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Hoover Platinum LiNX BH50010 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$35.04
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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 the 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
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
love this vacuum
5/6/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Reliable Cleans Well
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Comment:
have had this vacuum for 17 months without a problem. clean the entire downstairs in about 15 to twenty minutes. bought the hand version of this vacuum for the price of a new battery and charger that also works with this stick vacuum.. so I have two batteries. I always let the used battery cool off before charging and remove after charging.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Works well if you are VERY gentle with it.
4/25/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Primary use is for kitchen and hallway, occasional use on carpeting when I don't feel like dragging out the old Electrolux. <br />Light and easy to use, but there are two design issues that I am disappointed that CR didn't catch. The handle will not tolerate a hard drop (to an uncarpeted floor, for example). The point of stress is plastic and I've broken them twice at this point. (I keep finding parts on eBAY so I keep this thing alive by cannibalizing parts from other LINX vacuums.) And the drop I describe is not mis-use; it is easy to do because the center of gravity of the vacuum is meta-stable and will tip over easily in the parked position. <br />Secondly, the switch is of poor (read that as cheap) design. Take one apart and you'll see. I've gone thru two in three years. The solution is to operate the switch very slowly, taking care to not pressure it past the detents.<br />Clearly, cheapness is a more important design criterion than ruggedness.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Great for small spaces and small messes
4/3/2015
Pros
Battery Pretty Good
Easy to Clean
Easy To Empty
Easy to Recharge
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Picks Up Cat Litter
Picks up pet hair
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Light use
Pet Hair
Comment:
Keep in mind that this is a stick vacuum and then you'll be very happy with it. It's not supposed to be as good as a more expensive, more heavy duty and more versatile vac.<br /><br />I use it several times a week for a few minutes each time primarily to pick up cat hair and cat litter. This vac does a great job picking up these difficult messes.<br /><br />This is not my primary vacuum for full cleaning. This is my light vacuum for quick in between cleanups.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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