If there is a human invention out there that a homemaker can’t do without, the handheld vacuum takes all other appliances (quite literally) to the cleaners.
These portable beauties can help you out of a tight spot at any point of time – whether it’s just generic household cleaning, or your weekly car dust-off – the importance of this easy-to-use boon of technology cannot be stressed enough.
However, with utility comes variety, and that is where the average consumer is spoilt for choice. The quintessential dilemma for every homemaker is plain and simple – which handheld vacuum should I buy?
Well, you can breathe a sigh. We’ve done the research for you! We’ve averaged the following parameters to come up with the best handheld vacuums that take a holistic view of your needs.
So, just take your pick, and happy cleaning!
1) Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000FL 20-Volt
Performance – 4.5 | Portability – 4.0 | Special Features – 4.0 | Charging time and Battery Life – 4.0
This marvel of handheld automation does justice to the century old Black & Decker name, and is our star performer of the year.
With separate tools for crevices, brushes, and pet hair, the BDH2000FL packs a major punch- all in just 3.8 pounds.
Add to that its bag-less operation and a washable filter, and, well what are you waiting for?
2) Hoover Linx Pet Hand Vac
Performance – 4.0 | Portability – 3.0 | Special Features – 4.0 | Charging time and Battery Life – 4.5
With a motorized brush and a best in class charging time of only 3 hours, the Linx is a close second in our list of superstar handheld vacuums.
Powered by an 18 volt suction motor and packed with other standard features, its 5 pound weight is the only thing that you should be wary of before zeroing in on this vacuum.
3) Dyson DC59 Motorhead
Performance – 4.0 | Portability – 3.0 | Special Features – 4.0 | Charging time and Battery Life – 3.0
This flagship Dyson handheld vacuum comes with a special ‘boost’ mode which increases its cleaning speed as compared to its competitors.
It also boasts of the largest cleaning path (9.8 inches), comfortably outperforming other vacuums in the market.
However, its weight and charge time continue to deter its ascent to the top of our list.
4) Black & Decker BDH2000PL Lithium Pivot Vacuum
Performance – 3.0 | Portability – 4.5 | Special Features – 2.5 | Charging time and Battery Life – 4.5
With the lowest charge time industry-wide, Black & Decker’s second entrant on our list is the lightest and the most compact of them all.
However, it has a sub-standard run time, and the length of its cleaning path is average at best.
5) Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac 71B
Performance – 3.5 | Portability – 3.0 | Special Features – 4.0 | Charging time and Battery Life – 3.0
The Eureka Easy Clean handheld vacuum has the most powerful suction in the market at the moment, which it makes it ideal for use on stairs and rough surfaces.
It also possesses a ‘turbo’ mode and is fairly quick on the charging front.
However, the 71B is the heaviest of them all and has been known to blow dust around after a while of use.
The above list is sure to make your decision a more enriching and convenient experience. Ultimately, the choice boils down to the individual expectations you have from your vacuum. The Black & Decker variants are usually sought after by more generic users, whereas Linx is the most preferred brand by pet lovers. Dyson and Eureka are evenly matched for users needing quicker cleaning and a powerful suction flow.
If you’re still confused as to which handheld vacuum is the best for your personal use, just take a leap of faith and pick any of the above. Each one of them has made it to our list, and brings with it a certain level of assured satisfaction.
Now let’s get to some quality cleaning!