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Miele Triflex HX1 Pro

Best Cordless Vacuum, premium
Miele Triflex HX1 Pro
      (Tied with Dyson V11)

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Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Best Cordless Vacuum, premium
Dyson V11 Torque Drive
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Shark IZ462H Vertex Cordless Vacuum

Best Cordless Vacuum
   for the money


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Shark Rocket Lightweight Blue Iris

Best Budget Cordless Vacuum


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Best Cordless Vacuum for 2021

 9/7/2021 5:18:05 PM GMT

Today's cordless vacuums are convenient, light-weight wonders
with impressive battery life that help take the drudgery out of cleaning.


It's never been easier to get started on those dreaded cleaning chores than with the latest generation of cordless vacuums from respected manufacturers like Dyson, Bissell, LG, and Shark. With advanced lithium-ion batteries, the days of cumbersome and annoying heavy equipment with cords that are always getting caught are a thing of the past.

These cordless stick vacs also have sealed storage bins rather than bags that constantly need changing, so there are no more messy clean-ups.

With today's newest models that deliver longer battery life and more power, these vacuums are now a grab and go proposition. Being lightweight and convenient to use, these vacuums make setup and storage a breeze - most models transform into handheld versions for tackling any cleaning job, large or small.

The list of things to consider when deciding which cordless vacuums offer the best value includes bin size, battery charge-time and life, surface uses, attachments, and weight. We took all that into consideration, plus build quality, maneuverability, user experiences, and affordability.



The NetDigz Editors rate the Miele Triflex HX1 Pro as a Best Premium Cordless Vacuum.
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The Miele Triflex HX1 Pro stick vacuum comes with two 25.2V Li-ion batteries that provide cleaning power to spare. It easily converts to a hand vac and comes with all the necessary accessories, including: a crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool, battery charging tray, wall mount and power supply unit.

When it comes to flexibility, maneuverability, and cleaning power, only the Dyson V11 Torque Drive is in its class. Its unique design allows you to attach the power unit to the top or bottom of the appliance, allowing you to easily vacuum underneath flat furniture or across large spaces effortlessly. It's expensive, but it's worth it.

Max. Rated Run-time: 120 minutes (with 2 included batteries)



The NetDigz Editors rate the Dyson V11 Torque Drive as a Best Premium Cordless Vacuum.
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Call us indecisive, but the Dyson V11 Torque Drive is so good, we just couldn't give it a lower rating than the Miele Triflex HX1 Pro. The Dyson V11 offers everything you'd expect in a premium cordless stick vacuum - powerful brush roller, strong airflow, superb filtration, intuitive controls, 2-in-1 function, an assortment of accessories, long runtime, and easy maneuverability.

The V11 excels at cleaning a high-traffic home with typical Dyson efficiency, and handles both heavy and light tasks, provides a strong 60 minute runtime, keeps allergens trapped, and is relatively quiet. As the newest addition to the Dyson legend, this stick vacuum doesn't disappoint.

Max. Rated Run-time: 60 minutes


The NetDigz Editors rate the Shark IZ462H Vertex as the Best Cordless Vacuum for the money.
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The Shark IZ462H Vertex's new "PowerFins" technology is a revelation in its ability to pick up long hair strands and provide superior agitation to loosen dirt on both surfaces and in deep carpet pile. Although not as impressive as the premium models, it comes close. The Vertex also does an excellent job of resisting tangles and boasts a large capacity dust bin.

Of special note among it various tools is the under-appliance wand that allows it to fit under shallow clearance furniture, and its three filter sealed systems that ensure dust and particles are well contained. At half the price of the premium models, you can't go wrong.

Max. Rated Run-time: 60 minutes


The NetDigz Editors rate the Shark Rocket Lightweight Blue Iris as the Best Budget Cordless Vacuum.
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The Shark Rocket Lightweight Blue Iris is an excellent choice for budget conscious consumers that still want value and performance. Although you wouldn't want to purchase this for mid-size to larger houses, it's well suited for small homes and apartments.

It features powerful suction for both hard surfaces and low-pile carpet, and has an ample-sized dust bin that has Clean Touch Technology for hands-off debris disposal. Lightweight cleaning in hard-to-reach places in the home and car is easy with the Blue Iris' capability to transform to a hand vacuum. This well-built, dependable stick vac comes with LED headlights so dirt can't hide.

Max. Rated Run-time: 40 minutes


The NetDigz Editors rate the LG Cordzero A9 as the Optional Best Premium Cordless Vacuum.
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The LG Cordzero A9 comes with two quick release batteries that deliver extended runtimes, plus it has a unique charging stand that does not need to be attached to the wall, providing excellent storage flexibility. Its 5-step filter system is rated to remove 99.99% of dust and dirt, first separating dirt in the bin and then filtering fine dust.

With easy conversion to a handheld unit and an adjustable telescopic wand, the LG A9 offers flexibility for any size job. Outstanding performance is achieved with a Smart Inverter Motor that creates powerful 140AW suction, and the included Power Punch Nozzle creates vibrations that uncover and remove hidden dust embedded in items like mattresses, sofas, and upholstered chairs.

This top-rated LG option to the more expensive Miele/Dyson vacuums is a good choice for premium buyers that want to save a little money.

Max. Rated Run-time: 80 minutes (with 2 included batteries)


The NetDigz Editors rate the Bissell ICONpet Pro as the Optional Best Cordless Vacuum for the money.
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The Bissell ICONpet Pro provides strong suction for efficient pickup of pet hair and a tangle-free brush roll for uninterrupted vacuuming when cleaning after pets, but don't let the name fool you - this is an excellent all-around vacuum. Its motorized and LED-lighted attachments are a nice touch for specialized cleaning needs.

The Bissell ICONpet Pro is highly maneuverable and easy to maintain, and comes with a 3-year warranty. If you're looking for a versatile cordless vac to clean your home and tackle pet hair at the same time, and is feature rich and competitively priced, this Bissell may be the cordless stick vac for you.

Max. Rated Run-time: 50 minutes


The NetDigz Editors rate the ORFELD 22000pa as the Optional Best Budget Cordless Vacuum.
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The ORFELD 22000pa is an astonishingly feature rich stick vacuum that comes at an equally astonishing price. Its "Air Force" multi-cone cyclone technology generates a strong centrifugal force that picks up particles as small as 15 microns. It also features LED lighting, so dirt can't hide in the dark.

The floor attachment has solid nylon bristles that perform well on both hard surfaces and carpet. It features an upright design to allow safe standing and charging anywhere. The ORFELD easily converts between stick and hand-held modes and comes with a motorized brush, crevice nozzle, and combination nozzle, for use on floors, furniture, ceilings, and in the car.

Max. Rated Run-time: 60 minutes