Best Handheld Vacuum

Best Handheld Vacuum

Handheld vacuums are one of my favorite inventions.  My car seems to be in constant need of vacuuming. There are a few really important factors I look for when shopping for one.  The main requirements for handheld vacuums are that they need to be light, portable and still good at cleaning.  Here is our breakdown of some of the popular models around at the moment.

Vax H85-GA-B10 Gator Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Main Featuresvax-h85-ga-b10-gator

  • Cordless
  • Lightweight
  • 2 Year Guarantee with Vax UK

Overview

The Vax H85-GA-B10 is a cordless handheld vacuum from Vax. Its dimensions are 38.5cm x 9.5cm x 14cm and weighs in at 1.24Kg. It has a 0.3 litre waste capacity in its bagless casing and a 10 volt motor to power the vacuum which can last up to 15 minutes on a single charge.

vax-h85-ga-b10-gator-emptyingHowever, because of the small motor this will struggle to pick up fine things like pet hair as it is not powerful enough, for that you should consider something like the Vax H85-GA-P18.
It comes with a crevice tool for those difficult to reach areas and just get fitted to the nozzle when required. This is one of the lowest priced handheld vacuums and is currently one of the most popular and you also get a 2 year warranty with this vacuum.

Pros

Cordless
Lightweight

Cons

Suction lets it down
Limited useable time before recharge required
Small waste storage

Conclusion

Overall the Vax H85-GA-B10 is good just for general light use.

Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner [Energy Class A]

Main Featuresdyson-v6-cordless-vacuum-cleaner

  • Cleaner head that is motorised
  • Cordless
  • Dual Cyclone Vacuum to pick up fine dust

Overview

The Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum cleaner is 121.4cm x 20.8cm x 25cm in size and weighs 2kg. With its double cyclone cone technology incorporated in this it has a powerful suction that doesn’t fade and can clean for about 20 minutes before needing to recharge its lithium-ion battery.

There is even a Max power button to increase the cleaning performance significantly but this means that it will only run for about 6 minutes in this mode. It also comes with a motorised head to power through the dirt as well as your normal attachments which are stored on the docking station.
It has an integral 0.4 litre dustbin built in that is simple and easy to empty.dyson-v6-cordless-vacuum-cleaner-wastedyson-v6-cordless-vacuum-cleaner-head

 

 

 

 

Pros

Good Suction
Decent useable time before recharge required

Cons

Noisy
Expensive

Conclusion

Overall this is a very good handheld vacuum, though it is quite noisy 150 dB and one of the more expensive handhelds out there at the moment.

Black & Decker VH780 Vacuum

Main Featuresblack-decker-vh780-vacuum-skirting

  • Can be use to Inflate mattresses
  • Blowing feature for small garage or outside clearance
  • 0.37 litre waste capacity
  • 2 year guarantee

Overview

The Black & Decker VH780 vacuum is 35.5cm x 34.5cm x23.2cm in size and weighs about 2.5kg with a 780 Watt motor to power it via a 6 meter power cable.
It uses cyclonic technology which keeps the dust inside it moving and so keeps the filter clear for longer to achieve better cleaning results for longer. It should be noted that the filter feels a bit fragile so may not be strong enough to withstand constant cleaning but this is only a minor issue.
black-decker-vh780-vacuumThe VH780 has a 0.37 litre waste capacity built in and this can be easily emptied with a quick release catch when you can see it is full through the transparent casing.
It also comes with the usual assortment of attachments to aid in getting to those hard to reach areas.
This also has the additional benefit of being able to be used as a mattress inflator and small blower that can be used to clear a small room or small leaves and debris outside.
Black & Decker also provide a 2 year guarantee for this which should provide peace of mind.

Prosblack-decker-vh780-vacuum-blower

Good Suction
Can be used as a blower / inflator
2 year guarantee

Cons

One of the heavier handhelds

Conclusion

Overall the suction for this is good and as it currently retails in the lower price range is good value for money.

Black + Decker Lithium Compact Pivot Vacuum

Main Featuresblack-decker-lithium-compact-pivot-vacuum

  • Unique 200 degree pivoting nozzle
  • Cordless with fade free suction
  • Strong suction

Overview

The Black & Decker Lithium Compact Pivot Vacuum is cordless and has an 18V battery and a size of 17.0cm x 14.0cm x 26.0cm weighing in at 1.38kg. The motor provides good suction and can run for approximately 10 -15 minutes on one charge, though it is a bit noisy at 85dB.
black-decker-lithium-compact-pivot-vacuum-wasteWaste from the vacuums 0.44 litre waste box can easily be emptied from the side of the unit with ease.
The unique pivoting nozzle on the vacuum can move through 200 degrees and with its integrated tools makes cleaning those hard to reach areas a lot easier.
The suction from this is good and can pick up most of the dirt and dust except possibly dust and dirt deeply embedded in the carpet.

Pros

Good Suction
Decent sized waste box
Pivoting Nozzle

Cons

Limited useable time before recharge required.

Conclusion

You could do a lot worse than this mid-range priced cordless Black & Decker Lithium Compact Pivot Vacuum as it is compares better to most of the cordless handhelds.

Black + Decker Lithium Flexi Vacuum

Main Features

black-decker-lithium-flexi-vacuum
  • 1.5 metre Integrated flexible hose
  • Cordless with fade free suction

Overview

The cordless Black & Decker Lithium Flexi Vacuum is 30cm x 27cm x 16cm and is light weighing in at 1.47 Kg.
It is powered by an 18 Volt Lithium Ion battery that takes about 4 hrs to charge and can provide fade free suction for up to 15 minutes on a full charge.
The motor sound is rated at 80dB, but with its noise reducing design it should be able to be used without waking up everyone in the house. The suction provided by its cyclonic action and triple filtration is good and so the cleaning power is very effective.
black-decker-lithium-flexi-vacuum-in-useThe side emptying 0.56 litre waste box has been designed to make it as easy as possible. You are provided with the normal attachment tools but the standout feature is the wrap around 1.5 metre hose that enables you to clean high, low, between and underneath your obstacles with ease.

Pros
Good Suction
Large sized waste box
1.5 metre flexi hose
Cons
Limited useable time before recharge required.

Conclusion

This Black + Decker Lithium Flexi Vacuum falls in the high mid range price bracket and its long flexible hose make it handy vacuum to get in those tight corners.

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