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Hoover Zen Whisper SH40080 vacuum cleaner

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Summary: This 20-pound canister from Hoover is bagless and has HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 20-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagless canister vacuums
About - Hoover Zen Whisper SH40080
This Hoover canister vacuum includes a dusting brush and crevice tool. It weighs 20 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, and telescopic wand.
About This Brand

Hoover introduced its first vacuum in 1907 and has established itself as one of the most recognizable brands in America. More recently, Hoover was bought from Whirlpool by TTI Floor Care, the owners of Dirt Devil. Hoover sells a wide variety of uprights at mass-market retailers, with models ranging from as little as $50 to $300. It also makes hand and stick vacuums, canister models (about $80 to $300), deep cleaners, central vacuums, bare-floor cleaners, and an outdoor sweeper, though the company is best known for its uprights.

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Features & Specs - Hoover Zen Whisper SH40080
info Bag No
info Weight (lbs.) 20
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust No
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User Reviews - Hoover Zen Whisper SH40080
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Good Little Vacuum
Adjustable Wand
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Best Uses
I use this on carpet, bare floors and for cleaning the cars. The wand is adjustable in height and can be removed allowing brush (which can be turned off with thumb switch) to be connected directly to hose for ease in vacuuming that cargo area and seats of cars/SUV's. Is quieter than most vacuums, easily reaches under coffee tables etc. and has enough suction to remove kitty hair from their carpeted 'towers'. Overall good little vacuum.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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