Updated at: 13-07-2022 - By: Helen Skeates

Carpeted or not, dust, filth, and pet hair will gather on your floor (if you have pets). If you have rugs, the same rules apply. Buying an excellent vacuum cleaner is the best way to keep your floors clean and germ-free.

Having a vacuum cleaner in your home is essential for deep cleaning and removing allergens, dust, and more. Vacuums come in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as a variety of price points. But these days, more and more people are swapping their big, clunky vacuums for a lightweight vacuum, which makes vacuuming not only a lot more efficient, but easier too.

What Makes a Good Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner?

A vacuum cleaner is crucial for deep cleaning and eradicating allergies, dust, and other pollutants from your home. There are a wide variety of vacuums to pick from, as well as a variety of pricing. People are now turning out their heavy vacuums for lighter models that are both more efficient and more convenient to use.

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Upright vacuums account for half of the market, according to Consumer Reports. They’re also the best in the business when it comes to deep cleaning. Canister vacuums are great for homes with multiple levels since the powerhead may be left on the floor or stairway while vacuuming. There aren’t a lot of them out there, but they’re good at cleaning hardwood floors and customers say they’re reliable. Increasingly popular are stick vacuums, because they are easy to use and better at cleaning hard floors. In general, they’ve been becoming better over the years, but upright and canister vacuums are still superior in terms of thoroughness of their cleans Cordless stick vacuums are generally plagued by battery life issues, but there are a few models that perform better and clean better than the others.

What Are the Best Lightweight Vacuums?

Amazon’s best-ranked and best-reviewed lightweight vacuum cleaners were examined by us (lightweight here is listed at 10 pounds or less). Vacuum cleaners that are easy to move and don’t feel like a burden but still get the job done (even cleaning the stars!) should opt for a lightweight model. To help you find the ideal option for your home, we’ve compiled a list of options from a variety of manufacturers.

1. EUREKA Airspeed Ultra-Lightweight Upright Vacuum Cleaner

A washable filter is included in the Eureka AirSpeed upright vacuum, so you don’t have to worry about spending money on filter replacements. In addition, it has a quick-release handle for cleaning from above. Just attach a crevice tool or dusting brush to clean upholstery and other hard-to-reach locations like nooks and crannies.

This vacuum includes a 10.5-inch wide cleaning path and a dust brush inside the head to remove dirt and hair from both hard and carpeted surfaces.. It’s light and portable, weighing in at just 7.7 pounds. Its powerful suction and compact design have been praised by reviewers, who say it works well in confined places.

2. BISSELL Featherweight Stick Bagless Vacuum

Featherweight Stick vacuum is Amazon’s No. 1 best seller and may be used as a stick, handle and staircase vacuum. It’s lightweight, too, at only 3.84 pounds. Changing the handle allows it to clean hard floors, carpets, and area rugs, in addition to countertops.

It’s a little, powerful vacuum, but the cord is only 15 feet long. You won’t have to worry about changing filters because it’s bagless. Remove the contents and dispose of them in the garbage.

3. Dyson V8 Animal+ Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

The Dyson V8 is our most costly selection, but you know you’re getting quality for your money with a Dyson. Several reviewers have lauded this Dyson vacuum as one of the best in its class. Asthma and allergy sufferers will appreciate the V8’s ability to trap dust, animal hair, and other irritants.

With the motorized cleaning head, it can last up to 25 minutes in “Powerful” mode and 40 minutes in “Powerful” mode. Other features include an up top adapter, a docking station, and a direct drive cleaner head for cleaning in hard-to-reach places. That being said, it’s a fairly light 10 pounds given its compact size.

4. Eureka WhirlWind Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner

The Eureka Whirlwind bagless canister vacuum is at the top of our list when it comes to canister vacuums. Carpet, upholstery, and hard floors can all be cleaned with three different settings on this multi-surface cleaner. High performance and no loss of suction are provided by a cyclone filtration system in this unit. The telescoping metal wand and swivel wheels make moving the eight-pound canister vacuum a breeze. For added convenience, the handle of the hose comes with a crevice tool built in.

5. ORFELD Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

As an alternative to the more expensive Dyson models, this Orfeld model is a 4-in-1 cordless vacuum cleaner that can run for up to 50 minutes thanks to its rechargeable battery. The vacuum weighs only 4.6 pounds, making it easy to move around the house.

A standard canister vacuum’s 20000Pa Hurricane suction force is nearly equaled by this vacuum’s, and it works on all types of floors, including carpet and tile. With a T10 Seal Allergen System that traps 99 percent of microscopic dust and allergens in the vacuum, you won’t have to worry about allergies. For an even quieter cleaning experience, this vacuum features an eight-stage noise reduction system. The filter is washable and recyclable, just like the rest of our picks. Also, it’s covered by a one-year warranty, which is a huge perk.

6. Best corded: Shark – Rocket HV302

In our studies, we discovered that vacuums with more suction were more difficult to maneuver on the floor. The Shark – Rocket HV302 is an anomaly, thanks to the combination of its power and motorized brush roll, which gives the impression of self-propulsion. The Shark’s swivel steering makes it much easier to get past furnishings. Because of its excellent balance of performance and portability, the Shark was our top pick for a lightweight vacuum.

Snowplows aren’t the Shark’s forte, but they’re good at removing dirt and debris from along the walls. The trash container and filter are easily accessible via a flip-top lid, making maintenance a breeze. With a 30-foot wire, you can easily reach across the room or even down the hall, depending on the size of your rooms.

A HEPA filter is not required for the Shark to compete with the Dyson when it comes to emissions (and the Dyson is priced three times higher). After cleaning, both the large and fine particle counts in the room were reduced. It pulled up sand and fine debris in large amounts, impressing us with how clean the floor looked after vacuuming with the Shark.

Things we didn’t like

In our pet hair test, the Shark fared less better than we had hoped. See our evaluation of pet hair vacuums for a better alternative. In reality, it’s possible that the lack of electricity contributed to the problem. It took up so much pet hair at once that the filter became too clogged to hold any more debris after only 30 seconds of operation.

Additionally, it’s one of the heavier finalists we tried. The vacuum is only eight pounds, however the bulk of the weight is concentrated in the vacuum’s handheld part. If your wrist is prone to injury, this may not be the ideal option for you. As a result of its top-heavy structure, it is unable to stand on its own.

However, the supplied wall bracket can be used to store it. Additionally, you may remove and hang your hand vac on a hook above the floor nozzle for convenient storage.”

Weighing all of the benefits and negatives, we’ve decided to go with Shark as our top pick for a corded lightweight vacuum.

Here are some of the most important things to remember:

  • The combination of high suction and a motorized brush head makes the Shark Rocket HV302 easy to operate and maneuver.
  • Swivel turning and a low profile make vacuuming around furniture a breeze, and you can easily get under couches.
  • As a result of the Shark’s sealed mechanism and excellent filter, our air was much cleaner after a vacuuming session.
  • Pet hair can clog the filter and limit performance, thus this model may not be the ideal choice for pet owners.

8. Best cordless: Eureka – NEC222

The Eureka – NEC222 is a cordless, high-end vacuum that costs less than the normal corded vacuum. The swivel turning and low noise level make it easy to maneuver around the space. It’s easy to clean under and around huge pieces of furniture because to its low profile and agility.

Using the Eureka, we found it to be as effective as the Dyson at removing debris and pet hair from the floor without clogging. Despite the fact that it didn’t clean the air in our emissions test, it also held any large or tiny dirt that it pulled up from the carpet, so you don’t have to worry about dust kickback.

Front headlights are the brightest on the market, making it easier to spot in low light conditions. Pushing a button releases the collection cup, which can be removed by twisting the canister’s lid.

Performance on both pet hair and fine dust, as well as its quiet motor, were the features we appreciated most. Due to its light weight, the Eureka did not put any strain on our wrists despite its motor being positioned at the handle.

A crevice tool and a two-in-one upholstery tool are included with the vacuum, which may also be used as a hand vac. 30 minutes of battery life and a four-hour charge time.

Things we didn’t like

Eureka’s controls are difficult to understand, thus it’s difficult to tell which symbol signifies carpet and which means hard floors (without studying the handbook, which we all know ends up in a garbage drawer and is rarely consulted).

A second problem is that the brush head tends to lift off the ground, so it doesn’t always make a full contact with the surface. You may have to make repeated passes over the same area because it doesn’t pick up as much as it should or because it doesn’t fully engage with the carpet or hard surface.

Here are some of the most important things to remember:

  • A lightweight cordless vacuum cleaner like the Eureka NEC222 is fairly priced and well worth the money.
  • The Eureka is a great option if you’re looking for a lightweight cordless vacuum that performs as well as the Dyson and doesn’t blow dust around.
  • With a weight of only 6.5 pounds, it’s easy on the arms and has a brush head that lifts off the carpet when vacuuming.
  • We found the Eureka to be one of the quietest vacuums we’ve used.

9. Upgrade Pick: Dyson – V15 Detect

When it comes to allergy sufferers, the Dyson – V15 Detect is an excellent choice. It costs around $700, which may dissuade some people from buying one, but in our opinion, the money is well spent. Just 3 ounces heavier than our top cordless pick, the Eureka – NEC222, it weighs 6.8 pounds. Dyson adds a few new features to its earlier models. To begin, the vacuum’s suction is now 20% higher thanks to the increased power.

You can choose between Eco, Auto, and Boost settings as well as how much charge is left on the battery thanks to the new digital display. There are three settings: Eco, Auto, and Boost. The Eco setting lasts for 60 minutes, the Auto setting lasts for 45 minutes, and the Boost setting lasts for 7 to 8 minutes. Bar graphs that show how many allergens, microscopic particles, dust mites, and bigger debris are vacuumed are the latest addition to the display. The first time you use it, you could be taken aback by the high usage figures. During our tests, we found 490 million allergens in the living room alone. In time, you’ll become used to the high levels, which you had no idea were there, and appreciate the Dyson vacuuming them all up.

It also includes a slew of useful add-ons. The anti-tangle comb on the huge torque head makes it ideal for sucking up pet fur. Since the smaller torque head automatically adjusts to vacuuming the top and back of a stair, it works well with stairs. The V15’s Laser Slim Fluffy cleaning head uses a green laser to illuminate dust and grime in dimly lit places, making it easier to clean.

Using the accompanying brushes and equipment, you’ll be able to get into tight spaces above and below, between cushions, and on top of draperies with the V15’s portable configuration. The V15’s tiny torque head makes it ideal for cleaning the interior of a vehicle, especially the seats and mats. According to the size of your home, it is possible to vacuum all of the surfaces and still have enough charge to do so in your car. For those who can afford it, though, Dyson’s V15 Detect upright vacuum cleaner is the one to consider. It’s not for those on a tight budget.

Here are some of the most important things to remember:

  • As one of the most powerful, yet lightest vacuums we examined, the Dyson V15 Detect has a battery life of 60 minutes.
  • To see just how much allergies, dust, and other small debris you’ve gotten rid of with your vacuum, simply look at the sensor display on the Piero.
  • Although the V15 is pricey like many Dyson items, if you suffer from allergies, it’s worth the money.

Other products we tested

Dyson – V11 Torque Drive

With the Dyson – V11 Torque Drive, Dyson has addressed some of the issues that we encountered with the Dyson – V10 Absolute vacuum cleaner. There has been a big change in the new torque cleaner head that propels the vacuum ahead, as well as detecting and adapting to the many types of floors it is cleaning (carpet, hardwood, tile). Our testing included running the vacuum over a wide range of surfaces (couch upholstery, dog beds), with the detection and adjustment taking place nearly immediately. It was a little difficult to control the V11 because of the torque drive’s propulsion, despite our liking of it. Even so, vacuuming was a breeze thanks to the powerful motor.

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The V11 also features an LCD panel that shows the remaining battery charge and vacuuming modes (Eco, Auto, and Boost) as well as the current charge level. Eco has a run time of roughly 60 minutes, whereas Normal has a run time of about 45 minutes. Only use Boost to remove ground-in dirt and debris, as it will drain the power in 10-12 minutes.

Our hands became tired when vacuuming stairs, ceiling corners, and the interior of our car because of the V11’s somewhat heavier weight (6.7 vs. 5.9). Currently, the Dyson V11 is more expensive than the V15, which is more widely available. However, you can acquire a refurbished Dyson V11 for a fraction of the price.

Dyson – V10 Absolute

When it comes to performance and air quality, the Dyson – V10 Absolute exceeds all other vacuums we’ve tested (including the V10 Absolute), even if its price is more than double the average cost for our vacuums.

We didn’t pick it as our winner since it isn’t as easy to maneuver as our top picks, and agility was a major consideration for a lightweight vacuum. Many buyers are unable or unwilling to afford the exorbitant price tag. Our final observation was a problem with the hygienic one-touch emptying bin, which tends to stick, making it more likely to spill the contents. Our prior Dyson models didn’t have this problem.

However, if you have pets or suffer from allergies, a Dyson vacuum cleaner may be worth the investment. Whole-machine filtration on Dyson cordless vacuums collects 99 percent of microscopic particles.

Oreck – XL2100RHS

A bagged, corded, and commercial model, the Oreck – XL2100RHS pulls out buried dirt and debris from carpet quite well. However, it is the noisiest of the vacuums we tested, despite its considerable power. Due to its lack of swivel steering (although being the same weight as the Shark), it also causes arm fatigue while the Shark does not.

The Oreck is a wonderful pick if you’re looking for a powerful vacuum with the capacity to simply move it up and down the stairs. Because of the dust it produces, the Oreck may not be a good choice if you suffer from allergies or asthma.

Tineco – A11 Hero

When it comes to mobility, the Tineco – A11 Hero is the most nimble vacuum cleaner we examined. Unfortunately, it lacks suction power to be our top option for cordless vacuum cleaners. When we switched off the suction, we found that it only picked up four grams of dirt in our performance test, although it looked to pick up huge material (without snow plowing) well.

With two lithium-ion batteries and a dual charging dock, you can run the vacuum for up to 60 minutes without recharging at the same time. Even though it is top heavy, the trash canister weighs only 5.5 pounds, making it easy to empty.

Deik – ZB1516

In comparison to our other finalists with swivel steering, the Deik – ZB1516’s brush head does not move as freely. You won’t feel any strain on your wrist because the Deik weighs only 4.7 pounds.

Our emissions test found it to be among the least polluting models, even though it features a HEPA filter. Unlike Shark and Dyson, it doesn’t remove dust from the air after use, but it also doesn’t kick it back. Neutral is how we feel about the Deik. This vacuum doesn’t have any flaws, but it also doesn’t stand out from the rest of our finalists at a cost that’s less than half as high.

Bissell – Featherweight 2033

It’s a good alternative if you’re looking for the lightest vacuum for rapid clean-ups. The head doesn’t swivel, so it can’t navigate as effectively as the other finalists, but it’s still a good option for getting under furniture. However, because it weighs only three pounds, it isn’t as difficult to move as a vacuum that weighs more.

If you have a large space and a lot of pet hair, the short cable could be a problem. These concerns may not be deal-breakers, given the price and weight. The Bissell is the cheapest option we tested, and while it doesn’t have any bells and whistles or much power, it does a good job of making your floors look cleaner.

Hoover – SH20030 (Discontinued)

It has since been replaced with a newer model, the Hoover – BH53420PC, ONEPWR Evolve, which has been discontinued.)

We didn’t find the Hoover – SH20030 to be the cheapest model we tested. It was, however, the most effective vacuum at the lower end of the pricing range. In our performance test, it easily cleaned up pet hair and cereal, and we particularly enjoyed that it was able to pick up trash along the walls’ corners (thanks to edge cleaning bristles on the brush roll). In terms of deep cleaning, it fell short of our other top selections, but as a backup vacuum, it’s great.

A simple transfer from one form of flooring to another was all that was needed to go from hard to carpeted floors. It had a low profile and was easily able to get under most pieces of furniture. I found it helpful for moving around furniture and towards the edges thanks to the swivel steering.

It was far lighter than our top-heavy cordless vacuum cleaners, weighing only eight pounds. Most rooms could be reached with its 20-foot rope.

Additionally, the Hoover’s 75.9 dBA noise level is lower than our average rating of 79.4 dBA for all of the vacuums we tested. It’s also lightweight and compact, making it easy to keep on hand for those impromptu pick-ups.

Things we didn’t like

Large debris was easier to remove with the Hoover than tiny dust. There are better options if you’re looking for an all-purpose vacuum that can really get into the crevices of your carpets and rugs.

Large particles were unable to be retained by the machine, which may have been due to the fact that it didn’t remove tiny particles from the carpet in the first place. Consider a model with a more tightly sealed system if you suffer from allergies or breathing difficulties.

How we selected

Consumer Reports and Wirecutter are two excellent places to explore for information on the best lightweight vacuums on the market. A finalist list with the elements we valued most was whittled down using Amazon reviews and feedback from our Facebook community, Laundry Love & Cleaning Science.


Two dogs and a domestic shorthair cat were part of the test household, and the carpet was heavily covered in pet hair when we conducted our research. sand, baking soda (to imitate fine dust), and cereal (big debris) were added to the mixture. We started with empty collecting containers and vacuumed the area for 30 seconds at a time. Each suction was then weighed in grams to see how much it collected.

Because pet hair is naturally lighter than sand or cereal, we also checked the carpet to determine if there was any lingering debris after measuring the contents of each collection container. We were able to determine which vacuums took up more tiny material and which gathered the most pet hair based on the type of debris collected.

Finally, on hard floors, we repeated the experiment. If the vacuums snowplowed (pushed rather than sucked up) the big trash rather than sucking it up, we were aware of this fact.

Pet hair, sand, and baking soda were all easily removed from the brush rolls and filters of the Oreck, Dyson, and Eureka vacuums. There was a lot of pet hair in the filter, which caused it to “backfire,” throwing larger chunks of debris back into the carpet as a result of the hair wrapping itself around it.

Surface pet hair and cereal were easily picked up by the Hoover, but deep-down dirt and debris were left behind. Even better as some of our more expensive finalists, it gathered cereal without snowplowing it across the floor. When we moved the vacuum, larger chunks of debris fell out of the Tineco, which we couldn’t pick up with the Tineco.


In order to prevent dust and debris from being spewed back into the air, the greatest vacuums can keep dirt confined in their collection bag or cylinder. With allergies, this is even more critical. We used a Dylos air quality monitor to quantify dust kickback in order to evaluate the filter’s efficacy.

Large particles (PM10) as well as small particles (PM2.5) are both detected by the laser counter (PM2.5). The effects of particle pollution can be especially detrimental to people with asthma, the elderly, and children. It is more difficult to expel larger particles since smaller ones might reach deeper into the lungs.

After vacuuming a room for 10 minutes, we assessed the air quality again to see if it had improved. There were a number of vacuums, including as the Bissell and the Oreck, that generated a significant increase in sales. They actually helped to enhance air quality by lowering both large and small airborne particles, thanks to the Shark and the Dyson. The Eureka and Deik were neither polluting the atmosphere nor removing it.


We vacuumed using these vacuums for six weeks, just like you would at home. For around 30 minutes at a time, we vacuumed carpet and hard floors in various rooms.

Arm fatigue and maneuverability were major factors in our search for the finest lightweight vacuum. In order to determine which vacuums were the most user-friendly, our reviewers scored each vacuum from one to five (five being the best) on a scale of one to five (one being worst).

Vacuums were tested in the room to see how easy they were to use. As a last check, we laid it down in the middle of a living room and vacuumed under the couch and chairs. Features like button location and the ability to deduce the meaning of settings without checking the handbook were something we took note of during our testing. On top of all of that, we looked at how simple it was to replace a filter or empty the trash can.

The Shark, Eureka, Tineco, and Deik were our four top contenders for maneuverability. Even though it only weighed 8.2 pounds, moving the Oreck around the room was a real challenge. In general, pushing a vehicle with a strong suction was more challenging than pushing a vehicle with a weak suction. Finalists like the Dyson and Tineco were simple to use, but vacuuming became more labor-intensive when they were set to their maximum settings.

Noise output

We used a sound pressure level meter to measure the decibel output of each vacuum. A fan was running and there was someone cooking in the next room, thus the noise level in the room was 59.3 decibels. The meter was held at ear level while each vacuum was running to measure the noise exposure.

When the vacuums were set to their loudest setting, the noise levels of our finalists averaged 79 dBA. From a distance of 100 feet, it sounds like a freight train. At 88.6 dBA, our loudest vacuum cleaner, the Oreck, sounded like a boiler room. The Eureka was the quietest vacuum, with a noise level of 71.3 dBA, which is about the same as a school full of kids talking. There was a wide range of noise levels, from 83.5 dBA on its highest setting to 77.2 dBA on its lowest setting, which was barely below the average.

Important features to consider

  • Weighing more than 15 pounds makes vacuuming larger areas or transporting it to the second floor more difficult. We evaluated vacuums that weighed between 3 and 8 pounds.
  • When looking for a vacuum that’s easy to use, swivel steering is a must-have feature. Even a light vacuum can create arm strain without swivel steering because you have to exert twice as much effort to move it around the room.
  • When it comes to suction power, corded vacuums normally outperform cordless models, while some of the more recent cordless models can now match the suction strength of corded models.
  • If you decide on a cordless vacuum, you’ll want to know how long it will take to charge and how long it will operate before the battery runs out.
  • HEPA filter: If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you’ll want to check sure your vacuum has a firmly sealed HEPA filter to collect dust mites and pet dander and pollen. The U.S. HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) regulations require a vacuum with a sealed HEPA filter to remove 99.97 percent of all particles 0.3 microns or bigger.
  • Clean without disturbing heavy objects while using a vacuum that is low-profile and can fit under furniture.
  • Regardless of whether you’re using a bagged or bagless vacuum, you should be able to empty it without letting any dirt escape.
  • While a spinning beater brush agitates particles in the carpet, it can damage the surface and hurl debris away when used on hard surfaces. Using a vacuum with a soft roller head or a beater brush switch is a preferable alternative for hard floors.
  • You’ll get the most bang for your buck and be able to utilize it for different cleaning activities with a model that turns into a handheld vacuum. Vacuums that can clean both your flooring and your automobile are convenient. We’ve written an article on the finest handheld vacuum for people who want to use their vacuum primarily as a hand held device.
  • Multi-tasking is easy when you have a vacuum equipped with a crevice tool, dusting brush, and a soft roller head for hard floors.
  • It is possible to move from carpet to hard flooring using the cleaning head’s automatic height adjustment, however you may want to disable the brush roll or use a softer roller head.

Benefits of lightweight vacuum cleaners

We all know the apparent advantages of having a lighter vacuum cleaner, but have you ever pondered how having a lighter vacuum cleaner may truly make a difference and what chores it could make easier?

A lightweight vacuum cleaner has many advantages, but which one is ideal for you is the subject of this essay.

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It is easier to move it around the house, to clean a car, or even to put it in the car to go somewhere else because of its smaller weight.

If you’re looking for the ultimate in portability, go no further than cordless vacuum cleaners and portable vacuum cleaners.

Easier to steer

Having a vacuum cleaner that is less in weight makes it easier to maneuver around the house and less strain on your joints and back. As a result, it is easier to clean the hard-to-reach areas of your home and you don’t have to lift a heavy vacuum cleaner up again.

Our new Upright 300 upright vacuum cleaner is the lightest and most steerable Hoover ever designed with this problem in mind, and it can turn 80 degrees.

Easier to handle

When using a cordless vacuum cleaner in handheld mode, it’s much easier to get into tight spaces like alcoves, cabinets, and ceilings because lighter vacuum cleaners are easier to handle. This situation is made easier by the fact that uprights and cylinders have long hoses.

It’s hard to beat the Upright 300 for ease of use.

Reduces fatigue

If you’re doing a lot of vacuuming, you’ll be able to move around the house more easily with a lighter Hoover because of the reduced weight. It’s possible that a lighter vacuum cleaner could significantly improve your energy levels after a long cleaning session.

So you can go back to the important things in life, it may even help you clean faster.

Some of the lightest cordless and handheld Hoovers are ours.

Easier to get up and down the stairs

In particular for the elderly or those with mobility challenges it can be risky to carry large goods up and down the stairwells. Cleaning all the floors in your house without having to battle up the stairs can be made much easier with a lightweight vacuum cleaner.

When it comes to cleaning the stairs themselves, a lightweight vacuum cleaner may make the task much easier.

Easier to store

Vacuum cleaners that are less cumbersome to maneuver around the house can be more convenient to store because of their lighter weight. It is possible to store cylinders and upright vacuums in a cupboard, while the wall-mounted stick vacuum can be used for rapid cleaning duties. A compact storage option is available on some models like the H-Free 500, allowing the vacuum to be stored in a small kitchen cupboard.

Helpful to the elderly or those with back problems

If you’re elderly or have mobility concerns or back problems, a cordless vacuum cleaner or the new 4.94kg HU300 Upright 300 is a clear benefit because it’s lighter to push, pull and carry; it’s also much more steerable. People can maintain their independence while cleaning their homes without sacrificing their capacity to do so with a portable vacuum cleaner.

No compromise on power

We use the same technology and performance levels (sometimes even better!) in our lightest vacuum cleaners like the Upright 300, so you don’t have to sacrifice suction power to get a lighter Hoover.


Which vacuum is the lightest?

The Dyson V15 is one of the lightest vacuums we’ve tested at 8.6 pounds. You may get rid of 99.99% of dust, allergies, and pet dander with this machine’s superior architecture.

Which Dyson vacuum weighs the least?

Dyson’s newest cordless vacuum, the Micro 1.5kg, is the company’s lightest model yet. Now available in the United States is Dyson’s lightest cordless vacuum cleaner, the $400 Micro 1.5kg. In comparison to Dyson’s latest flagship stick vac, the $750 V15 Detect, the Micro weighs in at just over half as much at 3.31 pounds (1.5 kilograms).

How much does the average vacuum weigh?

There are upright vacuums that weigh as low as 8 pounds, but the average weight is between 13 and 18 pounds. Most furniture and other obstructions can be easily avoided with a vacuum with rotating heads.

Are cylinder or upright vacuum cleaners better?

Is it better to have an upright or a cylinder? Cylinder cleaners, which separate the suction head from the rest of the device, are better for cleaning stairs and corners, but they are more difficult to store. They may be more expensive up front but can save you money in the long term with a bagless vacuum cleaner.

How much do upright vacuum cleaners weigh?

Lightweight vacuums weigh between 5 and 20 pounds and are easier to use than full-size vacuums. Because upright vacuums have huge dust bags or bins, they are the heaviest (13 to 18 pounds). Attachments and cleaning equipment can add to the weight of these devices.

What is better than a Dyson vacuum?

In many ways, the Bissell Pet Hair Remover is superior to the Dyson Handheld Vacuum in terms of value. Strong suction and a wide range of accessories make it a viable alternative to the Dyson vacuum. In addition, it’s a lot less expensive.

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Is the Dyson V15 too heavy?

The capacity of the new V15 bin is the same as that of the regular-sized V11 type. However, at 3.1 kilograms, it’s still heavier than the average stick vacuum we’ve tested, which is 2.8 kilograms. We don’t recommend moving around on carpet if you have weak hands or arms because it can be exhausting.

Does Dyson V11 scratch hardwood floors?

If you use the proper attachments, most Dyson vacuums are safe to use on hardwood floors. Many Dyson models, in fact, are specifically built for hardwood floors. To avoid scratching your hardwood floor with an upright or canister vacuum, stick vacuums are your best bet.