Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners Review
Seeing dust, dirt and debris slowly build up around the house can suck. So, where can you find a vacuum cleaner that will blow you (and the dirt) away? Black & Decker has a few handheld and corded options, with a number of products designed as a 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner.
While known for power tools, Black & Decker also sells a wide range of products for all areas of the home. This includes drills, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, steam cleaners, window cleaners, work lights, speakers, car hand vacs, batteries and even decorating tools. Black & Decker products are available online and at a number of retailers across Australia, which can be found via a store locator on the Black & Decker website.
Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners
While the Black & Decker range focusses on cordless and handheld models, you’ll be able to find something for everyone, whether you need to clean up that small spill, or you need to turn the house upside down before your guests arrive. Below is a full list of Black & Decker vacuums by standard prices:
- 4Wh Lithium-ion Dustbuster Cordless Hand Vacuum (NVB115JL) – $29
- 8Wh Lithium-ion Dustbuster Cordless Hand Vacuum (NVB215WA) – $49
- Lithium 4in1 Dustbuster (NSVA315J) – $69
- 8Wh Wet and Dry Lithium-ion Dustbuster Cordless Hand Vacuum (WDB215WA) – $69
- 2Wh Wet and Dry Lithium-ion Dustbuster Cordless Hand Vacuum (WDA315J:16.2) – $69
- 6Wh Cordless Stick Vacuum (SVA320B) – $99
- 6Wh Lithium-ion Dustbuster with Cyclonic Action (DVJ320JCR) – $99
- 4V Lithium-ion Dustbuster Pivot Hand Vacuum (PV1420L) – $99
- 4V Lithium-ion Dustbuster Flexi Hand Vacuum (PD1420LP) – $99
- 18V Lithium-ion Dustbuster Pivot Hand Vacuum (PV1820L) – $119
- 2000W Compact Bagless Vacuum VM2040 – $129
- 27Wh Lithium-ion Dustbuster with Cyclonic Action (DVJ325J) – $129
- 27Wh Cordless Pet Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (DVA325JP07) – $129
- 18V Lithium-ion Dustbuster Flexi Hand Vacuum (PD1820L) – $149
- 27Wh Lithium-ion Cordless Pet Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (DVJ325BFSP) – $159
- 36Wh Cordless Stick Vacuum (SVA520B) – $179
- 36Wh 2in1 Cordless Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (FEJ520JFSX) – $179
- 36Wh 2in1 HEPA Cordless Dustbuster Hand Vacuum with Floor Extension (FEJ520JFH) – $229
- 45Wh 2in1 Cordless MULTIPOWER Pet Vacuum Cleaner (CUA525BHP) – $249
- 45Wh 2in1 Cordless MULTIPOWER Allergy Vacuum Cleaner (CUA525BHA) – $299
Let’s have a closer look at some of the models that you can pick up, and which one may be the best fit for your house and budget.
Black & Decker 27Wh Cordless Pet Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (DVA325JP07)
Every pet owner understands the struggle of finding what seems like a never-ending supply of dog or cat hair. And once you’ve spent an hour sweating it out trying to vacuum every square inch of the house, it only takes one shake from your furry friend before the problem starts all over again. So, it makes sense why Black & Decker have created a range of vacuums targeted towards dealing with this very ‘ruff’ situation.
Products like the 27Wh Cordless Pet Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (DVA325JP07) are described to have a Motorised Pet Head with rubber tines which supposedly helps the appliance pick up pet hair from upholstery, stairs and car interiors. This feature is also said to effectively clean the usual dirt and debris that makes its way into your home. The cordless handheld vacuum is also stated to have a runtime of 15 minutes, and contains a dust bowl which is holds up to 500ml.
Black & Decker 18V Lithium-ion Dustbuster Pivot Hand Vacuum (PV1820L)
Dive deep into the dark crevasses of the couch, and reach into the stubborn nooks and crannies with products like the 18V Lithium-ion Dustbuster Pivot Hand Vacuum. The brand claims the nozzle of the handstick can rotate up to 200 degrees, giving you extra flexibility when digging into corners and other awkward spots. It also includes a flip out soft brush, which the brand recommends for delicate surfaces, and an extendable component to use between sofa cushions and car seats. This model is stated to be suitable for all types of debris, including dust, dirt, pet hair and spills.
For those who need a vacuum to fit a small space, the Black & Decker Pivot Hand Vacuum can fold in half to make it easier to store and charge. But if you have a larger area to clean, bear in mind that this product has a runtime of 10 minutes. However, it has a quicker charging time due to the Eco smart feature, which is claimed to power the vacuum cleaner back up within four hours.
Black & Decker 10.8Wh Wet and Dry Lithium-ion Dustbuster Cordless Hand Vacuum (WDB215WA)
From cereal and pet food, to dust and debris, the Wet and Dry Cordless Hand Vacuum is stated to clean both wet and dry spills. It’s also recommended for humid areas like bathrooms and kitchens. If you’re searching for a lightweight vacuum cleaner, this model may be a good option as it only weighs 0.61kg. However, the Black & Decker WDB215WA has a limited runtime of 8 minutes, meaning you may have to look elsewhere if you’re looking to get large areas cleaned.
Black & Decker 45Wh 2in1 Cordless MULTIPOWER Allergy Vacuum Cleaner (CUA525BHA)
If things like dust or pet hair set off your allergies, Black & Decker claims its MULTIPOWER Allergy Vacuum Cleaner can help minimise potential triggers by effectively cleaning a wide range of surfaces. Plus, the 60-minute runtime off a single charge means it is among the longest runtimes within the Black & Decker range, although this runtime is stated to apply when operating the lowest suction power setting.
The Black & Decker handstick is said to provide a suction power of 40 Air Watts, or approximately 48 Air Watts when switching to the handheld vacuum. This model also contains a dustbowl with a 1L capacity, and dual HEPA filters which can be removed and washed. Together, these features supposedly trap 99.92% of particles within the vacuum.
Black & Decker 2000W Compact Bagless Vacuum (VM2040)
Ever used a vacuum that’s lost so much of its suction power, it might as well be easier to blow on the clump of dust to make it go away? Consider larger options like the Black & Decker 2000W Compact Bagless Vacuum. While this 6kg corded vacuum is heavier than the other handheld vacuums by the brand, it has produces 2000W power and stores up to 2.5L worth of dirt before the dust container needs to be emptied. It has a 5m cable to help you move around the house, and is described to be suitable for indoor use.
Black & Decker 36Wh 2in1 Cordless Dustbuster Hand Vacuum (FEJ520JFSX)
Cleaning the house isn’t always fun, but Black & Decker claims it can help lift the heavy load with its 36Wh 2in1 Cordless Dustbuster Hand Vacuum. Powered by a 36Wh lithium battery, this handstick vacuum is said to use a variety of ‘smart’ technologies apparently designed to make the chores a little easier. One of these features is the Smart Tech Floor Sensor, which is said to optimise battery time by increasing suction power on deep pile carpets, while switching to Eco mode when working on lighter tasks. The product also has a scent filter claimed to disperse a ‘cotton fresh scent’ as you clean, really giving you that clean feeling.
The 2in1 model is described to be ergonomically designed, and can be used as a floor and handheld vacuum. This model is also said to be suitable on all types of surfaces like crumbs, cereal spills, dust and pet hair.
Are Black & Decker vacuum cleaners worth the money?
Does our list of Black & Decker vacuum cleaners blow you away? Whether you should stick to this American brand is up to you. With a DIY-centred heritage, Black & Decker offer a number of vacuum cleaner models, suitable for use on both those small and big jobs.
Got a furry friend that’s making cleaning a hairy situation? Consider models like the 27Wh Cordless Pet Dustbuster Hand Vacuum and the 36Wh 2in1 Cordless Dustbuster Hand Vacuum. Sick of dust triggering your allergies? Then compare the 45Wh 2in1 Cordless MULTIPOWER Allergy Vacuum Cleaner with other models on the market. If you need an all-rounder, products such as the 18V Lithium-ion Dustbuster Pivot Hand Vacuum can be used on both wet and dry surfaces.
For more on Black & Decker, head to our appliance ratings to compare the latest features and prices. Also, don’t forget to read plenty of reviews and ratings on other vacuum cleaner brands to make sure you’re buying the right option for you.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.
What do customers think about Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners?
In 2019, Australian customers gave Black & Decker 3 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for vacuum cleaners.