Hoovering is no ones favourite task, especially with bulky machines, tangled wires and hard-to-reach plug sockets to content with.
Enter: cordless vacuum cleaners. Thanks to advances in technology, these clever appliances are just as good as their corded counterparts and make cleaning a breeze.
We've compiled our top 12 cordless vacuum cleaners, from big-name brands such as Dyson, Shark and Samsung.
Each have a speedy set up and strong suction – perfect for ridding pet hair, dirt and dust from your hard and soft flooring.
For the majority of models, battery life on cordless options tend to last up to 60 minutes, so these tools will come in handy for everyday cleaning and whizzing around small homes and spaces.
Some are luxury investments while other cost less than £100, so no matter your needs or budget, we've got you covered.
The best cordless vacuum cleaners to buy now
Dyson V15 Detect Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £629.99 from John Lewis
With its lightweight design and attachment heads, the Dyson V15 makes light work of dust, dirt and pet hair. It measures dust particles and automatically adjusts the suction power when needed, has a hair screw tool to fid hair from carpet fibres, a crevice tool for hard-to-reach areas. And best of all? A reach-under tool to clean under low furniture.
Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner | £245 (was £319.99) from Amazon
Shark is a fine make of vacuum cleaner and well worth the high price tag. This cordless stick design is an Amazon bestseller with customers rating its ability to suction up pet hair, how easy it is to empty, the boost button for particularly dirty areas and impressive battery life.
HOOVER H-Free 100 Pets HF122RPT Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £119 from Currys
If you're looking to bag yourself a cordless vacuum, try this Hoover design. Retailing for hundreds less than its competitors, it's made for regular cleaning, especially when it comes to pesky pet hair. It's lightweight with LED nozzle lights to highlight areas you may have missed, and it comes with a wall-mount docking station for storage on the go.
Tower T513003BLG RVL30 Plus Cordless 3-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner | £74.99 (was £84.99) from Amazon
This is a decent model for under £100, with many five-star reviews on Amazon. One customer wrote: "This is a great little hoover. It looks lovely, is very easy to use and very light. It charges in about 4.5 hours and each charge lasts ages: hoovering a three-bed house every other day, the battery lasts about three weeks."
Vax ONEPWR Blade 4 Stick Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £165 from John Lewis
Vax is well loved for its suction ability and this cordless vacuum does a stellar job of cleaning carpets. It maintains a consistent performance with 45 minutes of runtime, a removable bin for easy emptying, and a detachable unit designed to tackling stairs, pet hair, cars and upholstery.
BELDRAY Airgility Max BEL0813NRG Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £77.99 (was £90.99) from Currys
Another affordable model is this Beldray design. It boasts a 50-minute battery life, a crevice tool for nooks and crannies, a self storage hook and a 1.2-litre capacity. The brush tool also works a treat on carpet and upholstery.
Miele Triflex HX2 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £499 from John Lewis
Miele is a big player in the vacuum cleaner market and this cordless design is just as efficient as its corded options. It has three running modes – curtains/soft furnishing, rugs/hardfloors and carpets – and has a wide brush which automatically adjusts roller speed and power depending on floor type.
Bosch BCHF220GB Series 2 ProClean Ready'y 2 in 1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £149 from John Lewis
Costing less than £150, this is convenient way to stay on top of your cleaning to-do list. Lightweight and compact, it has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery which delivers a run time of 44 minutes, with no cables to untangle. The mobile nozzle joint makes it versatile enough to reach under furniture and around small spaces in your car, too.
SHARK Anti Hair Wrap with PowerFins IZ300UKT Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £329 from Currys
Earning a second spot in our round up is Shark, who has an extensive range of vacuums to shop from. This model has a run time of 60 minutes, anti-hair wrap technology and a brush roll to lift dirt from even the dirtiest of carpets.
Samsung Jet 75 Pet Cordless Vacuum Cleaner | £329 from John Lewis
Dog hair driving you mad? Add this Samsung device to your basket. One John Lewis shopper said: "I was pleasantly surprised at how well this vacuum worked when i first used it. I vacuumed my living room carpet, linoleum kitchen floor and even some big area rugs. The amount of dirt and dog/cat hair that it sucked up was unbelievable."
Gtech Pro 2 | £199 from Gtech
Thanks to a rotating brush bar, this Gtech vacuum acts fast to collect dirt gathering carpets and upholstery. works deep down in carpets. It has 12 cleaning modes, is equally efficient on hard flooring and has triple layer filtration.
Bissell Crosswave Cordless Max | £389 (was £429) from Very
Stay on top of spillages and mess with this versatile vacuum that's made with larger household in mind. It has multi-surface cleaning abilities and two separate tanks – one for water, one for dirty water – so you can hoover, mop and dry floors in one go. Whether it's scrubbing floors or freshening up carpets, it can do it all.