The process of cleaning the house is a routine task that few people like. Various devices and devices can facilitate it, one of which is cordless upright vacuum cleaners. From all their variety, it is worth choosing those models that clean best of all, have many functions and are optimal in price. We will talk about them in this article.
Let’s see how cordless vacuum cleaners differ from each other.
Vacuum cleaners for dry cleaning
Here, cleaning is similar to the principle of an electric broom: in the main nozzle there is a turbo brush or a roller that rotates towards the suction hole. Next, the contaminants enter the waste container through the pipe.
- light weight, about 1.5 kg, which makes it easy to remove dirt;
- cleaning different places in the house;
- function of a manual vacuum cleaner for the car, for furniture and hard-to-reach places;
- effective deep cleaning of upholstered furniture.
- inferior in terms of container volume to network floor vacuum cleaners.
Vacuum cleaners with floor mopping function
The principle of operation is the same as that of the previous category, but they have a water tank to which a napkin is attached. At the same time, the process of wet wiping is passive: the number of times you run the nozzle on the floor, the number of times the napkin will pass over it. The napkin always remains stationary relative to the suction hole.
- light weight;
- versatility, as in the previous category;
- the presence of a turbo brush that works well with different surfaces;
- do wet cleaning.
- poorly suited for cases of severe pollution — they will not cope with dried liquids;
- the napkin becomes dirty during the cleaning process and must be cleaned manually;
- cannot clean up spilled liquids in large quantities.
Washing vacuum cleaners
The design provides a special container for clean water, which is forcibly sprayed onto the floor in front of the main nozzle, or enters a rotating roller. Dirty water from the roller enters the collection container.
- cope well with various types of pollution;
- all the dirt is collected in the container during the cleaning process;
- there is an automatic cleaning function on the docking station.
- larger size and weight — difficult to carry and store;
- suitable only for the floor;
- not suitable for cleaning carpets with pile.
The cordless vacuum cleaner is powered by a rechargeable battery. You can not buy a device that will be discharged earlier than necessary. The characteristics of the device, as a rule, indicate the operating time in the most economical mode, for example, with minimum power and the turbo brush turned off. When buying, it is worth clarifying how long the vacuum cleaner will work in the main mode, with sufficient efficiency to collect moderate dirt.
In upright cordless vacuum cleaners, dirt is collected in a container. When choosing, you should pay attention to its capacity, tightness and ease of removing dirt from it. Ideally, if it can be easily and hygienically emptied, as this should be done after each cleaning.
For a small family in a house with a smooth floor, a dust collector capacity of 0.5 liters is enough. If you have a lot of carpets at home, pets from which there is a lot of wool, then it is better to focus on a volume of 0.7 liters or more.
Naturally, the ability of a vacuum cleaner to perform the direct task of cleaning depends on how efficiently it sucks up dust and larger dirt. Here it is worth paying attention to the suction power, which is indicated in the so-called aerowatts (they are often called simply watts).
Models with suction power up to 100 watts are suitable for simple cleaning: a small amount of dust in a small apartment.
With a suction power of 100 to 150 watts, an upright vacuum cleaner can easily pick up moderate amounts of large debris like grains or hair from a hard floor.
With a power above 150 watts, we get a vacuum cleaner that will cope with any dry cleaning in the house: pet hair, dirty carpets.
Another option for measuring how efficiently a vacuum cleaner sucks up dust is to indicate the pressure in pascals.
The power of the vacuum cleaner is measured without nozzles, as in this case it is maximum. When nozzles are installed, suction power decreases, as part of the energy is spent on friction and air turbulence in the nozzle.
As a rule, the vacuum cleaner has modes with different suction strengths. Advanced models can adjust it themselves depending on the load.
Most cordless dry vacuum cleaners have a cyclonic cleaning system. This means that the air in the dust collector is twisted along a helical path, and dust particles due to centrifugal force move closer to the walls on which they linger.
In washing vacuum cleaners, rough air purification occurs at the stage of its contact with water.
The air then passes through the pre-filter. There is a final filter at the outlet — thanks to it, the air at the outlet of the vacuum cleaner is cleaned of the smallest particles and becomes breathable. Therefore, the final filter is very important. It must be maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Nozzles and accessories
A rich set of nozzles significantly expands the capabilities of a cordless vacuum cleaner, making it a kind of combine that combines two, three and more functions.
The main nozzle is used to clean the floor. If it uses a turbo brush, then it is suitable for cleaning short pile carpets.
The smooth roller nozzle works more efficiently on hard floors due to its larger working area than the turbo brush. But carpets with a long nap are not effective to clean with such a nozzle.
In such cases, the kit comes with an additional nozzle with a mini-turbo brush. It is used for cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture. Due to its smaller size than the main nozzle, it will clean large carpets for a long time. Such a nozzle is useful if you have shedding animals at home, as it is very effective for collecting wool from upholstered furniture.
So, we figured out the theory, let’s move on to specific models of different price categories.
Budget vertical cordless vacuum cleaner
Deerma VC20 Plus
Inexpensive cordless vacuum cleaner with low power — 5000 pascals. The main nozzle here is with a turbo brush.
Deerma VC20 Plus is more suitable for light cleaning in a small room. Or, as an addition to a much more powerful corded vacuum cleaner or robot vacuum cleaner.
Advantages of Deerma VC20 Plus:
- low price;
- can be used as a handheld vacuum cleaner.
Disadvantages of Deerma VC20 Plus:
- low power;
- an irregularly shaped dust collector may become clogged.
Upright Cordless Vacuum Cleaners Mid-Range
Viomi A9 is a lightweight device with low power (120 watts) and a dust container capacity (0.4 liters). How is efficiency ensured with such power?
First, the kit comes with a nozzle with a smooth roller, which, as we said, is used for cleaning hard floors. The nozzle with a turbo brush here is small, for cleaning furniture and carpets.
The second is that the roller and turbo brush rotate due to their own motors.
Advantages of Viomi A9:
- suction power 120 watts or 23,000 pascals;
- excellent workmanship for its price category;
- effective cleaning system of 5 filters;
- motorized nozzles.
Disadvantages of Viomi A9:
- small dust collector.
The model is somewhat similar to the previous one, also with the top location of the main module, a lint-free main nozzle and a small nozzle with a turbo brush.
Jimmy JV51 in terms of suction power — 115 watts — is slightly inferior to the previous vacuum cleaner, but has a large dust collector capacity — 0.5 liters.
Advantages of Jimmy JV51:
- light and manoeuvrable;
- low noise level.
Disadvantages of Jimmy JV51:
- due to low power, it is not suitable for complex pollution;
- in turbo mode it is quickly discharged;
- non-informative indication of the battery charge — using the color of the diode;
- Charged only with connecting the wire manually.
Best Upright Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
Jimmy JV85 Pro
This vacuum cleaner is designed for dry cleaning only, but has a very high suction power for a cordless vacuum cleaner: it is 200 watts.
For the main nozzle, you can install a smooth roller for cleaning hard surfaces or a turbo brush with bristles and lamellas for carpeting.
The extension tube has a hinge that allows it to be bent at an angle. Plus, there is an angle adapter and an adapter with a flexible tube. All this makes it easy to remove dust in hard-to-reach places: under furniture, on high cabinets, between items on the shelves.
The base of Jimmy JV85 Pro has electrical contacts: this model no longer needs to be manually connected to the charger every time.
Benefits of Jimmy JV85 Pro:
- suction power 200 watts;
- the turbo brush allows you to effectively clean not only hard surfaces, but also carpets;
- a large set of nozzles and accessories for cleaning difficult places;
- The percentage indication of the battery charge allows you to predict in advance when it will end.
Disadvantages of Jimmy JV85 Pro:
- there is no wet cleaning.
Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10
The advantage of this model is its versatility. All the basic nozzles are present here, plus there is a wiping function.
For wet cleaning, Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10 comes with a special water container with a napkin. Wiping goes simultaneously with dry cleaning.
The main nozzle here is a turbo brush with a small amount of bristles and a very smooth surface. Thanks to this, it was possible to make it so that wool and hair will not be wound on the brush. At the same time, the brush is easily removed and cleaned here.
Advantages of Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10:
- the main brush is well suited for cleaning all types of floor coverings;
- there is a function of wet cleaning;
- more versatile than real washing vacuum cleaners.
Disadvantages of Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10:
- not suitable for collecting liquids;
- When wet cleaning heavy dirt, the napkin quickly gets dirty and requires manual cleaning.
This model can not only remove dry dirt — dust, sand and wool, but also carry out wet cleaning of the floor. To do this, there is a 900 milliliter water tank (you can add detergent to it). Clean water in the course of cleaning automatically moves on the roller of a nozzle of the vacuum cleaner. The motor-driven roller rotates at 560 rpm, actively removing even dried-on dirt. The vacuum cleaner collects dirty water in the second container.
Among other advantages, the Dreame H11 has a voice indication of operating modes and a convenient battery indicator.
The vacuum cleaner has a suction power of 170 watts, which is quite a decent indicator. With such power, it will be easy to clean dirt from the floor.
After filling the tank with clean water and placing the vacuum cleaner on the docking station, using the button on the handle, you can start the automatic cleaning mode. At the same time, the vacuum cleaner washes itself, collecting dirty water in a container.
Advantages of Dreame H11:
- high quality floor cleaning due to the presence of wet cleaning;
- the presence of the function of deep automatic cleaning;
- greatly facilitates cleaning in the house, doing many things automatically.
Dreame H11 disadvantages:
- big weight;
- lack of additional nozzles — it is intended only for cleaning the floor.
Comparative table of models presented in the article
|Deerma VC20 Plus
|Battery life in different modes, min
|Suction power, kPa
|Maximum noise level, dB
|Wet cleaning available
|Automatic collection of liquid during wet cleaning
|Slotted 2in1, small
|Reduced turbo brush, slotted, small
|Reduced turbo brush, slotted, small
|Jimmy JV85 Pro
|Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10
|Dry and wet
|Battery life in different modes, min
|Suction power, W
|Maximum noise level, dB
|Wet cleaning available
|Automatic collection of dirty water during wet cleaning
|Reduced turbo brush, crevice, small, soft brush, angled adapter
|Reduced turbo brush, crevice, small, water tank with cloth
When choosing a cordless vacuum cleaner, first of all, you should ask yourself in which room and what type of cleaning we are interested in.
One option is a quick cleanup in a small apartment that has a small family and no cats or dogs.
Here, lightweight vacuum cleaners with sufficient suction power are best suited, which, thanks to their high maneuverability and accessibility, perform such tasks with a bang. These are Viomi A9 and Jimmy JV51.
If you need a powerful vacuum cleaner that easily cleans carpets to the full depth, then Jimmy JV85 Pro is a great option. It completely replaces the classic wired vacuum cleaner, and after cleaning it is quite easy to clean the floor, as it has collected all the main dirt.
If you need to entrust a wireless vacuum cleaner with wet cleaning, you should buy a model that does it as automatically as possible. For example, this is Dreame H11. But at the same time, the function of a light hand-held vacuum cleaner with different nozzles, which can be used for cleaning in hard-to-reach places and in a car, is lost. Yes, and carpets without a turbo brush with bristles will be difficult to clean.
If you need to clean in a large apartment or house, you should consider models with a removable battery. These are Viomi A9, Jimmy JV51, Jimmy JV85 Pro and Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10. You can buy additional batteries for them to charge them in advance and change them when cleaning.