The 5 Best Handheld Vacuums For Cleaning Up Quick Spills


Vacuum cleaner options are vast and wonderful. You can buy a heavy bag on wheels, a stick vacuum cleaner, or something even smaller than that. If you’re after a handheld cleaner, we’ve checked out the best.

If you’re in the market for something lightweight that’ll reach all the way to the floor, we’ve already looked at stick vacuums. They’re fantastic for smaller homes and areas thanks to their narrower frames and the sheer convenience that comes from no cables and a lighter design than the traditional vacuum, but how about if you want something even smaller?

That’s where handheld vacuum cleaners come into their own. They’re perfect for when you’ve spilled something small but messy like cereal or when you want to suck up some big dust bunnies courtesy of your beloved pet. They’re particularly beneficial if you have any mobility or physical impairments too, as they’re generally easier to carry around than a bigger unit. Bear in mind, they won’t have the power of a conventional vacuum cleaner or—in some cases—even the stick based vacuum. But, if you want something super portable for those tiny but pesky spills, they’re ideal for this. We’ve picked out some great all-rounders that should be able to tackle your daily basic needs.

Black + Decker Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum ($56)

Black + Decker retains its reputation for reliability with its Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum. The hand vacuum is a good size while still being lightweight enough for most quick uses. It offers cyclonic action that helps keep the filter clean, while still sucking up everything from pet hair to cereal.

It has a rotating slim nozzle so it can get into any nook or cranny, with a removable and washable bowl ensuring you can keep your cleaner looking reasonably pristine even after multiple uses. A lithium ion battery offers decent battery life surpassing the average 20 minutes or so that many handheld cleaners offer, and it also holds a charge for up to 18 months.

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