Cordless Vacuums: Everything you need to know

Thinking of going Cordless with your next vacuum cleaner? Here’s everything you need to know about Cordless vacuums - including comparisons to cordless models, and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions...

What is the battery life of a Cordless Hoover?

Most cordless vacuums will give you up to 30 minutes of high-powered cleaning on a single charge. For most households, this is more than enough time to achieve a deep clean across hardwood, tiled, or carpeted floors in every room.

Our HF500 Cordless Vacuum gives you up to 45 minutes of cleaning time, while our HF9 Cordless gives you up to 30 minutes of high-powered cleaning with *no loss of suction.

Are Cordless vacuums as powerful as Corded?

It’s a common misconception that cordless vacuums are less powerful than their corded counterparts. While this may be true with some models, most modern lithium-ion battery powered cordless models can deliver just as much suction power as corded vacuums.

The Hoover HF9 has twice the suction power of Shark’s best-selling cordless vacuum, with an impressive turbo mode to deliver high-powered cleaning on all household surfaces.

Which Cordless Hoover has the strongest suction?

The most powerful cordless hoover is the HF9 Cordless Stick - with twice the suction power of Shark’s best-selling cordless vacuum, and an impressive turbo mode designed for tackling stubborn dirt on all surfaces.

The HF9 also features an ANTI-TWIST floorhead, which actively prevents hair wrapping around the brush bar while you clean. This makes maintenance easy, allowing you to clean for longer without worrying about replacing the brush.

Are Cordless Vacuum batteries replaceable? 

Hoover’s cordless vacuums come with replaceable lithium-ion batteries. The HF9 also features a double battery model, which comes as standard with an additional removable battery for extra runtime.

Are Cordless Vacuums better than Corded?

The answer is: it depends. If you’re looking for portability, lightweight features, and easy storage, then cordless vacuums come out on top. Corded vacuums provide unlimited runtime, which can be handy if you need to clean larger homes and a wider range of surfaces.

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Benefits of Cordless Vacuums

Here are some of the key benefits of cordless vacuums:

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Plug-in charging with extensive runtime
  • Replaceable lithium-ion batteries
  • Perfect for cleaning cars and buildings away from the home
  • No limitations on reach thanks to the lack of a power cord

Benefits of Corded Vacuums

Here are some of the key benefits of corded vacuums:

  • Plug-in, with unlimited runtime
  • No need to replace battery packs
  • Often larger bin capacity
  • Usually feature a hose for additional vertical reach


*Based on tests measured according to EN 60312-1 clauses 5.7 and 5.9.