Many believe that cordless hoovers are not suitable for allergy sufferers because of their lower suction power. However, there are now some cordless alternatives that allergy sufferers can use without concern.
But what does a cordless vacuum cleaner for allergy sufferers have to offer?
Which Cordless Vacuum has a HEPA filter?
Many cordless vacuum cleaners are now equipped with a HEPA (particulate air) filter. This also includes those from the Dyson V series. ?
Among the cordless hoovers with HEPA filters in the test, the Dyson devices of the V series (compare our Dyson cordless hoovers in the test) performed exceptionally well. However, many well-known manufacturers have already developed their filter systems and use other HEPA or microfilters.
Which dust bags are suitable for allergy sufferers?
There are also special anti-allergy dust bags that reduce allergens. They act similar to filters and reduce the multiplication of bacteria, spores and fungi inside.
They should also have a high filtration capacity (HEPA filter) to retain fine particles.
Good cleaning performance and strong suction power
Of course, suction power is also crucial to ensuring that house dust and other allergens are safely removed from living spaces. ?
It should be consistently strong throughout the suction process. Unfortunately, the suction power is specified differently from manufacturer to manufacturer, making comparison difficult. Some manufacturers use the Airwatt measurement.
This can quickly lead to confusion, and, in principle, suction power alone is not decisive.
If you want to find out something about the cleaning power, then we naturally recommend independent tests such as ours.?
A long battery life
Battery life was a major drawback (and it still is with many models today). After all, it should be possible to vacuum for as long as possible without the suction power diminishing over time.
This problem has largely been solved!
In addition, a quick recharge should be guaranteed so that the device is soon ready for use again. Lithium-ion batteries have proved particularly useful here. Today's powerful cordless hoovers from the premium segment already have an operating time of over 60 minutes.
Enough time to clean most flats! ?
Easy handling and the 2 in 1 function
A huge advantage of cordless hoovers is their flexibility!
You can comfortably get to any part of the house without having to drag a heavy appliance and a cumbersome cord behind you.
Accordingly, the cordless hoover should be as light, manoeuvrable and handy as possible so that even the smallest and most hidden corners can be reached easily. You can also quickly attach a crevice tool if needed.
The 2-in-1 function
The 2-in-1 function is also one of the outstanding features of the cordless hoovers.
Thanks to the different attachments, you can also use the device to remove allergy-inducing dust from upholstery, furniture, objects and even the ceiling. (But more on that later). ?
Easy emptying and cleaning
For allergy sufferers, in particular, they must have as little contact as possible with the dust that is vacuumed up. Therefore, choosing a device that can be easily opened and emptied makes sense. ?
"Can allergies get worse after vacuuming?" That depends!
Some prefer hoovers with a bag, as this way they do not have to remove the dirt from the dust box manually, and thus fewer particles are rereleased.
There are also dust bags with an antibacterial coating. This ensures that bacteria, spores, mites, etc., cannot multiply inside. ?
The only cordless hoover with a bag worth mentioning that is currently on the market is the Kobold VB100 by Vorwerk from our review. It has also performed very well in tests because of its wiping attachment (also compare our best cordless vacuum and mop combo review) it has performed very well. In 2020, it was the test winner as a hoover for allergy sufferers with a bag.
However, there are also some good bagless alternatives where the dust container can be cleaned conveniently and quickly at the touch of a button. A hoover for allergy sufferers without a bag would be the V-series from the Dyson brand, which stood out with its very clever emptying function.
Furthermore, it’s important that the other hoover parts, such as the brush and tube, can be easily taken apart and cleaned. Because, to keep allergen exposure as low as possible, the vacuum cleaner should also be cleaned regularly. ?