Best Handheld Vacuums for Pet Hair in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 19, 2020
All pet owners can agree that cleaning pet hair can be tricky, especially if you own breeds with long hair. While regular models are useless on some surfaces, handheld vacuums for pet hair can clean furniture and other hard-to-reach spots with ease. We have selected the top hoovers for pet hair on the market so that you could pick the right one for cleaning your home. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Cleaning
Tank Capacity
Power Source
Power
Brushes and Attachments
Convenience
Warranty
 
PROS

Thanks to the powerful 6 kPa suction, the vac can quickly remove any debris, crumbs, animal fur, and spilt liquids. The nozzle has a 45-degree design for easy cleaning of hard-to-reach spots.

CONS

It's quite noisy. 

OUR VERDICT

The stylish and compact Pro Breeze® handheld vacuum cleaner is equipped with a highly efficient filtration system, so it will not only clean your floors but also purify the air in your house.

detailed parameters
Type

Handheld

Cleaning

Wet & Dry

Tank Capacity

Dust capacity: 500 ml
Liquid capacity: 120 ml

Power Source

Cordless (up to 25 minutes of use)

Power

90 W

Brushes and Attachments

Сrevice tool, Brush head, Squeegee, Charging base (can be attached to walls)

Convenience

Washable HEPA filter, One-click dustbin release

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The vacuum is compact and lightweight. It is equipped with an ergonomic charging base and three cleaning tools for the maximum cleaning efficiency.

CONS

The operational time on one charge might be shorter than claimed.

OUR VERDICT

The Novete handheld cordless vacuum is one of the most powerful hoovers in its price range. Plus, it supports both dry and wet cleaning, thus, making the process pleasant and fast.

detailed parameters
Type

Handheld

Cleaning

Wet & Dry

Tank Capacity

Liquid capacity: 100 ml

Power Source

Cordless (up to 30 minutes of use)

Power

100 W

Brushes and Attachments

Brush nozzle, Crevice nozzle, Rubber nozzle, Charging base, Cleaning brush

Convenience

Washable HEPA filter-dual filtration, One-step empty dust cup, LED-battery indicator, Battery-release button

Warranty

18 months refund, 60 day money-back guarantee, 2-year warranty and a 1 year-warranty extension for registered customers

PROS

The unit weighs 650 grammes, which is about as much as most tablets. The noise levels do not go above 70 decibels. Using the 2 pipe connectors shipped with the unit, you'll be able to extend the vacuum's reach.

CONS

The instructions are lacking.

OUR VERDICT

The Audew Handheld Vacuum keeps the price low and the operation quiet, effective, and efficient. You can use this cordless hoover to keep sizable workshops, garages, and cars clean.

detailed parameters
Type

Handheld

Cleaning

Wet & Dry

Tank Capacity

Liquid capacity: ~ 100 ml

Power Source

Cordless (up to 30 minutes of use)

Power

120 W

Brushes and Attachments

Long flexible tube, Crevice nozzle, 2 x pipe connectors, Brush nozzle, British standard adapter

Convenience

2 HEPA washable filters, Dust bin release button, LED battery indicator, Quick charge, Quiet operation, Carry bag

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The cleaner is fitted with a hanging loop for added convenience and out-of-the-way storage. You can neatly hang it on the wall without cluttering your closet. 

CONS

It's suitable for dry cleaning only.

OUR VERDICT

The NOVETE cleaner is an optimal choice for small spaces and light cleaning jobs. With two variable speeds, it can remove dust, pet fluff, bread crumbs, and other dry debris from different surfaces.

detailed parameters
Type

Handheld

Cleaning

Dry

Tank Capacity

Dust capacity: ~ 200 ml

Power Source

Cordless (up to 30 minutes of use)

Power

75 W

Brushes and Attachments

Brush nozzle, Flat nozzle, Charger

Convenience

Stainless steel filter and Washable HEPA filter, 2 speeds, Hang loop

Warranty

60-day money-back guarantee, 2-year warranty and a 1-year warranty extension for registered customers

PROS

The vacuum comes with a rich set of accessories, which makes it very versatile. Also, it has an extra-large dust bin to let you remove dirt from all the nooks and crannies per one go (no need for tank emptying).

CONS

There is no battery indicator. 

OUR VERDICT

The URAQT company offers a functional handheld vacuum for spot cleaning. It's quite powerful and convenient to use. And since it comes with a USB charging cable, it can be powered right in your car.

detailed parameters
Type

Handheld

Cleaning

Wet & Dry

Tank Capacity

Dust capacity: 600 ml
Liquid capacity: ~ 130 ml

Power Source

Cordless (up to 30 minutes of use)

Power

120 W

Brushes and Attachments

Brush nozzle, Crevice nozzle, Rubber nozzle, Charger

Convenience

Washable HEPA filter, One-click dustbin release

Warranty

100% satisfaction guarantee

Pro Breeze Cordless

Premium Filtration

Pro Breeze is a British company that is now among the world's leaders producing domestic appliances that make our lives healthier and happier. The manufacturer is renowned for developing exceptional value, market-leading purifying appliances, so it pays specific attention to cleaning the air and, thus, promoting healthier environments to live in. That's why it shouldn't come as a surprise that the Pro Breeze 14.8V Handheld Vacuum Cleaner comes fitted with a high-quality HEPA filter that provides much more effective filtering than traditional dust buster filters. Actually, it traps up to 99.9% of allergens and airborne bacteria, which is particularly important for homes with pets. As a nice touch, the HEPA filter is well-protected so that it won't get caked in dust and debris. Also, it has a removable design and cleans easily.

Overall, the construction of the cleaner is top quality with no quirky parts to hassle with. It sports a simple design without high-tech features, so it's fairly quick to work with no need for instructions. Equipped with a 90W motor and a few control buttons, it delivers consistent 6000 PA of suction to clean dirt, bread crumbs, pet hair, liquids, and even the dust you can’t see from any surface. It's able to remove 500ml of dust and up to 120ml of liquid per one go.
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Cleans Everywhere

The Pro Breeze Wet & Dry Cleaner is able to pick up bits off carpets, corners, stairs and other tricky surfaces owing to the rich set of attachments it comes with. Actually, it's supplied with a squeegee tool for removing spilt liquids from worktops and hard floors; a brush tool for picking up pet hair from carpets, furniture, or even a laptop keyboard; and a crevice tool for cleaning tight spots and hard-to-reach areas like in-between cushions or cars seats. Since it's made with a 14.8V 2000AH Lithium-ion battery, it can run up to 25 minutes continuously, which should be enough for cleaning the whole car interior as well as for regular crumb lifting all across your house.

The full charge takes 4-5 hours, and when the vac becomes fully charged, the indicator light turns green. The charging base comes with screws and raw plugs, so you can either place it on a flat surface or mount to the wall. For sure, this is one of the most versatile hand-held vacuum cleaners you can find on the market. It can really save you from taking a bulky vacuum out of the storage and plugging it in a socket.

Pro Breeze Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner for Dust Pet Hair in the use

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NOVETE Handheld Cordless Vacuums

CLEANING IS EASY WITH NOVETE

The Novete handheld vacuum cleaner is a new product on the market. It not as well-known as Dyson or Black&Decker hoovers. But what it lacks in fame, the VT-DH001 makes up for in performance.

Its light weight is the first notable feature of this cleaner. It weighs only 970 grams which makes it handy for any user. So if you have started to teach your preschooler picking up after themselves, this cleaner is the best tool for the task.In addition to its lightweight design, this hoover is equipped with a powerful 100W motor with 7kPa suction that handles any dry and wet mess on a hard floor, carpet, upholstered furniture, etc. The advanced cyclone tech system also adds to the suction power greatly, thus helping to remove pet hair or very fine dust from a carpet, for example.

In addition, the vacuum comes with a brush, crevice, and rubber nozzles for easier hoovering. As for wet cleaning, this model can remove up to 100 ml of liquid from the surface. This is convenient when you notice a small spill while hoovering.

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A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT

Regardless of the brand, cordless handheld vacuums have two weak spots in their construction: the motor and the battery. With the Novece cleaner, the manufacturer uses a HEPA filter to protect the motor from fine dust and guarantee its long service. As for the battery, the Novice VT-DH001 runs on a 2200 mAh Li-ion battery. It works about 30 minutes after the full charge which takes about 4.5 hours. There are 3 LED indicators on the handle that light up when the cleaner is ready. So you always know exactly how much charge you have. Also, the battery promises up to 500 cycles or even more, but this is not what helps the cleaner serve you longer. The detachable construction of the battery aids in this considerably. That is to say, if the battery runs dead due to extended use, you can replace it and continue to enjoy cleaning with the Novece.

In order to enhance the performance of the VT-DH001, the manufacturer has equipped the hoover with a dual filtration system. It contains the filter holder that catches large particles and the HEPA filter inside of it for very fine dust. Both the filter and the holder are washable and replaceable. As for the dust bin, its capacity (600 ml) is enough for a couple of cleanups.

Overall, if you are in the market for a middle priced cordless vacuum that can help you clean spills and leaks quickly, then the VT-DH001 cordless vacuum by Novete is the best bet.

NOVETE Handheld Cordless Vacuums Pet hair in the use

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Audew Handheld Vacuums Cordless

TWO PIPE CONNECTORS TOO

The Audew Handheld Vacuum costs around 25 quid, which is cheap even compared to most budget models. Despite that, the unit is more than comparable to these models. The instructions are lacking and the vacuum's 120-watt output and 4-kPa suction are only passable but, aside from that, the product is not cutting any corners. Besides, these specs make sense considering that the unit measures only 35.1 x 14.6 x 10.3 centimetres and weighs less than 700 grammes, making it even more lightweight and compact than the most nimble and lightweight cordless vacuums we've reviewed before.

More often than not, these handheld vacuums are used to access and clean awkward spaces, the area where this unit excels. First, using the soft long tube attachment, you can reach high places and access narrow spots, using its flexible construction to come from different angles when necessary. There's nothing unique about the crevice nozzle though, which's fine since these nozzles are designed to clean between narrow gaps and tight corners and the subject nozzle has no problems doing that. The brush nozzle is pretty standard too, capturing hairs from carpets and soft furnishing. What's not necessarily standard are the two pipe connectors that allow you to extend the nozzles' reach and make them even more capable where accessing hard-to-reach places is concerned.

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QUIET ENOUGH

Sometimes, these cordless models can be quite loud. Fortunately, loud is not the word we would use to describe this unit's operation. Quite the opposite, producing less than 70 decibels, the vacuum will not disturb kids and frighten pets, enabling quick touch-ups even when the kids are sleeping nearby.

They're not necessarily the sexiest parts but filters can easily break hoovers as much as they can make them. Here, we're pivoting more towards the "making" end. Made from stainless steel, the two HEPA filters are durable and reliable, making sure that the rubbish is sealed inside. The sponge on these filters is washable and reusable, so you won't have to replace them anytime soon. When the dust bin is full, all you have to do is press the release button and empty the bin without facing any challenges.

Long story short, the Audew Handheld Vacuum is the most complete budget package, shipping not only five attachments but also a British standard adapter and a carry bag that allows you to bring this vacuum with you on the road and keep the temporary place of residence nice and clean.

Audew Handheld Vacuums Cordless Portable for Pet Hair in the use

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NOVETE Handheld Vacuums Cordless

Ergonomic Design

If you're in the market for a small, unobtrusive unit to perform light cleaning jobs from time to time, you may really like this offering by NOVETE. It's a very sleek-looking unit that will neither take much money out of your wallet nor take precious space in your closet.

To begin with, the unit has a refined design and looks like something only Apple engineers could create. Actually, it has a slim all-black body with just a silver ring in the middle. Plus, a matte finish gives it a sleek, elegant look. Nothing nearly as flashy and bulky when compared to most other handheld vacuums on the market. No wonder, it weighs just 600 grams and is extremely easy to manoeuvre and control with a single hand.

Yet, despite such a compact body, the vacuum houses a two-layer filter inside. The stainless steel filter along with the HEPA filter quickly and effectively traps both large particles and filters particles smaller than 0.3 microns. Both filters can be easily removed and rinsed under tap water.

With just a small twist anti-clockwise, the vac opens and reveals a small dust bin and the filters. All the parts are also very simple to fit back. Once you're done, you can hang the vacuum thing on the wall since it's equipped with a hanging loop at the end for out-of-the-way storage.
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Packs a Big Punch

Despite modest dimensions, the NOVETE handheld cleaner packs a big punch. Built with a 75-Watt metal fan motor, it's able to generate fairly good power to ensure stable operation and overheating resistance, even at extremely high temperatures. What's more, the motor enables users to choose between two modes - 4.5 kPa or 6 kPa suction. And for even more flexible cleaning, the vacuum comes equipped with a brush and flat nozzle for all kinds of cleaning jobs.

To sum up, with the NOVETE slim cleaner, you'll be able to clean dust, debris, and pet hair from sofas, carpets, car interiors, office desks, and more. Of course, it can't beat full-size vacs in terms of performance, but it's great for light work nevertheless. And owing to its portable design, it may be an especially attractive choice for small houses, flats, offices, and other confined spaces.

NOVETE Handheld Vacuums Cordless for Pet Hair in the use

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URAQT Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Cordless

Extra-Large Bins

The URAQT company offers a very usable cleaner for very reasonable money. Actually, for less than £30, you can get a versatile cleaner that is able to perform both wet and dry cleaning. It's a very solid vacuum as a handheld that can become very useful for quick cleans in-between the main vacuuming with a full-size cleaner.

First off, we would like to stress that this handheld has the same dimensions as most other wet&dry models but boasts an extended capacity. The thing is, the manufacturer has managed to design it with extra-large bins without sacrificing the weight and suction power. Despite housing a 600-ml dust chamber and a 130-ml liquid container, the cleaner is still very comfortable to use with one hand only. So, you'll be able to perform cleanups with maximum comfort and minimum time wasted on bin emptying.

To let you clean debris from all the nooks and crannies, the manufacturer supplies the URAQT vacuum with a generous set of accessories that includes a special brush for animal hair, a lance for cracks and other narrow spaces, and an extension tube for cleaning tricky spots. Though some users note that the build quality of the accessories is very basic, it's still nice to have so many attachments for versatile cleaning.

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Strong Suction, Low Noise

Besides extra-large bins, the URAQT vacuum houses an extra-powerful 120-Watt motor and a strong metal turbine that generate 4.5KPa suction to easily suck dust, crumbs, cat litter, pet hair, as well as spilt milk and other liquids. With that, the vacuum cleaner produces less than 78 dB of noise, providing a comfortable cleaning experience without disturbing little kids and scaring particularly sensitive pets.

To maintain the high suction power, the vacuum needs 3-5 hours for a full charge. What is notable is that it comes with a USB charging cable that can be connected to any existing charger in your house, thus, ensuring less piling up of proprietary device chargers. Also, it may be especially great if you're going to use the vac in your car with the USB. The only slight complaint is that the vacuum lacks a battery indicator. But other than that, this little guy is a perfect tool for the money. It offers very strong vacuuming for its size, has a large dust bin, and is easy to charge with USB.

URAQT Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Cordless for Pet Hair in the use

 

What Is a Handheld Vacuum for Pet Hair?

The symptoms of pet allergy can be a real problem for many people. Sneezing, runny nose, coughing, itchy and red eyes as well as other symptoms are surely no fun, especially when you live with a pet that sheds hair several times a year. Although the main trigger of pet allergy is dead skin flakes that domestic animals leave, pet hairs can be even more dangerous since they can get almost everywhere, from your bed to your table. That is why it is so important to remove them in time. That being said, one of the best ways to clean your house from pet hair is vacuuming.

While regular vacuums are of no use, pet hair vacuum cleaners are an effective solution when it comes to effective cleaning. Handheld models are compact, easy to use, and as effective as their bigger options. The difference between them is that the majority of handheld models are powered by batteries and some of them have smaller dirt cups. Nonetheless, they are still quite powerful and can perform cleaning of furniture and even carpets.

Yet, if you are looking for more powerful cleaning tools for your house, we recommend you also take a look at regular-sized vacuums for pet hair and canister vacuum cleaners to make your rooms allergen-free.

What Features to Compare

Motor Suction Power

One of the most important things to consider is the motor power. The more power a vac has, the more dog and cat hair it will be able to pick up in one run. Usually, bigger vacuums have higher speeds.

Battery Capacity

The battery capacity determines how long you will be able to perform cleaning. Even though handheld models are less powerful than their full-size versions on the whole, they still should have batteries capacious enough to allow you to use the vac without having to recharge it.

Charging Time

Knowing the charging time of a vac, you will have an idea of how quickly you will be able to finish the cleaning. The quicker, the better. And if you have several pets at home, we'd recommend that you stick with models that not only recharge quickly but also provide enough runtime for performing at least a couple cleaning cycles per day.

Dirt Bin Capacity

Another aspect that is worth taking into account when selecting a handheld vacuum cleaner is how big the dust canister is, since the bigger it is, the less often you will need to empty it. Not like cleaning the dust container is big of a fuss, and yet, if you have a big house and own several pets, doing it frequently might be bothering. Saying that, we would not recommend you to opt for the most sizeable dustbin only for the sake of it because bigger bins make vacuum cleaners heavier too. Choose a cleaner that has the weight and dimensions that are right for you.

Filter Service Life and Reusability

Most vacuum cleaners come fitted with special filters that keep all collected dirt so that it won't get inside the motor. The service life and reusability of the filter will determine the length of time during which you'll be able to use your vac without buying any replacement parts. Vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters are the best choice since they can not only sift dirt but also purify the air (Learn more about HEPA technology here).

Additional Cleaning Equipment and Flexibility

Last but not least, you should also consider how many accessories come included in the purchase. The more additional tools the vac includes the more cleaning jobs you will be able to perform. As we've mentioned earlier the weight of the cleaner is also important, so make sure to check it too. Vacuum cleaners that are ergonomic and light in weight are easier to operate in hands. Also, it's easier to lift them when extending to hard-to-reach spots and cleaning in-between furniture. All vacuum cleaners including handheld models fall into corded and cordless models. If you choose to go for a corded one, make sure to check whether it has a cord long enough to use it without extension cables. If it's not (which will mostly depend on the area of your house), purchase an extension wand additionally.

Did you know?

How to Clean Your Vacuum Cleaner

In order to significantly extend the service life of your vacuum and its filter, you must clean the inner parts of the device as well as its dust bin timely. So, if you intend to use your vacuum cleaner for longer than a couple of months, here are some tips on how to clean a vac properly.

First things first, so let’s take a look at the most popular types of vacuum filters out there. The most common types are foam, cartridge, and HEPA filters. HEPA filters are more efficient yet less popular since their cost is significantly higher.

While the foam and cartridge filters are basic types, the latter one will have to be replaced over time, since there is no way to clean the HEPA filter without strong industrial chemicals.

  • To successfully clean the foam filter, you will need to put it in water and gently squeeze to let the dirt go away. After that, you will have to dry it out before inserting it back into the appliance. Additionally, you can add a few drops of essential oils to make the air in your room fresher.

  • Although cartridge filters look like plastic cups, they are actually made of synthetic fabrics and can be disposed of. However, their service life can be easily prolonged with proper maintenance. To clean a cartridge filter, you will have to manually remove the dust and dirt from the cartridge, which will improve the airflow inside the device.

  • The HEPA filters are perhaps the most sophisticated type of all filters listed because they are capable of cleaning even the smallest (down to microscopic) particles. Thus, it will be much easier for you just to purchase a new one instead of trying to clean it using different chemical solutions.

The Dangers of Pet Hair to Your Health

We can all agree that pet dander is not a pleasant thing, especially if you have a pet with long fur. It can be difficult to clean the hair from all the surfaces inside your house, and that is why it is important to have a special tool that can pick up all the fur and hair of your four-legged friend. This is extremely important in case you or other members of your family are allergic to pet hair. This reason alone explains how pet in bed can be even more dangerous than mites.

According to a common belief, the pet hair can get into many human organs such as liver, lungs, or even brain. The truth is, however, the pet dander can only get into your stomach. The only reason this misconception exists is that there might be some parasites that lurk in pet hair that penetrate into these organs. So, if your pet hasn’t been treated by the professional veterinarian yet, it is high time to do so.

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Publish Date: 2019-03-28 11:33:41