When it comes to cleaning your home, you need the right tools in your arsenal. Everybody vacuums their home. That is just a matter of fact. However, some people take forever to vacuum from top to bottom while others take just a fraction of the time. The tools you have at your disposal are what makes all the difference between spending a whole day cleaning or just an hour.
Today we are here to review the Black + Decker CHV1410L Dust Buster. It may not be an overly big vacuum cleaner, but it is more than good enough for sucking up small spot messes.
Black + Decker CHV1410L Pros and Cons
It’s a really durable, convenient, and affordable handheld vacuum to go with, one that does a super job cleaning smaller areas, tables, corners, and many other things today. Let’s start this in depth Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster review right now.
What we like:
- Fairly strong suction power
- Great reach with extended nozzle
- Thin/rotating nozzle for tight spaces
- Crevice tool for even tighter spaces
- Dusting tool for dusty jobs
- Great battery life with no loss of charge for 18 months
- Comes with 2 accessories
- Very lightweight and easy to maneuver
- Bagless – filters are washable
What we didn't like:
- Does not do well with pet hair, especially long hair
- Not designed for vacuuming softer surfaces – will not do well for sofas, cars, and other such things.
Now that we’ve taken a quick look at all of the pros and cons of the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster, let’s talk about all of its individual features real quick. We get the feeling that you will really like this particular handheld vacuum because it is extremely convenient, user-friendly, powerful, and very durable too.
Without a shadow of a doubt, one of our favorite aspects of the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster is that it has unrivalled suction power for a lightweight and compact vacuum. It uses special cyclonic wind power to create awesome suction that is fantastic for picking up tons of dirt without question.
The fact that it uses cyclonic suction is really beneficial because it aids in keeping dirt and dust far away from the filter. This means that it won’t get clogged or lose suction power after just a few minutes of vacuuming.
On that same note, the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster has more than enough juice to pick up things like cat litter, cheerios, sand, and other fairly heavy objects. We use it all of the time all throughout our home and we could not be any happier. Cleaning up cheerios after little Joey is done breakfast has never been so easy.
Something else that we really love about the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster is that it features a really thin rotating nozzle. Now, the nozzle is not so thin that we can’t suck up larger objects without clogging it, which is a big bonus when you have a house full of dogs and kids. However, the nozzle is thin enough to get into tight places like between the TV stand and the wall, in between chairs, and under tables too. The fact that it is so compact means that it can get into pretty much anywhere to remove dirt.
Even better is that the front nozzle rotates so you can adapt its shape in order to suit the area at hand. If the space is really tight you can rotate the nozzle to the side in order to fit virtually anywhere. Related to this is the awesome point that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster has a nozzle that is almost twice as long as on previous models and other handheld vacuums. This means that you have a further reach into those tight areas, plus you can reach higher up with ease, as well, you don’t have to strain your back from bending down nearly as much either.
Another thing that we really appreciate when it comes to vacuuming our dirty home is that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster features something called Smart Charge Technology. In other words, it features a lithium ion battery with a really good lifetime to vacuum for lo0ng periods.
The battery life is more than good enough to suck up dirt around the house for a few of hours without having to pause. It should last for about 4 hours, but when used constantly, the battery life is more like 3 hours. Moreover, the charging station brings this particular handheld vacuum back to full life in no time at all.
Now, the really neat part about this Smart Charge Technology is that the battery can hold or retain a charge for a very long time. You can literally leave the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster off of the charger for 1.5 years and come back to a fully charged vacuum. You can literally charge this thing, throw it in a closet for more than a year, and when you come back you will be able to turn it on and use it like no time passed at all.
Yet another thing that impresses us about the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster is that it comes with several attachments to help make life easier. Sure, it comes with normal plain nozzle for quickly sucking up debris, but it does also come with a few extras, something that we are sure everyone can appreciate.
It comes with a dusting brush for things like tables, curtains, and some light upholstery jobs. Also, the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster comes with a crevice tool too. This means that getting into tight spaces around the house is even easier.
The final thing that is worth mentioning here is that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster comes with a great washable filter and washable pre-filter. The dust canister is see through so you can always tell how much room is left in it. Moreover, once it is time to empty it, simply disconnect it from the body of the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster and dump it out. After you do that, you can actually wash the whole filter and the canister in your sink or bathtub to get it clean and looking good as new. It works really well for our dusty home.
When it comes to the performance of the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster, we really could not be any happier. We are certainly not displeased! Yes, there are a couple of slight drawbacks, but overall this is a great option to consider for those small jobs that require a handheld vacuum. When it comes to suction power, we were pleasantly impresses. We did not think that such a small vacuum could muster so much suction, especially without losing that suction power once the canister got partially full and the filter got dirty. It actually manages to suck up most things with ease.
The only complaint in terms of suction is that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster does not do too well with hair. We have some pets, mainly dogs and cats, and the hairs, at least the longer ones, can get clogged in the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster pretty easily. Other than that, the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster has good suction performance, and it doesn’t lose the suction too easily either.
The performance of the lithium ion battery in the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster is also more than acceptable. It does tend to die off pretty quickly it is used for a very long time without pause, but when we give it a break every now and then, it actually lasts for a while. The fact that it can hold a charge for a long time is really impressive though.
Moreover, the fact that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster comes with a dusting and crevice tool, plus a long rotating nozzle does help improve its performance even more. We have been using it to clean floors, curtains, and everything in between. The dusting brush does well on tables and hard surfaces, but not so well on softer things.
The crevice tool is about the same. One thing that does need to be said is that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster does exceptionally well on hard surfaces, but on soft things like upholstery and carpet it doesn’t do too good.
The Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster does not come with very many accessories, but the ones it does come with are pretty. Like we said, the dusting brush and the crevice tool are both somewhat useful for harder surfaces, but when it comes to softer areas, they aren’t that great. That being said, the crevice tool is handy for getting into small areas. Also, both of the accessories are fairly easy to wash and clean too.
Filter Clean Up
One of the more impressive parts about the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster is that both of the filters are totally washable. The filters are kept fairly clean thanks to the cyclonic function of this vacuum. However, once they do get dirty, you can simply use your sink and some warm water to gently wash them clean.
This is great because it means never having to replace the filters no matter how much we vacuum. It does take a good minute to clean the filters because you can’t be too rough with them, but other than that, cleaning them is a breeze, plus it ends up being cost effective too.
- Weight of 2.6 pounds
- 2 AW of suction
- Dry Only
- No Power Boost
- Cordless – lithium ion battery
- Light – medium duty jobs
- 6 oz dust canister
- 4 hour battery life
- 2 accessories
- VF110 replacement filters
The Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster comes with a standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. However, for an additional fee there is the option to get an extended 2 year or even a 3 year warranty.
When it comes to various customer reviews, they have been outstandingly positive for the most part. Other than the small issues we have mentioned about the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster, most people have been very happy with it. The only drawbacks which people mention is that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster doesn’t do well with hairs and it can’t be used for deep carpets, sofas, cars, and other upholstery.
Everybody loves that the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster has lots of suction power, is lightweight, has washable filters, and a great battery life. There are some people who have complained about turning off on its own on occasion, but this is a battery preservation feature as well as a way to stop it from overheating. All in all, the reviews from other customers have been very positive.
When it comes to the price of the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster, we really could not ask for anything more. It only costs around $60. This is a very good price for such a reliable and powerful handheld vacuum.
At the end of the day, we definitely give the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster a fairly high rating, at least 4 out of 5 stars. This handheld vacuum might be little, but it does a fantastic job at cleaning up small and medium sized messes. If you need a great handheld vacuum, you should definitely think about checking out the Black + Decker CHV1410L Cordless Dust Buster.