Vacuum cleaners have come a long way since your grandma's days of cleaning house, and one of the most popular types available today is the stick vacuum. It's lightweight, easy to handle, quiet, versatile, and easy to store. They're great for people who live in apartments or smaller homes, and they're ideal for older or disabled people who can't handle a regular vacuum. However, there are so many options available, it's hard to know which stick vacuum is best.
Best Overall: MOOSOO Vacuum Cleaner
Some customers say the MOOSOO Vacuum Cleaner has the greatest suction they've experienced in a vacuum. It works on multiple surfaces, but it's especially good at keeping small particles like dust and pet hair off hardwood floors. It's cordless and runs for up to 40 minutes on a single charge. It's lightweight so that you won't have to struggle to move it from room to room.
Best Value: Eureka NES215A Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Handheld & Stick Vacuum
It's hard to find a good vacuum cleaner that's less than $50, but the Eureka NES215A Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Handheld & Stick Vacuum breaks all of the rules. It's powerful for the price, has a long cord so that you can cover a lot of ground and it's lightweight. From hardwood to low-pile carpet, it works on most surfaces, and it also works as a hand vacuum.
Best for Cleaning Awkward Spaces: Dyson V7 Animal Pro+ Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The Dyson V7 Animal Pro+ Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is an excellent vacuum in its own right, but you can't beat the number of extras it comes with. Tools and attachments — including a stubborn dirt brush, small motorized tool, and two crevice tools — make cleaning every part of your home easier than ever. Customers love that it runs quietly and works well on pet hair.
Best for Carpet and Upholstery: Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Everyone knows Dyson is one of the top names in vacuums, and the Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner lives up to that reputation. With a battery life of about an hour, it does something many stick vacuums don't: It cleans carpet and upholstery well. Users report that it's lightweight and great for cleaning up pet hair, particularly pet hair stuck to furniture.
Best for Small Spaces: Bissell Featherweight Stick Lightweight Bagless Vacuum
If you live in an apartment or small house, the Bissell Featherweight Stick Lightweight Bagless Vacuum is for you. It's small, easy to handle and easy to store. It also turns into a handheld and a stair vacuum and is a bargain at less than $50. Customers love the size as well as the fact that it offers powerful suction on most surfaces, including low-pile carpet.
Best Self-cleaning Vacuum: Shark ZS351 Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Vacuum
We often think a lot about how a vacuum cleans the house, but not how to keep the vacuum clean itself. The Shark ZS351 Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Vacuum has a self-cleaning feature that puts it a step above the competition, especially for people who don't like to get their hands dirty. Zero-M technology prevents strings, hair, and other debris from wrapping around the roller brush.
Best for Hardwood Floors: iwoly V600 Vacuum Cleaner Corded Bagless Stick and Handheld Vacuum
If you have hardwood floors in your home, you'll want to check out the iwoly V600 Vacuum Cleaner Corded Bagless Stick and Handheld Vacuum. Customers report that it's lightweight, easy to use, and has a long battery life. It also recharges quickly. It uses the Cyclone HEPA filtration system to keep dust and particles from escaping back into your home, and it's quiet.
Best for Vehicles: Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum
The Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum is a great gadget for keeping your home clean, but it's even better for cleaning your car. It comes with a car detail kit and micro tools that work so well you'll never have to pay to vacuum your car at the carwash again. Customers love that it's easy to use and easy to store.
Best for Pet Hair: Tineco A11 Hero+ Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The Tineco A11 Hero+ Cordless Vacuum Cleaner comes with two batteries, so you can vacuum even longer than you might with other stick cleaners on the market. However, its best attribute is its ability to suck up pet hair so well that guests will never know you have a dog or cat. It deep cleans both hard surfaces and most carpeting.
Best for Stairs: APOSEN Cordless Vacuum 10Kpa
There are many things to love about the APOSEN Cordless Vacuum 10Kpa, but many customers report that it's the best vacuum for cleaning their stairs. It sucks up almost anything on your floor, has a strong HEPA filtration system, and it turns into a handheld vacuum easily. It also comes with some extra attachments, like a pet hair brush and a crevice tool.