Tested: 4 best cordless vacuum cleaners of 2021

Are you on the hunt for the best cordless vacuum cleaner? Then you make a good choice: the cordless vacuum cleaner is the most dynamic of its kind. Especially when you choose one of the stick vacuums that we have reviewed especially for this article.

Whether you search in the webshop or in the store itself: there is a huge range with an equally huge price and quality difference. Because we, like you, are curious about the best cordless vacuum cleaner of the moment, we have tested four high-quality stick vacuums. After reading this page, you will therefore know exactly which cordless vacuum cleaner best suits your floor and home.

Best choice

1

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

A sturdy cordless Dyson vacuum cleaner with a multifunctional nozzle for all floor types.
Suitable for all floors
Long battery life (up to 1 hour)
Equipped with luxury LDC screen

Competitively priced

2

Dyson V8 Absolute + 300x300

Dyson V8 Absolute +

Rave reviews, a strong V8 engine and a suction nozzle that is well suited for carpeting.
Suitable for high-pile and low-pile carpet
Battery life up to 40 minutes
Crevice tool is equipped with lighting for extra view on dusty floors

Best all-rounder

3

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm

A minimalist vacuum cleaner with great freedom of movement and an impressive battery life.
Battery life up to 55 minutes
Minimalist white design
Supplied with 7 attachments

Best price/quality

4

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474 300x300

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474

Highly flexible vacuum cleaner that makes it possible to effortlessly clean under the sofa and behind furniture. Ideal!
Supplied with flexible rod and up-top brush for furniture
Also available with mopping function
Supplied in red-and-white

How to choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner

To be sure that you are purchasing the best cordless vacuum cleaner, you must of course know on the basis of which criteria you choose one. We are happy to help you with that, because thanks to our vacuum cleaner test, we know exactly which things should be decisive in your choice.

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1. Battery Life

The battery life of cordless vacuum cleaners can vary enormously. In the more expensive segment, the battery lasts up to twice as long than the cheap models. However, a long battery life is not necessary for everyone. For example, if you have a small house or apartment, a battery life of twenty minutes is often sufficient. However, if you have two floors in your house, you’d better have a long battery life, so that you don’t have to charge the vacuum cleaner in between.

Rowenta Air Force Best Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Via: Rowenta

What you should pay attention to when choosing the battery life, that the mentioned duration is often related to the suction power of the vacuum cleaner. Most cordless vacuum cleaners can be operated in two modes: the normal mode and the turbo mode. Although the normal setting is sufficient for many floors, it is generally known that people prefer to use the turbo setting. This will clean your house faster.

However, the risk is that your battery will also run out faster. So take a good look at the product description of the vacuum cleaners that you come across in the webshop, to which user mode the battery life applies.

2. Floor covering or not

If you want to make sure that you don’t make a bad purchase, take a good look at which floor you have and choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner based on that.

If you live in a house with laminate, vinyl or PVC, the suction power of a vacuum cleaner is not very important. However, if you live in a house in which there is carpet in many places, it is very important that the vacuum cleaner has sufficient suction power and has a special nozzle for carpeting.

What you should also pay attention to is that in the case of a smooth floor, you should opt for a vacuum cleaner that contains a protective package brush. This prevents damage during cleaning. Do not underestimate this, because it would be a shame if you soon have a new vacuum cleaner that scratches your smooth floor.

Type of house Long battery life Premium vacuum cleaner Budgetstofzuiger
Small house with carpet X X
Large house with carpet X
Small house with smooth floor X X
Large house with smooth floor X

If you do not have a carpet or if your home is relatively small, we recommend that you do not go for a very expensive vacuum cleaner. A somewhat cheaper model is often fine. However, do you have carpet or do you live in a large house? Then it is definitely recommended to go for a premium cordless vacuum cleaner.

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3. Pets or no pets

Anyone who has a cat or dog knows that with a pet, you have to vacuum every day. Not only because pets often shed a lot, but because they also like to make a mess of it. Let’s face it: your dog is walking around the house with his dirty paws after a walk. The cat likes to take a sniff in the planter. And when the animals snuggle against you on the couch, they leave a trail of fur and hair.

To be sure that you get your house clean if you have pets, you should choose a vacuum cleaner with a high suction power and a suction nozzle that is suitable for animal hair. Pay close attention to this when making your choice, because not all vacuum cleaners have these specifications.

1

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra

BEST CHOICE

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra 300x600

With this multifunctional all-rounder from Dyson, no floor is a problem anymore. Carpeted or not, long pile or short pile, pets or no pets: the Dyson can handle it all and does it with maximum efficiency.

Do you want to be able to vacuum for an hour on one battery and clean every possible floor surface? And do you want in-depth insight into user statistics thanks to the included screen? Then this cordless vacuum cleaner Torque Drive cleaning brush is your perfect choice.

  • Suitable for all floor types, including carpet
  • Battery life up to 1 hour
  • Also available with double battery and charging station
  • Equipped with screen in LCD
  • Supplied in dark blue with grey

Pros

  • Very long battery life
  • Suitable for all types of floors
  • Supplied with smart vacuum cleaner brush

Negatives

  • A bit noisy
  • Pricey

2

Dyson V8 Absolute +

COMPETITIVELY PRICED

Dyson V8 Absolute + 300x600

This versatile cordless vacuum cleaner is available in three versions: the entry-level model, the model for people with pets and the model for carpet floors. Which choice you make depends on the type of home you have and the furry roommates who do or do not belong to it.

Are you looking for a competitively priced vacuum cleaner in the premium segment? And do you want it to be suitable for heavier household work. Then you’re in the right place with this Dyson. The battery lasts no less than 40 minutes, the crevice tool is equipped with LED lighting and the vacuum cleaner is available in all desired variants.

  • Suitable for floor coverings (also high pile)
  • Battery life up to 40 minutes
  • Equipped with lighting in the crevice tool
  • Available in multiple models
  • Supplied in grey, gold and blue

Pros

  • The illuminated crevice tool ensures that you no longer miss any dirt or dust
  • Excellent battery life of 40 minutes
  • Turbo brush is the solution for high-pile carpet

Negatives

  • Turbo mode greatly reduces battery life
  • Device is a bit noisy

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3

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm

BEST ALL-ROUNDER

Xiaomi Roidmi F8 Storm (600x300)

Great freedom of movement and a battery life that you say to you. This minimalist design vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi is on the rise in the Netherlands and for good reason. You can also “operate” this cordless vacuum cleaner with an app. Not because it is robotized by the way – you have to buy a robot vacuum cleaner for that – but because it can switch suction mode via the app.

Another advantage of the app is that you can see how full the waste container is and what the current battery life is. This prevents frustration and provides the necessary insight for you as a user. Because the vacuum cleaner is also a hypoallergenic HEPA filter it is also ideal for allergy sufferers.

  • Battery life up to 55 minutes
  • Supplied in minimalist design (white)
  • Supplied with 7 attachments
  • Suitable for all floor types
  • Contains a HEPA filter against allergies

Pros

  • Rechargeable in just 1.5 hours
  • Suitable for all floors
  • Nice and calm design
  • Equipped with LED lighting on the suction nozzle
  • Suction mode can be controlled with an app

Negatives

  • Is quite loud at 78 decibels

4

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474

BEST PRICE/QUALITY

Rowenta Air Force Flex 560 RH9474 600x300

Do you prefer to look for a vacuum cleaner that has the perfect balance between price and quality? And do you not want to compromise on the functions and possibilities of the device in the meantime? Then this Rowenta Air Force Flex is a choice that will make you happy.

The Rowenta is not only ideal because it offers such a great price/quality ratio, but also because it is unique in its kind. The flexible, bendable rod ensures that you can effortlessly get into every corner and that you can vacuum under almost any sofa with ease. In addition, the Rowenta contains some nice features, such as LED lighting and an up-top brush for high cabinets and shelves on the wall.

  • Very flexible thanks to bendable rod
  • Available with mopping function for multifunctional use
  • Supplied in red-and-white

Pros

  • Supplied with flexible rod for extra reach
  • Equipped with up-top brush for vacuuming on cabinets and wall shelves
  • Very attractive price compared to competition

Negatives

  • Misses the suction power that the Dysons do have

What is the best cordless vacuum cleaner for you? Time to choose

You now know what the four best cordless vacuum cleaners are in 2021. You also know exactly what to look for when you buy a vacuum cleaner, namely the battery life, the type of floor you have and whether you have pets. In short: you have grown into a real vacuum cleaner aficionado and can choose the best cordless vacuum cleaner with confidence.

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We wish you good luck with your choice and lots of fun with the best cordless vacuum cleaner for you!

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Tested: 4 best cordless vacuum cleaners of 2021

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