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How to Best Use Your Stick + Hand Vacuum

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Light and agile, stick vacuums are convenient when you’re cleaning on the fly. Many of these vacuums feature a removable handheld vacuum, making the list of places where you can use them almost unlimited.

TIP: Optimize your vacuum’s suction force by regularly cleaning the dust container and filter. Be sure the appliance is off before removing and cleaning any parts.

Stick Vacuum + Handheld Vacuum Uses


Erase Kid Messes

Whatever your kids get into, BLACK+DECKER vacuums have the power to pick it up because their Lithium Ion battery keeps suction strong. The POWERSERIES™ PRO grabs tiny threads, glitter, dirt, and any other messes your kids may drop. You can easily clean from top to bottom with this powerful yet lightweight cordless vacuum.

Anywhere Your Pet Goes

Dogs and cats can spread hair everywhere they go. A vacuum is a great way to keep your pet’s hair from tangling up in your carpet or piling up on your hardwood floors. You can also easily clean up the sandy mess left around the cat’s litter box. Plus, with rubber bristles, they can grab pet hair without tangling.

The Stairs

Vacuuming stairs with a full-size traditional vacuum can be difficult. Maneuvering that much weight on the stairs is hard work, and avoiding tripping over the cord is dangerous. With its Grab+Go canister, the POWERSERIES™ PRO makes it easy to use on the stairs and it’s cordless so you won't strain your back or trip on any cords.


Walls and Windows

BLACK+DECKER dustbusters® can pull cobwebs and dust off of your walls, baseboards, window sills, and screens with less effort than wiping them down with a rag. This is especially helpful when cleaning paneling, as the suction will pull dirt and dust out of the grooves in the wood. For windows, they grab pollen, outdoor dirt, and insects, so you don’t have to touch them.


Hand vacuums can help pick up couch messes like other cleaning methods can’t. If you want to freshen things up between each wash of your heavy comforters and blankets, grab your handheld vacuum and take a few minutes to vacuum up dust from your bedspread. Do the same with curtains and drapes in every room.

The Car

Vacuuming out your car is easy with a battery-powered handheld vacuum. No more dragging out your upright vacuum and running bright orange extension cords out to the car.