The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is a cordless handheld vacuum. As it's meant for spot-cleaning around the home, it's very portable and easy-to-store, so you can quickly tackle small spills or messes without the hassle of dragging out a heavy upright vacuum. It does an outstanding job of cleaning up debris on bare floors like a kitchen, and its small size makes it a suitable choice for tackling dirt spills in your car. On the downside, it has a short battery life and it can take up to four hours for it to fully recharge, which is disappointing. It also has a small dirt compartment, but that's to be expected with a simple handheld vacuum.
The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is excellent for cleaning bare floors. It cleans almost everything on this surface and even as the dirt compartment fills up, its suction remains consistent. However, if you have a very big mess to clean up, it can take a while: its battery lasts around ten minutes, and its small dirt compartment needs frequent emptying. That being said, its maintenance is fairly easy, which is nice.
The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is okay for low-pile carpet. It doesn't do a bad job on low-pile carpet, but it struggles to clean up both small and large debris, so it may take a couple of passes to completely clean a mess. However, this vacuum isn't the ideal choice if you're looking to clean up a larger area as its battery doesn't last more than ten minutes before needing to be recharged, and it doesn't have a large dirt compartment. Luckily, it has fairly easy maintenance.
The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is alright for high-pile carpet. It has an easier time cleaning up smaller debris rather than large debris but it should be okay in a pinch. However, if you have a shag rug with a lot of debris in it, this vacuum most likely won't be able to clean it up before its battery dies. On the upside, since this vacuum is somewhat simple in design, maintenance is fairly easy.
The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is decent for cleaning pet hair. While it struggles a bit to pick up pet hair on all surface types, it still does a great job of cleaning it up. However, as this is a handheld vacuum, it isn't ideal for cleaning entire floors, but it should do the trick on a pet bed or pillow.
The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is outstanding for cleaning stairs. Thanks to its cordless design, this exceptionally portable handheld vacuum can easily spot-clean stairs, which is handy for the occasional spill. It's also very lightweight, and it comes with a crevice tool for hard-to-reach places.
The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is great for cleaning cars. It's an exceptionally portable handheld vacuum, so you can easily get into more difficult-to-reach places, and it even has a crevice tool to help extend its reach. However, you may have to pass over an area couple of times to fully clean it, especially if you're cleaning fine debris.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L feels quite well-built overall. Although it's entirely made out of plastic, the quality feels good. The dust bin has a bit of flex, so it shouldn't break easily, but the plastic frame could crack if dropped. The paper-thin filter also feels prone to rips or tears if you're not careful when cleaning it. Thankfully, the vacuum is very easy to assemble and take apart, though, so you shouldn't have too many issues.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L is fairly easy to maintain overall. This handheld vacuum has a simple design, so there aren't very many parts you have to maintain. The plastic pre-filter and cloth filter both need to be washed with soapy water from time to time. This doesn't take long, but they need to air dry completely before they can be used again. Unfortunately, when you empty the dirt compartment, it tends to send dust and debris into the air. This isn't ideal, especially if you suffer from allergies since it needs to be emptied quite often. You might also have to wash it occasionally since it tends to collect leftover dust. Thankfully, it's easy to fully detach from the vacuum for easy access.
There aren't very many recurring costs with this vacuum. The cloth filter needs to be replaced every six to nine months, depending on your usage, but it isn't too expensive and can often be found in packs of six.
The handheld Black+Decker CHV1410L is very easy to store. It's compact, portable, and takes up very little space in a closet or even on your countertop. It has a built-in reach extender and bristle brush, so no extra tools are needed. It also comes with a small charging dock that helps keep it upright while it charges.
This vacuum's dirt compartment is okay. It's quite small, so you'll likely find yourself needing to empty it often, and it doesn't have an indicator to let you know when it's full either. On the upside, you don't have to worry about buying bags.
Since this is a cordless handheld vacuum, you're only limited by the size of its canister and battery life.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L is exceptionally portable. It's very lightweight, even in your hand, and the carrying handle makes it easy to bring along with you in your home no matter where a mess might be.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L's battery performance is disappointing. It only takes about 8-9 minutes for it to start noticeably losing power and at the 10-minute mark it simply stops working, which isn't very long. It also takes nearly 4 hours to charge, which is quite a while but within what the company advertises.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L is a simple vacuum. You can rotate the vacuum head to make it easier to reach corners at a certain angle, and the power button is conveniently placed. However, there are no additional features.
You can't add any additional tools to this handheld vacuum, but it has a built-in hard bristle brush to help with stubborn dirt and a crevice tool that also helps extend its reach.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L performs outstandingly well on bare floors. Whether you're cleaning up large debris like cereal or smaller debris like rice, this handheld vacuum does an excellent job of making sure everything ends up in the dirt compartment, even when it's already filled with lots of debris. It doesn't perform quite as well with pet hair, but still does an impressive job.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L's performance on low-pile carpet is adequate. It does a great job with pet hair, like it does on bare floors. However, since it lacks a brush roll, it struggles to get sand out of the carpet fibers and has an even harder time with baking soda. It still does an adequate job overall, especially since its performance isn't affected by whether the dirt compartment is empty or not, but it won't be the ideal choice if you have a bad carpet spill to clean.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L does an alright job on high-pile carpet. It performs a bit better than it does on low-pile carpet, but it's still nowhere near as well as it does on bare floors. Unlike on low-pile carpet, it has an easier time with small debris like baking soda than large debris like sand on high-pile carpet. It'll be alright in a pinch, but if you need to get a lot of sand or dirt out of your favorite shag rug, you might want to consider something else.
The Black+Decker CHV1410L has decent maneuverability. It's very easy to maneuver on and around furniture thanks to its compact form. However, despite its super portable design, reaching under low tables or couches is challenging, even with the wand extension. That said, it navigates around electric cables well.
The Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L is a handheld vacuum meant for spot-cleaning. Its small, lightweight design makes it portable for a variety of uses, and you can easily store it away in your closet or on a table so it's quickly accessible. However, compared to other vacuums with batteries such as the Dyson V7, its overall battery life is still quite disappointing, and it even takes a few hours to charge.