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A Handy Vacuum.
Black & Decker NW4860
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Black & Decker NW4860
Advantages: Easy to use & effective.
Black & Decker 4.8v Wet & Dry Dustbuster Hand Vacuum.
I bought this hand vacuum from Black & Decker because I wanted something quick and easy to use around the house. I have never owned anything like this before and I eventually decided to go with this specific vacuum because it is lightweight and has a rechargeable battery. It is not the cheapest hand vacuum out there but I was willing to pay a bit extra for a higher quality product that would work better and last longer. I bought mine from amazon.co.uk for about £35 but they can be bought cheaper as I just saw that they sell them on the John Lewis website for £29.99.
The vacuum weighs 1.5kg and so is very light when using it. It has a nice design and its overall appearance is simple yet stylish. The handle is white and the vacuum shield is blue and transparent. It comes with a wall mount so it can be kept somewhere that it is convenient to grab and use. The vacuum is specially designed to be easy to use and the shape of it allows it to pick up spills and mess effectively. When you hold the vacuum to something it picks it up almost instantly, there is no need to shuffle the vacuum around to try to get a good angle on it because the shape of the vacuum shield allows it to work on any surface.
The battery is rechargeable and it takes about 16 hours to get it to full capacity. At full capacity, the vacuum will work at its best for approximately 10 minutes. Obviously, this does not sound like a lot of time in comparison to how long it is charging but I have not yet used the vacuum for more than 10 minutes at any given time. I use it mainly for spills and mess that take no more than a minute to clean up so after that, I put it back on its charger and then it is good to go again. I did not buy the vacuum with the intention of overusing it or using it on large spaces so this is probably why I have found it useful for what I needed it for.
The vacuum has a 250 mm/water suction power and I am not entirely sure what that means. I can tell you however that the vacuum has a strong suction power for its size and it picks up mess and dust very well. It takes literally seconds to clean up a mess and it is a lot less hassle than using paper towels or a cloth. There is a sponge inside the vacuum too which soaks up liquids. The suction power does start to dwindle the longer you use it as the battery runs low so does its ability to perform at a high standard.
The vacuum is quite loud for how small it is but it is definitely no louder than what I would have expected. Plus, when you are only using it for a minute or two the sound really does not matter too much. If you only use the vacuum from time to time then there is no need to empty it out very often at all. It has a large capacity inside of it, which means that you can collect more dirt and dust and not worry about having to empty it out.
Overall, I am really glad that I bought this hand vacuum and I am pleased with how well it works. However, I do not think that it is worth £35. It is a very useful appliance to have at home and it saves time and other resources but it is not a necessity. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a hand vacuum for the purpose of minor spillages and some dust collecting. I would not recommend this product to anyone who needs to vacuum a large space for more than ten minutes at one time, as it would not be as affective as a regular vacuum cleaner.
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Summary: An extra hand around the house.
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