Product Type: Black & Decker vacuums
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My funky Black & Decker isn't scared to get its snout dirty!
Black & Decker 3.6 Volt Dust Buster
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Black & Decker 3.6 Volt Dust Buster
Advantages: Powerful and picks up, looks great!
Disadvantages: Slightly heavy!
With having a really bad back the one thing I struggle to do (in fact I don't do at all lol!) is use a proper vacuum cleaner and my bestmate/flatmate gets lumbered with doing this chore for the whole of the flat which isn't great and she don't half moan at me about it too lol.
Now I did have a handheld hoover like this one a while back but it gave up the ghost suddenly and I really, really missed it. I decided though instead of purchasing the same model I would pay a little more and browsing through the Argos catalogue one night I spotted and ordered this for £20.00 and I felt that, that was a good price by something from such a good brand that I am very well aware of.
The vacuum comes in a white and lime green coloured box with photographs of it all over it and of course we are told that it is Black & Decker Dustbuser 'Special Edition' and that it provides 3.6v. There are photographs on the back of the box showing you what it can pick up such as dirt and cereal etc and that it comes with a stand that can be fitted on to a wall or you can leave the vacuum safely on it whilst charging it and we are told that it comes with a 2 year guarantee (which in the box you simply fill it in and send it off) and inside the box the vacuum comes ready assembled and with the stand and a charger as well as very simple instructions.
This is one of the best buys I have ever made, seriously! Not only is it a pretty lime green and white colour with a floral pattern to the top of it, it is light and really is a mighty powerful little sucker!
So lets talk about how simple this is to use etc shall we?
Its not the lightest handheld vacuum I have ever held but it does have a good long handle with an on/off silver plastic switch to the top of it. Then the second half of it is the nozzle and this comes with no attachments at all just a large oblong open area that sucks up. To empty it you simply twist gently the two halves apart and in there is a small removable filter and a large capacity for muck! Course if you want to you can remove the mesh filter and wash it with water and let it dry out naturally which I do very occasionally.
The base is white plastic and round with the words Black & Decker written on it. You simply twist that on and off the base of the dustbuster and not only does this hold the whole thing secure the white charger plugs into it and it can be attached to the wall if you like though no screws or fittings are given. The charger lead simply plugs into the back of the unit but has no light or anything on there to let you know its charging or anything like that.
The dustbuster is rather noisy but I forgive that due to its high power performance. Air comes out of a hole in the top of it which helps to create the noise but in my mind is there to stop the unit overheating.
With this you need to gently drag it when using it. I personally find it too heavy to wave about and mess about with so I use it to simply pick up bits and pieces rather than try to do a huge area of cleaning with it. This picks up everything I have ever tried to from cereal, paper, sawdust from my hamster cage and spilled, dried rice and things. It has no problems with dirt and getting into relatively small spaces like down the sides of armchairs and cookers and things like that.
I find this easy to clean (such as the nozzle) I can rinse out and simply a really powerful handheld vacuum cleaner though it is a little heavier than I would of liked it to be!
It charges up in minutes gives about 20 minutes cleaning once fully charged and all in all and although this isn't a wet and dry vacuum it suits my needs!
Summary: A great all round handheld vacuum cleaner which is reliable and consistently good!
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