Small Vacuums

Vacuums are an important part of the keeping your house and other possessions clean and tidy. While there are a number of great, large vacuums on the market that do a great job of making your house shine, these vacuums are often bulky, tiresome, and inconvenient, making them a pain to lug around. If this is a problem for you, you might be more interested in a small vacuum. Now, there are admittedly a lot of terrible small vacuums on the market that die quickly, and that do a sub-par job of sweeping up dirt and debris. These ones should be avoided. However, there are a lot of small vacuums around these days that supply you with the power and reliability comparable to that of large vacuums. To assist you, we have compiled the top 5 best vacuums on the market, taking into consideration their size, weight, cleaning power, and other attributes. We hope this list will help you to find an effective and maneuverable vacuum to enjoy.


Dirt Devil Featherlite3.8$168.95

Black & Decker Platinum4.2$89.99

Eureka EasyClean 4.2$39.99

Bissell Eraser4.4$25.72

Hoover Platinum Handheld4.4Currently unavailable.

Overviews & reviews of the top 5

The table above gives you the statistics and numbers needed to assess the size and cleaning power of the vacuums selected, but if you would like to get a quick and simple idea of how good they are, you can read the descriptions below.

Dirt Devil FeatherliteDirt Devil Featherlite

This vacuum provides a powerful 10 amps of electricity that serve to clean up any small area in need of sweeping. At 14.8 pounds, it’s bigger than the other vacuums on the list, but its stealth design makes it very maneuverable, allowing you to reach any nook or cranny you please. It comes with a 7-foot hose as well as 4 attachments, including a floor nozzle, upholstery tool, extension wand, and crevice tool.

A long, retractable cord provides you a long sweeping radius so that you can reach anything within the general area of a power outlet. With this vacuum, you’ll be able to clean up any surface of any size with very little stress or effort.

A bagless dirt canister ensures simple and quick dirt and debris removal, as you just open the container and dump the mess in the trash. As one of the most powerful, lightweight, easy-to-handle small vacuums on the market, the Dirt Devil Featherlite is a great choice for anyone looking for small vacuum maneuverability with large vacuum power.Read our review

Black & Decker PlatinumBlack & Decker Platinum

At 3.8 pounds, this is a very light cordless vacuum with a lot of power. Its 20 volts of battery power are superb for a vacuum of its kind, providing you a thorough sweep in very little time. It comes with a very versatile 4-foot hose and nozzle that can switch to many angles and make use of a brush with just the flip of your wrist

The vacuum takes around an hour to charge, and provides you with a stellar 20 minutes of cleaning time which, considering the power that it provides, is a fairly long amount of time to sweep whatever you’re trying to get clean. It has a translucent dirt canister that can be opened, cleaned, and emptied easily at any time.

In addition, its hose can be wrapped around the body of the vacuum, making it compact and easy for storage. For a hand-held, cordless vacuum, the Black & Decker Platinum is as powerful as they come.Read our review

Eureka EasyCleanEureka EasyClean

A 25 foot cord and 3 foot hose give the Eureka EasyClean a gigantic sweeping radius, allowing you to clean up anything in the general vicinity of a power outlet. It cleans these area up with 6 amps of power, ensuring a thorough and quick clean of any area you can find.

Weighing in at 4.8 pounds, it’s on the heavier side for a handheld vacuum, but its roller wheels and handheld design make it simple to scoot across the floor with very little effort involved. It works superbly on both carpeted and non-carpeted floors, as a button switches between a brush and brushless sweep style.

If you’re looking for a handheld vacuum with superb power that’s capable of cleaning any type of surface, the Eureka EasyClean would be a fine choice.Read our review

Bissell EraserBissell Eraser

This corded, hand-held vacuum is designed to clean up scattered, fine debris such as dog hair. A rubber nozzle is built to attract dog hair so that you can suction all types of dirt and hair out of corners with ease. Two adjustable nozzles come with the sweeper to assist with different types of cleanup.

Weighing in at 4 pounds, it’s heavier than many cordless vacuums, but because it’s cordless, it offers a greater deal of suctioning power. With 4 amps of power, it does a truly great job of sucking up small and hard-to-pick-up debris. A 16 foot power cord allows you a lot or sweeping radius, ensuring that you can reach just about any spot you need to.

Its dirt container is very easy to open, and if it’s clean out after every use, this vacuum will provide superb suctioning power for a long period of time. If you’re looking for a vacuum that cleans up dog hair and other fine debris with ease and power, the Bissell Eraser is for you.Read our review

Hoover Linx HandheldHoover Platinum Handheld

Hoover is one of the top names when it comes to home vacuums. They have a number of great vacuums of all sizes and shapes, and for all types of uses. The Hoover Linx Handheld is a cordless, hand-held vacuum that is easy to carry around, and capable of cleaning up pet hair and other fine, scattered debris.

With two adjustable and remove attachments, including a Pet Upholstery Tool and 25 degree pivot nozzle, this vacuum allows you to clean up hair and debris from several different kinds of surfaces with very little work. Because this vacuum is lightweight and maneuverable, it’s easy to hold, with a handle toward its back-center allowing for great control and ease-of-use. It’s a very well-balanced vacuum with comfortable and practical weight distribution. By simply flipping on the switch, the vacuum runs, suctioning in any dirt you turn it towards. It is very easy to handle, delivering you top-notch maneuverability and control.

It weighs in at 3.2 pounds, making it very easy to carry around without exerting any remarkable energy. It has a long-lasting battery that lasts for 10 minutes at standard speed, making it great for cleaning small to medium messes with little inconvenience. A powerful motor gives the vacuum superb suctioning power.

A clear dirt canister allows you to see how much debris you’ve swept up, and is easy to open, making it simple to dump and clear for space. If you need a vacuum that can clean up small areas with very little work, the Hoover Linx Handheld would be a great vacuum for you.Read our review

What to look for when buying a small vacuum

Size & weight

If you’re looking to invest in a small vacuum, you’re clearly looking for something that is small and light. The ability to easily move the sweeper around is its most important aspect. The majority of great small vacuums weigh roughly 3 pounds. As far as size goes, you should be able to store the vacuum in a closet without taking up so much space that it leaves no room for other items.

Corded vs. cordless

Corded vacuums are not as maneuverable as cordless vacuums, but what the lack in maneuverability they make up for in power. Cordless vacuums do not supply the same amount of power as most corded vacuums, as cordless ones have an electrical input between 20 and 200 watts while corded ones have between 1,000 and 2,000 watts.. In addition, unlike cordless vacuums, corded vacuums do not have to be charged, and can be used at any time as long as there’s a power outlet available. In terms of dirt-storing capacity, corded vacuums can hold a lot more than can cordless ones. Corded vacuums also typically last longer than cordless ones in terms of lifespan.

Cordless vacuums are more appropriate for cleaning up small areas in a short amount of time, such as when you need to vacuum your car. As long as they’re charged, you can just pick them up, bring them to the mess and clean up that mess without having to worry about plugging them in. In every other respect, corded vacuums are a better option. They may cost more, but they are more durable, do a better job of cleaning up, and are better equipped to handle large rooms and big messes. The choice between the two comes down to personal preferences and need. If you just need something to clean up small messes quickly, cordless vacuums are the answer. If you want something powerful and reliable, you should look for a corded vacuum.

Buying a vacuum is a necessary investment if you want to keep your possessions clean and tidy. These small vacuums offer you excellent cleaning power to go with superb maneuverability and ease-of-use.