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These charts can be used for comparing specs between the different models of cordless vacuums available in 2013. Clicking any of the columns at the top will allow you to sort the chart.
If you’re looking for a stick vacuum for cleaning floors, keep in mind that at 2-in-1 vacuum can be used both as a stick and a handheld vacuum, so be sure not to miss the models listed in that chart.
Below the charts you’ll find a key explaining each of the specs listed.
Cordless Stick Vacuums
|Bissell||21R9A Versus||7.2||NiCad||20||4||1||under $80|
|Dirt Devil||BD20040RED Extreme Power||14.4||NiCad||15||5.8||1||under $50|
|Hoover||BH50010 LiNX||18||Li-Ion||20||7.3||2||under $150|
|Rowenta||RH8559U1 Delta Force 18V||18||NiMH||40||7.5||1||under $200|
Cordless Handheld Vacuums
Cordless 2-in-1 Vacuums
|Dyson||DC44 Animal||22.2||NMC||20||4.9||2||under $350|
|Electrolux||EL1014A Ergorapido||9.6||NiMH||20||5.5||2||under $100|
|Electrolux||EL1022A Ergorapido Ultra||12||NiCad||20||5.3||2||under $100|
|Electrolux||EL1030A Ergorapido Ion||18||Li-Ion||30||5.1||2||under $150|
|Electrolux||EL1061A Ergorapido Brushroll Clean||12||NiMH||20||5.3||2||under $125|
|Eureka||96B Quick Up||6||NiCad||20||5.5||1||under $80|
|Eureka||96H Quick Up||6||NiCad||20||4||1||under $40|
|Eureka||96JZ Quick Up||6||NiCad||20||4||1||under $50|
|Hoover||BH20090 Presto||14.4||NiCad||20||6||1||under $100|
|Makita||BCL180W 18-Volt Vacuum Kit||18||Li-Ion||10||2.7||3||under $175|
|Makita||BCL180ZW (no battery/charger)||18||Li-Ion||10||2.7||3||under $80|
Comparison Chart Key
In addition to household names such as Hoover and Eureka, you’ll find smaller brands such as FilterStream which fit a certain niche. The chart is sorted alphabetically by brand.
Each model shown is the most current available. Most vacuums have both a product number and a product name. The product number is used to differentiate a product line when new versions are made available.
Usually, but not always, a higher voltage motor will indicate a more powerful vacuum.
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), and Nickel Mangenese Cobalt (NMC) batteries are best since they have shorter charge times, longer battery life, no memory, and weight less. NiCad batteries take longer to charge and have a memory effect which means they should be fully discharged before charging. NiCad batteries do, however, cost less so they will lower the overall price of the vacuum.
This will determine how long you can typically run your vacuum on a full charge. Some of these figures are from manufacturer specs while others are estimates.
A lightweight vacuum will often be more maneuverable and easier to carry up stairs. Weight is especially important when choosing a handheld vacuum.
Manufacturer warranties typically cover both parts and labor. They vary in length from one to three years. A longer warranty offers some peace of mind as you won’t need to be concerned with repairing or replacing your vacuum for the duration of the warranty period.
Prices will vary due to sales, but should remain under the number listed if purchased through Amazon.com.