Hoover Platinum LiNX BH50010 vacuum cleaner

 
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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Not As Good on Pet Hair as CR Claimed
12/22/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Lightweight
Cons
Leaves Pet Hair
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
CR needs to hire my dog when they test vacuums. I bought this primarily based on the excellent rating for pet hair, but I can't get up all the dog hair. Our dog is half Great Pyrenees probably mixed with some other shaggy breed. (Collie? Golden Retriever?) I have to vacuum the hardwood floors every day to keep up with his shedding, so I wanted a lightweight stick vac that would be easier to use than a standard upright. It does work well on hardwood floors in general - easy to use, maneuvers well - but eventually the dog hair starts to accumulate around the edges of the base of the vacuum. After awhile I just pull it off by hand. It is still probably more convenient to use with not having to worry about a cord, and with it being lighter than our upright.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Very Disappointed
12/17/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
tried to vacum an area rug - went over the carpet several times and still had lint, etc that didnot picked up. I was sure to fully the charge the battery ,and just frustrating to use. We have to buy another one andI think I will by a Shark.
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)
 
3.0
Works Great...til Brush Stops After ONE (1) Year!
12/2/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Brush Quits In 1 Yr
Canister Falls Off Easily
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
Bought 1st for son in college apartment. Bought 1 for home use shortly thereafter because it worked so well. I am on my 3rd one because after about a year the brushes stopped working. Occasionally, the brushes engage going forward, but only sporadically. Everyone, including my sons and husband love to use it...so it's a winner right there! Several friends and family have bought them after trying mine. The canister that collects dirt doesn't always snap on easily and will sometimes just fall off. Must be careful to make sure it doesn't fall over when leaving standing on its own because it can fall and ruin the catch mechanism that holds dirt canister on, or the place where the unit is joined in the middle vertically. If you use it frequently like me, it really is disposable after a year...and don't expect any help from Hoover if you have problems or it breaks
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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