We understand vacuuming to be a dreaded chore – one which entails hauling heavy machinery around the home while searching for long-forgotten power outlets, so we compiled the following list of cordless vacuum cleaners, narrowing down the list to five essential brands with a presence in Malaysia so that you don’t have to use terms like “Freight on Board” if you find yourself in need of replacement parts or repairs.
1. Dyson V8 Absolute
Perhaps the only appliance manufacturer with aspirations of producing electric cars in the near future, Dyson makes this list on account of its local manufacturing and distribution network, in addition to the revolutionary technology expressed in the V8 Absolute – essentially a hand-held device with a motor powerful enough for it to be turned into a full-fledged vacuum cleaner by clipping on a length of pipe for reach. The heart of the device, the diminutive V8 digital motor, has found mention in engineering circles with its designed balance of small size, low weight, power efficiency, high rotational speed, and durability.
2. Electrolux ZB3233B
Being the minds behind the world’s first vacuum cleaner, Electrolux has an especially strong motivation to meet and exceed its legacy. The ZB3233B from Electrolux is a bagless vacuum designed to eject its hand-held component with the push of a button for light cleaning. It is also powered by a lithium battery for prolonged bouts of cordless mobility, and equipped with a unique head containing a UV light for deep microbial cleaning of bedding or mattresses.
3. Faber FVC Flexi 201
While the Faber brand is more synonymous with home appliances for the kitchen – considering that they were the first to produce an air extraction hood, they have applied their experience in the field of rapid air extraction to the FVC Flexi 201, which contains all the expected features of a 21st-century cordless vacuum cleaner (including a pop-up handheld component and a LED-lit head that swivels up to 180 degrees) in a relatively affordable package designed for global appeal.
4. Hitachi PV-XD200
The same corporation that helped to develop Japan’s civil infrastructure provides us with the PV-XD200. This cordless vacuum cleaner distinguishes itself with an auto-drive head that makes cleaning carpets easier and a safety mechanism that stops the rotation of the brush when the head is lifted – a useful feature for anyone who finds their vacuum consistently attempting to devour drapery.
5. Morphy Richards Supervac Deluxe
Morphy Richards is a brand that looks at all the other small appliances in the home and improves on the designs of devices as menial as the pop-up bread toaster. While all other 2-in-1 cordless vacuums may seem indistinguishable from each other, the Deluxe version of Morphy Richards’ aptly named Supervac series presents an ingenious redesign of the vacuum that includes a hinge-jointed handle to enable an ergonomic cleaning experience when reaching under furniture.
* Brands/names are listed alphabetically