This bagged Hoover upright includes a power brush, upholstery tool, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds and provides helpful features such as a brush on/off switch and manual carpet pile-height adjustment.
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 T-Series Pet UH30310
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 needed lightweight as I have back issues. I don't have pets or kids so was confident if it worked on pet hair, it would be a gem for me. The first vacuuming was glorious. Suction was super. Second vacuuming was so-so. Third, my husband volunteered to vacuum and noticed the roller brush beater turned inconsistently, and then not at all. So turned over and lots of little black particles from a plastic cylinder had broken and gathered in the crevices and fell out onto the carpet. A bolt at the side of the roller was totally bent. Very cheaply made. Too bad as it had great suction.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Temperance MI.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
I would re-buy this sweeper again .
Easy To Clean Sweeper
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
The best for pet hair clean up! Would buy again.<br />Love it! Easy to clean so it never smells bad! LOL.<br />I would give this 5 star if the hose was a bit longer and the wheels were a bit stronger.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from NW Ohio
(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Baffled by the negative reviews!!
I can only guess that the negative reviews are the result of misunderstandings. I've had many Hoover upright cleaners over the years, and I've never seen a brand new one perform so poorly as the reviewers describe. For a more balanced review, check Amazon or other online reviews. This is an excellent vacuum.