Black & Decker CHV7250 7.2-Volt Wet/Dry DustBuster
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
- 7.2 volt wet/dry handheld cordless vacuum
- 1-step easy-empty without handling dirty filter
- Picks up wet and dry spills
- Sleek design and neutral color
- Onboard crevice tool and squeegee
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
Pros: portable, powerful, cordless.
Cons: small dust/liquid container; bad design allows for overfilled liquids to be sprayed.
Botton line: ok for small dust jobs; worse than useless for spills larger than 2 oz.
I'm not using it for big jobs, I have a 2 1/2 year old... and I use it for the occaisonal spill & cleanup and for that purpose alone it's well worth the price I paid.
a recharge is necessary. The 7.2 Volt Wet/Dry DustBuster is proving to be a pretty good machine.
Clean up is not for the faint of heart, however. We learned you must clean it out EVERY DAY or bacteria will grow and the whole machine will emit an odor every time you clean. The machine is not easy to clean out either, which makes us less likely to do it often.
The other drawback is that some liquids and fine dusts (like drywall) will actually come out through the vacuum exhaust, and emit a very fine spray everywhere. That's particularly disgusting with spit-up. Black & Decker should put a finer filter on it to prevent that.
Dry and wet pick up
Does not have a charging station.
For the car, it has plenty of power, but not quite enough battery time. The box says that it will last about 8-12 minutes on a charge, and it is right. We have a minivan, so it takes longer than a sedan.
We have not tried it on wet spills. I usually just go get a wash cloth for those. It really doesnt hold that much anyway.
No bags to replace is also great. It has a sponge that works as the filter, and you can just rinse it out in the sink after emptying the vacuum. You DO need to let it dry out before you use it again though.
I imagine that the batteries will only last about a year, maybe two, just like our coordless phones. But the vac comes with instructions to replace the batteries, and it looks easy. At under $20 for the vac, it probably isn't worth it though. Just buy a new vac!
Other reviews I have read say you need more volts, and I wasn't sure this would work good. After trying it, I think it is more than enough for what I use it for. For a bigger job, I get out the big vac.
here's what's bad: if you tilt this at the wrong angle, you will get a face full of whatever it is your sucking up as it comes out the exhaust. this is disgusting. i can't stress how disgusting it is.
and IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES
you need to rule this dust buster out right here and now.
or if you plan to use it to suck up cat litter, well ....
the battery doesn't last as long as i'd like either.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Vacuum is not strong enough. After a few use, it doesn't work that well.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
two failed in a short time, battery is bad in both of them.Published 7 months ago by Edmond Avakian
This is what my 4 year old nephew wanted for Christmas. Evidently he loves vacuuming up all his little messes...Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes- you name it. Read morePublished on July 3, 2014 by Laura B.
Happy with this purchase, it's a good product but battery doesn't last long. If you use it to pick up milk the smell does tend to stay in the foam for a long time. Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by J. Moore
This is a must have. This thing is still kicking after years of use. It has strong suction and it's easy to clean. Every home needs one of these.Published on April 25, 2013 by Aaaa
I am a bit disappointed with it. We live on the beach and I got it for sand and dog hair. I deliberately got the 7. Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by Joy Poteet
After using this for few months, this dustbuster died because it couldn't recharge again. I have no idea how to replace the battery so I had threw this away....Published on August 14, 2009 by Ann H
This handvac is lightweight and easy to store, but it's not useful. The suction is adequate for picking up hairs, lint and dust....but not for anything with ANY weight. Read morePublished on July 25, 2009 by Alice in Wonderland