Black & Decker Vacuum Reviews

The company started when two young men (Black and Decker) opened a small machine shop in Maryland in 1910. The company is still headquartered in Maryland today and now sells power tools, hardware, home improvement products, etc. in over 100 countries worldwide. With respect to vacuums, Black and Decker are famous for their convenient handheld “Dust Buster” vacuums but they also manufacture kitchen scrubbers, steam cleaners and stick vacs.

Black and Decker Air Swivel Lite Vacuum

Avg. consumer rating = 76/100 

The Black and Decker Air Swivel Lite (model BDASL202) is a very lightweight, bagless upright vacuum cleaner. It is also compact and easy to maneuver.  The suction is good, it performs well on pet hair, and the machine is affordable.  It does have some issues however.  A number of owners have reported that it just stops running for no apparent reason and it either has to be repaired or replaced – there doesn’t seem to be an easy fix.  In addition, there are several instances of the belt breaking.

Black & Decker BDH2000L Hand Vacuum


Avg. consumer rating = 85/100 

The Black & Decker BDH2000L handheld vacuum is getting good ratings from consumers. But like most other good handhelds it is not cheap and presently costs in the neighbourhood of $90.  It is powered by a Lithium Ion battery which provides a respectable run time and the unit also charges more quickly than some of the older handhelds.  In general owners are pleased with the BDH2000L although there is some discontent regarding the noise level. 

Black and Decker Lithium Ion Dust Buster

Avg. consumer rating = 88/100 

Black & Decker manufacture a host of Dust Buster handheld vacuums and the CHV1410L is the top model (at the time of this writing).  The CHV1410L is a highly rated Dust Buster on Amazon and owners like the machine’'s built in nozzle extension, quick recharge capability and long battery life.  However some folks report that the charger light is distractingly bright and others lament that the unit doesn’t come with a wall mount.

Black & Decker PSV1800 Pivoting Floor Vac Review

Avg. consumer rating = 75/100 

The Black & Decker PSV1800, sometimes called the Black & Decker Pivot Vac, is a bagless and cordless stick vacuum that is effective on both bare floors and carpets.It lasts a fairly long time on a single charge and comes with a 2-year warranty.  There are some consumer comments that it is awkward emptying the dirt canister however.

Black & Decker PHV1800CB 18V Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review


Avg. consumer rating = 85/100 

This handheld vacuum gets very good consumer ratings and reviews, averaging about 8.5 out of 10.  It has powerful suction and a long lasting battery charge. Many people find it particularly useful on stairs and cleaning the inside of vehicles.  It is also a best-seller on Amazon.

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I'm Nigel Russco, a 50 year old professional engineer originally from the west coast of Canada.  I love to review vacuums and I’ve been doing just that since 2008.  

I make every effort to write unbiased, intelligent vacuum cleaner reviews and I provide average consumer ratings for each and every vacuum cleaner I investigate.  My ultimate goal is to ensure you find the best vacuum for your cleaning needs.  

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