What Are The Best Cordless Vacuums?

What Are The Best Cordless Vacuums?

The cable on the vacuum cleaner has had its day because the battery models offer more than enough power and are much more flexible. We have the best cordless vacuum cleaners in the test.

Cordless vacuum cleaners are all the rage because, in contrast to the models with cables, the cordless vacuum cleaners are extremely light, compact, and flexible. For example, many vacuum cleaners have a 2-in-1 function with which you can vacuum the couch, shelves, and bed. The devices are also perfect for the car. In addition, the cordless vacuum cleaner is a good addition to the vacuum cleaner robot: The robot does the rough work – and you only briefly take care of the problem areas that the vacuum robot cannot reach. Also good: Many cordless vacuum cleaners are bagless, so there are no running costs.

However, not every cordless vacuum cleaner is equally suitable for everyone. Our colleagues from CHIP have tested more than 20 cordless vacuum cleaners – we introduce you to the three most exciting models, the test winner, the price tip, and the model with the best suction power, and generally go into the special features of a cordless vacuum cleaner, such as whether a cordless vacuum cleaner also is suitable for allergy sufferers and whether the suction power can keep up with the classic cable models.

Miele Triflex HX1 Pro

Miele Triflex HX1 Pro
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The Miele Triflex HX1 Pro has been at the top of the best list in the test by CHIP colleagues since 2019 – even though new devices are constantly being added. The reason is the very good overall performance of the cordless vacuum cleaner: It offers good suction power on all surfaces and is very quiet, especially on hard floors. The testers also liked the operating concept: The Miele vacuum cleaner can be quickly and easily converted into, for example, a hand-held vacuum cleaner – it includes numerous nozzles for various purposes. In addition, the Miele vacuum cleaner offers an automatic mode that regulates the suction power independently. This feature is otherwise only offered by the Dyson V11 in the entire test environment.

The idea with the exchangeable battery, which should actually be standard, but is used in far too few models, is also great. So you can not only double the very short running time of 40 minutes, you also don’t have to worry that the entire vacuum cleaner will have to be disposed of just because the battery gives up the ghost. This is not only easy on the wallet, it also makes ecological sense. In addition to the very short battery life, the Miele Triflex has one main disadvantage: the price. At around 620 euros, the vacuum cleaner costs around three times as much as the following price tip from Bosch.

Bosch athlete Zoo

Bosch athlete zoo
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In the test, the Bosch cordless vacuum cleaner shows real all-around qualities: Although the suction power is never at the top level, it is consistently good. In addition, the dust container is very large compared to the competition. Some details are also extremely practical. The vacuum cleaner can, for example, stand in place without any further assistance, and thanks to the strap supplied, you can simply put the vacuum cleaner over your shoulder, for example, to vacuum furniture more comfortably. In contrast to the Miele Triflex, the Bosch vacuum cleaner does not offer a purely manual mode and the conversion is a little more difficult. In view of the price, however, this is a small disadvantage: The Bosch athlete Zoo’o BCH6ZOOO is extremely cheap compared to the competition at only around 200 euros.

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra Pro

Dyson V11 Absolute Extra Pro
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If the price plays a subordinate role, but extreme suction power and a noble, futuristic design are important, the Dyson V11 Absolute should be the right cordless vacuum cleaner for you: In the test of colleagues, the vacuum cleaner sets the best value for dust absorption. The automatic mode is also practical, as it regulates the suction power itself depending on the surface – and thus also conserves the battery. The operation is exemplary, if not quite on the level of the Miele vacuum cleaner. The disadvantages of the Dyson vacuum cleaner include the high weight of 3.1 kilograms and the very loud operating mode. At around 750 euros, the vacuum cleaner is not a bargain.

Cable or battery? The suction power is that good

Can a cordless vacuum cleaner deliver the same power as a corded model? After numerous tests in the laboratory, the CHIP colleagues come to the conclusion: It depends. Corded vacuum cleaners still do a better job on smooth surfaces such as parquet or tiles. This means that if in doubt, you have to clean more often with the cordless vacuum cleaner – or alternatively, as already mentioned, let the vacuum robot do the rough work. On carpets, on the other hand, the cordless vacuum cleaners are a real cleaning miracle thanks to their electric brushes, some of which even do a better job than their wired colleagues.

Are our cordless vacuum cleaners suitable for allergy sufferers?

With the exception of the Kobold VB100 (5-pack bag approx. 19 euros), all cordless vacuum cleaners in the test area are bagless. This means that a certain amount of dust contact when emptying and cleaning the container can hardly be avoided. Simple handling is therefore all the more important. Top solves the Dyson problem because here you can push the container into the garbage can with just one movement and only then open the flap to let the dust fall out. Cleaning the dust filter is also easy here.

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