Best Mini Vacuum Cleaners

Top 10 Rated Mini Vacuum Cleaners 2014

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Mini hand-held vacuum cleaners are a convenient tool for cleaning up crumbs, stains, and pet hair quickly without lugging out the full-size vacuum. We chose 10 mini vacuums on the basis of the following traits:

1. Lightweight and easy to maneuver
2. Easy to clean out the bag/dust container and filters
3. Powerful suction and thorough cleaning
4. Relatively quiet operation
5. Long power cord or a long battery life
6. Onboard attachments like a crevice tool and brush

Eureka 71B  9.5/10

Hand-held vacuum with 5.5 amps
15” x 7” x 7”
5 pounds
Includes 2 motors, brush roll, crevice tool, and riser visor
20-foot cord

A heavy-duty mini vacuum, the Eureka 71B cleans deep into carpets and upholstery, picking up dust particles and pet hair with ease…
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Hand-held vacuum with 18 volts
2 speeds
Onboard brush and crevice tool
Removable dirt cup and filter
11.1” x 6” x 7”
6.25 pounds

Black & Decker updated their previous hand-held vacuum, giving it more suction power, cup capacity, and quieter performance…
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Energy Star rated
15.6 volts
Includes an onboard crevice tool
Rechargeable cordless vac
6” x 8.8” x 12.8”
3.2 pounds

A powerful hand-held vacuum that’s also energy efficient, this Dirt Devil model has 15.6 volts of power. It’s effective at cleaning deep into carpets and upholstery…
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Bissell 33A1  8.5/10

Hand-held corded vacuum for pet hair
Includes a hard nozzle and flexible contour nozzle
Features a washable HEPA media filter
16-foot cord
10” x 5” x 8”

A convenient tool for any pet owner, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser effectively removes long and short pet hair from hardwoods, carpets, upholstery, and cars…
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Armor All AA255  8.5/10

2-horsepower motor
6-foot hose, 10-foot cord, utility nozzle, crevice tool, deluxe car nozzle, blower, and detail brush
32.7” x 15” x 15.4”
7 pounds

A versatile mini vacuum with powerful suction, the Armor All AA255 utility vacuum sucks up wet and dry debris, making it incredibly useful if you have messy pets or kids…
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Hoover S1120  8.5/10

Cordless hand-held vacuum for wet and dry debris
7.2 volts
Includes a charging stand
11” x 6” x 4”
3 pounds

An extremely lightweight hand-held vacuum, the Hoover S1120 works wonder with wet and dry spills and dirt. Able to clean hard and soft surfaces…
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Bissell 14254  8/10

Miniature 9-amp steam vacuum
5-foot upholstery hose, 3-inch stain brush, and 2-in-1 spraying crevice tool
3- to 5-inch cleaning path
8.2” x 17.2” x 12.5”
14 pounds

For a lightweight, compact steam vacuum, the Bissell 14254 is an efficient deep cleaner ideal for getting stains and odors out of carpets, stairs, upholstery, and cars…
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110 volts
70 CFM
Includes a 19-inch flexible hose, crevice tool, air pin-pointer, soft brush, shoulder strap, 5 disposable bags, and 4-piece tool kit

Computer vents, keyboards, and printers have lots of crevices that like to collect dirt and dust bunnies. The Metro Vacuum MDV-1BA is specially designed…
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Energy Star rated
Rotating nozzle and onboard brush and crevice tool
Removable, washable filter and dirt container
4.6 pounds

A powerful hand-held cordless vacuum, this 15.6-volt Black & Decker model features a long nozzle that lets you reach more areas without having to stretch or bend over…
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Hog Wild 37050  7.5/10

Mini vacuum shaped like a robot
3.5” x 3.5” x 3.5”
8.6 ounces

A conversation starter if nothing else, the Hog Wild Robo Vacuum is a mini vacuum in the shape of a domed robot with little poseable arms. You can dress up your office…
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Mini Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide

Buying a Mini Hand-Held Vacuum: Cordless vs. Corded

A hand-held vacuum cleaner is a convenient alternative to lugging out a heavy full-size vacuum when you have just a few spots to clean. Hand vacs also come in lightweight, easily portable models, allowing you to use them in the car, and on stairs, windowsills, and upholstery. You’ll see both corded and cordless hand-held vacuums; each kind cleans well but also has specific advantages and disadvantages.

Corded – Pros

  • It’s ready immediately without needing to be charged first.
  • With a long enough power cord, you can cover a whole room.
  • They generally have more powerful suction.
  • They run as long as you need them to without dying.
Cordless – Pros

  • They’re usually more lightweight and portable.
  • You can take them anywhere, including areas with no power outlets.
  • There are some energy-efficient models.
  • Wall mounts or charging cradles make for convenient storage.
Corded – Cons

  • A power cord can be cumbersome.
  • You’re limited to areas that have power outlets.
  • They use more energy.
Cordless – Cons

  • Their use is limited by the battery life.
  • Typically they’re not as powerful as the corded variety.

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