The Best Cordless Vacuums (Under $100) For Sale on Amazon in 2018

Cordless vacuums cost more than corded models and they don't clean as well. 

These lightweight stick vacuums are convenient, though. A cordless vacuum gets it power from a rechargeable battery instead of a wall outlet. That removes the hassle of tripping over a wire, searching for a plug or running out of cord. Many cordless vacuums also turn into a Dustbuster-like handheld vacuum that's useful for small messes and car interiors.

Cordless vacuums aren't great on carpets, but they fare well on hard floors. Their batteries take hours to recharge, but only last between 10 minutes and an hour. Also, many cordless vacuums have a small dirt cup that fills quickly (and needs to be emptied often). 

Is a cordless vacuum worth it for you? It depends on how much you hate cords. You can score a decent (corded) stick vacuum for around $50. Expect to pay twice as much for a cordless model or five times as much for a decent robot vacuum.

Here are the best-reviewed cordless vacuums selling for less than $100 on Amazon:

Deik Vacuum Cleaner, Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with 28.8V Li-ion Battery Powered, Lightweight Rechargeable Bagless Stick Vacuum, Cyclonic HEPA Filtration System with Wall Mount, 2018 Upgraded

Avg. Price: $86 | Bargain Price: $64

Deik's cordless vacuum cleaner has a forward-facing light that makes it easier to spot messes on a hard floor (because the dirt casts a shadow). The vacuum cleans hardwood floors well and does an OK job on rugs and carpets, according to several Amazon customers. Some reviews mentioned that the battery takes a long time to recharge and doesn't last particularly long.

SilverOnyx X9 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Powerful 9Kpa 130w, Lightweight Stick Handheld Vacuum Carpet, Hard Floor & Pet. Cyclonic XL Dust Cup. Powerful 22.2 V Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery

Avg. Price: $100 | Bargain Price: $88

Several Amazon customers described this SilverOnyx vacuum as "good, but not great." It gets high marks for its cleaning capabilities, battery life and quiet operation, but some reviewers complained that the vacuum's connecting tubes, accessories and charging cord are too short.

Makita XLC02R1B 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Cordless Vacuum Kit (2.0Ah)

Avg. Price: $100 | Bargain Price: $92

Makita's cordless vacuum works well on hard flooring, but struggles on carpets, according to several Amazon reviews. Some tall customers wished this vacuum was a few inches longer. Also, some reviews say that the vacuum’s plastic parts feel fragile.

John DeFeo