The 10 Best Cordless Stick Vacuums of 2020

You can get the best cordless stick vacuums from the best brands like Dyson and Hoover.

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The 10 Best Cordless Stick Vacuums of 2020

Are you in a search for a new vacuum? You might be very confused as there are a lot of choices in the market today. Even if you just stick with cordless stick vacuums, they also come in different kinds. So how can you figure out which one is best for you to buy? Of course, you should determine first what you really need to get out of that future purchase.

But before we go through the many options, you should know what you are looking for. Do you want one that has a cord? a vacuum for hardwood floors ? Or do you like it to be tied down? If you go towards the cordless option, it is also a great choice since the newer releases also have a huge amount of power much like their plugged vacuum counterparts. At the same time, you also have to consider the fact that you might have storage space problems, babies, and the like.

Moving forward, what we are going to focus on are cordless stick vacuums. It is a good choice for those who value a quick cleanup for a simple mess. This can also work on kitchen floors as well as some furniture and upholstery. But again, just like what we said earlier, you have to know what you are after. Determine the type of vacuum first, then determine which company or brand you want to go with.

With that said, we are going to talk about our recommendations for cordless stick vacuums. We will also tell you which vacuums are best for a specific cleaning problem. Check out our reviews for the 10 best cordless stick vacuums of 2020. Do you want to find out the vacuum that fits your needs? Then keep on reading!

Product ImageNameKey FeaturesDetails
Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum CleanerDyson V10 Absolute Cord-Free VacuumHeight
49 in.
Width
8.9 in.
Best for
Best overall
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Hoover BH50010 Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, Lightweight, GreyHoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum CleanerHeight
25 in.
Width
8 in.
Best for
Best overall - Runner up
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BLACK+DECKER Cordless Stick Vacuum & Hand Vac, 2-in-1, Eggplant Purple (HSVJ520JMBF27)Black+Decker Cordless 20V Max Lithium 2-N-1 Stick VacuumHeight
29.6 in.
Width
8.4 in.
Best for
Best 2-in-1 model
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Dirt Devil SD20000RED Simpli-Stik Vacuum Cleaner, 3-in-1 Hand and Stick Vac, Small, Lightweight and Bagless, RedDirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick VacuumHeight
29.1 in.
Width
3.3 in.
Best for
Best budget
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Shark ZS351 Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Vacuum with Zero-M Anti-Hair Wrap Technology, XL Dust Cup, Hand Vacuum Mode, & Swivel Steering, Plum PurpleShark Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum Height
10.10 in.
Width
10.9 in.
Best for
Best overall - Runner-up
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Dyson V6 Animal Plus Cord-Free Vacuum (Renewed)Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free VacuumHeight
46.4 in.
Width
8.7 in.
Best for
Best for Pet Hair
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Dirt Devil Extreme Power 14.4V Cordless Bagless Stick Vacuum, BD20040REDDirt Devil 14.4 Volt Cordless Bagless Stick VacuumHeight
17.5 in.
Width
8 in.
Best for
Best for Hard Floors
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No products found.Dyson V7 MotorheadHeight
49 in.
Width
9.8 in.
Best for
Best High End
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Shark DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light Vacuum IONFlex, IF201, GreenShark IonFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-LightHeight
45.9 in.
Width
10.4 in.
Best for
Best for Quick Cleans
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Dirt Devil Reach Max Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, RedDirt Devil Reach Max Plus Cordless Stick VacuumHeight
28.7 in.
Width
10.6 in.
Best for
Best Accessories
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This is a comparison table that will help you easily determine the summary of each review. At the same time, you can easily compare and contrast the best features of each cordless stick vacuum. We gave you a rating part where the highest rating is five. Further, we provided the height and width because these are vital in determining how bulky the vacuum is as well as the storage space that you have to make for it. In addition, there is the weight so you can see if you can easily take it anywhere in the house with you. There is also the best for category so you can see which vacuum is the best at a specific cleaning process. Lastly, we have the warranty so you can determine how good or bad the after sales service is.

Cordless Vacuum – Product Reviews

Let us now take a look at the 10 best cordless stick vacuums of 2020. Focus on the features so that you can align your wants and needs accordingly. At the same time, take a look at the user critiques so that you can see some of the slight and big problems of using such a vacuum. Gear up to read our best recommendations!

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Dyson V10 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum - Best Overall
  • Upto 60 minutes run time when using a non motorized tool
  • Lightweight and versatile, to clean right through the home; Instant release trigger means battery power is only used while it’s cleaning; Requires charging for 3. 5 hours minimum before first use
  • Direct drive cleaner head: Our most powerful yet; Upto 20 minutes of fade free power (in Suction mode II); Drives stiff nylon bristles into carpets to capture deep down dirt
  • The fully sealed filtration system traps 99.97 percent of particles as small as 0.3 microns expelling cleaner air
  • Powered by the Dyson digital motor V10 and engineered to pick up ground in dirt and fine dust from hard floors and carpets

This Dyson Vacuum is very high powered and we can say that this one is not for the faint of heart. Not only is it because of its topnotch performance, but also its price is rightly aligned to how high end it is. It has a powerful suction that can work continuously for up to 40 minutes, just make sure that you fully charge it. On the other hand, it can work for up to 25 minutes if you are going to use the motorized floor tool attachment that comes with your purchase.

Further, it has a finger trigger that has a simple on and off mechanism. This way, you can easily crank up the machine. It also has a HEPA filtration system that can take care o any allergens and in return, it can release cleaner air where you can breathe easily while using it.

There can be some problems with charging. Eventually, its battery will weaken and the time that you can use it will diminish. Even if you fully charge it, it will not run for 40 minutes anymore. It might have been better if it has an automatic off function once it is already fully charged.

Pros
  • Powerful suction
  • Lightweight
  • Has everything that you need
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Charging problems
  • A bit bulky
  • Can be noisy

Despite its disadvantages, it is still the reining cordless stick vacuum. You will definitely get your money’s worth. You can either use it for quick cleans and even deep cleaning. Further, it is very user-friendly, practically anyone can operate this vacuum.

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Hoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner - Best Overall (Runner-up)
  • FADE FREE LITHIUM ION BATTERY: Interchangeable batteries provide cordless freedom to clean anywhere
  • EXTREME RECLINE HANDLE: Reach further without having to move any furniture around
  • EDGE CLEANING BRISTLES: Removes dirt, dust, and pet hair against those hard to reach edges
  • WINDTUNNEL TECHNOLOGY: Creates channels of suction to life and remove surface debris and deep embedded dirt
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: At under 10 pounds this vacuum is portable enough to carry room-to-room for quick cleaning.

This one came very close to being the best overall cordless stick vacuum because of its great performance and power. For its battery, it has an 18 volt lithium ion battery. With this type of battery, you can get a boost even if it is not plugged into a wall. Also, this can be used on carpet as well as hardwood floors.

Further, it has very easy to use functions, all you have to do is to push a single button. What is so unique about it is that it has the patented Hoover Wind Tunnel Technology where it can lift all the dirt that is buried deep within a certain fabric. As or the suction, you really cannot ask for anything more because it has such great power. Lastly, there is a fuel gauge which can show you how much battery life there is let so you can estimate how long you can use it.

It really cannot suck any large pieces of trash. Definitely, you still have to sweep the area before whipping this out. Also, it can get clogged easily, but removing that build up is easy, but still an inconvenience. In short, you still have to get your hands dirty to have an efficient cleaning session.

Pros
  • Great suction
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
Cons
  • Can get clogged
  • Problems with sucking bigger trash
  • A bit noisy
  • Expensive
  • Does not come with a lot of attachments
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Black+Decker Cordless 20V Max Lithium 2-N-1 Stick Vacuum - Best 2-in-1 Model
  • Dustbin capacity 16.9ounces; Smartech sensing displays your battery and filter status
  • Self standing 2 n 1 Hand/stick design provides two vacuums in one for cleaning on and above your floors
  • Battery sense displays remaining battery charge
  • Filtersense alerts you when your filter needs to be changed
  • Autosense automatically adjusts suction from bare floors to high pile carpet

If you are after versatility wherein you can have the ability to have two vacuums or at least two different cleaning processes in one, this is the vacuum to choose. You can use this as a regular stick vacuum and you can also use it for cleaning up little messes. This is because you can separate its hand vacuum.

At the same time, it is very lightweight so you can use it almost anywhere in your house. The vacuum itself has a swivel so that you can easily maneuver it. This is also great for use on furniture. When it is fully charged, you can use it for a total of 25 minutes. The strong suction can also take care of dirt as well as debris with just a single swipe.

The dust cup can run a bit smaller than the other ones in this list. Therefore, you constantly have to empty it out while you are cleaning as it fills up easily. Further, you might wake up everyone in your household when using this as it causes a lot of noise.

Pros
  • Great suction
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Very versatile
  • Easy to use
  • Good battery life
  • Durable
Cons
  • Produces a lot of noise
  • Small dust cup
  • Tricky to remove the hand vacuum
  • A bit expensive for what you are getting

Get this one if your main concern is to get two functions in one. Other than that, it is not that special, the suction and power is great but not as good as the previous ones we discussed. Also, better to use this when no one is at home as it can surely cause a ruckus in the noise department.

Dirt Devil Simpli-Stik Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum - Best Budget
  • 3-in-1: Simpli-Stik’s easily transforms to whatever you need: a stick vac, a hand vac, or an extended hand vac; Dirt cup capacity: 0.35 liters
  • Easy to use: Take the chore out of cleaning with this lightweight, ready-when-you-are bagless stick vacuum cleaner – Even from right out of the box
  • Lightweight and powerful: Tidy up your hard floors and rugs with powerful straight suction. Tackle tight, hard to reach places with the hand vac + on-board crevice tool combo
  • Great for small spaces: The light, compact, and versatile vacuum design makes this great for dorms, apartments, and small spaces to store, use, and clean up easily
  • Rinsable filter: Keep your vacuum running stronger for longer with the easily accessed filter. Be sure to let the filter dry at least 24 hours before its next use

Having a good quality vacuum does not mean that you should have to splurge so much. In fact, this vacuum can also give you high performance without breaking the bank. This works great for both hardwood floors and furniture. It also has a handheld vacuum which you can detach for more in-depth cleaning. Further, it comes with a crevice tool which will be perfect for cleaning messes that are wedged in inconspicuous areas.

It is important to take note that its suction is not that great. But what can you really expect from something that costs so much less? But do not worry because this will be great for cleaning up your everyday mess. At the same time, it can also be used or deep cleans, it just takes more time to finish the job as you have to pass an area a lot of times.

It does lack so much in the suction department. At best, its suction power is for quick kitchen cleanups and decluttering. What you are really paying for is the portability and convenience of having something that you can use easily. But the price is significantly lower because you get less power.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to set up
  • A breeze to use
  • Can be used by children
  • Inexpensive
  • Does not take a lot of space
Cons
  • Less suction power
  • Not that durable
  • Does not have a large dust cup
  • Operates on single mode
  • A bit noisy

This  is a great option for dealing with everyday cleaning. What can be a very time-consuming cleaning job can now be slightly shortened with the use of this cheap vacuum. What is great is the fact that even your kids can use this, so you can get additional help in cleaning. Just take note to maintain it properly so that it will not conk out fast.

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Shark Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum - Best Overall (Runner-Up)
  • The vacuum that deep-cleans now cleans itself. The Zero-M self-cleaning brushroll delivers nonstop hair removal.
  • Thorough deep-carpet cleaning, and powerful suction to pick up debris from hard floors
  • Equipped with an extra-large dust cup to give you the capacity to take on extended cleaning jobs without emptying debris
  • With the touch of a button, this vacuum cleaner transforms into a lightweight, portable handheld vacuum to take your cleaning above the floor—on furniture, stairs, and more
  • Advanced swivel steering for excellent control. Material:Durable ABS and PP plastics, along with some metal and rubber components

We are now also going to talk about another cordless stick vacuum that came pretty close to being the best overall. For this Shark vacuum, it has a brush roll that operates in two speeds. This can also be used on hardwood floors, carpets, and furniture. Compared to the other compact ones, this one has a bigger dust cup that is extremely easy to clean and empty.

The total charging time is only four hours and right after that, you can continuously use it for at least 40 minutes. What is so unique about is that it has its own charging dock, so you really do not have to leave it lying anywhere because you have a designated charging space for it. Lastly, it is also great to be used on pet hair.

The reason why it is just a runner to the best overall cordless stick vacuum is the fact that it does not work well on thick carpets, high piled ones, and even wool area rugs. Even if you add a little bit or even a lot of elbow grease in there, it will be very hard to get all the particles that are stuck in your carpets. No amount of passing it a hundred times can ever deeply clean that type of fabric.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Runs quietly
  • Good battery life
  • Convenient to charge
Cons
  • Slightly weaker suction power
  • Does not come with a lot of attachments
  • A bit bulky
  • Not that versatile

This is going to be the perfect choice for you if you do not have a lot of carpets in your house. It works really great on tiles, hardwood floors, and even on some furniture. But if you are going to buy this for the sole purpose of deep cleaning your carpets, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. But other than that, this is a great cordless stick vacuum to own. You might want to use this as a supplement to your main vacuum.

Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum - Best For Pet Hair
  • Powered By The Dyson Digital Motor V6
  • Cord-Free. Hassle-Free.
  • Up To 20 Minutes Of Fade Free Suction
  • Hygienic Bin Emptying

If you own a pet that is very furry then you are more than familiar with the hassle and struggle to maintain your home free from pet ur and odor. With that in mind, this cordless stick vacuum might just be for you. This can suck in the litter and even hair. More than that, you really do not have to consistently pass on a particular area because it can finish the job in no time.

It can consistently work for 20 minutes when you fully charged it. Also, to fully display that this machine is catered to cleaning up after pets, it has a cleaner that has a direct drive which can help push the bristles deeper into the carpet in order to remove dirt. It also comes with a little motorized tool that can help in removing ground-in dirt and pet hair.

Honestly, 20 minutes of battery life with a full charge is not that good. This might work if you have a small space but for houses that have a huge household, this can be problematic. Not only that, the battery has charging problems as well, it might weaken through continued use. So be prepared to keep on repurchasing alternate batteries for this one.

Pros
  • Works fast and efficiently
  • Great for removing pet hair
  • Can be used for deep cleaning
  • Easy to use
  • Runs a little bit quieter
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Tricky to find a storage space
  • A bit bulky
  • Battery charging problems
  • Inconvenient to use for big cleans

You will never have to worry about pet hair build up in your house. In fact, you might not even be stressed that your pet is currently shedding because you have a trusty vacuum that can take care of it. It does, however, have low battery life, but when you are just cleaning pet hair you really will not take that long. Therefore, its battery life fits the purpose of this vacuum.

Cleaning up messes that are on hard floors can be a bit tricky because they just tend to slip and slide. In the process, some off the dirt will escape the clutches of your vacuum. This is not the same story with vacuum, in fact, it was made to be completely used on hard floors. You can use it for quick dirt pickups but also for deep cleaning.

In addition, it has a motor that has 10 amps which can easily suck up anything on its way. As for its cleaning path, it has a wider space of 11 in. This means that it can clean much faster. Further, it does not have a disposal bag so you really do not have to go through the hassle of emptying out a dust cup. Instead, it has a one-touch removal system which ensures you that your hands will not touch that dusty vacuum bag.

This is not a good option for dealing with pet hair. We are talking in the sense that whether the pet hair is on the carpet or hard floor, this vacuum cannot pick it efficiently. It might have something to do with the suction power or the design itself. This is pretty much unnerving because it can suck that dirt which can be a bit thinner or lighter than pet hair which tends to glide on a hard floor, but a heavier pet hair, it cannot suck up. Pretty confusing, right?

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • A breeze to clean
  • Lightweight
  • Works fast
  • Great for deep cleans
  • Unique user interface
Cons
  • Cannot pick up pet hair
  • Inconsistent suction power
  • Not that durable
  • Questionable battery life
  • Controls are not for everyone

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This is a cordless stick vacuum that is very versatile. It can get rid of pet hair, it is also good for quick clean ups. More than that, you can also use it for heavy duty cleaning. But of course, all of that comes with a price, literally this time. You might just have a heart attack with the price of this one and it is up to you to decide if that is worth it.

You can use this both on hard floors, carpeted floors, and even furniture. With it being fully charged, it can run for up to 28 minutes of continued use. It also comes with a cleaning head which is a good option for those who live in smaller spaces like townhouses or apartments. Further, there are other two tools that are snapped on for your convenience. Lastly, it can also be used as a handheld vacuum.

The battery life is not that long, but this is expected since the longevity suffers since it is consuming a lot of power dedicated to great suction power. At the same time, it is not really one of the lightest models, you can use it on the ceiling but we swear to you that your arms will get strained by the time you are done with the cleaning.

Pros
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Versatile
  • Great suction power
  • Comes with a lot of attachments
Cons
  • Expensive (but worth it)
  • Short battery life
  • Bulky
  • A bit heavy
  • Might experience clogging

You are going to pay a lot of money on this, but we assure you that it is worth it. You will never have to worry that your vacuum will die on you when you are dealing with a big mess. Surely, you can finish a huge cleaning project with this one. It cannot only be used on a specific purpose but it can easily turn into being the vacuum that you need for other cleaning problems as well. For this one, you really have to overlook the hefty price, because you are getting what you paid for.

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Shark IonFlex DuoClean Cordless Ultra-Light - Best for Quick Cleans
  • Dust cup capacity - 0.3 quarts. Removable ION Power Pack lithium-ion battery
  • Upgradeable runtime with additional batteries sold separately
  • MultiFLEX Technology folds over for compact, free-standing storage and provides flexible reach to get under beds, couches, and tables
  • DuoClean Technology a combination of bristle brush and soft roller invented to clean fine dust and small and large particles on both carpets and floors
  • Floor-to-ceiling versatility

This is going to be your vacuum best friend if your house is left a mess after a rushed breakfast or a dinner party. Definitely, this will be great for quick cleans. Its strength is not that really, of being a carpet cleaner, instead, it is good for sucking up things for you to be able to do a deeper clean aftward.

It is so great on cleaning furniture, upholstery and even decorative pieces. Further, it is also great to be used on tiles and hard floors to pick up those pesky crumbs. In a full charge, you can use it for a total of 20 minutes. You can remove its battery and it also has its own charging dock. Therefore, the life of the battery is preserved as there will be no overcharging.

This will not work well on carpet or wool area rugs. It is just what it is, you can use it as an alternative to sweeping. Quick cleans are the name of the game and we are sure that you will not be satisfied with its performance when you are going for a deep clean. Further, it is also bulkier and runs with a lot of noise.

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Can be used on furniture
  • Good battery life
  • A breeze to clean
  • Durable
  • Easy to set up
Cons
  • Does not work well on carpets
  • Bulky
  • Requires a bigger storage space for its charging dock
  • Can be very noisy

This is definitely the perfect vacuum for quick cleans. You might even find yourself not doing a deep clean as much because there is no mess or dirt build up anymore. On the other hand, if your place is covered with carpets, you will not like this one. Also, do keep in mind that it has its own charging dock, therefore, you need to allot a specific place for that.

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Dirt Devil Reach Max Plus Cordless Stick Vacuum - Best Accessories
  • 24V Lithium Battery - for longer runtime, faster charging and fade-free power
  • Removable Hand Vacuum - to clean stairs, cars and other hard to reach places
  • Spin4Pro Premium Brushroll - for powerful carpet and hard floor cleaning
  • Lightweight and steerable. Dirt Cup Capacity: 0.7 Liters
  • What's included: crevice tool, powered cleaning wand, and carpet nozzle

The last cordless stick vacuum, that we are going to review is not a stand out for its power, but instead, for everything that comes with your purchase. But let us first discuss some of its also notable features. It comes with a lithium battery that has 24 volts. Therefore, it has a long running time of 20 minutes when it is fully charged.

It also has a faster charging time as well as a fade-free power. At the same time, it comes with the Spin4Pro Premium Brush Roll which can be used on both carpets and hard floors. There is also a removable vacuum so you can easily clean your car, stairs, and most of the areas that are hard to reach. More than that, it can be easily steered for maximum control of the vacuum.

But what is so great about this is that the vacuum itself is not versatile, instead, it can be used for other purposes because of the many attachments that come with it. It comes with a powered cleaning wand, a crevice tools, upholstery or stair tool, and a carpet nozzle. With that in mind, you can easily cater to the specific cleaning need that you have.

Suction power is not that great, but yet again, you are not buying this for its power. But more than that, there are also problems with clogging. Yes, you will not be stopped by the low battery during mid-clean, but in fact, you have to stop cleaning and deal with the fact that it can no longer suck properly because it is clogged. For sure, this is a great inconvenience that might also lead to more messes.

Pros
  • Easy to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Has a lot of attachment that comes with it
Cons
  • Can get clogged
  • Runs a little bit noisier
  • The design is not that good
  • Not that durable

Get this one if you are after the many attachments and the possibilities that this vacuum can take you. This will be great for quick cleans, but it might be harder to use for deep cleaning because of its clogging issue. In order to have a successful cleaning process, you have to go over a certain area a lot of times.

Conclusion

Cordless Stick Vacuums

Those are our recommendations for the 10 best cordless stick vacuums of 2020. As you read through the reviews, you will notice that not all features are what you need in your household. In order for you to get the perfect one, you just have to pick out what you really need from the features that will not help you get inconvenienced. More than that, you will see that sometimes the disadvantages does not really matter that much if the upright vacuum is doing its job.

However it is a hassle to get your hands dirty every now and then, you are already cleaning, right? So what is the big fuss for getting your hands dirty? In addition, do keep in mind the majority of the surfaces in your house. There are vacuums in this list that are incredibly powerful, however, their design was not meant to be used on carpet, or hardwood floors, or area rugs.

This does not amount to the incapacity of the vacuum itself, instead, it is just a matter of design. So also choose the right design for you. Lastly, determine if you need to get attachments. These accessories might help but it is also helpful to know if you are going to really use them. Doing so will also save you some money.

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