Cordless Stick Vacuums - What Do I Need to Know?

Did you know that you could spend up to three years of your life vacuuming? Yikes!


Before you decide to swear off vacuuming forever, there is good news. You don’t need to spend that time fighting with a bulky, awkward vacuum – or settling for a basic or boring model.  With so many options available on the market, deciding which features match your household’s vacuuming needs can be a little overwhelming. We’re here to make that task more manageable by breaking down what you need to know when you buy a vacuum – and to assure you that you don’t need to spend $700 to get maximum suction and power.

Why You Need a Cordless Vacuum in Your Life

Even if you’ve never considered a battery-powered vacuum, it’s worth checking them out  – they’re convenient, versatile and powerful. Recent innovations in vacuum technology have created cordless vacuums with elevated performance and suction power. Plus, you don’t have to worry about staying close to an electric power source – simply charge the battery and go. 

Highlights of cordless vacuums include: 
  • Portable suction power
  • Freedom to clean anywhere – and any surface
  • Easy conversion from a stick vacuum to a handheld
  • Lightweight and simple to use for all household members
  • Transition between carpet and hard floors with ease
  • Eliminate pet hair quickly and easily 


You might be ready to cut the cord and make the switch for good – or perhaps you’d like to add a cordless vac into your existing cleaning arsenal. Either way, you’ll love the effortless ease of going cordless.

 

Greenworks Cordless Stick Vacuum: Technology Breakdown

As you probably already know, there’s a noticeable performance gap between low-end cordless vacuums and those with powerful batteries and brushless motors (like Greenworks). The reason? It all comes down to technology. 

Purchasing a high-quality vacuum with smart technology can be a game-changer for your household, pairing convenience and power to quickly clean up spills, pet hair, allergens and more. Let’s take a closer look at how technology can level up your cordless vacuuming game.

Greenworks  Intelligent Power™

At Greenworks, we create the most innovative tools for the savviest consumers. 

What’s our secret to success? Greenworks Intelligent Power™ – the force behind our vacuums. Intelligent Power™ drives our industry-leading performance by combining brushless motors, quick-charge lithium-ion batteries and innovative designs to make using our tools comfortable, enjoyable and full of power.

Kicking It Up A Notch With Greenworks TruBrushless™ Motors

After all this talk about brushless motors, you might wonder what a brushless motor is – and how it impacts a vacuum. Our Greenworks TruBrushless™ technology utilizes magnets to help the motor spin and give the same consistent suction, no matter what type of surface you’re vacuuming. The brushless motor also adds to a smoother and quieter vacuuming experience – not to mention more efficient.

Greenworks TruBrushless™ motors provide maximum suction power with zero waste. The result? Plenty of suction and runtime to get the job done. After all, the last thing you want is your vacuum fizzling out when your in-laws are ten minutes away and the sofa is covered in crumbs and pet hair.

Why Do Vacuum Air Watts Matter?

There’s nothing worse than having to vacuum that same spot on your carpet 47 times before it finally gets all the dog hair up. If this is your story, it sounds like your vacuum doesn’t have the oomph to do the job.

That’s where air watts come in. Suction power is commonly measured in air watts (AW), which factors in airflow, suction and power input. In a nutshell: air watts = suction power.

Points to consider when evaluating air watts in vacuum cleaners:

  • 100 air watts (AW) is considered standard for any upright vacuum
  • Cordless vacuums have 100-200 air watts
  • Greenworks cordless vacuums have 170 AW – more suction than a popular competitor for half the price!

 

24V Battery: Your New Turbo-Charged Bestie

At Greenworks, we’ve been leaders in battery technology for more than 20 years. What does that mean for you? Our technology expertise has now expanded beyond outdoor equipment and into your home. 

Our battery power highlights include: 

  • Removable: Swap out any compatible 24V battery to keep vacuuming while your other Greenworks battery recharges.
  • Portable USB-C battery: Slim, compact battery that allows you to charge your phone, tablet or any other device on the go.
  • Digital display shows remaining power: You’ll always know how much battery life you have left.
  • Use in 100+ Greenworks tools: The battery can be swapped into more than 100 tools as part of the 24V line, including lawnmowers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, trimmers and more.

30 Minute Recharge for 45 Minutes of Power

You’re almost done vacuuming your house, but you start losing suction just when you’re close to finishing the job. What a pain! Leaving a job undone is the worst. And most cordless vacuums take anywhere between two and six hours to charge fully. Who has time to wait around for that?

That’s why our Greenworks batteries fully charge in just 30 minutes. You can get the job done quicker–no more waiting around for hours. And with the Greenworks 3-in-1 bundle, you’ll get an extra battery, giving you up to 90 minutes of runtime (but who needs to vacuum for 90 minutes?!). Fun fact: with a 30-minute charge time and 45 minutes of runtime per battery, you could vacuum literally all day.

 

A Cordless Vacuum That Cleans Every Surface

Most of our homes have a variety of floor types – and we want to be able to clean them with a single tool that works equally well on all kinds of surfaces. Effortlessly switching from carpet to bare floors and adjusting the suction and power is a must. Greenworks helps you be in the driver’s seat, with three power settings to tidy every surface.

While all cordless vacuums have varying runtimes, it’s important to note that the advertised runtimes reflect vacuuming on the lowest power setting. So if you have a dense carpet pile or a stubborn mess to clean up, you’ll need to tap into the highest power level – decreasing runtime. At Greenworks, we’re committed to maximizing your power and runtime. Your average vacuum runtime will vary, but you can typically count on: 

  • 45 minutes on low power mode
  • 20 minutes on standard power mode
  • 10 minutes on high power mode (turbo)

Storage Solutions: Greenworks Has You Covered 

We’re all looking for simple and elegant storage solutions – and Greenworks delivers. The Greenworks 3-in-1 bundle comes with the option of either a charging stand and a wall mount to keep your vacuum securely out of your household’s traffic pattern – and fully powered up when you need to tackle a spill.

 

Cordless Vacuums: They’re Worth It.

Easy-Empty Dust Bin

No one wants to touch the nasty dirt and debris when they empty the dust bin – eww! Or how about having to stick your hand in to remove a giant clog of hair or something else unspeakable? Um, no thanks. The Greenworks vacuum dust bin opens with a simple push of a button and empties quickly without getting your hands dirty.


Certified HEPA Filter for Allergy-Busting Power

Our reusable and washable anti-allergen HEPA filter makes a huge difference for allergy sufferers, quickly capturing dust and particles that can make your household sneezy. Our medical-grade certified HEPA filter traps 99.97% of dust allergens – helping to keep your household allergens down to a minimum. 

 

Simple Roller Bar Release

Anyone who has pets or someone in their life with long-ish hair can understand the hassle of tightly-wound hair around the vacuum’s roller bar. Not only is it a pain, but it’s pretty gross. The easy release on the Greenworks vacuum roller bar makes it simple to clean– no scissors required.

 

Vacuuming All The Things (Without a Cord)

No more breaking your back lugging your hulking corded vacuum up the stairs – the Greenworks Stick Vacuum is lightweight and versatile. You can easily spot how much battery life you have left with the LED display – plus illuminate tight spaces with the five built-in LED light. 

It’s effortless cleaning power whenever you need – especially with Greenworks’ ability to convert from a stick vacuum to a handheld device. And with five included attachments, a Greenworks cordless vacuum is a jack-of-all-trades to cover all of your tidying needs. 

The cordless vacuum attachments make it easy to clean various surfaces and include: 

  • Floor brush has a swivel head for easy maneuverability on hard surfaces
  • 2-in-1 brush roll for everyday cleaning of baseboards, cabinets and more
  • Soft bristle fur brush for delicate surfaces
  • Deep cleaning motorized brush to pack a punch on upholstery
  • Crevice tool for those hard-to-reach places  

A Game-Changer for your Household

There’s no rule that you have to choose only one kind of vacuum. For many households, combining the convenience and freedom of a cordless vacuum with your standard upright corded vacuum makes perfect sense for many households. 

Whether you are a cordless convert or still a skeptic, the Greenworks team encourages you to give our cordless vacuum a try. It’s a welcome addition to your cleaning arsenal and a game-changer for your daily life. Shop now!

 

 

 

 

 

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