Vacuum cleaners- Corded or cordless?

There are a number of criteria and factors on which the vacuum cleaners can be evaluated and purchased. But the most important is how the vacuum cleaner is powered. I mean whether it is corded or cordless.


There can be many aspects related to this issue. Let’s explore them one by one.

Area to be cleaned

If you have a very limited space to clean then the cordless vacuum cleaner will be ideal. You don’t need the vacuum run for a long time. The fully charged battery will be enough for one round of cleaning. But, if you have a large home with numerous rooms to clean, a battery operated vacuum cleaner will run out of power before your finish your task. Here you will surely get an advantage with a corded vacuum cleaner. Your only limit will be the length of the cable.


Availability of plugs

If your house is relatively new then I am sure it will have power plugs at multiple locations. So, powering the vacuum cleaner will not be an issue. But in case your house has a limited number of plugs, you will appreciate a cordless cleaner that can reach every nook and corner of your home.

Well packed or spacious home

Our home is a guide to buy a vacuum cleaner. If you live in a well-packed home with a number of furniture items and other stuff then a cordless vacuum cleaner will be able to reach all the hard-to-reach places for cleaning.  In open homes with lesser stuff on the floor a corded vacuum cleaner will to its work efficiently.


Battery run-time

The duration of cleaning with a cordless vacuum cleaning depends on the time for which the battery lasts. A small charging capacity battery will leave the work unfinished before you charge it again and continue. This won’t be a case with your corded vacuum cleaner. If you do not feel hindered by the power cable following you and do not count this as a problem then get a corded vacuum cleaner.

Heavy or light cleaning

The best lightweight vacuum cleaners are more powerful than their cordless counterparts. Depending upon the frequency and the amount of cleaning you need to select the one which suits you best.



The corded vacuum cleaners have a longer life than the cordless models. If you are one of those homemakers who believe in “spending once and using for years” rule then get a corded vacuum cleaner. But if you love spend frequently on latest home appliances, then get the economical cordless vacuum cleaners.

If you’d like to read more about how you should choose a great vacuum cleaner, you can check out this article.