Have you ever spent valuable time grumbling about the fact that you have to dig out the vacuum for just that small mess instead of just getting it cleaned up?
If the answer is yes, then you definitely are in the market for an electric broom!
Basically, these devices are -as their name suggests- a cross between broom and vacuum cleaner. They are typically upright, handheld devices without any bells and whistles. Thanks to their versatility, manoeuvrability and the simple fact that they are cordless, they are super easy to just get out of the closet at the drop of a hat.
And this, ultimately, makes electric brooms the most valuable alley you can have against those small everyday messes we all fight a running battle with.
To help you pick the right one for your life, have a look at the following list of our picks for best electric brooms:
Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner BH50010
Hoover’s Linx stick vacuum transforms everyday cleaning.
The versatile, sleek design combines perfectly with its powerful, fade-free lithium-ion battery powered upright performance and gives you easy access and deep cleaning in every circumstance.
Furthermore, the Linx is also the only stick vacuum with Hoover’s patented WindTunnel technology and cyclonic filtration. Both of these factors combine to give you a truly stress-free, super-easy time cleaning up those little daily messes.
The Hoover is super lightweight, comes with an extreme reclining handle (to reach even further under any furniture), has edge cleaning bristles to remove dirt, dust, and pet hair from those hard-to-reach places, and is perfect for use on any floor-type.
- Stick vacuum
- Fade-free lithium-ion battery
- Hoover WindTunnel technology
- Cyclonic filtration
- Extreme reclining handle
- Edge cleaning bristles
- Super lightweight (under 10 pounds)
- Around 20 min battery life
Bissell Perfect Sweep Turbo 28806
Bissell’s Perfect Sweep Turbo is a motorised sweeper that astonishes with up to 60 minutes of cordless cleaning time.
The sweeper is lightweight and versatile, and thus perfect for picking up dirt from underneath furniture or hard-to-reach nooks and crannies. It is safe to use on carpets, rugs, and hard floors and a great solution for those in-between-cleaning spills.
Some of the perks of this device include an easy-to-remove, top-loading dirt container, near-silent operation that won’t disturb family or pets, and super easy storage as the Perfect Sweep Turbo lays flat and comes with a hanging loop in the handle.
- Motorised sweeper
- Up to 60 minutes cleaning time
- Lightweight (4lbs)
- Top-loading dirt container
- Silent operation
- Easy to store
Ontel Swivel Sweeper Max
Ontel’s Swivel Sweeper Max is a powerful electric broom that cleans floors fast. It works on all floor types (best on hard floor or low pile carpet), swivels 360 degrees and easily reaches every hidden spot in your home.
The Swivel Sweeper is cordless and rechargeable and gives you up to 45 minutes of cleaning time. It is ultra lightweight, easy to use, and comes with a Four Quad-Brush technology that picks up dirt and dust on all four sides. Furthermore, the bristles are removable, which allows for quick and easy removal of tangled hair.
- Motorised sweeper
- Run time of up to 45 minutes
- For all floor types
- Swivels 360°
- Four Quad-Brush Technology
- Removable, washable bristles
- Ultra lightweight (2 lbs!)
Makita XLC02R1B Compact Cordless Vacuum Kit
The Makita XLC02R1B is a compact and powerful cordless vacuum with strong suction for fast and efficient cleaning. It is incredibly versatile and can be used as a classic ‘hand-vac’, or with the floor nozzle extension for floors, carpets, and hard-to-reach spaces.
The vacuums comes with a fast-charging 18V lithium-ion battery that provides up to 15 minutes of uninterrupted cleaning time. It is super lightweight, particularly for a vacuum, at just 2.7 lbs, and comes with a super ergonomic design and soft grip for an even more comfortable user experience.
With its redesigned floor nozzle, improved manoeuvrability, and debris collection, as well as super strong suction power and a bagless 2-stage cloth filtration system, the XLC02R1B is designed for superbly fast and efficient cleaning.
- Cordless vacuum
- Fast-charging 18V lithium-ion battery
- Up to 15 minutes cleaning time
- Use as “hand vac” or upright vacuum (with floor nozzle attached)
- Strong suction
- Bagless 2-stage cloth filtration system
- Incredibly lightweight (2.7 lbs)
Shark DuoClean IF201 IONFlex Cordless Vacuum
Shark’s IF2o1 is a powerful and flexible vacuum cleaner that is incredibly versatile. It also comes with a removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery that gives you up to 30 minutes of cleaning time.
The vacuum comes with two astonishing pieces of technology: the MultiFLEX technology that allows for extra flexible reach under furniture, and the DuoClean technology that features a bristle brush for deep-cleaning carpets and an additional soft brush roll that pulls in larger particles and gives hard floors a polished look.
The Shark, which easily converts into a handheld vacuum, comes with a duster crevice tool, a dusting brush, a wide upholstery tool as well as an anti-allergen dust brush and can be stored free-standing for your convenience.
- Flexible, versatile vacuum cleaner
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Up to 30 minutes run-time
- MultiFLEX technology for easy access in the smallest spaces
- DuoClean Technology (= bristle brush for carpets and soft brush for polishing)
- Converts into handheld vacuum
- Convenient, free-standing storage
- 8.7 lbs
Q: Vacuum or motorised sweeper?
That depends entirely on your needs.
As a rule of thumb, vacuums provide a better cleaning experience when you are dealing with crumbs, and they can often be used as a handheld as well. Batteries tend to run out quicker, though.
Motorised sweepers, on the other hand, have a much longer battery time, and tend to be much lighter.
Q: Do electric brooms work on all floor types?
Yes, generally speaking, they do.
Both vacuums and motorised sweepers do great on hard floors; vacuums typically can deal equally well with short- and long-piled carpets; motorised sweeps do better with shorter piles.
Q: What is the best tip you can give me before buying?
Try and find the best mash-up of battery life and price for your needs!
If you, for example, just want to clean up the occasional pile of crumbs under your dinner table, then you will not need a long battery life, but might want to go for good suction.
If you have pets and want to clean up hair and dirt in-between your normal cleaning days, a motorised sweeper might give you a better experience.
In other words, think first about the vacuum vs. motorised sweeper question, and then decide by the price-attachment-flexibility ratio.