Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Pet Rewind Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner Review
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My review and perspective on model: UH70210 vacuum cleanerThis is the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Pet Rewind Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner Review please check the reviews page for a comparison of other vacuum cleaners.
This is a nice vacuum with lots of features. What you really need to look at is the automatic cord rewind. Great when it works, but it has a tendency to pull the cord in when you're vacuuming making it hard to push. Then when you want the cord to go back it can be a pain especially after a few years when the springs and plastic catches wear out.
A nice little bonus you will get with the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Pet Rewind Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner is an air powered stair and upholstery cleaning tool. These types of units often retail for $70 by themselves from a lot of places. This allows you to vacuum your stairs with a powered brush roll, something that is a rarity with most vacuum cleaners. The design is such that it is powered by suction, the brush roll is driven by a heavy duty belt with teeth so it never slips, never breaks, and since it is powered by suction it will allow the brush roll to stop if it is caught instead of destroying the unit. These air powered tools are invaluable, I've installed $5,000 central vacuum systems that have motors larger than this entire vacuum cleaner that leave dirt behind because they do not agitate the carpet, spreading the carpet fibers to allow the suction to do its job and pick up the dirt buried deep down. Anyone with stairs in their homes will LOVE this little extra, also obviously for people with pets who won't stay off the furniture it will get stubborn hairs up better than a hose by itself.
Another item specifically for pet owners is not only a HEPA filter, but an added carbon layer to the HEPA filter. The HEPA filter is rinse able, but will need to be replaced occasionally if odors are noticed since carbon can only absorb odors for so long before it becomes saturated.
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.
Not all Hoover vacuum cleaners are bad, but they're far from the high quality standards throughout their entire product line that they used to be. This Hoover Windtunnel vacuum is one of those that I would put into the "not my favorite" categories. The attached hose is flimsy and easily kinked, and how it connects has a tendency to cause clogs that I frequently repair for people. It also has the feature that I dread most from low cost vacuum cleaners today and that is a plastic brush roll. It's hard to find a vacuum in this price range that doesn't have one, but what they all end up doing is warping. Especially when you try and run the vacuum for longer periods of time the brush roll heats up and warps. That warped brush roll eventually turns into a catching brush roll that catching brush roll soon turns into a stopped brush roll which then ends up a melted brush roll. This vacuum has a clear plastic front so you can see brush roll activity, but guess what very quickly happens to that clear plastic as dirt and dust is whizzed past it at high speeds... it becomes not so clear only showing dirt and muck that you really don't want to be staring at every time you get your vacuum out to clean.
This vacuum isn't the worst thing out there by a long shot, but just not one of my favorites. If you're looking for a vacuum for a smaller apartment that is light weight does a decent job of picking up and doesn't need to clean large areas this is a great vacuum for you. The combination of upright vacuum with the attached hose makes it great for smaller areas when you don't want multiple vacuum cleaners lying around in storage. Anything larger than a medium sized apartment I wouldn't suggest this vacuum for.
Model: UH70210 Product DescriptionKeeping the standard of clean set on high, Hoover introduces the new Windtunnel T-series family of bagless upright vacuums, combining a sleek lightweight design with superior cleaning power that is easy to use with a practical price.
This hi-tech bagless vacuum has ingenious options, such as a collapsible handle for small spaces, an automatic rewind cord for quick and easy wrap up when you are done cleaning, a height adjustment feature to ensure roll brushes are at the proper height, and a headlight to illuminate dark corners.
A cord clip is just below the handle on the back side of the unit and it keeps the cord out of the way while cleaning. Requiring minimal maintenance, the Windtunnel T-Series has a rinsable filter that can be easily cleaned under running water and a high quality HEPA filter - neither of which will need to be replaced with proper care.
The Windtunnel T-Series vacuums feature Hoover's patented Windtunnel Technology with air passages that trap dirt and channel it into the dirt cup, significantly minimizing the blowback and scattering back onto the floor. While each model is lightweight, they still offer full Hoover power for a deep down clean and no loss of suction. All models have specially designed tools for cleaning tough to reach areas.
Only 17.8 pounds – light and easy to use with thorough cleaning power
WindTunnel® technology – removes embedded dirt1 and minimizes blowback and scatter on carpet with no loss of suction
Cord Rewind with 27' Cord – no more winding—gently tap the pedal to activate the 27' Cord Rewind and retract the cord to store neatly inside
Intuitive Power Controls – conveniently positioned where they should be – right at your fingertips
Folding Handle – makes storage a snap, ideal for small storage spaces
Fabulous Filtration – Features a rinsable filter and high-quality filter made with HEPA media
27' Power Cord – vacuum a large room without re-plugging
No Scuff Bumper – protects furniture when you can’t be as careful as you’d like
Headlight – illuminates dark corners and areas under furniture for thorough Cleaning
System Check Indicator – indicates when the filter needs to be cleaned or Checked
Suction Only Mode Pedal – press to easily transition from carpet to hard floors
Easy Belt Change System & Brushroll Access – simply flip two levers to change the belt or access the brushroll
5 Position Carpet Height Adjustment – adjust as needed to clean all flooring types efficiently
8' Stretch Hose – provides instant extended reach
Limited 2-year warranty
Air-Powered Hand Tool – puts hard-to-reach cleaning in the palm of your hand
12" Extension Wand – extends reach of the hose
Crevice Tool – helps clean nooks and crannies
Upholstery/Dusting Brush – helps get furniture clean
The UH70210 is a Residential vacuum designed for use in the Residential environment. I have reviewed it accordingly, the price point of the UH70210 is set for the Residential 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 WindTunnel T-Series Pet Rewind Plus Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner Review.
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