Black & Decker SPV1800 Review

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Most low-cost, cordless handheld vacuums are rendered useless when the battery stops holding a charge, but the Black and Decker 18V Platinum Series Cordless Hand Vacuum comes with a replaceable battery. Users also praise this vacuum's cleaning ability, especially when it comes to sucking up pet hair.

Consumers posting Black and Decker hand vacuum reviews at Amazon report that this 18-volt vacuum picks up all kinds of messes, including cat litter, food, and dirt that gets tracked inside, although a few reviewers find its suction power lacking. A user posting a review on Epinions says not only does this model have no trouble cleaning up behind three long-hair cats, it's also easy to use and empty. What's more, it ran for more than two months on an initial overnight charge. Even with daily use, the battery can go a week without needing to be charged, according to a Black and Decker hand vacuum review on Amazon. The Black and Decker 18V Platinum Series Cordless Hand Vacuum (starting at $50) is also the only handheld vacuum we researched that has a replaceable battery, so you don't have to throw out the entire machine when the battery stops holding a charge. Instead, you can simply replace the battery, which has the added bonus of being compatible with other 18-volt Black and Decker products. Otherwise, this model is pretty standard for the category, with included upholstery and crevice tools and a standard filter. A two-year warranty completes the deal.

The fact that you can simply replace the battery on the Black and Decker 18V Platinum Series Cordless Hand Vacuum instead of the whole machine could save a lot of money in the long run. Consumers seem to recognize this as a perk and find the vacuum effective and easy to use. This model is definitely a good pick in this category.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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