The Black + Decker CHV1510 allows homeowners to have a basic vacuum cleaner that meets all of their small cleaning needs around their homes.
While it’s reasonably under $70, the warranty isn’t, Black & Decker gives you a full two-year warranty on your vacuum cleaner and battery.
This is the big brother of the newer and best-selling Black and Decker BDL2000L on Amazon, it looks exactly the same and has the same attachments and dimensions and weight are very close.
The difference lies in the color and battery type, and surprisingly, this one is slightly more powerful than the newer BDL2000L – about 1 watt more air.
However, it does come with an old 15.6V nickel-cadmium battery so there might be some issues with fading according to some reviews, but since this is a spot cleaner it wouldn’t be as much of an issue as if it was a floor cleaner.
Features at a glance
- It is powered by a 15.6-volt nickel-cadmium battery
- The rotating nozzle helps reach even the toughest crevices and tight areas
- Built-in brush and crevice tool
- Uses a cyclonic motion to sweep dirt away from the filter opening so that the section maintains strength even while it is full
- The wide mouth can accommodate larger debris
- strong suction
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- Decent running time (up to 45 minutes)
- It has a built-in slit and brush tool that does not require a separate storage unit
- Big mouth can capture larger debris
- Long charging time
- Awkward position of the charging station
- No pet hair tool
- Nickel-cadmium battery can be subject to fading
- Noisy (about 82 dB)
- Poor locking mechanism for slit pull-out tool
- small dirt box
What do you expect from the Black & Decker CHV1510 DustBuster 15.6-Volt?
This lightweight vacuum is powered by a 15.6V nickel-cadmium battery and while it may not sound like much, it matches its latest new lithium-ion sibling – the BDL2000L in terms of suction power.
Rated at 25 watts of air, the CHV1510 packs 1 watt more air than its smaller sibling and at nearly half the price, it’s one of the best deals out there, so it’s no wonder it’s a best seller.
The nickel-cadmium battery is a bit of a concern because it takes a long time to charge and can be prone to fading but since you’ll be using it for quick pickups it won’t be as much of an issue as in a vac wand.
Attachments and accessories
It comes with two slits – a retractable crevice and a foldable brush tool. Note that the nozzle can be rotated 90 degrees in both directions to make it easier to clean hard-to-reach areas without straining your wrist.
Black + Decker doesn’t specify how long it needs to charge it to reach full capacity, what they recommend is to keep this plugged in at all times so it’s ready if you need it. One thing they mentioned in the manual is to charge it for 24 hours for initial use.
The cloth filter included with the CHV1510 is washable.
The filter is housed in a mesh type plastic external filter which prevents larger bits of debris and hair from getting into the cloth filter, this in essence makes cleaning less messy because hair, lint and all the other bad stuff gets blocked by the external filter and only dust goes through the cloth filter.
To maintain performance, wash the filter at least once a week so that it does not lose suction power.
Black and Decker don’t mention exact uptime numbers here but based on reviews, it ranges from 5 (from 1 star ratings) to 45 minutes.
Comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
bare floor performance
This is not designed for cleaning floors per se, it is a design for spot cleaning.
It would be best to use it to clean hard-to-reach areas such as edges and corners as well as tables, upholstery, windows and walls.
It has good suction and the hole is good so it picks up dust, pet hair, pet dander, grain and the like.
Don’t use it on anything wet even though it’s not a wet/dry place or use it on something heavy like coins – use a store blank for that.
Reviews report problems with the slotting tool sliding backwards because the locking mechanism is not robust.
If you push it hard enough, it will fall back and you will have to pull it again.
This is a problem if you are going to use it to clean the carpets of your car or the furniture inside your home. You won’t be able to push as hard as you normally would.
Based on video reviews, picking up dirt on the carpet is impressive for a handheld device but note that the carpet will not be cleaned deeply.
Pet hair removal
Although this does not contain any pet hair attachment that should help remove pet hair from carpet or upholstery, it still does a decent job based on video reviews removing pet hair from upholstery.
Watch it in action
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|attachments||Integrated nozzle/brush tool|
|battery||15.6 V Nickel Cadmium|
|Battery life||15-45 minutes
(according to reviews)
|net weight (with battery)||3 pounds|
|Purchase Weight||4.6 pounds|
|total length||14.3 inches|
|battery indicator||It has an LED light that tells you when it is fully charged.|
|filter type||1 – Washable mesh filter
1 – washable koth filter
|dust capacity||20.6 oz|
|Guarantee||2-year limited on vacuum cleaner, battery and charger|
This is the best selling handheld vacuum cleaner on Amazon with over 1,600 reviews and counting, over 960 giving it 5 stars and just over a hundred giving it 1 star which is very good if you ask me.
Most happy consumers were interested in good suction power and runtime.
It was also easy to empty as all you had to do was twist the nozzle to empty it.
Many people describe this as the best handheld vacuum due to the combination of price and suction power and even though it has a NiCad battery, it still holds a good charge – for about 15 minutes before fading out.
There were people who had more than one.
One reviewer (Kate Travis) mentioned buying four of these laptops because she was very pleased with the performance.
Some have even used this to pick up larger debris like small rocks and coins, and while I don’t encourage you to do this, it’s good to know they have that kind of power to do so.
There were some negative reviews as well and they focused more on the short battery life and the loudness of this one.
Based on a review from the Vacuum Wizard, they ran it through a decibel meter and came back at around 82.5 decibels which is pretty loud but not deafening.
Some complained about the lack of suction but it turns out they have lemonade units that can be returned to Black and Decker for replacement.
Given the general range of reviews, there are a lot of positive reviews and they have been very consistent – strong suction, lightweight and easy to empty.
Some even had 4 of these in their homes.
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Consumers who purchased Black and Decker vacuum cleaners were pleased with the cleaning performance, compactness and how easy it was to empty this machine. They say this is a good portable device at an affordable price.
There have also been complaints about the pavement being awkward to use.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this from Amazon for less than $70 and it will be eligible for free 2-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 would be great for people looking for a lightweight vacuum cleaner to supplement their wand or upright to discover clean different areas around the house that these bulky cleaners wouldn’t have access to.
Areas such as windows, tables, chairs, sofas, ledges, baseboards, TV, etc.
Although it does not contain a pet hair tool, the suction is still strong enough to remove pet hair from carpets and low-pile upholstery.
This would be great for cleaning stairs, although the narrow nozzle requires more work than usual.
At just under $50, this is one of the great value-for-money Black + Decker dust removal machines that comes in at just under $50 and comes with a 2-year warranty!