Eufy HomeVac H11
Ideal for small messes
Long charging time
Short execution time
The ventures of my home cleaning business started when friends repeatedly commented on how clean my house was and jokingly asked me to come clean theirs. A self-proclaimed “cleanliness freak”, I just can’t stand the mess.
Although I am no longer in the business, I have a family of five, including three children, and damage is inevitable. Lugging a full-size vacuum around the house can be exhausting, so I’m always on the lookout for alternatives.
For small damage, the Eufy HomeVac H11
(available on Amazon)
is a cordless handheld vacuum that promises portability and crumb-sucking features. It seemed like it would suit my cleaning needs well, but I had to ask how much suction power can a handheld vacuum actually provide?
I had my doubts, until I started using it. After several weeks of testing, here is what I think of the Eufy HomeVac H11 Cordless Handheld Vacuum.
What is the Eufy Handheld Vacuum?
Sleek, sleek, and compact, Anker’s Eufy HomeVac H11 cordless handheld vacuum weighs 1.2 pounds while maintaining 5,500Pa of suction power.
Utilizing a USB port for charging, one of the handiest features the Eufy offers is its ability to be charged not only at home but also in the car, making it a great option for keeping clean car.
The handheld vacuum features a non-slip handle and comes complete with washable filters and a flat and brush attachment.
How I tested the Eufy H11 vacuum cleaner
Charged and ready to go right out of the box, the Eufy H11 vacuum was pretty self-explanatory about how to use it, with the single button on it being used to turn the vacuum on and off.
I didn’t need the instructions to figure out how to attach and detach the accessories, or to figure out how to twist the top to empty the cartridge, but I took a minute to read the instructions on how to clean it.
Over the next few weeks, I put the Eufy H11 through its paces cleaning my car, kitchen, kids’ messes, and even took it with me on vacation to tidy up my hotel room.
What we like
The Eufy handheld vacuum has surprisingly strong suction
For being so small, the Eufy H11 vacuum packs a surprising punch in the suction department.
Able to pick up small, dense objects such as cereal, pretzels and beads, I was really impressed with how strong this cordless handheld vacuum was compared to the iconic Black & Decker Dust Buster my mom had when I was growing up.
Also, since this vacuum relies strictly on suction without using a turbine brush, it did a phenomenal job sucking up hair as there was no way it would get tangled and clog the vacuum.
It’s easy to empty and clean (and surprisingly durable)
With a simple twist design, the cartridge can be emptied in just seconds.
The same twist design exposes the vacuum’s filters, which are easily cleaned simply by rinsing them under running water and letting them air dry.
As I mentioned before, this vacuum doesn’t have a brush impeller, so there are no extra parts to disassemble, thoroughly clean, and then reassemble.
Also, for what it’s worth, the Eufy H11 seems incredibly durable as I learned when it fell off the counter and onto my hardwood floor; to my horror and surprise, it still worked fine!
It is an economical alternative to paper towels
I never realized how much money I was spending cleaning up dry messes, until the Eufy H11 vacuum settled on my kitchen counter.
From crumbs on the kitchen counters and table to snacks on my son’s kitchen booster seat, I always grabbed a paper towel, wet it, then used it to scoop up all the crumbs so I could discard.
But the Eufy H11 replaces all that paper waste because you can literally vacuum your counters and tables with it; total game changer!
Design is compact for use in tight spaces and suitcases
There are plenty of places a full-size vacuum just can’t get to, like the back row of an SUV, under a sofa, or the back of a closet, where the Eufy H11 vacuum really excels. .
Unleashing the cleanliness freak in me, I found myself vacuuming places I never thought I would vacuum before, like my kitchen drawers.
I also loved how easy the Eufy H11 was to navigate in the car and when I took it with us on a road trip it was not only very convenient to store after snacks and lunch had been passed around the back seat, but also small enough that I threw it in my suitcase and used it to keep my hotel room clean (I warned you I’m a neat freak).
What we don’t like
Running time is short and it takes a long time to load
With a run time totaling just thirteen minutes, I found myself vacuuming the nooks and crannies of my car and getting all the crumbs out of the car seat before the Eufy H11’s battery ran out. .
When combined with the fact that the average charge time is 2.5-3.5 hours, it sometimes feels like the convenience of the Eufy’s size has been erased creating a task that takes more time if you need to stop and charge in the middle of your cleaning. .
The Eufy handheld vacuum is noisy
While I appreciate the Eufy’s robust suction power, it certainly does create a lot of noise, which surprised me since the vacuum is so small.
With a sound volume comparable to that of a hair dryer, it seems far too loud for certain spaces or situations it would have been perfect for, such as an office cubicle or when the child falls asleep in the car.
The vacuum support is essential to keep it properly
Although the Eufy H11 comes with a cap that should be used as a vacuum stand, the vacuum itself cannot stand without the cap.
The vacuum came off my counter not once, not twice, but three times just during testing.
As a busy mom, I don’t want to keep track of extra parts, and when my kids used the vacuum, they never remembered to put the cap back on even though it was there.
However, it didn’t break, so at least I can speak to the durability of this handheld vacuum.
Although sleek in design, I wish it had been made with a flat section, balance teeth or whatever to keep it from rolling every time I put it down.
Should you buy the Eufy handheld vacuum?
Yes, it’s handy for quickly cleaning up small messes
The Eufy handheld vacuum is small yet so powerful, making it a great option for quick cleanups, tight spaces, travel, and car messes. Although the run time is shorter than I prefer, it’s easy to keep it charged in the car or on a kitchen counter. However, longer run time and faster charging time are improvements I wouldn’t mind seeing in the future.
The Eufy H11 vacuum fits well into my daily routine. It’s also something I’m going to add to my travel list, and as long as you’re okay with a little noise, I recommend you do the same.
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