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The Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners

A good handheld vacuum can help you power through hard-to-reach messes—but only if you buy the right model.

By Published Oct. 31, 2022

What You Need To Know

The best handheld vacuums prioritize portability and convenience without sacrificing suction power or efficiency. They’re ideal for tackling small to moderate messes and getting into hard-to-access areas. Our winner, the Black + Decker 20V MAX Cordless Pivot Vac, has a unique pivoting nozzle that allows you to easily navigate under furniture or below car seats. Its impressive suctio...