Hoover Zen Whisper Multi-Cyclonic Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review - SH40080

Suction Rating Capability Rating Price Rating Value Rating Over All Rating Generic Price Range*
4 3 8 2 3 $250-$300

My review and perspective on model: SH40080 vacuum cleaner

This is the Hoover Zen Whisper Multi-Cyclonic Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review - SH40080 please check the reviews page for a comparison of other vacuum cleaners.

I used to be able to recommend Hoover as the best vacuum cleaner around. Hands down if someone asked me what vacuum they should buy I could honestly look at them and say "Find a Hoover in your price range" and the issue was closed. They used to have a wide variety of vacuums for every type of home and each one was made at top quality. All of that has changed, they moved to Mexico for lower production costs but maintained their quality for a while, still not able to compete in the market though they soon sold all patents and the Hoover name to China. Something that a lot of people don't know about companies that sell out to China is that they because the Peoples Republic of China owns most of the businesses within their border patents are often shared between companies. This is one of those such cases. This "hoover" is actually a Dyson DC21, of course with some minor aesthetics modifications, and other minor changes. The motor, many of the patents used, and basic functionality are all Dyson designs though. If you'd like to read more go read my review of the Dyson DC21, good news is that this Hoover is about $100-$150 less than the Dyson, and you get the exact same machine for that price.

Model: SH40080 Product Description

Product Features

*Multi-Cyclonic Technology - separates fine particles of dirt before reaching the filter for less frequent filter rinsing
*Auto Cord rewind - 21-foot cord automatically rewinds in seconds with the touch of a button to make cleaning fast and easy
*Filter made with HEPA media - HEPA media traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns
*Large capacity bottom empty dirt cup makes it easy to use
*Motorized nozzle navigates easily around furniture and flips open for easy cleaning of brushroll

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The new Hoover Zen Whisper Multi-Cyclonic Canister gives you a quiet clean without sacrificing performance.

Multi-Cyclonic Technology delivers powerful suction with low noise for a calmer clean, allowing homeowners to vacuum without disrupting other activities.

At the touch of a button, the 21-foot cord automatically rewinds in seconds, while the 6.5-foot hose and extendable wand makes floor-to ceiling cleaning a breeze. A motorized nozzle navigates easily around furniture.

The filter made with HEPA media is rinsable and reusable. HEPA media traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns.

The detachable telescopic wand easily adjusts and allows for detailed cleaning with a crevice tool and dusting/upholstery brush.

Key Features:

Multi-Cyclonic Technology Separates fine particles of dirt before reaching the filter for less frequent filter rinsing

Auto Cord Rewind 21-foot cord automatically rewinds in seconds with the touch of a button to make cleaning fast and easy

6.5-Foot Hose And Extendable Wand Makes floor-to-ceiling cleaning a breeze

Filter Made With HEPA Media Rinsable and reusable filter. HEPA media traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns

Large Capacity Bottom-Empty Dirt Cup Easy to Empty

Motorized Nozzle Navigates easily around furniture and flips open for easy cleaning of brushroll

On Handle Attachments For easy storage and convenient access to vacuuming tools

Brushroll On/Off Switch Makes floor transitions easy

Limited Three Year Warranty Within the warranty period, when used and maintained properly.

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On-Board Tools:

Telescoping Extension Wand – extends reach of the hose

Crevice Tool – helps clean nooks and crannies

Dusting/Upholstery Brush – helps get furniture clean
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The extendable cleaning wand and several attachments keeps above floor cleaning within reach














The 21’ cord is hassle free with a handy and fast cord rewind features which van be activated with a tap of the foot













The Hoover Zen canister is lightweight and easy to carry from room to room with the built in handle














And easy to find brushroll switch allows you to turn the function on and off depending on the type of surface you are cleaning






Product Description



The new Hoover Zen Whisper Multi-Cyclonic canister vacuum gives you a quiet clean without sacrificing performance. Multi-Cyclonic Technology delivers powerful suction with low noise for a calm cleaning experience, allowing homeowners to vacuum without disrupting other activities. At the touch of a button, the 21-foot cord automatically rewinds in seconds, while the 6.5-foot hose and extendable wand makes floor to ceiling cleaning a breeze. A motorized nozzle navigates easily around furniture. The filter made with HEPA media is rinsable and reusable. HEPA media traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns. The detachable telescopic wand easily adjusts and allows for detailed cleaning with a crevice tool and dusting/upholstery brush.



The SH40080 is a Commercial vacuum designed for use in the Commercial environment. I have reviewed it accordingly, the price point of the SH40080 is set for the Commercial industry which should be taken into consideration when purchasing or thinking about purchasing this vacuum. Commercial vacuum cleaners may be built to last longer and endure more abuse, but are more expensive and may be lacking some of the luxuries (such as light weight, or low noise) that you are accustomed to. On the contrary Residential vacuums are made at lower price points, lower quality, but are often lighter and quieter to use. Please feel free to add your own perspective of the Hoover Zen Whisper Multi-Cyclonic Canister Vacuum Cleaner Review - SH40080.

*Prices subject to change, YourVacuumGuy.com is not responsible for incorrect pricing information. Price ranges based on MSRP and prices found online, brick and mortar stores may vary greatly in price. Sales tax and shipping not included.