Sometimes we don’t need all the bells and whistles, just the basics are enough.
With the CHV1410L, Black and Decker brings it to the people who are looking for no-nonsense and friendly jobs in your pocket.
The CHV1410 is one of the best selling portable devices on Amazon thanks to its lightweight design and low price.
Note that there are two versions of the CHV1410, this one I’m showing here has a 14.4 lihium ion battery, another version with a slightly bigger battery is a 16v lithium ion battery.
Don’t let that stop you from taking a look at this portable device because even though the battery doesn’t use a high voltage, it still puts out a decent 23W antenna.
Compared to its bigger brother the BDH2000L which produces 24 watts antenna or the top of the line DC44, it’s not very far plus it’s $30 cheaper.
The good thing about having a smaller battery is that it consumes less electricity, as Black + Decker claims that its smart charging technology uses up to 50% less.
Features at a glance
- 14.4V Li-ion Battery
- rotating nozzle
- Two stage filter – a plastic mesh filter that keeps out large dirt and an inner cloth to prevent fine debris
- Rechargeable lithium battery for up to 18 months
- Cyclonic action is used to maintain suction even when the dirt cup is full
- B&D claims to use 50% less electricity due to the smart charging feature
- Built-in brush and crevice tool
- Charging time 4 hours
- Despite the small battery, it still has very good power
- Built-in tools reduce the chance of misplacing them
- Cheap at just under $60
- Comes with a two-year warranty
- You cannot replace the battery
- small dirt cup
- Nozzle lock is not strong (when pressed it slides back)
- small nozzle
Features of Black & Decker CHV1410L 14.4V:
Its features are similar to the CHV1510 and BDH2000L I reviewed earlier – about the same size and weight.
All three have slit pullers and foldable brush tools, the difference is the battery, this one uses a 14.4v lithium-ion battery that takes about 4 hours to charge, however the runtime is mixed based on reviews.
Attachments and accessories
Comes with a retractable crevice and a foldable brush tool.
A full charge will take about 4 hours. Some consumers report as little as 2 hours.
To remove the dirt cup, squeeze the release levers on both sides and empty it into the trash.
The filter consists of two parts – an outer plastic mesh traps larger bits of debris such as pet hair and crumbs and an inner fabric filter that traps the finer ones.
This design makes cleaning less messy. But you will have to clean the cloth filter regularly to maintain the suction.
How often you need to clean depends on the amount of dust you clean each day. Obviously, the more dust in the area, the more often you need to clean the filter.
the show length
Black and Decker does not specify a runtime. But most users reported continuous use of 15 to 30 minutes.
Customer Service and Warranty
Black and Decker will send a replacement unit if the product you are getting is defective. Consumers assure that they will indeed do so for defective units.
Don’t do something crazy like mop the wet floor as this will void your warranty.
It comes with a 2-year limited warranty on the entire unit.
bare floor performance
It is best to use this for spot cleaning, the nozzle inlet is large enough to fit medium-sized pieces of debris such as cereal, bread crumbs, pet litter, etc. Objects that are large or heavy because they do not go into the opening.
Again, since this is a handheld device, it works best for cleaning stains and carpeted floors.
It does not have any motorized brush, so it only works on low-pile carpets.
This would be great for cleaning though to get into the points on the edges and corners.
The lack of a motorized brush hurts it a bit in this area but it makes up for it with the suction power.
It has enough suction power to remove dirt from this surface but since the nozzle is narrow, you will need more passes to clean it.
You can also use this inside your car as it is compact and lightweight.
Pet hair cleaning
The lack of a pet hair tool hurts this a bit here but it still manages to remove pet hair on upholstery because it has decent suction in fact pet owners were among the satisfied owners.
One advantage of not having a brush is maintenance. You do not need to spend time cleaning hair from it.
One advantage of not having a motorized brush here is that there is no need for regular brush maintenance.
|attachments||pull slit tool
foldable brush tool
|battery||14.4 volts lithium ion|
|Shipping time||4 hours|
|the show length||15 to 30 minutes
(based on reviews)
|net weight (with battery)||3.8 pounds|
|Purchase Weight||4 pounds|
|total length||14 inches|
|filter type||internal filter cloth
External plastic mesh filter
(both are washable)
|dust capacity||20.6 oz.|
|Guarantee||2 years limited|
The only thing consumers loved about this device was the suction power.
Most of them mentioned that it had very good suction power and had a decent run time – 15-30 minutes.
Some even mentioned that they used it for a few hours, but I was taking it with a grain of salt because they may have used it intermittently for over an hour.
Out of more than 300 reviews, fewer than 50 have given negative reviews which is a very good percentage.
Some have complained that the filter clogs quickly when cleaning a lot of dust. Another complaint is the charging stand as the vacuum cleaner detaches easily.
Others complained about the lack of suction, noise, and the brightness of the LED charging indicator light.
There have also been complaints about the pull-out slit tool being pushed back when applying pressure, but other consumers have disproved this saying that it can be locked in place.
Reviews from other sites
Over 70 people have left a review and about 92% would recommend this to a friend.
They liked that it used a lithium-ion battery instead of NiCad because it wasn’t prone to discharge.
Lots of people like how clean this vacuum cleaner is, its decent uptime and ergonomics.
While some have complained about the charging stand that doesn’t have a wall-mountable option, other complaints include weak suction and a very light LED.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this lightweight cordless from Amazon for less than $50 and it will be eligible for free two-day shipping if you join Prime.
Extended warranties are also available for up to 3 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
This handheld device is a great option for people who are looking for a cheap vacuum cleaner to clean small messes around their house.
One of the most underrated portables right now on the market because the numbers don’t jump right away but B&D manages to squeeze out 23 watts of air, considering Dyson DC44’s 28 watt air so it’s not too far away.
What’s great is that it only costs less than $60 and you can still get a two-year warranty, making it one of the best deals in my book.
There are limitations. One of them could be the crevice tool lock which is not very secure. It will slide backwards if you put too much pressure on it.
For spot cleaning, this vacuum does a great job, and it won’t pick up larger bits of dirt because the nozzle is narrow.
The battery is not removable so if it fails you can’t go online and buy a replacement. You will need to send it to Black & Decker for them to fix it.