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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2024 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    TBH I'm on the fence IDK....

    Posted
    Truthfully
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    I'm still testing out this vac, I don't know if I like it or not. It does have it's cons and pros coming from somebody who has owned their previous vacuum for over 10+ years. This is my first bagless vac that I've ever owned and I'm kind've disappointed with the emptying of the container and the lack of suction it has for edges and corners. Coming from bag to bagless was the first priority in my search for a new vac but from my personal experiences with this vacuum, removing the filth from the container has been a messy nightmare vs just throwing away a secure bag. The design inside the container makes that "simple press of a button" seem more of a dream than reality. I personally feel like the container wasn't designed properly to handle removal of dirt that reaches a certain height inside the container. What ends up happening for me is that the dirt gets stuck at the top and there's also a chance of dirt getting stuck at the bottom around the hinges that supports the door at the bottom of the container so therefor when that happens you have to manually remove the dirt by hand or via some type of stick/tool. I find myself always shaking the container to death over a garbage can in order to remove the filth which is very messy and causes a cloud dust when the Product Features clearly states "Easily empty dirt and debris into the trash with the simple press of a button". which is true in some cases but not all. Second the lack of suction I'm receiving on the sides of this vacuum has me disappointed as well and I don't know if there really is any suction on the sides or if it's just below average side suction all together so be prepared to get a broom when dealing with edges and corners of the walls. Other than that and the lack of a light I give it a 3 out of 5 stars. The overall power of it is amazing though. So I hope this review helps somebody.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good powerful vacuum cleaner

    Posted
    Michael
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    I had to buy a new vacuum cleaner. My ex girlfriend took her hoover nano vacuum with her when she left. Before she left I cleaned the carpets in the house the nano pulled dust hair dirt out of the carpets. The carpet looked clean. After getting the new sweeper i was interested in seeing if the new sweeper would pull out more dirt from the carpet. I used the sweeper for the first time and it pulled so much more dirt out of the carpet i was very impressed. I also picked up a second one because my mom's first generation hoover rewind had a motor bearing wear out and killed the sweeper. That sweeper was 13 years old. This new rewind is much heaver than the old model which imo means the motor is stronger and should last for a long time. My only problem with buying the vacuums was the store sales staff at my local store. Long story short I checked online to make sure my store had the sweeper in stock. I went there they don't have the vacuum on display i was able to look the model up faster on my cell phone then their fancy tablet. I was the one who spotted the the vacuum up on the extra inventory rack. The sales person was unable to lift the up and carry it down the movable staircase. She had to call over another sales person to help get them down. Finally Best buy gave me a code that could be for 5 dollars off up to 5000 dollars off. The sales person was unable to check me out and sent me up to the regular check out after spending 10 minutes trying to check me out in the back of the store. the code was good for the 5 dollars off but next time i will just order online and lose out on the extra savings if it means wasting an extra 30 minutes in the store

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy but powerful; a MESS to empty out

    Posted
    WinterHill
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    Bought to replace a Eureka bagless 12 amp vacuum that had a plastic hinge on the canister break. I wanted another 12-amp vacuum cleaner because that's the power I need to suck up cat fur from our rugs. This one is much lighter than my 10+ yr old Eureka, making it easier to carry on the stairs, but the overall feel is that it's flimsy, especially the attachments. It's just as powerful in cleaning the fur from carpets, though. But my major complaint is that, unlike the Eureka, which has a canister that I can just unhinge over a plastic bag to empty out, this Hoover Wind Tunnel 2 REQUIRES that you put your hand inside to pull out the dust, fur, hair, etc. that gets stuck up at the top of the canister. It does not just fall out the way the debris would from the Eureka canister. This is a major design flaw! I've tried using chopsticks to dislodge the debris, but it's a messy process. When I read reviews that mentioned this, I thought these people might not have used a bagless vacuum before. But now I see the Hoover isn't designed correctly to let the debris fall out when the canister is opened or tapped over the garbage can... If I had put the vacuum together and used it within the time period when I could have returned it, I would have brought it back, but I bought it during the holidays and was too busy. (I used a carpet sweeper instead.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great vacuum at a great price

    Posted
    Socaler

    We've had this vacuum for few months now, and it has been nothing short of great. This Hoover replaced a four year old Oreck that was in poor shape at the end of it's short life. The suction and cleaning power of this Hoover was amazing in comparison to the Oreck. The first time we used this vacuum it sucked an inordinate amount of fuzz, dirt, and other unspeakable horrors from our (what we thought was) well maintained five year old carpet. We don't have any pets, nor do we wear shoes in our house, but the amount of stuff that this Hoover removed was simply amazing. We thought the Oreck worked well until we saw both what it had left behind along with what the Hoover removed in it's first use. The Oreck was $400 new, and this Hoover was purchased on sale at $99.99. The washable hepa filter is a nice feature, as is the auto-retracting cord. Speaking of the cord - this is my only minor gripe with this vacuum - it's about ten feet shorter than what we were used to on the old Oreck, but I can still use the same outlets as before without issue. As stated, this is just a minor thing and not a deal breaker by any means. We also like the bagless setup for it's ease of use as well as the lack of need to purchase bags. I've had to clean some hair caught on the carpet brush, but due to the shape it's fairly easy to clean without any disassembly. It is quite heavy when compared to our old Oreck, but we don't have stairs to lug it up, so this really is a non issue. We like the attachment hose and accessories as they help clean the furniture surfaces and random kid messes with ease. We highly recommend this vacuum. If you're looking at an Oreck or comparable vacuum, please consider this one first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is really amazing

    Posted
    William2016
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    I purchased this in Denver, Colorado and brought it back to Brazil with me. Mounting it could not be easier. When used it on "cleaned" rugs with an American Vac (10 years old, bag) I was amazed. The amount of cat hair and dust (I called it cement dust as just like it) that it sucked up. About every 10 to 12 square meters (about 140 square feet) of carpet, I had to dump it as it was that full. I went back over the rugs a week later, and very little more. I could say it got years of polution, dust, dirt, out of the rugs, and the first time cleaned. During cleaning of the entire house, the filter indicator (I call it suction efficiency) went to half red, I stopped and cleaned it by using the old vacuum cleaner to suck it out. Could not wash it as would be wet for a while, and I needed to continue cleaning rugs and some tapestries. For a hundred dollar vacuum cleaner (got it with a good promotion discount) I do not see how it could be better. For sure all the power and amazing cleaning that people state, is true. It is a good for the value product. I brought it back to São Paulo Brazil as normal baggage and no issues as it is well protected in it´s original box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Already Broken after 13 Months

    Posted
    GeorgeP
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    We purchased this vacuum in late April 2015, the cord no longer rewinds and the unit will not turn off at the switch, we need to plug and unplug it to turn it off. We moved into a new home that had homes being developed around us so we had dust being tracked on our floors. When we initially used the vacuum it picked up the fine dust but that only lasted a couple of months, it no longer picks up everything on the floor. To start off, this is an awful design, the holes in the canister stops up. I have had to unscrew the entire canister to clean it out which is not an easy feat. We are 65 years old and do not have pets or high traffic so this should have lasted longer than it did. Our last Hoover lasted 22 years with an occasional belt change. Save you money and get a Sharp!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Like a Vacuum

    Posted
    JPC24
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    I am happy with this purchase. This vacuum gets the job done. When I first used it it snagged my entry carpet by my door which caused the rollers to stop moving. I figured it must be the belt. Thought about returning it but then I decided to remove the four top screws and sure enought the belt had come off. I put the belt back on which was simple enough and after re-assembling it it works great. I was surprised that it came off that easy as my old Eureka would just keep on running until you pulled the carpet back out. I will say that I am a little more careful around my entry carpets but the belt has not come off since and it works great. This vacuum is not quite as large as some but that was what I wanted as it makes it easier to go under chairs and tables. It will also lay almost flat to the ground and still vaccum if you have tight spots. The on/off switch is about mid-way down the handle which is a little different. This unit has one re-usable filter on the top which is nice. My old Eureka had 3 filters that I had to replace. I easily spent as much on those filters over the years as I did for this new vacuum. NO MORE FILTERS TO BUY. I didn't spend much more than $100.00 for this vacuum. I think it is a great deal and I am please with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    Posted
    Sabbernie
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    So, I bought this vacuum for our beach place. We don't go there all that often but we vacuum each we go. We replaced an older Riccar vac and noticed immediately that this one didn't have the same suction as the old unit. I probably should have returned it immediately but there is just something odd to me about returning a vacuum cleaner. This weekend, I reached my limit with it. I was vacuuming the sofa and it clearly wasn't picking much up. The canister was empty and I checked the hose for obstructions. This machine just doesn't clean very well. There are other things that are annoying too. The self winding cord works but the cord isn't as long as my old vac so keep unplugging and finding another outlet. The on/off swithch is in an inconvenient place (sounds like a little thing but it gets annoying) This unit wasn't a lot of money but it is a real shame that Hoover would put their name on such a poor product.. I'll be buying something else before my next trip to the beach...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just an average vacuum cleaner.

    Posted
    LadyJulia
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    This is just an average vacuum cleaner. Although the dust bin has a supposedly easy-open latch, it still doesn't empty all of the contents unless you actually reach in and pull the debris out of the canister. The top of the dust bin has an almost impossible-to-open lid. The internal parts have to be unscrewed to be removed for cleaning. Just really a chore to clean after using. The cord is simply not long enough to go from room to room even in a small house. Further, the rewind apparatus is getting slower and slower even though we have only had it two months. This model does not have a light either. Also, it is very heavy and unwieldy to carry. Sand is attracted to the wheels and is deposited when you try to roll the vacuum after unplugging it. If you are looking for an average vacuum, this is the one. Intermediate price. Really would suggest that you shop around for another brand/model. This one is just not the hottest ticket on the market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Vacuum we've used, EVER!

    Posted
    HappyAppy

    We have used the Dyson (Animal) and went through two of those. Before that, it was a Kirby. When we got married, we bought a Hoover canister. It's still going strong, and vacuuming up after 3 cats on a lower floor. On the upper floor, we have 9 inside dogs (rescues), on carpet. I purchased this Hoover upright for 1/5 of the cost of the Dysons. Best Vacuum Ever. It's indestructible, and believe me, I know what it takes to destroy vacuum sweepers. Don't even hesitate, because as long as you keep the reusable filter clean (by washing it under the tap water faucet and allowing to air dry) it can handle anything NINE dogs can do to my house. Your toddler, pre-teen or teen can't hold a candle to the messes this vac can handle. YAY Hoover!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Surprised by all the great reviews

    Posted
    DAW86
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    Bought this vacuum about 6 months because we thought our Dyson was too strong for our new carpeting - boy was that a mistake. This vacuum was a real waste of money and we are very disappointed. We will buy another Dyson now that we know how a well-made vacuum compares to the Hoover WindTunnel 2. Yes, you will pay more for a Dyson, but you get what you pay for. The WindTunnel 2 Rewind has a very nice retractable power cord feature which is about the only good thing I can say about it. This vacuum is cheaply made, 'pushes' dust around on hard floors, attachments always fall off, and it produces a burning smell after only running it for a little bit. It is a bag-less vacuum, but the suctioned dirt is not contained at all and just not well made in general. For a more realistic review assessment of this vacuum I would recommend checking out Hoover.com - I know I wish I had! ;>)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hoover vacuum user again

    Posted
    shumech
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    I have had hoover commercial vacuum before and my satisfaction led me to choose Hoover once again. This vacuum is quite powerful, sturdy, flexible and work the value. Despite of a little heavy weight, it works awesome on rugs and floor I have. The add on suction pipes and hand roller are the perfect to the need for everyone, and they works without any negotiation. I still have not had opened the bottom brush roller to clean up, but I guess, it would not be complicated. I have not use the sofa and seats fabric suction add on but looks needy and useful. The wire rolling back feature with one push button is an awesome feature, but the only thing that would be a concern of alert is, if we keep even a small piece of wire in wire roll space while using, it gets heated a lot with motor head heat. so it is advisable to pull out entire wire and use vacuum to avoid possible wire burn/ heat

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Lightweight

    Posted
    Soozy
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    This vacuum is absolutely great. I love the fact that you can easily push it around without struggling, and my 4-year-old can use it. It is nice to not have a cord wrapping all around the furniture everywhere I vacuum - it simply retracts back into the vacuum with a push of the button. It is a very easy clean-up process but be sure to empty canister before you vacuum. I did, however, notice that after vacuuming for 20 minutes, I smelled a "burnt smell" coming from the base. The base was very hot and it smelled as though the cord was getting hot since it was so close to the bottom. Not sure? I would suggest resting it and not vacuuming for a full half hour. Another con is that the hose that the attachments hook to, is fairly short. I had a hard time trying to reach the ceiling and my vents and the vacuum kept tipping when I was going along the edge of house and around furniture. Wish the hose can be a little more flexible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      HooverUSA

      Hi Snoozy! I see you were having issues with the length of the hose when above floor cleaning. We do have an extended hose available that will fit your model. Part #304079001 (16ft hose) can be purchased at Hoover.com. You will not be able to store the hose on the vacuum due to the length.
      If stored, it will hang off a little. Hope this helps!

      -Giselle
      Hoover Customer CareHoover

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great Vacuum Cleaner for Apartment or Home

    Posted
    Techguy1972
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    I was able to order it online and was lucky that they had it in stock so I picked up conveniently at my local Best Buy store!. I brought it home and quickly perused the instructions and inserted the HEPA filter and was vacuuming away! My apartment hadn't been vacuumed in awhile due to my old machine being broken so needless to say this one had its work cut out for it. This vacuum cleaner did a really great job on my rug and cleaned down deep like advertised. The wand and crevice tool came in handy on the hard to reach edges and under the floating closet doors where usually nothing would reach! The price was right and the quality and design were very good. The best part is (and I'm a life-long sufferer of Asthma) the HEPA filter made vacuuming bearable without having to sit down and use my inhaler afterwards or open a window to let in some fresh air! I wasn't ever able to vacuum without that on my old one. Good riddance old vacuum cleaner--hello WindTunnel 2 Rewind!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    Posted
    patrick290015
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    Bought this vacuum over the Dyson set vacuums, was so hooked onto Dyson and its technology I almost didn't buy this vacuum. Turned out the choice of buying this Hoover vacuum was one I will never regret. It is so easy to set up out the box and it works miracles from the moment I turned it on. It sucked up every single hair, crumb, dust and grey particles you can't even see with your eyes. My carpet turned from a hard compact carpet to a very loose and clean feeling carpet. I also slept in my room much better as I didn't wake up sneezing or coughing as much as I normally do. I was so amazed at the power of the vacuum, I even did a couple of rooms twice to see if I would still suck up something and it didn't pick up anything again, it works excellent vacuuming the room or area just once. The attachments work miracles as well and are just as good as using the vacuuming normally. This totally changes my outlook on Hoover and I was super satisfied and very impressed. This one is a keeper.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More value than expected on a real sucker!

    Posted
    vljenewein

    Researched (a lot!) and almost bought a Shark. Decided on this vacuum instead and glad of it. Not near as noisy as our Rainbow! It is easy to maneuver, really pulls dirt and pet hair up into the collection tank and is so easy to empty. If you park it on the carpet to use the hose, just remember to park it in the full upright position and it locks the beater brushes high and up off the carpet. They may run,but they don't really damage or bother the carpet. One would expect that the engineers would think about such a thing and they did. Only when you release the head to pull the handle back does the main head go down on the floor to do the great job of sucking up all that pet hair and very fine dirt. Runs wonderful!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Functionality wise its ok & powerfull

    Posted
    panthar
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    I have no major complaint, vaccum is a vaccum cleaner, it does what its suppose to do. It good powerfull unit. PROBLEM: It has the most annoying place for power button, you vaccumed something or you want to immediately switch it off, the power button is not something you can reach without looking at it, you have kind of fiddle around with vaccum cleaner to find where it is. I had bissel earlier and power button was right on the side and very easily ON/OFF. That is only reason I give it 4 star & not 5 star Yes its heavy, but I beleive unless its heavy it wont wipe clean your area (carpet of wood) very efficiently, I have another light vaccum cleaner for daily use , I cant think of using that to vaccum the whole house :) ..... it cant .... I dont have to carry it around at same level, it has wheels so I drag it. Yes I have to lift is on stairs but again its not kind of super duper heavy ... its ok ... no biggie ...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Probably best $100 vacuum on their shelf

    Posted
    VacuumPRO
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    This is kind of a bulky vacuum. So it would be a pain to clean stairs and move it around if you have a big house and weak little trex arms. Fortunately I live in a 1000sq ft apartment and my arms are strong like ox. I had a Dyson before and it was only good for maneuverability. The hose extended really well and turned like a f1 racer. But this one is old fashion and the hose BLOWS but it works. Another thing I don't like is when you use the hose the spinners don't stop. A good vacuum will turn it off cause it can mess up your carpet. I just changed the setting to high carpet. But it has a WASHABLE hepa filter and dirt catcher that dumped from the bottom like a Dyson. That's all I needed cause I'm no pretty princess. DON'T GO CHEAPER the red devil blows! Oh and this has a retractable cord something the Dyson DOESNT have! I'm dreading the day it breaks... but it works well now! hehehe

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum for the price

    Posted
    Taax
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    This replaced our aging Dyson of 13 yrs. All in all a really good vacuum. Suction is good, on-board tools are handy, auto cord real is a neat feature and it just works well. One thing that is a bit frustrating is the way the canister is designed. It makes it very difficult to empty without making a mess. We have a golden retriever so we suck up a lot of hair. The canister will not empty on its own because of its design. The hair gets suck up inside the canister and I have to pull it out by hand which is messy. The only other thing is while the auto cord retract feature is super convenient the cord itself is too short. I feel like I have to use way more outlets with this vacuum compared to my last one to vacuum the same areas. Other than that's it has been great. For the price point would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy!

    Posted
    Singsandwhistles
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    I love this vac. This vac works better than the one I had before it and better than the one that my former spouse and I paid 1,500 for years ago. I think the suction is awesome for my carpet and also for hardwoods. I had one very similar to it that stopped working and this works even better than that model did. Best new thing this model has it that it works awesome on hardwoods right up to the wall! Love it. Loved the price. Later found a Bissell at Walmart for half the price but was so pleased with this ones suction, hardwood performance and the wall feature. Also, a friend who knew I needed a new vacuum bought me one for Christmas not knowing I just got one, but I liked this one too much so we got a refund on theirs. The only downside for me is the cord is shorter than my last one and I would like to be able to do the house without unplugging.

    I would recommend this to a friend