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Hoover Platinum LiNX BH50010
 
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Type: Stick vacuums
About - Hoover Platinum LiNX BH50010

The Hoover Platinum LiNX BH50010 is part of the vacuum cleaner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, small vacuum models like the Platinum LiNX BH50010 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Carpet:
How well models removed surface debris from medium-pile carpet.

Bare floors:
Denotes removal of surface debris from sheet vinyl flooring.

Edges:
How well units picked up debris from where floor meets walls.
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.

Features & Specs - Hoover Platinum LiNX BH50010
info Weight (lbs.) 7.0
info Cord length (ft) Battery powered
info Battery type 18 volt Lithium ion
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User Reviews - Hoover Platinum LiNX BH50010
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Three other vacuum cleaners retired
3/7/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Great on pet hair
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
NONE
Best Uses
Carpet
Furniture
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
I did my research on stick vacuums and notice a lot of positive feedback on this one. I actually have four vacuums one with a cord one shark combo steamer vac a stick vac with fulltime brush cordless and a vac that has a pull out hand held vac. None of these compare to this one.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great Vacuum
2/12/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Falls Backward
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
I have a large Maine Coon cat. It does a good job cleaning after him and on stairs. I would give it 5 stars. But it falls backward to many times when set upright on carpet.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
When it works...
2/11/2014
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Good battery life
Lightweight
Manoeuvrable
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Same Lifespan As Warranty
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Comment:
Having limited mobility, I was glad to have found a vac as powerful and easy to use as the Hoover Platinum Lynx. I use this vac several times a day, both for whole house cleaning and dry material spills.<br /><br />Beware: this model seems to be designed to last little longer than its warranty. I've purchased two of these, each broke within a few months of warranty expiration. In the first machine the entire handle came away from the body of the vac, exposing wires and making use impossible. On the second vac the beater began to work intermittently, as described by other reviewers. The wiring passing through the flexible joint to the powerhead was failing. Eventually the beater bar ceased functioning.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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