About - Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Bagless UH70120
This bagless Hoover upright includes a power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 18 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord 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 Rewind Bagless UH70120
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.
Excellent on carpet, especially pet hair. Average on hard floors. Too many functional problems. Dirt cup fills up too fast and I have to use another tool to dig it all out because it gets stuck when dumping, even when I dump often. Doesn't pick up well on wall edges. Hard floor particles constantly scatter due to brush not being able to turn off. Rewind gets stuck every other time I use it. Hose design is great so it doesn't fall off it's hook, but it does not stretch well when using extension tools.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Bentonville, AR
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very Happy with the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series
Easy to clean
Picks Up Animal Hair
External Tools Not Great
I checked Consumer Reports before registering for a vacuum cleaner. Glad I did, because most people end up with an expensive Dyson. I couldn't be more happy with the inexpensive Hoover T-Series. It is several years old, and it still works great. The only complaint is the suction isn't all that great when using the external hose.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Cincinnati, OH
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Can't Get Under Furniture
Hose too short
No Attachments Available
This vacuum is almost useless. It can't fit under any furniture (I have to move all couches, beds, etc. to vacuum underneath), there are no attachments kits available to purchase, the hose is too short to accomplish anything at all and no additional hose attachment can be purchased, and there is next to no suction. Useless.