The multi-task hand-held vacuum cleaner

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A standard vacuum cleaner is often large enough and too heavy to be used in high locations and tight areas. That's where handheld vacuums come in, making it easier to maneuver around the toughest corners with a compact design and light weight. Those who decide to acquire a portable vacuum cleaner will also find that this device is an interesting and almost indispensable addition to any other cleaning equipment.

Concepts and accessories for portable vacuum cleaners

Handheld vacuums are generally cordless. They can come in the form of a "dustbuster" and / or in the style of a stick. Cordless broom cleaners look like thinner versions of an upright vacuum. They have no drawstring, but should still be used by pushing back and forth like on "upright". As they are battery powered, they have a fairly limited run time and are better suited for small cleaning jobs.

Entry-level models have a design similar to the dustpan. They also have fewer specialist tools and attachments. This does not mean that they have less suction power or that they are less maneuverable, however. A good handheld vacuum should at least have a crack tool to help clean out really tight spaces. Some models have turbo brushes to quickly pick up animal hair. They can also be fitted with upholstery brushes and a mini flexible hose for cleaning chairs and curtains. (Read the guide for good choose your vacuum cleaner)

Convenience and maneuverability of portable vacuums

The handheld vacuum cleaner is like a smaller, portable version of a traditional vacuum cleaner. The main advantage of a portable vacuum cleaner is its convenience. Indeed, this type of device is generally used for cleaning cars or vacuuming animal hair.

Le poids et la taille de l’appareil sont des aspects primordiaux de son efficacité. Le poids de ce genre d’équipement varie entre 0.7 kg et 2.3kg. La plupart des modèles ont un poids de 1.5kg. La capacité moyenne du réservoir à poussière d’un aspirateur portable est 0,5 litre, ce qui est nettement plus petit que celui des aspirateurs conventionnels dont la moyenne est de 5 litres. L’autonomie de la batterie peut aller de 5 min à toute une demi-heure. La durée de vie influe également sur le temps de charge, qui peut parfois être d’une journée entière. Certains modèles ont un voyant lumineux pour indiquer le niveau de batterie et sont rechargeables avec un cordon enfichable. Il existe aussi des stations d’accueil et de recharge pour aspirateur portable qui peuvent être fixées à un mur. Certains modèles ont des dimensions et des tailles encore plus réduites, ce qui diminue énormément leur durée de vie et leur autonomie. Contrairement aux aspirateurs ‘stick’, ils ne prétendent pas remplacer toutes les fonctions d’un modèle à cordes conventionnel. Ils sont aussi plus difficiles à manœuvrer sur les grandes surfaces, car leur poignée est trop courte. (source: Which stick vacuum to choose?)

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