NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum review: a happier vacuum cleaner

It vacuums and retains debris upon emptying

Henry Quick on test vacuuming hard floor
(Image: © Future / Jennifer Oksien)

Top Ten Reviews Verdict

Retaining debris when emptied into the trash and releasing a lovely odor when vacuuming the Henry Quick is certainly carving out a niche in the market to help homes feel and look, fresher. However, long hair got wrapped around the brushbar, and this stick vacuum didn't like being challenged with rice puffs, so you may wish to consider an alternative if your household is prone to this type of debris.

Pros

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    Easy to assemble

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    Decent 60-minute runtime

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    Clean, bagged debris removal

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    Lovely selection of scent pods

Cons

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    Hair wraps around the brushbar

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    Spits out larger debris

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    No indicator light to notify you when the bag is full

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The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum is the brand's first cordless stick vacuum. While we are far more accustomed to the bulkier, corded Henry, I was keen to try this slimmed-down version around my home.

Nacecare is a distributor for Numatic, a UK brand that has been manufacturing products for over 50 years. While they do manufacture their own products, such as canister vacuums, wet/dry vacuums, and fine dust vacuums, the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum is, in fact, a Numatic-own brand (the smiling little Henry face on the control unit is a bit of a giveaway).

The Henry Quick was launched in the fall of 2022, with other variations of the stick vacuum to follow. The Henry Quick Pet was launched in the fall of 2023, with the Hetty close behind.

I've been trying it out in my home for a couple of months to see if it is worthy of a slot in our best cordless vacuum cleaners guide. I tested it on hard floors, rugs, and carpet, up the stairs, and on the floors. Here's how I got on...

NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum: Price & availability

The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum has a list price of $599 / £299.99 and can be bought directly from Nacecare / MyHenry.com or resellers such as Amazon.

If you own the Henry Quick, you'll need to be aware of a few ongoing costs. Additional scented discs will set you back $7.99 for a pack of two from CJ Miller, and pods will cost up to $34.99 for a pack of 10 at CJ Miller.

For a stick vacuum, it is still in the mid-price range. It's a fair price from a well-known brand that has all the right specs (we can vouch for it) and comes with everything you need to vacuum clean.

Score: 5 out of 5

NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum: First impressions

The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum arrived in a branded cardboard box within another cardboard delivery box. I like cardboard; it can be recycled. I could carry these boxes into a room by myself, though the shape was a little awkward—it was longer than it was wide.

Henry Quick in delivery box

Branded delivery box (Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

I slid the branded box out from the delivery box and opened it. The components were all neatly wrapped and presented. There is a little booklet to show you what goes where, but to me, it was all self-explanatory. The setup took less than one minute, with the majority of the time spent unwrapping the components.

It comes with 6 pods, 1 scented disc, a crevice tool, a motorized brush head, a 2-in-1 combi tool, an extended-use handle, a wall dock, a charger, and a battery.

henry quick unboxed with accessories

Unboxed (Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum: Set up & assembly

The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum arrived in a cardboard box containing a further Nacecare / Numatic branded cardboard box. Inside the branded box were all the components that made up the stick vacuum: charger, battery, handy kit (combi tool and crevice tool), brush head, stick wand, control unit, handle, six pods, one scented disc, and wall doc.

While some instructions were in the box (also available to download from the website), you don't need them to assemble the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum. Once you've fully charged the battery (which takes approx. three hours) and popped a pod inside the canister, the brush head, stick wand, control unit, and handle are all seamlessly slotted together. The battery resides underneath the control unit. Lift the scented disc cover to place one inside. You're then ready to start vacuuming.

scent disc in the henry quick

Scented disc in place (Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

Note: I'd say mount the wall doc as soon as you can. The Henry Quick does not stand up on its own, so if you do not want to walk over your new vacuum on the floor, place it out of harm's way somewhere on the wall or inside a cupboard.

NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum: Design

The design of the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum is all about that friendly face we've seen on its larger cousins, who are bagged canister vacuums. This is the brand's first bagged stick vacuum and the only cordless bagged stick vacuum cleaner that I've had the pleasure of testing.

It looks like any other stick vacuum: the floorhead is on the ground, followed by a wand up to the control unit and bin. The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum has a couple of exceptions, though. There's a pod (bag) in the canister, and it has been designed for use with a scent pod. 

These scented discs gradually release an odor when vacuuming. The scents available are vanilla or passionfruit—I tried out the vanilla. The scented disc cover is at the far end of the vacuum. The only other vacuum cleaner that can release an odor while vacuuming is the Shark Stratos range, but these scented discs have been designed to sit on the floorhead.

The pod (bags) must be ejected and put in the trash when full. They easily slot into the canister and are made from 65% recycled materials.

The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum measures 240x270x1220mm and weighs 3.2kg, making it lightweight and nimble. It can easily transform into a handheld vacuum, making it easy to vacuum the couch or other upholstered items.

Score: 5 out of 5

NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum: Key specs

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The specs of our NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum review unit
Model no:NQ 100
Runtime60 minutes
Charge timeup to 3 hours
Capacity1ltr
Dimensions240x270x1220mm (W x L x H)
Weight3.2kg
What's in the box?6 pods, 1 scented disc, crevice tool, motorized brushhead, 2-in-1 combi tool, extended use handle, wall dock, charger & battery

NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum: Performance

The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum was easy to set up, but did it perform? After a full recharging, which took approximately three hours, we were already off to a good start.

The first test I gave the Henry Quick was to see how well it vacuumed the daily debris from around my home. To be transparent, we are still renovating our house, so there is also a lot of plaster dust and wood sanding dust thrown into the mix of household dust, biscuit crumbs, and fragments of dried mud from shoes.

It would be a challenge for any vacuum, and the Henry Quick handled and picked it all up like a pro, apart from the larger chunks of debris. Small stones were spat back out. These were too heavy for the vacuum cleaner suction to banish to the pod. Also, when the pod (a filter) became full, debris was spat out too. There is no indicator light to let you know when the pod is getting full, so you'll just need to watch for the dirt pickup or open up the canister to call when to replace it.

using the henry quick on rugs

(Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

In addition to the general debris pick-up, I also carried out a selection of tests to see how well the Henry Quick picked up sugar and rice puffs.

It passed through the sugar effortlessly and picked up all the granules in its path. However, it crushed some rice puffs on its way through the light scattering, which meant that I had to go back over the deliberate debris drop several times until I could see it clearly on our hard flooring.

I also used the Henry Quick in handheld mode to remove crumbs from the couch. It was easy enough to remove the wand and replace it with the 2-in-1 combi tool, which is a brush and crevice tool in one. While the suction didn't feel very powerful, it certainly picked up the lighter crumbs well.

using the henry quick as a handheld vacuum

In handheld mode on the couch (Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

During operation, I measured a noise level of 82dB, equivalent to loud singing and not far off the noise level of a car. When using the vacuum on hard floors, it could be heard from the floor above or below, depending on where it was used, so it's not a quiet option.

emptying the pod of the henry quick into the bin

Releasing the pod into the trash (Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

I've had to do very little cleaning and maintenance throughout my time using the Henry Quick because the pod is also the filter. All the debris and odors get caught in the pod, which can be ejected when full and thrown in the trash. There is no indicator light to tell you when the pod is full, so watch for debris drops from the floorhead. When the pod is full, a large slider on the side of the canister will release the pod when pushed downwards.

The brush bar on the floorhead gets hair wrapped around it, so you'll need to reach for the scissors to release it from the tangles now and then. If the scent disc doesn't smell as fresh as it once did, then it's time to swap it out for a new one.

hair wrapped around the brushbar

Hair wrapped around the brushbar (Image credit: Future / Jennifer Oksien)

Score: 4 out of 5

NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum: User reviews

Looking at the reseller sites Amazon and CJ Miller, there are not many user reviews to compare. Customers can not directly buy or review products on the NaceCare site. That said, those existing reviews speak highly of the bagged stick vac.

For example, on Amazon, a customer says, "It cleans very well. I love the pods. Anyone who has been waiting for a cordless bagged vacuum cleaner, this is great." They go on to rave about having a full battery for up to 60 minutes, with a charge time of about two and a half hours. This is echoed by another customer on CJ Miller, who adds, "Henry is good on all surfaces, floor or carpets. I love that it has a bag."

Should I buy the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum?

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AttributeNotesScore
Price & availabilityYou can regularly find it available for less than $200 on Amazon★★★★★
DesignIt's easy to assemble, comfortable to hold and looks good★★★★★
PerformanceLovely odor from the scent capsules. Picks up fine dirt perfectly, but spits out larger debris and hair gets wrapped around the brushbar★★★★

Buy it if...

You want a clean and fresh home

The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum can hold scent pods (available in vanilla, rose, passionfruit, and cinnamon) that release an odor while vacuuming.

You need a lightweight vacuum

Weighing just 3.2kg, the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum is comfortable to maneuver at all levels.

You want more bang for your buck

Priced at $599/£299, this stick vacuum comes with all the attachments you need to vacuum clean throughout the home and is half the price of its higher-end rivals.

Don't buy it if...

You need to regularly clean large debris

The NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum didn't perform so well when vacuuming larger items of debris.

You have a hairy home

If you own a molting moggie and/or you live with residents with long hair, this stick vacuum will get its brushbar in too much of a tangle.

You're an eco-warrior

While the pods are made from 65% recycled materials, they are still not 100% recycled, so you may prefer to opt for a bagless stick vac to avoid adding to landfills.

How does the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum compare?

The closest competitor of the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick vacuum is, in my opinion, the Shark Stratos Cordless. This is because it is cordless and has odor-neutralizing scent pods, which work similarly to those in the Henry Quick. They are, however, situated in the floorhead of the stick vacuum. It feels more sturdy when replacing the scented disc (odor-neutralizer...) on the Shark Stratos Cordless, too, with a twist-and-pull handle to access the disc rather than a plastic lip on the control unit as featured on the Henry Quick.

A bagged vacuum cleaner to also consider is the classic NaceCare HVR 200 Henry. This is a bagged canister vacuum. It has a 2.5-gallon debris capacity, whereas the Henry Quick has just 0.26 gallons. It is also corded rather than cordless. I'm a particular fan of it because it is super handy to have around during a reno project; it will not only vacuum day-to-day debris, but it'll also tackle rubble, large amounts of sanded wood, and stone chips.

How I tested the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum

I used the NaceCare Henry Quick Cordless Stick Vacuum around my home for a few months as my main vacuum cleaner. I used it as a stick vacuum and as a handheld vacuum to banish daily debris from the bagged canister. I also used it on more targeted tests, such as spilled sugar and rice puffs, to see how well it performed. The noise level, battery runtime, and charge time were also noted.

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Jennifer Oksien
Editor

Jennifer Oksien is the Editor of Top Ten Reviews. Jennifer (Jen) has over a decade of experience as a digital product writer specialising in appliances, smart tech and mattresses for some of the UKs leading retailers and magazine titles such as TechRadar, Real Homes and Ideal Home. Generally, you’ll find her watching the latest Netflix series, digging around in the garden or making a cake.