Black and Decker Dustbuster Review

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Richard Floyd

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On March 14, 2014
Last modified:October 4, 2014


A handy powerful handheld cleaner

The Black and Decker Dustbuster is a 4.8V cordless handheld vacuum. You can use it for many cleaning tasks in the house. The Dustbuster will quickly clean up dust, crumbs and pet food.

The Black & Decker Dustbuster  is lightweight, easy to just pick up and use and features a dust bowl to collect the dust.

I use the Dustblaster every day, all the time. My home is cleaner than it has looked for years as it only takes seconds to clean up a room.

Black and Decker Dustbuster Description and Features

The Black and Decker Dustbuster arrived promptly and well packaged.

The ergonomic design of the vacuum ensures that the vacuum is comfortable and well balanced when in use.

The Dustbuster has an in-built in narrow nozzle. This nozzle allows a concentration of the suction power, which allows it to get into awkward corners to clean. It also comes with a built in fabric cleaning brush, designed to for dirt and pet hair in furnishing. The attachments are both of good quality.

black and decker dustbuster picking up bread crumbs

The Black & Decker Dustbuster comes with a wall mountable plate. This plate attaches to the charging power connector. It charges from the mains and the power supply is included. The wall hook integrates with a DC Jack plug that allows charging whilst stored. The battery does charge fast. The instructions do state that when new you should charge it for 24 hours. The battery lasts for about 8 minutes, which is long enough to complete any small job that you need it to do.

The dirt bowl is translucent so you can see the dirt and know when it needs emptying. The capacity of the bowl is 397ml. The dust bowl is removable. Once freed you can either shake it out or wash it. To empty the bowl you just twist the handle and nozzle in opposite directions. There are no filter bags to change. The bowl itself contains the filters. However, you do need to wash the filter regularly and in time, it will need replacing.

The vacuum is light and easy to use for minor jobs around the home. It is handy as it saves you having to take out the out the main vacuum cleaner for small jobs. It lasts long enough to go around cleaning the kitchen. I do not expect the battery to last long as it is only for doing small jobs not the whole house. If I needed do to that, I would bring out the Hoover.

The vacuum is light to use and has good suction. I have used it often and it has not run out of power yet. This is probably because I have been charging it between using it. It seems to be as good at cleaning as my regular Hoover.

It is good at hovering the stairs or the car. This is because it is light to hold and easily portable. You therefore do not have to take out your main Hoover. You can pick up little bits from the floor as you see them. The sucking power is quite strong, as it will remove cat’s hair from by carpet that my main Hoover has problems picking up.

Excellent for picking up mess after children have been eating and throwing crumbs all over the floor. The Black and Decker Dustbuster is good for cleaning the caravan. It will also clean the car, but is not powerful enough to remove the ground in dirt. Good also for picking up bits and pieces from messy hobbies like sewing and bits of paper and card.I brought it to clean up after pets so there is no more litter no more litter scattered everywhere.

Black and Decker Dustbuster

What I like about the Black and Decker Dustbuster

This little device is lightweight, charges quickly and is quite powerful.

Relatively quiet to use.

The Black and Decker Dustblaster is great for getting into small spaces and cleaning the stairs.

Easy to store.

What I dislike about the Black and Decker Dustbuster

There is no battery charging indicator so you cannot tell when the battery is fully charged.

You need to ensure that the filter is clear before you use it each time.

The filter can become detached easily and fall out when you are trying to clean it.

Some customers complained about the motor not been powerful enough. However, when you need extra power this is when you use your main vacuum. The vacuum is powerful enough for most tasks.


The Dustbuster is great for quick general cleaning tasks in the home.

It comes with cordless technology, grab, and go for convenience.

Simple button to remove the bowl.

Easy to empty the dirt bowl and wash hygienically clean.

The Dustbuster comes with Accessories to get into all those tight spaces.

Brush tool to remove stubborn dirt.

Stand to charge and either leave on work surfaces or hang on the wall.

Exhaust filter.

Summary of Review

I recommend the Black and Decker Dustbuster  if you need a good handheld to clean up small messes without having to get your main vacuum out.  You can check out the Black and Decker Dustbuster at Amazon.

Black and Decker Dustbuster – Specifications

Power  4.8v
Model Number NV2420N-GB
Colour White
Suction Power 10 Airwatts
Dust bowl capacity 370 ml
Run time 7.5 mins
Airflow 910 ltr/min

What’s in the Box?

1 x Black and Decker Dustbuster NV4820N-GB

A handy powerful handheld cleaner