BLACK+DECKER Flex Indoor Handheld Vacuum

Last updated: January 17, 2023


If you have pets, you'll love this handheld vacuum. It comes with a brush designed for getting pet hair. It also runs for a full 20 minutes without losing power after a full charge, which should be enough time to pick up household spills or clean up your car interior. In our testing, we found this vacuum to be easy to hold and transport while using. We also liked all the different attachments.

BLACK+DECKER Flex Indoor 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: This handheld vacuum is great for picking up pet hair and household spills, with a battery that lasts 20 minutes.

In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the BLACK+DECKER Flex Indoor Handheld Vacuum placed 10th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Finally a cordless vacuum that does it all; from floor to ceiling and everything in between, the 20V MAX* Lithium Flex Vacs with Floor Head offers limitless versatility. Choose between the four foot extendable hose, the new stick vac attachment with pivoting floor head, or the Pet Brush attachment. Having an optional stick vac attachment makes this the ultimate in portable and multi-functional vacuuming. No longer just a simple hand-carried vacuum, the Flex Vacs provide easy clean-up; high or low, in the house or car, and on any floor surface – wood, tile, carpet, rugs, etc. The compact design and lightweight yet powerful 20V MAX* lithium ion battery, makes it easy to take the Flex straight to the mess.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

When fully charged, vacuum cleaner can operate for about 20 minutes without power loss – fade free power, thanks to lithium ion technology.
Cyclonic action and a three stage filtration system keep the motor running at top performance and prevent dust and dirt from escaping.
Light and Portable: It weighs less than 4lbs which makes it easy to carry around with you (if needed) when cleaning. With the wraparound flexible hose, you can carry this in one hand out to clean the car.

What reviewers didn't like

Unit has no filter sensor, so it depends on the user to determine when it is time to clean or replace the filter or when there is clog of some kind in the system.
The Black + Decker is a solid recommendation, but it doesn’t take first place since the battery does lose power at the 90% discharge rate, and it’s a fairly big drop.
We (and dozens of other owners) have found the floor-extension kit to be totally worthless and ineffective
Same as its predecessor, the filter will get dirty pretty quickly with some users washing it after every 2 to 3 uses.
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