The Hoover WindTunnel Max UH30600 upright vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 17 pounds and provides usability features such as a brush on and off switch, manual pile-height adjustment, and a telescopic wand.
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.
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.
Bad Design - Carry Handle Attaches to Bag Cover <br />If you carry the vacuum by its carry handle and don't keep the vacuum perfectly vertical, you end up holding the carry handle with the bag cover and bag and the vacuum separates and falls. I had my vacuum for four months and while carrying it down the basement stairs, the vacuum separated from the carry handle and hit the stairs and the basement floor and ended in many pieces. Hoover will pay for the labor but not the parts - because its a customer error. Vacuum is too expensive to repair - expensive lesson learned.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great bang for the buck!
Easy to Use
I don't know what some people are complaining about. At this price point this unit rocks the house! Everything works as designed and it cleans my carpets just fine. The expanding hose works good however you may not reach the top of a long stairwell. Overall very pleased!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By THE GREATFUL DAD
from ROSSMOOR, CA
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Great High performance HEPA Dust Filter
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Hepa Filter For Alergies
Long Power Cord
Read The Instructions
Reliable 5 Years
Heavy For Housekeeper
HIGH PERFORMANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES OR PETS. THE HEPA FILTER GETS THE ULTRA FINE DUST. WITH THE POWER AND GREAT RESULTS COMES THE COST OF ROBUST WEIGHT. THE SECRET TO GETTING GREAT VACUUMING RESULTS IS TO READ THE DIRECTIONS AND FOLLOW THEM. <br /><br />JUST TO VACUUM AND NOT KNOW WHEN TO EMPTY OR CLEAN THE HEPA FILTER WILL RESULT IN DISCOURAGEMENT. SO READ THE DIRECTIONS FOR EASIER USE.<br /><br />GREAT PRODUCT, BUT NOT IDIOT PROOF BECAUSE IDIOTS ARE SO DARNED CLEVER.<br /><br />BOUGHT IT AT A POPULAR, NATIONAL BIG BOX STORE.