Hands-on preview of Black and Decker's HVFE2150L handheld vacuumWe've taken Black and Decker's new Ora for a spin

24 January 2015

Black and Decker HVFE2150L

Black and Decker says its new Ora vacuum cleaners won't lose suction

Black and Decker's new Ora HVFE2150L handheld vacuum comes with an extension kit that enables you to clean your floors without bending down. 

The handheld cleaner is part of the manufacturer's new Ora range, which also includes a two-in-one cordless upright vacuum with a removable handheld vacuum inside.

At £180, the HVFE2150L is at the higher end of the price range for a handheld vacuum cleaner, although most rivals don't come with a floor extension kit. So is it worth splashing out on? 

Check out our full Black and Decker HVFE2150L review to find out.

Black and Decker Ora vacuum cleaners

Black and Decker says that this little machine won't lose suction, thanks to its Ora technology. Ora stands for optimized runtime and airflow, and is claimed to make the vacuum powerful enough to tackle a range of debris on different household surfaces, while preserving suction power.

The HVFE2150L is not the first handheld vacuum cleaner to come with a floorhead - Dyson's DC44 offers similar functionality, but will set you back closer to £300. 

When Which? researcher Amy Hupe tried it out in her house, she found being able to switch between handheld and floor cleaner modes a handy feature: 'Having the handheld vacuum was great for handling the odd spillage and cleaning furniture. I wasn't sure what to expect from the floor extension kit but I found it was light and easy to use across a range of different surfaces, from carpets, to tiles and wooden floors.'

As well as our reading our hands-on review of the HVFE2150L handheld, you can find out how reliable all the top handheld vacuum cleaner brands are according to the experiences of thousands of owners on our best handheld vacuum cleaner brands page.

Cordless vacuum cleaners on test

The new models from Black and Decker are the latest in a new wave cordless vacuum cleaners launched by brands including Bosch, Dyson and Vax. 

Cordless vacuum cleaners can be expensive compared with traditional corded models, and our tests have shown that some of the worst models only pick up as little as 17% of dust from carpet.

We've recently tested a range of the most popular models available so we can tell you which models will leave your floors spotless and dust free and which could leave you in a mess. 

Read our cordless vacuum cleaner reviews to find out which models we've rated best, and which to avoid.

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