BLACK+DECKER Washable Filter Pet Hair Handheld Vacuum

Last updated: January 17, 2023

You'll be able to get into tight spaces, thanks to this handheld vacuum's crevice tool. This model also runs a full 16 minutes without losing power on a full charge. That's likely all you'll need for basic household cleanup tasks.

BLACK+DECKER Washable Filter Pet Hair Handheld Vacuum

We looked at the top Handheld Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Handheld Vacuum you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: With a handy crevice tool and a battery that last 16 minutes, this vacuum can easily tackle any job.

In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the BLACK+DECKER Washable Filter Pet Hair Handheld Vacuum placed 11th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The BLACK+DECKER BDH2020FL 20V max lithium Flex vac with pet hair brush features lithium technology for strong suction and fade free power. Packed with strong suction and fade-free power. It also includes a pet hair brush to remove stubborn pet hair. It has a flexible 4-foot hose to reaches dirt high and low and this cordless, portable and ultra-compact vac allows you to tackle your chores without lugging out your full size vacuum . A high-performance motor delivers strong suction for messes big and small and the quick charging base keeps Flex vac charged and accessories organized. Cyclonic action spins dirt away from the filter to help maintain performance and a 3 stage filtration system prevents dust and debris from escaping. It also has an easy to empty, washable bowl and filter for thorough cleaning. Includes: Flex vac, pet hair brush, 2-in-1 nozzle/brush tool, long crevice tool, charging base, washable filter (model PVF110).

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The suction is strong enough to handle most common types of debris, such as crumbs, road grit, and hair.
Has several attachments to clean different types of dirt like dust, pet hair and larger debris like cheerios
It also has a 16-minute, no-fade run time, which should be enough to give most cars a thorough tidy-up.
- Forbes
The charging dock is especially convenient as you can just drop your unit on it and not worry about having to plug a cord in; the dock also acts as storage for all of the included attachments.
The crevice tool is helpful as a wand extender, but it also makes it easier to get in tight nooks and crannies.
This handheld vacuum is great at cleaning up after your furry friends, collecting most of the pet hair in our test without any issues.
The BLACK+DECKER BDH2020FL 20V Lithium Flex Vac is our best vacuum for pet hair, which has a strong suction and it can clean up most pet food messes.

What reviewers didn't like

While the suction is good enough for most jobs, this model is not the strongest handheld, and it may struggle with large debris like leaves.
Unfortunately the floor tool does not have a motorized brush that will pick up pet hair off carpet.
In our testing, we found that with an open hose (no attachments) the BDH2020FL struggled with large leaves and pebbles, but with the combo brush or crevice tool attached it worked as well as other models.
- Forbes
In our testing the unit struggled with large amounts of sand – the vacuum would shut down on its own, though when operating it was very effective and shutting the unit off for a few seconds seemed to remedy that situation.
We also noticed the filter gets dirty very quickly, which can cause drop-offs in suction as quickly as two battery cycles.
This vacuum usually requires two hands to operate, is quite loud, and has a lackluster battery life
It may not have much power as compared to a corded vacuum cleaner, which has extended time of operation.
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