Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Hand Vacuum Review

Black and Decker Platinum BDH2000L

If you are looking for a little vacuum for those little jobs then the Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L is one to consider. Priced around $70 it is not the cheapest option on the market but for many people this price is worth paying. Now let’s take a look at the hand held cleaner in more detail.

Cyclonic Action
To keep the power strong this hand vacuum utilizes cyclonic action design. Taking advantage of centrifugal force, it spins dirt particles away from the filter. Customer reviews suggest that while it is not as powerful as a regular vacuum, it has more than adequate suction for a battery powered vacuum.

The inclusion of Lithium Ion battery pack eliminates the memory effect of NiCd batteries. It solves the runtime problem associated with the old dustbusters. Maximum initial battery voltage is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18 volts. According to the manufacturer, the Lithium battery pack holds a charge for up to 18 months. It can stay on the charger til ready for use.

The BDH2000L is equipped with removable, washable bowl and filter.The filter should be replaced every 6 to 9 mont. The replacement filter for this model (VF110FC) costs around $7. There are two methods of cleaning the bowl. You can apply either a quick empty method or a thorough clean method.

Rotating Nozzle
The hand vac also features a slim nozzle that can be rotated for better access in tight spots. The long,thin nozzle will come in handy when dealing with in seat crevices. The cordless vac also features a built-in extendable crevice tool and flip-up brush. No need to dig around for an attactment.

Black and Decker BDH2000L Canister Black and Decker BDH2000L Filter

Pros and Cons

The Black & Decker Platinum BDH2000L has received a lot of encouraging feedback from its customers at The product is currently rated 4.2/5 stars, meaning it is one of the best options for battery operated vacuum cleaners on the market.

While most of the customer feedback for the hand vac has been positive, there are a number of criticisms that the hand vac has faced. Some reviewers have reported that it is louder than expected. Further, a few complaints have been made about the canister release button. The button to detach the container is too close to the on/off button. It is easy to accidentally press the wrong button.

Negative comments have also been made for the fact that the handheld vacuum must be placed on the charger base. The battery does not come off. It is built into the unit. Finally, some people wish the flip brush had a thicker brush.

Despite having a few downsides, the sleek BDH2000L vacuum possesses a number of qualities that have impressed its reviewers. Many reviewers appreciate the power of the suction motor. It does a good job with pet hair.

Many customers have also praised the battery life. According to them, it holds up long enough for small clean-up jobs. The lithium battery has successfully addressed the biggest issue that consumers had with their older units.

The vacuum’s design has also made a positive impression upon the reviewers. At 4.8 lb, it is not the lightest handheld cordless vacuum available. However, the nozzle features which are easy to engage/disengage and the easy to empty canister have pleased the reviewers. Like all vacuums, the filter needs to be cleaned but this is easy to do.

The Black and Decker Platinum portable vacuum does not come with extra features such as pet attachment, LED headlight, and low battery indicator. That being said, if what you need is a powerful portable sweeper then based on the customer feedback this product is worth considering. At half the price of the Dyson, this vac does the trick.

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