The Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is a 2022 release from the home and kitchen brand that also produces steam mops and electric scrubbers. It’s one of two vacuum cleaners from Aspiron, the other being a cylinder vacuum.
Type: Cordless, handheld
Dustbin capacity: 0.1 gallons
Battery life: 35 minutes per charge (less if on high speed)
Battery charging time: 4-5 hours
Suitable for: All floor types
Dimensions: 47.8 x 8.5 x 10. 2 in
Weight: 4.9 lbs
Storage: Secures on wall or freestanding
Accessories: 3 plus wall hanger and power adapter
Aspiron says its cordless handheld vacuum cleaner is one of the lightest on the market, but its 250W brushless motor can pick up debris, dirt, and even pet hair in a single pass. We couldn’t wait to test it in our pet-loving home, to see if it was deserving of a spot on our buyer's guide to the best home vacuum cleaners.
With a motorized brush, long crevice nozzle, and 3-in-1 nozzle for dust and upholstery, the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum has been created with everyday cleaning in mind. The motorized brush also features LED lights, which makes it easier to spot dirt and clean under furniture.
It also comes with a power adapter to charge the unit, and a wall hanger to secure the unit and attachments to when not in use.
Affordable and lightweight yet pretty powerful, we thought the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum sounded like a good buy. We assessed its battery time, suction power, ease of use, and more in our at-home testing, from seeing how well it coped with cookie crumbs and flour, to checking whether its battery life lived up to the manufacturer’s claims.
Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Design
The Aspiron Cordless Vacuum, although pretty basic in design, isn’t without its charms. Its simple orange and black colorway is attractive, with the pops of orange cleverly used to signify functions and features. For example, all the buttons are orange, including the release buttons for the accessories. This makes the unit really easy to use and empty, and shows a good deal of thought has gone into the design.
One thing that really stands out about the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum is how light it is. At just 4.5 lbs, it’s lighter than most handheld vacuums. This makes it easy to use everywhere in the home, from carpets and floors to tackling dusty drapes, stairs, and ceiling cobwebs. The fact that you simply need to push the power button once for continuous suction is also a boon, given that some cordless vacuum cleaners need you to hold the button down. The unit is easy to grasp and hold and comfortable for long periods.
The unit is made of plastic and features a tinted transparent plastic dust cup, so you can see how much debris you’re collecting. At the back of the unit, there are three light-up bars to signify battery strength, and an orange button to increase the suction.
The unit is charged via a lead and plug, as opposed to charging a battery and inserting it into the unit. The charging hole was oddly placed though, located on the side of the handle instead of at the base or the back of the unit, so it took a while to locate!
Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Features and accessories
The Aspiron Cordless has just two settings, ‘low speed mode’ and ‘high speed mode’. There is no information within the brief manual as to what speed these settings run at, when one should use them, or whether running the unit at a higher speed affects battery life. Other vacuum cleaners with similar features usually say higher speeds run down the battery quicker, so we’ll have to take that as a given.
The Aspiron Cordless comes with a small handful of accessories:
- A standard motorized brush for vacuuming floors.
- A long crevice nozzle for hard-to-reach areas and small spaces.
- A 3-in-1 nozzle with a duster brush and upholstery brush.
- A wall hanger for storing the unit and accessories.
Sadly on our testing model, the button that was supposed to secure the 3-in-1 nozzle wasn’t strong enough to hold it, so the duster brush, and the upholstery brush, slipped down the arm and became useless rather quickly when any pressure was applied. We also noticed this fault in a separate user review on Amazon.
The main vacuum head can be attached to the unit or to a metal extension tube, around 26 inches long. It features a motorized brush with 0.5 inch bristles, the idea being that it can tackle both carpets and hard floors.
We were surprised not to find a switch to change the functionality from hard floor to carpet, but the brush head does feature LED lights to help identify debris and dust in dark corners, and avoid vacuuming up anything that could damage your vacuum cleaner. It also really helped for vacuuming in dull light.
We particularly liked the swiveling vacuum head, which glided effortlessly across carpets, on curved stairwells, and into tight spaces, moving easily to accommodate any odd angles or furniture.
Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Setup and assembly
The Aspiron Cordless comes packaged in a slim, lightweight cardboard box, measuring around 28 x 6 x 13 inches. Everything is recyclable, including the plastic sleeves that protect the accessories and unit itself.
The manual is brief and rather scant on information. For example, there’s no specific advice on what each of the extra vacuum head accessories are for, as other manuals usually lay out for you. There’s also not a great deal of information on how to care for your new cordless vacuum cleaner, apart from a couple of pointers on replacing the sponge every 3 months. It doesn’t tell you how often to wash the filter, or when it needs to be replaced.
However, the unit itself is easy to assemble. The orange and black colorway works well to help signify where to place the vacuum extension tube and vacuum head to couple with the main unit. It was very easy to put together, even without the manual.
Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Performance
Using a series of tests, we put the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum through its paces, in a home with a long-haired cat, a golden retriever and a 9-year-old boy, plus two parents who work from home. Tests were carried out on a 210-square-foot living room with a thick carpet and rugs, and a 73-square-foot kitchen with a hardwood floor.
On its first use in the living room, the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum picked up an astonishing amount of pet hair and dust from the carpet in the living room. Every piece of debris that we spotted was easily vacuumed up and the carpet looked spotless.
The Aspiron Cordless Vacuum also picked up pet kibble, crumbs and general detritus from the kitchen floor, and it was easy to maneuver the vacuum head along the kitchen cabinets for a close clean.
For our at-home testing, we sprinkled oats, cookie crumbs, and flour on a hardwood floor and a carpet to see how well the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum coped with fine particles and larger crumbs. On the hardwood floor, we found it tended to push the crumbled cookies and oats around for a bit, and we had to lift the vacuum head a little to get it to suck up the crumbs. However, it was a dream on the carpet, working effortlessly to vacuum up every last crumb in seconds. The flour disappeared in seconds on both floors, which was pretty impressive.
Each time we used the Aspiron Cordless we were impressed at how much pet hair it was able to pull up from the floor, especially carpeted areas where it can be hard to spot. The vacuum itself doesn’t handle as if it has a very powerful suction, even on high speed mode, but the results in the dust cup seem to tell a different story.
Emptying the dust cup is a cinch too. Simply flick open the latch at the bottom of the cylinder and empty the contents away into a bin. It’s easy to take out the filter and sponge for cleaning and maintenance, too.
The accessory heads seemed much less efficient at vacuuming up flour and crumbs from hard floors or carpets; however, this isn’t really their intended purpose, and the vacuum head did a great job dealing with those.
The crevice nozzle proved to be excellent for sucking up cobwebs from hard-to-reach corners, and the duster brush was small enough to be effective at removing dust from skirting boards, window sills, and bookshelves. However, the lock to secure the duster brush and upholstery brush didn’t work well on our unit, so this was difficult to test properly.
Running on low speed mode, the decibel level averages in at around 70 decibels. This is roughly the same as a washing machine or being inside a car driving on the freeway. At higher speed mode, the volume rises to an average of 76 decibels, which is a little closer to the volume of a food blender or garbage disposal, though not quite as loud.
Aspiron say their vacuum can run for 35 minutes on a full charge, and that it takes between 4 and 5 hours to charge the unit up. Running the battery down during our testing took around 35 minutes and the unit was back up to full power in around 4 hours and 20 minutes. So, you can be sure you’re getting what the manufacturer promises.
Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Care and maintenance
The unit can be stored on the wall hanger that is provided in the box, along with both the crevice nozzle and the 3-in-1 nozzle. You’ll want to install the wall hanger near a socket, so you can charge the unit when it’s not in use. Screws and wall plugs are also supplied to secure the wall hanger. You don’t have to use the wall hanger, of course, but it makes it easy and safe to store the vacuum cleaner.
As we’ve mentioned already, the user manual is light on information, but does include some basic cleaning instructions. The manufacturer advises replacing the sponge, which sits on top of the filter case, every 3 months, and giving it, and the filter, a rinse in running water when needed.
We also spoke to cleaning expert for Housetastic and cleaning business owner, Karen Barrigan, for her tips on maintaining a cordless vacuum.
“The most crucial task when using a vacuum without a bag is emptying and washing the dust container. If you don’t do this, the vacuum power will decrease if you wait too long and risk breaking your vacuum”, says Barrigan.
“To prevent this from happening, you should empty the container every time it is close to being full and wipe it down with a dry cloth. Using a wet cloth is okay, but dry the dust container afterwards. Otherwise, the next time you use the dust container, all the dust particles will stick to it.”
Barrigan also recommends giving all your vacuum’s filters a regular clean. “The dust container filter needs to be cleaned at least once per month. Also, every two months, give the exhaust filter and dust container filter a thorough cleaning.”
Lastly, a regular service is essential to keeping your vacuum cleaner functioning for longer, according to Barrigan, “A yearly service can keep your vacuum cleaner in top condition and extend the life of the motor, or at the very least, help prevent early failure.”
Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: Price and availability
- $149.99 / £99.99
Cordless stick vacuum cleaners can range from under $100 to hundreds of dollars, so it’s fair to say that the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum sits at the more affordable end of the market. Though at around $150 it’s not super cheap, and it lacks some extras that you might get with other brands at this price point, such as a flexible tube for upright vacuuming, more accessories, and spare filters.
Users can pick up the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner on Amazon or on the Aspiron.com website.
Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: What the experts say
We spoke to the marketing experts at Aspiron to find out who they would recommend this vacuum to. Top of their list was households with pets, as they’re proud of producing a cordless vacuum cleaner that can cope with pet hair so well.
Barrigan says: "This is an ideal vacuum for dealing with pet hair, as the half-inch rotating brushes should do a great job of collecting stray hairs from carpets and furniture. Its lightweight design also makes it an ideal vacuum for cleaning stairs, the car, and hard-to-reach spaces without straining the arms or wrists."
Should you buy the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner?
If you’re looking for a lightweight, easy-to-use vacuum cleaner, perhaps as a more convenient vacuum to use alongside your cylinder or upright one, we think the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is a great buy. Super affordable, powerful, and nicely designed, it gets into most tight spots, and is very effective at cleaning pet hair and dust.
How does it compare to competitors?
Compared to the Levoit VortexIQ 40, the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is much more affordable. It’s also around half the weight of the Levoit. However, the Levoit does feature an automatic mode that dials the suction power up if it senses more rust and debris, a flexible hose, and plenty of sturdy accessories, which the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum lacks. It also comes with a two-year warranty.
The Dyson Omni-glide does a similar job to the Aspiron, and is also extremely light, at just 4.18 lbs. However, unlike the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum, the Dyson Omni-glide doesn’t perform great on carpets and only runs for 20 minutes before the battery powers down.
If you’re looking for a vacuum cleaner that’s small and light enough to whip out for quick clean-ups, the Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L will do the job. At just 4.8 lbs, this handheld vacuum cleaner looks a little like an oversized hairdryer, but it has enough power to banish nuisance crumbs and pet hair. However, it doesn’t have a stick and its battery life is 5 minutes shorter than the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum.
How we tested the Aspiron Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Here at Top Ten Reviews, we feel strongly about giving consumers the best buying advice. As such, we test every product thoroughly in order to give an accurate opinion of its quality.
When we test vacuums, we make sure to take note of the packaging and unboxing, the assembly process and how difficult it is, as well as the product's design and features and how it compares to the competition.
Our reviewers really put vacuums through their paces, testing them in controled conditions using crumbs, flour, and oats to measure how quickly and accurately the vacuum performs. They also make sure to test every accessory to assess its value and usefulness.
Last but not least, we care about making your purchases last. We've spoken to experts across the cleaning and small appliances industry to get the best care and maintenance advice for your vacuums.