Most Brits use the word Hoover when referring to any vacuum, regardless of brand.
Because of the stranglehold this company has enjoyed on the market, we decided to bring you some Hoover vacuum reviews today so you can check out the best their impressive range has to offer.
How did Hoover rise to such prominence?
The first upright vacuum was invented back in the early 1900s by James Murray Spangler. He customized a Bissell carpet sweeper with an electric motor along with a handle and soap box. The Hoover family bought this patent an after a few years working with Spangler, established Hoover Suction Sweeper Company in 1915 when the inventor died.
Since then, the company went from strength to strength and dominated the vacuum market in the US and later in Europe.
Rather than delve deeper into the history of this legendary company, we’ll let their products do the talking…
Choosing just 5 vacuums from this range was a tricky task so we tried to include a representative spread of well-loved vacuums in a number of styles and at varying price points.
One thing they all have in common, though?
Top Hoover Vacuum Cleaner
Hoover T-Series UH70120
Hoover’s legendary T-Series is a consistently best-selling upright from the industry giant with just cause.
Finished in a graphite gray, you can choose from 3 colorways with flashes of blue, red or green to liven up the dreary job of cleaning. There are also 3 variants with this bagless upright:
- Bare Vacuum
- Vacuum + Hand Vacuum
- Vacuum + Spot Cleaner
We tested the vacuum only so for the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on that. If you want the added versatility of the extra accessories, the price will rise considerably.
Corded vacuums give you fantastic power but the trade-off is needing to be tethered at all times to a power outlet. If you’re cleaning a larger space, constantly unplugging your vacuum can be tiresome. Hoover offsets this to some extent with a 25-foot cord which gives you ample freedom of movement. When you’re done, just hit the pedal and the cord retracts. This is stored onboard to sidestep the issue of snarled up cable when you pop your vacuum in the cupboard.
If that still leave you tight for wiggle room, there’s also a stretchy 8-foot hose giving you some added reach when it counts.
Bagless vacuums save you the expense and inconvenience of constantly hunting down replacements. Emptying the dirt cup on the Hoover is a cinch and you won’t be exposed to any dust blowing back in your face.
Hoover excels when it comes to filtration. The HEPA-rated unit is easy to clean meaning you won’t need to keep worrying about pricey replacements. There’s even a nifty indicator to let you know when it’s time for some TLC.
The key selling point of this handy vac is the proprietary WindTunnel Technology. In plain English, this means all the stubborn and ingrained dirt is neatly lifted up and the cyclones wick it all away without any ceremony.
Ideal for all flooring, the Hoover works equally well on carpets or hardwood so it’s ideal for homes with a variety of surfaces.
Maintenance is a breeze. You can easily access the brush roll and changing the belt is simplified so you can take care of this even if you’re not practically inclined.
For a hard-hitting upright at an extremely affordable price point, you can’t go far wrong with this awesome model from the Hoover T-Series.
Hoover Linx Cordless Stick
Next up, we’ve got a much more lightweight in the form of the legendary Linx Stick.
You can opt for the stick only or a variant coming with an extra battery at significantly higher cost.
Embracing that pioneering WindTunnel3 Technology, you’ll get outstanding cleaning power in the form of a compact and maneuverable stick.
And it’s this agility that leads many people to invest in a lightweight vacuum rather than a bulkier upright. While you’ll sacrifice an element of power, in return you’re rewarded with a nimble 12-pound vac that you can use without fatigue setting in and carry up or down the stairs with ease.
While you won’t get quite the same power as with a corded upright, you’ll still benefit from a super-wide cleaning path married to bristles to clean right up to the edges of your baseboards. You don’t need to sacrifice cleaning results in the quest for convenience.
The lithium-ion battery offers you all the convenience of a cordless with around 20 minutes of run-time. The indicator lets you know when it’s time to charge up. You can maximize efficiency by swapping out the battery and you’ll never be fumbling for the power outlet.
The powered brush roll agitates ingrained grime from carpets while working gently enough on hard flooring that you won’t scratch up your precious laminate.
All the controls are within easy reach on the slanted, ergonomic handle.
The dirt cup ejects neatly from the bottom of the unit directly into the trashcan. This is great news for anyone with allergies since you won’t get any blow back which can blight many bagless vacuums and irritate you no end.
The standard 2-year Hoover warranty means you can buy in complete confidence so what are you waiting for? Check out the Linx today for cordless convenience without compromising the end result.
Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Washer
We’ve tried to include something for everyone with this showcase of Hoover vacuums. If you’re looking for a full-blooded carpet washer, the Power Scrub Deluxe deserves a place on your shortlist.
There are a variety of bundles available with this model. You can opt for assorted solutions to suit your cleaning needs. Browse through the 7 alternatives and roll with what works best for you.
Weighing in at 19 pounds, you’ll get heavyweight performance in a vacuum you can use without feeling fatigued.
You get a pair of water tanks so that the clean and dirty water stay separated. You can empty and fill these independently for a truly flexible cleaning experience. There’s no guesswork involved, simply add the detergent and the Hoover mixes it up optimally for you.
Suction is first rate thanks to the unique nozzle. You’ll also get a burst of heat when you’re blitzing your carpets so that the toughest stains are history and your house is restored to a pristine state without any undue effort on your part.
Combined with this is Hoover’s innovative SpinScrub Technology. Rather than rolling, the brushes simply spin as the name suggests. This keeps them in contact with the carpet at all times to deliver a first-class and thorough deep clean with very little elbow grease required.
For those occasions when a quick once-over with a regular vacuum just doesn’t cut the ice, the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe is a superb addition to any cleaning arsenal. Road test one today and you will not be disappointed.
This corded model has a 20-foot cable which is our only real gripe. This could do with being cut a little more generously as it feels restrictively short, particularly if you’re cleaning a larger room.
Overall, though, this top-tier carpet cleaning vacuum is a great investment and currently available at a steep discount. Act now to get yourself a real bargain!
Hoover Platinum Collection Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister
Next up as we approach the end of these Hoover reviews is a superb multi-purpose model from the Platinum Collection…
If you’re torn between the raw performance of an upright and the adaptability of a canister, why choose at all? While this combo package is not particularly cheap, you’re effectively getting two vacuums rolled into one so it represents excellent overall value.
Hoover’s WindTunnel Technology alongside direct airflow serves up top-tier cleaning in a potent but lightweight vacuum.
The self-sealing HEPA filter is a blessing for anyone suffering from allergies or asthma. This filtration is the gold standard and wicks away up to 99.97% of all airborne pathogens keeping your breathing clearer. Even tiny particles down to a size of 0.3 microns are safely trapped inside rather than being belched back out into the atmosphere.
If you’re working in dim spaces, the illuminated controls at your fingertips are a wonderful touch. It’s this attention to detail that elevates Hoover from many cheap, mass-market vacuum brands.
Although it’s a bagged vacuum, you won’t need to change this too often thanks to its more than generous capacity.
One thing to watch out for is that you cannot deactivate the beater bar. This means the Hoover works better on carpets than hard floors. It will also tend to bog down on area rugs.
The dedicated canister comes into its own if you want to clean above floors or up and down your stairs.
For a truly versatile vacuum from a brand you can always rely on, this 2-in-1 from Hoover is well worth your further investigation.
Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Anniversary WindTunnel Self Propelled Bagged Vacuum
To round out our selection of these 5 awesome Hoover models, we’ve got another WindTunnel beauty in the form of the Anniversary Edition.
No Hoovers are exactly dirt cheap but this self-propelled model is currently available at a fairly steep discount so move quickly if you want to avail yourself of a veritable bargain.
You can buy either the bare vacuum or a bundle coming with 3 anti-allergen bags. If you really want to plan ahead, there’s a model with 6 bags too so roll with whatever makes sense for you and your budget.
This 14-pound upright might look bulky but it’s deceptively easy to move. This is aided by its self-propelled nature so enjoy maximum cleaning power with the minimum of physical effort.
The famous Hoover WindTunnel Technology leads to a more intense and deeper clean.
If you need to vacuum any dingy basements or poorly-lit corridors, the headlights mean you’ll be able to see your progress without straining your eyes. If you tire of making multiple passes just in case there’s any lingering dirt, you’ll love Hoover’s Embedded DirtFinder. This packs a sensor that turns green when there’s no more debris left to be sucked up.
A pair of interlocking suction wands give you all the added reach you need when it counts. Whether you want to clean up high or down under your furniture, you can extend your scope of cleaning a treat.
The HEPA-filtration is another solid reason to invest in this impeccable Hoover, particularly if you suffer from any sensitivities. Kiss goodbye to even the finest airborne contaminants and say hello to a beautifully fresh home every day.
The ever-reliable Hoover warranty stretches to a full 3 years with this model so you can buy in complete confidence knowing the manufacturer has your back for 1000 days.
If you’re looking for an almost effortless way to clean your house at a more than affordable price point, check out the Hoover Anniversary edition at your earliest convenience.
We trust this look at the 5 best models in the Hoover range has given you some food for thought.
There’s a good reason this brand is synonymous with the word vacuum.
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