Cordless & Handheld Vacuums For Easy, Effective Cleaning

Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it can be downright soothing. (Okay, sometimes.) One thing that makes freshening up a heck of a lot easier is a cordless vacuum—you know, to get to all the hard-to-reach areas without dealing with restrictive cords, ladders, or the subsequent back aches from leaning over. Ugh, adulting.

While many cordless vacuums at department stores can get the job done, it’s not always done well. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, the median age of a vacuum is just eight years. If you aren’t careful, you could end up cycling through multiple vacuums that just end up in the landfill; the best way to be sustainable is to find a good vacuum and take care of it so that it lasts for decades.

We’ve rounded up seven of the best brands for durable, high-quality cordless vacuums, focusing on longevity, recyclable and replaceable parts, and generous warranties and repair services to help your vacuum last as long as possible. Whether you buy new as an investment or keep an eye out on the secondhand market (think eBay or your local Buy Nothing groups), these cordless vacuums are sustainable options that are built to last. Dare we say, when you’re vacuuming with these models 20 years from now, you may even enjoy it. 😉

1. Dyson

Best For | Refurbished, discounted options Warranty | 2-year warranty

Dyson products are often seen as the GOAT of cleaners, purifiers, and even hair care. Its cordless vacuum lines are some of the best in the market, developed with advanced materials (that are super easy to wash and wipe clean!) and a focus on sustainability. If you’re not sure where to start, try the vacuum finder quiz that helps decide between deep cleans or quick refreshes, varying features and capacities, and laser technology. Our Senior Editor’s favorite, the Dyson V15 Detect, is well worth the investment, thanks to the 60-min run time, double cleaner heads for pet hair, and the eco-mode.

Dyson products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, a long-term warranty with generous coverage, free shipping, and access to local and online repair services—made to last and to work. If the price seems too out-of-reach, consider the brand’s financing plans or refurbished items through the discounted Dyson outlet.


2. Shark

Best For | Advanced features Warranty | 5-year limited warranty

Shark—as part of the SharkNinja brand—carries some of the tech we most love for making our lives easier. Choose from nearly 10 cordless vacuum models here, each equipped with “Signature Shark Technologies” like self-cleaning brushrolls (no more hair wrapping!), infrared sensors, and even odor-neutralization. The one we loved the most while testing—The Shark Stratos™ Cordless Clean Sense IQ—comes with all those features, plus an anti-allergen HEPA filter, up to 60 minutes of use with the ECO mode, and a flexible wand. While it’s the most expensive one available, it also got the job done more effectively and efficiently—and there are payment plans to ease the financial burden.

Shark’s cordless vacuums come with a whopping five-year limited warranty, free shipping, a 60-day money-back guarantee, and a 10% discount when you sign up for emails. We especially love the brand’s dedicated support channels, including for its recyclable lithium-ion batteries. (And when your vacuum runs out of life, it can be recycled too—but we don’t see that happening any time soon!)


3. Bissell

Best For | Pet parents Warranty | 2-year limited warranty

Pet parents, rejoice! You’ll no longer have to stress about fur taking over the couch, rug, and floors in your home anymore. (Just us?) Bissell’s vacuums are designed with our furry friends in mind, and proceeds support the BISSELL Pet Foundation® to help save homeless pets. There are more than a dozen models to choose from, though the brand’s excellent filters and comparison features will help you narrow down what you need in no time. Small spaces? Multisurface? Pet beds? Check, check, check—these can do it all.

We’ve personally tried the ICONPet Turbo Edge, and we were impressed with how lightweight yet powerful it is. It was also cleverly designed, with a large “suction foot” for added reach, wheel locks to keep it from falling over, and specialized tools for all the nooks and crannies (including a wall mount for easy storage!). Best of all, Bissell touts recycled packaging, renewable energy at its global HQ, end-of-life recycling, and product repairs to minimize its environmental impact. Enjoy a 30-day guarantee and free shipping over $50.



Best For | Hand vacuums Warranty | 2-year limited warranty, lifetime warranty (varies by model)

BLACK+DECKER has been a leading name for more than 110 years. The very popular DUSTBUSTER launched allll the way back in 1979, so you could say the brand knows a thing or two about vacuums. Don’t believe us? Just check out the whopping 128 models of stick, upright, robotic, and handheld vacuums that boast hundreds of five-star reviews.

Out of all the cordless options, we prefer the hand vacuums—the most handheld models available at one brand (and some of the most affordable!). While testing the DUSTBUSTER Pet Hand Vacuum, we liked its sleek look, the “crevice” tool for harder-to-reach areas, and forceful suction. There’s also a robust support section where we could find quick links to service centers, registration and warranties, and spare parts to help the product’s longevity.


5. lupe

Best For | Replaceable parts Warranty | 2-year warranty

Tired of replacing and upgrading your vacuum every few years? You’ll never have to again with lupe. Launched by two former home-cleaning pros in the UK, this cordless vacuum began as a Kickstarter promoting “long-term ownership; with access to spare parts, easy to buy and replace.” Uh, yes, sign us up!

This is the most expensive option on our list ($799.99 retail), but it’s worth trying—in fact, the team will even let you try it at home for 90 days. And it ticks all our boxes, from 60 minutes of run time, two meters of reach, and a one-liter dustbin. For our most eco-friendly readers, the lupe is carbon-neutral, too. Adaptable for use in the US, EU, UK, and AU, this cordless vacuum really is the future for a fresh ‘n clean home.

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6. Tineco

Best For | Multi-surface cleaning Warranty | 2-year limited warranty

Tineco’s exceptional products have been featured in CNET, Mashable, and more—and we can see why. The brand’s line of carpet cleaners, wet dry vacuums, and cordless vacuums are futuristic, combining smart technology with a polished design. From its line of cordless vacuums, the A11 Hero is the best of the bunch, known for effortlessly cleaning both hardwood floors and carpets. Even more impressively, there are two lithium battery packs for extended runtime, HEPA filters, and a quiet motor (unlike the vacuums of our parents’ generation!).

If you need customer support, Tineco offers live chat, phone support, and email requests as well as an array of troubleshooting FAQs. You can also enjoy interest-free payment plans, weekly sales and ongoing discounts, a two-year warranty, and refurbished options at lowered prices.


7. Hoover

Best For | Affordability Warranty | 3-year limited warranty

For a conscious, cost-effective, and cordless clean, check out Hoover’s ONEPWR models. Starting at just $79.99 retail (and often on sale!), these vacuums are convenient and easy to use whether you’re tackling upholstery, stairs, or that one rug with the most foot traffic. All nine of Hoover’s options come with four or more stars and hundreds of glowing reviews, and you can narrow your choices down by your cleaning needs (though we most recommend its best-selling Evolve Pet Cordless Vacuum).

If interested, you can also sign up for interest-free payment plans, and you’ll gain rewards for each purchase to redeem later. Hoover also has a battery recycling program, inexpensive spare parts, and a directory of local stores for repairs. Enjoy all the bells and whistles of the most luxurious models without breaking the bank. (But if you did, Hoover will clean it right up. 😉)



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