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Black & Decker CHV1688-E 16-4/5-Volt Cyclonic-Action Cordless HEPA DustBuster with AccuREACH


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  • Cordless 16-4/5-volt handheld vacuum cleaner with HEPA filtration
  • Cyclonic action ensures long-lasting suction power; EZ clean dial cleans filter
  • AccuREACH nozzle offers extended reach; 19-ounce dust bin
  • Crevice tool, upholstery brush, and wall-mountable charging base included
  • Measures approximately 17 by 5 by 7 inches; 2-year warranty

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 4.9 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001EWEV12
  • Item model number: CHV1688-E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600,105 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Get the ultimate convenience of cordless in the 16.8 Volt DustBuster by Black & Decker. It's 16.8 Volts of power coupled with Cylconic action and an EZ Clean filter dial to maximize suction power makes it perfect for quick pick ups all over your home or car. An AccuREACH Nozzle provides extended reach in tight spaces, and a 1 Step Emptying system allows you to keep your hands clean when emptying out the dustbowl. The CH1688 is also Energy Star rated, and comes with a HEPA filtration system to help clean the air that you breathe.

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Customer Reviews

I've had no trouble with the suction power.
Brandon K.
It picks up cat litter and my long hair off the bathroom floor and even picks up cat hair balls off the carpet!
J. Adams
This vac is a piece of junk compared to the older chv1500 model.
Daniel Levin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Levin on December 21, 2009
This vac is a piece of junk compared to the older chv1500 model.

There is an extension nozzle that comes out of the front - which is really handy until youre trying to vac up something larger than a breadcrumb. The passageway gets constantly jammed and you have to pull things out of it with your hands or sometimes even a chopstick when things really get lodged in there - which happens fairly often

The dust bin is much smaller than the old model. Its also difficult to remove.

Suction power is less than the old model as well

Finally the nozzle broke after 4 months of use

B & D please bring back the chv 1500!!!!
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Marianne on January 24, 2010
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This is a great little product with one fatal flaw: the replacement hepa filters for it don't exist. I have tried contacting Black & Decker about getting the hepa filter and it has been an extremely frustrating experience - they don't have it and nobody else does either. And be WARNED: the VF100H hepa filter shown on Amazon's page as a replacement hepa filter for this product DOES NOT FIT - it's too big. The funny thing about this is that on the Black & Decker box it says the VF100H filter fits ALL CHV models. This is flat-out not true. The correct replacement hepa filter is part #VF08H, which is not available anywhere. These filters are washable so you can clean them but that will only work for so long. I just bought this dust buster two months ago and am sorry I did it. It works great but once that hepa filter is gone the dust buster will need to go in the trash.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By smokihenry on March 7, 2009
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I bought this to replace my old Dustbuster that was dying on me. Doesn't have the power my old one had even though it has much more voltage. I been using it several times a week (to pick up small bits of cat food or after sweeping) and I noticed that sometimes the dirt falls out after I shut it off. So I have to go over that again. Am going to keep it only because I threw out the packaging, but next time will go for something else.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. G. W. Esq on January 27, 2009
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I bought this about a month ago, to use mostly to clean out the crumbs that tend to accumulate in my car and it has exceeded my expectations. It is a bit loud as it is much more powerful than ones I have had previously. I have not had one of these in many years because they never worked well in the past, but I broke down and bought one because I was tired of pulling out the big vac to use in the car. The end of this extends out about 9 inches, good for getting into those cracks where the seat meets the back. It also works well picking up floor and counter crumbs. I am very pleased with it and have recommended it to friends.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Grranimal on December 8, 2009
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This is more expensive than the wonderful old Black & Decker CHV1500 which had great suction and two of which I also bought here -- the switch went out on one of them. By comparision, this has about half the suction of the old one, clogs much more easily and is difficult to find filters for even on Amazon.

The dirt can actually fall out of it while you are using it, and the channel the air is supposed to travel up is so narrow that it has about half the suction of the old model. The "new" air channel design is why it won't pull and why it plugs up easily. What do they use for engineers there when they *HAD* a good design before? Mystical...

I can't stand it and hope to use it for a paper weight.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Adams on August 27, 2009
I read a lot of reviews before settling on this model. I love it. It picks up cat litter and my long hair off the bathroom floor and even picks up cat hair balls off the carpet!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 11, 2009
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I have owned many generations of dustbuster. This one is reasonably powerful, but not what I had hoped for. Although the wattage is larger, the power does not appear to be more than the previous model. The snout and pull out crevice tool are larger than previous models and will not reach into small spaces and there isn't enough power to pull things out of crevices. On the other hand, objects do not stick in the cavity of the bowl as in prior models. Depending on use needs this dustbuster could be quite good or moderately so.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alice on October 21, 2009
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I have an older cordless Dustbuster HEPA that I keep in my kitchen. It has given me two years of trouble-free service, great for picking up small messes. It was so much better than my first cordless hand-vac, which was a Rigid. We got a new cat, and I wanted another Dustbuster to use around the cat box. The older model is no longer produced, so I bought the CHV1688-E. I like this newer model so much that I ended up getting TWO of them! Now I keep one Dustbuster in the kitchen, one in the garage, and one in the basement. This is a powerful small handheld vac; the HEPA function is great for containing dust, and this new one has a sleeker "nose" that gets into corners even better than the previous model. The battery holds its charge very well. Highly recommended.
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