The Best Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner In Australia for 2020

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Cordless stick vacuums are a great alternative to traditional vacuums, because of their convenience and ease of use.

There a quite a few models on the market in Australia so we’ve put together this guide to highlight some of the best ones and compare their pros and cons. We’ll also explain some of the features to look for when choosing a stick vacuum.


1. Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Stick Vacuum (Top Pick)


The Dyson V11 is the best stick vacuum cleaner around. It has the power to pull dust from the very depth of your carpet, and it is very efficient too. The amount of suction adjusts automatically as the V11 senses the type of surface you are currently vacuuming.  

It’s pretty easy to use; it’s light and the grip is comfortable, so it’s no problem vacuuming all over the house, on a range of flooring types. You can vacuum most types of carpet, along with tiles and hardwood floors, as well as furniture and your car. The suction is great and cleans everything.  

The wall-mounted charging dock provides your Dyson with up to 60 minutes of power and means it stays out of the way when not in use.

Some people may not like the trigger button as it must be pressed constantly while the vacuum is in use. When you take your finger off the button, the vacuum cuts out. Also. the price is a little steep, but you are getting quality. 

Overall, The V11 is powerful, easy to use and does a fantastic job. 



2. Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum (Best Value)


The Dyson V8 is a great cordless vacuum cleaner that has a lot of power. It doesn’t have as many features as the V11, but at half the price it’s a great alternative.  

It works great on carpets and tiles, and it pulls pet hair from furniture and mattresses with no problem. The suction is so good that it’s indistinguishable from a regular vacuum. It has a washable HEPA filter, so it’s great for people with allergies or asthma, and the unit is light and comfortable to use.  

The running time off one battery charge is around 40 minutes, so it’s enough to clean a medium-sized house. It only has two power settings, but that will be enough for most people.  

The V8 is an excellent vacuum for those who want the power of a Dyson but don’t want to shell out big bucks for the V11.


What We Don’t Like:

Only two power settings
Fewer features than the V11


3. LG CordZero A9MASTER2X Stick Vacuum


The LG CordZero Is an excellent competitor for the Dyson range of cordless vacuums. It has three suction strengths and runs for a good 40 mins on the low setting, or 80 minutes if you count the extra battery supplied with it. On turbo mode, it will run for about 6 minutes or 12 minutes over two batteries. 

It’s great for cleaning most surfaces and picks up pet hair really well. It’s quite comfortable and easy to hold and the suction control is on the handle for easy access. One great feature that Dyson doesn’t have is that the button doesn’t require you to hold it down. It stays on until you turn it off.  

The unit can be disassembled so you can wash out the filtration system, which is very convenient, although the collection bin is a little small and will need to be emptied regularly.  

Overall, this is one of the best upright vacuums around and a good alternative to a Dyson.  


What We Don’t Like:

Small collection bin


4. Bosch Athlet 32.4V Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner


The Bosch Athlet is easy to use and maneuver; it can even stand up by itself, so you don’t have to drop it when you have to stop and move something out of the way.  

The battery life is very good, running for about 75 mins on the low setting. However, the battery cannot be replaced, which may put some people off. One great feature is that you can remove the handle and attach a suction hose, then wear it like a backpack. This makes it perfect for vacuuming your car. 

It has a good amount of power and cleans carpet pretty easily. The collection bin is easy to empty and the filter is washable, so you can keep it in good working order.  

Overall, this is an excellent mid-range stick vacuum that is good for cleaning large areas and doing odd jobs. 


What We Don’t Like:

Non-replaceable battery


5. PUPPYOO Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner


PUPPYOO WP536 Stick Vacuum Cleaner Cordless HEPA Filtration, Portable Lightweight 2 in 1 Upright Handheld Bagless Electric Broom, Lithium-ion Battery Rechargeable Cyclone Quiet Vacuum Cleaner

This stick vacuum from Puppyoo is lightweight and easy to operate with decent suction. It can’t be compared to the high-end vacuums like the Dyson but is more than adequate for most cleaning jobs. At a fraction of the price of the big-name vacuums, it is a great choice for someone with a small apartment or someone who wants to try out a stick vacuum for the first time. 

It has two suction levels and runs for about 35 minutes on normal power. On high, it runs for about 22 minutes. It does a good job of picking up animal hair, and as long as you clean regularly, it’ll get most of the dust in your home.  

The battery is removable, so it can easily be replaced, and all the components are washable, so this will last for quite a while if you take care of it.  

Overall, this is the best budget stick vacuum around.


What We Like:

Great value
Washable components
Removable battery 
Options for stick and handheld design

What We Don’t Like:

Low-end vacuum that lacks the power of the expensive models


Cordless Stick Vacuum Buyers Guide


Battery 

As the battery charge runs out, the suction in the vacuum will slowly reduce as well. Choose a vacuum that has a longer battery run-time than you need so that you get the maximum cleaning time with full suction. Some vacuums have removable batteries so you can put in a fresh one to extend your cleaning time. Some vacuums do not have removable batteries so they can only be used for the length of one battery charge. 

Use as a handheld vacuum 

Most stick vacuums convert to a handheld vacuum by removing the extendable head or the handle. This is very convenient for cleaning furniture or curtains, and hard to reach places. This is also a good option if you plan to use your stick vacuum to clean your car.   

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What are you cleaning?  

Hardwood floors and tiles will be much easier to clean than carpet and you may not need much power. If you have pets, you will need stronger suction to collect all the hair, so you will most likely need a high-end stick vacuum. You may also opt for one that includes a brush roll, which is a cylinder with bristles that rotates at high speed to extract dirt and pet hair. Most stick vacuums are good for regular carpet, but they will not work well on thick shag and high-pile carpet.  Choose a vacuum that is suitable for the areas you need to clean.  

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Filter 

Some vacuums come with a HEPA filter. This stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air, and these filters remove dust particles as small as 0.3 microns with over 99% efficiency. This is the filter to look for if you have allergies or asthma or other health concerns relating to dust particles.  

Even if your vacuum has a regular filter it can still be very efficient. To get the most from it, look for filters that can be removed and washed. This will extend the life of the filter significantly.

Ready to pick up a Stick Vacuum for yourself? Check out our top pick, the Dyson V11.