The handheld vacuum cleaners they can get us out of a tight spot quickly at a certain point Convenient, small, and typically cordless, these vacuum cleaners are so quick to operate that virtually every home has one in the kitchen.
Of course, we will have to make sure we buy a model that meets our expectations. And for this, we must analyze a series of keys.
Because if once we have the data we dedicate a little time to prioritize what is most important to us, we can buy the best handheld vacuum cleaner adapted to the specific needs of our home and the users who are going to use it.
These types of vacuum cleaners are so practical that they are even used to clean the car! Precisely because of the versatility of these objects, we must be clear about what we want to use them for and thus choose the best power or characteristic in them.
Our favorite handheld vacuum cleaner is Holife’s since it has all the necessary characteristics to meet the objective of always having our rooms clean at home or our car.
Keys to keep in mind
The power of the motor will indicate its suction capacity, which is why it is a key feature in our handheld vacuum cleaner.
But we must have an idea of what we are going to do because it will not take the same power to absorb crumbs as to catch dust or pet hair.
The maximum power may be between 60 and 100W and a voltage that exceeds 12V. Below these figures we could not be sure that we are dealing with a versatile vacuum cleaner, capable of capturing all kinds of dirt.
On the contrary, and although we can choose vacuum cleaners with higher powers, it is very important that in these cases we make sure that they include the ability to regulate the power, so as not to waste excessively the battery unnecessarily.
Corded handheld vacuum cleaners no longer make sense. We now find really powerful battery-powered vacuum cleaners, giving us more freedom to cover all our cleaning needs.
As a general rule, these types of vacuum cleaners use Lithium Ion batteries because they charge quickly. Of course, they are shock-sensitive batteries, so they are devices that we must take care of with care.
Ideally, the battery should last between 25 and 30 minutes at least and take no more than 5 hours to fully charge. Anything that improves those times will be an important point in favor of the model in question.
In addition, and although not all have it, it is recommended that these vacuum cleaners have a base to recharge them. It is the most comfortable way to use them since, if they are stored in the base, whenever we want to use them they will be charged.
However, we will also find them with plug chargers, to store them where it is most comfortable for us.
Now, let’s keep in mind that the battery life will depend largely on its power. And the higher the power, the higher the battery consumption.
What do they allow to aspire?
Not all vacuum cleaners are prepared to suck up all kinds of debris. The normal thing is that all of them can absorb the crumbs that may remain on the ground when eating bread, for example.
However, some are capable of sucking up dust or even allergy-causing agents (such as mites).
We will even find vacuum cleaners that can suck liquids, to deal with spills of water or soft drinks that may be in the home.
But beware! We bear in mind that this last capacity does not depend only on the power of the device. If we want it to be able to aspirate liquids, we will have to make sure that the manufacturer explicitly indicates this.
Vacuum cleaner filters
With filters, the vacuum cleaner makes sure that the debris it has sucked in does not leak out of the tank.
There are several types of filters, depending on the needs we want to cover:
- HEPA filter: They are the most efficient since they capture the smallest particles and even mites or other allergens. They are more expensive filters (normally, between € 15 or € 20), which must be replaced regularly (approximately every 3 months, depending on their use). These types of filters are only recommended in hand-held vacuum cleaners for very specific cases. For example, when the handheld vacuum cleaner is used as a complement to maintain cleanliness in the home or when it is used in general and there is a baby at home. other cheaper and more practical options when it comes to maintaining them.
- Multilayer filters: They are also quite effective at sucking up dust or absorbing allergenic elements. However, they are not as expensive products to replace as HEPA filters (about € 10 or € 12).
- Washable filters: They are the cheapest option (usually around € 9) and extend the life of each filter. On the contrary, as a general rule they will not capture allergens.
It is important that the head is designed to collect debris in a targeted manner and with a small nozzle. In this way, the suction will be concentrated, improving its efficiency.
As a tip, it is important that handheld vacuum cleaners have an easily removable tank, because that will allow cleaning to be simple and fast, without being a hassle.
It is also important to know, as obvious as it may seem, that the larger the tank, the less often we will have to clean it. So, if that is a value for us, we should opt for large deposits.
Dimensions and weight of the vacuum cleaner
This type of vacuum cleaner is designed to operate with one hand. So its size and weight should matter to us.
Although the dimensions should be easy to handle with one hand, the weight of the vacuum cleaner should not exceed 1.5kg.
Otherwise, we will end up forgetting this vacuum cleaner due to the difficulty or discomfort of using something that weighs so much or is not easy to handle.
Some handheld vacuums contain cool extras like accessories to hook onto the nozzle. In this way, we can reach every corner and vacuum on all types of surfaces.
Some accessories will even allow us to vacuum the hair of our pets.
Our favorite: Holife
- 12Kpa Powerful Suction: Holife stick handheld vacuum is built-in cyclone technology which provides a 12Kpa powerful suction. It could easily pick up ground-in dirt, fine dust, and large debris from hardwood floor, tile floor and short hair carpets etc. It also performs well on all kinds of stairs and windowsills, sofa and bed, desk and curtain.
- 2-in-1 Stick Handheld Vacuum Corded: It is a handheld vacuum cleaner or easily convert it to a stick vacuum cleaner by adding the hand stick and removable floor brush. With versatile attachments, also include crevice tool and brush tool, providing all-around cleaning.
- Lightweight & 360° Swivel Steering: This vacuum cleaner has Ultra-light construction for super comfortable carrying. You can easily clean the corners of the ceiling. 360° on left and right, 90° on front and back to give you free movement and easy to clean stairs, kitchen, hard to reach corners and wall edges.
- 0.8 L Large Dust Container & HEPA filter: Comes with Removable & Washable 0.8L dust holder and 2 HEPA filters. The HEPA filter can lock in small particles that other vacuums would simply re-circulate back into the air of your home.
- Easy Storage: Come with a cord wrap hook on the back of the extension handle pole. You can simply wrap the power cord around the hook for convenient storage when put the vacuum cleaner away.
This handheld vacuum cleaner has all the necessary characteristics to meet the objective of always having our rooms clean at home or in our car.
The main virtue of this model from the Holife brand is its suction capacity, something basic in these devices. Thanks to a power of 100 W it provides a strong cyclonic suction that is capable of absorbing up to coins. So dust, crumbs or lint are easy prey for this vacuum cleaner.
It has small dimensions (40 cm long x 11 cm wide) and a weight that does not exceed a kilo and a half so it is very light when using it. As it is wireless, it can be used in hard-to-reach places such as corners or under tables or chairs.
As for the autonomy of the vacuum cleaner, the lithium battery that it has lasts approximately 30 minutes, more than enough time to clean a room or to leave the car in perfect condition. The battery takes between three and four hours to charge.
Another highlight of this model is its versatility. This handheld vacuum cleaner comes with three accessories: a tool to reach debris in corners and tight spaces, a dust brush to collect dirt on delicate surfaces, and a nozzle to clean up unexpected liquid spills. although not more than 100 ml.
Finally, the motor does not make excessive noise and the vacuum cleaner comes with two removable and washable filters.
Runner-up: BLACK + DECKER Dustbuster
- Lithium Ion for long battery life and outstanding performance; Always ready holds a charge for upto 18 months
- Long life, Lightweight, and no memory effect.Suction Power 15.2 AW; Dustbowl Capacity: 20.6 ounces
- Smart Charge Technology uses upto 50 percent less energy,air Watts: 15.2 Watts, Voltage: 16V MAX
- Cyclonic action helps to keep the filter clean and power strong, translucent bagless dirt bowl easy to see dirt and empty
- Rotating slim nozzle for a variety of applications, removable, washable bowl and filters for thorough cleaning
A very versatile vacuum cleaner from a manufacturer like BLACK + DECKER that is always a guarantee for the consumer. The tip of the device has the function of rotating up to 180º to reach the most difficult areas to vacuum.
Its 16V of power make this model have a very good suction capacity and be very useful for collecting waste in the kitchen or living room.
It has a cyclonic action that helps to always keep the vacuum cleaner filter clean. In addition, the bagless container where dirt is deposited is transparent so it can be easily checked when it is fully full. Comes with a swivel slim nozzle for a variety of applications
When this happens, this BLACK + DECKER vacuum cleaner is easily disassembled to be able to dispose of the remains and wash it with water for later use.
The lithium battery with the account charges in approximately four hours and uses up to 50 percent less energy.
Other options: Bissell
- Every Bissell purchase helps save pets. Bissell proudly supports Bissell Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets.
- Cordless Power: Lithium-ion battery provides up to 12 minutes of cordless cleaning power for quick clean ups almost anywhere.
- On-the-Go Cleaning. Compact enough to store, clean and charge in your car or office.
- Tools Included. 2-in-1 Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush store together with hand vacuum on one stand, so they're always ready to clean.
- USB Charger. Charging is convenient and versatile with the standard charger and included USB charging cable.
A different model due to its size and design and with a more adjusted price thinking of those who want to make a smaller outlay to have a vacuum cleaner of this type.
This model from the manufacturer Bissell is perfect for those who have pets and have to collect the hair they leave at home. But it is also very useful for cleaning upholstery and stairs.
It has a special rubber nozzle that allows you to easily collect the hair left by dogs or cats both on the floor and on carpets or on the upholstery of sofas or car seats. In addition, it brings another nozzle of another size to collect larger waste.
- 【7Kpa Powerful Cyclonic Suction】Hikeren handheld vacuum utilizes a 100W high-powered motor with 7000pa strong suction, quickly clean up all garbage in seconds, great for cleaning dust, crumbs, as well as spilled milk and coffee, enjoy your cleaning work. An excellent choice for both car and home!
- 【Cordless & Portable Vacuum】Cord-free! Hassle-free! This portable handheld vacuum is cordless and lightweight, which give more convenience to your cleaning work, free your movement. You can take it to anywhere and reach hard-to-reach areas, provide a full range cleaning of your home! This vacuum cleaner aslo can be used as a car vacuum.
- 【3-in-1 Versatility Wet&Dry】Hikeren handheld vacuum cleaner equipped with 3 different types of attachments to meet all cleaning needs, help you thoroughly clean the dust on sofa, ceiling, car and so on. The crevice nozzle can even make it suck up to 10ml of liquid for each time.
- 【Durable in Use】The cordless handheld vacuum adopt the stainless steel HEPA filter (20 times that of normal Hepa filter ), which is durable and washable with good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, no worry for changing the filter after every use.
- 【Quick Charge & Multiple Protection】Adopted 3x2200mah high capacity Lithium batteries, Hikeren portable vacuum cleaner takes 3-4 hours for fully charge, and the continuous running time is up to 25 minutes at least. Meantime, the temperature protection, input voltage protection, input current protection, and short circuit protection better ensure equipment safety throughout the charging process.
With a price similar to the first two vacuum cleaners, this model from the Homasy brand can be a good choice. It has 100 W of power and a suction power equal to the favorite in this comparison.
It is ideal for vacuuming food scraps, pet hair or those tiny particles that remain on sofas. It comes with three different types of accessories and is capable of sucking up to 100 ml of liquids.
It has a high capacity lithium-ion battery that allows you to use the vacuum cleaner for 30 minutes. Fully charges in 3-4 hours. In turn, the portable vacuum cleaner comes with a 600 ml container to collect waste, a more than generous size to store dirt during that half hour of continuous use.
It can work up to 500 times with a lifespan of up to five years.
- Dustbowl capacity 31.8 ounces; Lithium technology provides strong suction and extended run time, 1.5 AH
- Increased bowl capacity, washable bowl and filter
- A crevice tool for hard to reach areas and brush for upholstery
- Wide mouth design for large debris and cyclonic action helps keep the filter clean and suction strong
- Lightweight and portable design. 10 hours, Power Rating: 10.8
A vacuum cleaner that stands out above all for its power. This model from the manufacturer JackMo uses a 120W ultra high power motor with suction up to 7Kpa, one of the most powerful on the market. Its charging time is similar to the previous models described (3-5 hours).
This appliance has three stages of filtration to provide excellent dust cleaning and filtering effect. The HEPA filter can be easily removed and cleaned. This means that the filter is more durable and improves the suction power.
It comes with three types of accessories. The portable vacuum helps clean sofas, corners, and other hard-to-reach places. In addition, it comes with a brush-nozzle ideal for cleaning narrow areas. And finally it has an accessory for liquids.