Review of Black + Decker PD1200AV-XJ Flexi Car Vacuum

    A mini handheld Black + Decker car vacuum cleaner. We review this car hoover to see how it works out whilst cleaning our car after an adventurous day out.

    black + decker pd1200 car vacuum hoover

     

    Technical Details
    Rating
    4.4/5
    Price
    ££
    Cord length
    5m
    Cordless
    No
    Bagless
    Yes
    Battery
    No
    Accessories included
    Yes
    Capacity
    500ml
    Hand held
    Yes
    Remote Control
    No
    Warranty
    No
    Vehicle
    car
    suv
    truck
    van
    Brand
    BLACK+DECKER
    Number of seats
    0 seats
    Dimensions
    15 x 27 x 30 cm
    Weight
    1900 g
    Washable
    No
    Next Day Delivery
    Yes

    This Black + Decker PD1200 car vacuum cleaner is a corded mini hand held vacuum cleaner made specifically for your car. It comes with a 12v cord, so don't be fooled if you're thinking of using it elsewhere, in your home or somewhere, it can only be used where there is a car cigarette lighter or 12v input.

    Ease of Access

    This car vacuum comes with a few small accessories and hose attachments, with these extra attachments you can use them to get in to small places in the car, beside car seats and down in car door trays.

    black + decker car vacuum hoover attachment

    The other attachment is a wide fitting which has a brush flip out on the other side. This is great for hoovering and cleaning up the car floors, seats and boot, basically the bigger flatter areas.

    black + decker pd1200 car vacuum hoover attachment

    With its flexible hose you can get this in to most hard to reach areas, unlike other vacuums without a hose, where they struggle to fit down the side of the car seat, or underneath it. You can even place the handheld motor part of the hoover down and move the hose around if you aren't strong enough to carry the whole vacuum around.

    Cord Range

    This car vacuum comes with a 5m long cord which plugs in to your car cigarette lighter. If that is in the middle, in between your two front car seats, this car hoover will pretty much reach anywhere, including the boot of your car. We were able to get it around our car on the outside and in to the boot to give that a hoover which was perfect for us.

    How Well Does It Suck

    The suction of this vacuum is pretty good for how small it is, don't expect the power you get from a high end, wired hoover you use around your home, but it does exactly what we ask of it. The downsides to this are that if you have a dog, like us, we can't get the boot completely hair free. We are lucky we have a short haired dog so aren't complaining.

    We have hoovered up sand, dried mud, food crumbs successfully. As long as you are using the correct attachment, this hoover should be good in cleaning up your car whatever muck and dirt you get in it.

    General Use

    Emptying the container after it has picked up a bit of dirt is very easy, a click of a button and it comes right out. You can even wash the inside if you are so inclined, we didn't but the manual says you can.

    It packs away in a little net bag and we leave it in our storage cupboard in our house. We don't need it all the time, we just use it as a portable car vacuum cleaner and take it to the car when its parked up.

    Pros
    • Lightweight so great for anyone, including older people to use it as you can place the hoover down and just hold the hose and nosel if you are inclined.
    • Very powerful considering how small it is
    • The 5m power cord is long enough to get to any part of the car, including bigger cars
    • Will hoover up almost everything, including little stones
    Cons
    • Dog hairs are hoovered up but not thoroughly
    • It is a cable car vacuum only, this is not cordless and does not have a battery
    Verdict

    Surprisingly powerful little car vacuum which is great for us as our car is parked away from the home so we can't get a normal wired hoover to it. So if you need a car hoover that you can plug in and use within the car, when you need it, this one could be for you.

    It looks great, I like it has two sections with the hoover mechanism having the handle and the hose coming off of it, a much better design compared to the one piece hoovers.