Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
I bought this and got it changes once and now again its playing up doe snot charge at all and runs fore few minutes after on all the time. Not happy with the product
- Dustbuster Cyclonic Action DVJ320J
- Verified purchase
Gutsy little mean machine
I have had this little beauty for a few months now and it never fails to impress me. This was a replacement for an earlier B&D model which sadly died. However, this new Dustbuster has an impressive amount of power and a turbo charge which really ramps up its heavy cleaning ability. It is easy to charge with a battery indicator on the top of the appliance. The power cord also plugs into the top of the Dustbuster which is an improvement on the earlier model. It feels like a good quality item and is not too heavy to hold. It is great for cleaning...your car and I can clean the whole car without having to rush the job, because the battery lasts a long time before it's time for a recharge. The flip-down brush on the end is a versatile addition, as is the extendable nozzle. Cleaning out the filter and barrel is as easy as 1-2-3 and I really do reckon this is a winner for me :)
High on ambition, low on performance.
The Black & Decker Dustbuster DVJ320J is a very aesthetically pleasing hand-held vacuum cleaner. Designed with portability and maneuverability in mind, the manufacturer presents us with a very light-weight unit of a fairly decent built quality.
It has a handy extendable telescopic nozzle, which is great for reaching those hard to reach places, like between the seat and the center console in your car, or under the couch. The vacuum also has a non-detachable fold-out brush at the tip of the nozzle, which is very handy for when you need to dig ...in a little deeper into the carpet fibers while you're cleaning. The fact that brush is non-detachable is great, as it stays on the unit ready to be extended at any time, preventing you from losing it, as is often the case with vacuum cleaner attachments which often fall off and get lost when not in use. Unfortunately, that is where the praise for this vacuum cleaner stops. Advertised at 15 minutes of use from a full charge, the weaker than expected suction on the unit simply does not allow the user to get the most out of the 15 minutes of power which this vacuum is capable of delivering. The inadequate suction power means that when coming across an upholstered surface, one has to go over it again and again in order to get the job done. And considering how much upholstered surfaces one comes across when cleaning a car, you can easily knock the advertised 15 minutes of use down to 5 to 7 minutes of actual thorough cleaning. And with a lengthy charging time of 5 hours before the battery is full again, one simply does not get much use out a full charge before having to plug it in again to charge. To make matters worse, with average monthly use, the 15 minutes of charge form a full battery dwindled down to about 50% within the first 6 months of use, eventually failing to charge altogether at around the 11 month mark. After searching the web for replacement batteries for this unit, one will also find that the internal batteries are not removable and not replaceable for when the unit falls out of manufacturer warranty. This vacuum cleaner would have benefited from a higher capacity battery at the cost of added weight and bulk. At least it would have then provided adequate suction and use time for real world applications, such as regular car vacuuming. Otherwise, I would imagine that it performs the task of vacuuming spilt cereal off a kitchen bench extremely well, as advertised in the product video on Black & Decker's website.
Fantastic Suction and light weight.
Super suction for a very small and light handheld device. Has a nosal with a retractable brush attachment on the end which is very handy for fluff. It's very light to hold and battery lasts for hours. It works well on all surfaces, especially hard. Has a handy "boost" suction for that extra oomph which is very powerful. I can't believe it's such a small light device but ultra effective.
Bought the Black and decker Wet Dry Dustbuster and tried it once before returning it as the power suction was useless. very happy with this one.
Great for a while
This vacuum is a great option if you don't mind it lasting a year or so. Once the battery dies (which is sooner than you would expect) you will be faced with the sad fact that you can't replace the battery, nor run it whilst plugged into the charger. So.... you just have to throw the entire device away. Great investment!
- Dustbuster Cyclonic Action DVJ320JCR
- Verified purchase
Every Day Cleaning Friend
This handheld Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner is quite helpful for lighter cleaning, especially in the Kitchen area.
There are few characteristics I particularly like: lightweight, low noise, dual speed and easy to clean bagless feature. In addition, this cleaner is colorful and very effective. It has a long-lasting lithium battery and comes with a 2-year replacement warranty. My wife is a heavy user of this machine and very happy with its performance.
I bought this Cleaner from Harvey Norman, Thomastown Store for a discounted price and would like to highly recommend anyone who wants to by a handheld light vacuum cleaner.
- Dustbuster Cyclonic Action DV1810ELXE
- Verified purchase
Firstly it was quite expensive. It is just no good. A vacuum cleaner should suck up dust - that's all I ask! It has a really sad brush on the end, which is just useless. I was hoping to vacuum up dust on shelves, but it is hopeless. I'm not surprised it's discontinued. I returned it.
Great suction for a small hand held
Was very shocked when first using this to clean the car. It's light weight and lasts just above an hour and takes a few to full charge. Which isn't very bad at all. The sucktion isn't perfect but it gets the job done and can also be used inside the house for small messes
Excellent spot cleaner
We have an unfortunate combination: new carpet and young kids. Spill happen so we own this, Lets just say it gets used a lot! Its a classic dustbuster but pretty powerful as it has modern Lithium batteries. Its easy to whip out, way to empty. Gets the job dome very well indeed. Going 4 stars as it could be a little more ergonomic but overall very good.
Good and easy to use
The machine is strong and easy to use. This is product is perfect for a quick clean.. Purchased from Harvey Norman. With the rechargeable lithium battery gives a great flexibility for this machine. Never regret to buy this. We use it to clean our car as well as small area in the house.
Great for the first 2 years
I purchased in 2015 as my existing one died after approx. 7 years (brand unknown). It was more than I wanted to pay for a Dustbuster yet I figured it was a reputable brand so I did anyway as I just cannot be without one. I found the suction good & unit runs well albeit a bit noisy but I expected that as it was a more powerful unit than my last one. Unit is easy to use, a good weight, looks good & recharges well. I use it regularly for small pickups & vacuuming the car. However, in the last 6 months I have noticed it no longer charges properly ...& runs for only about 15-20 secs before totally dying. I had hoped it would last at least 3 years for the $98 I paid. As I now need to purchase a new unit I am left wondering if I want to pay even more money for the same again.
The suction is average. I thought by the price and the brand name that it would have much better suction strength. Easy to use and easy to dismantle, clean and reassemble. Recharging is easy but power lasting is also rather average. I did expect much better, but it is not too bad.
The machine is very strong. It is valuable product. All members in my family loves the product. We purchased from Harvey norman. The sale person advices us to purchase this item. Never regret to buy this. We use it to clean our car as well as small area in the house
Although I bought this item in 2015, it has only been used to do some light cleaning of two rugs from time to time. When I went to charge it up, the blue light didn't come on. I kept it connected to the power for some time however it failed to charge up. Obviously there is some problem with the battery or connection.
I begrudge spending $100 on something that doesn't last and no doubt will become an addition to landfill!
- Dustbuster Cyclonic Action DVJ325BFS
- Verified purchase
Suction is strong, picks up just as well if not better than my normal large vacuum (Dyson) . I really like that the slim nozzle and brush attachments are all built in - this is such a great feature because when they come as loose attachments they tend to get lost and its a bother to get the attachments from the cupboard when you are midway through a clean. its not too heavy, not extremely loud but it is quite high pitched which is a little bit of a shock whenever i start it up. charging is somewhat long (6 hours according to the manual) but i leave it overnight so not an issue for me.
Easy and convenient
I bought my Balck & Decker Cyclonic Action to quickly vacuum the car and started there and slowly moved on to other household things. I like that I can go from mess to mess free in a flash, The only thing that I don't like is that the battery needs to be charged for a long time. I basically charge all the time when not being used and thin that it is not very friendly to our electricity bill.
This replaced my old B&D hand held vacuum which I must have had for over 15 years. No problems other than obviously the battery was weak after all that time. This new one is a joy. Powerful suction & the unique ability to bend the snout makes it much easier to use. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Staple in our home
I have an active toddler who makes a mess practically all day and this hand vacuum has kept me sane! I'm happy with the suction and it's light enough to move around. I use it anywhere - our timber floors, couch, dining chairs, car, bathroom, anywhere! Only thing I would change is the expandable brush because after a few months of use, it became loose and kept falling off.
Dustbuster doesn't disappoint
The Black & Decker Dustbuster never disappoints. I have had a few Dustbusters over the years. I have always found them to be reliable for a reasonable amount of time, powerful and efficient. This model is no exception. Every house should have a hand held vacuum to grab when mess occur without having to drag out a big heavy vacuum every time.
Its not horrible but not amazing
The black and decker dustbuster is a portable vaccum cleaner that has nice sleek design.
- Powerful vaccum
- Light and portable
- Aestically pleasing
- Fast charging speed
- Very easy to clean
- Runs out of battery incredibly quickly
- The lengthening top bit has a weird design which cannot go into some corners ...
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Questions & Answers
l just bought the hand held vac( DVJ320J) today, and plugged it in to charge, is it normal for the red light to continue flashing? and should it stop flashing once it has charged? thanks, hope l get an answer
Only a few months old. While charging the full charge green light does not come up. Instead the red light blinks for some time and stops. Don't know if there is a problem
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