Cordless vacuum cleaners are convenient because they allow you to clean anywhere in your home without the added concern of having a trailing cable or finding a power outlet nearby. They do this by relying on a rechargeable battery pack installed in the vacuum cleaner. Cordless vacuum cleaners come in many different sizes and with a plethora of features. There should be a price to suit every budget.
Cordless models can be used on wooden, vinyl, tiled or carpet surface. They can be small like handheld or stick vacs or traditional upright vacuum cleaner. The weight of a cordless stick vacuum cleaner is typically 5-7 pounds whereas a full size vacuum cleaner will weigh 20 – 25 pounds.
Cordless handheld vacuums with wet and dry features are particularly useful for quick cleaning task such as spilt coffee, or dirt in a small area of the house. These kinds of chores are much easier with cordless vacuums which are quicker to get directly to the affected area than a full size vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning inside cupboards or cleaning curtains are just two other possibilities for these lightweight vacuums. Depending on the type and model of the cordless vacuum cleaner, you will find either bagged or bagless systems for collection of dirt. Bags often offer better suction whereas bagless models are easier to maintain.
Cordless Vacuum Cleaners Recommendations
1. Dirt Devil M083414 Extreme Power Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
This vacuum weighs 6 pounds, has a cleaning head 10 inches wide and stands 42.5 inches high and is a stick slim line cordless vacuum cleaner. Recharging is on a floor mounted charger which also acts as a stand. The Dirt Devil can be left on the charger continuously when not in use. It has rotating brushes to better clean carpets but they automatically stop rotating when cleaning solid floors. This vacuum cleaner uses a bag less dirt collection system and deposits dirt into a transparent removable collector for easy emptying.
2. Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum
The Hoover weighs 7.2 pounds and stands 42 inches high with a cleaning head of 11 inches. This is a cyclonic bag less vacuum with a detachable clear dirt box for easy emptying. Powered by an 18 volt lithium Ion battery, the battery can be fully recharged within three hours. There is a blue LED battery charge level indicator on the handle of this Hoover. Also controlled by a one touch switch on the handle are the powered rotating brushes which help lift dirt from within the pile of your carpet. The brushes can be turned off for use on solid floor surfaces. The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum also has edge cleaning bristles to enable you to get into corners and of course closer along edges. This is a powerful lightweight vacuum cleaner which will pick up everything from pet hairs in your low pile carpet to cereal on the kitchen floor.
3. Hoover H2510 Impulse Cordless Electric Power Mop
This is a lightweight Ni Cad battery powered wet and dry vacuum cleaner ideally suited for solid floors. Weighing 8 pounds, the cleaning head is 11 inches wide and handle 44 inches high. The handle folds down to help with storage. This is a twin tank machine to keep clean and dirty water separate. It has a scrub mode to lift dried on dirt and the squeegee can mop up spills and virtually dry the wet floor. The Hoover H2510 can be left on continuous charge so that it is always ready for use.