Aside from eliminating the risk of tripping over a cord, what are the advantages of running a vacuum on battery power? We’ll discuss this in more detail later in the article, but some of the primary advantages include that they are convenient, lightweight, perfect for quick and easy cleaning and can be used conveniently in a car. Of course, there are some downsides too. They tend to be more expensive, and the suction power is often reduced compared to similar priced models powered by mains electricity.
Dyson V8 Animal
Until recently, the Dyson V8 Absolute was our top pick for a cordless vacuum. Dyson has restructured their models due to the release of the V10 series though, so the V8 Animal is now the only V8 currently in production. Check full reviews.
Dyson V7 Motorhead
The V7 provides up to a half-hour of fade-free suction – although this drops if using a motorised tool. Dyson doesn’t manufacture the V6 anymore – but the V7 series is an excellent replacement with several improvements. Check full reviews.
Bosch Ultimate Athlet BCH732KTGB
Bosch Ultimate Athlet BCH732KTGB is a powerful model designed to provide the same cleaning performance as a conventional vacuum cleaner. This is due to the new AllFloor brush and extra motor power compared to previous Athlet models. Check full reviews.
Gtech AirRam Mk2
The model has been designed from the ground up to compete with mains connected cleaners – at least for floor cleaning. It features a lightweight design at just 3.5kg, excellent performance on both hard floors and carpet, and a low profile for easy mobility. Check full reviews.
Vax Blade Pro TBT3V1P1
It’s a lightweight vacuum with a 32V Lithium-Ion battery, powerful boost mode and up to 45-minute run-time. Like the Dyson V8 Animal, it also comes with a pet tool for getting rid of hair and a handheld mode for stairs. Check full reviews.