How to Pick the Perfect Stickvac

Stick vacuums take the hard work out of keeping your floors clean. Lightweight and efficient, these vacuums offer effortless portability and the convenience of cordless battery power. They’re perfect for taking care of common household messes, and they’re easy to store out of the way.
At Godfreys, we’ve got a large range of stickvacs, and we want you to choose the best stick vacuum for your home. Here we’ve shared everything you need to know about stick vacuums, so you’ll be ready to make an informed choice when it comes to investing in a new cleaning machine.




Why You’ll Love Your Stickvac


Why haul a heavy vacuum cleaner around the house when you could easily freshen up your carpets with a lightweight stick vacuum? Consider these benefits when buying a stickvac.

   


Versatility

Stick vacuums are designed for easy steering around furniture and tight corners. Many of our stickvacs include additional accessories to help clean those hard-to-reach spaces. Some of them also feature detachable handvacs for convenient car cleaning and small spills.

Easy to Use

Using a stickvac doesn’t require much muscle, as many models only weigh a couple of kilograms. Since they’re often lighter than corded vacuums, they let you clean large surface areas quickly and easily.

Superior Safety

While corded vacuums may offer extra power, they often come with certain safety hazards. A stick vacuum allows you to move freely without tripping over the cord or needing to switch between power outlets, which is particularly beneficial if you have stairs or younger children.





Types of Stickvacs


Thanks to their cord-free design, most stickvacs have a similar look. However, each model comes with a unique set of features.

2-in-1 Stickvacs


2-in-1 stickvacs make cleaning confined spaces less of a hassle. If you need to freshen up your benchtops, furniture or inside your car, simply detach the handvac component and make the most of portable suction power.

High-Tech Stickvacs


All stickvacs feature advanced cordless technology, but some models come with especially cutting-edge features. From multi-stage filtration systems to extra-long-lasting batteries, advanced cleaning features can be found in many stickvac models.

Allergy Stickvacs


Some stickvacs can reduce the symptoms of allergies or asthma. These types of vacuums typically feature HEPA filters, which trap tiny dust particles and allergens to improve the air quality in your home.



Choosing the Right Stickvac for Your Home


If you’re trying to compare stick vacuums, consider each model’s different features and how they align with your household’s cleaning needs. Here are the top things to consider when comparing Stickvac models:

Cost


Stick vacuums can cost anywhere from $50 to over $1,000. It really comes down to finding the stickvac that has the features you want and fits your budget. If you’re looking for a stick vacuum to handle most of your carpet cleaning, it’s worth spending a little more to get that extra performance. But if you just need a quick way to clean the car or spot-clean before guests arrive, a basic model might make a better addition to your cupboard.

Vacuuming Accessories


If you’re looking for a versatile cleaning machine, stickvac vacuums often come with crevice tools and upholstery attachments for above-floor cleaning.

Boost Mode


While stickvacs can handle common household messes, boost mode delivers extra suction power for tackling tough cleaning jobs.

Maintenance


To save on maintenance costs, consider investing in a stick vacuum that comes with reusable bags and filters.



Tips for Using Your Stick Vacuum


Stickvacs are designed to be user-friendly, but there are still tips and tricks you can employ to maximise your vacuum’s cleaning efficiency.

Recharge Your Stickvac’s Batteries


Extend your vacuum’s battery life by charging your stickvac after every use. This will also ensure the battery is always ready to go.

Use the Right Accessories


Your vacuum’s accessories aren’t just for decoration. Use your stick vacuum’s cleaning tools to get the best results.

Maintain Your Vacuum


Washing your stickvac’s filters regularly (or replacing them according to your vacuum’s instruction manual) will keep your vacuum running at peak performance for longer.

Store It Somewhere Safe


Extend the lifespan of your stick vacuum and its charger by storing them somewhere cool and dry, such as in a cleaning cupboard, under the bed, or in a corner.

Dispose of Dust Regularly


Stickvacs have compact dust canisters that need to be emptied regularly to prevent the vacuum’s performance from suffering.


Our Favourite Stick Vacuums

Not all stick vacuums are created equal. These models stand out from the pack.

Wertheim Evolution Handstick




Why we love it:

  • Runs for up to 50 minutes on a single charge
  • Cyclone technology and HEPA filtration keep the air in your home healthy
  • Includes a mini motorised pet brush

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      Hoover Quickstick Handstick




      Why we love it:

      • Includes a crevice tool and dusting brush for versatile cleaning
      • Quick-release roller brush for hassle-free maintenance
      • 2-in-1 design

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          Hoover Ultra Light Handstick 21.6V




          Why we love it:

          • Motorised power head for efficient carpet cleaning
          • Easily converts to a handvac
          • Includes Continuous Mode, so you don’t need to hold down the trigger while cleaning

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              I-Vac X10 Handstick




              Why we love it:

              • Swivel floor head for easy manoeuvrability
              • Motorised powerhead for effective pickup of embedded dust
              • Advanced cyclonic system traps debris inside the vacuum while maintaining suction power

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                  Sauber Advance Handstick




                  Why we love it:

                  • High-efficiency Japanese brushless motor
                  • Includes a unique 4-stage filtration system for a healthier and cleaner home
                  • Two speed settings – boost mode for maximum power and low power for longer runtime

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                      Hoover Vortex Pro Stickvac




                      Why we love it:

                      • 8-piece accessory set for cleaning your entire home
                      • HEPA exhaust filter for trapping fine dust particles
                      • Impressive 28-minute runtime