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Summary:This 19-pound bagless upright from Hoover has a brush on/off switch, an easy-to-reach power switch, HEPA filtration, manual pile-height adjustment, and a full-bin indicator. The 27-foot cord retracts automatically, and the machine folds for storage. This model lacks suction control.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on May 27, 2010, announced the recall of this model due to fire and shock hazards. Read more about the recall.
About - Hoover WindTunnel Pet Rewind UH70210
This 19-pound Hoover bagless upright comes with HEPA filtration to reduce dust emissions and, as the name suggests, is designed with pet owners in mind. The bagless upright has an easy-to-reach on/off switch and a brush on/off switch, which helps keep dirt from scattering as you transition from carpets to bare floors. It has a full-bin indicator, a 27-foot,retractable cord, and manual pile adjustment, which allows you to raise or lower the vacuum to suit the carpet's pile height. It also folds for storage--a rare feature in an upright.
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 WindTunnel Pet Rewind UH70210
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.