The Black & Decker 1410 is one of the best handheld vacuums for hardwood floors that we’ve tested to date. It’s light, powerful, has a good battery run time, and is priced right at around $55. Says our good friend Jamie Chan, “there aren’t many handhelds I’d rank over this one.” So what’s so great about it, you ask?
- First thing’s first — when you’re looking at a new vacuum cleaner, the thing you want to evaluate is how good the suction power is. In other words, you’ve got a big mess on the floor: how good is this vacuum at actually, you know, picking it up?? Well, the 1410L’s suction power is fantastic; some of the best we’ve seen yet, to be quite honest. We ran several tests, one being a giant pile of Honey Nut Cheerios on our kitchen floor, and this unit handled it with care and precision power.
- When you’re in the market for a handheld vacuum specifically, what’s also vital is the battery power, aka run time. Since handhelds do not have power cords, they run exclusively on battery power; and of course, you want a long-lasting machine, since it allows you to cover more area. Well, the run time on this unit is up to par for sure, thanks to B&D’s patented batter saver technology.
- Check out that picture to the right. See that nozzle? That’s what it’s all about, right there — that thing can get into almost any tight space, targeting dirt and debris, while it also rotates, so you can adjust on the fly if need be.
- Accessories have become a hot topic in the vacuum space these days, and the 1410 does not disappoint. This unit ships with a brush a crevice tool accessory, so that you can clean out your machine without issue.
Is this the best handheld we’ve ever used? No, that honor still goes to the Eureka 71B, which we’ll be reviewing shortly. But at $55, the 1410L is still a good vacuum with a fair price.
The Dyson DC59 Motorhead is a fabulously, slick designed vacuum which surprises you with the great suction power in such a thin device. With the dimensions only being 29.1 x 10.7 x 6.1 inches and weighing less than 9.5 pounds; it’s easy to store, easy to move and easy to clean! Dyson doesn’t fail to impress with this cordless vacuum and shows us just how wonderful their designs have become. (Source: www.top5vacuums.com).
The ability to vacuum without cords being a nuicense is CERTAINLY the biggest pro. Cords make vacuuming so much more annoying when the sockets need to be unplugged all the time, or you need to move furniture to make way for the cord but the Dyson DC59 Motorhead resolves that issue. The design and shape of the vacuum makes vacuuming between, under and around objects a lot easier than most vacuums and the battery life (around 20-30 minutes) is usually enough to vacuum a hour with a 3 hour (from no battery) charge time.
The dustbin is really too small. Having four dogs and a cat, hair is everywhere! Just vacuuming downstairs requires me to empty the dustbin at least twice due to the size of it which really spoils the convenience of this vacuum. It’s something I put up with due to the power the vacuum provides.
Overall, this might be pricey ($483.98) but you get what you pay for and in this case – you get a cordless, powerful, simple vacuum that stores easily and moves easier. Works great on hard flooring and carpet and will continue to impress.
When you’re talking about the best vacuum cleaners for your home, you should really take a look at the PowerEdge model, made by Bissell. It’s dirt cheap at around $50, and it one of the best reviewed vacuums on Amazon.com. We tested it out, and found it to be a great bang for your buck.
The Bissell PowerEdge vacuum has a V shaped design head that moves larger dust bunnies toward the center suction head, as the ends of the V shaped design capture the smaller particles. This vacuum has a nice rubber lip that can especially pick up all kinds of dog and cat hair with its well performing suction power. The PowerEdge is also built to be light and easy, meaning you can pick it up and move it around from room to room, no issues whatsoever.
Amazon reviewers absolutely love this vacuum — at the time of writing, over 2,000 (!) people decided to leave a review on the site, which is incredible. Customers loved that the PowerEdge has great suction power for its size, and the unique, V shaped head that specialized in picking up pet hair and to be worked around furniture. Amazon reviewers also loved this unit’s lightweight design, as you can easily move it from room to room; they also mentioned the dirt cup, which you can empty quite easily. Know what else is great about this product? It will cost you about just $50! That’s incredible value for a vacuum of this quality.
Now, for a $50 vacuum, you can be sure that are some drawbacks here. Mostly, it’s a somewhat cheaply made unit, which is kind of to be expected at this price point. We’re not sure how many years this unit would last you. Also, it’s noteworthy that this unit does not ship with any attachments.
So there you have it, our review of the Bissell PowerEdge vacuum.