Best Stick Vacuums & Electric Brooms to Clean Your House

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 29, 2018
Hate rolling a canister vacuum around? It's high time to think of getting a stick vacuum! This compact appliance will help you get rid of dust and debris without you bend in shape. Look through our shortlist of 5 best stick vacuums and take your pick! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
BEST FOR
CLEANING PATH WIDTH
POWER SOURCE
BATTERY / MOTOR
OPERATION TIME
CHARGING TIME
HANDLE HEIGHT
WEIGHT
DIRT CUP CAPACITY
ATTACHMENTS
FILTER
BAGLESS
WARRANTY
 
PROS

Thanks to the fact that this model is powered by a rechargeable battery, you can easily purchase one more to increase the runtime of the appliance. A charging indicator allows you to control power consumption.

CONS

You need to remove hair from the motorized rotary brush after each use.

OUR VERDICT

The Hoover Linx is the perfect pick for everyday cleaning that can handle both hard surfaces and soft carpets. The appliance easily removes engrained dirt.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR
Hard floors, Carpets, Walls, Corners, Under furniture
CLEANING PATH WIDTH
11 inches
POWER SOURCE
Rechargeable battery
BATTERY / MOTOR

18 V (Li-ion)

OPERATION TIME
15-20 minutes
CHARGING TIME
3 hours
HANDLE HEIGHT
43.5 inches
WEIGHT
7.3 pounds
DIRT CUP CAPACITY
0.87 L
ATTACHMENTS
Motorized rotary brush
FILTER

Washable & reusable foam sponge filter

BAGLESS
Yes / Removable container
WARRANTY

2 years

PROS
2 speed modes are perfect for cleaning carpets. A big dirt cup of the vacuum allows you to clean all rooms in your house / apartment.
CONS
There is no possibility to adjust the handle.
OUR VERDICT
This vacuum is great for fast cleaning. Thanks to its flexibility, it's perfectly suitable for cleaning carpets, bare floors and tiles.
detailed parameters
BEST FOR
Carpets, Bare floors, Under furniture
CLEANING PATH WIDTH
10 inches
POWER SOURCE
Rechargeable battery
BATTERY / MOTOR
14.4 V (Ni-Mh)
OPERATION TIME
12-17 minutes
CHARGING TIME
4 hours
HANDLE HEIGHT
46 inches
WEIGHT
7.5 pounds
DIRT CUP CAPACITY
1.17 L
ATTACHMENTS
Motorized rotary brush
FILTER
Foam (Washable)
BAGLESS
Yes / Removable container
WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

This stick vacuum has a fairly large dust container, allowing you to perform several clean-ups till it needs emptying.

CONS

The container detachment button feels quite flimsy, so be careful.

OUR VERDICT

The VonHaus 600W stick vacuum has a highly efficient HEPA filter that blocks even the smallest particles and, thus, doesn't pollute the air you breathe. This tool is the best for allergic people!

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Stairs, Carpets, Rugs, Hardwood floors, Furniture

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

~ 12 inches

POWER SOURCE

Corded / 19.5-foot cord

BATTERY / MOTOR

120 V

OPERATION TIME

Unlimited

CHARGING TIME

No recharging required

HANDLE HEIGHT

~ 40 inches

WEIGHT

~ 6.2 pounds

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

1.3 L

ATTACHMENTS

Crevice tool, Small brush

FILTER

HEPA filtration system

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

This model can be quickly transformed into a hand vacuum for cleaning furniture and hard-to-reach places.

CONS

The swivel head might get stuck on sharp turns.

OUR VERDICT

A lightweight vacuum that can reach any spot in your home and clean it up efficiently. It doesn't need to be recharged, takes little energy, and works on all flooring types. Great fit for larger homes.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Hard floors, laminate, vinyl or tile floors, area rugs, stairs, and low pile carpets

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

9.8 inches

POWER SOURCE

Corded / 18 foot cord

BATTERY / MOTOR

2 amp

OPERATION TIME

Unlimited

CHARGING TIME

No recharging required

HANDLE HEIGHT

44 inches

WEIGHT

4 pounds

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

~ 1 L

ATTACHMENTS

Rotating motorized brush, crevice tool

FILTER

Washable dust cup filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The Spin3Pro Premium Brushroll is perfect for sucking up pet hair even from rugs. Plus, the odor trapping carbon filter will absorb the particular smell that fur tends to leave behind.

CONS

The recharge time is too long.

OUR VERDICT

While this model is a bit basic and doesn't have the longest runtime, it picks up dirt and pet hair very efficiently and even removes unpleasant smells. Plus, it's lightweight and cordless so it's easy to move around while you clean. Good budget-friendly pick for a smaller home.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Hard floors, low pile carpets, tile

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

10 inches

POWER SOURCE

Rechargeable battery

BATTERY / MOTOR

16V

OPERATION TIME

15 minutes

CHARGING TIME

6 hours

HANDLE HEIGHT

44 inches

WEIGHT

5.2 pounds

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

0.5 L

ATTACHMENTS

Spin3Pro™ Premium Brushroll

FILTER

Reusable Odor Trapping Carbon Filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

2 years

Hoover Linx BH50010

Performance

The operation time of this vacuum is quite good (approximately 15-20 minutes), but it depends on the power level you choose. If it’s insufficient, you can purchase an additional battery. It will take just several seconds to replace the old one and you can start using the device again. As for the batteries, the charging time (using a freestanding charger) makes about 3 hours. During a long-time use (87-90% of battery life), the vacuum slowly begins to lose its power. But at the same time, the vac allows you to cover a large cleaning surface (11 inches).

Review of Hoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Convenience

The Hoover Linx BH50010 is one of the best-selling stick vacuums. It's due to 2 noteworthy factors why Linx is such a flexible and accessible appliance. To specify, it's lightweight (only 7.3 pounds) and has a good capacity of the dirt cup (0.87 liters). The vacuum cleaner boasts the Cyclonic technology, which prevents the loss of suction power when the cup gets full. The low profile base and extreme recline handle allow you to clean under furniture and along baseboards. There is a motorized rotary brush, which helps collect hair and pet hackles and can get to the hard-to-reach areas.

Hoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner in the use

Additional Features

The Hoover Linx BH50010 brags WindTunnel technology with one air channel. Thus, it has a decent suction power, picking all dirt and dust in a single pass. An additional advantage of the vac is a power charge controller that will help you calculate the time for each cleaning session and save the battery charge. A LED light indicator will notify you visually when the vacuum needs to be charged. For the convenient maintenance of the appliance, the item is equipped with a washable filter and a bagless container.

Detailed review of Hoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

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What customers say about this product

Features

I can see the dirt! The clear canister is incredibly rewarding to me. I love seeing how much filth I'm sucking up and it makes me want to vacuum more. Even my kids are excited by this feature.

Key Specs

Good power, 2 settings, bagless tank easy to remove and clean.

Power

Battery light indicates how much life I have left in the battery. I can vacuum for about 40 minutes on a full charge. There is never a weak suction, when the power runs low it shuts off. There is either a good suction or no suction.

Size & Weight

Very light weight and cleans several rooms in just minutes!
 

Shark SV1106

Performance

Thanks to the powerful rotating brush and a 10-inch width of the main attachment, this vacuum is perfect for fast and effective clean-ups. Though its working time (12 minutes) is not very impressive, the recharging doesn't take long (only 4-7 hours). However, if you are going to use it for its designated purpose, this runtime will be sufficient for removing all dirt. In general, this stick vacuum cleaner copes with clean-ups not worse than best similar appliances.
Review of Shark SV1106

Performance

The main advantage of Shark SV1106 stick vacuum is a big and easy-to-clean dirt cup that ensures the usability of this vacuum. You are able to replace it in a few minutes and get back to cleaning again. Despite its small weight (only 7.5 pounds), this fantastic appliance has an excellent recline handle that allows you to reach for the furthest corners under the bed, wardrobe or any other piece of furniture you need to clean. It’s a great choice for deep-down cleaning of your house or flat.
Shark SV1106 in the use

Additional Features

One of the advantages of Shark SV1106 is a power switch. Due to the fact that it has 2 speed modes, you will be able to clean the floor with a single movement. Also, thanks to this feature, you'll be able to save battery life when you don't need strong power. In addition, we would like to note the convenience of the user manual. It is a perfect pick for those who suffer from allergy since it is equipped with a foam washable filter.
Detailed review of Shark SV1106

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VonHaus 2-in-1

Removes All Dust!

This VonHaus stick vacuum is unique for having a really large dust container (1.3 L), one of the biggest in its class, actually. The advantage is obvious: you can carry out several clean-ups without emptying the container. This appliance is the best choice for cleaning a large house. To empty the dust container, just push the orange button on it and it will detach from the appliance. Performance-wise, the VonHaus stick vacuum has shown its cleaning efficacy on carpets, laminated flooring, furniture and wood. With the vac that versatile you'll be able to do cleanups just as often as needed. 

Review of VonHaus 2-in-1 Stick & Handheld Vacuum

Convenience Ad Maximum

The VonHaus EPT2 is a pretty multifunctional appliance that you can use as a stick vacuum cleaner (when the wand is attached) or as a small handheld vac. In the latter case, you will be able to remove dust from your furniture or clean in confined places. The VonHaus has also been highly ranked for its applicability as a car vacuum cleaner. The power cord of this appliance is 19.5 feet long, which is enough for cleaning a room without plugging the vac to another outlet. The absence of a battery has a certain positive aspect: you will be able to use the VonHaus stick vacuum once you've plugged it in! No worries about the charge level or other similar problems!

VonHaus 2-in-1 Stick & Handheld Vacuum in the use

Breathe the Clean Air

This VonHaus electric broom is fitted with an efficient HEPA filter that is far superior in terms of dust-blocking properties to conventional washable filters. It can block even the smallest particles of dust, so the air in your room becomes cleaner than before a clean-up. As you might know, tiny particles of dust may be infested with bacteria, mites, sporules, etc. Therefore, allergic people might suffer from allergy after breathing such 'dirty' air. If you or someone from your family is allergic, the HEPA filter will be a real life saver. 

We do believe that this vac has got a lot of advantages and recommend it for buying, especially given its such a low price. 

Detailed review of VonHaus 2-in-1 Stick & Handheld Vacuum

 

Eureka NES210

Extend Your Reach

Want an efficient and quick way to clean up spills and dirty prints left behind by kids and pets? You could be scrubbing the spots manually or turn to the Eureka NES210 instead. Unlike many similar models, this electric broom with a cord has no limit on the operation time and thus can take care of bigger messes than most. Don’t worry about the cable being restrictive either, it’s a whopping 18 feet, enough to move around the room comfortably.

Speaking of comfort, the Eureka NES210 can be transformed into a hand vacuum if you need to get some dust or dirt off of bookshelves, sofas, and other furniture. Moreover, a special tool turns the appliance into a stair vacuum so you can keep those steps tidy.

Also, don’t forget to use the crevice tool to get into nooks that might have piles of dust because most vacuums can’t even reach inside. These spots are a breeding ground for allergens and microbes. You could even roll into some of them without using the tool as the cleaning width of the regular brush is just 9.8 inches, not exactly huge. A blessing in disguise, at least we think so.

Review of Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Stick Vacuum Cleaner, Corded

All-Terrain Cleaner

We also like the low weight of this electric sweeper, close to broom levels. Sure, 4 pounds isn’t exactly “light as a feather” but you can control the device with one hand without getting tired. Movement is made even easier since the wheels on this model don’t get stuck on carpets or when you turn the vacuum around.

You can use the Eureka NES210 on pretty much any type of flooring, even laminate. Its brush won’t scratch even delicate materials so don’t worry about leaving a mess while you’re trying to clean one up.

We do have to admit that the swivel head on the vacuum tends to get stuck sometimes so make sure you’re not running around too fast. It’s especially finicky on sharp turns so maneuver the vacuum carefully. However, it’s not that much of a problem and not a dealbreaker, especially since all other elements of this vacuum are highly convenient.

Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Stick Vacuum Cleaner, Corded in the use

Dirt Stands No Chance

In the end, while there are a few faults to be found in the Eureka NES210, you’d have to look past numerous handy features first. This model reaches any spot where dust may hide, cleans it all up efficiently, and doesn’t need to be recharged, thus saving you money on the energy bill. It’s pretty tall at 44 inches and comfortable to use, especially since you can quickly turn it into a handheld appliance. We definitely recommend using the Eureka NES210 regardless of the flooring type in your home or the size of your rooms.

Detailed review of Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Stick Vacuum Cleaner, Corded

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Dirt Devil BD22052

Pet Hair Beware

Tired of pet hair all around your home, making it feel like you have an actual herd of cats stampeding through the rooms? A single pass of the Dirt Devil BD22052 will get your carpets looking tidy. This model is so effective thanks to the Spin3Pro Premium Brushroll nozzle. It picks up clingy pet fur from wooden floors just as well as from carpets and rugs.

The Dirt Devil BD22052 may be just a floor sweeper but this electric vacuum is also perfect for taking care of foul-smelling spills. While most models just suck up the dirt and then stink up the place themselves, the Dirt Devil vacuum has a special odor-trapping carbon filter that blasts the smells away. Just don’t forget to empty it out once in a while because no filter is strong enough to fight years of built-up odors.

Speaking of emptying, the Dirt Devil BD22052 comes with a removable container that you’ll have to take out regularly. Luckily, it’s a pretty easy process since the fixators aren’t too restrictive and the container slides back in quite smoothly.

Review of Dirt Devil BD22052 Power Swerve Pet 16V Lithium Cordless Stick Vacuum

Simple Yet Efficient

The Dirt Devil BD22052 might not have that many fancy accessories but that’s not going to be a problem because this stick vacuum alone is enough to get rid of the dirt. The 10-inch brush reaches most spots and, if you tilt the device just right, you can even clean under sofas and other low-set furniture. Besides, it’s quite lightweight at a mere 5.2 pounds and thus easy to use without getting tired.

We also liked the fact that the Dirt Devil BD22052 has no cord restricting its movements and can thus be carried easily from room to room. Just don’t forget to put it back on the charging station once you’re done so that the appliance is ready for the next cleanup session. While we’re on that subject, though, we have to admit that the 6-hour charging time is a bit disappointing when you compare it to the 15-minute operation time. It wouldn’t hurt to have that extended to at least 30 minutes as many spills take a while to clean up.

Dirt Devil BD22052 Power Swerve Pet 16V Lithium Cordless Stick Vacuum in the use

Just the Necessities

So if you want a no-frills effective vacuum cleaner, the Dirt Devil BD22052 is certainly a great pick. It removes pet hair, dust, and dirt equally easily and even eliminates unpleasant smells that debris may leave behind. Although the working time isn’t as long as we would have wanted, most cleanups can probably be fit into that window and the lengthy recharge period isn’t a big issue since a vacuum isn’t the kind of appliance you use every day. All in all, we feel that the convenience offered by the Dirt Devil BD22052 outweighs its flaws by a large margin. It’s a fine and affordable product for regular home use.

Detailed review of Dirt Devil BD22052 Power Swerve Pet 16V Lithium Cordless Stick Vacuum

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What Is a Stick Vacuum & an Electric Broom?

Cleaning small areas and food debris is rather exhausting especially when done on a daily basis. Very few people find moving bulky canister vacuum cleaners around convenient. Instead of yanking out a heavy vacuum cleaner to pick up pet dander, dust, and crumbs off the furniture, you can use a handy stick vac (also called an electric broom). It might do a rather poor job of cleaning large areas and heavy debris, but it's, probably, the best solution for everyday use. Compared with conventional vacuums, stick vacuums are all primarily cordless and battery-operated, so they are suitable for cleaning car interiors, hard floors, collecting food debris, etc.

A stick vacuum looks more like a vertical axis to which a brush, a motor (and a battery), a dust cup, and a filter are attached. Battery-operated stick vacuums aren’t intended for a long-term cleaning. They’re used mainly for minor cleaning. Most of them are also quite lightweight so that any customer can pick a model that suits him or her best.

However, if cleaning is something that you really dislike and would rather not do at all, you can always disburden this chore upon a robotic vacuum.

What Features to Compare

Performance

You’ll never be able to compare the power of a stick vacuum or stick vacuum with a conventional vacuum cleaner. And this is hardly surprising since these devices have been designed for a different reason. The distinguishing features of stick vacuums are lightweight, ergonomic design and maneuverability. You can pick it up literally at any moment and run across the room to collect small debris. What you should be interested in though is the width of the cleaning path and the power source that the chosen appliance uses. Since most stick vacuums and electric brooms are battery-powered, the cleaning cannot last long. Therefore, it’s important that it covers a bigger area and consumes less energy. There are also corded models that provide non-stop operation, but they also restrict the cleaning area by the length of the cord. This is where you need to decide what works better for your personal needs.

Convenience

Among the important things that make an appliance truly convenient in use is the weight of the appliance. Since a stick vac is designed for everyday use, it’s got to be lightweight and easy to handle. The handle matters too. It’d be better if the handle had the adjustable length so that everyone could customize its height for his or her maximum comfort. Such handles also allow for easy access to confined places and under furniture. The dirt cup capacity should be another on the list. The average capacity of most stick vacuums ranges between 0.5-1 liters. There are models with bigger dust cups. On the one hand, they would run longer, but on the other hand, they would weigh more. If you don’t mind a bigger size of the vacuum, they’ll better suit for long cleaning. We recommend you to consider the cleaning area and then decide on the capacity you need.

Additional Features

Almost every appliance has its own additional features which affect the cleaning quality of different kinds of surfaces. If you have carpeted floors and need to clean them from crisps or pet hair with minimal effort, the Brushroll function will help you with that. The stick vacuum is designed to avoid overloading, so the motor always yields the optimal power. For example, if you need to carry out a deep-down cleaning, you should use a vacuum with the Turbo boost function or a power regulator which provides efficient cleaning and saves battery life for further use.

Usually, such models are equipped with plastic dirt cups for convenient cleaning of the device. You just have to detach the cup and easily clean the dust. Also, we highly recommend you to consider models with built-in filters which help the vacuum cleaner catch even the finest dust. Most devices come with removable filters, so you can easily remove them, wash, and then put them back. If you are allergic to dust - consider models equipped with highly efficient HEPA filters.

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1. Kelly Burgess Stick Vacuum Buying GuideConsumerSearch. May 10, 2016.

2. Matthew Knight How to buy the best cordless vacuum cleaner, Which?

3. How to Choose a Cordless VacuumwikiHow.

4. Vacuum Cleaner Buying GuideThe Good Guys.

5. Amy Roberts Shop Smart: The Best Vacuum Cleaner for Your HomeGood Housekeeping. June 13, 2104.

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