The best cordless vacuum cleaners: Shark, Dyson, Hoover and some cheaper alternatives
Tired of having to constantly plug and unplug your vacuum as you clean around your home? It's time to upgrade to a cordless vacuum cleaner. Here's our pick of the best.
Let's face it, chores are never fun, and even if you're one of the very few people who enjoy vacuum cleaning, having to constantly be plugged into a power socket makes vacuuming harder than it needs to be.
Thankfully, cordless vacuums have come a long way in recent years, with newer models being just as powerful and effective as their corded alternatives, with long battery life and more compact, lightweight designs. Some cutting-edge models even have smart features and companion apps to monitor performance and remind you when to hoover (if that's something you want).
But with so many cordless vacuum cleaners on the market, it can be difficult to make a decision on which one is right for you. Well, that's where we come in. The Recommended has scoured the web to find the best cordless vacuum cleaners to buy online.
The best cordless vacuum cleaners at a glance:
- Best budget cordless vacuum: Vytronix NIBC22 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner 22.2V
- Best powerful cordless vacuum: Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
- Best value for money: JASHEN D18 250W 8-IN-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- Best basic cordless vacuum: Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- Best for tackling pet hair: Hoover H-FREE 500 Pets Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- Best for cutting-edge tech: Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
- Best all-around vacuum: Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner [IZ300UK]
- Best wet and dry vacuum: Tineco Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner
The best cordless vacuum cleaners
Best budget cordless vacuum: Vytronix NIBC22 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner 22.2V
A great all-rounder
This cordless vacuum from Vytronix has a run time of up to 45 minutes in ECO mode from just one quick 3-4 hours charge, making it ideal for tackling weekly vacuuming in most homes.
It also features a crevice tool and a dusting brush, making it perfect for getting into nooks and crannies. Its easy-release 0.5-litre dust container can be emptied into the bin with its “one-click” emptying system, making cleaning fuss and dust-free.
Best powerful cordless vacuum: Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner
A powerful motor for great suction
Shark's cordless vacuum features DuoClean technology, with dedicated settings for carpet and hard floors, making it perfect for cleaning floors in all rooms around your home.
This vacuum has a flexible stick which can fold while you use it, so you can reach under low-lying furniture without having to crouch or stoop, a 40-minute run time in ION power mode, and comes with a crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery tool.
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Best value for money: JASHEN D18 250W 8-IN-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
A great range of attachments
This JASHEN cordless vacuum cleaner features an efficient motor, with three power settings, and a lightweight design making it easy to guide around your home.
With a 40-minute run time and dedicated carpet and hard floor brush rolls that can be interchanged depending on which type of floor you're cleaning, this vacuum ticks all our boxes. It also features a removable battery for easy charging.
Best basic cordless vacuum: Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Ultra-quiet powerful suction
The lightweight, cordless vacuum easily manoeuvres around your home and its quick-charging battery delivers up to 25 minutes of uninterrupted runtime, making it ideal for quick cleaning sessions.
Weighing only 1.3 kg (2.87 lbs), the Tineco A10 Hero stick vacuum delivers 105W of deep-cleaning power, while it's low-noise design allows for ultra-quiet operation sound, measuring in at 70dB(A), avoiding annoying noises, making it great for households with young children and pets.
Best for tackling pet hair: Hoover H-FREE 500 Pets Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Penetrates into carpets to pick up hair
Ultra-lightweight and compact, this vacuum is designed specifically to tackle pet hair and comes with a spare battery pack included, so you can charge one while using the other.
This lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner comes with a dedicated pets turbo brush, which penetrates deep into the fibres of carpets and cushions and makes quick work of cleaning up pet hair. It charges in 6 hours and can run for 40 minutes in auto mode or 25 mins in standard mode, while its Turbo Boost function gives you up to 8 minutes of even more powerful suction for stubborn dirt and debris
Best for cutting-edge tech: Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Long lasting power
With its nickel-cobalt-aluminium battery, the Dyson has a run time of up to 60 minutes, making it one of the longest-lasting cordless vacuums you can buy.
The Dyson V10 is also one of the most versatile cordless vacuums on the market, with three power modes letting you adjust the suction levels, while its brushed cleaner head and soft roller heads are ideal for when you're switching surfaces.
Best all-around vacuum: Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner [IZ300UK]
All the functions most people need
This flexible, lightweight cordless stick vacuum cleaner features a powerful motor for consistent suction, while its 60-minute run-time is one of the best on the market.
Shark's cordless vacuum comes with a dedicated crevice tool for hard-to-reach places and a separate multi-surface tool for vacuuming upholstery and furniture, and its anti-allergen seal captures and traps dust and allergens, making it great for those with allergies.
Best wet and dry vacuum: Tineco Floor One S3 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner
Wash, dry and vacuum in one
The Tineco S3 vacuums, washes, and dries all at the same time for optimal cleaning, while its built-in app connectivity and voice assistant monitors cleaning performance for the ultimate hard floor cleaning experience.
The standout feature of the S3 is its 3-in-1 cleaning capabilities, but its smart features are also really helpful. Tineco's iLoop Smart Sensor technology detects wet/dry messes and automatically adjusts suction power and water flow for optimal cleaning, while its companion app provides real-time performance monitoring and reminders.
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