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eufy HomeVac H11 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Sep 22, 2020 at 08:22 am
eufy HomeVac H11 Picture
6.6
Bare Floor
7.0
Low-Pile Carpet
6.7
High-Pile Carpet
8.4
Pets
9.0
Stairs
8.5
Cars
Vacuum Type
Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The eufy HomeVac H11 is a basic but well-built handheld vacuum. It's best suited for spot cleaning and does a good job of cleaning pet hair on all kinds of surfaces. It's also very easy to take apart and put back together, requires little in the way of regular maintenance, and incurs few recurring costs. That said, its 13-minute battery life and extremely small dirt compartment limit its usefulness if you have an especially large mess to clean up. Also, really large debris like cereal can become trapped at the head of the vacuum and prevent it from sucking up any more material. That said, if you're looking for a very compact and lightweight cordless vacuum to take care of small spills, this is a solid option.

Our Verdict

6.6 Bare Floor

The eufy HomeVac H11 is okay for bare floors. It can suck up pet hair and small debris like rice without an issue, but larger, bulkier objects can get stuck at the entry to the dirt compartment. However, its simple design makes it easy to dislodge any stuck material, and there are few recurring costs to worry about. Its lightweight design should allow you to easily maneuver around various obstructions.

Pros
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Few recurring costs.
  • Clears pet hair without an issue.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Large debris can get trapped at dirt compartment entrance.
  • Short battery life.
  • Small dirt compartment requires frequent emptying.
  • Struggles to clear small and large debris.
7.0 Low-Pile Carpet

The eufy HomeVac H11 is decent for low-pile carpet. It can clean pet hair without a problem, but it struggles slightly when cleaning larger debris like sand, and even more so with finer material, such as baking soda. You also need to empty its tiny dirt compartment very frequently. Thankfully, the vacuum itself is well-built, easy to maintain, and has only one source of recurring costs.

Pros
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Few recurring costs.
  • Clears pet hair without an issue.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Large debris can get trapped at dirt compartment entrance.
  • Short battery life.
  • Small dirt compartment requires frequent emptying.
  • Struggles to clear small and large debris.
6.7 High-Pile Carpet

The eufy HomeVac H11 is acceptable for high-pile carpet. It feels quite premium and can suck up pet hair quite efficiently, but it doesn't do especially well with either small or large debris, and you need to empty the dirt compartment very often. However, it's easy to take apart and reassemble, not to mention quite cheap to maintain.

Pros
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Few recurring costs.
  • Clears pet hair without an issue.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Large debris can get trapped at dirt compartment entrance.
  • Short battery life.
  • Small dirt compartment requires frequent emptying.
  • Struggles to clear small and large debris.
8.4 Pets

The eufy HomeVac H11 is great for pets. It does a remarkable job of cleaning pet hair on most surfaces and is easy to maintain. Recurring costs are very low, and the vacuum feels sturdy. Thanks to its lightweight cordless design and included extension wand, you can effectively use it in any room in your house or even inside your car. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a HEPA filter to reduce the spread of allergens, and its bottom-mounted exhaust fan could blow away hair as you clean.

Pros
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Few recurring costs.
  • Clears pet hair without an issue.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
  • No HEPA filter.
9.0 Stairs

The eufy HomeVac H11 is outstanding for cleaning stairs. While its 13-minute battery life and handheld design don't make it an ideal choice for cleaning a massive staircase, it's very lightweight and can easily be carried up and down flights of stairs. That said, it may struggle with cleaning up large debris, like cereal, which can get trapped at the entrance to the dirt compartment. It also struggles with clearing fine-grain material on carpets.

Pros
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Clears pet hair without an issue.
  • Lightweight design.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Large debris can get trapped at dirt compartment entrance.
  • Short battery life.
  • Struggles to clear small and large debris.
8.5 Cars

The eufy HomeVac H11 is excellent for cleaning the inside of your car. Its cordless, compact, and lightweight design and included crevice tool should allow you to clean the deepest corners of your car's interior without struggling too much. However, its 13-minute battery life may force you to work quickly when cleaning large messes. Also, it may have some issues when trying to suck up small debris like baking soda from upholstery due to its lack of a turbo brush.

Pros
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Clears pet hair without an issue.
  • Lightweight design.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Short battery life.
  • Struggles to clear small and large debris.
  • 6.6 Bare Floor
  • 7.0 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.7 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.4 Pets
  • 9.0 Stairs
  • 8.5 Cars

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.5
Design
Build Quality

The eufy H11 has good build quality. It's made entirely of dense, sturdy-feeling plastic, except for the dirt compartment, which feels a little flimsy and could break if it's dropped. It's ready to be used out-of-the-box and is very easy to take apart for maintenance and put back together again.

7.0
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum is quite easy to maintain, with a simple design that allows you to quickly access its various components. There are a few parts that need to be regularly maintained.

  • Dirt compartment: You can remove the dirt compartment by twisting it clockwise against the main vacuum body. You have to remove the two filters from inside before emptying it or rinsing it out with water. It should be emptied after every use.
  • Filters: The lint screen surrounds the high-performance filter inside the dirt compartment. You can twist the lint screen clockwise to separate the two components. Both parts should be washed under water for one minute once a week, or twice a week if you have pets.

All parts that can be cleaned with water should be left to dry for at least 24 hours before putting them back in the vacuum.

7.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
HomeVac H11 Filter Kit
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

The eufy H11 has few recurring costs. The high-performance filter and lint screen/primary filter should be replaced after 50 rounds of cleaning or six months of usage, depending on whatever comes first. The components are sold as a single unit together and can be purchased in packs of two on the manufacturer's website or the eufy store page on Amazon. Consider the BISSELL AeroSlim if you're looking for a similarly-performing handheld vacuums with virtually no recurring costs.

7.4
Design
Storing
Height
13.19 in (33.5 cm)
Width
2.95 in (7.5 cm)
Depth
2.95 in (7.5 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

This vacuum is decently easy to store. It's small enough to be put in a cupboard or drawer, and it has a front cover that goes over the dirt compartment to allow the unit to be placed upright when not in use. Unfortunately, there's no vacuum rack or on-board storage for the included crevice cleaner.

1.7
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.01 gal (0.05 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The eufy HomeVac H11's dirt compartment is terrible, though that's a result of the vacuum's very small size. It needs to be emptied very frequently and, unlike the HoLife HM036E, it doesn't have a fill line to let you know when you've reached max capacity.

Design
In The Box

  • eufy HomeVac H11 vacuum body
    • Dirt compartment
    • High-performance filter with primary filter
    • Front cover
    • Combination crevice tool and soft brush
  • USB-A to micro-USB charging cable
  • User guide

10
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A

Since this is a cordless handheld vacuum, your range is limited only by the amount of charge left on the battery and the room left in the dirt compartment.

9.4
Design
Portability
Total Weight
1.26 lbs (0.57 kg)
Weight In Hand
1.26 lbs (0.57 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The eufy HomeVac H11 is remarkably portable. It's extremely lightweight and can be easily carried from place to place.

6.0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
13 min.
Maximum Battery Life
13 min.
Recharge Time
191 min.
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
No

This vacuum's battery performance is acceptable. It should run continuously for about 13 minutes and takes just over 3 hours to charge. You can keep an eye on the battery's charge level via a trio of LED lights on the vacuum's body, which gradually turn off as it runs out of power.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
No
Power Adjustment
No
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
No

This vacuum is very simple. There's a readily-accessible power button that's conveniently located on the handle, but that's about it.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
No
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
No
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
No
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The eufy HomeVac H11 comes with a combination soft bristle brush and extension wand. The brush can be slid up and down on the wand or even removed completely. The extension wand also serves as a crevice tool to help you clean tighter spaces.

Design
Alternative Configuration

The eufy H11 can only be used as a handheld vacuum. That said, you can attach its combination soft bristle brush and extension wand to help clean off furniture and shelves or help you reach tight, closed-off spaces.

Performance
6.2
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
7 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Default

This vacuum performs passably well on bare floors. It can clean pet hair and small debris like rice without an issue. However, it struggles significantly with larger material, like loose pieces of cereal, which can become trapped at the entrance of the dirt compartment and prevent the vacuum from sucking up any more debris. If you're looking for a handheld vacuum with far better bare-floor cleaning performance, consider the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC.

6.9
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
99 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
59 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
48 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Default

This vacuum delivers alright performance on low-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair without an issue and does an acceptable job of clearing larger debris such as sand. Unfortunately, it struggles quite a bit with fine-grain material like baking soda on this kind of surface.

6.5
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
86 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
38 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
37 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Default

This vacuum does an okay job on high-pile carpet. Its bottom-mounted exhaust fan can blow some pet hair away as you try to clean it, but it still sucks up most of this kind of material. That said, it may take many passes to clear both small and large debris on shag rugs.

7.0
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Bad
Under Low Table
Bad
On Furniture
Excellent
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Good

The eufy H11 is decently maneuverable. It weighs very little and is very easy to navigate around and under various kinds of obstructions. You can clean shelves and furniture quite effectively with the combination extension wand and soft bristle brush too. That said, its handheld design isn't designed for cleaning large floor areas.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

This vacuum has no automation features.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There's another variant of the eufy HomeVac H11, called the eufy HomeVac H11 Pure, with an 'Ozone' feature that's meant to reduce strong odors while cleaning. We've yet to test its performance.

Model Name

Extra Features Available Colors

eufy HomeVac H11

N/A

Black

eufy HomeVac H11 Pure

Ozone spray feature Blue, White

If someone comes across a variant of the eufy HomeVac H11 that's differently equipped from the variants above, let us know in the discussions so that we can update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The eufy HomeVac H11 is a sturdy handheld vacuum with little in the way of extra features. It has a simple design that demands little in terms of regular upkeep, and it has few recurring costs. However, due to its short battery life, tiny dirt compartment, and handheld-only design, it's best-suited for spot cleaning, not clearing debris from large rooms. If you're looking for more options, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best car vacuums, the best cordless vacuums, and the best cordless vacuums for pet hair.

Shark ION W1 WANDVAC

The Shark ION W1 WANDVAC is a better overall handheld vacuum than the eufy HomeVac H11. The Shark is more effective on all surface types, has a larger dirt compartment, and recharges much faster. Unlike the eufy, it also has a charging station with an accessory rack and incurs virtually no recurring costs. The eufy has a slightly longer continuous runtime and is a little bit lighter.

BISSELL AeroSlim

The BISSELL AeroSlim and eufy HomeVac H11 are extremely closely-matched, which isn't surprising given their very similar designs. They share almost identical battery life, recharge times, overall cleaning performance, and build quality. However, the BISSELL does distinguish itself from the eufy thanks to its washable, as opposed to disposable, filters and included rack station that stores its combination tool.

Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+

The Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ is a better overall handheld vacuum than the eufy HomeVac H11. The Shark is easier to maintain, it has a larger dirt compartment, and it comes with a turbo brush. it also offers significantly better performance on all surface types than the eufy. However, the eufy has a somewhat better battery performance and some users may prefer its smaller size.

Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L

The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is a more versatile handheld vacuum than the eufy HomeVac H11. The Black+Decker is far more effective on bare floors, has a larger dirt compartment, and lower recurring costs. That said, the eufy is smaller and lighter. It also has a longer continuous battery life and a shorter recharge time.

BISSELL Featherweight Stick 2033

The BISSELL Featherweight Stick 2033 and eufy HomeVac H11 have different strengths and weaknesses, which isn't surprising given their drastically different designs. The BISSELL is a corded upright/handheld vacuum that's better suited for cleaning larger areas due to its superior cleaning performance on all surface types and theoretically indefinite runtime. The handheld eufy feels much sturdier and is better for spot cleaning, as its cordless, extremely lightweight design makes it much easier to clean the hard-to-reach areas of your home or the inside of your car.

HoLife HM036E

The HoLife HM036E is a better cordless handheld vacuum than the eufy HomeVac H11. While both vacuums feel similarly well-built and easy to maintain, the HoLife has a better performance on all surface types. Although we don't currently test for this, it can even clean up liquid spills, thanks to its specialized tool. Its dirt compartment is bigger and it has a better overall battery performance. However, the eufy is more portable.

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