BLACK+DECKER Pd1800el-GB Flexi Vac 18 V Li-Ion Cordless Dustbuster : getting into a tight spot
Bought this for my friend, mainly for his car, but he likes it so much he uses it all round his caravan. Good suction, easy to empty and clean.
This little cordless dust buster is great for getting into those tight spots,especially in a small car where a space is restricted this where the flexi hose comes into play,as the main part is away from the area and you can get in with the nozzle great job done.
A very good purchase – recommended. . It has about 10mins runtime – more than enough for me to clean 2 cars. I find it just as useful around the house -especially around our log-burner stove. It has a lot more suction than the car-vac units one sees. Well i would advise cleaning it out after every use. The dust collection space is rather small and just cleaning this and the plastic ‘pre-filter’ won’t make much difference as one needs to clean the internal corrugated paper ‘jelly-mould filter as well. If b&d read this, one slight design fault is where the hose is attached to the unit (by 2 screws). The pipe can get blocked and it’s here that the offending mass of rubbish collects and it make it difficult to clear, (a sharp blow along the pipe may work). Here are the specifications for the BLACK+DECKER Pd1800el-GB Flexi Vac 18 V Li-Ion Cordless Dustbuster:
- High performance, compact cordless hand vac with a 1.5M integrated flexible hose
- 40% more suction power than the original dustbuster Flexi
- Clean and easy emptying system
- Charging docking station stores unit and accessories
- High performance motor for maximum cleaning
We read most of the reviews on cordless vacs and chose this one as not only did it have generally good reviews, it had the features we wanted – 18v battery, tools and a flexible hose. It works wonderfully well and is fairly easy to empty. The chargers blue light is very bright at night and illuminates the hall cupboardthere are a few of negative points:not least is the noise whilst in operation (the price to pay for efficient suction) – it is very noisyfor some reason once the battery is charged the blue charging light changes from a flashing light to a steady ‘on’ light – why couldn’t the circuit be designed to turn the light off after charging, we don’t want the cupboard illuminated 24/7.If you want a night light/vac combination you need look no furtherdue to the powerful motor and large battery the unit is a little heavy. I am looking around to find some flexible tubing to make a hose extension as i believe it will be useful as the existing one is a little short to reach those high points without getting the steps out. Even with these draw backs it is still a 5 star purchase for us.
A small machine but it performs well. Battery lasts around 20 minutes from full charge. Noise is not as bad as some reviewers say. Emptying the dust collector and cleaning the filter is straightforward. 5 star rating is for a rechargeable device but don’t expect performance equivalent to a corded machine.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Great little piece of kit!
- Absolutely brilliant
- Superior Portable
After buying a new car and wanted something to keep the interior looking good i decided to research these portable little vacuums and settled on this as a great compromise between price and quality. It’s a handy little vacuum that comes with a plastic charger stand which also holds all of the attachments. You leave one tool on the vacuum itself while the other two have slots on the stand. There is a handy auto-shutoff meaning you can leave the machine to charge permanently without ruining the battery. This is great as the cleaner is always ready for action. I’ve found that i use this around the house much more than i thought i would, purely for convenience. It’s great for dusting around the av stand (we have a server that gets caked in dust incredibly quickly) and doing things like skirting boards and wooden venetian blind slats (which are notoriously time consuming to clean). It’s also great for picking up crumbs in the kitchen and getting into all those tight spaces. The hose is a good length and gives great flexibility when cleaning.
Neatly designed, would like slightly more power. . This is significantly better than other rechargeable vaccuums i have owned, as would be hoped given the price. Features are well-thought-out, and it is very easy to empty; but in view of the 18v power, which is more than twice that of many similar products, i had expected a more noticeable improvement in performance – i would say this is adequate rather than exceptional.