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Summary:This bagless 19-pound Hoover upright has manual carpet pile-height adjustment, HEPA filtration, a full-bin indicator, and a 27-foot, retractable cord. It also folds for storage and includes a brush on/off switch and an easy-to-reach power button. The 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 Rewind Plus UH70205
This 19-pound Hoover bagless upright has a 27-foot, retractable cord, an easy-to-reach power switch, and a brush on/off switch to clean both carpets and bare floors. It has HEPA filtration, which reduces emissions and may benefit people with respiratory problems. It also comes with a full-bin indicator that marks when the bin needs to be emptied. It offers manual pile adjustment, giving you the option to change the height of the machine to suit your carpet, for easier movement and more efficient cleaning. It folds up for compact storage.This model lacks suction control, a feature some find helpful when vacuuming curtains and upholstery.
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 Rewind Plus UH70205
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.