Handheld vacuums can be a handy tool for picking up crumbs or pet hair, or for giving your car a quick clean. However, these units don't have much going for them. We collected user opinions about handheld vacuums from across the web and found out what people had to say about these machines.
While, overall, users generally find these vacuums to be very powerful, their overall scores are much lower than average. Overall scores take into account a variety of aspects about each machine's noise level, quality, reliability, how good a job it does, and whether or not it is easy to use. These aspects are based on users opinions only.
While handheld units cost much less than a full-sized vacuum (expect to sped about $70 on one of these), users don't find that they are particularly worth the money. Handheld models are offered by a variety of brands, including Dyson and Electrolux, which make full-sized units too. They typically weigh 4-5 pounds.
If you're determined to buy one, listen to the users: the products below are the highest ranking handheld vacuums on the market.