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.
I can't figure out how consumer reports rates things, maybe somebody was taken to a steak dinner for this rating? The unit picks up very little dust, you can see the agitator (which you can't shut off) literally hurling dust across the floor rather than into the canister. The hose doesn't have any suction with an accessory attached, and after 20 minutes of using the hose without an accessory the unit overheated and died. We are going to simply throw it out. I guess we could argue for another one, we've had it 3 months and it performed so poorly that we've never tried to use it for more than a minute or so until now. I don't doubt that Hoover Company makes bad products, I'm more concerned about Consumer Reports rating bad products with recommendations to buy. This is the second time a consumer reports recommended product failed on us, so now we no longer trust consumer reports after 30 years of faith.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Youngstown, OH
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
GREAT OPTION FOR THE MONEY BUT KEEP IN MIND...
Messy To Empty
Not Great On Hard Floors
Good bagless option at an affordable price. The key is to keep the filters clean and frequently empty the bagless compartment. Cord is a bit short, but the unit is light and has great suction.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Rochester, NY
Plugs easily with pet hair
After using this vacuum for a short period this machine plugged after normal vacuuming with pets. It plugged in the hose and had to be cut out to clear it.