The Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner carries on the legacy of its predecessor, the original Dustbuster, which revolutionized the market when it was introduced in 1979. Even today, the name Dustbuster is often used generically to refer to handheld portable vacuum cleaners. We are thrilled to see how Black & Decker continues to enhance and update this iconic product to meet modern needs.
The Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner offers an array of impressive features that make it a smart choice for anyone seeking a portable vacuum. Its translucent dirt bowl allows for easy visibility when it’s time to empty, and the dirt bowl includes a reusable filter that can be easily cleaned. The vacuum’s compact and lightweight design, coupled with its excellent balance, makes it effortless to operate with just one hand. The integrated 14.4V battery adds to its convenience. Additionally, the vacuum features a crevice tool built into the nozzle end, offering 50% more coverage compared to previous models. The nozzle also includes a brush attachment that conveniently swings out when needed. With its wide mouth, the vacuum effortlessly picks up larger debris such as leaves and grass. Moreover, the swiveling nozzle provides greater flexibility for cleaning in hard-to-reach areas. The Dustbuster’s dirt cups can hold over a pound and a half of dirt and dust.
Behind the scenes, the motor and filter of this vacuum are engineered to create cyclonic action, preventing dust from accumulating on the filter and maintaining strong suction for extended periods. The vacuum’s charging system is Energy Star certified, ensuring energy efficiency and prolonging battery life. Furthermore, an indicator light on the top of the vacuum keeps you informed of the battery charge status.
Testing and Usage
When we received the Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Handheld Vacuum, the first thing we did was install the included hanging bracket on the wall of our shop for easy storage while charging. Although we appreciate the convenience of always having the vacuum within reach, we were puzzled by the fact that we still needed to plug in a separate charger on top of the tool to charge the battery. We believe that for a vacuum with a hanging charging station, the charger should be integrated into the stand itself. Despite this design flaw, the vacuum performed admirably once fully charged. We put it to the test by cleaning one of our company cars, and it effortlessly picked up most crumbs and dirt from the carpet. The built-in extension proved especially useful when reaching tight spots around gas stations and between seats. We were particularly drawn to the Dustbuster’s cordless and lightweight nature, making it perfect for quick cleanups. However, it is worth noting that the vacuum may not have sufficient power to pick up heavy objects like screws, nails, or large wood chips. For such tasks, we still recommend using larger wet/dry vacuums.
The Black & Decker CHV1410B Dustbuster 14.4V Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is a valuable addition to the esteemed Dustbuster line, which has been catering to cleaning needs for over three decades. This vacuum offers convenient features like a reusable filter that is effortless to clean and a built-in crevice tool. It is an ideal companion for completing simple cleaning tasks around the house and in the garage. We rate this tool a 6/10 based on its suitability for homeowners and smaller cleaning jobs. In terms of value, we give it a 7/10 as it delivers the right balance of size and convenience at a reasonable price.
About the Author
Thomas Gage, our professional reviewer, brings almost two decades of experience in residential and commercial construction to the table. From being a project manager for an engineering firm to running his own architectural design firm and operating a licensed residential construction company in South Carolina, Tom has honed his problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail. These attributes are evident in every power tool he tests and reviews.