Black & Decker Platinum – The Best Handheld Vacuums For Pet Hair

Here we will go over the Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L. This model is deigned mainly with pet hair in mind, which makes it an excellent choice for pet owners. However, it can also handle most domestics tasks with ease, outshining quite a few of its competitors, that are solely focused upon pets. Black and Decker are well known for their overall solid products and this has earned some of them a place in our best handheld vacuum review series. This particular model is in the medium price range and is quite capable of competing with high class vacs, just like most of the products that we cover.

Technological Details

Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L, just like its name suggests, is powered by a 20-Volt Lithium Ion battery. The battery has quite a long life and decently short recharge time, which allows it to power the model for quite some time before running out. The vacuum itself is great at picking up all kinds of pet hair, dust and dirt and will serve you well even when you use it for common tasks. The closest handhelds to compare it with are the other two representatives of its production line – the Ion Flex and Ion Slide Pack. Both of its brothers are more expensive than it, but this model brings out the best in both of them, while not really having any negatives in comparison. Sure, there are some compromises made with the batter recharge time, but it’s well worth it for the whole package. The model is cordless, compact and lightweight, nothing out of the ordinary with that. Even in the weight department, the model averages between the other products in its series, making it the best overall choice.

Cleaning Accessories

The Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L features a rotating slim nozzle that comes with two built in attachments – a crevice tool and a flip up brush. They make cleaning all the awkward to reach places that most handheld models would struggle with a breeze. The brush is ideal for taking care of pet hair all over the house, as well as daily cleanups. It can easily handle dust, crumbs, dirt and hairs.


The Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L offers quite a few advantages over most of the competition, which have convinced us to include it in our best handheld vacuum reviews series. Thanks to its multifunctional design and powerful suction, the vacuum can handle a wide variety of household tasks on top of its pet hair cleaning role. The battery life is great, allowing for very long cleaning sessions, essentially limited by your patience and the dust capacity of the model. The built-in attachments grant it better access to tight and awkward corners that are a challenge for most other handheld vacuum model and place it even higher in our books.

Multifunctional Design – The combination of powerful motor, built in attachments and long lasting battery allow the model to excel in almost any household task, despite its focus being dealing with pet hair. For the BDH2000L picking up dust from an awkward, difficult to reach corner is just as easy as vacuuming some crumbs off the tabletop.

Great For Pet Hair – Well, this can’t really be a surprise by now. Pet hair is the main focus of the model’s design and the BHD2000L can handle it flawlessly. This makes it a preferred model by pet owners, especially those that live in bigger houses. The fact that it can run for longer periods of time than standard handheld models means that you can actually finish vacuuming all your furniture without being forced to take a break.

Lightweight – While this is also standard for most handheld models, the Black & Decker engineers somehow managed to make this model even lighter than normal. This makes it extremely easy to use and it causes no fatigue whatsoever.


The model has three main downsides – the first two are rather major, while the third one is down to personal preference. First of all, the model is quite expensive. Not everyone is willing to pay this much of a handheld vacuum, regardless of its multi functionality. After that the model is rather loud. This is not good at all, especially for a handheld vacuum cleaner. This makes it an impractical choice for people who have larger families, as it is very easy to disturb your loved ones if you decide to turn on the model at any time of the day. The other negative has to do with the charging method. This is a rather interesting design solution, as you are required to set the vacuum on top of its plate and let it sit there. While it isn’t hard to do, it takes up extra space that not everyone has.

Pricey – The BDH2000L is one of the more expensive pet hair vacuums currently on the market. And while it does its job flawlessly, the price tag is still higher than what most people are willing to pay for a handheld model.

Loud – Sadly, this vacuum is very loud, which might be a problem if you share your home with others. Then again, even if you live alone with your pets, they most likely will not approve of the sounds the model makes when you start cleaning.

Recharge Space – To recharge he BDH2000L you need to place it on top of its recharging plate. This is a bit space consuming, and quite a few customers have written negative reports about it.


The Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L gets an 8 out of 10. This is merely due to the fact that it’s extremely loud for no good reason. Like we’ve already mentioned above, even if you live on your own, chances are that your pets will find the noise very annoying as well. On the off chance that neither you, nor your pets mind it, the vacuum can be looked at as a 9 out of 10. The other two negatives still stand, but they are well balanced by the positive sides.

In the end of the day, the Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L is one of the best handheld vacuum cleaners for pet owners currently on the market. It’s a great choice for people who aren’t afraid to pay some money to get exactly what they want. And if you are one of these pet owners and you don’t mind the noise it makes, then this is the perfect vacuum for you!

  • Powerful suction
  • Great For Pet Hair
  • Lightweight
  • Pricey
  • Loud
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