The Pros and Cons of Owning a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

I have a confession to make. I’m not always as neat and tidy as I should be. In fact, it’s kind of hard for me to keep my house clean because most of the time, I can’t find any of the tools that would help me do so! It’s a sad reality but one that is very common among people who don’t like cleaning their homes–we just can’t seem to locate the right tool when we need it.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Zazzy Home

But now, with cordless vacuums on the market, this problem could be a thing of the past because they’re easy enough to carry around and store in your home wherever you might need them! And if you think about how often we use these vacuum cleaners at work or at school, they make a lot more sense than the old models, don’t they?

There are some good reasons to purchase a cordless vacuum cleaner, but there are some bad ones as well. Let’s take a closer look at these pros and cons to see if it might be the right decision for you.

What Are Cordless Vacuum Cleaners?

Cordless vacuum cleaners give you the freedom to clean almost anywhere in your home without having to use an extension cord. They work like regular upright or canister vacuums, but they lack a power cord and instead have a rechargeable battery pack for power. Some cordless vacuums can run for short periods when they are plugged into an electrical outlet, while others must be used only when unplugged.

Some people find cordless vacuums to be more convenient than standard vacuum cleaners because you don’t have to deal with a long power cord. Just pick up the lightweight vacuum and start cleaning – no need to plug it in. Cordless models tend to be smaller, lighter, and easier to use on stairs and other difficult spaces because they are so maneuverable. You do not have to worry about running over the cord while cleaning around furniture.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Zazzy Home

Cordless Vacuum Cleaners: The Pros

As you’d expect, cordless vacuum cleaners are lightweight and fairly quiet compared to their more muscle-bound relatives. They’re also very easy to maneuver in tight spaces where you need to be careful about not knocking things over or pushing them around. But the big advantage with cordless models is that they can be moved around easily as they don’t have a cable getting under your feet and tripping you up.

Many models come with attachments (including rotating brushes) that are either stored onboard the cleaner itself or in a box somewhere in the house, which can then be quickly attached without any hassle when they are needed.

This makes them suitable not just for vacuuming but also for cleaning hard-to-reach areas such as under furniture and stairs, as well as upholstery, car seats, and curtains. So, for instance, if you want to clean out the car quickly in between dropping off and picking up your kids from school, then this kind of cleaner would be ideal for reaching everywhere without having to carry it! The battery-powered Dyson V6 Absolute (Est. $500) even has an attachment specifically for this purpose.

There is one very obvious pro of owning a cordless model–you don’t need to deal with cords! I think that most people can agree that dealing with cords or wires of any kind can sometimes be frustrating and annoying, especially when trying to clean them up after vacuuming. You may have even tripped over your vacuum cord in the past (I know I have!), but with cordless models, this is one less thing you have to worry about, and it makes vacuuming more convenient as well.

Then there’s the fact that they’re easier than a normal vacuum cleaner to store in small spaces or in cabinets when you’re not using them. You won’t need to find a place for your cord or even wrap it up neatly like you would with the old-style corded models! This makes them much more portable and easy to clean whenever you want without requiring too much effort on your part.

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Zazzy Home

Cordless Vacuum Cleaners: The Cons

There are some disadvantages of owning a cordless model, though, including the fact that they don’t typically have as much suction power. This makes them much more difficult to use on carpets, and it means you’ll need to replace the batteries more often than you would with a normal vacuum cleaner.

Another downside to cordless models is that most only work on hard floors and not carpets–if they do work on carpets, then their suction power isn’t nearly as strong as it could be compared with other options. So really, this detail is just a big downer for most people who use traditional vacuum cleaners.

I think if you have hardwood or laminate floors, there’s a lot to be said for owning one of these appliances, but they’re truly only suitable for those types of flooring. They’re also not recommended for anyone who has allergies and can’t afford to replace the batteries frequently, which means that this option may not be ideal for some as well.

The most common complaint I’ve seen has to do with the fact that it doesn’t work on carpets at all–which is something a customer definitely needs to consider before buying one of these products because if you have lots of carpeting in your home, then you won’t be able to use this vacuum cleaner effectively.

Those who own one complain that it’s hard to pull around because there isn’t any suction power when used on carpets, which means you’ll be using this device strictly for

The main problem with these products, though, is that if you want a good power rating, the battery runs out very quickly, meaning it’s best suited for spot jobs or smaller areas. And replacing and recharging batteries costs extra money too. So another thing to be aware of when choosing one of these models is that some have limited run times (one hour or less) before having to recharge them and others are only.

There is no doubt about it, though–we’re now living in an age where cordless models are the standard, and old-style models are being phased out, so we should consider our options carefully before purchasing one!

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Zazzy Home


The question now becomes, should you buy one? There are some pros and cons of owning a cordless vacuum cleaner so let’s explore some of these and see if it might be the right decision for you!

Thanks for reading. Comment below with your thoughts on this topic and what other information we can provide to help make an informed decision.


Meet Jeff. For the last 10 years, he's been repairing and fixing problem homes - from leaky roofs to faulty wiring. He started blogging about his experiences as a way to help others who might be struggling with home repairs, and he's become something of an expert in the field. Jeff is always up for a challenge, and he loves sharing his tips and advice with others. When it comes to home repairs, Jeff knows what he's talking about. So if you're looking for some help and guidance, be sure to check out his latest guide!

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