Not everyone needs a large, powerful vacuum, and this compact stick model is perfect for small tasks and small spaces.
Powered by a lithium battery so you can clean cordlessly. Charges fast. Stick design is lightweight and a breeze to move around the house. Affordable. Backed by one-year warranty. Fairly small footprint, which makes it popular for dorms and apartments.
Prone to clogs. Not as powerful as full-sized models, plus it tends to lose suction over time.
Small and easy to assemble, this option works great for dorm or apartment use.
Hand-vacuum attaches to the stick and can be quickly removed for harder-to-reach spaces or upholstery. On-board crevice tool offers additional extension. Filter can be removed and rinsed. For use on hardwood floors or rugs with a low pile.
Not the best option for larger spaces or thick carpet.
A 3-in-1 option that offers a 10-inch cleaning path when using the brushroll.
Can be used as a handheld vacuum. Has a 15-foot cord, easy to empty dirt cup, and an attached crevice tool. Features Scatter Guard Technology for preventing dirt from going all over and has a 10-inch wide brushroll. Switches conveniently from carpet to hard floor.
The handle will often come out of the brushroll.
A suitable daily-use vacuum cleaner that can be used as an upright or hand vacuum.
Model is lightweight and straightforward to use. The brushroll can be used on carpet, hardwood, or tile. Dirt cup holds up to 4 liters of debris and is emptied out easily. Converts to handheld-vac as needed for smaller jobs such as stairs or the couch.
Better for light to medium vacuuming jobs. It’s reported to be pretty loud.
A vacuum with multi-purpose functionality, this option can be used as an upright, handheld, or dust mop.
Lightweight design that can be stored without taking up much room. Great for quick clean-ups on hardwood floors or low-pile carpeted areas. The brushroller head can be switched out for the floor mop that targets areas in need of dusting such as baseboards and corners.
Suction power is a bit lacking, according to some customers.
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A Dirt Devil Stick vacuum gives you the lightweight form and maneuverability of a handheld vacuum with the extra reach of an upright. When choosing a Dirt Devil model stick vacuum, pay attention to the mode of lift. Some offer a roller brush in addition to the basic vacuum suction. The vacuum suction works best on hard surfaces. The roller function helps pick up hair and other hard to grab debris. Some of the stick vacuums allow you to detach the basic unit for traditional handheld maneuverability. Dirt Devil stick vacuums are bagless. Choose between corded or cordless.