Best Handheld Vacuums 2017 Products Selected

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Are you looking around for the best cordless handheld vacuum? No need to stress up anymore. We know the value of our homes and we evaluate time at its maximum! That is why we chose to make a deep investigation on the best handheld vacuum products in the market. You can find information on a number of communication channels when starting to think about buying a new vacuum cleaner.

We have picked up a number of best hand vacuum models and tested them with the support of a team of professionals. Their aim and focus were building different case studies and simulate a various situation in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each of these models.

At the end of the testing phase, we shortlisted the Top 10 Best Handheld Vacuums 2017. These models will be fully covered in our review with the only purpose of coming to your assistance in case you are wondering which the model that most suits your needs is.

Top 10 Best Handheld Vacuums 2017

 Handheld Vacuum NameDimensions, inchesWeight, poundsBatteries 
1Black+Decker 16V Cordless Lithium Hand17.2 x 5.5 x 7.83.8Lithium ion
2Black+Decker Max Lithium Pivot18 x 6.9 x 6.83.820V MAX * lithium ion
3Black+Decker Max Lithium Flex14.4 x 10.7 x 6.56.8Corded
4Bissell Multi Cordless5.4 x 10 x 14.63.91 Lithium ion
5Dyson V6 Trigger10 x 16.3 x 6.13.4Re-engineered fade-free
6Black+Decker 20V Max LIB14.5 x 5.6 x 8.15Lithium ion
7Dirt Devil Quick Flip14.5 x 4 x 62.21 Lithium ion
8Dirt Devil Scorpion Quick Flip12 x 5 x 73.8Corded
9Black+Decker Dust Buster12.5 x 7.9 x 5.32.4Lithium ion
10Dyson Motorhead Cordless29.1 x 10.7 x 6.19.3RE nickel manganese cobalt

Now it’s time to present a detailed description for each of our selected best handheld vacuum cleaners.

1. Black + Decker 16V Cordless Lithium Hand Vac

Black + Decker 16V Cordless Lithium Hand Vac

The model that is being presented by Black Decker can be considered as prompt to be used appliance. The charge is expected to cover a period of 18 months. The extension settled in the board lessens the necessity to bend and the lithium ion battery grants to the appliance a long lifespan. The appliance is considered relatively light in weight. Thanks to the proper technological solution, the filters are always maintained clean.

The dirt storage is transparent thus you can easily understand when cleaning is necessary. The appliance is being offered with a 2 – year warranty. If you are looking for the best handheld vacuum, power is what you are looking for. This particular model is also granting to its users a long-life which is ensured by the powerful battery incorporated. Yet, regardless of the powerful battery, the weight of the appliance has remained uncompromised. The appliance is light weighted and easily managed.

This is how the providers chose to call it “cyclonic action”. This technology is allowing the filters to remain clean regardless the dust entering the handheld vacuum cleaner. This allows the appliance to have its suction power at maximum. The Lithium batteries are well known for their sustainability in terms of power.

The only disadvantage this model has been showing is noise. Because of the powerful suction properties and despite the efforts the vendors have done in terms of noise reduction, yet it is present.

PROS
  • Powerful solution
  • Cyclonic Action
  • Benefits of Lithium
CONS
  • Noise production

2. Black + Decker Max Lithium Pivot Vacuum

Black + Decker Max Lithium Pivot Vacuum

It is again a Black Decker vacuum cleaner solution. In this case, we are dealing with a compact design that allows a friendly end – user experience and fewer efforts in terms of handling.

The appliance is coming with a powerful filtration system that is built up in three stages. When the vendors decided to build up this vacuum cleaner they might have been thinking of the most difficult corners of a home – like environment. Why? Thanks to the pivoting nozzle you can easily access any corner or place that couldn’t be previously accessed.

Especially in the case of families with toddlers who like playing around with food, this vacuum cleaner would be a great approach. The appliance is equipped with a good motor that provides enough suction power.

The Black + Decker BDH2000PL model is specifically designed to filter any debris or dust. The filtration system is made of 3 different layers that maintain the air clean and free of dust. The appliance is designed with a purposeful charger base that allows you to settle down all the accessories of the vacuum cleaner.

The bag of this vacuum cleaner is transparent and it allows you to check whether it should be emptied or not. This bag is also great in terms of capacity. All you need to do in order to clean it up is open the side door and discharge the dirt from it. In case you evaluate that further cleaning is necessary, you can completely remove it from the appliance and clean up with water or other liquids (as per the instruction paper).

This model is including all the necessary accessories you might need.

  • Washable filter
  • Pre – filter
  • On – board Brush
  • On – board Crevice Tool
  • Charging Base

During the testing phase, it has been noticed that the appliance is really great at accessing difficult corners and places, but its suction power seems to be compromised.

PROS
  • Full access to any corner
  • Filtration system
  • Cleaning easiness
  • All – Inclusive
CONS
  • The suction power might get compromised

3. Black + Decker Max Lithium Flex Vacuum

Black + Decker Max Lithium Flex Vacuum

If you are living in a big family with a pet member as well, here we are with a great solution for your pet hair removal. The Black + Decker BDH2020FLFH is offering all the necessary feasibility to have a free of dust, debris and hair home and fresh air at the mean time. Even in this case, Black + Decker has provided a 3 layers filter in order to stop dust deliver in the air.

  • 4-foot hose length – Allows you to reach every height or direction
  • Pivoting floor head – You will not feel the stress of flat surfaces
  • Pet brush extension – Your cat or dog will enjoy it too since you won’t get stressed up because of their fur.

All these tailored solutions will enable you to fulfil any type of necessity, regardless of being it an outdoor environment or an indoor one.

This model is coming with a flexible solution in terms of cleaning. Its bowl is fully washable. Despite this element, the device has been designed with an internal storage that is used to keep all the extensions and accessories free of dust.

The Black Decker provider has already built its reputation, thus the products offered are conceptualized through – out a detailed analyses and user experience feedback.

The only disadvantage of this specific model is that the attachments cannot universally fit. Instead, you need to follow your instruction paper in order to assemble them as per the right pairing scheme.

PROS
  • Cordless solution in every direction
  • Free of stress cleaning and management
  • Product recognition
CONS
  • The attachments do not universally fit
  • Instructions should be followed as per the paper

4. Bissell Multi Cordless

Bissell Multi Cordless

It is now time to present you the solution proposed from Bissell provider. It is a multi – cordless vacuum cleaner that offers a practical solution to reach the most difficult corners of your home. The appliance is coming with a number of accessories:

  • Built – in extension hose
  • Built – in storage
  • Comfort handles that facilitate the transporting and managing issue

The ergonomic design of this model is great for anyone who wants to reach the unreachable spots of their home. Its weight allows the user to move around cordless and stress – free. This device can be used to clean cars and other vehicles.

The batteries can be easily removed in order to be charged elsewhere as per your individual convenience. All the accessories and extensions can be perfectly stored in an in – build space in order to be easily accessed anytime.

During the experimental phase, it has been noticed that this model is allowing a slight dust release in the air.

PROS
  • Full pack of accessories to make your experience joyful
  • Easy and controlled cleaning
  • Simple charging and storing
CONS
  • Few instances of dust evidenced during the usage

5. Dyson V6 Trigger

Dyson V6 Trigger

An interesting model is being provided by Dyson digital. This solution is equipped with 2 cyclones (tier radial) that empower the flow of air and are able to suction more dust. The batteries allow it to suction up to a twenty minutes period of time. The design is ergonomic in order for any user to feel less height in his/ her hands. Another element to be considered in this model is its attractive shape and design. It has a modern outlook that can hardly be found in other products of this category.

This specific model is highly acknowledged on his powerful suction abilities. Regardless of being cordless and battery powered, it still is able to double the power of other similar devices in the market. One of the most problematic issues in the case of cordless handled vacuum cleaners is the weight and managing abilities. Thanks to its ergonomic design, this specific model allows you to move around without feeling any constraints in terms of weight and feasibility.

The weakness of this model is considered to be its dust container. From a user point of view, it should have been bigger than it actually is in order not do demand frequent cleaning.

PROS
  • The suction power will never fade
  • Ergonomic design
  • High user feasibility
CONS
  • The dust container is not big

6. Black + Decker 20V Max Lithium Ion Battery

Black + Decker 20V Max Lithium Ion Battery

This is another model coming from Black + Decker. The specific of this model stands in the fact that VF110 Replacement filters are used. It is being powered by lithium integral batteries which offer a balanced voltage norm continually. The filters are washable.

This device is coming with a number of accessories such as:

  • Rotating Slim Nozzle
  • Tool
  • Brush

Thanks to the stylish design, you can proudly keep your new vacuum cleaner even in the dining room. The bowl and the filter are both washable, thus you will never need to stress if you forgot it in your living room as well.

The device can be attached to your power outlet, but it will charge only when necessary. Thus, you may consider it as an economical approach in terms of energy saving. This feature makes the BDH2000L model a “ready for use” solution.

What usually bothers us is the famous “after sales services”. We usually face troubles when we need technical support, replacement or evaluation of our purchased device. In the case of Black + Decker BDH2000L, you won’t need to worry. The device is being offered by the vendors with a two – year warranty.

The batteries are considered as powerful ones, but it results that the charge does not keep as long as it is expected to.

PROS
  • Stylish design
  • Smart charge any time
  • 2 – year warranty support for you
CONS
  • Battery life after charging is not as long as expected

7. Dirt Devil Quick Flip

Dirt Devil Quick Flip

If you are always striving to save time, this might be considered the appropriate model for you. The charging time is considered to be 2 times faster than in other similar models.

The device is flexible in terms of customer experience and it allows you to go from one room to another without worrying about weight. It is weighing only 2 pounds. Some other benefits of this appliance are below mentioned in the PROS section.

Empting the bowl is one of the most demanding features in regards to the vacuum cleaner. The Dirt Devil Quick Flip model got the point. They made it as simpler as it could be.

The device is equipped with a power light that informs the users when charging is necessary. You might be focused on your cleaning process and might not notice that the device is slowing down and suction power is reduced. This is not the case with Dirt Devil Quick Flip. By its light indicator, it will instantly notify you on charging demands. Cleaning stairs or furniture has never been so easy. In fact, this model has a turbo tool that is great for cleaning spaces and surfaces that are similar to furniture.

The charging jack seems to be hardly fit the standard power outlets and because of this users might experience difficulties in terms of charging.

PROS
  • The bowl can be easily emptied and cleaned
  • Light notification
  • Turbo tool
CONS
  • Difficulties in terms of charging due to not – standard charging jack

8. Dirt Devil Scorpion Quick Flip

Dirt Devil Scorpion Quick Flip

Are you looking around for a fashion vacuum cleaner? Here there is the “Dirt Devil Scorpion Quick Flip” at your choice. With its ergonomic shape and design, associated with its red colour this device can be considered the “prettiest out there”.

The vendors have attached a great engine to this model (7 Amp motor). Because of this, the device is considered a great choice not only in terms of design but also in terms of suction power. This vacuum cleaner has a 16 – foot power cord. It means that you can attach it anywhere at your home and go upstairs and downstairs without worrying about the length. The suction ability of this device is amazing. It allows the users to clean whatever comes in front of them, from usual debris and dust to bigger stuff. This model is great for cleaning car seats and other products/ materials of similar nature.

The package includes a full set of accessories that can be used for different purposes:

  • Quick flip crevice tool
  • Dusting brush
  • Sliding brush
  • Furniture tool

After evaluating the product, the only disadvantage it did show is the fact that it is not a cordless vacuum cleaner.

PROS
  • Feasibility
  • Engine Power
  • Full pack of accessories
CONS
  • It is not a cordless vacuum cleaner

9. Black & Decker Dust Buster Cordless Lithium

Black & Decker Dust Buster Cordless Lithium

HHVI320JR02 is another model being provided by the Black & Decker. It is coming with a lithium solution in terms of technology. Thanks to this approach it is able to provide a great suction power for longer than usual.

Even in this case, Black + Decker are offering an attractive model in terms of design and shape. It is light in weight and easily manageable while moving around your indoor or outdoor spaces. Its cyclonic movements ensure a clean filter. Both the bowl and the filter of this vacuum cleaner model can be washed. It means that you will always have the opportunity to keep your device clean even in visible places. Because the bowl is transparent you can always easily understand when it is time to empty it.

The device seems to have been conceptualized thinking about daily home chores. It is coming with a wall mount solution in order for you to save space in regards to storage. The nozzle has rotating abilities that enable you to reach any difficult surface without any trouble at all.

It has been noticed a lack of charging indicator. This is considered to be a relevant feature in terms of achieving a friendly user experience.

PROS
  • Fully washable
  • Equipped with the necessary tools
  • Tailored solution for daily usage
CONS
  • No charging indicator

10. Dyson Motorhead Cordless Vacuum

Dyson Motorhead Cordless Vacuum

Here we are with the last product on our shortlisted 10 best handheld vacuum 2017. This model is being provided by the Dyson’s. It is a cordless solution which proudly considers itself as a powerful vacuum cleaner dealing with carpets and other difficult surfaces.

This model is a digital solution, thus considered intelligent as well. When compared to the DC59 Animal version, the given one (Dyson DC59 Motorhead) can reach deeper in the carpet texture. Another important feature of this model is considered to be the battery. Dyson DC59 Motorhead battery is a nickel manganese cobalt type (re-engineered). These type of batteries are famous for long – lasting duration. Cleaner head – Equipped with fibre threads that have anti – static properties that enable full removal of dust from the difficult surfaces. Bigger coverage – the whole perimeter of the cleaner head can be used for cleaning purposes since the motor does not need a belt to be driven.

This model is coming with a full set of accessories that allow the users to easily clean:

  • Flat surfaces to hardest surfaces
  • Furniture
  • Car seats
  • Ceilings
  • Cushions and other similar products

In case you are dealing with a frustrating cleaning task and you understand that the suction power is not enough, then you can switch to this powerful trick. The boost mode button allows you up to six minutes of a more powerful suction experience.

One of the intelligent aspects of this device can deliberately encounter in its ability to understand when the device is being used and when it is not. Once you release your device in order to handle another task, it will automatically switch off in order to save battery.

The bowl of this model is transparent in order to allow you to check whether emptying is necessary or not. Once you decide to empty the bowl, all you need is to push and dirt will release. No need for a hand contact with the dust or debris inside the bowl.

It seems like the Dyson’s is relying on its devices. They are providing this model with a two years warranty.

Just like in any other case, we have tested the appliance in terms of functioning and durability. In the case of Dyson DC59 Motorhead, the only disadvantage we encountered was the design. It is not considered as one of the most attractive vacuum cleaners out there.

PROS
  • Model specifics that differentiate it from other vacuum cleaners
  • Multi – purpose solution
  • Boost mode button
  • Battery saving option
  • Push and release
  • After sales services
CONS
  • It is left behind only because of its lack of attractiveness in terms of design

Buyer’s Guide

As you could notice from our shortlisted 10 best handheld vacuum 2017 we made sure in order to include in this list products that are great but still differentiate from one another. The purpose of this approach was based on human individuality. Each of us is expecting something different from the same service or solution. There are a given number of principles one needs to take into consideration any time when about to buy the best vacuum cleaner.

Anyways there are certain elements that are universally required when buying a new vacuum cleaner. We will be treating these elements in our “Buyer’s Guide” in order to further facilitate your decision-making process.

1. Quality

The top criteria for product selection is quality. If the quality of the product is compromised, it means that sooner you will need to replace the given device. When it comes to vacuum cleaners, we are dealing with a device that is heavily used during our daily routine, thus, quality should not be a matter of discussion.

Construction is the first element you need to check when evaluating quality. For example, a device that has rough edges does not imply a qualitative device, whilst one with finish surface does. Seals need to be compact in design and shape in order to ensure durability.

Apart from the outer appearance, the other important element indicating whether a vacuum cleaner is durable and qualitative as well is warranty. The longer the warranty terms the highest the chances that the given vacuum cleaner is trustful. The shorter the warranty terms the more doubtful the device becomes.

2. User – friendly experience

The vacuum cleaner will be on your hands. Regardless of the technological advancements you will be manually controlling its movements. Thus, easiness in terms of management and handling should be on your top priority checks when buying a vacuum cleaner.

Some elements you need to consider are handling options, weight and movement control.

3. Noise production

Noise is another component to be taken into consideration. When we think about vacuum cleaners we automatically associate them with a specific noise.

In order to be considered a good vacuum cleaner in terms of noise, it should not produce more than 60 dB (Decibel). Models that produce up to 70 dB are still acceptable.

Thus, whenever you are about to buy a new vacuum cleaner, make sure that it does not produce more noise than above specified.

4. Capacity

When we think about capacity, in the case of the vacuum cleaner we are in fact referring to the dirt bowl. If the bowl has a large capacity you will not need to frequently empty and clean it from dirt. Whilst, if the vacuum cleaner dirt bowl has a low capacity, emptying and cleaning will happen frequently.

Consider your environment when thinking of capacity. If you are buying a vacuum cleaner for outdoor environments than most probably you should look for a high capacity one. Whilst, if you are considering it for car cleaning purposes than a small one will do great.

5. Storage

Vacuum cleaners are considered as relatively big devices in terms of measurement. Thus, whenever buying a new one consider the free spaces you have at home and associate them with the shape and dimensions of the vacuum cleaner you are about to buy.

6. Accessories and in – built storage solutions

Vacuum cleaners purpose is to reach any space and any spot of your home. Because of this, their vendors are usually offering the devices with a certain range of accessories that are tailored to specific needs. Some of the most required accessories are as per below mentioned:

  • Quick flip crevice tool
  • Dusting brush
  • Sliding brush
  • Furniture tool

You need to make sure that they are included in your box in case you want a nice cleaning experience.

As far as in – built storage is concerned, we need to emphasize that gathering all these accessories in one incorporated storage space is the most appropriate approach for a “ready to use” solution. They will be always “on your hands” and free.

To be concluded

We kindly ask you to make sure you have read the whole Buyer’s Guide prior to picking up one of short – listed 10 best handheld vacuum for 2017. We are constantly providing a gamma of top selected products by considering general individuality, but it is up to your own choice to make the necessary differentiation by your order of importance and choose which perfectly fits your needs.

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