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The 10 Best Cordless Vacuums of 2019

Cordless Vacuums: Best of 2019

For the end all, be all of cordless vacuums, look no further than the Dyson V11. Dyson touts that the V11’s 185AW watts delivers twice as much suction power as its competitors and 40 percent more than the Dyson V8. The V11 has an LCD display that shows the current mode, remaining battery life, and maintenance reminders to change filters and empty debris.

All the bells and whistles aside, the V11 is also an absolute beast when it comes to doing its job. It boasts 60 minutes of battery life, and it comes with a convenient docking station for easy storage and charging. The vacuum automatically switches between three modes depending on what type of surface its cleaning, and its included attachments help clean any surface and remove pet hair from carpet and upholstery.

With 14 cyclones and a motor that spins up to 125,000rpm, the Dyson V11 sucks up 99.7 percent of all microscopic debris. All of this makes the V11 convenient to use and one of the most efficient cordless vacuums on the market.

This is for sure one of the fancier options on the market. You can get other quality Dyson products (like the V8), for less, but no other cordless vacuum offers the same features and level of power. If you’re looking for the best of the absolute best, the Dyson V11 is in a category all of its own.

Key Features
  • Very high suction power
  • LED display
  • Charging dock
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 60 Minutes
  • Weight: 6.68 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Suction Power: 150 AW
Pros
  • The best suction power
  • Intuitive LED display
  • Intelligent cleaning modes
  • Charging dock
Cons
  • Less comfortable grip

The Shark IONFlex 2X Duo Clean is perfect for people looking for a powerful cordless vacuum but want something with flexible storing capacity. Most cordless vacuums are already thin and light, but storage isn’t ideal for everyone. Not all customers want to hang their vacuums on a dock like with V11 and XL618B.

The Shark IONFlex has Multi-Flex technology, which means it is collapsible and easier to store in a closet or smaller storage space. It also comes with several attachments that help make it great for cleaning pet hair.

The IONFlex’s DuoClean technology includes a bristle brush and a a soft roller designed to pick up fine particles in carpets and floors. The combination technology makes it great for picking up most dirt and debris, which makes the IONFlex one of the best universal cordless vacuums.

One of the drawbacks to the IONFlex is its battery life. Even on the most efficient power mode, the IONFlex’s battery tops out at 23 minutes. Thats less than half of the V11. Now, it does come with a second battery, which doubles the total time to 46 minutes. However, at a cheaper price, the MOOSOO offers more battery life and similar capacity.

The IONFlex 2X also has similar suction power compared to the MOOSOO. While SharkNinja is ambiguous on the exact specs, the suction power seems to fall around 100AW. That’s puts it on par with most of the competition.

This is one of the fancier new vacuums on the market, and we have to say we kind of love it.

Key Features
  • Mulitflex collapsible design
  • DuoClean technology
  • Extra battery
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 23 minutes
  • Weight: 8.7 pounds
  • Warranty: 5 Year
  • Suction Power: 100AW
Pros
  • Long warranty
  • Collapsible design
Cons
  • Expensive compared to competition
  • Very low battery life

For something that will get the job done, and at the opposite end of the price spectrum, the MOOSOO XL-618B will be the best option for shoppers on a budget. It strips down a lot of the bells and whistles from the V11 and offers a barebones experience that is more than enough for most users.

The updated 2019 model has 100AW of suction power, pushing it close to the range of the Dyson V11. That means it capable of cleaning hardwood floors and carpets with total ease. The XL-618B also includes a few accessories. It comes with the sofa brush, which is great for cleaning furniture, and a pet hair roller bar.

Maintenance for the XL-618B is also pretty simple. The filters are high quality, capturing 99.99 percent of fine particles. They are also washable, so you can clean out the dust and stop blockage.

While the MOOSOO doesn’t have the same technology as the V11, it does have a few caveats that make things simpler. The XL-618B has an LED indicator for the battery as well as LED headlights to light up dark areas. The battery lasts for 30 minutes, which is enough to thoroughly clean any large room. It also comes with a second battery, which pushes the total time to 60 minutes. That’s on par with the V11.

The XL-618B also markets itself as being environmentally friendly. It’s made of sustainable materials and offers high performance without contributing to pollution.

Key Features
  • Detachable hand vacuum
  • Extra battery
  • Lightweight
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 30 minutes
  • Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Suction Power: 100 AW
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Detachable hand vacuum
Cons
  • Small dustbin
  • Loud in use

The Womow W9 is another great option for those of you looking for a decent cordless vacuum on a budget. There aren’t a lot of extra features or unique elements to the W9, but it provides a solid vacuum experience for those looking for something basic.

The Womow is very lightweight at 5.3 pounds. That makes it great for cleaning floors as well as curtains and walls. The W9 also markets itself as very quiet. At 84dB, it will clean your house without waking everyone up or sending your pets into a total frenzy. The W9 also has a detachable handheld vac, further adding to its flexibility.

It also boasts and impressive layered filtration system to help capture dirt and tiny debris. The W9 also has several modes to make it ideal for any situation.

While the W9 is significantly cheaper than the comparable IONFlex 2X, it does have a few drawbacks. For one, it has similar battery issues to the 2X. On its regular mode, the battery lasts for 30 minutes, and only 11 minutes on Max. That may be enough to get a room or two done, but it’s nowhere near the capability of the MOOSOO or V11.

Its suction power also leaves a lot to be desired. While it’s ambiguous about its exact wattage, it falls in around 100AW with the IONFlex. That’s strong enough for most jobs, but you’ll have to use the power-draining max mode to get any substantial cleaning done.

However, the Womwo W9 offers a lot of bang for your buck.

Key Features
  • Converts to handheld vacuum
  • Layered filtration system
  • LED headlights
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 35 minutes
  • Weight: 5.29 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Suction Power: 100AW
Pros
  • 2-in-1 convertible
  • Low noise level
Cons
  • Short warranty compared to industry
  • Struggles cleaning carpets

For something sleek and futuristic looking, look no further than the Bissell Air Ram 1984. Aesthetics aside, though, this is an elegant and convenient cordless vacuum that can get the job done in most scenarios.

The Air Ram 1984 is quite a bit larger than a lot of the other cordless vacuums on this list. That means it is not as versatile as some of the other options, and it doesn’t have a handheld feature like some of the competitors. The upside to that, though, is the increased size of its dust bin. The other vacuums may require you to empty the bin every time, or every other time at the very least. The 1984’s larger dust bin means you can worry less about emptying out its contents.

The 1984 has a lot of versatility too. For its bulky size, it has a great swivel, and lowers enough to go under most furniture. It also has LED headlights for dark spaces and seeing fine dirt on hardwood floors.

Performance-wise, it is on par with the IONFlex 2x, which puts it in the 100AW range. It is for sure a decent competitor in its class.

However, despite its similar capabilities, its performance on carpets is so-so. If you just have hardwood floors that isn’t a dealbreaker. But for those who have carpets primarily in their house, other options may serve them better at a similar price.

Key Features
  • Large dust bin
  • LED headlights
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 40 minutes
  • Weight: 7.75 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Suction Power: 100AW
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Large dust bin
  • Decent battery
Cons
  • Bulky and heavy compared to competition
  • Struggles cleaning carpets

For a simple cordless vacuum that gets the job done, look no further Thant the Bissell Lift-Off 2in1. It lacks a lot of the bells and whistles of the top tier options, and it doesn’t have the same suction power as more expensive options. But, the Bissell Lift-Off's great for those on a tight budget and just looking for something good enough.

It has the 2in1 features of most of the cordless vacuums on this list. The detachable hand vacuum is great for cleaning furniture, tables, and other things like curtains and beds. It also has a 2-Way folding handle which makes it easy to store, similar to the IONFlex.

Battery life is also decent, given the price. Users report a run-time of about 25-30 minutes. That’s even better than some of its more expensive competition.

Suction power does leave some to be desired, though. Bissell has not released an official spec, but it seems to be less than 100AW. That’s definitely lower than most of the competition, but at a lower price, it may be worth it.

The biggest selling point of the Lift-Off is affordability. There are definitely better cordless vacuums out there, and it doesn’t come anywhere close to competing with the Dyson V11. But for those looking for something that works well enough, you can’t go wrong with the Bissell Lift-Off.

Key Features
  • 2-way folding handle
  • Removable handheld vacuum
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Suction Power: <100AW
Pros
  • 2-way folding handle for easy storage
  • Pet hair strip for easy pickup
  • On/off brush roll
Cons
  • Less-than-desirable suction power
  • So-so battery

For those who want the benefits of some of the smaller, simpler cordless vacuums without sacrificing the effectiveness of higher-end models, the Deik 2in1 is for you. It’s lightweight and simple to use, but it still has some of the great features of the mid-range vacuums on this list.

The most unique thing about the Deik Cordless 2in1 is its detachable ergonomic handle design. The handle comes right off to become a handheld vacuum, and its modern handle makes it comfortable to hold in either mode.

The Deik also has LED headlights to track dirt, and its 4-Stage filtration system effectively captures 99.97 percent of dirt.

Emptying the dust bin on the Deik is as simple as pressing a button, and the dust bin will automatically release for easy hands-free maintenance.

The Deik 2in1 has a lithium battery that lasts up to 25 minutes, which is comparable to products in its price range.

The Deik 2in1 also has decent suction, with comparable rates to the Dyson V8 at 100AW. It is also incredibly lightweight, weighing less than 5 pounds.

Now the Deik 2in1 isn’t perfect. For one, it feels a lot cheaper than a lot of the other products on this list, particularly the name brand ones. That doesn’t affect much in performance, but it will matter to those who are paying good money and expect a premium-feeling product.

The Deik also lacks a lot of the indicators and power modes found on other cordless vacuums.

Key Features
  • LED headlights
  • 4-Stage filtration system
  • 26V Battery
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 25 minutes
  • Weight: 4.7 pounds
  • Warranty: 15 months
  • Suction Power: 100AW
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight, even among lighter competition
  • Includes replacement parts in box
Cons
  • Short warranty
  • Cheap build quality

Here is another cordless vacuum that will draw the attention of people on tight budgets and thrifty-shoppers in general.

The Dirt Devil Reach Max isn’t going to blow anyone’s socks off, nor is it even close to its competition at the higher end of the spectrum. What it does offer is a bare-bones experience that will get the job done.

The Dirt Devil Reach Max offers a few tools with the vacuum, like a crevice tool and carpet nozzle, but it doesn’t have a pet brush that would make it ideal for cleaning vents or picking up pet hair.

The Dirt Devil Reach Max also doesn’t have as much suction power as its higher-end competitors, but it is on par with the Bissell Lift-Off, which is in the sub 100AW range. That’s still strong enough for most jobs.

To help improve its performance on carpet, the Dirt Devil Reach Max includes a SPIN4PRO premium brush roll that helps it pick up even more dirt on carpets and hard floors.

The Dirt Devil Reach Max also performs moderately better on battery life. Whereas a lot of competitors in the lower price range have batteries that last 15 minutes, the Reach Max lasts for 25 minutes. That’s close to some of the more premium options on this list, though it doesn’t include a secondary battery to further boost its run-time.

All in all, though, the Dirt Devil Reach Max is great for people looking for a vacuum that’s good enough with a decent battery life for its price.

Key Features
  • SPIN4PRO premium brushroll
  • 24V lithium-ion battery
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 25 minutes
  • Weight: 6.39 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Suction Power: <100AW
Pros
  • Premium brushroll picks up hair and dirt
  • Longer battery life
Cons
  • Low suction power
  • Lack of accessories in box

Black+Decker is offering a solid product with HCUA525JP at a competitive price. This cordless 2in1 is part of the Powerseries Pro line, and is aimed at people looking for effective vacuums for cleaning pet hair.

The Black+Decker is by far one of the most technically innovative in this price range. It has LED indicators for several important features. There is an indicator for battery life and FILTERSENSE, which updates users on when the dustbin needs emptied. The HCUA525JP’s AUTOSENSE also automatically shifts modes based on what surface it is cleaning, making it more effective and efficient with its battery.

Like some of the competition, the Black+Decker has a detachable handheld component. This one is a bit heftier than the competition, though, and comes with a with a longer hose, which makes it great for cleaning furniture and deeper crevices.

The vacuum itself has a rubber brush with anti-tangle bristles. That makes it great for digging into carpets and pulling up hair or dirt buried in hard to reach spots. The dust compactor packs dirt together in the canister, meaning you have to empty the dust bin less often.

One of the other great selling point’s of the HCUA525JP is the battery life. Based on its mode, the battery can last up to 60 minutes. That’s double what a lot of the competition in this price range offers.

There is one drawback, though. The Black+Decker does have a lower suction power than some of its competitors. It’s not a big deal because of its many other features, but it does mean its 50AW is not equipped for every vacuuming scenario.

But, the HCUA525JP is a great option for people who have pets or need a heavy-duty hand vacuum.

Key Features
  • Large handheld vacuum
  • Battery sensor
  • AUTOSENSE technology
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 60 Minutes
  • Weight: 8 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Suction Power: 50AW
Pros
  • Large, perfect for pets
  • Dust compactor holds more dirt
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Low suction power

The Hoover Linx is perhaps one of the most capable lightweight cordless vacuums in this price range, and it has name recognition to boot. It has an intuitive design and interface, and its perfect for quick cleanups.

Placement is everything on the Hoover Linx. The power control button is within reach of the user’s thumb, so it is easy to switch from one mode to the next. It isn’t quite automatic detection, but its the next best thing.

It also has an easy to read battery fuel gauge, which shows how much longer the battery has to last. That doesn’t matter too much, though. Because for all the Linx’s positives, it has a dismal battery life. The Hoover Linx tops out at 15 minutes.

Its lightweight design and extreme recline handle makes it great for cleaning anywhere and under furniture. Its also easy to empty the dustbin with the Linx’s Bottom-Release dirt cup. The push of a button automatically empties the dustbin from the bottom.

The Linx does have plenty of suction power. With 110AW, it nudges out a lot of the competition in this price range, like the Air Max 1984 or the IONFlex 2X. That means it can tackle most cleaning situations, and is great for carpet or hardwood floors.

The Linx is also priced competitively, and you can find amazing deals online. It's a solid option from a trusted brand — and it will get the job done.

Key Features
  • Extreme recline handle
  • Edge cleaning bristles
  • Battery fuel gauge indicator
Specifications
  • Cordless Running Time: 15 minutes
  • Weight: 110AW
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Suction Power: 110AW
Pros
  • More powerful suction compared to competition
  • Easy to read LED indicators
  • Easy to use mode controls
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Small dustbin

How We Determined the Best Cordless Vacuum

There are a lot of factors to consider when purchasing a cordless vacuum, especially if you have pets. For our list, we boiled it down to these major factors.

Cordless Running Time: One of the benefits of cordless vacuums is their versatility without being constrained by a power cord. That obviously means they run on an internal battery. If that battery runs on the short side, the vacuum obviously isn't that useful because you have to wait for it to charge. The longer the running time the better.

Weight: Cordless vacuums are great for cleaning in a variety of spaces, especially along stairs and other hard-to-reach places. Bulky vacuums can be problematic to use, even if they are cordless. The less weight they have, the better.

Warranty: Warranties are important for any electronic device, and this is no less true for vacuums. With so many moving parts, combined with the nature of the vacuum's duty, malfunctions are bound to happen in some devices. A solid warranty plan provides peace of mind, and can even save users money down the road.

Suction Power (in Air Watts): Suction power (obviously) determines how powerful the vacuum is. Higher suction power means it can pull dirt and debris from even the thickest carpets. High suction power isn't necessary for flat surfaces like hardwood or vinyl, but it doesn't hurt to have either. The more suction power a vacuum has, the more capable it is. Suction power is measured in air watts (AW).

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