10Rate Announces its Top 10 Mini Vacuums for 2012 | Eureka and Dirt Devil Win Best Quality and Best Value Awards

Share Article

10Rate.com editors and reviewers rate and review the 2012 best handheld vacuums on a scale of 1 to 10.

Black & Decker PHV1810

The Black & Decker PHV1810 earned second place in overall ranking on 10rate's Top 10 Handheld Vacuums list.

A powerful hand-held vacuum that’s also energy efficient, this Dirt Devil model has 15.6 volts of power. Lightweight and easily portable, this Dirt Devil recharges quickly and saves energy by drawing in additional energy at a trickle only as needed.

10Rate reviewers and staff selected 10 of the best mini vacuums for 2012, assigning each a numerical rating as well as awarding three models that stood out for quality, value, and budget. Testing and consideration for this Mini Vacuums Top 10 list were given based on spot cleaning performance and this set of six criteria:

1. Lightweight and easy to maneuver
2. Easy to clean out the bag/dust container and filters
3. Powerful suction and thorough cleaning
4. Relatively quiet operation
5. Long power cord or a long battery life
6. Onboard attachments like a crevice tool and brush

The annual Best Handheld Vacuum 2012 awards list was headed by the Eureka 71B, winning the Best Quality spot and a near flawless 9.5 out of 10 rating. The review noted several strengths of the hand-held vacuum cleaner as follows: “A heavy-duty mini vacuum, the Eureka 71B cleans deep into carpets and upholstery, picking up dust particles and pet hair with ease. With a riser visor, you can use the vacuum horizontally or vertically, which makes it incredibly effective on stairs. The onboard crevice tool gets into tight nooks and crannies, so you can reach all the little spaces in your car where dust and dirt collect. We liked how neatly the cord wraps up and how the compact machine fits in a closet or drawer easily.”

10rate's editors also gave the Best Value Mini Vacuum award to the Dirt Devil BD10045RED. With a rating of 9 out of 10, the review boasted, “A powerful hand-held vacuum that’s also energy efficient, this Dirt Devil model has 15.6 volts of power. It’s effective at cleaning deep into carpets and upholstery and also makes a handy tool for cleaning the car. We especially liked the flip-down crevice tool for the ease it provides in reaching narrow spaces. Lightweight and easily portable, this Dirt Devil recharges quickly and saves energy by drawing in additional energy at a trickle only as needed.”

Additionally, the Best Budget award from the Top 10 Best Mini Vacuums list went to the Hog Wild Robo Vacuum, for which Rowland noted, “A conversation starter if nothing else, the Hog Wild Robo Vacuum is a mini vacuum in the shape of a domed robot with little poseable arms. You can dress up your office desk or bookshelf with this gizmo, which is fairly effective at picking up dust, crumbs, and pencil shavings. It works decently as a vacuum as long as you use it on hard, flat surfaces; don’t expect it to clean your couch cushions or car. Kids will love it; so will those family members who frequently leave a crumb mess on the counter.”

Black & Decker and Bissell were both featured for multiple models each in 10rate's Handheld Vacuum Reviews. One such Bissell Vacuum, the 33A1 Pet Hair Eraser, earned fourth place in overall ranking. With a rating of 8.5 out of 10, the review stated, “A convenient tool for any pet owner, the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser effectively removes long and short pet hair from hardwoods, carpets, upholstery, and cars. Featuring a rounded, ergonomic handle, the device is incredibly lightweight. The long 16-foot cord lets you cover an entire room without worrying about charging up the vacuum or having to switch outlets.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company's web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the company’s expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the company’s editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Rena Day
10rate
404-352-7076
Email >
Visit website

Media

10Rate