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.
Had to write this after seeing poor reviews. I bought this vacuum about 3 years ago and it's running fine. Never had a problem; easy to clean and maintain; easy to empty canister; picks up pet hair and dirt well; never had a plug. Old $250 bagged vacuum was costing big bucks buying new bags and left dog smell all over the house. With our dog we vacuum every 3-4 days and pull up enough hair for a whole new dog. Wish it had a roller off/on switch but not a big deal. There might be vacuums with more features but at ~$90 it's a deal. Just bought the newer version and giving this to my son at college.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mike S.
from Windsor, CT
Good on carpets, otherwise a real pain
Bad On Hard Floors
Cord Too Short
Hard To Empty
I bought this to replace my 13 year old Dyson DC07. I loved the Dyson, however, a piece of plastic finally broke off at the top, so the hose & wand was no longer held in place. I thought why spend $400+ on another Dyson when this cheap Hoover was so recommended by CU. I was wrong! The Hoover is a toy compared to the Dyson. It does a good job on rugs, however, that's all it does well. The cord is way too short. The wand is inadequately long. It took much longer to finish the vacuuming with the Hoover than it took with the Dyson. Also, the Hoover's filters clog after little use. So, I gave up! The Hoover went to my son, and I purchased another (used) Dyson DC07 for $60. I cleaned and replaced the two filters. The result is an awesome vacuum cleaner. I don't know why CU is so down on Dyson. It's a keeper!
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Max the Great Pyrenees owner
from Pittsburgh, PA
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Manufacturer known defect
Easy to use
Good For Stairs
Good With Pet Hair
The plastic pieces of our Dyson of 6 years wore it and broke. A vacuum that was rated high for pet hair removal, bagless, and easy to use on stairs topped the list of requirements. Given the high ratings of the model by CR and modest price, it seemed like an easy decision. The Hoover worked great our of the box. The second time we used it, the belt slipped off the drive shaft. It is easy to put back on, but the slipping continued. After calling the manufacturer, we tried using a replacement belt that they mailed to us. It also slipped right out of the box. Hoover told us that the belt slippage from the drive shaft was a known issue and to return it to the retail store.