Let’s face it, there’s nothing luxurious about the daily grind of keeping your home clean and tidy, no matter how glamorous your abode happens to be. For most of us, it’s just another chore to fit into the week – although the results are always worth it. An immaculate home isn’t just a pleasure to be in, but a joy to welcome guests into, too – so how exactly do you make the entire process easier?
With the help of a cordless vacuum, of course! One of the most tedious household tasks of all has got to be vacuuming the carpets – no sooner have you given them a once over, than there seems to be the need to do it all over again, with family members walking through at regular intervals, and pets and their fur contributing to the situation even further. But gone are the days where lugging around a heavy vacuum cleaner that would invariably do a number on your back was the only way to go, as the new generation of cordless hoovers have got you covered.
Lightweight and easy to use, they make moving from room to room far quicker and easier than it ever was before – and all of the benefits come without compromising on power or quality. Granted, there are some less than favourable choices on the market that don’t quite measure up when it comes to suction and battery life – but the latest high-end models can offer all that a traditional vacuum cleaner could, and more.
So, if you’re fed up with constantly tripping over the wires and having to change your vacuum cleaner plug from socket to socket as you move between rooms – or your cleaner is – then look no further. Here are five of the very best cordless vacuums on the market.
Tineco Pure One S12
With its advanced LCD screen showing power and battery life at all times, there will be no nasty surprises at the halfway point of cleaning a room with this little number. Offering strong suction to ensure that even the most stubborn of debris and pet hairs are removed from your carpets, its ‘auto’ mode will automatically adjust the level depending on the surface you are cleaning at any given time, making it a user-friendly choice that offers a high-performance clean. According to Spotless Vacuum, the Tineco Pure One S12 is one of the easiest models to steer around the home, and its mini turbo tool ensures that it packs the strongest possible punch.
Shark ION Cordless Upright
The Shark ION is a versatile choice that works just as effectively on tiled floors as it does traditional carpets, and its portability and versatility makes it an excellent choice for cleaning your car interior, too. Featuring washable HEPA and foam filters, it gets an ‘A’ rating on ergonomics and ease of use, and provides 50 minutes of battery life on the powerful ION power mode, which offers a thorough and effective clean.
Dyson V11 Animal Cord-Free Stick
Dyson has long been viewed as one of the biggest innovators in the world of vacuum cleaners, and was one of the first to pioneer the cordless model. This latest offering provides an impressive 60 minutes of battery life, making it one of the longest-running on the market, and its one-touch dustbin release ensures that it’s quick and easy to empty once you’re done. Weighing in at just 6.7lbs, it’s also around half that of the Shark ION – so if you’re eager to avoid back pain, then this one is a great choice that is easy to manoeuvre.
Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 2390A
The Bissell Adapt is a versatile, luxury hand-held cordless vacuum cleaner, which is perfect for removing debris – and in particular, pet hair – from all types of surfaces. It offers powerful suction for a small device such as this, but its 17-minute battery life makes it less than the best choice for cleaning large and sprawling abodes all in one go, so bear this in mind when purchasing. It’s best to have on hand for tackling particularly pet hair-heavy areas once you’ve given the rest of the house a once-over with an upright.
Hoover Linx Signature Cordless Stick
For those with hardwood floors in their homes, the Linx Signature is a solid choice. With its electronic brush roller that can be quickly and easily adjusted by pressing a fingertip switch, it’s able to seamlessly transition between hard and soft surfaces and features a removable battery for ease of charging. Battery life isn’t the best – but you can always buy an extra one to have on standby to avoid this issue.