Monday, September 22, 2014

BLACK+DECKER's Cordless Hand Vac 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot Vac Model #: BDH2000PL-Enter to win!

I was ecstatic when I was contacted by the folks at  BLACK+DECKER asking if I would be interested in reviewing their 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot Vac, Model #: BDH2000PL.  My previous hand vac from another manufacturer had coincidentally, recently bit the dust, (pun intended!) and I was in dire need of a new one! It was my lucky day indeed!

I was also thrilled that the product I received was from BLACK+DECKER. This is a company that I grew up with! To me the BLACK+DECKER name is synonymous with being trustworthy, having high quality products  and they are a leader in their field.

From their website: Since 1910, BLACK+DECKER has been setting the standard for innovation and design of power tools, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products. The inventor of the first portable electric drill with pistol grip and trigger switch, BLACK+DECKER has evolved from a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland to a global manufacturing powerhouse with a broad line of quality products used in and around the home. When home owners have work to get done, they trust that BLACK+DECKER's products will do the job efficiently and reliably.

Black+Decker Cordless Hand Vac 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot Vac Model #: BDH2000PL

When my cordless hand vac arrived I was instantly pleased with the ease of set up. Why? There was virtually NO set-up other than charging the Vac in the charger base that comes with the product.

Key Features
  • Lithium technology
  • Exclusive pivoting design
  • High performance motor
  • Cyclonic action
  • 3-stage filtration
  • Wide mouth design
  • Convenient charging base
  • Translucent bagless dirt bowl
  • Removable washable dirt bowl and filters
  • Filter flicker

  • Strong suction & fade free power
  • Reaches dust from any angle
  • Powers strong. long lasting suction
  • Keeps filter clean and power strong
  • Reduces clogging and provides clean air exhaust
  • Effortlessly scoops up large debris
  • No loose items to misplace
  • Convenient charging base allows for wall and table charging locations
  • Easy to see dirt and easy to empty for thorough hygienic clean-up
  • Loosens embedded debris

The 20V MAX Lithium Pivot Vac is serious power in a small package that’s great for the car, house, apartment, or anywhere in between. With a nozzle that pivots to any angle, this is a great option for any hard-to-reach areas.

 BLACK+DECKER's all-purpose 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot Vac has strong and consistent suction provided by the 20V MAX* Lithium Ion battery. The Pivot is not only powerful, but it's also compact and can be stored within easy reach to any mess. A distinctive pivoting nose feature enables easy cleaning for those hard to reach areas, such as under cupboards, above tall shelves, and in between couch cushions.

How Did It Work For Me?

I attempted to shoot a video of how great it picked up tracked litter in the bathroom that I share with Cody (where his litter box is located), but it came out too dark to give you an accurate visual.

I love that the Pivot Vac is sturdy, light weight, all of the accessories are within reach because they are built-in to the unit.

It is super easy to use, after an initial charging period of no more than 24 hrs you are ready to go! Once it is charged, you can just re-charge it by placing the unit on the handy charging base that is included (ensuing charges won't take as long if you charge it periodically).

It is powerful and does what it promises to do!

The Cordless Hand Vac 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot Vac is also perfect for picking up a bevy of items that land on my kitchen floor such as spilled, dry coffee, kibble, crumbs, you name it, it often accidentally lands on the floor!

It is ideal for cleaning my couch and upholstered chairs as well!

I couldn't be happier!

Since my photos and video were much too dark to post, please view the video that I am sharing with you directly from BLACK+DECKER. (My apologies that the video shows a dog and not a cat!! Trust me, it works great picking up cat fur too!)

 Accessories include:
Onboard crevice tool
Onboard brush
Charging base with tool storage

Cleaning and Emptying The Filter Is A Breeze!

  • open bowl and empty canister
  • push release button on nozzle, rotate down, slide nozzle off
  • Remove pleated filter and tap to remove dirt
  • Wash filter, pre-filter and bowl for deep clean

BLACK+DECKER recommends "for best performance, clean often"

Where to find the 20V MAXLithium Pivot Vac
Model #: BDH2000PL, Price: $79.99
Retail: Available now at,,,, and Target stores.

Enter to Win!

The kind folks at  BLACK+DECKER are offering a give-away of the SAME MODEL HAND VAC that I received! (The Cordless Hand Vac 20V MAX* Lithium Pivot Vac Model #: BDH2000PL). This give-away is for the U.S. ONLY and there will be one winner! Easy entry on the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

2 Year Limited Warranty on all vacuums

*With respect to 20V MAX, maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20V, nominal voltage is 18V.

In Full Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent the 20V MAXLithium Pivot Vac in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Now that's our kind of review and giveaway!
    Enjoy your new vac!

  2. Oh, I hope we win. Our hand vac "bit the dust", too. And it would help mommy so much with cleaning my furs off the floor! Black and Decker is a pretty cool brand!

  3. My human could use that for the litter SOME kitty (okay, and me too) scatters all over the bathroom.

  4. Mum would love it for some scattered litter, but we're not in the US. Good luck to our US furriends ! Purrs

  5. Another awesome giveaway! PS. The lovely copy of Bailey the Boat Cat arrived and is being enjoyed by the entire household. Thanks and purrs to you all!

    1. Thank you! I try!! (wink) glad the book arrived and that you are all enjoying it! Great news and you are most welcome! Purrs back!

  6. What a perfect sounding unit. My upright is bulky and even though I keep it clean the suction isn't very good. This would be perfect because two of my boys like to rooster tail the litter when they go. Enjoy it and a huge thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

  7. What a pawesome giveaway. Our last hand vac was so disappointing, the head peep didn't replace it, but she has certainly missed its convenience.

    1. our last one was disappointing too, you won't be disappointed with this one!

  8. Good luck to all. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. We are sure glad we are not messy around here MOL! That is a super giveaway!

  10. But does it pick up ORANGE fur???
    ; ) Great Giveaway, Caren & Cody!

  11. Sounds like a great little vacuum! It would definitely be nice to have one of those :)

  12. Great giveaway! That looks like a great product!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. What an awesome giveaway. This is so different than the hand vacs I remember.

  14. Boy, do we need that in our house! I hope we win. I am so glad it's made by Black and Decker, a very reliable brand.

  15. Caren and Cody. With eight of us, this is something we could really use. Every time Mom gets one of these vacs, they just never live up to her expectations. Thanks for your review. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. What a great review, we entered! Looks like such a neat and unique style, we will definitely check it out. Thank you so much for your words on Lacci. It is such a comfort to have the most understanding group of friends out there that understands just what it means to lose a pet. xo

    1. thank you and good luck! I am beyond embarrassed that my video was way too dark.....I will never forget your vacuum review of the "other" was the best I had ever seen. It isn't like me to not have my own photos in here but life had other plans!!!! Thank you! My heart goes out to you about Lacci..........I am always here if you need me! xoxo

  17. Pawsome vacuum!

    My bad--I meant touchpad on the laptop, not mousepad--D'oh!

    1. MOL! I kind of thought that was what you meant! I hate those super sensitive ones too! That setting can be adjusted, I just never remember HOW! lol

  18. Great review, sweetie! Have a wonderful week! :-) xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  19. That sure looks like a great addition to the weapons against dirt and dust in our den!
    We would love to win one...

  20. This would be awesome for the cat litter around the laundry room and the Kuvasz fur that lands around places in the house. We used to have a dust buster but it died a while back and has never been replaced.

  21. Oh Wow dat's gweat. Mommy fur suwe needs one of those. Cuz weez make purrlenty of messes. Well not weally, but mommy sez we do. MOL Glad yous liked it and it's gweat yous get to giv one away.

    PeeEss: weez know cuz of past emails this not be a good time fur yous, so weez will ask here, duz yous bwofur in law purractice in Oklahoma? Cuz fings went fwum bad to worse.

    Luv ya'


    1. you silly! You can email me anytime you like! Now I am wondering what I said, Ohhh I remember! I was backed up and was behind lol, well, I always am so that's ok. He practices in Michigan but he has done some out-of-state cases......I am going to see him Wednesday night if you want me to ask him xoxo

    2. Fank yous Miss Caren mommy sed dat wuld be gweat. And it wusn't anyfin' yous sed, yous wus havin' to get dinner fur yous hubby 'bout this time of day and weez unnewstand dat. :)

      Luv ya'


    3. You are sooo sweet! I will mention it to him tomorrow....will check and see what other states he is licensed to practice in. I know he had a deposition in California a few weeks ago. Feel free to email me! xoxo

  22. The mom needs this to clean up all the messes we make.

  23. How cool! I've never had a hand vac before, but it sure would come in handy! Great review!

  24. Hey is that thing a hose monster junior... oh alright Dad no hose we can enter...

  25. Great review! That thing sounds amazing. How nice to not have to drag out the bog vacuum for smaller messes. :)

  26. What a great giveaway! I'll be sharing :-)

  27. OMC! Mom loves Black and Decker products! Great giveaway and hope we can win it for her.

  28. We need this desperately! I hope we win. *paws crossed*

  29. That is a TOTALLY cool tool!!! Mom's hand-vac died years ago and she never replaced it!

    Hugs, Sammy

  30. Looks like a good tool !
    But I don´t think it would last long with our 220V in Sweden :)



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