Best Stick Vacuums & Electric Brooms to Clean Your House

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 10, 2020
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 top stick vacuum models and take your pick! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
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OUR VERDICT
BEST FOR
CLEANING PATH WIDTH
POWER SOURCE
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OPERATION TIME
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HANDLE HEIGHT
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DIRT CUP CAPACITY
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PROS

The swivel steering allows cleaning areas under and around the furniture. What is more, the Hard Floor Hero™ attachment will pick up any embedded dirt from floors and carpets.

CONS

During the first few initial uses, you might hear a slight plastic smell. 

OUR VERDICT

The Shark Rocket will make vacuuming your house a pleasant process. Furthermore, the Car Detail kit will also help with cleaning the interior of your car while the wall mount that comes in the package will solve the problem of storing the vacuum.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Hard floors, Carpets, Walls, Corners, Under furniture, Car cleaning

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

10.5"

POWER SOURCE

Corded / 30-foot cord

BATTERY / MOTOR

120 V / 4.2 A

OPERATION TIME

Unlimited

CHARGING TIME

No recharging required

HANDLE HEIGHT

46"

WEIGHT

8 lbs

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

13.5 oz

ATTACHMENTS

Hard Floor Hero™ attachment, Pet multi-tool, 5" crevice tool, Home & Car detail Kit

FILTER

Washable foam filters

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

5 years limited

PROS

WindTunnel® Technology guarantees excellent vacuuming results with just one movement, while a powerful airflow with equal efficiency removes both surface debris and strong contaminants.

CONS

Dirt collector removal button doesn't always work with the first press.

OUR VERDICT

The HOOVER BH50020PC works in wireless mode, providing freedom of movement during cleaning, and its Edge Cleaning Bristles penetrate wherever the usual vertical vacuum cleaners can. The model is suitable for dry cleaning of all types of flooring, and a detachable washable filter extends the life of the equipment and improves the efficiency.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Hard floors, Carpets, Corners, Under furniture, Stairs

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

11"

POWER SOURCE

Cordless (fade-free lithium-ion battery)

BATTERY / MOTOR

18 V

OPERATION TIME

15 minutes

CHARGING TIME

3 hours

HANDLE HEIGHT

43.5"

WEIGHT

7.3 lbs

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

17 oz

ATTACHMENTS

Multi-floor electronic brushroll

FILTER

Reusable easy rinse filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

2 years limited

PROS

This upgraded motorized floor brush features a 120-degree swivel design, making it easy to get into hard to reach areas. The device is also supplemented with an LED light, which effectively illuminates all dark corners.

CONS

Recharging takes quite some time.

OUR VERDICT

The MOOSOO wireless vertical vacuum cleaner with a suction capacity of 10000pa will not leave behind a single speck in your home, car interior, garage, etc. Thanks to the thoughtful design, the tool is equally convenient to use, both when cleaning floors and furniture upholstery, shelves and crevices. Also great for allergic users.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Hard floors, Carpets, Stairs, Furniture, Corners, Shelves, Upholstery

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

10.2"

POWER SOURCE

Cordless (lithium-ion 2200 mAh battery)

BATTERY / MOTOR

22.2 V

OPERATION TIME

20-35 minutes

CHARGING TIME

5 hours

HANDLE HEIGHT

44.1"

WEIGHT

3.3 lbs

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

40.6 oz

ATTACHMENTS

Upgraded motorized floor brush, 2-in-1 brush for hard floor & carpets

FILTER

Washable HEPA filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

45-day money-back and 2 years warranty

PROS

The appliance features a fairly unique 2-in-1 design that will come in handy for sweeping the furniture and removing the dust from upholstery. In addition to that, the kit is supplied with a standard handle that features a motorized brush and crevice tool.

CONS

Excellent for light cleaning but not so much for serious messes.

OUR VERDICT

The Black+Decker POWERSERIES is quite an ergonomic bagless vacuum that boasts a surprising amount of power for a compact model. Aside from the accessories, the package includes a foldable stick handle that simplifies the storage of the whole kit tenfold. An optimal pick for quick cleanings.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Hard floors, Carpets, Walls, Corners, Under furniture, Car cleaning

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

8.5"

POWER SOURCE

Cordless (lithium-ion battery)

BATTERY / MOTOR

16 V

OPERATION TIME

40 minutes

CHARGING TIME

4 hours

HANDLE HEIGHT

43"

WEIGHT

5.84 lbs

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

17 oz

ATTACHMENTS

Removable hand vac, Motorized floor brush, Crevice tool, Dusting brush

FILTER

Washable filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

2 years limited

PROS

The unique capture nozzle that features a large particle channel enables removing not only dust and dirt but also big objects easily. Thanks to the extra-large dust cup, you will forget about emptying it after every vacuuming. With its 35-ounce capacity, it is possible to clean the whole house in one go.

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, consumes 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, Low-pile carpets

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

9.8"

POWER SOURCE

Corded / 18-foot cord

BATTERY / MOTOR

120 V / 2 A

OPERATION TIME

Unlimited

CHARGING TIME

No recharging required

HANDLE HEIGHT

44"

WEIGHT

4 lbs

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

34 oz

ATTACHMENTS

Rotating motorized brush, Crevice tool

FILTER

Washable dust cup filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

1 year

Shark Rocket (HV302)

2-in-1

The Rocket HV302 is a corded stick vacuum from Shark that is quite convenient for both home and garage use. But is there anything that makes this model special? Let’s take a closer look at its main selling points to find out.

First things first, the biggest thing that makes this model stand out is its weight. With the weight of under 8 pounds (with an empty dust cup), the unit is considered one of the lightest corded stick vacuums out there.

Speaking of dust cups, the dust container of this model has a capacity of 13.5 ounces, which is rather small compared to similar products. Nevertheless, the cup can be removed and cleaned almost instantly and that eases the cleaning process quite a bit.

Other advantages include the option to transform the vacuum. With removable parts, a regular stick turns into a model that can be converted from an upright vacuum to a small handheld one that can be used to reach spots otherwise inaccessible.

Review of Shark Rocket (HV302) Rocket Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum

An Essential Corded Model

The main advantage of the cordless vacuum models is they don’t need to be recharged. So, the Rocket from Shark will be always ready for vacuuming whenever you need it. The motor that powers this little beast can be powered by a regular 120 V outlet, while the 30-foot cable will be more than enough even for the most demanding customers.

Further down the list is the assembly. The construction of the Shark Rocket is fairly simple and straightforward and the initial setup will only take a couple of minutes right out of the box. Additionally, the kit comes supplied with a special docking station that can be mounted on the wall and used to store the vacuum when you don’t need it.

As for additional cleaning tools, this product comes with a home and car detail kit that includes various brushes and motorized tools designed for sucking dirt and dust from virtually any surface. On top of that, the kit also contains a set of micro tools, which will be useful for cleaning small cramped areas.

The only significant issue with this vacuum model is the swivel connection that is rather weak and prone to breaking if too much force is applied to it. Nevertheless, if used and handled with care, you won’t experience this issue, just keep in mind that it is not recommended to lift weights with the vacuum wand.

The Shark Rocket HV302 is a great solution to all cleaning problems that you may encounter in a big house or an apartment. This electric broom with cord is quite effective and can be used to clean various surfaces and types of debris both large and fine, which makes it a go-to solution for pet owners.

Shark Rocket (HV302) Rocket Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum in the use

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Hoover BH50020PC Linx Signature

Powerful Vacuuming

The Hoover BH50020PC signature cordless stick vacuum is one of the few models that are made according to a classic stick vac design. Due to this, it still has a dirt cup while retaining the power similar to a fully-fledged vacuum device. Likewise, a strong aspect that people look for in a cordless stick vacuum is in the convenience of its use. Being able to use it easily without much of a fuss is something that is almost a strong requirement for any stick vacuum that a person uses. Thankfully, the Hoover BH50020PC signature cordless stick vacuum provides this in abundance, being one of the easier models to use, all while providing exceptional performance.

Owing to its edge cleaning bristles, the brush can penetrate pretty much anywhere regular vacs can. On top of that, this vacuum model is suitable for cleaning virtually any flooring type including but not limited to: hard floors, corners, carpets, spots under furniture, as well as regular and carpeted stairs. Conversely, weighing only 10 pounds, the vac is fairly light, which makes it easier to wield even with one hand.

Review of Hoover BH50020PC Linx Signature Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

An Array of Useful Features

Featuring Hoover's WindTunnel® Technology, the strong performance of this vacuum is enabled by strong suction on any surface. The cleaning bristles also work to help kick up and loosen dirt that has been stuck in place, allowing the strong suction to whisk away the dirt and leave the surface clean. The Extreme Recline Handle combined with an overall low-profile construction of the appliance allows for maneuvering the vacuum into hard-to-reach places, including underneath furniture, where other vacuums often struggle to reach. The LINX® Cordless Fade-Free Lithium-Ion Battery System gives you the ability to easily charge and replace the battery, which gives you up to 15 minutes of operating time, with a charge time of only 3 hours. Even though 15 minutes is not a lot, the total output power paired with excellent suction enables for quick and effortless cleaning of pretty much any mess you can encounter at home. And to top all that, the battery won’t lose its capacity over time like normal Lithium-Ion models, which ensures that the vac will serve you for quite a while.

Combining all of these wonderful features together gives you one of the best cordless stick vacuums on the market. Light, simple in maintenance and extremely easy to use, this Hoover model embodies pretty much everything a cordless stick vacuum needs to be.

Hoover BH50020PC Linx Signature Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner in the use

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

I like it, but my wife absolutely LOVES this thing! It's light weight, very portable/flexible/moveable.

Power

The battery is also quick and easy to remove, charge, and replace, when it needs it.

Features

Wheel bearings are MUCH better, and feel more solid; general construction feels better.

Key Specs

This very light weight cordless vacuum cleaner is Wonderful. Suction and roller beater work exceptionally well on ceramic floors and carpets.
 

MOOSOO M XL-618A

Powerful and Capacious

Cordless vacuums, just like with any kind of vacuum, need to be efficient with vacuuming in order to be reliable cleaning tools. Vacuums that lack the ability to efficiently clean an area in just one pass create more work for the person who is vacuuming, and this also tends to waste the person's time. This vacuum here, though, was made with efficiency in mind. The MOOSOO wireless vertical vacuum cleaner with a suction capacity of 10000pa will not leave behind a single speck in your home, car interior, garage, and other rooms.

Thanks to the well-thought-out design, the tool is equally convenient to use, both when cleaning floors and furniture upholstery, shelves and crevices. Moving on, this device is also great for allergy sufferers thanks to the built-in HEPA filter. For added convenience, the HEPA filter is easily washable with regular tap water and can be recycled if it wears out, which will happen eventually.

Review of MOOSOO M XL-618A Cordless Vacuum 4 in 1

Turns in Any Direction

Efficiency isn't the only thing that this model has to offer. The upgraded motorized floor brush features a 120-degree swivel design, making it easy to get into hard-to-reach areas. The device is also supplemented with an LED light, which effectively illuminates all dark corners, letting you vacuum everywhere even without much in the way of light. What is more, the cleaning path width of the brush is 10.2 inches, which should be sufficient to vacuum large portions of the floor in one single go. For this purpose, the package is equipped with a motorized floor brush, a combo brush for hard floors that can also be used on various types of carpets. The large, 40.6-ounce dust bin, on the other hand, will ensure that you will be able to remove all the dirt without the need to empty the vacuum too often.

Power-wise, the appliance is powered by a 2200 mAh lithium-Ion battery that provides up to 35 minutes of runtime, which should be more than enough for day-to-day cleaning. The charging time, on the other hand, will take up to 5 hours. Even though it is quite a lot since this stick model is a portable vacuum the positives outweigh the negatives by a long shot.

With all of these, along with many other features such as the long runtime on battery, included accessories, and lightweight design, those looking for a highly efficient vacuum cleaner will find much to love with this model. With low weight and a fairly capacious dust bin, it proves that a stick vacuum can compete with full-size models on the same level.

MOOSOO M XL-618A Cordless Vacuum 4 in 1 in the use

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BLACK + DECKER POWERSERIES

A Battery That Outlasts Competition

The Black+Decker cordless stick vacuum has a slightly different design compared to other products included on our list. The main difference is barely noticeable, however, if you take a closer look at the electric motor of the vac, you can clearly see that it is detachable. Due to this, the vac can act as a combo model for cleaning floors and all the spots above it.

The convenience of such design allows for a seamless transition between cleaning your favourite carpets to picking up dust from furniture at a whim. Similarly to most stick vacs, though, the POWERSERIES features several LED lights that aid in cleaning floors, carpets, as well as spots underneath the furniture. In order to power this compact and portable vac, the package includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that enables using the tool for up to 40 minutes or an hour depending on the power settings before it needs to be recharged. The recharging will take up to 3-4 hours via a regular power outlet using the provided power cable.

Review of BLACK + DECKER POWERSERIES Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner & Hand Vac

Optimal Pick for The Price

Other quality-of-life improvements include on-board storage for all the accessories that come together with the vacuum. Owing to this subtle yet highly convenient feature, you can finally forget about trying to fit all the brushes and crevices in one place since they can be fitted on the handle and be ready for the next cleaning right away.

In spite of all the good aspects of the vacuum, there is one thing we didn’t fully appreciate and it is the appliance’s suction power. To make the vac convenient, the manufacturer decided to reduce the output voltage of the device, making it less powerful at the end. Thus, this stick vac won’t be that useful in cleaning something more serious than general dirt and dust.

On the plus side, however, this model is an excellent helper in cases when you need to vacuum spots that are hard to reach or simply difficult to approach using a regular stick vac. As for the floors, the appliance can deal with hard floors, various carpets, upholstery, and even your car’s interior with relative ease. This is achieved by using the supplied motorized brush and crevice tool that allows for an almost effortless vacuuming with or without the handle.

Finally, if you are searching for a lightweight vac that can deal with daily cleanings without breaking a sweat, then this model from Black+Decker will be right up your alley. Compact and convenient, it makes vacuuming furniture and car interiors a breeze.

BLACK + DECKER POWERSERIES Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner & Hand Vac in the use

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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 vacuum stick, 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.

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.

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

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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 your place yourself is just not what you want to do, you can always pass this chore to a robotic vacuum. Alternatively, we recommend taking a closer look at wet-dry vacuum models for deep and effective cleaning.

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. Additionally, some models can be transformed into simple handheld models that can be used to clean areas that are usually out of reach. The dirt cup capacity should be another on the list. The average capacity of most stick vacuums ranges between just a couple of ounces to half a gallon. There are models with bigger dust cups. Although they would run longer, 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.

Common Issues with Bagless Vacuums and How to Fix Them

Regardless of how technologically advanced your vacuum is, you will face issues with it sooner or later. So, the ability to detect and fix them will definitely come in handy, especially if you don’t want to buy a new product every time a problem with the appliance occurs. We have listed the most common issues and some easy tricks you can use in order to fix them.

Clogs

The obstructions in the vacuum airflow can become an annoying issue, especially when you perform whole-house cleaning. Although this issue is more common with conventional upright models, it can occur in bagless vacuums as well.

First of all, you need to inspect the device and find out where a clog or multiple clogs are located. To do so, you will have to disassemble all of the detachable parts that are adjacent to the airflow and the body of the vacuum. Since the majority of bagless vacuuming products don’t feature a hose, these parts may include telescopic tubes or various attachments such as motorized or regular brushes. When you have successfully detected a clog in your device, there are multiple ways you can remove it from the vacuum. Depending on the location of the clog, there are a few things you can do to make it go away. For one, you can do so using a broom. Just stretch out the telescopic tube and insert the broom handle through it. This way, you will push any obstructions through the tube.

You can also use the rotating and regular brushes that are connected to the tube of your bagless vacuum. These things are designed for sweeping the debris and dirt into the vacuuming system. And there is no wonder that it is the common source of clogs, especially if you don’t clean the brush after each vacuuming (honestly, who does?). You can either clean the brush by hand (just make sure to wear protective gloves) or using a wire if the clog is buried too deep between the fabric. Just remember to turn off the device before you start cleaning it.

Filters

Your vacuum can have up to 4 filters that prevent dust particles from getting into the air during the cleaning process. And, surprisingly enough, filters can also get dirty over time. This can cause some issues that lead to the vacuum losing its suction. Depending on the vacuum configuration, you can either clean the filters by disassembling and washing them from the inside (if the filter model is washable) or by purchasing a new one. Although the latter can be expensive, the manufacturers make sure that non-washable filters can withstand up to several thousand vacuuming sessions before completely losing their effectiveness. If you are not sure what kind of filter your vacuum has, we recommend taking a closer look at the user manual.

Suction Loss

When your vacuum doesn’t suck the dust properly, this can indicate a couple of things. Firstly, if the motor of your device doesn’t sound right or if it starts and immediately stops, your outlet or battery had malfunctioned. The first scenario requires the involvement of a skilled technician. However, with battery-powered devices, we recommend checking if the battery charges or not. If the battery went completely flat and it is not charging, you will know that the time for replacement has come. Secondly, if the blade of the vacuum fan is attached directly to its motor axle, it will require some cleaning after you turn off the device.

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Sources:

1. Kelly Burgess Stick Vacuum Buying Guide, ConsumerSearch. May 10, 2016.

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

3. How to Choose a Cordless Vacuum, wikiHow.

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