Handheld Vacuums and Dustbusters

These vacuums are designed for small, quick clean ups, they are efficient and easy to handle; every model has its own characteristics and price point; you have to decide which is best for your budget and whether you prefer a cordless or a corded hand vacuum.


Black & Decker Dustbuster - CHV1510

Cordless

380 Reviews

5 star (220)

4 star   (88)

3 star   (31)

2 star   (17)

1 star   (24)

                    Comments from several customer reviews:
1) This model has one of the highest rated suction power of all battery operated hand-held vacuums.
2) I compared and tested all the available models I could find during a month-long search and feel the $45.00 spent on this dustbuster has been well worth the price thus far. Good luck on your search, and remember, it's a dustbuster, not a teleportation device.
3) On a scale of 1-10 it's an 11! Thank you Black and Decker for coming out with the 1st cordless hand vac with the power of a corded one.
4) I'm impressed by the power of this vacuum, and have been pleased with how easy it is to keep clean.
5) I love, love this hand vac! It has good suction, it's easy to use, and best of all the brush and crevice tools are permanently attached so there's no wondering where the toddler put the crevice tool that he was using as a sword the last time you saw it.
6) This is hands-down the best Dustbuster ever designed. I've been a avid Dustbuster enthusiast since they started making them decades ago. Every few years I upgrade to a new model and usually appreciate the new features and increased power. But this year I hit the jackpot with the CHV1510. The suction is terrific for its size, the batteries and voltage deliver long-lasting performance per charge -- the longest EVER!!
7) I can say I am not disappointed at all. Most of the stuff people write in negative reviews I have found not to be true. It's almost like they are very dissatisfied with the product for whatever reason and start making up stuff.
8) Overall, I found this unit even better than I expected.
9) A winner in the war on dirt, crunchy cereals, pet food - and all else that lurks.
10) I think this is a CAN'T MISS product. Seriously, it's one powerful handheld vacuum.

The Black & Decker CHV1510 15.6-Volt Cordless Hand Vac has 50% more reach than the previous Dustbuster design for less bending and better accessibility. Lightweight and portable for quick clean-ups! The rotating, slim nozzle targets dirt in tight spaces. Brush and crevice tool accessories are located on-board so there are no loose items to misplace. The wide mouth design means this vac can effortlessly scoop up large debris. Cyclonic action spins dust and debris away from the filter so suction power stays strong. A Translucent, bagless dirt bowl makes it easy to see dirt and easy to empty. Removable, washable dirt bowl and filters allow for a thorough, hygienic cleaning. It uses a 3 stage filtration system that means less clogging and cleaner air exhaust. I can be stored in 3 versatile ways: horizontally, vertically, or mount on a wall. It has a charging indicator light that allows you to always know you have a good connection. The Energy Star approved charging system saves energy and helps protect batteries.


Hoover Platinum LINX Pet Hand Held Vacuum - BH50030

Cordless

79 Reviews

5 star   (46)

4 star   (16)

3 star   (10)

2 star     (3)

1 star     (4)

                    Comments from several different reviews:
1) Would I recommend this handheld cordless vacuum? Definitely! 18 volt Lithium-ion battery that doesn't fade (runs at full power until dead). This little vacuum has some serious power!
2) This Hoover product, while relatively expensive for a handheld vac, has exceeded all of our expectations. It is VERY powerful, doing a great job even on the stubborn dog hair on our couch.
3) If you are looking for a handheld vac with great power, performance, and one that has staying power, this is the way to go!
4) I'm really impressed with this little hand vac. I bought it because I liked the Linx stick vacuum but it couldn't get the furniture. I use this on furniture, stairs, anywhere with small areas, the car. I highly recommend it.
5) This hand vacuum "does the job" with or without the rotating brush head. My wife used it on the carpeted stairs using the brush head and was impressed by the job it did; it has her 5 star approval.
6) Figured "You get what you pay for" applies perfectly well here. You can't go wrong with this suction device! Bought one for mom and one for myself.
7) I've tried many vacuums, high end and low end. Hands down, this is the one. The only one to work for me and my two large breed never ending shedding Labs. I'm still shocked at how inexpensive it is compared to how great it works. If I had any desire to be a salesman, I'd approach every dog owner I saw with this product and get rich.
8) The pet tool is absolutely amazing for removing fur from my microfiber chair. It is higher priced than most other hand vacs, but it is worth every penny!
9) I've owned this for about a year now...still just as happy as the first day I purchased it. I am only now getting around to this REVIEW because :-) My friend just got a dog and guess what I'm recommending?
10) This one actually DOES clean. It does cost more, but the first time you use it you will forget the few extra dollars. But be careful...this little rascal will suck the laces out of your shoes!

The new Hoover® Cordless Pet Hand Vacuum includes specialized pet hair cleaning tools to remove stubborn pet hair. It features a Lithium-Ion interchangeable battery that has 2X longer run time and fade free power. The LiNX Power Head has a brushroll that ejects for easy maintenance and has a 25 degree pivot design allowing easy maneuverability. The triple blade design in the Pet Upholstery Tool grabs pet hair that is stuck to upholstery. The Deluxe Dusting Brush comes with two rows of soft bristles making it available to clean delicate surfaces. The Hoover Platinum Collection Cordless Pet Hand Vacuum also comes with a limited two year warranty on the vacuum, limited two year warranty on the battery and charger.


Black and Decker Lithium Ion Dustbuster - CHV1410L

Cordless

78 Reviews

5 star (52)

4 star (15)

3 star   (4)

2 star   (2)

1 star   (5)

                    Comments from several customer reviews:
1) I would recommend this Lithium-Ion model due to the advantages of the battery. The main thing I noticed about using the Dustbuster is how powerful it is
2) Has a great battery (long lasting, no memory issue, quick recharge and leave in the charger so you always have a full charge) and has powerful suction.
3) The new design is easy enough to use and the battery is GREAT!
4) I opened it up and put it on the charger. Within a half hour it indicated it was fully charged and I put it to work and boy was I impressed.
5) We purchased this dust buster a month ago for spot vacuuming cat fur, cleaning up kitty litter around the cat box, and general household use. We've been very pleased with all aspects of this product and highly recommended it.
6) Once I received my "new" Lithium Ion Dust Buster, I have to agree with the majority of the reviews. This dust buster was well designed, easy to operate, great suction, easy to clean and most of all, the battery life is fantastic.
7) The lithium battery is well worth the extra cost. Can't recommend this product highly enough...we are impressed!
8) Overall, I will recommend it for everyone; lithium battery makes it all work!
9) Lithium has 8+ minute usable burn time, and faster charging. The power is consistent for 5 minutes. On the NiCd models, you'd be lucky to get 5 minutes of gradually weakening vacuum, usually 2-3 minutes is 'useable'.
10) This puts the other hand-vacs to shame. I've owned many. Wish I bought this one first. Sure it cost more, but you probably won't go through as many hand-vacs if you buy this one first.

The Black and Decker chv1410l 14.4-volt lithium ion dustbuster hand vac has 50-percent more reach than the previous dustbuster design for less bending and better accessibility. It is lightweight and portable for quick clean-ups. The rotating, slim nozzle targets dirt in tight spaces. Brush and crevice tool accessories are located on-board so there are no loose items to misplace. The wide mouth design means this vac can effortlessly scoop up large debris. Cyclonic action spins dust and debris away from the filter so suction power stays strong. A translucent, bagless dirt bowl makes it easy to see dirt and easy to empty. Removable, washable dirt bowl and filters allow for a thorough, hygienic cleaning. This dustbuster is powered by a lithium ion battery that can hold a charge for up to 18 months so it is always ready when needed. The long lasting battery gives outstanding performance and charges up to 5 times faster than nicd. The smart charge technology uses up to 50-percent less energy to fully charge and has no memory effect.


Dirt Devil Hand Vac with ENERGY STAR Battery Charger - BD10045RED

Cordless

324 Reviews

5 star (182)

4 star   (74)

3 star   (25)

2 star   (15)

1 star   (28)

                    Comments from several different reviews:
1) I heartily recommend this hand vacuum. I am also very pleased with the fast recharge.
2) We have used it almost every day in the last few weeks with no complaints. Worth every penny.
3) I absolutely love it! For how small and compact it is, it sure does SUCK! In a good way.
4) Excellent pick up power and charge lasts quite a while, longer than the 15 minutes one reviewer reported. It's not meant to do the whole house, for cripe's sake!
5) Highly recommended for tidying up your vehicle if nothing else; it's also great for cleaning up smaller things around the house and getting into those pesky corners where wall and floor meet up.
6) We have used this hand vac for over a month and haven't come across any difficulties using it.
7) This one has a terrific suction and is great for small jobs. I highly recommend this product.
8) It really works well and keeps the charge. I haven't used it for long periods at a time but seems to do the job without dying fast...Great little vac!!
9) We have been using the 15.6v DD vac for about three weeks. It has more suction power than any previous hand held cordless vacs including the higher voltage dust busters and sharks.
10) This dirt devil had good reviews and it has not disappointed. It charges quickly and picks up dirt and crumbs very well.

Perfect for the energy saver in you, the AccuCharge line by Dirt Devil solves your energy woes. Using a smart charging battery system this line will help on you save on energy costs. Plug in your unit and the battery system will start charging. After your battery is fully charged it will shut off then periodically monitor the battery life. If the charge starts to deplete it will turn back on and ensure the battery is fully charged. This saves on energy costs in your home and allows your unit to be fully charged at all times. With the AccuCharge Hand Vac you can move around your home with ease. The cordless design offers versatility and power for chores in any room. A 15.6 Volt battery creates powerful suction for your quick clean ups. The bagless design offers a convenient solution for dirt disposal. Simply sweep the dirt open and drop directly into the trash. Reaching in couch cushions, windows sills and other nooks used to be hard until the Quick Flip Crevice tool. Located directly on top of the unit this tool flips open with a slim design to reach all your hard to reach places. Featuring Dirt Devil's signature red color you can vacuum your house with style. If saving energy without sacrificing features is what you are looking for then search no further than the AccuCharge Hand Vac by Dirt Devil.


Black & Decker Cyclonic Dustbuster - CHV1410

Cordless

94 Reviews

5 star (51)

4 star (26)

3 star   (4)

2 star   (8)

1 star   (5)

                    Comments from several customer reviews:
1) I love this thing! It's extremely powerful, the long crevice tool has a brush on the end AND it extends about a foot longer if you want.
2) Buy it - but don't think this unit will save the world - it's only a dustbuster made for picking up smaller - this also works great in the car - I say buy it but I'm only a "man".
3) Works like a dream. Exactly what I wanted.
4) My advice: do not buy a portable handheld vacuum with a cord! What's the point of having a corded handheld when it's basically the same as getting out the full size vacuum? Get this one and don't look back?
5) I am very glad I choose this one. I would definitely recommend this product!!
6) WOW! What power! This vac picks up everything! It's so wonderful for small messes like kitty litter, spilled cereal and dried anything.
7) It has extremely good suction power, the best I ever had with any of the previous models. For me it is the absolute best Dustbuster I ever had.
8) THIS PRODUCT SUCKS HARD!!!!! IT IS THE SUPER SUCKER OF SUCKERS! I LOVE THIS HANDHELD! THE FIRST CHARGE LASTED FOR TWO WEEKS. HOPEFULLY THE NEXT CHARGE IS THE SAME! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
9) One of the best little vacuums I have ever owned. Don't hesitate!! Easy to use, easy to clean, powerful...get one!
10) I love this about as much as one can love an appliance/cleaning gizmo. I'm actually thinking about making it my secret Santa gift for my family exchange I love it so much!

The Black & Decker CHV1410 14.4-Volt Cordless Hand Vac has 50% more reach than the previous Dustbuster design for less bending and better accessibility. Lightweight and portable for quick clean-ups! The rotating, slim nozzle targets dirt in tight spaces. Brush and crevice tool accessories are located on-board so there are no loose items to misplace. The wide mouth design means this vac can effortlessly scoop up large debris. Cyclonic action spins dust and debris away from the filter so suction power stays strong. A Translucent, bagless dirt bowl makes it easy to see dirt and easy to empty. Removable, washable dirt bowl and filters allow for a thorough, hygienic cleaning. It uses a 3 stage filtration system that means less clogging and cleaner air exhaust. I can be stored in 3 versatile ways: horizontally, vertically, or mount on a wall. It has a charging indicator light that allows you to always know you have a good connection. The Energy Star approved charging system saves energy and helps protect batteries.


Black & Decker Ultra-Compact Flex Hand Vac - FHV1200

Cordless

219 Reviews

5 star (109)

4 star   (40)

3 star   (15)

2 star   (22)

1 star   (33)

                    Comments from several different reviews:
1) The best Hand Vac I have ever owned. Compact, lightweight and Powerful.
2) I shelled out the money for this one and I am so glad I did. It works great on stairs to get all the creases where the dog hair goes.
3) I LOVE THIS HANDHELD. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
4) It is a tool for a purpose; use it as such and you won't be disappointed. I do quick clean-ups; stairs, baseboards. Things where is too much hassle to get the big vac out.
5) I've had this for a year and a half and it still works great, hasn't lost any suction. We use this often, more than I thought we would, and it keeps chugging along.
6) I am completely satisfied with the Flex Vac, would recommend for anyone.
7) UPDATE: After two months of use; I give it FIVE STARS again. People, this is for small clean up jobs not vacuuming whole homes!
8) Perfect little unit, I don't know why it's not more common locally in stores. I would buy it 10 times out of 10!
9) This little machine is powerful, long lasting and gets up the pet hairs from anywhere they hide. It's so good I bought one for my son, too. Fabulous product. Can be used in the house, in the car, anywhere! AND it's easy to clean out.
10) This Flex Vac compact vac cleaner is worth every penny.

With the Black & Decker FHV1200 Flex Vac now there's no need to lug and plug no need to lug out your canister or utility vacuum to clean your home, workshop or car. Equipped with an extendable hose and 3 versatile accessories, the Flex Vac provides the reach to clean drapes, blinds and shelves, and the versatility to vacuum cushions, stairs, and messes in the car. And, it's cordless so there is no need plug it in, just grab the Flex Vac and zip through chores with flexibility and ease! What makes the Flex Vac different is its innovative new design that's based around its high performance motor that features Cyclonic Action to provide superior, long-lasting, suction power. This patented motor features inside the filter technology which gives it such a radically small shape and allows it to be cordless, compact and portable! Keeping the user in mind, Black and Decker incorporated an "Easy Empty" dirt canister so that your hands won't touch the dirt, and a storage caddy that allows you to easily carry accessories to your task and then neatly store them away after use. The FHV1200 also includes several versatile cleaning attachments for tackling a variety of surface types, and a pet hair cleaning attachment that loosens hair & ground-in debris from surfaces for a deep-down clean. The Black & Decker FHV1200 Flex Vac - it combines the convenience of a hand vacuum with the versatility of a full size vacuum for the ultimate vacuuming experience.


Black & Decker Cyclonic Dustbuster Pet-Series - HV9010P

Corded

142 Reviews

5 star (65)

4 star (32)

3 star (22)

2 star (11)

1 star (12)

                    Comments from several customer reviews:
1) This vacuum pulls the hair from the fabric with little time and effort. The rubber nubs instead of bristles on the brush really do the trick.
2) I cannot BELIEVE how powerful this thing is. If it were any stronger, I'd have to hold onto it with both hands! It rocks!
3) This is a great unit and it really does its job. The suction is more powerful than my regular vacuum!
4) Literally, this thing sucks: dirt, pet hair, whatever! I was quite amazed at its sucking power.
5) It works much better than the $70 brush attachment that goes with the Dyson. I highly recommend this item to any family that has pets.
6) If you're looking for a powerful hand-vac that does not suffer from battery fatigue this is it!
7) Suction power better than my Dyson! It's corded but cord is long enough. I'll never have a cordless one again.
8) This product REALLY does its job! And with a cat and a child in the home, it's just amazing.
9) I tried this one and was literally blown away. I can use this one and vacuum up the fur and kitty litter in 30 seconds.
10) This is the best for sure. Great suction, decent cord length, easy to clean out the trash. I highly recommend it.

The Dustbuster by Black & Decker is the #1 Preferred Hand Vac Brand. The HV9010P Dustbuster corded hand vacuum offers the power of an upright in the size of a hand vac. The HV9010P features a special Retriever Turbo Brush that has bristles which are designed to pick up pet hair. The translucent blow and head allow you to see the pet hair and debris that you are picking up so you know your getting the job done. This unit features Black & Decker's Cyclonic Action which keeps dirt off the filter so the suction power stays stronger longer. Emptying the HV9010P is a an easy one step process, just remove the translucent bowl and empty in the trash and you are done. This unit comes with a Flexible Crevice Hose which allows you to get into tight spots to remove hair from hard to clean areas. It also enables the unit to covert into a blower. The HV9010P comes with a two year warranty.


Dirt Devil Extreme Power Dustbuster - M0914

Cordless

204 Reviews

5 star (97)

4 star (39)

3 star (20)

2 star (20)

1 star (28)

                    Comments from several customer reviews:
1) It picks up anything and everything in its path. It even has the capability to pick up crumbs and dirt in between my sofa and in my car seats.
2) This little vac is a must-have for quick cleanups! Highly recommend!
3) This thing will suck the pulp from an orange. Well maybe not, but it is the most powerful I've used.
4) I've had the Dirt devil now for over 2 years and it still sucks as strong as it did the day I got it.
5) Oh, and be realistic about your expectations with any handheld. They aren't meant to replace a conventional vacuum for doing rugs etc. I have had one of these for 3 years now and use it several times daily. It is powerful, easy to clean, and very convenient to use. I remain very pleased.
6) This model is excellent! I also like the feature of the attached crevice tool for tight spots.
7) I've had the Dirt Devil Extreme Power for months now. I use it for everything and LOVE it.
8) I love this vac! The charge lasts forever and it has massive suction ability.
9) I have 7 cats, so you can imagine the fur that gets shed around the house. This machine picks up every bit of it! I love it!
10) I am so pleased with my Dirt Devil. It has enough power to pick up dirt or spills. And is handy enough to grab in an instant.

The Dirt Devil Extreme Power cordless hand vacuum provides powerful suction with a 15.6 volt rechargeable battery. The bagless design allows users to easily empty dirt directly into the trash. Lightweight enough to carry around your house with integrated Quick Flip crevice tool for tight hard-to-reach places. Ready when you need with a wall mountable charger that can be placed in the kitchen, garage, or closet space. Extreme Power works to the max on all your dirtiest jobs. With cordless convenience you can bring this vacuum anywhere. These great travelers are great for RVs, Campers, or any place around your home. The bagless design works great for those on the go. Fingertip controls mean you have the power right underneath your thumb. For the rebellious person in you the Extreme Power is an excellent choice moving away from the traditional Dirt Devil Red.


Eureka Hand Vacuum - 71B

Corded

2,041 Reviews

5 star (1375)

4 star   (445)

3 star     (88)

2 star     (50)

1 star     (83)

                    Comments from several different reviews:
1) It gets all the cat hair off my couch.
2) This is a solid, powerful vacuum.
3) Everything about this machine suggests its maker really put a lot of thought and effort into making an absolutely excellent product.
4) I was slack-jawed with amazement to see the sheer amount of cat hair the little machine got up off visually pristine sofas and carpets.
5) I'm shocked at how well this little vacuum works.
6) My 8 year old son started cleaning the stairs and he said, "Hey, Mom! This thing Rocks!"
7) Wow! This thing REALLY works! I could not believe what nastiness this thing picked up immediately AFTER I vacuumed with my Dirt Devil Vacuum!
8) The rotary brush on this machine is power driven and does the job well.
9) I read all ~1600 reviews of the Eureka, paying special heed to the three percent or so that awarded it one star. Call this a meta review. My conclusion after a complex and detailed statistical and psychological analysis of the complaints is that the hand-held vacuum was being misused, abused in some cases. After a few months of use, I agree with all the positives: Eureka is powerful & easy to use, the brush enhances cleaning power, the canister is a snap to empty, and the filter creates a nice, tight seal. This is not a full size vacuum and therefore should not be used as one, it's a hand held and it should be used for the occasional kitchen spill, kitty-litter and dusting--no sucking marathons, just little sprints here and there.
10) I whip it out after baking, when flour is all over the place; after grooming our shih-tzu, when her fur is all over; when leaves blow in the window; for small spills; when my husband builds things that leave wood shavings around.

Hand-held but very powerful, this Eureka model eliminates the hassle of lugging around a full-size vacuum for cleaning car upholstery, sofas, and carpeted stairs. A 20-foot long cord which can also be wrapped around for storage purposes, provides good reach, as does the deluxe hose that stretches to three times its length. With the crevice tool on the end of the hose, this vacuum reaches into all kinds of tight places. Its high power suction is driven by two motors. One motor provides power to the revolving brush and the other for suction. The 5.5 amp power allows this vacuum to clean deeply.


Black & Decker Pivoting Hand Vacuum - PHV1810

Cordless

544 Reviews

5 star (271)

4 star (119)

3 star   (40)

2 star   (43)

1 star   (71)

                    Comments from several different reviews:
1) If you want a powerful and portable vacuum, look no further.
2) Seriously, if you need a new hand vac or aren't satisfied with your current dust buster, pick this up now. I mean it. Seriously. I'll bet you a 6 pack that you'll LOVE this thing.
3) Buy it now! Seriously. No, seriously, buy this NOW!
4) The original review was written 10/15/2010. It is now more than 1.5 years later, and I am still very pleased with the vacuum. The suction is still excellent, and in my use I have not noticed the battery deterioration yet.
5) I did not even know that anyone made a hand held vac with this much suction!!! Also, the battery goes forever and it is a breeze to clean!
6) I'll be recommending it to all my friends who have pets and kids!
7) This is the best hand vac I have ever owned! The suction is very strong, picks up pet hair, etc like a charm!
8) I've had this for over 2 years; the best rechargeable hand vac!
9) The vacuum is very effective, the battery life is much better than prior models, and it is easier to empty without spilling.
10) After doing much research, I decided to go with this one…and I am VERY happy with my purchase. It works great!

Get the ultimate convenience of cordless in the 18 Volt Pivot Vac from Black & Decker. Black & Decker introduces a smaller, quieter and easier-to-clean vac with the same superior suction power as the original, best-selling Pivot Vac™. Also featured is a patented nozzle design pivots to access tight spots from any angle and on-board brush and extendable crevice tool. Another key feature is the removable, washable, translucent, bagless dirt bowl – which makes for easy, hygienic cleanup as well as holding 40% more dirt & debris than the original Pivot Vac™. Finally, this vac folds in half for compact charging and storage.