8 Cordless Vacs That Editors and Shoppers Swear by for Keeping Their Spaces Spotless

published Jul 31, 2023
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While a necessary chore vital for keeping a clean home, vacuuming is a chore nonetheless. And nothing makes this chore more loathsome than having to deal with cords cluttering your way as you head from room to room. This being said, it probably doesn’t come as much of a shock to find out that here at Apartment Therapy, we’re big fans of cordless vacuums — and from the looks of it you are, too! Over the years, we’ve tested many vacuums, some of which came as recommendations straight from you! Want to find out which cordless ones we all adore? Below, we rounded up eight of the best cordless vacuums editors and shoppers can’t get enough of. The best part? Whether you’re looking to splurge or save, we made sure there’s something for every budget on this list.

Do you have a cordless vacuum you swear by? We want to hear all about it. Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below!

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This first one is a customer-turned-editor-favorite find. Sleek, stylish, and impressively lightweight, the Bissell Featherweight Lightweight Vacuum is surprisingly powerful and can clean spaces in an instant. The best part? It’s only $34 — no wonder it’s loved by many users.

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When it comes to cordless vacuums, there's one brand that immediately comes to mind: Dyson. For years the brand has been developing the latest and greatest in cleaning technology, something you'll see firsthand in the Dyson V12 Detect Slim Absolute. Dyson’s lightest cordless vacuum, this powerful pick adapts suction based on dust volume while also revealing invisible dust thanks to its laser-equipped head. Best of all, it's made to be compact, ergonomic, and easy to use meaning no fuss, just the cleanest floors around. Complete with five attachment heads, this Dyson-exclusive is one you won't want to miss out on.

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Although stick vacuums are all the rage, sometimes you need a hard-working upright vacuum to tackle all the cleaning chores you need to be done — and the Shark Navigator Freestyle Upright Bagless Vacuum is the perfect one to get the job done. Cordless and compact for an upright model, it features a two-speed brush roll that works on both floors and carpets as well as a low profile design that makes getting underneath furniture no sweat. Top that off with an easy-to-empty dust canister and precision charger, and it's no wonder this best-selling pick has over 14,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!

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This next pick is not only cordless, it's also touchless. The Eyevac 2-in1 Touchless Vacuum is one part vacuum, one part air purifier. To use, simply sweep dust and debris directly into the front of the device and it automatically turns on, picking up whatever you throw at it and ridding the air of allergens in one shot.

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Our favorite vacuum? That goes to the Shark Wandvac Self-Emptying Cordless Stick Vacuum. With a self-emptying design, this cordless vacuum automatically deposits debris from the dustbin into the docking station once it's returned while also charging it. Best of all, the handle detaches to become a convenient handheld vacuum, making it the ultimate two-in-one that comes with two stellar accessories: a crevice tool for tight spaces and a pet-multi-tool that makes lightwork of pet hair.

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Tackling dry and wet messes is easy with the Tineco ONE S5 Wey Dry Vacuum in your arsenal. Allowing you to vacuum and mop in one step, it works on all floor types: carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, marble, and stone. Plus, with its cordless design, you can rest assured any mess in any room can be handled with this bad boy.

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was $499.99

As for my personal go-to pick, that goes to the Shark Stratos Cordless Vacuum. There's nothing about this cordless vacuum that I don't love. It's sleek, features a flexible neck that makes it a dream to get underneath furniture, and also has sensors built into the head that increase suction the more dirt it senses. The best part, however, is the no-wrap brush roll. I’m still confused as to how it prevents hair wrapping, but it does. As someone with long hair who’s constantly finding strands all over the place, I’m used to having to take apart the vacuum base to remove the hair buildup — a chore I’m now able to cross off my to-do list for good with this vacuum.

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was $999.00

For those looking to invest in a high-end pick, head to LG to pick up the editor-favorite CordZero Stick Vacuum. The docking station empties this cordless vacuum's waste bin while charging it, which means you always get the most suction power when you're cleaning and you never have to wonder if it's time to empty the bin. It also includes power mop attachments that let you polish your floors to perfection, making it a wet-dry pick, too. Senior commerce editor Alicia called this vacuum "basically magic" and wrote that while it "may be pricey, it comes with all you could possibly ever want. You get a Crevice Tool, a Power Mini Nozzle, a Combination tool, and an interchangeable mop head with microfiber cleaning cloths. The tools can be nestled into the stand, so they don’t take up any space or become eyesores." This is one pick well worth the splurge.