A vacuum cleaner review of the Black & Decker VN1400P vacuum says: “The Black & Decker VN1400P Retriever vacuum cleaner is targeted towards pet owners. It does do a fairly good job at picking up pet hair on carpets, and does an exceptionally good job on bare floors. As I’ve read on some other vacuum reviews, the suction on this thing is very good. It’s pretty quiet as well, so that’s a plus. The construction is better than your average unit of this price. The other thing I love is how many attachments are included with this vacuum. You really have a tool for just about anything.
Like I mentioned before, the suction is wonderful, but it really tapers off when you put on the attachments. This is a little disappointing, since there are a lot of good attachments included. Also, the beater brush isn’t great on certain carpet heights. Sometimes it even stops turning. I wouldn’t say this is the best vacuum for cleaning up pet hair on carpets, but if you have bare floors this thing works like none other. The Black & Decker VN1400P Retriever canister vacuum cleaner is unfortunately lacking in some key areas, but overall is a good little machine.”
A user’s Black & Decker CHV7250 Wet-Dry DustBuster vacuum review says: “The Black & Decker CHV7250 Wet-Dry DustBuster vacuum is a great little machine to pick up small debris and dust. It has really great suction for being so small. It’s also nice to have rechargeable batteries instead of always replacing them. To recharge it, you just plug it straight into the wall. A cradle would be nice at times, but it’s manageable to just plug it in. It’s also not a bad price for what you get.
On the downside, it needs recharging pretty often. Also, I hear that it doesn’t last super long – it has about a year life span. It gets scratched pretty easily too, so don’t expect it to look all nice and pretty for long. If these things don’t bother you too much, the Black & Decker CHV7250 Wet-Dry DustBuster vacuum will work wonderfully for you.”
A user reviews the Black and Decker CFV1200 DustBuster Cordless Vacuum Cleaner: “The Black and Decker CFV1200 DustBuster Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is great because it can work as a stick vacuum or hand held. With it being cordless, it’s a lot more versatile as well. You can get in a lot of hard to reach areas without dragging the cord everywhere. The 12-volt unit has great suction as well. It’s so good that it actually rivals my more expensive upright vacuum. You have to hold it at the right angle to get the best suction – some people complain it won’t pick up anything, and I think this may be the problem. You can also hang it up for easy storage.
On the negative side, it doesn’t hold a charge for very long. This is actually very common for hand & stick vacs. Anyway, the most I’ve gotten out of it is 20 minutes of full powered use. Plus it takes 16 hours to recharge fully. So, you probably won’t be using the Black and Decker CFV1200 DustBuster Cordless Vacuum Cleaner to sweep up the whole house, but it is marvelous at cleaning a few rooms at a time.”
A user reviews the Black and Decker CHV9600 Cyclonic DustBuster Vacuum: “We put the Black and Decker CHV9600 Cyclonic DustBuster Vacuum through the ringer with 2 little messy kids and a cat. It was abused at times when my toddler got a hold of it…she dropped it many times by trying to help but it still continuted to work. It was used virtually everyday and it held up better than I expected it to. I doubt anyone expects the Black and Decker CHV9600 Cyclonic DustBuster Vacuum to last forever, but I was happy with its performance over the past 2 years. I would still recommed this product, but just be aware that it’s life span is only a couple years at best.”
A user reviews the Black & Decker CHV1400 14.4 Volt Cyclonic DustBuster Vacuum Cleaner: “Although the Black & Decker CHV1400 14.4 Volt Cyclonic DustBuster Vacuum Cleaner was a little more than the cheaper models, I am extremely glad that I went with the higher 14.4 volt model. I bought the dustbuster mainly for my small carpet in my room. WOW! The vacuum got up so much hair and dust that I didn’t even know was there. I found myself dusting up everywhere and lending it to all my roommates. The Black & Decker CHV1400 14.4 Volt Cyclonic DustBuster Vacuum Cleaner was the first dustbuster that cleaned what it promised and so much more. Highly recommended and a great value to price ratio.”