What are the best handheld vacuums?

Tired of lifting heavy vacuums to get to that one pesky spot in your car? It might be the time for you to get yourself a hand vacuum. But these vacuums aren't just for car cleaning, they're useful for cleaning pet hair, too. Find the best ones below.

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    #1Black & Decker HHVJ315JD10

    Black & Decker HHVJ315JD10

    The dustbowl of this vacuum can hold up to 16.9 ounces of dirt and can be pulled out for cleaning. Users can change the suction settings of this rechargeable 3-pound vacuum. Its cleaning path width measures a total of two inches.



    David Price
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "Our staircase carpets have been a breeze to clean since we got this! This is the best hand vacuum ive ever bought for my home so far. I dont really know why I lived with those large inefficient vacuums for so long"
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    #2Dyson V8 Absolute

    Dyson V8 Absolute

    The Dyson V8 Absolute is a cord-free vacuum cleaner. It includes a soft roller cleaner head for hard floors and a motorized cleaner head to remove dirt from carpets. It also has a filtration system that can capture dirt and allergens and expel cleaner air. 

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    Megan Thompson
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "I fixed my basement's drywall and I think cleaning it up seriously banged up my old vaccuum. Having my old one malfunction is secretly a gift because I got myself this Dyson as a replacement and it works like a charm! 💕😭"
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    #3Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED

    Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED

    Weighing only 4 lbs with 15ft of cord lets you bring this vacuum anywhere while the quick-flip crevice tool and hose give you better reach. The Dirt Devil Scorpion can clean all kinds of solid debris in your home, office, or car.


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    Jose Daniels
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "This dirt devil is seriously a nightmare for my cat who hates its whirring sound but an actual dream for me! It's so much easier to clean cat food, litter box messes, and other dust with this! 😹"
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    #4EUREKA EasyClean Lightweight Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

    EUREKA EasyClean Lightweight Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

    The 4.85-pound vacuum features a Riser Visor system that can be used to vacuum stairs and upholstery. It also features a crevice tool that can be used for hard to reach areas. The vacuum can clean different types of surfaces.


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    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "My most reached for cleaning tool... Handheld vacuum cleaners are so often overlooked when it comes to cleaning and I really cant imagine spring cleaning without this baby 🍃☀💕"
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    #5Bissell Multi Cordless 1985

    Bissell Multi Cordless 1985

    The model features an ergonomic handle as well as a motorized attachment for the brush roll to clean deep-seated dirt and fur. It is over 14-inches long and can take up to 4 liters of dirt. The vacuum runs on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. 



    Aaryan Trivedi
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "Got my old handheld vacuum at walmart and it served me a long time. It broke and I bought one online and although I have this inherent fear of online shopping, I fell in love with this vacuum the minute I unboxed it 👍🤓"
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    #6Shark Rocket Corded Hand Vac

    Shark Rocket Corded Hand Vac

    At less than 4 pounds, the Shark Rocket Hand Vac comes with the TruePet Motorized Brush for deep cleaning in the palm of your hand and an easy-to-empty dust cup. The vacuum has a 15- foot-long power cord and Never Loses Suction technology.


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    Barbara Williamson
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "Not the best one I've had in general, but I'm so in love with its long cord. It's almost a good compromise. I just really like lighter vacuums better if I'm going to carry it for extended periods of time "
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    #7ION ION W1 Cordless Hand Vac

    ION ION W1 Cordless Hand Vac

    Weighing 1.4 pounds, the lightweight vacuum is rechargeable and features a sleek design for efficient storage. It also has a LED monitor to indicate battery life. This model comes with pet hair and crevice cleaning attachments. 



    Jorge Luis Escamilla
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "Best hand vacuum for pet hair! 💯 Super convenient to store too.."
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    #8Metrovac Datavac Pro Series

    Metrovac Datavac Pro Series

    Dust collection of the vacuum is done by its microfilter, cloth bag, and hose. Users can use the included dust brush and tools for cleaning corners. This vacuum weighs over 7 pounds and its construction is made of steel materials.



    Li Song
    Written on May 28, 2019
    "This is a good alternative to black & decker ones because in my experience, this model has lasted me longer... It has been durable enough for my taste so far "


Best What are the best handheld vacuums
1Black & Decker HHVJ315JD10Electronics 17 Paid
2Dyson V8 AbsoluteHousehold Items 12 Paid
3Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005REDElectronics 6 Paid
4EUREKA EasyClean Lightweight Handheld Vacuum CleanerElectronics 3 Paid
5Bissell Multi Cordless 1985Electronics 3 Paid
6Shark Rocket Corded Hand VacElectronics 2 Paid
7ION ION W1 Cordless Hand VacElectronics 2 Paid
8Metrovac Datavac Pro SeriesElectronics 1 Paid

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