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Should You Buy a Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 20 February 2021
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should you buy a Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner?

Black & Decker is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its coffee makers, blenders and mixers.

We've collated all the key information on Black & Decker vacuum cleaners in this handy guide. We've analysed over 27,000 user and expert reviews and 140+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 3,500 vacuum cleaners to impartially compare each vacuum cleaner brand.

Black & Decker are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular vacuum cleaners. Their vacuum cleaners start at $75 for the NSVA315J which has a maximum input power of §W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner and go up to $2,054 for the Dustbuster which has a maximum input power of 12W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Black & Decker vacuum cleaner is $338.

Black & Decker are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular vacuum cleaners.

Is Black & Decker the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are Black & Decker vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

Black & Decker is ranked the No. 16 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Black & Decker is the 16th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
9,100 reviews
#2
94%
94%
6,671 reviews
#3
Germany
92%
92%
4,301 reviews
#4
United States
90%
90%
7,526 reviews
#5
Eufy
89%
89%
941 reviews
#6
United States
88%
88%
2,045 reviews
#7
88%
88%
1,719 reviews
#8
United Kingdom
88%
88%
2,218 reviews
#9
88%
88%
2,521 reviews
#10
Germany
85%
85%
1,478 reviews
#11
84%
84%
5,877 reviews
#12
Germany
83%
83%
46 reviews
#13
82%
82%
421 reviews
#14
Neato
82%
82%
1,468 reviews
#15
Germany
82%
82%
301 reviews
#16
81%
81%
2,087 reviews
#17
iLife
81%
81%
64 reviews
#18
Sealey
81%
81%
40 reviews
#19
Netherlands
80%
80%
390 reviews
#20
South Korea
76%
76%
135 reviews
#21
Koblenz
75%
75%
0 reviews
#22
Denmark
75%
75%
47 reviews
#23
VAX
United States
74%
74%
4,941 reviews
#24
AEG
Germany
73%
73%
860 reviews
#25
Oreck
United States
73%
73%
1 review
#26
Beko
Turkey
70%
70%
127 reviews
#27
Atrix
70%
70%
1 review
#28
69%
69%
26 reviews
#29
Zanussi
Italy
68%
68%
151 reviews
#30
Xiaomi
64%
64%
32 reviews
#31
PowerSmith
63%
63%
1 review
#32
Moneual
63%
63%
6 reviews
#33
Roidmi
62%
62%
2 reviews
#34
LG
South Korea
61%
61%
43 reviews
#35
Gtech
60%
60%
2 reviews
#36
Tower
60%
60%
8 reviews
#37
Rug Doctor
60%
60%
0 reviews
#38
Sweden
60%
60%
40 reviews
#39
Makita
60%
60%
8 reviews
#40
Raycop
59%
59%
0 reviews
#41
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#42
Taurus
58%
58%
0 reviews
#43
Dusty Bin
56%
56%
0 reviews
#44
Thorne Electric
55%
55%
0 reviews
#45
Vacmaster
55%
55%
0 reviews
#46
Germany
55%
55%
6 reviews
#47
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
55%
55%
0 reviews
#48
DeWALT
54%
54%
0 reviews
#49
FEIN
54%
54%
0 reviews
#50
CleanMate
54%
54%
0 reviews
#51
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#52
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#53
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#54
DeLonghi
Italy
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Black & Decker vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners

Black & Decker have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Black & Decker vacuum cleaner being 77%.

The average review score for a Black & Decker vacuum cleaner is 77%.

There's a smaller selection of Black & Decker vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 8 Black & Decker vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Black & Decker vacuum cleaners also tend to be more expensive than most other vacuum cleaner brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Black & Decker vacuum cleaner is $23 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$182
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$338
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $2,449
Price Distribution of Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Black & Decker vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Black & Decker and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

Black & Decker logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Black & Decker logo

User Reviews

5 stars
722
4 stars
295
3 stars
56
2 stars
31
1 star
28
Black & Decker has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Black & Decker vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 88% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Black & Decker vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Neato Miele Black & Decker
CNET.com logo
71%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
69%
19 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
60%
4 reviews
92%
5 reviews
91%
7 reviews
88%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
65%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
60%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
100%
4 reviews
100%
2 reviews
67%
6 reviews
techgearlab.com logo
44%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
72%
1 review
60%
3 reviews
68%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
78%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
78%
3 reviews
76%
4 reviews
93%
1 review
01net.com logo
78%
2 reviews
71%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
40%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
70%
1 review
Chip.de logo
81%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
86%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
examiner.com logo
100%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
74%
5 reviews
90%
1 review
planet-sansfil.com logo
90%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
83%
4 reviews
85%
1 review
74%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.com logo
70%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
95%
2 reviews
100%
3 reviews
netzwelt.de logo
69%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
79%
56 reviews
79%
42 reviews
80%
32 reviews
85%
18 reviews
63%
13 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Average
73%
113 reviews
81%
74 reviews
81%
63 reviews
81%
62 reviews
70%
37 reviews
84%
4 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Black & Decker vacuum cleaners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards Ecovacs iRobot Dyson Neato Miele Black & Decker
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
3
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
3
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
3
2
vonguru.fr logo
4
reviewed.com logo
4
Which? logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
profesionalreview.com logo
3
01net.com logo
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
Digital Versus logo
1
1
techzine.nl logo
2
Techradar logo
1
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
newesc.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
2
4
4
1
Total
24
17
18
7
7

How Reliable Are Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 27,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Black & Decker vacuum cleaners. over 130 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Black & Decker vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% of reviewers think Black & Decker vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that Black & Decker vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Black & Decker vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

the brush/suction attachment broke very easily
amazon.co.uk
looks very fragile cos of the plastic material used
Argos.co.uk
I needed another vacuum because my other one was broken
Bestbuy.com
The cordless vacuum itself on first impression felt a little ‘plasticky
ao.com

What is the Best Budget Choice Black & Decker Vacuum Cleaner?

Black & Decker Dustbuster

$44.99
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Black & Decker Dustbuster
12W
1.1kg
HEAVY
0.7L
DUST CAPACITY
20 Min
RUN TIME

At only $44.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 75 the Black & Decker Dustbuster makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (1.1kg)
Cordless
Removable filter
Washable filter
Hard floor brush

A staggeringly light weight and critically acclaimed 0.7L dust capacity, 12W vacuum, with a very good spec. It has a removable filter, a washable filter and a brush tool and is cordless. Owners report that it has a good filter, good suction and it's really easy to use.

94
Reviews
62 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Black & Decker Dustbuster has marvellous expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 62 reviews.

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