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.
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!
I purchased a Black & Decker Dustbuster (DV1610-XE) in February 2015. Within 12-months it had stopped charging and I was given a replacement in February of this year.
Alas, the same issue has occurred again in just over 6-months of very limited use. The appliance is no longer charging and is therefore unusable.
Best little thing
I’ve owned 2 other handheld vacuums before, and this Black and Decker is by far the best. I’ve had it for a few months, and I use it every day to vacuum up small messes and have not had to charge it yet. Also the built in brush is really handy.
My new best friend.
I can't believe I've gone through the last 5 years with 2 kids without one of these. I owned one (other brand) before having the kids but I wasn't happy with it and haven't used it much. Therefore I lost faith in handlheld vacuum cleaners and never thought of buying another one again.
Until recently when I saw my friend using one, after one of our kids broke a glass at her home... If it was my house, I would have gone and grabbed the big old dinosaur, our old and heavy vacuum cleaner, cords and all.
I came home keen on it, did my research and...
Great Handy Dustbuster
Hubby bought this B&D Dustbuster home, my first reaction was to take it back to the store as our old one(different brand) didn't day have much suction. But wow am I blown away by this B&D. Suction is awesome for some light everyday use and I love how it is so easy to charge with its own standing charger.
Good handheld Dustbuster for small cleaning job that won't break the bank
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