In today’s fast-paced world, gadgets have proved to be the best inventions by humans, and what better example could I think of than the ‘Vacuum Cleaners’, which are helping millions of households all over the globe to live and breathe in a clean surrounding.
Evolution Of Vacuum Cleaners
As per the study, the 1st motorized cleaner was patented in London in the year 1901, and with time and ever-changing requirements, today we see a plethora of different models of vacuum cleaners in the market.
For households, in particular, there are around five versions of vacuums based on choice and popularity available in abundance in the market.
In this article, I would put the ‘Handheld’ model on the investigation table and understand more as for why it’s gradually becoming a prime choice for households across the globe.
As the name suggests, the USP of this appliance is its ‘compactness’. This product is aesthetically designed to bundle up all the features of a standard vacuum cleaner though with very few exceptions.
So, let’s take a sip of coffee and start exploring out the most astonishing features of this awesome product.
Handheld Vacuum Cleaners: Features & Benefits
1) Easy to use
This would come at the top of my list simply because this appliance can be used by anyone in the house, literally anyone!
Along with adults, even kids and elderly people are smart enough to use this, which helps to distribute the work load to some extent and in return, everyone gets a good ‘family time’.
Since they are so handy to operate, everyone in the house can use this with ease, without going through the ‘manuals’.
Also, it would make no sense to use a standard vacuum for just cleaning out a small mess done by your kid.
Thanks to technology, with the use of high-quality plastic materials along with fiber, the handheld vacuum is the very light weight which again adds an extra feather to its hat as anyone in the family can carry it around the house without any body ache.
By virtue of their size, handheld vacuums are clearly a winner among the other versions, the fact that they can be kept in any of the shelves in the house, rather than deciding a dedicated space for a vacuum.
The compactness of a handheld vacuum grants leverages to the user to use it as they like when they like.
Due to its sleek design, almost every inch of the house is accessible, be it the bookshelves, carpet, corners, cushions, or furniture.
If you have a cordless vacuum, you have the extra liberty to use it outside home –like car cleaning or even clearing out your garage dust.
3) Often a savior
Many times, small little household things can unknowingly slip out of your hands and go underneath some furniture, beds, or within the sofa cushions.
Although you know the area, you can’t extract it, or in a worst-case scenario, you might have bought a ring for your wife, and somehow the diamond on the top breaks away and drops down in the couch!
Not to worry as these handheld vacuums come with lots of attachments, and one of them is ‘pantyhose’ through the vacuum.
It sucks out the object, and the pantyhose stops it to go inside the internal garbage bin.
Handheld vacuums provide a variety of attachments, which can be plugged into serve numerous purposes, saving your life and of course lots of money too!
4) Select the right model
The fact that the handheld vacuums are designed keeping the ‘household segment’ in mind makes it more popular compared to its peers.
Depending upon the need, either you can buy a standard one with a cord, or you buy a cordless handheld vacuum.
Needless to say, since it's battery driven, you need to keep it charged before use and then can carry wherever you want to.
Secondly, you get an option to choose between a wet/dry functionality; also, there are various models, giving you different storage options.
In some, you have to pull out the bin whereas some have buttons, which push out the bin automatically when pressed.
As the consumer gets the choice to select an appliance as per the need, selecting the apt model is naturally very important feature to me.
5) Power & energy efficient
On the basis of the task, the handheld vacuum comes in multiple power options; some are specific to cleaning the wet/dry mess or for cleaning of cushions and carpets; some handhelds are designed only to pick up dog’s hair.
So, to cater to diverse needs, these little giants carry enough power. Normally, if you buy a 20V handheld vacuum, it would suffice the entire need of the house.
Moreover, with the advent of new technologies, you can get vacuums which can ‘auto-cut’ the power once they are fully charged which saves energy and minimizes the load on the monthly power bill.
6) Value for money
One of the catchiest features of a handheld vacuum is the price. Yes, even after bundling all the amazing features of a standard vacuum, it still doesn’t make a big hole in your pocket.
Depending upon the tasks performed and brands, the prices differ; however, thanks to a very competitive market, you can fetch a good handheld vacuum anywhere between 45-75USD.
Also, if you buy any of the attachments, the prices may go bit higher, but they still are worth it.
To sum up my experience, I would say having a handheld vacuum at home is definitely a value for money although it is a tiny gadget.
Yet it can deliver a strong performance when it comes to cleaning every nook and corner of your house, or be it the designer curtains, the cushions of your couch to the furniture’s, electronics.
Its portable and cordless feature bestows you the extra liberty to carry it along, almost everywhere.
Thanks to the varieties of models, it allows you the option to either have a storage bin inside the vacuum or without an internal storage.
So, if anyone is allergic to dust particles or suffering from asthma, it is highly advisable to collect the trash and get it out of your home.
Appliances are invented to make human life easy, so after scrutinizing the features, all I can say is - a handheld vacuum cleaner is a perfect winner in this category.