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BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner for Pets

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner for Pets is a multifunction, 2-in-1 convertible vacuum cleaner, intended for detailed cleaning at home various types of stubborn dirt, including pet and human hair.

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme can be quickly converted from the stick to handheld vacuum and back and in combination with the main cleaner head and available cleaning tools, can clean various surfaces from the floor to the ceiling.

Published: March 9, 2021.

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BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme Features and Specifications

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme is a rather compact and relatively lightweight cordless stick vacuum cleaner.

Its physical dimensions are (H x W x D) 45.5 x 10.75 x 8 inches (~115.6 x 27.3 x 20.3 cm), with the main cleaner head cleaning width of ~8.5 inches (~21.6 cm), allowing the user to clean even larger area quickly.

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme features controls above the handle, allowing the user to easily manage the unit. Controls include Power On/Off Button, Speed Control Button, and Brushroll On/Off Button.

Unit is powered by BLACK+DECKER Power Connect 20V lithium battery, which is interchangeable with other BLACK+DECKER tools and appliances designed around BLACK+DECKER Power Connect 20V lithium battery system.

Unit's runtime depends on the use - maximum runtime goes up to 55 minutes when the unit set to the lowest suction and a non-motorized tool is used for cleaning.

When the unit is set to the maximum suction and the main cleaner head with the brushroll and LED headlights is used, the runtime is shorter - up to 25-30 minutes.

Note: BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme is a rather simple cordless stick vacuum to clean and maintain, but when it arrives, be sure to read the manual thoroughly in order to get accustomed to your new unit.


BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme comes with the main cleaner head featuring motorized brushroll and LED headlights.

The main cleaner head is suitable for vacuuming various surfaces and different types of dirt, including deeply embedded pet and human hair, lint, fibers, and similar dirt from carpets.

Although brushroll bristles are relatively gentle, it is recommended to turn the brushroll Off when vacuuming gentle bare floors and sensitive carpets.

Strong LED headlights help with cleaning in low light conditions and with spotting the dirt. Thanks to the low profile of the main cleaner head, the unit can easily clean under most beds and sofas.

Full swivel neck ensures good maneuverability around most common floor objects and obstacles, like furniture, walls, stairs, and similar.

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Another very important feature of the brushroll is its anti-tangle design, which reduces hair tangles and simplifies the maintenance.

The brushroll cover is translucent, allowing the user to easily see the condition of the brushroll and the amount of entangled hair (if any ...).

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme is a self-standing unit - it can be stored vertically on its own. However, since it is a top-heavy unit, vertical storage is recommended only for quick stops - don't let the kids and pets play around it while in a vertical position since it can be easily pushed and tipped over.

The main cleaner head and wand are easily detachable, allowing quick reconfiguration of the unit. Also, the wand is used for carrying the additional cleaning tools that can come in very handy when detailed cleaning at home or in the car, for example.

As a handheld unit, BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme can clean areas that are unreachable for stick vacuums, thanks to its compact size and strong suction.

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The dirt cup is transparent and easily visible to the user. Dirt cup capacity is 0.75 liters, which is a very good capacity for the convertible stick vacuum.

Dirt cup can be detached from the unit and emptied directly into the trashcan via its bottom emptying system.

Despite the sizeable dirt cup, it is recommended to empty the dirt cup after each use.

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme comes with a multilayered air filtration system, although the manufacturer doesn't state its actual HEPA level.

The air filtration system is based on the cyclonic action, air pre-filter, and the main air filter.

Both air pre-filter and the main air filter are washable using warm soapy water - after washing, one has to let the air filters fully air dry for at least 24 hours.

Since during this time unit cannot be used, some users order spare air filters to be used while other air filter(s) are being dried.

Note: although the main air filter is washable, it is recommended to replace it every 6-9 months, depending on the use and type of dirt.

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To help with the maintenance, BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme comes with the so-called 'Filter Agitator' which is used for quick removal of the very fine dirt, prolonging the time interval between filter washes.

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme Cleaning Tools

To help with the detailed cleaning, BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P comes with two additional cleaning tools.


These tools include:

- Crevice Tool/Dusting Brush is a 2-in-1 cleaning tool. Crevice tool is used for vacuuming hard-to-reach areas like edges, corners, gaps, and similar, while flip-on dusting brush is used for dusting of sensitive surfaces.

- Pet Hair Tool is used for vacuuming pet hair and all other types of dirt and debris from beds, sofas, stairs, pet beds, car seats, and similar surfaces. As the tool glides over the surface, its bristles agitate the surface and pull out embedded hair, which is then vacuumed into the unit via strong suction.

Both tools are stored and carried on the cleaning wand via a clip-on holder.

Charging the Battery

BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme battery can be charged while the battery is detached from the unit or while the battery is attached to the unit - users with two or more batteries may operate the unit with one battery, while the second battery is being charged.


Note: Battery may be left indefinitely in the charger without adverse effects on its capacity or longevity.

Also, the battery charger with the charging station/wall mount can be mounted on the wall and used for convenient storage/charging - after use, just place the unit onto the wall mount/charger and forget it until the next use.

black and decker bsv2020p mLong Story Short: BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme features good suction, convenient cleaning tools, long runtime, 2-in-1 design, and other features at an acceptable price, making it a rather popular model.

It can be easily used even as a main vacuum cleaner in small to medium homes and apartments and as an excellent second vacuum cleaner in large homes.

If it fits your needs and requirements, consider it as your next convertible cordless stick vacuum cleaner.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check the BLACK+DECKER BSV2020P PowerSeries Extreme Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

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