Today we’ll have a look at the Black and Decker CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster. With its great range and sucition power, it stands between the low and medium price range of the handheld category. The CHV1410L stands proudly at the front of the Dustbuster line, carrying over most of the positive qualities of its predecessors and none of their major downsides. Even if it had no other redeeming qualities (which it does), the sheer amount of pleased customers would make us consider it for our best handheld vacuum list.
The Black and Decker CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster comes from a long line of successful handheld vacuum cleaner models. The Black and Decker company have been a leading handheld designer for quite a while now, and they keep on improving their technology with each new product. This Dustbuster’s motor is powered by a special 14.4 volt lithium ion battery, that allows it to operate for as long as needed and provides with enough power to deal with most domestic tasks. The model’s special design allows it to have 50% more range than its predecessors, allowing it to reach into all kinds of awkward corners as well as under furniture.
The Black and Decker CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster comes with the standard package of attachments for a handheld model – a rotating slim nozzle, a brush and a crevice tool. The brush is used for general cleaning purposes, while the crevice tool is perfect for those hard to reach places, where other models would have troubles cleaning. All of the tools are stored on-board, saving you the trouble of keeping the parts together and greatly reducing the chance of displacement.
The model has quite a few major upsides that make it worthy of consideration. First and foremost comes its great suction power. Just like with every other model that we cover, before we decided to include it in our best handheld vacuum list, we made sure that it has more than enough suction power to compete not only within its own price range, but against more expensive choices as well. After that, comes the battery life. This is a huge deal for a cordless handheld model – if the battery isn’t good enough, then it won’t be able to do its job. With this Dustbuster, there is nothing to worry about in the battery department – it will last long enough for a prolonged cleaning session. The model is also very lightweight and easy to use, making quick work of difficult to reach corners and furniture. And last but not least comes the price tag. The Black and Decker CHV1410L 14.4-Volt Lithium Ion Dust Buster is cheap enough to be accessible to most of the people out there, and when coupled with its features, this makes it one of the best handheld vacuum cleaner choices of the year.
Great Suction – Black and Decker CHV1410L Dustbuster has strong enough suction to deal with any handheld task that you can put it against. Even more so when we take into consideration its wide mouth design – the model is created with picking debris in mind and it has no trouble doing so.
Long Lasting Battery – Like we’ve already mentioned, this is quite a big deal for any cordless model, but even more important for handhelds.
Freedom and Reach – Again, we have a cordless model that is designed with reach in mind. The long slim, rotating nozzle and the unique design allow this dustbuster to reach a lot further than its predecessors and catch all that elusive dirt behind and under your furniture.
Even the greatest of vacuums have their downsides, and this dustbuster is no different. Mostly the problems it has come from the fact that its very loud. This is a very negative trait for any vacuum cleaner, but even more so for a handheld, as their motors aren’t nearly as powerful as say canister models. Yet, the Black and Decker CHV1410L somehow manages to produce loud enough sound that can put even some canister models to shame.
Loud – The biggest and pretty much only notable problem of the model is the fact that it makes so much noise. This makes it quite impractical for families with young kids or elderly relatives as well as big households in general. The loud noise makes it very easy to disturb your relative’s rest or conversations and it brings down the model’s score by a whole lot.
This model is a tricky one when it comes to scores. On one hand, it’s the perfect successor and a proud member of the Dustbuster series, carrying almost all of their positive traits and adding up on top of them. On the other hand, it’s very loud and impractical for big families. In the end we decided that 8 would be a fair score for it. This is especially true if there are people who need a lot of rest in your home as you will most certainly be able to disturb them once you start vacuuming. However, if you live alone, or have enough free time set aside for cleaning, the model can be viewed as one of the best handheld vacuum cleaner models of the low price range, easily getting a 9 out of 10.