables quickly converted most of those. Still, as impressive as the new technology is, in some cases, we don’t recommend ditching your corded assistant entirely. In this buying guide, we will delve into those, as well as explain other essential criteria you should consider before making the final decision.
Stick vacuum

Cordless vs corded vacuum

The cordless or rechargeable vacuums have plenty of advantages. They’re lighter, more manoeuvrable and versatile. Yet, they have weaknesses too, and no vacuum seller is likely to discuss these in detail. If you cannot decide whether your next cleaner shall have a cord or not, this section is what you need.


If your living space is small and predominantly bare-floor, a mid-range cordless may be all you require. A different picture emerges if you have a large house, fur-shedding friends, and/or plenty of medium- or deep-pile carpets. In such a case, you’ll need a model with powerful motor, long-lasting battery (or long cord) and good accessory kit. There are excellent options with and without the cable, but you’ll have a wider choice among the former. And no cordless model offers infinite runtime.


In short, you get more suction power per krona if there is a cord. High-end cordless vacuums nowadays are powerful enough to handle all the mess on their own, but you could find an equally capable corded model for one third the price. There are plenty of budget models too, but they are better suited for light cleaning tasks and local spills. With these, you might need an occasional deep cleaning with the traditional vacuum. That said, there is nothing wrong with keeping both if you have space, as they can supplement each other.


A good corded model can easily last for 10 years. The statistics for cordless vacuums are less optimistic. Usually, they serve 2 to 5 years, before breaking down or developing an issue that is too expensive to repair. With more high-end manufacturers entering the market, the durability may improve, but for now, corded models are the most reliable option.


With plug-ins, you can usually choose a bagged or bagless model. And their canisters are so big that even if you choose the latter, you’ll seldom need to touch that dusty part. Cordless models are predominantly bagless. Usually, their canisters are tiny and tricky to empty properly. People who suffer from asthma or allergies will do better with a self-sealing, bagged corded model. On the other hand, bagless vacuums are more cost-effective and eco-friendly. The biggest drawback is that little dust escapes every time you empty the bin, but some designs minimise this.

Weight and design

Getting out that big, bulky canister every time there’s some minor mess does feel like a dreadful task. Cordless vacuums are lighter, and most people get fond of shorter, targeted sessions whenever a need emerges instead of dealing with the whole house during the weekend. However, holding some cordless models can feel tiring for cleaning large areas, as the motor is usually positioned higher up. If you have chronic pain in arms or wrists, even a 3-kg stick vacuum can worsen that.

Noise levels

The currently available cordless models tend to produce 70 to 80 dB on their highest speed and are used only a few minutes at a time. Thus, this spec is unlikely to play a crucial role in your decision. However, if you really prefer a quiet hoover, there are more options among the corded ones (going even below 60 dB).


Traditional canister vacuums usually come with a wide range of accessories, for example, a second (parquet) brush for delicate flooring. With cordless models, the available accessory options often are fewer. On the other hand, nearly all cordless ones can be configured as a handheld vacuum, and some can be used in three configurations, providing endless cleaning possibilities. Cordless models (sticks particularly) are also better suited for removing spider webs higher up, cleaning stairs, cars or other non-standard tasks.


Cordless models are generally smaller than the plug-ins. Many come with docking stations that can be used either as wall or floor stands, depending on your needs. And some are so fancy-looking that you’ll be happy to keep them on display (and let your guests be jealous). The traditional canisters and uprights are less chic; thus, people usually want to tuck them away in a closet or storage room.

Extra costs

Batteries usually are the most expensive part. Once the current one wears out, a replacement pack is costly, and some manufacturers don’t keep reserves available for long. On the other hand, most cordless models nowadays come bagless and have washable filters. Thus, you can use one for quite a while without additional investments.
Cordless stick vacuum

Types of cordless vacuums

If you are reading this section, you probably still want a cordless model either as your main housekeeping tool or supplement to the traditional hoover. Luckily, several types of these appliances exist, covering all cleaning needs.

Stick vacuums

This has become the most popular design, characterised by a slim cleaning tube with the motor, canister and filter placed higher up, near the handle and controls. Such models offer excellent manoeuvrability and reach. However, with the bulk of the weight resting in your hand, they can be tiring when it comes to dealing with large areas. Sticks are often called 2-in-1 cordless vacuum cleaners. Most of them can be transformed into handhelds by removing the tube and attaching any of the included accessory nozzles.

Upright vacuums

These are bulkier than the stick versions, but their weight typically is distributed closer to the floor. This makes them more comfortable in dealing with large rooms and carpets. Besides, uprights can stand vertically on their own, which is convenient if you need to move a chair or pick up a dropped item. The uprights’ limitations pop up when you want to clean some tight spaces like corners, floors under beds, ceilings, or drapes as they are harder to lift. Luckily, many can be configured as handhelds too. Such models usually have a removable centre unit.

Handheld vacuums

Since the upper two types can be transformed into this one, you might wonder why on Earth would anyone buy a handheld. The truth is these lightweight cordless vacuums are cheaper and more portable. If you prefer a corded vacuum to handle the floorboards and carpets, but sometimes need assistance for vacuuming a car or furniture, handhelds are a great choice. Furthermore, sticks or uprights can feel heavy and clunky in their second configuration, a well-balanced handheld will be easier on your wrists.

Cylinder vacuums

These are becoming increasingly rare, but you can still find some traditionally looking canisters, just without the cord. There will be a barrel on wheels with a separate wand attached via a hose. These models work well for floors and carpets but are less versatile for other tasks.

Other types

If nothing from the options above seems right for your situation, there are quite a few innovations available. Examples involve designs that combine a cordless vacuum and a mop or models that can be configured in more than two cleaning modes.

A well-chosen cordless vacuum will transform how you feel about the floor care. Luckily, there are more models available than ever, covering all budget sizes and cleaning needs.

Kristaps Celapiters

Kristaps' journey began as a curious consumer seeking genuine, reliable advice. Frustrated by vague recommendations, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Armed with a discerning eye and a dedication to thorough research, he embarked on a mission to provide fellow consumers with reviews they can truly rely on.
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