With the Black + Decker BDH2000SL, Black and Decker have been able to produce a no-frills product that simply does its job.
There are hardly any bells and whistles here but not everyone wants it, for folks looking for an easy-to-use spot-cleaning product that will work year after year, look no further.
Of the 3 Platinum Series cordless vacuum cleaners, the BDH2000SL is the most powerful, rated at 25 watts of air and the included battery is removable and interchangeable with other B&D power tools!
But it’s not as versatile as the BDH2000FL with its 4 foot flexible hose although it does come with two attachments though that expands its reach – crevices and brushes.
This has a similar design to the BDH2000L, the difference between the two is the battery and attachments.
The BDL2000SL has a removable battery and removable attachments while the BDH2000L battery does not
Features at a glance
- Removable Li-Ion 20V (Max) Battery
- Battery indicator lets you know the status of the battery
- Lightweight – Weighs only 2.65 lbs with battery
- B&D claims to use 45% less energy
- Click nozzle and washable filter
- Comes with a detachable brush and crevice tool
- strong suction
- Decent uptime
- The removable battery is interchangeable with other B&D Platinum power tools
- Great for quick cleanups
- Recharges in just 5 hours
- Comfortable handle makes it easy to move
- He has a high pitched and neighing voice according to reviews
- It will not do as well at picking up dirt on carpet as it does on hard floors
- No pet hair facility
What do you expect from the Black & Decker BDH2000SL?
The feature that separates this from the other two Platinum Series vacuums is the battery, while the other two have built-in batteries that may be a concern in the long run.
This device has a removable Li-ion battery that you can use in other B&D Platinum Series tools. Great if you have other B&D Platinum power tools.
What makes this feature special is that you can upgrade the battery if you feel it is lacking uptime.
The removable battery also reduces footprint when charging since you need to remove the battery from the vacuum cleaner to charge it.
Attachments and accessories
Comes with a slit and a removable brush tool.
The included charger has an LED indicator light that lets you know when the battery is full.
Note that you will need to remove the battery from the vacuum cleaner to charge it.
There is no LED on the vacuum unit itself.
There are no official numbers listed on the B&D website, but based on reviews, it will take about 4 to 5 hours to fully charge.
It has an indicator light on the charger itself that lets you know when the battery is full, so keep an eye on that.
Similar to the BDH2000L, vacuuming involves removing the plastic nozzle and then twisting the filter that covers the nozzle.
The filter is washable.
the show length
Judging by the reviews, this will run between 15-30 minutes on a full charge.
If you want a longer runtime, you’ll need to upgrade the battery to something like this.
All Platinum Series cordless vacuum cleaners come with a 3-year limited warranty.
bare floor performance
This is where it shines. It is rated at 25 watts antenna, which is three watts less than the Dyson DC44 in normal mode.
What does that tell you?
It has suction power good enough to pick up debris that fits into the nozzle.
I haven’t seen any video reviews of what the cap is, but at least it’s capable of picking up cheerios, cob nets and screws.
It has a crevice scrubber and brush to clean crevices and pick up dust, so you’re covered there, too.
Note that this is not a vacuum cleaner that has a sweeping path wide enough to clean floors. This is just a spot cleaner.
It would not be good to pick up the dirt on the carpet because it does not have a motorized brush or pet hair attachment but loose dirt scattered over the carpet, it is effective.
You can use the detachable crevice tool to move the surface and pick up embedded dirt, but only on fine-pile carpets. On a plush rug, this will struggle.
Pet hair removal
Unlike the BDH2000SL, this does not have any pet hair attachment, so you will have to rely on a brush or crevice tool to pick up pet hair.
Looking at the reviews, I can’t find a lot of pet owners leaving a review, so the pet hair picking capabilities are still a question mark.
One of the few pet owners who left a review said it picked up pet hair on hard surfaces but didn’t perform well on throw rugs.
If you’ve used this on pet hair, let me know in the comments section below.
This would work great on leather, fabric, and similar upholstered furniture that isn’t too luxurious.
If you need to remove pet hair, you will either have to use a slitting tool or a brush to move it around and clean it.
Watch it in action
Here’s a promotional video from B&D
|battery||Removable 20V Li-ion
(Can be used with other B&D tools)
|Shipping time||20 hours (tentative)
|Battery life||15 – 30 minutes|
|net weight (with battery)||2.65 EGP|
|Purchase Weight||4.2 pounds|
|total length||18 inches|
|battery indicator||Yes (on charger)|
|filter type||Washable nozzle and washable filter|
|dust capacity||23.7 oz|
|Guarantee||3 years limited on vacuum cleaner, battery and charger|
Out of 40 reviews of something, only 2 gave a negative rating for what looked like lemonades didn’t work as they should.
The rest of the reviews were almost unanimous in saying that this product has good suction and is great for quick pickups.
Consumers also love that the battery is removable and shouldn’t be an issue in the long run.
The biggest complaint I see here is the noise, as one review stated that it measured it in decibels and it got over 100 decibels.
Here’s a video showing how loud this vacuum cleaner can be…
Another consumer didn’t like what he did on the carpet. But remember, this vacuum is not a deep cleaning machine. This will be best used to clean loose dirt.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this on Amazon for less than $60 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.
Between this and the BDH2000L, I would choose this one because it has stronger suction and the attachments don’t slide backwards unlike the BDL2000L when you squeeze them.
This is great for quick cleaning around the kitchen and living room where you are likely to use this the most, as the suction is strong enough to pick up dust, rabbits, grain, cobwebs and insects perfectly but it lacks reach.
The battery can be removed and replaced with a more powerful battery that lasts longer and can be used with other B&D Platinum power tools.
This is huge if you want interchangeability.