Best handheld vacuum

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Everything you need to know about a handheld vacuum cleaner

A hand vacuum cleaner is a vacuum cleaner that you can easily reach. It is mainly intended for small cleaning jobs. In many cases, a handheld vacuum cleaner is cordless.

Price range: $ 39,95 – $ 124,90

🇺🇸 Avg. price in United States: $ 59,95

Popular models

Quickly grab a vacuum cleaner to suck up some small crumbs? Quickly vacuum your car? Then go for a compact handheld vacuum cleaner: a cordless compact and bagless vacuum cleaner.

Top 5 in the United States

There are many different types of handheld vacuum cleaners. From models with a car plug to dustbusters with a flexible hose. We examined the best handheld vacuum in the United States. Check out our findings below.

1. Philips MiniVac FC6149


The Philips MiniVac FC6149/01 is the best handheld vacuum at the moment. You get a lot of accessories, including a car plug. This means you can also use it as a car vacuum cleaner. The batteries last a long time.

philips minivac fc6149

2. Black+Decker BHHV520BFP


Looking for the best handheld vacuum for pet hair? Then it is best to choose the Black & Decker BHHV520BFP. This model has a motorized brush, with which you can easily vacuum dog hair and cat hair from fabric furniture.

black decker bhhv520bfp

3. Black+Decker PD1420LP


The Black & Decker PD1420LP is a true all-rounder. This versatile handheld vacuum cleaner has a flexible hose, so you can vacuum in small corners. You enjoy constant suction power and a battery that is quickly charged.

black decker pd1420lp-qw

4. TurboTronic Lux400


A slightly smaller budget? Then go for this cheap petty handheld vacuum cleaner! The TurboTronic Lux400 is a great handheld vacuum for a reasonable price. The only thing you have to take into account is a slightly higher noise level.

turbotronic lux400

5. Black+Decker WDC1115WA


The Black & Decker WDC115WA is the best handheld vacuum that can suck up both wet and dry dirt. It comes with a wall charger that indicates how long it needs to charge.

black decker wdc115WA

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FAQ's about a handheld vacuum

A handheld vacuum cleaner is slightly different from a normal vacuum cleaner. Therefore there are many questions about this model. How long does the average battery last? Can you also suck up liquids with it? We receive these and many other questions from the editors on a daily basis.


View the frequently asked questions in the overview below.


A handheld vacuum cleaner is a small vacuum cleaner that is mainly used for vacuuming small crumbs. It is mainly a cordless and bagless vacuum cleaner that works on a battery. 

In general the battery of a handheld vacuum clenaer lasts about 10 minutes. There are exceptions, some vacuum cleaners can last up to 30 minutes. These models can be interesting for vacuuming your car.

There are special hand vacuum cleaners that you can also use to suck up liquids. These so called ‘wet and dry handheld vacuum cleaner’ can for example suck up spilled coffee.

To keep a handheld vacuum cleaner compact, it unfortunately often has a small dust container. So you need to empty a handheld vacuum faster than a ​ traditional vacuum cleaner. The handheld vacuum sucks up less dirt than a regular vacuum, so you will most likely have to empty it after about three uses.

This completely depends on the handheld vacuum cleaner. If we look at handheld vacuum that are currently available on the market, you have to take into account a charging time of about 180 minutes.

Some handheld vacuum cleaners have a so-called car plug. You can connect this plug to the 12V socket in your car. This works perfectly if you want to vacuum your car for a longer period of time and when you do not want to be tied to the maximum duration of the battery What is the average weight of a handheld vacuum cleaner?

A hand vacuum cleaner often weighs no more than 2 kilograms. It is important that a handheld vacuum cleaner is lightweight given the fact that it needs to be suitable for small suction jobs

There are hand vacuum cleaners that are especially suitable for vacuuming animal hair. These vacuums come with a motorized turbo brush that makes it easy to remove dog hair from fabric furniture and rugs.
Dyson has several handheld vacuum cleaners. However, we do see that there is an important shifting to the stick vacuum. The Dyson stick vacuum is actually a handheld vacuum with a stick.

For a hand vacuum cleaner you have to take into account a price between 50 and 140 dollars.

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