My stick vacuum has changed my life. I used to think of a vacuum as something inherently big, bulky, loud, and attached to the wall. I thought hand vacuums were the way to go. I was wrong. Stick vacuums are amazing because many are wireless so you have complete freedom of movement, and many can convert into handheld vacuums and dust busters, that offer more power. It’s a two-in-one that dreams are made of. I’ve stepped up my vacuuming game recently, and here are some of our favorite stick vacuums so you can, too.
FOR THE MOST SUCTION POWER
Dyson Cyclone V11
The Dyson Cyclone has a huge engine that can suck up just about anything, while maintaining the versatility and sleekness of a stick vacuum. It’s motor generates the same amount of power as a full size vacuum which is crazy, since it can easily transform into a handheld dust buster, too. With its wireless capabilities, and 60 minutes of run time, it makes cord vacuums a thing of the past.
FOR THE LIGHTEST
Bissell Featherweight Stick
The Bissel is the lightest option you can get. It’s powered by a cord, which is good if you’re someone who often forgets to charge things (me). It is great as a stair cleaner, a regular vacuum, and a dust buster, and is really compact and easily storable. This is definitely a great option.
FOR THE LONGEST BATTERY LIFE
Shark ION F80
The Shark has the longest run time (80 minutes!) which is more important than you’d think. It comes with two batteries that you can charge so if one loses juice, you can easily swap in the other one. It has multi-flex technology that allows it to bend at odd angles so you can easily get under beds, sofas, and into corners. And the duo design is great for picking up fine dust and large debris on both carpets and hardwood floors.
FOR THE SMART OPTION
Tineco PURE ONE S11
The Tineco is the one I have, and I love it. I thought my apartment was extremely clean until I started using it. It shines a blue light over things so you can spot every bit of dust, and has a blue light near the handle that turns red and activates the iLoop technology to increase suction power when a spot is particularly dirty. It also connects to your phone and makes vacuuming fun by showing the stats of how much you’ve cleaned, as well as when it’s time to change the filter or if there’s anything wrong with the suction. It also can easily transform into a handheld dust buster, too.
FOR HARDWOOD FLOORS
LG Cordzero A9
This is one of the sleekest options, as it pretty much disappears when you’re not using it. It has two batteries so you can use it for extended periods of time and the controls are just a press of a thumb away.
If you’re looking to get into the tough-to-reach nooks and crannies of your home, this vacuum can help out. It has edge cleaning bristles built into the head to ensure that dirt, dust, and pet hair can be suctioned up from even the tightest of corners.
FOR A 2-IN-1
This stick vacuum can transform into a dust buster in no time, which makes it excellent for cleaning your floors and your car, as well. Just remove the stick part and it’s like a little dust buster that can access pretty much any area you need it to.
Scouted relentlessly tries new products and scours the internet to recommend the best things for upgrading your life – so you don’t have to. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.
Scouted selects products independently and prices reflect what was available at the time of publish. Sign up for our newsletter for more recommendations and check out our coupon site for more deals. If you buy something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.