Cordless Stick Vacuum Review and Comparison

Shark Navigator Cordless VacuumI’m currently looking at getting a cordless stick vacuum, primarily to deal with:

  • dust, dirt and pet hair on stairwells, both indoor and out
  • those locations that are a bit awkward to get at with the corded vacuum, like pantries or closets
  • cobwebs on the ceiling or above doors or windows
  • throw rugs under beds or at doorways

I have a hand held cordless vacuum but would like a stick style for comfort when doing floors and stairs. The light weight of a stick vacuum also makes getting above door frames and higher places easier too. Because I will just use mine for quick jobs like stairs, run time isn’t a major issue for me, but if you want to use a cordless vacuum as your main vacuum its worth investing in one with a longer run time.

Some models are recharged at a docking station, while others have a battery that plugs into the wall. Batteries vary from model to model, as does charge time and run time. Models with attachments can multi function as a hand held unit as well. Most cordless vacuums use bins to collect dirt (some washable), but a few still use bags. Most have either a detachable or separate hand vacuum.

Click picture or product name links for current pricing or further details.  Further features are detailed below the table.

Vacuum Model Cleaning Path Height Weight ChargeTime RunTime Battery Warranty Attachments
 Eureka Quick-up Cordless 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum, 96H Eureka Quick-up Cordless 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum, 96H 10” 44” 4 lb 12-24 hrs 15-20 min 6 volt 1 year None
 Shark Bagless Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum (SV1106) Shark Bagless Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum (SV1106) 10” 46” 7.5 lb 4-6 hrs 17 min 14.4 volt Ni-Mh 1 year None
 Dyson DC59 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum Dyson DC59 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum 9.8” 48” 4.9 lb 3 hrs 24 min 22.2v Nickel Manganese Cobalt Li-ion 2 year parts and labor -Mini tool removes hair & dirt from upholstery & confined spaces;-Combo tool converts from nozzle to brush tool for dusting;-Crevice tool for tight gaps;
 Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner 9.8” 47.6” 4.6 lb 3.5 hrs 26 min Lithium-ion21.6 V 2 year parts and labor -Mini tool removes hair & dirt from upholstery & confined spaces;-Combo tool converts from nozzle to brush tool for dusting;-Crevice tool for tight gaps;
 Bissell Bolt XRT Pet 2-in-1 Lightweight Cordless Vacuum Bissell Bolt XRT Pet 2-in-1 Lightweight Cordless Vacuum, 14.4v, 1315 10” 44” 5.8 lbs >8 hrs 20 min 14.4 volt Nickel–metal hydride 1 year limited -Hhand vacuum;Crevice Tool with dusting brush (for Hand Vac);-Pet Hair Nozzle Tool (for Hand Vac);-Pet Hair Brush Roll ;
 Eureka Quick Up Cordless with Bonus Battery Pack, 96JZ Eureka Quick Up Cordless with Bonus Battery Pack, 96JZ 10” 44” 4 lbs 16 hrs 30 min 6 volt battery, rechargeable (includes extra as well) 1 year -Extra battery pack;
 Dirt Devil Accucharge 15 Dirt Devil Accucharge 15.6V Cordless Bagless Stick Vacuum, BD20035RED 9.5” 41.7” 5.85 lb 6 hrs 21 min 15.6 volt Nickel-dadimium 2 years parts and motor -Dusting Brush; -Built-In Crevice Tool;

Guideline for estimated charge times:

12V—Up to 15 minutes 14.4V—Up to 20 minutes 18V—Up to 30 minutes 25.2V—Up to 40 minutes

Unique Features

Eureka Quick-up Cordless 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum, 96H

  • Multi-Surface Cleaning —turn the brushroll on for more efficient cleaning on low pile carpet floors and area rugs. To prevent dirt and debris scattering while cleaning bare floors, turn the brushroll off.
  • It’s hassle free with no bags to buy. Save money and reduce waste with the washable dust cup filter and bagless design.
  • The removable handle makes the Quick-Up Cordless easy to store in compact areas, while the free-standing design lets the vacuum stand upright when not in use.
  • “Carpet” setting for small carpet areas likes rugs and staircases.

Shark Bagless Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum (SV1106)

  • 2 Speed Power Settings – Optimized settings for bare floors and carpets. A powerful motorized brush easily lifts embedded pet hair and ground-in dirt from carpeted floors.
  • Swivel Steering – Enjoy easy maneuverability under and around furniture and all throughout the home.
  • Extra-large, easy-to-empty dust cup.

Dyson DC59 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum

  • Dyson DC59 Motorhead has a direct-drive motor in the cleaner head. It generates 75% more brush bar power than DC59 Animal and its centralized weight pushes the nylon bristles deeper into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt.
  • The cleaner head also has rows of ultra-fine, anti-static carbon fiber filaments to remove fine dust from hard floors.
  • Because there’s no belt needed to drive the motor, the entire width of the cleaner head can be used for cleaning – increasing coverage.
  • For smooth, easy steering with no awkward moves, it has V-Ball technology. The motor head stays flat to the floor when the machine is fully reclined, allowing cleaning under low furniture.
  • When not in use, Dyson DC59 Motorhead slots into a docking station for charging – so it’s always ready for big or small cleans. The station also holds the additional tools and attachments.
  • Many other cordless vacuums remain switched on from the moment cleaning starts. Battery power is wasted between cleaning tasks. Dyson Digital Slim vacuums have a run-time enhancing trigger. Trigger grip releases instantly, meaning battery power is only used for cleaning. On when you need it, off when you don’t.
  • The bin on a Dyson vacuum cleaner is transparent so you can see when it needs emptying – and just how much dust, dirt and pet hair your new Dyson vacuum has picked up. It is hygienic to empty – just push a button to release the dirt.

Dyson DC59 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

  • Many other cordless vacuums remain switched on from the moment cleaning starts. Battery power is wasted between cleaning tasks. Dyson Digital Slim vacuums have a run-time enhancing trigger. Trigger grip releases instantly, meaning battery power is only used for cleaning. It allows 26 minutes of cleaning time (6 minutes on boost). On when you need it, off when you don’t.
  • The new battery transmits 1.5 times more power than the battery in DC44 and is customized to provide fade-free power. There’s a Boost mode button on the back of the machine which, when activated, provides up to 6 minutes of increased suction power for more difficult tasks.
  • When not in use, DC59 slots into a docking station for charging. The station also holds the additional tools and attachments.
  • The bin on a Dyson vacuum cleaner is transparent so you can see when it needs emptying – and just how much dust, dirt and pet hair your new Dyson vacuum has picked up. It is hygienic to empty – just push the button to release the dirt.

Bissell Bolt XRT PET 2-in-1 Lightweight Cordless Vacuum, 14.4v, 1315

  • Up to 25% More Suction – Clean more pet hair messes and dirt with a powerful 14.4V battery that provides lasting suction.
  • 2-Way Folding Handle flexes forward and backward to easily clean under furniture and for compact storage.

Eureka Quick Up 2-in-1 Cordless w/Bonus Battery Pack, 96JZ

  • This vacuum features a wall-mountable charging stand for easy storage when not in use.
  • Multi-Surface Cleaning —turn the brushroll on for more efficient cleaning on low pile carpet floors and area rugs. To prevent dirt and debris scattering while cleaning bare floors, turn the brushroll off. Plus, pick up messes on any floor type faster with the 10-inch cleaning path.
  • It’s hassle free with no bags to buy. Save money and reduce waste with the washable dust cup filter and bagless design. The removable handle makes the Quick-Up Cordless easy to store in compact areas, while the free-standing design lets the vacuum stand upright when not in use.
  • Bonus Battery Pack–each battery lasts 10-15 minutes.

Dirt Devil Accucharge 15.6V Cordless Bagless Stick Vacuum, BD20035RED

  • The Accucharge System protects batteries from degradation, meaning a longer battery life and effective runtime throughout its lifetime. Now charging twice as fast– so you won’t have to wait as long between uses.
  • Special AccuCharge Circuitry constantly monitors the unit until the charge is complete and then reduces power to a trickle in order to complete and maintain the charge. This results in a reduction of energy consumption by 70%!
  • A telescopic handle minimizes required storage space.
  • Easy to clean bagless dirt cup.
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