A vacuum cleaner can be defined as a machine that employs an air pump to build a partial vacuum so as to suck up dirt and dust, mostly from floors and other surfaces. The dirt or dust is secured in a cyclone or dust bag which can later be emptied. A vacuum cleaner can be used either in a home, an office, a hospital or even in schools. They handle a lot of cleaning with ease and over a short period of time.

There are many vacuum cleaners in the market today, but for anyone looking for a lightweight option the best style is the stick vacuum cleaner. The stick vacuum cleaners are ideal for small apartments or homes. They leave the floor very clean. However, if you need to deep clean a carpet you will probably need a more powerful vacuum cleaner.

There are cordless and corded stick vacuums. The user will only need to choose the one they feel is ideal for them. The best way to determine the correct option is to determine the duration of time for which you will be using the device. Corded vacuums will never run out of power and are ideal for larger spaces or longer cleanings. Cordless vacuums, on the other hand, are less of a hassle with changing outlets and tangled cords. The cordless vacuum batteries tend to only last for 15 to 30 minutes, however.


– Stick Vacuums are ideal for absorbing crumbs, hair, dust and dry messes on rugs and hardwoods.

– They are extremely light in weight and compact; they typically weight less than ten or even 5 pounds.

– Most of these models have removable handles so they can be converted into handheld vacuums.

– They are less noisy compared to the heavy duty vacuums.

– They include most of the tools that are found on the full size vacuums.

– They are mostly available at very affordable prices.


– They are not ideal for cleaning rooms that have wall to wall carpeting.

– The do not clean thick carpets well.

– The waste cups are much smaller so they require regular emptying.

What to Consider

Each and every brand has different models and each model has its own advantages. Here are some things to look out for when purchasing a stick vacuum:

Cost: How much is the cleaner? Are the replacements easy to find? Are they cheap or are they expensive? Can you afford it?

Warranty: Does it have a warranty? Do reviews say that the device is prone to breaking?