Top 5 Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

March 28, 2014 in Vacuum Cleaner by Jeannine

It is not convenient to use an average sized vacuum cleaner in small spaces and tight corners. That is why a good handheld vacuum cleaner is perfect for cleaning up messes created in your car, under your seats, in between your sofa’s and in your upholstery.

A few questions you need to ask yourself before you buy a handheld vacuum cleaner are listed below:

  1. What is the weight?
  2. Does it come with attachments?
  3. Is it Corded or Cordless? How long does the cordless machine take to fully recharge? How long can a fully recharged machine operate for?
  4. How well does it pick up dirt along the edges?

If the answers to these questions are satisfactory, you have conquered the first hurdle in purchasing the perfect handheld cleaner.

Throughout this article I will attempt to explore the 5 best handheld vacuums based on their answers to the questions above.

1. Karcher WV60 Window Vac-Window Cleaning Vacuum Kit:

The WV60 is a cordless, compact sized handheld cleaner, weighing in at 1.5 lbs. It takes between 2-3 hours to recharge its lithium ion battery cell, and can run for 20 minutes when it is on full charge.

Accessories include a suction blade, spray bottle and glass cleaning liquid; making it excellent for cleaning windows, mirrors, tiles, floors, counter tops and shower screens.This easy to use unit is efficient, and picks up all moisture in a fast and streak-free manner.

2. Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B

The Eureka EasyClean is a corded and bag less cleaner, with a weight of 4.8 lbs. Its powerful suction (5.5 amps) makes it perfect for cleaning carpets, upholstery, cars, staircases and floors. The brush roll, crevice tool and riser visor allow it to pick up small particles of dirt in previously hard to reach places.

Though it does not run on batteries, there is a long 20 Ft cord that gives you the freedom to move around a wide range with no difficulty.

3. Black & Decker PD1200-GB 12 V Flexi Vac Cordless Dustbuster

The PD1200-GB Dustbuster is a powerful 7 lbs handheld cleaner, with a 12 volt lithium ion battery that runs for 12-20 minutes when fully charged(It takes 3-4 hours to achieve a full charge).

The cleaner has a flexible hose, a flip out upholstery brush, a crevice tool for tight spaces and a pet tool to get rid of those annoying and numerous pet hairs. The design of the PD1200, makes it flexible,easy to use and extremely efficient at cleaning different types of dirt.

4. Black & Decker PHV1810 Cordless Pivot Head Vacuum

The PHV1810 is a cordless cleaner, weighing in at 4.4 lbs. Its small size should not fool you, as it packs 18 volts of power that suck up the tiniest particles of dirt, leaving you with a spotless space. It’s definitely one of the best small vacuums available right now, especially at it’s current price range.

This noise-free cleaner also comes with a pivoting nozzle, on-board brush and crevice tool, to help you access the furthest and smallest nooks and crannies. The wide nozzle allows you to pick up large piles of debris in one large scoop.

5. Vax H90-GA-B Gator Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

The Vax Gator is a lightweight(2.7 lbs) and cordless handheld cleaner, with a 10.8 voltage and rechargeable battery that runs for 12 minutes. This cleaner is perfect for dry spills; using its impressive suction power to pick up dirt, crumbs and other typical house hold messes.

It has a Gator mouth(hence its name) for easy and efficient emptying of dirt, as well as a crevice tool that makes it easy for you to clean out those tight corners.

Hopefully your search for the perfect handheld cleaner has been made easier and faster by the article above. These cleaners vary in their price, voltage and weight. But one quality they all share is their efficient and flexible suction power. According to Home Floor Experts, having a good vacuum is one of the most important steps to keeping your home floors looking clean and presentable.