For many scenarios, a full-sized vacuum cleaner is too cumbersome or too high maintenance to take out and put away. There are a million little tasks that are better tackled with a stick vacuum. The quick clean-up before a visitor comes over; the spot clean where the sugar was spilled; the daily cleaning of the door mat or area rug; the possibilities are endless!
Lightweight stick vacuums get their name from their slender, no frills design. While they certainly hold less dirt than a standard vacuum, they’re really not intended to replace your full-sized unit but to complement it. Stick vacuums are so popular for day-to-day duties and small chores. They’re a favorite among pet owners for the regular vacuuming of pet fur on the fly.
Electrical Stick Vacuums
For a compact vacuum featuring more power, consider the Miele Quickstep. Because the unit is powered via an electrical cord (not battery-powered like the Electrolux units) the Quickstep is better able to clean carpeting. The powerful suction digs deep into fibers and offers better lift than a battery-powered unit.
With the Quickstep, you’re also getting Miele’s exceptional manufacturing standards and high-quality components. It features an AirClean Filter and a pre-motor filter. Plus, the Quickstep features the Type K Intensive Clean dust bag (the below Electrolux models are bagless.) This makes it a great option for owners with allergies or asthma so you don’t come in contact with the waste.
Battery Powered Stick Vacuums
For a unit boasting double duty, take a look at the unique Ergorapido Series from Electrolux. These battery-powered stick vacuums feature a detachable hand-held cleaner. Simply remove the vacuum from the vacuum’s skeleton and, voilà! It serves as a hand-held vacuum, too!
The Ergorapido come in a variety of styles and features including LED headlights, Lithium ION batteries, One-Touch release options, and extra-wide cleaning paths. Prices range between $100 and $350, depending on the options you want. Each will also include a dusting brush and crevice attachment tool.
Take a look at our selection of Stick Vacuums below…