Best Portable Wet Dry Vacuum

Best Portable Wet Dry Vacuum – For smaller messes, a good handheld vacuum provides quick cleaning without a lot of heavy lifting — and it doesn’t require much precious storage space. These mini vacs won’t replace a full-size vacuum when it comes to deep cleaning, but they are handy for instantly tackling dry spills, tracked-in dirt and pet hair stuck to just about anything. You might even consider more than one handheld vac as they also tackle messes outside your home: Stash one in the garage to keep your workshop, garden bench and car clean too.

Today’s newest cordless vacuums have more powerful batteries to pick up more debris and run longer than the wimpy models of years ago; some batteries are even removable or interchangeable with other devices.

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1.WORX WX030L

Not your typical handheld vac, the Worx model has a unique compact shape, a removable battery that fits into other Worx tools and a top handle. Its crevice and brush tools store right on board, and its built-in flexible hose reaches four feet.

A top performer in our cleaning tests, this model easily picked up all the debris and pet hair we put down, even without using the max power setting. The hose makes it easy to reach into tight spaces, and it ran for 23 minutes at standard power on one charge.

2.BISSELL

The compact and lightweight AeroSlim is ideal for quick pick-ups on hard surfaces, with its combo crevice tool and soft brush accessory that takes care of crumbs on your laptop, in your car or in between the sofa cushions.

The storage stand with its built-in cap holds the vacuum upright — and it stores the accessory tool, too, so it’s always where you need it. This vacuum has a washable filter and charges via a USB port.

3.BLACK+DECKER

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).

4.eufy

Don’t let the Eufy’s slim shape fool you. About the size of a wine bottle, this sleek and lightweight (just over one pound!) handheld vacuum is full-featured. It includes a crevice/brush tool, a washable filter and a cap that lets it stand upright for storage or charging.

Small but mighty, the Eufy rivaled bigger models for cleaning ability. A soft grip makes it comfortable to hold. It runs quietly for up to 13 minutes, and lights alert you when the battery needs charging.

5.RIDGID 18-Volt

It might have been designed for a workshop or a garage, but Rigid’s hand vacuum is right at home inside the house. This powerful champ zapped messes and pet hair nearly as well as ones with rotating brushes.

It includes a 22-inch extension tube, crevice tool and floor nozzle, but not a battery and charger, which you need to purchase separately.

6.Hoover

This Hoover is a little powerhouse, with an onboard crevice tool that makes it easy to clean hard-to-reach places. It easily nabs dirt and debris, and during our tests even pet hair was not a problem. We love how simple it is to empty the dust cup and remove the filter to clean.

The removable rechargeable battery is a very handy feature.

7.Shark WV201

The Shark WandVac is compact, super lightweight and ideal for those quick clean-up jobs. The accessory bank attaches to the charging dock, keeping the duster crevice tool and multi-surface pet tool right where you need them.

It performed well in our tests, and was especially good at picking up pet hair with the multi-surface pet tool, although much of the fluff was caught up on the tool. We like its washable filter and that it recharges faster than other slimline handheld vacuums.

WRAP UP

Best Portable Wet Dry Vacuum – Other innovations across both cordless and corded models include comfortable grips, easy to empty dust cups, washable filters, multiple speeds and more. Some pick up wet messes and remove stains, and those with brushes and other attachments make it easy to remove dust from draperies, window sills, door frames, mattresses and other out-of-the-way spots that may be awkward for a larger vacuum to reach.

The handheld vacuum cleaners below did well in tests on bare floors and low pile carpets; they have a good run time and are lightweight enough to maneuver.

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