This $30 Vacuum Has More Than 4,000 5-Star Reviews — and Might Be Better Than a Dyson

published May 3, 2021
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We’ve all been there — you’re whipping up a batch of homemade cookies and with a slip of the hand all of the sugar spills on the counter and then onto the floor. Then it’s the dance of lugging out your vacuum and dragging it over to the kitchen, finding the right extension, and sucking up the mess. Well, imagine if you had a compact vacuum that was so slim it could fit in a kitchen closet, but its small size didn’t compromise any power. Say hello to the Bissell Featherweight Stick Vacuum, an Amazon customer favorite with more than 4,500 5-star reviews.

“It has soooo much sucking power it is unbelievable!” one reviewer gushes of the vacuum, which, besides tackling crumbs and spills, is ideal for cleaning up pet hair. “I never have to run it over the same spot twice and it is awesome on my area rugs!!! I don’t think it weighs even 10 pounds. I love this vacuum.”

Other customers agree that it’s impressively powerful and one reviewer even swears that the Featherweight gives Dyson’s much pricier stick model a serious run for the money: “My roommate was gifted a $900 Dyson that is so unwieldly it might as well be a WMD. And it doesn’t perform nearly as well as this $30 vacuum.”

One of the Featherweight‘s most impressive features is that it’s actually three cleaning machines in one: A stick vacuum, handle vacuum, and stair vacuum. “This thing is amazing, the suction power is intense, it is lightweight and easy to carry around, it can be adjusted to be used as a handheld vacuum or a stick vacuum,” a reviewer says. “It’s a life saver and it’s such a great price!”

Bissell’s vacuum can be used on virtually any surface and comes with a crevice tool for furniture and a floor nozzle for stairs, plus it works as well on hard floors as it does on carpets and area rugs. “I definitely recommend this for anyone who does not want to kill their back sweeping or for anyone who wants an easier time keeping up with their hard floors,” says a reviewer. “Total must have!!”

Lightweight, powerful, affordable — what’s not to love? As one customer sums it up: “This was the best $30 I ever spent!”

Buy: Bissell Featherweight Stick Vacuum, $29.99