Black & Decker S500 ScumBuster Cordless Power Scrubber
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- Handheld power scrubber removes dirt and grime from a variety of household surfaces
- Rubber overmold provides easy-grip surface and fully submersible design
- Extension handle for hard-to-reach areas; cordless operation; powerful motor
- Includes 10 versatile scrubbing pads and brushes and a storage caddy
- Measures approximately 14-5/6 by 10-2/3 by 6-3/5 inches; 2-year warranty
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I'm able to get nearly an hour of use off a single charge. As noted elsewhere, the key to using the Scumbuster properly (and avoiding running down the charge) is not to press to hard. As with an electric toothbrush, pressing too hard simply bends the bristles and slows down the motor.
There is a good collection of cleaning accessories for hard surfaces, autos, and carpet. I've not tried the carpet cleaning attachments yet (scrub brush and nap lifter), so those applications will be a bonus.
As noted by another reviewer, this is not a magic wand. It's not powerful enough to remove extreme buildup from neglect, so if you need a sandblaster, this device is not for you.
If the Scumbuster cost $75, I might be disappointed, but all in all, for $35 I think its a very worthwhile item.
Model # S500
Catalog # SB450
*A low voltage battery means low power output to the motor, so one can not put a great deal of pressure on the device without bringing the motor to a stop. As the challenge of the job increases, the performance of the Scum Buster substantially declines.
*After depletion, the rechargeable battery can NOT be changed out for a fresh battery! This means that after approximately thirty minutes of use, your cleaning project will stop for a minimum of six hours while the permanently installed battery is being recharged!
*When the battery finally does die and can no longer be recharged, an entire new scrubber must be purchased, not just a battery! (Now there's a marketing ploy!) There is no mention of this fact anywhere in the documentation; one only learns of it when contacting customer support.
*No replacement accessories immediately available through the direct channel or from local retailers; must be specially ordered. (I make my own cleaning pads instead.)
*Lots of different attachments make it a very versatile hand tool.
*Does a great job on minor cleaning applications.
*Easy clean up and totally submersible.
While the Scum Buster is advertised as being, "...powerful," reality reflects that it is marginal at best. A non-replaceable rechargeable battery is a major design error, which is inconvenient and costly for the consumer. The newest edition of the Scum Buster is a bust!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Scum buster has never charged...not even once since we bought it. ....very disappointed in the product.Published 17 months ago by vayla renfrow
the one with ALL the Fun Accessories
BUT battery, silver or gold, 1 or 8,
double hole charger separate maybe
is the wacky attachment for use on earth
is it blue... Read more
I was so excited to find the item as I had one for a very long time and loved it, only to find that there were parts missing when I received it, like the batter pack and charger. Read morePublished on March 5, 2014 by Sue.Bidwell
You could purchase one that maybe less expensive. However by the time you purchase all the parts, brushes ect. This will save you Money!!!Published on February 15, 2014 by may read
Purchased this several years ago. Have used several times and does the job fine. It does require standing in the shower to clean walls, but the included extension handle does... Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Walter S.
I have given a couple as gifts, also. They do take a while to recharge, and I could wish for longer use between charging, but they have worked well for us.Published on December 3, 2012 by East Coast Member
This thing lacks any real power or rotational speed to clean quickly. I took this thing appart to get the head that locks into the cleaning items off. Read morePublished on November 17, 2009 by Pro-gun