Best Hard Floor Stick Vacuum

Best Hard Floor Stick Vacuum – Cordless vacuum cleaners, also known as stick vacuums, free you from the frustrating faff of cords. They’re lightweight, easy on the back and run on rechargeable batteries, meaning no more irksome plugging and unplugging as you move around the house.

Features vary between models; some have far more power than others, better attachments and, crucially, longer battery life. Before you buy, consider the size of your home, its occupants (including cats and dogs!) and any extra tools that may come in handy.

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1.Dyson V11

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This Dyson delivers outstanding pick-up on both its boost and auto modes, and features a unique display that counts down the battery life. The boost mode delivers exceptional pick-up on carpets and hard floors, but you only get 12 minutes of continuous use before it needs recharging.

On auto mode, it cleverly adapts the suction level as you move between hard floor and carpet, helping the battery last much longer. It’s equally impressive as a handheld, but it’s a bit heavier and takes more effort to use for a long time than the V10 Absolute in fifth place.

2.Hoover ONEPWR

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There’ll be no more going over and over the same grubby patch of carpet with this featherlight Hoover. It scored top marks in almost all of our pick-up tests, sucking up both fine dust and larger debris like biscuit crumbs with ease. The rotating brush in its floorhead efficiently nips out pet hairs, as does its handheld turbo brush, making it a savvy buy for pet owners.

It stands up on its own, reaching just 69cm high when parked, but also comes with a wall mount for easy storage. The crevice nozzle is on the short side and a full recharge takes a hefty six hours, but this solid all-rounder is a steal for its price.

3.Miele Triflex HX1

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The MieleTriflex HX1 can be configured in three different ways, allowing you to use it for more jobs around your home. You can attach the vacuum’s PowerUnit, which houses the motor, to either the top or bottom of the stick, changing the balance of the vacuum to make it easier to clean under furniture or up along the ceiling. It can also be used as a handheld vacuum, and it comes with a variety of attachments, including a dusting brush and crevice nozzle.

The vacuum can run for up to 60 minutes per charge, and its Lifetime Filter retains 99.9% of dust. Oh, and unlike most stick vacuums, it can “self-park” in an upright position, saving you from having to lean it up against something.

4.Eureka

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If you have lots of obstacles, like furniture, organizers and houseplants to clean up around, this Eureka is a great choice at a great price. Its flexible neck provides swivel steering that combined with its big wheels and lightweight — it’s just over six pounds — allows you to easily maneuver around objects without missing a step. In our tests, we found it super easy to assemble and use and we like the top-mounted dust cup that helps it get closer to the floor to better reach under low furniture.

Other standout features include headlights, three cleaning modes, fingertip controls and an easy-empty dust cup.

5.BISSELL ICONpet

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This Good Housekeeping Seal star could almost pass for an upright with its wide brush roll and large back wheels. In our tests, it ran for an impressive 37 minutes on a single charge and was one of the quietest vacuums we tested. If you only want to clean floors and are looking for an effective, easy-to-use vacuum without a lot of bells and whistles, the Bissell AirRam is a solid choice.

The handle can lay flat on the ground, making it easier to vacuum under furniture and in tough-to-reach places, and it collapses, too, making storage easier.

6.Miele

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Never have we seen a stick vacuum as innovative and adaptable as the Miele Triflex. Most stick vacuums can be used in two configurations — upright and handheld. But the Miele can transform into three designs.

With the motor, battery and dust cup (the power unit) placed up top, it works like a traditional pole vacuum, making it easy to reach under low furniture or (without the floor nozzle) up high to clean ceiling moldings and light fixtures. But there’s more! Move the power unit — and the weight — down by the nozzle and it’s now easier to push and maneuver across bare floors, areas rugs, and carpets.

7.Shark Rocket

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Shark vacuums do well in GH Cleaning Lab tests and have proven to be good performers at a great price. We tested a previous Rocket stick model that was very similar in design to this pick and we found it had good suction, was lightweight and easy to maneuver and thanks to its long cord, offered non-stop cleaning. 

Like virtually all stick vacuums, this model has a motorized floor nozzle with a rotating brush that cleans both bare floors and carpet and converts to a handheld vacuum.

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Best Hard Floor Stick Vacuum – Stick vacuums, which are recognizable thanks to their rigid, stick-like necks, are more lightweight and manageable than canister or upright vacuums, and many are even cordless, saving you from having to search around for an outlet.

They might not stack up to full-size models in terms of suction power (though many still pack quite the punch), but they’re ideal for quick weekly cleaning sessions and picking up messes around the house.

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