BLACK+DECKER 21.6 V Lithium-Ion Hand Vacuum Plus Floor Extension Dustbuster with ORA Technology, At last – no cables
Looks good, but not as powerful as would like. I am very pleased with this overall, it cost 70 pounds and for that it i wasn’t expecting it to be as powerful as the dyson version but it does sometimes struggle to pick up dirt that you can visibly see on the floor. However this aside it does clean ok, it is very light and portable and is easy to instal on the wall. Overall i’m happy with the product, i feel i got what i paid for and if i want a better version then i need to be prepared to pay more in the future.
This is a very good handheld rechargeable ‘dustbuster’ type of vacuum cleaner. 4kg (a little less when the detachable extension tube is taken off), it’s an efficient machine in terms of suction power and recharging it takes 4 hours or less. Of course its obvious attraction is the complete absence of power cables in use, particularly of benefit when vacuuming stairs, awkward places and frankly anywhere at all – it’s just better to have no power cables, end of story. It has to be regarded, however, as something of a back-up to a main vacuum cleaner because when dealing with the most familiar and regular targets of all – the living room carpets and every other wide open floor around the house – it can be found wanting. I would guess that it’s better suited to wooden or laminate flooring as opposed to thick carpet. It’s not so much that it can’t cope, it’s more a case of it taking more time. So in our household we’re continuing to use an upright bissell for the mainstream work, but for all those quick, one-off jobs in smaller areas the hand vac is actually the better choice. It’s also great to be able to just carry it outside to vaccuum the car interior with no trailing cables and extensions.
BLACK+DECKER 21.6 V Lithium-Ion Hand Vacuum Plus Floor Extension Dustbuster with ORA Technology
- 21.6V Lithium-ion battery. Cordless freedom with fade free power throughout the run time.
- Powerful airflow and motorised beater bar provides one pass pick up performance, even with heavier debris.
- 12 Air-Cylone separates debris from clean air without traditional filters, prevents clogging and provides no loss in suction.
- Can be used as a floor and hand vacuum to clean any surface in your home.
- Fully charge the battery in under 4 hours with the wall mounted charger.
Much easier for general day to day tidying up than getting on normal hoover. Lightweight and powerful with easy brush head attachment for floor. However, brush head attachment needs frequent cleaning as hairs and dust get stuck in it and stop in spinning. This has happened several times in the 9 months we’ve had it. It has now stopped spinning completely. Fault raised with amazon who were superb and sent out replacement within 48 hours, very impressed with their customer service. Let’s hope this new hoover doesn’t have the same faulty brush head (although from reading other reviews it appears to be a potential design fault).
I do have to be careful what gets picked up as it does block easily, but it is so quick and easy to. As the owner of 3 extremely large and hairy dogs, finding a hoover that can cope is always a challenge, i could literally follow my 3 around and hoover behind them all day. I take the end off and just use the open end, but it picks up the clumps of dog hair effortlessly and allows me to keep on top of it throughout the day. I do have to be careful what gets picked up as it does block easily, but it is so quick and easy to empty and remove a blockage, that is really a minor detail. The battery is lasting a good 30 minutes or so. Doing the stairs takes a minute instead of dragging out the henry and only reaching half way up the stairs. I can easily dehair the whole house in one go. Very easy to handle and it gets into corners well. An absolute god send and extremely happy with it.
Brilliant vaccume, lightweight and easy to store. Filter is easy to change and wash on the side. Also very easy to empty the dirt out. Through battery lasts about 12 mins, but takes about 40 to hate back up again.
BLACK+DECKER 21.6 V Lithium-Ion Hand Vacuum Plus Floor Extension Dustbuster with ORA Technology : Offers more usage options than the basic alternatives; no storage for tools and accessories. Please be aware that the manufacturer’s carton is very nearly 1m in length although less than 30cm deep and wide and it will probably arrive in a carton sufficiently large to contain a second such machine. This machine is a new addition to black and decker’s dustbuster range of hand-held, portable cleaners but it now uses a higher power 24v lithium-ion battery that charges in less than four hours. Rather than charging via a socket on the cleaner, it requires use of a docking station that itself can be screwed to a wall, side of a cupboard etc, and requires two screws of a suitable length (not supplied) and any additional fixings needed. It can then be plugged into a nearby mains socket. Mating contacts on the cleaner and on the dock complete the charging circuit. There is no option for off-dock charging. Its lead is usefully long at about 2m, allowing various location possibilities and the cleaner can be optionally left on charge when not in use. Recharge time from flat is under 4 hours.