Best Stick Vacuums & Electric Brooms to Clean Your House

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 13, 2017
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 2017
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

Dual storage options are available for this Shark stick vacuum cleaner: the hand vac can be attached to the bottom of the wand or secured to a wall mount.

CONS

Comparing with other models, this one might feel a bit heavier.

OUR VERDICT

This Shark upright vacuum cleaner is an excellent choice for cleaning any large house! Being corded, it has a really long power cord so you don't need to switch between various power outlets too much.

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Hard floors, Bare floors, Carpets, Corners, Under furniture

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

10 inches

POWER SOURCE

Corded / 30-foot cord

BATTERY / MOTOR

4.2 A

OPERATION TIME

Unlimited

CHARGING TIME

No recharging required

HANDLE HEIGHT

~ 46 inches

WEIGHT

~ 7.6 pounds

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

~ 0.4 L

ATTACHMENTS

Dusting brush, Pet upholstery tool, Crevice tool,  Dust-away hard floor attachment

FILTER

Washable lifetime filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

5 years

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

All the accessories are securely attached to the main tube, so you will never lose any of them.

CONS

The dust container is rather small.

OUR VERDICT

Portable and powerful, this Electrolux stick vacuum cleaner quickly removes dirt, dust, and debris from floors and furniture. One of the best options you could get for using in small premises. 

detailed parameters
BEST FOR

Bare floors, Furniture

CLEANING PATH WIDTH

10.75 inches

POWER SOURCE

Battery-powered

BATTERY / MOTOR

10.8 V (Li-ion)

OPERATION TIME

20 minutes

CHARGING TIME

4 hours

HANDLE HEIGHT

~ 42.5 inches

WEIGHT

5.5 pounds

DIRT CUP CAPACITY

~ 0.38 L

ATTACHMENTS

Motorized brushroll

FILTER

Washable filter

BAGLESS

Yes / Removable container

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

A universal design allows converting an upright vacuum cleaner into a manual vac for cleaning furniture or car interior. Due to the plastic body, this is the most lightweight model among the conterparts listed in our review.

CONS

Poorer performance on carpeted flooring.

OUR VERDICT

A combination of low price and compact design makes this vacuum one of the best options for the majority of common families. An ideal appliance for cleaning dormitories or motels!

detailed parameters
BEST FOR
Hard floors, Rugs, Furniture, Counters, Shelves, Upholstery, Drapes
CLEANING PATH WIDTH
9 inches
POWER SOURCE
Corded / 16-foot cord
BATTERY / MOTOR
1.25 A
OPERATION TIME
Unlimited
CHARGING TIME
No recharging required
HANDLE HEIGHT
40 inches
WEIGHT
3.8 pounds
DIRT CUP CAPACITY
0.8 L
ATTACHMENTS
Standard brush, Crevice attachment
FILTER
Removable washable filter (F25)
BAGLESS
Yes / Push-button emptying
WARRANTY

1 year

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.

An 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.

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What Features to Compare

Performance

You’ll never be able to compare the power of 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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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

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 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.

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Hoover Linx BH50010
Hoover Linx BH50010
 

Shark HV303

Extra-long Power Cord

The Shark HV303 is a truly efficient cleaning appliance. As usual, battery-powered electric brooms are considered to be more convenient than corded ones. However, you might change your mind after you try this Shark model! Though it's a corded cleaning appliance, it has a really long power cord (30 feet) that helps you clean a pretty large room without the need to switch between several power outlets. Needless to say, you are unlikely to use an extension cable. Corded electric brooms have a major benefit and it's the unlimited operation time. No need to think about the batteries charge. Just plug the appliance in and start cleaning your house. A lot of people consider long cords to be a drawback when storing the appliance away. To solve this problem, the Shark engineers equipped the vac with special hooks for winding the power cord up. Besides, there are two ways to store the Shark cleaner: you can either fix the hand vac to the wand's bottom attach it to a wall mount.

Review of Shark HV303 Rocket Ultra-Ligh Vacuum

Unmatched Functionality

As the majority of other stick vacuums, this model can be used as a handheld vac after detaching the wand. Thanks to several attachments included, you can use this appliance for cleaning not only floors but also tables, cupboards, furniture, etc. With the wand attached, the vac will let you reach the walls, eiling fans, and curtain rods. The design of the Shark stick vacuum provides for its efficient cleaning of hard-to-reach areas and extreme maneuverability. 

Shark HV303 Rocket Ultra-Ligh Vacuum in the use

Our Summary

If you think the Shark HV303 stick vacuum might be unable to clean your whole house, you are quite wrong. Though it's compact, this electric broom is very convenient and powerful. The corded design and the powerful electric motor do their bit! Thus, this Shark stick vac won't let you down!


Shark HV303
Shark HV303
 

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. 


VonHaus 2-in-1
VonHaus 2-in-1
 

Electrolux EL2055B

Cordless Efficiency

This stick vacuum cleaner is produced by Electrolux, one of the world's leading manufacturers of household appliances with the sales volume of more than 60 million items per year. The EL2055B is a battery-powered electric broom which gives you the unlimited maneuverability. No power cord means no hustle no bustle! Using this stick vac, you will be able to move around your house and carry out a thorough cleaning. The battery requires 4 hours of charging and provides for up to 20 minutes of operating cycle. That would be enough to clean quite a large living room! The suction power of this stick vacuum is really strong thanks to the bagless cyclonic action. This Electrolux appliance can easily clean floors, walls, upholstered furniture, etc. Yet, keep in mind that the power is still not sufficient enough to cope with carpeted floors or carpets. To make a cleaning of the furniture easier, you can transorm the vac into a portable handheld vacuum cleaner. Handy!

Review of Electrolux EL2055B 2-1 Stick and Handheld Vacuum

Great Functionality

This compact stick vacuum cleaner boasts the unique EasySteer maneuverability: the brush turns smoothly and allows you to clean the floors under the furniture with top-gun efficiency. Hence, it's a great appliance for removing dust from the most hard-to-reach areas in your house. Also, this electric broom allows adjusting the suction power, saving the battery life. We would like to mention the convenient storage of attachments where all the items are securily fixed to the inner side of the bar. The Electrolux stick vacuum can be stored in the upright position. Thus, if there is no utility room in your house or apartment, you can store this appliance in a closet.

Electrolux EL2055B 2-1 Stick and Handheld Vacuum in the use

Matches the Interior

Nearly any appliance has some weak points, and some customers don't like a small dust container of this stick vacuum cleaner. Yet, it isn't a problem if you live in a small house or apartment. Also, some people prefer using several cleaning appliances, so they get a high-power wet-dry vacuum for tough messes and a stick vacuum for minor clean-ups.

Finally, we'd like to mention that this Electrolux stick vac is offered in two color patterns: blue and red. Thus, you can choose the one that fits the interior of your house better. Style matters!

Additional Info

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Electrolux EL2055B
Electrolux EL2055B
 

Dirt Devil SD20000RED

Performance

Unlike its competitors, this vacuum has a power cord that ensures sufficient maneuverability. However, you need to have enough power outlets in your house since the cord is not very long (just 16 feet). In addition, the main attachment allows cleaning the surface of 9 inches wide at a single pass. Due to the fact that the vac has a single speed setting, cleaning carpeted surfaces might be somewhat awkward.

Review of Dirt Devil SD20000RED Simpli-Stik Lightweight Bagless Stick Vacuum

Convenience

The first thing you notice when you see the Dirt Devil SD20000RED stick vacuum is its flexible design and size, which make this appliance extremely portable. The maximum height of this vacuum is 40 inches, which isn’t very convenient for tall people. Nevertheless, it also has a lot of advantages, for example, it’s very lightweight (only 3.8 pounds). The vacuum has a quite big dirt cup (0.8-liter) that makes this vac just more convenient in use.

Dirt Devil SD20000RED Simpli-Stik Lightweight Bagless Stick Vacuum in the use

Additional Features

Considering all features of this vacuum, we can highlight its capacity for converting the stick vac into a handheld vacuum. In addition, it’s fitted with a crevice attachment, which is sufficiently profound to clean the corners or other hard-to-reach areas in your house. Like rival models, this vac is also equipped with a washable dirt cup that has a removable, washable filter inside. The Dirt Devil SD20000RED stick vacuum cleaner is a perfect gift for any homemaker for whom coziness of their environment is a priority.

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Dirt Devil SD20000RED
Dirt Devil SD20000RED
 

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