Best Cordless Handheld Vacuum for Pet Hair

Best Cordless Handheld Vacuum for Pet Hair – For many households, pets are a limitless source of joy, comfort, and laughter. Unfortunately, they can also be limitless sources of pet hair, which has a nasty tendency of getting everywhere.

Having a lightweight vacuum that can cover almost every part of a home is invaluable for owners of heavily shedding animals. The best handheld vacuums for pet hair should not only be easy to carry around and easily suck up pet hair but also should have a variety of tools to tackle small, closed-off areas. A HEPA filter is also a handy addition since it can trap allergens as you clean.

ROUND UP

1.Kenmore DU3017

Pet hair is an annoyance for most pet owners, but if you or someone in your family happens to be allergic to pet hair, it can also be a serious health issue.

This upright Kenmore has all the extras to keep pet hair where it belongs — inside the vacuum. Certified by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA), this Kenmore has a HEPA filter and passed AAFA tests for low emissions both while vacuuming and when changing the bag and while we haven’t tested this specific model, Kenmore vacuums do well in our performance tests, we know and trust the rigid standards of the AAFA, and are impressed with their certification criteria.

2.BLACK+DECKER 20V

Thanks to Black + Decker’s motorized mini brush attachment, there’s nowhere pet hair can hide. An extra-long pullout crevice tool and the extra-large bottom-emptying dust bin make cleaning up after pets even easier.

This model aced our pet-hair-pickup test and did well with other messes too – even without using the boost power setting (although some sand scattered on hard flooring). The filter is washable, and we like that the vacuum stands upright on end for charging or storage. Using the standard setting, it ran for 32 minutes on a charge.

3.Dyson V6

The Dyson Humdinger is the best hand vacuum for pet hair that we’ve tested for bare floors. This compact handheld vacuum does a fantastic job sucking pet hair on flat, even surfaces like hardwood or tile. It has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter that shouldn’t need replacing as long as it’s cleaned regularly and comes with a turbo brush for helping remove pet hair from upholstered surfaces.

This vacuum weighs very little, making it easy to pick up and carry from room to room. It also has relatively few parts that need periodic cleaning. It offers a maximum of roughly half an hour of continuous runtime on a single charge, which should be more than sufficient for most spot-cleaning tasks.

4.Shark IZ163H

If you’re looking for a cordless vacuum better suited to cleaning larger areas, consider the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H. This cordless vacuum isn’t as lightweight as the Dyson Humdinger and has more parts that need regular cleaning, but since you can use it as a stick vacuum, it’s a much better fit for cleaning larger areas.

Its maximum battery life of approximately 40 minutes is also longer, though this can drop by a significant degree depending on the attachments and suction power mode used. Its HEPA filter traps allergens as you clean, and the vacuum does an incredible job of sucking up pet hair on a wide variety of surface types. While its floorhead’s brushroll isn’t removable, it’s advertised as being self-cleaning. Thanks to its bagless design and washable filters, recurring costs are very low. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a turbo brush to clear debris on upholstered surfaces when you use it in a handheld configuration.

5.WYZE Vacuum

The best handheld vacuum for pet hair in the budget price range we’ve tested is the Wyze Handheld Vacuum. This compact vacuum does a fantastic job of sucking up pet hair from many surface types, whether that be bare floor or high-pile carpet. It comes with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter too, which is handy if your pet sheds heavily.

It has a long battery life, especially for a compact handheld vacuum, as it can supply roughly anywhere between 10 to over 30 minutes of runtime depending on if you run it in its ‘Max Power’ or default power mode. It also comes with a relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories, including an extension hose for cleaning far-away areas, a dedicated upholstery tool, a crevice tool, and a hard bristle brush for dislodging stuck-on dirt.

6.BLACK+DECKER

If you’re looking for a cordless handheld vacuum with a larger dirt compartment, consider the Black+Decker dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Pet. It doesn’t clear pet hair quite as effectively on low or high-pile carpet compared to the Wyze Handheld Vacuum and isn’t as compact or lightweight, but it does have a bigger dustbin that doesn’t need emptying nearly as often. While it lacks an extension wand or hard bristle brush, it comes with a turbo brush to help clear debris on upholstered surfaces more easily.

It supplies roughly anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes of runtime on a single charge depending on your choice of suction power mode and attachments, though it takes notably longer to recharge. Also, it lacks a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean, and its plastic pre-filter and main filter need replacing quite frequently.

7.BISSELL

This Good Housekeeping Seal star is our Lab go-to because it comes fully stocked with features that’ll suck up every last bit of pet hair. A tangle-free brush roll, a light to find hidden messes and a detachable canister are all included. The canister is bagless so there’s no worrying about changing a full bag.

To minimize the mess when emptying the canister, Bissell has a technology that “spools” the hair inside the canister, so it comes out as one easy-to-remove mass instead of individual strands.

WRAP UP

Best Cordless Handheld Vacuum for Pet Hair – If you’re looking for a cordless handheld vacuum with a larger dirt compartment, consider the Black+Decker dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Pet.

It doesn’t clear pet hair quite as effectively on low or high-pile carpet compared to the Wyze Handheld Vacuum and isn’t as compact or lightweight, but it does have a bigger dustbin that doesn’t need emptying nearly as often. While it lacks an extension wand or hard bristle brush, it comes with a turbo brush to help clear debris on upholstered surfaces more easily.

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