Product Type: Black & Decker vacuums
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BUST THE DUST!!
Black & Decker 3.6 Volt Dust Buster
Member Name: Abs2uLOTT
Black & Decker 3.6 Volt Dust Buster
Advantages: Shifts crumbs quickly/reliable/easy to use
Disadvantages: On hard flooring, the air from the back can sometimes blow crumbs around
Black and Decker 3.6V Dust Buster
A dust buster is a total must in my house as my son has been going through throwing crumbs and crisps everywhere. By the time my older two had added to the mess, I was absolutely sick of either dragging the hoover out or sweeping up. I don't know what goes on on my stairs either but they attract dust and bits like nobodies business. Again, keep getting the hoover out was becoming too much so .... Behold my Black and Decker Dust buster.
I'd had 2 other Dust busters in the past but they went out of action during the years of having a family dog. He was the perfect dust buster in that he'd simply eat anything and everything. After losing our dog and our dust busters getting lost or damaged, I struggled for a long while without one.
Since moving into our home a year ago, I've never known a house to keep showing up so much dust. Another reason for investing in a dust buster again is the car is forever filled with crumbs thanks to my wee lil one and 2 teenagers. At the time of buying, it was a much welcomed addition to the home! If you can relate to any of the above, definitely consider a Dust buster!
Lime green and white in colour, the Black and Decker Dust buster comes in a well presented box that's pictures straight away explain what it can be used for. Inside the box, alongside the dust buster is a stand that can be attached to the wall and a charger and 2 year guarantee.
The handle end of the Dust buster is a generous size which makes it easy to hold and use. On top of the handle is an on/off button. The nozzle end of the dust buster has a large letter box shaped area use for sucking up the mess.
The capacity of the dust buster is just 0.28 litres but with its purpose being for small jobs, it's plenty big enough to hold those crumbs. I only have to empty mine on a weekly basis. Emptying is really easy as it's just a case of twisting the 2 parts apart. Be aware that spillages can happen whilst doing this though. I tend to do mine over the sink, bin or out the garden.
Also be aware that hair and dust can build up and stick to the filter. Fortunately the filter can be washed and dried up quickly. The dust buster isn't as effective at picking up if the filter clogs up too much.
Charging the dust buster is by the mains and usually it's an overnight job. The charger lead plugs into the back of the unit and I would say that once it's charged, it lasts for about 10 minutes. That doesn't sound like a great length of time but its fine for its purpose. It's not like you're hovering the whole house with it.
**Using the Dust Buster**
.... Is very easy! It's not the lightest of Dust busters but for the 5 minutes its switched on for, I don't end up with wrist or arm ache. The suction is powerful enough for its uses, although I find it works best on a hard flooring, worktops and short pile carpets. I tend to get the hoover out for my long pile rugs as hairs tend to clog the machine up.
Be aware of air shooting out of the back of the duster as part of its keeping cool process. This isn't good if I'm on the floor after my son has thrown rice crispies everywhere as the ones behind just blow and scatter elsewhere. The trick is to try to keep it as upright as your can but it doesn't always work. I haven't noticed this to be a problem on carpet, only my kitchen floor.
* Cleaning the car and boot
* Crumbs in the highchair
* Mess on the kitchen worktop
* Crumbs/Dust in nooks and crannies
* Crumbs/crisps in the pushchair
* Bits in the rugs or sofa
* Toast crumb spillages
Overall- A handy little buy that's a very useful tool for picking up dust, crumbs and mess. It's especially great for if you have a toddler.
Summary: A must have in my house!
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