A cordless hand vac is easy to handle because it is light, at about three pounds. If you are having trouble navigating a larger vacuum cleaner, then one of these small hand held models might be the way to go. I have bad shoulders and knees and needed something that I could handle easily. In a house that uses wood stoves for heat and cooking, cobwebs and dust is a pretty common problem. Add to that, two cats, a house bunny and two humans with lots of hair. I wanted a vacuum that I could raise up to the ceiling and use before my shoulder would give out on me. This model, the Black & Decker Dustbuster Cordless Hand Vac, CHV1510 is the one I purchased from Amazon. I paid $39.99 for it with free shipping, since I am a Prime customer. I bought it in August of 2014 and I am still using it and it works well for me.
After reading the listing on Amazon for my Black & Decker Dustbuster hand vac today, I see there are a number of new reviews since I bought mine. It has 7,670 reviews on Amazon’s site, giving it an average rating of 3.4 stars. That is a lot of reviews for this, but what I see as being the biggest issue is the battery. It seems that the battery gives out over a year of using it daily. I don’t use mine daily, as I have to be mindful of how much power we have coming in, due to us generating our own electric with solar and wind. If I used it daily, maybe I wouldn’t like it so much. Right now it works great for me and my battery lasts for however long I am using it. I don’t vacuum for too long a time due to my shoulder. So I use it and then plug it into the charger so it will be ready the next time.
Cyclonic Hand Vac?
According to Black & Decker’s site it means that this model has many new features and benefits, which I have listed here:
“Features + Benefits
- Rotating, slim nozzle targets dirt in tight spaces
- 50% more reach than the previous Dustbuster design for less bending and better accessibility
- Brush and crevice tool accessories are located on-board so there are no loose items to misplace
- Wide mouth design means this vac can effortlessly scoop up large debris
- Cyclonic action spins dust and debris away from the filter so suction power stays strong
- Translucent, bagless dirt bowl makes it easy to see dirt and easy to empty
- Removable, washable dirt bowl and filters allow for a thorough, hygienic cleaning
- 3 stage filtration means less clogging and cleaner air exhaust
- 3 versatile ways to store: horizontally, vertically, or mount on a wall
- Charging indicator light allows you to always know you have a good connection
- Lightweight and portable for quick clean-ups”
Another thing that impressed me about this hand vac is that it got a lot of attention on Amazon. Not only did it have so many reviews, but it also had 399 answered questions! Now that is a lot of questions about a household appliance. Before customers started shopping online, they had no one to ask all these questions of. You just went into a store and asked the salesman. Of course, they would try to steer you to the models they were trying to get rid of or had a special promotion on. Now you can ask the question you need to know before purchasing. This is definitely a good thing. The questions and reviews seemed to focus on the life of the battery. I can understand why, since what good is the cleaner without a long lasting battery? Hopefully, Black & Decker will work on that problem. But like I said, I don’t really have a problem with that, at least not at the present time. Maybe in the future.
I can charge it on our 12 volt alternative electric system with no problems. Would I recommend it to others? Yes, I definitely would. Since I am using it and have for over a year now, unlike the reviewers, I have had no problems and would give it a 5 star rating!
I highly recommend the Black & Decker CHV1510 Dustbuster Hand Held Vac. This link takes you to Amazon to make the purchase. Amazon did not ask me to do this review. I am an affiliate associate with Amazon, but this does not affect the reviews I write. I honestly bought this product and am using it and wanted to share with my readers of this blog. Go to my Disclosure page for more information.
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