Pros: attachments, no bags, powerful suction
Cons: need to buy filters
About six months ago my six year old Black & Decker Dustbuster DB200 ceased to exist. Initially I wasn?t going to buy another. Not because I didn?t want one, I loved my Dustbuster. It was so handy. But I have three vacuum cleaners; Do I really need another Dustbuster? I found out the answer to that question in about two weeks. YES I definitely need another Dustbuster. Lugging out the vacuum everytime my son dropped the bag of chips or smashed a cookie was a pain. I didn?t realize how much I used my Dustbuster until I didn?t have one.
When searching for a new dustbuster, I didn?t even consider another brand other then Black & Decker since my last one lasted so long. I found a good deal at ourhouse.com on the Black & Decker Dustbuster Plus Cordless Hand Vac DB350 and purchased it. My new Dustbuster has been with us for almost six months and I know I could not live without it.
If you are unfamiliar with the Dustbuster it is a cordless, rechargeable hand held vacuum. It comes with its own base that it resides in and can be mounted to the wall. The Dustbuster is an off-white color with a light green on/off switch.
The Dustbuster DB350 comes with two attachments that are stored in the base. There is a soft brush that I use for getting cat hair off my sofa and a crevice tool that I use to get the crumbs that fall under the pillows of the sofa.
The Dustbuster doesn?t require any bags but filters. One filter comes with the unit. There?s a catch on the front side of the unit that allows you to take the bottom half of the Dustbuster off and dump the contents and clean the filter. The filter can be washed but allow for drying before placing back into the Dustbuster. You must remember to empty the Dustbuster frequently. I try and do it after each cleaning.
The Dustbuster Pro is big enough to get the job done but small enough that it doesn?t look bulky hanging on your wall. I have mine in the living room beside my computer desk.
The Dustbuster is great in picking up small jobs. I have a toddler that still makes quite a mess when eating. Just pull out the Dustbuster and the crumbs are gone. The Dustbuster Pro will easily pick up cat liter, stones, dirt and food particles, to name a few. I don?t think there is much my little Dustbuster won?t pick up.
The Dustbuster DB350 is easy to install. Hubby did it in less then five minutes. You will need to allow the Dustbuster to charge before using it for the first time.
One thing I noticed about my new Dustbuster DB350 was that it had much better suction then my old Dustbuster DB200. It picks up things my other did not.
I?m not sure how long a charge lasts because I have never had it die on me. I don?t think I have ever used it for more then ten minutes at a time though.
Do I love my Black & Decker Dustbuster Plus Cordless Hand Vac DB350? Yes. Could I live without it? No. Do I recommend it? Most definitely. If you are in need of a cordless hand vac, I highly recommend the Black & Decker Dustbuster Plus Cordless Hand Vac DB350- it will get the job done.