Black & Decker VM1450 Vacuum Cleaner: Bagless Design and Multipurpose Floor Head Brush
Cleanliness is something that you cannot compromise on, especially in this era where all sorts of health disorders are somehow connected to hygiene factors. One medium where disease-causing germs are transmitted through is dust. No matter how hard we try to dust proof our houses, we still find that we can’t fully prevent this menace from getting into our houses. The only thing, therefore, that is left for us to do is to suck up the dust from our carpets, surfaces and floors using a vacuum cleaner.
Having a good Vacuum cleaner could mean a higher efficiency in both cleaning and power consumption. Vacuum cleaners aren’t that much of power guzzlers, but if vacuuming is done from time to time, you bet that this could affect your power bills negatively. In this piece, I have discussed one of the most economical vacuum cleaner in the market, the Black & Decker VM1450 Vacuum Cleaner. After having a firsthand experience with this device I think it’s a good deal for anyone who needs a vacuum cleaner but is on a tight budget. Here are its likable features;
Features of the Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner
A Bagless design for optimum performance: Traditional vacuum cleaners are known to have this weird looking bag at the back, where all the rubbish goes to once it’s sucked up by the suction mechanism. However, this bag makes the whole thing look odd and crude. Now that we are in the 21st Century, the looks of any gadget matter. I mean, these gadgets got invented in the early 1920’s. It’s the duty of any manufacturer to constantly advance the design specs of their products, so that they stay valid in the market.
Thankfully, Black& Decker designers have agreed to move with time, as portrayed in their VM1450 vacuum cleaner. Instead of the traditional dust bag, this device has a 1.6-liter dust box which is made transparent so that you can easily note when it fills. This move means easier maneuvering of the thing around tight spots than what could have been achieved if the bag was still on it. Additionally, the inbuilt transparent box is easy to empty, clean and even detach from the machine. It is also durable, now that it has no risk of tearing if it suddenly gets clipped by a sharp object (like a sharp nail behind your sofa).
Good suction – brush combination
A vacuum cleaner could have the most powerful suction system (for vacuum cleaners) in the market, but if the brushes don’t do their part well, then there is almost nothing to suck up to the dust box. This vacuum cleaner, however, has everything fixed in the right position, for peak performance. It comes with varied brushes for practically any scrubbing needs. Here I am talking about things like crevices brushes to reach tough spots, multipurpose floor head brushes and upholstery brushes for carpets and fabric-made floorings. The upholstery brushes also come in handy with scrubbing and dusting those big curtains in offices and other sorts of drapes.
The additional wheels on the bottom side of the cleaner ensure a seamless movement of the gadget and effortless dusting. The suction device is a 1400 Watt system, which works within a voltage range of 220 to 240 Volts. This system provides enough suction strength to suck up almost anything that is hurled at it. With the brushes close by, you are guaranteed that your vacuuming sessions are a dustless affair. The motor sucks the duct as soon as it is worked up by the brushes, so that you don’t have any that escapes.
To make your cleaning experience even simpler, this device comes with an ergonomic touch where it can afford it. For example, the handle is light weight and well curved out so that you don’t have to strain when moving along tight areas. The device also comes with an Automatic cord rewinding system. This system comes in handy when you want to fold up the thing and heave it into your store. The rewind feature is actually meant to ensure that your cord doesn’t get tangled up, so that your next vacuum session remains as comfortable as your last one.
You also get a long power cord which measures about 5 meters. This is adequate enough to go round your house without having to keep changing power sockets. This device can comfortably clean any standard 300sq ft. room, at one-fixed power socket. The Bagless design gives the thing an overall compact design that is easy to handle and manipulate. The product only weighs 4.8 Kilograms and measures 41.9 by 29.2 by 27.9 centimeters. This tells you that it’s quite the trim vacuum cleaner you need. Its step-less trigger function for the suction system means that you have better control, now that everything you need for controlling the gadget is fixed to the handle.
What I liked in the Vacuum Cleaner: I liked the overall design of this product, plus the varied brushes which make it pretty much an everyday vacuum cleaner for all situations. I also liked the fact that it’s Bagless, so once you buy it you are bound to use it for years without changing the dust box.
What I didn’t like in the Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner
However, I hate to say that being a Chinese product, there are parts of this gadget that feel a bit falsified. I know you will get this feeling after you buy the gadget. For example, the filter on this gadget is tightly positioned, thus limiting when it comes to cleaning it. Honestly, cleaning the filter is a messy affair. In addition, whoever put the handle on this gadget’s removable dust jar, must have been the most cracked fella on the planet.
I mean, how you do you trust 4.8 kilograms of expensive machinery, on just one small plastic lock on a removable part of the device (the dust box). I’m not sure that thing will last for long so make sure you carry this device with a lot of care. If possible, place your other hand and its bottom while the other one grips the handle. If you trust the handle, well and good but if that lock snaps, I bet accidental drops aren’t covered in your warranty.
Pricing and final verdict: This device comes with a two-year warranty on it and is priced at 6494 Rupees on average. My final verdict on this gadget is – buy it if you are strictly on a budget. If you are buying this for your standard office, please go a step further in telling your office cleaner to take care when carrying it. Otherwise, you might find yourself heading to the stores to buy another one, if the handle snaps.
|Brand||Black & Decker|
|Product weight||4.8 kg|
|Cord length||5.0 Meters|
|Power consumption||1400 W|
|Color||Grey, White, and Red|