The best cordless vacuums are light and manoeuvrable and make quick work of little clean-up jobs
If you want to ditch the wires in your home then why not consider a cordless vacuum cleaner? It’ll save you valuable time as there’s no need to keep plugging in and unplugging, and they offer you so much more freedom to roam around the home – across all levels – to get into even the most hard-to-reach places.
The best cordless vacuums are light and manoeuvrable and make quick work of little clean-up jobs. They’re easy on the back, and some will easily convert into a handheld vacuum cleaner for tackling crumbs on the back seats of the car or pet hair on the sofa. Yet with so much choice now available to find the best vacuum cleaner, it can be rather overwhelming to narrow down the options.
To help, We try to pick find out 10 best cordless vacuums which have factors such as ease of use, maneuverability and battery life have all been considered so you can make an educated choice for your next vacuum cleaner.

Top 10 best cordless vacuums in UK 2021

Here’s what we found while reviewing the best cordless vacuums on the market, starting with our very favourite…

1. Dyson V11 Absolute

The Absolute best cordless vacuum you can buy

Is this the perfect cordless vacuum cleaner? A few niggles aside, it very nearly could be. It’s more potent than its best-in-class predecessor, cleans even better on all surfaces, is quieter, and has a longer-lasting battery too.

Even on the lowest power setting, it delivers powerful suction. It’s easy to switch between the power settings manually, alternatively use it in Auto mode with the new High Torque cleaner head and let the V11 automatically adjust the power for the floor type you’re using it on. It’s also got a new color LCD display that adds a touch of class with in-depth information such as the exact run-time remaining, where blockages are located, and how to clear them.

It comes with an arsenal of tools too including a soft roller cleaner head, mini motorized tool, crevice tool, and quick-release mini soft dusting brush. There’s also a docking station and charger.

A smidge heavier than its predecessor, now tipping our scales just over the 3kg mark, it still felt balanced in use, but the V11 Absolute doesn’t come cheap. That said, we think it’s worth the money if you want simply the best cordless vacuum cleaner available today.

The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021
The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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2. Miele Triflex HX1 Cat and Dog

Best for battery life

In vacuuming circles, the Miele Triflex is big news. The brand’s first cordless stick vacuum can be used in three different configurations, as an upright, stick, and handheld vacuum. It aced every challenge we threw at it, attaining perfect scores in almost every one of our pick-up tests. We loved the headlights on the brush head and how easy it is to empty the canister. Its 17-minute runtime on maximum power is remarkable, and more than double that of other models listed here. It can feel a little heavy, though.

The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021
The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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3. ROIDMI X20

Double Clean and Save Double Time!

Chinese maker ROIDMI has rewritten the cordless vacuum rulebook with the innovative, high-performing X20.

Above all, we love this vacuum’s design. Its components are aesthetically pleasing, comfortable to handle, and strongly built with stout, matte-textured metal and plastic. It’s easy to switch between attachments – all of which work brilliantly – with a press of a button.

The X20 has some remarkable features that mark it out from the crowd. Perhaps the most interesting is the magnetic mop box that can be fitted into the floor head, which enables the appliance to lightly mop the floor as it hoovers. If you’re ever undecided on which to do first, mop or vac, here’s your answer: do both at once. Another highlight is the magnetic wall charging mount, which we rate as an excellent solution for neatly storing the main body of the appliance.

One minor downside to the X20 is that it seems a little noisier than some competitors. However, we’d venture that it also demonstrates a corresponding leap in power and quality.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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4. Vax ONEPWR Blade 4

Best value cordless vacuum

This stick-style cordless vacuum cleaner has a slight design difference: the cyclone cylinder sits sideways, like its predecessor. But the thing that really stands out is its comfy grip. It’s perfectly shaped and has a soft touch. It feels nice enough in the hand that its 3.1kg weight doesn’t feel too heavy.

Buttons are under your thumb and responsive. One turns it on and off, another cycles between the two power settings (it remembers which one you were on last time) and the third turns on the floorhead’s powered brush and headlights.

It boasts triple filtration and runtime is quoted as 45 minutes but it will be much less on high power, using the floorhead. Its vacuuming was impressive on both power settings.

Tools are impressive too. It comes with a crevice nozzle and dusting brush, both of which are well designed. But at the time of writing it also came with a free Cordless ProKit 2 accessory pack.

This gives you an extendible, flexible crevice nozzle for tricky gaps, an upholstery tool, a stiff brush for tough dirt and a stretch hose so you can use the tools without the weight of the cleaner in your hand. The toolkit comes with a fabric storage bag too, but it would have been great if this could clip to the Vax.

The battery comes off and docks in a charger. And the Vax comes with a wall mount, so you can hang it up when not in use. Meanwhile the 0.6-litre capacity dust canister isn’t large but it comes off easily and then is straightforward to empty.

We were really impressed with the Vax’s comfort, array of tools and cleaning performance for a mid-priced machine. It really gives the Dysons and the Miele a run for their money.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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5. Bosch Unlimited Serie 6 BCS612GB ProHome

Lightest and most compact cordless vacuum in Bosch house

Thorough but flexible vacuuming with the most compact and lightest cordless multi-use handstick by Bosch. The Unlimited Serie 6 ProHome in classic white offers impressive quality and reliability.

The latest brushless motor technology makes our compact digital motor powerful, reliable and emission-free. Combined with the specially developed AllFloor Power Brush, this guarantees effective cleaning on all kinds of floors.

It comes with a flexible crevice nozzle for those hard to reach areas and a 2in1 furniture and upholstery brush that allow you to master any cleaning job. This ensures effortless cleaning at all levels from floor to the ceiling. The easy to empty dustbox contains a lifetime hygienic filter for clean exhaust air. Store your appliance and accessories easily on the docking station for easy access at all times.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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6. SHARK ANTI HAIR WRAP IZ251UKT

Best cordless vacuum for pet hair (and human hair)

Designed for larger homes, the Shark Anti Hair Wrap Upright Vacuum Cleaner XL with Powered Lift-Away and TruePet AZ950UKT is the perfect big vacuum cleaner. Its large DuoClean head and bin make cleaning large areas simple and quick, while Lift-Away mode turns this into a smaller and more nimble cleaner. With near perfect cleaning across all surfaces, you won’t find a better large vacuum cleaner anywhere.

Clean your home from top to bottom with this bagless upright vacuum cleaner from Shark. Embedded pet hair doesn’t stand a chance against the special turbo tool, which digs deep into your carpet’s fibres to remove dirt and fur from your dog’s moulting mane. It also features a self-cleaning brush roll that has Anti Hair Wrap technology, so you won’t have to get your hands dirty by manually unclogging it yourself. And because it has an Anti-Allergen Complete Seal, 99.9% of dust is kept inside the vacuum, preventing it from escaping back into the air you breathe.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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7. Dyson Cyclone V10

Say goodbye to corded vacuums forever
Dyson says its new Cyclone V10 Animal cordless vacuum is so good, you won’t need a corded vacuum any more. The V10 model supersedes the V8 range, boasting a longer runtime of up to 60 minutes, and a larger dust capacity.

Dyson’s vacuums have long been industry-leading when it comes to design, portability and performance. But with the new Dyson Cyclone V10 cord-free vacuum, the company has taken its flagship product back to the drawing board. The Dyson V10 shows the company re-thinking its lauded wireless form factor and refining its cyclone technology to achieve stronger suction than ever before.

You can thank Dyson’s new V10 digital motor for that — a truly impressive feat of engineering that’s capable of 125,000 rpm (that’s over 2,000 revolutions per second), up from 108,000 rpm on the V8.

This is the most advanced stick vacuum on the market by a good margin. If you’re after a cord-free vacuum and won’t settle for anything less than the best, look no further than the Dyson Cyclone V10.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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8. The Gtech AirRam

Best for multi-surface clean

A vacuum cleaner can be a big investment, so choosing a versatile machine that can work on different surfaces is key.

This workhorse from Gtech effectively handles all the usual vacuuming tasks on multiple flooring surfaces, including carpets, area rugs, and hard floors. It features an innovative power foot design and multi-surface brush roll that provide superior carpet cleaning and scratch-free hard floor cleaning.

Another major perk of this cord-free vacuum is its maneuverability. Need to reach under and around furniture? No problem. The AirRam’s swivel steering and lay flat handle make it easy. Dust bunnies hiding under the bed are no match for this cleaning beast.

This is a great choice if you need an effective, all-around cordless vacuum with a price that won’t make you run for the hills.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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9. Gtech HyLite

The best lightweight cordless vacuum

The Gtech HyLite is the smallest and neatest vacuum cleaner we’ve ever seen. Take it apart into its separate pieces, and the HyLite is compact enough to fit in any drawer, or simply hung on a hook in your airing room, and it’s remarkably lightweight too.

While it might be small, it’s actually rather powerful. Of course, there are a few compromises – it won’t clean your carpets as thoroughly as same of the high-powered and bulky vacuums on this list – but it’s more than capable of handling everyday cleaning duties, it’s remarkably power efficient and it doesn’t cost much either. The Gtech Hylite is a solid choice if money is tight or if you don’t have much storage space in your house.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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10. HOOVER BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

The best cordless vacuum cleaners in price.

The layout of the HOOVER BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner is entirely benign. It has a black and shiny silver plastic finish with several metal accents and a little classic Hoover symbol on the top.

The Linx is probably the most basic interface in terms of functionality. It works by a lithium-ion battery and a separate charger. This product can shift from wood floors (suction only) to a cloth (brush roll and suction) by flipping the switch.

I am impressed with the LED notification. It has three choices: On/off only with suction (for other bare floors or hardwood), and an on-with-suction and the brush roll for carpets.

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The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

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How to buy the best cordless vacuum cleaner

The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021
The Best Cordless Vacuums in UK 2021

The technology behind cordless vacuum cleaners has come a long way in the last few years. Some of the latest innovations to look out for, if you think you’ll use them, include: Sensory technology, Headlights, Smart technology, Battery level indicator, Slit to cut hair, Weight, Bagged or bagless?,…

Think of a cordless vacuum as a hi-tech replacement for dustpan and brush. Something you’ll use little and often. So power and convenience is good (we like charging stations, so they’re always ready to use.)

The best cordless vacuums are light and manoeuvrable and make quick work of little clean-up jobs. They’re easy on the back, and some will easily convert into a handheld vacuum cleaner for tackling crumbs on the back seats of the car or pet hair on the sofa.

Conclusion

The best cordless vacuum cleaners can now match, and in many cases, outperform their wired competitors when it comes to suction power, large dust bins, and a good selection of tools. Nowadays, many of the best vacuum cleaners on the market have cut the cord completely. These cordless vacuum represent a new breed of moder devices, you can feel confident in buying.

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