Black & Decker 18V Compact Pivot Vacuum w/Charging Base & Extra Filter
I love this product so much I purchased two, one for myself and one for my daughter. I use it for everything including to vacuum pet hair off my sofa! This gets used several times a week from picking up spills in the kitchen to hair off the bathroom floor and also to dust the base boards. Love it!
I found this unit to be too heavy to work well for me. Also, I found that the air-flow out blew the dirt away before I could suction it up - but not as bad as the Dyson hand-held model. I purchased the Shark Rocket Ultralight, and I think I will stay with that one, despite the cord.
Eehh... Not so much.
Black & Decker dropped the ball on this one. Sorry QVC, not your fault. I allowed this to charge a full 24 hours before initial use as per manufacturers instructions. First issue: I purchased this unit primarily to vacuum my car. This vacuum ran approximately 15 minutes, give or take a minute or two, and then the power and suction began to noticeably decrease (the sound made it evident as well). Thankfully, fifteen minutes is all that it took to vacuum my car. Second issue: The weight of this vacuum would suggest that it has one heavy duty battery which would in turn suggest a longer run time than fifteen minutes. I absolutely cannot recommend this vacuum to arthritis patients (I have RA and know how it will affect you) or anyone with dexterity issues. It is ergonomically designed well, but the weight and amount of pressure needed to operate the device's switches and adjustability will put unneeded and undesired stress and results on your joints. Now, the positive: For the fifteen minutes that it did run well, on a scale of 1 - 10 in suction (1 being the worst and 10 being the best), I would have to honestly give it a 7. I will keep the unit strictly for 2 reasons, I don't want to go through the hassle of a return and it never takes me more than 15 minutes to vacuum my car. I usually don't submit less than great reviews, but I would hate to see someone with arthritis / dexterity issues cause further pain or injury to themselves. I am not saying this is a danger to anyone, but some people have to be more gentle with their bodies and the weight of this is just too much. I can, however, recommend it to people who don't have to worry about "over-doing" it and only for the purpose of cleaning up quick, dry, and lightweight spills.
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Love it! Easy to use, very easy to empty & clean. Our 3 year old grandson loves to help & uses it to clean up his area. He also discovered that it is strong enough to easily suck up 11 half dollar coins -- with no damage!
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I ordered this hand vacuum to use on our pontoon...to clean up carpet after eating...It done AWESOME!!! I liked it so well that I use it in my house all the time to clean up my oak staircase, to clean around baseboards...and under kitchen table after kids eat..Oh and it cleans GREAT IN MY CAR!!!! It DID NOT run out of charge like these other people are saying...they must vacuum everything everywhere for it to go dead as fast as they are saying...BELIEVE MY REVIEW...YOU WILL LOVE THIS VAC!!! It is not as heavy either as they are saying...my goodness...my little boy vacuums with it!!! Yes it is heavier than 2 oz...but you won't break a sweat or anything, picking it up...
Boy Was I Surprised
First I will say this product is great and does everything it says it will. I love how easy it is to clean and the color is beautiful. For all the reasons I love this product it would be extremely easy to recommend it to anyone looking for such an item, however, I would definitely recommend looking around for a better price. I was really surprised that two months after purchasing this item I found it for much less in a brick and mortar store.
I am giving this product the highest rating because it is a great product and it is worthy of a five star rating my disappointment is with the pricing and shipping charges that near doubled the cost of the item.
I purchased this vac to clean up my car but tried it in my home where I sit and snack on popcorn and pistachios all day, most seem to be on the floor :)....this powerful little vac gets it all so it has yet to make it to my car!
I have not gotten out my large vac for quick clean ups since!!!
Use like crazy
Over the years I have had several small hand vacs but this one is by far the best ever! I love it for cleaning quick spills and it really gets in all the nook and crannies when cleaning out my car. The charge lasts a long time. Clean up is easy. Just overall really happy with this purchase.
Black & Decker Compact Vac really Sucks
My husband and I have voted this Vac the best value we have ordered from QVC..
We have it in the kitchen in plane view where friends and family can be shown how well it works..
The best compact vcuum ever suction great swivel vey useful love it.
Our old hand vacuum died a year ago and I have been thinking of getting a new one, but hadn't done it. I saw this on tv one day and thought it looked great.
Got one for each of my daughters and they were thrilled too.
It does a good job. A little heavy, but not too bad.
Most Compact Vacuums do not seem to have great power but this one is different. It not only has power but has power to spare. The charging base that it sits on makes a great place to always park the unit after using. If there is any drawback it is that the unit is a bit heavy due to the use of NICAD battery instead of the newer and much lighter Lithium which offers longer power at a level rate. Over time NICAD's experience battery fade and just stop charging. Being that this is new can't determine how long it will last but once again for the money this is a fine unit. I would not hesitate to buy it in place of the overpriced and underpowered Dyson.