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Summary:This bagless Hoover upright has a brush on/off switch, manual pile-height adjustment, full-bin indicator, and HEPA filtration. It weighs 19 lbs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, on May 27, 2010, announced the recall of this model due to fire and shock hazards. Read
About - Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Purely Clean UH70202
The Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Purely Clean UH70202 is part of the vacuum cleaner
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, upright vacuum cleaner
models like the WindTunnel T-Series Purely Clean UH70202 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.
Indicates the strength of airflow through the hose.
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 Purely Clean UH70202
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.
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.
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).
I just bought this vacuum after having my last Hoover for over 10 years. This vacuum seems to be very nice, much quieter than my old Hoover and weighs less. It is very easy to empty and manauever, handle drops down far enough to go under coffee tables etc. I have read some reviews on many like this and always heard that they are noisy too heavy and fall apart. Although I have only had this vacuum a short time I do not see this happening but will gladly eat crow if it does in time. It is nice to be able to shut the brush off to do small rugs and hard floors, my old vacuum would suck up the rugs due to the brush, not anymore! I also read some reviews that the cord rewind was bad?! I had been around my mothers old cannister vacs when growing up and they seemed just fine as does this one. How anyone can give this vacuum a bad review is beyond me unless they just simply got a lemon?! In that case that happens with all things including new cars. If I get 3 years out of it, it was well worth the money! I expect to get another 10+ years like my old one which by the way would still be in use if at some point the wife hadn't sucked up something wet and caused it to stink badly each time we ran it. I took it apart and fabreezed it excessively but that didn't cut it so I bought this one and use old Hoover bag model for cleaning the insides of the cars now.For [$] I will give this vacuum its due, just because my old Hoover was/is great and I can't see paying 400+ for Dyson's or those 1200.00 Kirby tanks!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Dave the Ranger
from Lyons, Colorado
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Don't Buy It !
Short Power Cord
Hoover should be ashamed to have put this dog on the market. The HEPA filter will last for ten to twenty vacuumings then it becomes torn and useless. A new one costs $20 and you have to order it online. This product should have been recalled. I am so disappointed with Hoover I will never buy another product from them. I am not very happy with Consumer Reports for not mentioning this as it is all over the web. There are many unhappy users...check it out for yourself.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Andrea and family
from Orlando, FL
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
WOW!! Picks Up Cat Litter From Tile!
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
As we were moving into our new house, our previous vacuum died. So we bought the best thing we could find at [...] without breaking the bank. We choose correctly!! This vacuum is the quietest vacuum I have ever used. With that being said, it works great. 70% of my house is tile, with only carpet in the bedrooms. So we were looking for something that would work well on tiles, and will pick up small bits as we have 3 cats and 2 small children. This particular vacuum can pick up cat litter without scattering it, it also vacuums the carpets very, very thoroughly. It is simple to use and the auto retracting cord is great. It is also easy to store as the handle folds down to fit into smaller spaces. I am in love with this model!