Handheld vacuums may not be useful for cleaning the whole house, but they prove to be efficient for small messes or spills. Handheld vacuums are lightweight and can be used in the home or even cars. There are a variety of the best handheld vacuum cleaners in 2021 available, which each feature a different design and features.
Our top pick is the APOSEN Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with HEPA Filter. Our honorable mention is the VacLife Handheld Vacuum. Our bargain pick is the ThisWorx for TWC Car Vacuum.
The ergonomic design of the ThisWorx Car Vacuum makes it comfortable to hold. It even includes a trash container and lid to store in the car.
We think the ThisWorx Car Vacuum is useful for its extended reach design, which allowed our testers to clean in hard-to-reach areas. We found the metal turbine to leave nothing behind. We were impressed with the quality storage case, which keeps the parts organized.
One of the drawbacks, though, is the motor can get loud. A bit of muscle strength is required for picking up smaller pieces of debris.
The APOSEN Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is made to unclog with powerful suction from its cyclone filtration system. It also includes three serviceable attachments.
We found the APOSEN Handheld Vacuum Cleaner delivers quiet a cleaning experience as it operates. We were impressed with the HEPA filter, which prevents dust or dirt from circulating back into the room. We were impressed with the APOSEN’s ability to vacuum up moisture.
Unfortunately, it has difficulty picking up small particles of dirt. The dust bin release button gets stuck at times.
The Vaclife Handheld Vacuum can clean hard-to-reach areas with its cordless design. Its bright LED light illuminates dark areas to make it easy to spot dirt.
Our testers found this handheld works well with deep cleaning and is capable of suctioning pet hair and paper scraps. The multiple attachments work well for various types of areas. The lightweight design of the cordless vacuum cleaner makes it easy to hold for extended periods of time.
However, it doesn’t suction grass or crumbs easily. We found parts of the vacuum to be made from plastic.
The hikeren Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is built with powerful cyclonic suction and a longer running time. It’s cord-free for added convenience.
Our testers were in favor of the stainless steel filter which is easy to remove and washable. The three attachments included makes it easy to clean various spaces. The durable and solid quality of the vacuum allows it to hold up well with frequent use.
A drawback is it doesn’t pick up pet hair easily. We would have liked for this vacuum to be quieter during its operation.
By Melissa Bartholomew
Melissa is a clinical pharmacist licensed for practice in multiple US states. Her expertise stems from her near-decade long experience in the industry. Melissa began her pharmacy journey with her undergraduate biology and chemistry degrees, and later went on to earn her doctorate in pharmaceutical and health sciences. When she is not working, she is spending time with her children and furthering her passion for wellness.