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
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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!
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.
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
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.
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.
I found this to be the best value for money and it comes with 2 years warranty which was important to me as I've had others in the past fail after a year. Apart from being a little noisy, it has great suction and is light to hold. Although it didn't come with a charge stand, charging the unit is pretty quick after using it for 5 mins or so.
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