Did you know that the original Dustbuster was created for a NASA program? No wonder they’re so reliable and well-loved today.
If you’re after a nifty little gadget to help clear your home of spills and sudden messes, then consider getting yourself one of BLACK + DECKER’s world renowned handheld vacuums.
We’ve picked our top five and put them into our handy little guide below, so take a look, draw up the pros and cons, and find yourself the best Dustbuster in your budget.
Let’s have a look at our favourite Dustbusters from BLACK+DECKER.
BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum (BDH2000L)
Our first pick is the BLACK+DECKER BDH2000L, a cordless, portable and ultra-compact model, which promises constant voltage and a supreme suck on Lithium Integral Batteries.
With a charge duration of just 4 hours and no memory effect from charging, you can store the BLACK+DECKER BDH2000L indefinitely in its charging dock and use it whenever you need to. What’s more, this handheld vacuum tells you when it’s fully charged and ready to be used, with its fully charged light indicator, so you can always be ready for those sudden spillages.
With cyclonic action, this clever little dustbuster keeps its replaceable filters clean whilst ensuring its suction power stays strong, meaning you get that all round clean that you’re searching for.
Your new dustbuster comes as standard with a hand vacuum, a washable filter, a charging base, an on board crevice tool for those hard to reach places, and, an on board brush tool for carpets and upholstery.
BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum (HNVC215B10)
This cordless handheld vacuum is perfect for those quick clean ups of spillages and missed cobwebs.
The BLACK+DECKER HNVC215B10 is lightweight and portable, making it handy for everybody and super easy to use.
One of its leading features is the translucent, bagless dirt bowl. You can see exactly how much dirt you’ve sucked up, and know immediately when it needs to be emptied. No more guesswork! It’s easily emptied too. All the dirt can be quickly transferred from the dirt bowl straight into the bin, and, the dust catcher is easily washed to keep it hygienic.
Finally, with its mountable wall charger included in the price, you can rest assured knowing that its 1 step charging and storage is taken care of. Your dustbuster is easily kept out of the way and away from small hands.
BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum (HHVK515JP07)
Our third pick is the fantastic BLACK+DECKER HHVK515JP07, which promises to clear hair, dirt, debris and dander from those high traffic areas of the home with less effort.
With its anti-tangle rubber bristles on its extra-long crevice tool, you can be sure that stubborn pet hairs will become a thing of the past too. It doesn’t end there though! No, now you can easily clean carpeted staircases and the forgotten carpeted areas underneath furniture. The add on brushes take care of it all!
This fantastic gadget also come with a washable filter and pre-filter, saving you not only time and money, but ensuring that you get the easiest clean ever with just simple maintenance. What more could you need?
And, making your life even easier is the One Touch Easy Empty dust bowl, which allows you to transfer all your collected dirt to the bin without having to come into contact with it.
BLACK+DECKER dustbuster Handheld Vacuum (CHV1410L)
This CHV1410L dustbuster runs on lithium ion batteries for that extra-long life span and can hold its charge for up to 18 months. Not only that, but this lightweight dustbuster’s batteries are long life, and do not hold memory when left on charge.
Its outstanding performance comes from cyclonic action which helps to not only keep the replaceable filter clean, but the power to suck up even the most stubborn of dirt and debris from your floor.
You’ll be amazed by its translucent, bagless dirt bowl with a capacity of 20.6 oz, which makes it easy to see how much dirt you’ve removed from your home and remove it quickly and easily into the bin.
This dustbuster comes with a rotating slim nozzle which fits various removable applications, meaning that you can attach different brush heads for that even better clean.
BLACK+DECKER dusbuster Handheld Vacuum (HHVI315JO42)
Our final pick is the BLACK+DECKER HHVI315JO42, a lightweight and portable handheld vacuum, which promises at least 10 hours of supreme cleaning with its Lithium Battery technology, which provides a strong suction over an extended period of time.
This dustbuster comes complete with a dustbowl capacity of 13 oz which is easily emptied and cleaned.
A washable filter is also included, ensuring a longer period between filter changes which could save you a lot of cash. Cyclonic action helps to keep the filter cleaner for longer, as well as aiding the suction power, and keeping it as strong as possible for that better clean.
With its crevice tool for those hard to reach areas and upholstery, as well as its wide mouth design which is perfect for large debris, you’re sure to have the best clean with this nifty little BLACK+DECKER dustbuster.
Best dustbuster buying guide
Before you go ahead and invest in a dustbuster, you should consider the different specs that are built into each one, so that you can make a thoughtful choice about the best one for you and your home.
Firstly, consider the run time of the machine.
Of course, corded dustbusters will run for hours at a time without needing to be recharged. But, obviously, the huge drawback of a corded dustbuster is that lack of freedom that its cordless counterparts give.
If you’re heading in the direction of a cordless dustbuster, you should know that a run time of less than 20 minutes is considered poor. A more average usage time for a cordless dustbuster sits between 20 and 30 minutes, and, if you’re looking to be wowed, some dustbusters will last slightly longer before they need recharging.
You should always keep in mind that with the cordless varieties, charge up time from completely empty can be anywhere between 5 and 20 hours, so if you’re after something that can be picked up and used immediately, a corded dustbuster could be your best bet.
Weight and portability are two other important factors to your dustbusting experience.
This is a personal preference, and it all depends on how you like to keep your home sparkling.
Always take into consideration the weight of the dustbuster you plan to buy. Whilst a heavier dustbuster means a more powerful motor, and therefore more powerful suction, if you find yourself with lots of cobwebs up high, for example, the last thing you want to be doing is lifting a heavy dustbuster above your own head for minutes at a time.
Always check the weight of your chosen dustbusters with care before you buy.
Similarly, where portability is concerned, you may want to keep in mind that cordless dustbusters give much more freedom than their corded counterparts. You can reach every corner of your home with ease without the restraints of a cord.
A third thing to keep in mind is that of your dustbusters dust capacity.
Are you using your dustbuster day in, day out, to pick up every mess you find, no matter how small? Or, is your dustbuster simply on call for those rare messes that happen every now and then?
Everyone’s situation is different, which is why dustbusters come with a variety of dust bin sizes.
If you use your dustbuster regularly, it is suggested that you invest in one with at least 15oz of space for the messes it picks up. Alternatively, if you use your dustbuster less regularly, you can go for a smaller capacity which is easily emptied out, and lighter.
You may also be wondering about filter and maintenance costs.
Keeping your dustbuster’s filters fresh is an important yet costly maintenance cost.
As a rule, they should be changed once a season, so you should always check how much the filters will end up costing you, whilst comparing it to how much your dustbuster originally cost.
Fear not though, as nowadays, some dustbusters come with washable filters, which could save you a pretty penny. These filters will only need replacing once they’ve completely worn out, a great tip if you’re only using your dustbuster for light messes now and then, as your filter could last for ages before it needs changing.
Finally, do you know whether your dustbuster works better with hard floors or carpet?
Well, the answer is both, actually.
If you’ve got a lot of hardwood, tiled or marble floors in your home, the dustbuster is the perfect fit for you. You’ll never even have to bring your dustbuster into contact with the floor, as it depends entirely on its super smart suction power, meaning no scratches.
Dustbusters are also fantastic fits for your carpeted floors too, though, especially if you use the attachable brush heads that come with some models.
The only disadvantage for a home full of carpeted floors is that you will need to invest in a dustbuster with a little more power, as you’ll need extra suction to really work in between those carpet fibers.
Best Dustbuster FAQs
Can I use a Dustbuster to pick up wet spills?
Not every dustbuster is able to pick up wet spillages so you should definitely check whether the model you wish to purchase offers this specification.
A dustbuster that is able to pick up wet spills will be equipped with foam filters, a squeegee as well as a water deflector. If your dustbuster does not have these specifics, you will damage it, so always make sure it’s equipped for spillages!
What do I need to know about charging my dustbuster?
There are numerous things to understand when charging your dustbuster. For instance, on some models, the minimum charging time can be at least 16 hours.
On some, newer models, your dustbuster can go from empty to fully charged again in approximately 9 hours, so make sure you do your research into how long charging can take, depending on how often you plan to use your dustbuster.
You should also take into consideration that your dustbuster may need to be charged several times before you reach the average run time.
Can I leave my dustbuster on charge for long periods of time?
Unlike many electrical items, the dustbuster can be left on charge indefinitely without the need for concern, and there is no chance of you overcharging the batteries and ruining them. What’s more, the batteries will not develop a memory and become less usable over its lifetime. You can safely leave your dustbuster in its charging unit.
You should note that whilst on charge, the charging unit may emit some heat and become warm to the touch, but this is also completely safe and should not cause concern.
Why won’t my dustbuster charge?
If your dustbuster isn’t charging whilst in its docking station, there could be a number of reasons. Be sure to check the following if this has happened to you.
Firstly, check that the dustbuster is properly connected to the unit. Then, check that the charging cord is not damaged and is correctly connected to the charging unit. Finally, ensure that the dustbuster is switched off. It will not charge whilst it is turned on.
If you’ve checked those first three things and your dustbuster still isn’t charging, you may need to get your charging station repaired. Or, if your device is still under warranty, you can return it and get a new, fully working one.
Will my dustbuster work on carpeted floors as well as hardwood floors?
Good news! Whilst the dustbuster was initially built for perfect suction on hardwood floors, there are a number of attachments that come with the more modern models to ensure that every spot in your home gets a good clean.
This type of handheld vacuum is perfect for wooden floors because you never have to bring the vacuum into contact with the floor itself. The suction is so powerful that it can easily pick up dirt and debris without leaving any scratches behind.
If you’re looking to clean carpets and upholstery with your device though, you need one with a brush attachment, as the suction power of these dustbusters, while strong, cannot always pick up that stubborn dirt that’s made its way between your carpet fibres. The specially made brushes will work through the dirt, breaking it up and allowing it to be sucked into the dustbuster.
How do I keep my dustbuster maintained and working well?
Every dustbuster comes with filters which need to be changed regularly to ensure that the suction power isn’t diminished.
This can be a costly addition to your cleaning supplies if you’re not expecting it, so always keep that in mind.
If you’re looking to keep your dustbuster as cheap an investment as possible, look for ones with washable filters. Whilst these still need to be replaced every now and then, they will last longer than regular filters.
It’s also important to keep your dust bowl empty and clean. This is a simple task and much more easy to keep track of with the translucent dust catchers, so you can always keep your dustbuster clean.
So, there we have it, our top five picks of dustbusters that can ensure every nook and cranny in your home can be dust and mess free, in under five minutes.
Now that you’ve seen just how simple and easily used these gadgets can be, why not invest in the perfect handheld vacuum for your home, and say goodbye to those sudden little messes for good!