Eureka Blaze Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Last updated date: March 21, 2019

DWYM Score

8.3

Eureka Blaze Stick Vacuum Cleaner

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We looked at the top Stick Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stick Vacuum you should buy.

Update as June 14, 2021:
Checkout The Best Stick Vacuum for a detailed review of all the top stick vacuums.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 76 expert reviews, the Eureka Blaze Stick Vacuum Cleaner placed 4th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Breeze through your home with the new Eureka Blaze. The uniquely engineered capture nozzle sucks up everything in its path. The 3-in-1 design and swivel steering make it easy to use and highly maneuverable.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.2
6 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.0
1,730 user reviews

What experts liked

An inexpensive, updated stick vac with a removable handle that enables you to use it as a handheld vac. Great for hard floors. Weighs only four pounds. Comes with a crevice tool.
- BestReviews
With a slim, lightweight design, the Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner is incredibly user-friendly. Weighing just 4 lbs, it is one of the lightest and more portable vacuum cleaners currently available. While standard stick vacuums have little to no maneuverability, the Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 is specially designed to create an enhanced user experience. Signature swivel steering and rubber coated wheels let the vacuum to move with you, making cleaning with this device much easier than with a traditional stick vacuum.
- HouseholdMe
It is equipped with a long lasting washable filter and a huge removable dust cup. This feature definitely saves some money in the long run usage as there is no need to buy dirt bags anymore. It also comes with an additional crevice tool suitable for cleaning in hard to reach areas.
- Vacmux
This handy bagless vacuum is perfect for cleaning small spaces like dorm rooms or apartments. Very affordable. A washable filter also prevents particulate contaminants from getting kicked up from your hardwood floors and recirculated throughout the air when you’re sweeping.
- Digital Trends
January 2, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Won't tackle large messes; doesn't work well on high-pile carpet. Swivel head is convenient when it works, but it tends to jam.
- BestReviews
Lack of attachments
- Vacmux

An Overview On Stick Vacuums

As hardwood floors become increasingly sought after in American homes, the stick vacuum has emerged as the cleaning solution of choice for many. A slimmed-down sister of the old upright vacuum, it does the hard work of tidying up floors without that bulky bag or the bulky profile. The first stick vacuums could store easily in even the smallest closet, and while they couldn’t boast the pickup power of the big uprights, they worked just fine for tile or hardwood. They could also handle tiny crevices and corners with greater agility.

Vacuum technology has come a long way in the last couple of decades, to the point where the best stick vacuums are perfectly capable of picking up dirt from just about any surface — rugs, carpets or upholstery.  Most models now can toggle between modes for cleaning carpets or bare floors. The main difference is typically a stiff-bristled rotating brush, which helps loosen deep-seated carpet dirt. On wood floors, it not only scatters that same dirt but can sometimes harm sensitive surfaces, so choose your setting accordingly.

The initial draw of the stick vacuum — portability — has likewise improved. Even budget models are now cordless, allowing you to the freedom to clean floors, ceilings or patios without worrying where the plug is. Battery life is always a concern, but just mount it for a recharge and you’re ready to go again.

Many modern stick vacuums don’t even need to be confined to the house, thanks to their modular sensibility. Vacuums like the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum are light enough in their normal configuration, but you can also detach the vacuum from the floor cleaner. Snap on one of a series of attachments, and you’ve got an effective handheld cleaner that can tackle car interiors or other tough-to-reach areas.

Finally, one of the same things that make stick vacuums so sleek also makes it more sanitary. Instead of the bag container of the classic upright vacuum, stick vacuums trap the dirt they capture in a cup — typically near the handle at the top. This container isn’t as roomy as that of an upright vacuum, meaning you’ll need to empty it more often. But when you do, it will generally mean less mess. Some vacuums double down on that cleanliness with a HEPA filter that traps tiny particles and allergens, but the thickness of that filter can reduce suction power in budget models.

The Stick Vacuum Buying Guide

  • The No. 1 concern for anyone buying a vacuum, stick or otherwise, is going to be suction. It’s a difficult thing to quantify, as there’s still no generally accepted measurement of vacuum effectiveness. Not to mention, the fact that suction isn’t consistent even on the best vacuums. It can vary with the type of surface being cleaned, how full the dirt container is or how often the filter has been cleaned. Horsepower is also a good ballpark measurement, and user reviews can be helpful in determining how well a vacuum works and what type of surfaces it handles best.
  • Portability can also be a big concern. Stick vacuums are a favorite in many households primarily because they can maneuver under couches and coffee tables or even into ceiling corners — areas that upright units can’t easily reach. Cordless vacuums can be especially helpful for this, but you’ll want to bear the weight in mind, especially for older users.
  • If you’re choosing a cordless vacuum, research the battery life. The batteries on these vacuums are typically rechargeable, but larger houses may need more than one charge to get the job done. Some models have a removable battery, and you can even upgrade to a spare one that can be recharged while you run the original.
  • Depending on what you plan to use it for, attachments can make all the difference. Stick vacuums are versatile to begin with, but many have the added bonus of detaching from the floor cleaner and transforming into a handheld device. From there, you can pop on attachments like brushes or crevice tools to tackle upholstery, car seats or fan blades — if those extras are available for your vacuum.
  • Allergy sufferers are going to want effective suction (and maybe a HEPA filter for severe cases), but they will also want to make sure all those particles and dirt can be emptied out without getting it all over their hands. In that case, look for a detachable cup that can be easily cleaned or a container that can be emptied without even touching the lid. Container capacity can be another big plus, ensuring that it won’t need to be emptied as often.
  • You and your floors may love a vacuum with a lot of horsepower, but your sleeping child may not. Some vacuums are definitely louder than others, so if you have sensitive roommates or children, do your research.