It always seems like the largest, most obtrusive dust bunnies are within five inches of your vacuum hose, but the cord just won't stretch any further. That's where the best cordless vacuums on the market come in. Imagine the freedom of scouring your house for messes without the shackle of wires or having to locate the nearest outlet. It might seem like a minor upgrade, but trust me — it's one that makes all the difference when you're trying to finish your Saturday cleaning so you can just watch Netflix already.
The best handheld and stick vacuums now run on rechargeable batteries that last anywhere from 20 minutes to upwards of an hour. The more powerful the battery, the longer it'll last. So, should you get a handheld, a stick, or something in between? That all depends on your specific needs. Handhelds are the most portable, but they're suited for smaller contained messes like litter spills and staircases. The most reliable stick vacuums might be a little bit heavier and clunkier, but they can tackle your entire floor. Then there's the coveted Roomba, which is pretty much the robot equivalent of a one-time-payment maid service.
If you're in the market for a new vacuum without any wires whatsoever, check out these top options that reviewers and Consumer Reports can't stop raving about.