Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L vacuum review

The Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L vacuum review is a fuss-free hand vacuum cleaner that is powerful enough for those quick clean-ups.

 Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L vacuum review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Black + Decker Dustbuster is a powerful yet very affordable portable vacuum that won’t let you down. It runs on a long lasting, lithium-ion battery and benefits from a Smart Charge Technology that saves up to 50% less energy.


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    Long lasting battery

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    Quick to charge

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    Small dirt cup

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    No wall charger

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The Black + Decker Dustbuster has been leading the way in the portable vacuum cleaner market for years. Having evolved in style and substance, the Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L does not disappoint.

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Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L: What is it? 

Designed to be lightweight and efficient, the Black + Decker Dustbuster is a handheld vacuum that gets its power from a 16-volt, lithium-ion battery that lasts longer and promises to hold its charge for up to 18 months. The battery is quick to charge, (up to five times faster than other models), and also benefits from a Smart Charge Technology that uses 50% less energy. Equipped with a translucent, bagless dirt cup, it is quick and easy to empty and clean. 

The model also features Cyclonic Action that helps to keep the filter clean and improve suction power. To help make cleaning less of a chore, the model comes with a built-in crevice and brush tool. 

Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L: Performance 

 For a small handheld vacuum cleaner, the Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L delivers a mighty clean. And while you wouldn’t expect much power in comparison to a full-sized cleaner, this gives it a run for its money. 

The Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L has a sleek design, is lightweight, and easy to handle. At the slide of a button, it quickly cleans up messes and debris in seconds, with a handy extension piece that comes out of the suction hole for those tricky places. The crevice and brush tools are also great for giving interiors a gleaming once-over. 

The most impressive of all was the long-lasting battery life, which held its charge for approximately 30 minutes in one round. It also charges much quicker than other models and can be stored neatly away in a compact cupboard.

Although the dust cup is easy to empty out once full, the capacity of the Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L is much smaller than other handheld vacuum cleaners. Another downside is it’s noisy. 

The Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L is a must-have for households that need to do quick clean-ups from messy kids or pets. 

Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L: Features 

Despite lacking some advanced features found on expensive models, the Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L is all about performance. Featuring a powerful, 16-volt, lithium-ion battery that allows for stronger suction. Designed to hold a single charge for a much longer time, this allows a more efficient and deep clean. Equipped with a Smart Charge Technology, this enables a quick charging time (two to four hours) and promises to hold its charge for up to 18-months. 

Another useful feature is the easy-empty, dirt cup that has a Max Fill line so you’ll know when it’s time to empty out. The container is also easy to wash and maintain, and you can easily remove/replace filters when needed. It also comes with handy attachments such as the Crevice Tool and Brush Tool, to help get into those awkward nooks and crannies.

The most convenient is its user-friendly and lightweight design, making it easy to quickly use around the home.

For a budget-friendly handheld vacuum cleaner, this has all the adequate requirements you’d need for a great clean. 


Weight (lbs): 4.8

16 volts


Lithium-ion battery 

Energy smart charge technology

Bagless, Cyclonic

Removable and washable dirt cup

2 attachments

Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L: User reviews 

The vast majority of users were impressed with the Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L’s  strong power, and quick clean-up ability. Many mentioned it had saved them from pulling out the full-sized vacuum cleaner and worked just as well in cleaning piles of messes or crumbs. Others simply liked the convenience of walking around the home and quickly tackling daily chores. Pros included that this handheld vacuum cleaned edges and corners very well, it has a nice design and is sturdy. 

Many mentioned that it doesn’t take long to charge, and impressed by how long a single charge lasts for during cleaning jobs.  

Affordability was a key factor, with many praising its value for money. 

There weren’t many concerns, except for the dirt cup being smaller and slightly noisier than other handheld cleaners. But these minor issues are easily overlooked by the output and performance. 

Should you buy Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L? 

If you’re after a powerful, handheld vacuum cleaner that doesn’t cost a fortune, the Black + Decker Dustbuster CHV1410L is a great purchase. Not only is it super light and user-friendly, but delivers impressive power for those quick clean-ups around the home. 

Its power boost comes from its advanced lithium-ion battery that is designed to last longer, and charges much quicker than other models. 

If you need a vacuum that cleans around the entire home, however, take a look at the Dyson V11 Torque Drive review

Cynthia Lawrence

Cynthia Lawrence is a freelance lifestyle and interiors journalist, writing for national publications and websites. Obsessed with homes and garden content, she spends her time writing about interiors inspiration, savvy solutions, buying guides, and exciting product reviews. In more recent months she has written about dishwashers and other home appliances for Top Ten Reviews.