The Hoover Platinum Bagged UH30010COM is part of the vacuum cleaner
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, upright vacuum cleaner
models like the Platinum Bagged UH30010COM are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Indicates how much embedded talc and sand a vacuum lifted from a medium-pile carpet.
Shows how well a vacuum picked up sand without dispersing it on bare floors.
Based on measurements in decibels.
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 Bagged UH30010COM
Bag Denotes whether the model has a disposable waste bag. A growing number of vacuums, particularly upright models, use a container that can be emptied, eliminating the bag. To capture fine-dirt particles, however, these models must use a filter (such as a HEPA filter) that can need regular cleaning, or replacement. Replacement filters tend to be significantly more expensive than bags. While vacuums with bags may also use filters, the bag acts as a pre-filter that helps to keep the fine-dirt filter cleaner, thus extending its performance until cleaning or replacement. Another caveat: Emptying the dustbin and cleaning a filter can be messy, and handling it may expose you to dust and other allergens.
Weight (lbs.) The weight of the vacuum cleaner, to the nearest pound. If you expect to carry your vacuum up and down stairs, consider a lighter vacuum (under 20 pounds).
Brush on/off An on/off switch for the rotating brush lets you stop the brush from rotating when using tools or cleaning bare floors. This helps eliminate scattered dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over during use. It also reduces the risk of damaging a carpet or the finish of a bare floor if the vacuum sits in place at the low-height setting.
Easy on/off A switch that's located on the handle or where your foot can activate it is more convenient than one on the body of the vacuum.
Manual-pile adjust Lets you adjust the height of the machine to a carpet's pile height to allow for easy movement and thorough cleaning. Adjustments are automatic on some models, but we prefer the more precise manual control afforded by some models.
I vacuum about twice a week. This is a very powerful, easy to use vacuum that REALLY does an excellent job sucking up ground in dirt, pet hair and fuzz from new carpet. I love that it has a low setting for cleaning rugs (so the rugs don't easily get sucked up in the vacuum) and that it's SUPER easy to change the bag out. (Please change bags out at least monthly to keep smelling fresh and keep suction working optimally- just like having to wash filters on bagless vacs- and thank goodness I don't have to wash those messy, nasty things out anymore!). It's the nicest looking vacuum I've ever seen and lightweight compared to most, which I really needed after my baby, and has a nice, long cord. I am so thankful we bought this vacuum and I have enjoyed using it for over three years now!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Weekly Vacuumer
from South East PA
Too difficult to push
Long Power Cord
Returned it. Just way too difficult to push on our carpets. Dissapointed as need a lightweight bagged model and there aren't many choices.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Salt Lake City, UT
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
It is not lightweight to push.
Long Power Cord
I purchased this vacuum cleaner because it was touted as lightweight. I have back problems and need a cleaner that is easy to push. This cleaner has amazing suction, but that makes it very hard to push. My bottom-line not recommended is for users who have back issues.