When to empty the dust bowl
Translucent dust bowls make it easy to see when the bowl is full and needs to be emptied. Ideally, you should empty the dust bowl every time you clean so your vacuum is ready to go the next time you use it. Advanced cordless vacuums like the powerful BLACK+DECKER POWERSERIES PRO feature a unique dust compactor, so it can hold more dirt, and you can empty less often.
When to wash the dust bowl
Any time you notice a loss of suction or you see dust or dirt caking to the sides or bottom of the bowl, take a minute to thoroughly clean it. You can easily wash out your dust bowl with warm soapy water. Be sure to air-dry the bowl completely before you replace it in the vacuum. In fact, you should never let any liquid get inside your vacuum or immerse any part of the vacuum (other than washable bowls and filters) into a liquid. If you want to be able to clean up both dry and wet messes and spills, use an all-in-one wet/dry vacuum like the BLACK+DECKER dustbuster™ Wet/Dry Vacuum.
Clean hands tip: vacuums like the BLACK+DECKER dustbuster® Hand Vacuum feature easy-empty dust bowls that keep your hands away from the mess.
Cleaning vacuum filters – don’t toss it, wash it!
The days of replacing disposable vacuum cleaner bags are over. BLACK+DECKER vacuum filters are washable and reusable and need only be replaced every six to nine months depending on how frequently you vacuum.
Maintaining and cleaning your reusable vacuum filters is very easy and will ensure your vacuum delivers maximum performance. Be sure your filters are always clean and positioned properly in your vacuum for effective filtering and suction.
When to wash your vacuum filter
Any time your vacuum is fully charged but you notice a loss of suction, it’s probably time to wash your filters in warm soapy water, let them air-dry completely, and return them to your vacuum.
Filter cleaning tip: the brush attachment on your vacuum is a great tool for cleaning filters, especially pleated filters that have deep crevices.
Replacing your vacuum filters – when and how
Every six to nine months, you’ll want to put a fresh filter in your vacuum to maintain peak performance. Setting a reminder on your phone will help you remember. Even better, set up automatic ordering on an e-commerce site like Amazon.com, so you’ll always have a new filter when you need it.
You can find the right replacement filter for your BLACK & DECKER vacuum here.