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Hoover - WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum - Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1710 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the vacuum that saves marriages.

    Posted
    AMC2019
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    Let's be honest, you can't expect much from $150 vacuum. You can't enjoy cleaning, vacuuming, etc. But now you can. I bought this vacuum, it was on sale, and hoping it would do a decent job. I have new carpet, and cannot use a Dys*n, as it will void my carpet warranty. Yeah, weird, I know. So, I purchased this one. Let’s start from the beginning, you only need one Phillips screwdriver, and 3 minutes of your time to put this together. Unscrew, click, click, screw, done. Yeah, that’s it. Now, get your earbuds and get that playlist ready. You know how the glitter from Holiday decorating, gets everywhere and sticks around until Memorial Day? Not anymore. Not with this Hoover Whole House Rewind. That glitter is gone! Gone from the carpet, the crevices of the velvet tufted couch, it sucked every bit of that metallic enemy right up. I’m going to slightly miss the random flakes of glitter gracing roommates faces for half the year, but I am really, really, happy with this vacuum, so I’ll get over the sparkly angel dust. I have three old fake Christmas trees that leave their fake branch crap everywhere, this vacuum sucked it up. All of it. It's little side air flow thing, on the canister, blew a deck of cards off the coffee table....it's powerful. I felt like I was in a commercial. I turned up the volume of my playlist. The cord retraction, is quite quick, so don't watch it, roll up in the canister bottom, too close, it'll get you in the face. I think there's one button, and two levers. Then there’s a couple of attachments, and a wand, that doubles as a microphone. This is PART RIGHT HERE is important….You must use your roller lever, if you want the brush to rotate….some of you won’t read this and will think your vacuum is broke. Your vacuum is not broke. You’ve just come from a broken place with a crappy vacuum in your past, and you’re not ready for all this new technology, it’s all right. Embrace this new vacuum, and all its options. So, kick that lever down, select your carpet - floor pile, and flip the switch on a new relationship. His name is Hoover, and you love him. This is the type of vacuum, that makes you want to pour a bag of soil on your floor, just so you can show everyone, how amazing your vacuum is. “Come over, want some wine? Wanna see my new vacuum, I was telling you about? I know you do!” I know this whole review is a lot, and a little off topic, at points. I’m not even sure where we are at anymore. BUT I will say this. I love this vacuum so much….I bought another. Because we have a whole basement full of carpet. And I’m not sharing this vacuum. I’m old, and I’m not hauling a vacuum up and down a flight of stairs. So, I bought a second one to bring delight to the roommates’ aka family members aka parasites aka tenants, etc., that live down there. At this price, why not buy two? If you’re still with me, down here, in this tunnel of a review, you know how expensive a good vacuum is. Your spouse will quit saying….”Did you vacuum??”…..”Yes, I vacuumed….the Eur*ka vacuum just sucks booty. It’s broken.”……You know how your vacuum always craps out on you right before the Holiday Gathering of Festivities you’re hosting, and Mother in Law is on her way over now. And you would really rather just choke yourself with that stupid old dumb no good vacuum cord, than even go on?? Not anymore, not anymore. This vacuum is not going to fail you. Buy another one. For the other floor in your house. If these are on sale at $99, that’s two pieces of joy for less than the price of a lot of dirt suckers. Just buy it and experience the joy of vacuuming again. You won’t regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value, good features

    Posted
    Eakster
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    Lots of features. The most useful probably the extension and brush for the tools and the self-winding cord. Solid machine, good power, basically does everything you need. The brush head for the tools bends to various angles so I was able to get to some awkward places I've never reached before the first time out. Has bagless design. Collector comes out really easily. For hardwood floors there is a foot pedal that detaches the brush mechanism. Take note person that complained about the vac flinging dirt around on bare floors. Also the length of the tube for the tools attachment is more than enough, again, don't get the complaints here, it's longer than the last vac I had. Also the plastic pipe extender is pretty long, doubles in size from its stored position - I am 6ft and was able to get it to reach around stuff no problem. The power cord is plenty long and the self-winding feature is an added bonus. Plastics look pretty durable. Mine came with some damage to the box with part of it sticking out and had a little damage so can see how it will take a few knocks no problem. Generally could not believe the price of this machine. Half the price of the cheapest Dyson which is essentially a battery powered motor on the end of a stick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Pet households

    Posted
    CrKeehn
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    I purchased this vacuum to replace A Windtunnel that I owned for about 15 years. Although the old one was still working, it had seen better days and it was getting more difficult to get bags for it. As I have a cat, a vacuum for pet households is essential. The Windtunnel 2 seemed to have the right amount of features and power at a good price. Assembly was easy and very quickly I was vacuuming the floors to get ready for the delivery of a piece of furniture. I was amazed at the amount of dirt it picked up. As the canister was half full after vacuuming the room, I also learned how easy it is to empty the canister. The cord reel is a nice feature, no more manually winding a long cord on the handle. There is a good supply of accessory tools including an extending wand, crevice tool, flexible brush head and a "turbo" nozzle. The accessories store neatly on the vacuum so you have everything you need at hand. All in all, I'm very pleased with my choice. I got an excellent upright vacuum at a good price. What more could one want?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Initial Thoughts - Great Vacuum with Caveats

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    therealwiggles
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    This vacuum is a huge upgrade from a cheaper vacuum that I had. I have a Shiba Inu and he sheds like there's not tomorrow. It handles very well especially if I miss a week of vacuuming. PROS: It works well on floor to wall carpets and tile flooring (set different levels 2-3 and Hardwood work the best). Great suction at the carpet and hose. The wand, pet tool, and crevice work amazing (behind refrigerators, between couches, etc.) Used in a two story townhouse and vacuum the whole house on two empties. CONS: The only hose attachment that has weak suction is the triangular head attachment for hard to reach areas above cabinets, etc. The lower end of the filter (the grey part of the tank) requires cleaning and attention probably more than most people would like. But with everything, if you take care of it from the start, its longevity will be extended. A little loud but it's not bad, you can definitely play music over it if you have some speakers, etc. Definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Vac

    Posted
    Caramia

    I have had this vacuum for the past couple of years and it has served me well and is still going strong I thought I would leave a review at 2 years in on it. When we first bought our new home we all carpet floors on both levels. So it pretty much got daily use to keep the place clean until we started putting in tile and hardwoods. Since then it has also taken on many area rugs in the house including a 1.75" shag thick plush rug. This thing is a little power house for an inexpensive vacuum and has never ruined anything. I love all the attachments but I must admit my absolute favorite thing about this vacuum is the rewind cord. I love that and will always love that. Its so effortless, clean, and fun to just step on the button and let it do it. 1 thing to note. I step, release, rep, release towards the end to keep from getting slammed by a plug in the calf. If you do it full blast and do not release near the end to slow its rewind down than be prepared...lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vacuum works well

    Posted
    livingthedream
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    I recently moved to an apartment in Miami. The carpet is older with a fairly high nap. The vacuum did a great job cleaning the carpet. The brush really moved the carpet and it allowed the vacuum to really do a good job. The vacuum has 5 height adjustments which allowed me to get the perfect setting for the depth of my carpet. I also used it on my sofa. The hand held brush attachment was easy to attach and the suction was very good. Like all brush attachments that use the vacuum suction to power the brush, the brush stops if you pushed it to the cloth too hard. I didn't take off on the rating because this is typical of all suction powered brush attachments and it works well enough. It is a bit bulky and weighs a few pounds but for a full size vacuum the size and weight are very acceptable. Most importantly, the suction is great and it is a very good vacuum, especially considering the price, which is much lower than the high profile brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    can you really love a vacuum?

    Posted
    Maddiebz
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    I just love this vacuum cleaner. It's lightweight it works quickly and well. It works on my carpet and my hardwood floors in my hallway. The best thing about it is that it actually reaches the corners of my room. The other vacuum I had I had to use the crevice tool to get into the corners along the baseboard but this vacuum actually gets in there which is just so amazing! The tools work well too. It just quick easy the plug is long enough so that I could get very far do a whole room without having to unplug it and move it. And I love that the way the plug just shoots right back in there. I am so glad I waited for this to be on sale it meets my every requirement. It's easy to clean and no dust escapes from it. My son has allergies and we've had no problems with this vacuum. Then it even picks up the tiniest thing. Can you really love a vacuum? Yes this vacuum you really can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      We think so :) Hoover

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for pets - But -

    Posted
    JimB
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    This replaced the same model that finally quit after 12 years. It actually never quit but the dirt container connection broke and couldn’t be held together with tape anymore. This new one is same design which is a real pain to empty the dirt container. A real pain to clean it out. The dirt comes out the bottom when opened but so much dust is left behind in the cyclone container that it is a mess. PLUS some engineering genius decided to move the ON/OFF switch from a very convenient position on top of the handle that could be reached with a thumb while holding the handle. New location... on the bottom of the handle half way down to the floor. Now you have to bend down to find the ON/OFF switch. Seriously??????? What genius thought the switch needed to be moved. It was in a better location. Not sure what they were thinking. Change for the sake of change. Might or might not buy it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Far better than expected

    Posted
    drip
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    Okay, first off I will confess and say that I have been totally spoiled by my Dyson and when it finally died (after 10 years) a little piece of me died too... When Dyson announced that all they were making was either the cordless models or those stupid ball things (sorry, I am not a big fan of the design), I started to (reluctantly) look for a different model. My wife found this one and we agreed (I was told to) purchase it. The vacuum works great and really has good suction and attachments. My only (minor) complaint is that the machine is a little louder than needed... again, I was spoiled by my Dyson.... but the end result is that so far I have been happy with the performance of the machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I best vacuum so far...

    Posted
    Workingmom
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    I bought this vacuum based on the reviews I am very picky when it comes to vacuums first they have to have a HEPA filter I have a child with asthma and allergies and even though I dont have pets we have lots of hair that well gets shed on the floor. I love the brush roller and how easily it gets the hair up from the floor along with any other debri that is unseen to the eye. Im stil trying to get used to using the dials for adjusting on the floor because I live in an apartment...but with a little work I will have it figured in no time. I love the detaching nozzles to reach in high places and stairs. Though I think the one attachment its missing the piece but I can contact the manufacturer just to make sure. Other than that I still love this vacuum

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for bare floors

    Posted
    RobT
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    This does great on bare floors. It picks up all the dirt and dog hair without blowing it everywhere. It transitions easily from the tile to an area rug without having to stop. Simply step on the lever to have the brush start rolling for carpet. The four stars is because of the attachments. The one for furniture is great at getting pet hair and dirt off, but the way the extensions are made they collapse easily. So you have to constantly extend them again. The attachment advertised for the ceiling fans and high vents is not sturdy at all. It does not have a way to keep it in one position to be able to actually use it for the purpose. This is a great over all vacuum cleaner. I have tried a few different ones on the tile, and this definitely does well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    Qwerty

    My house has hardwood, linoleum, carpet, and a thick rug. The vacuum easily picked up everything. It was easy to assemble. The crevice tool is stored inside the wand. The packing instructions didn't indicate that. It is easy to discharge the dust from the canister but if the dust gets past the fill line, you may have to pull some out by hand. I really think it is a great value. My house is a smaller ranch. It is a solid performer with a good size to fit in a closet that is perfect for apartment dwellers, small to medium homes, and occasional users. I was considering spending money for a Dyson but this will meet my needs at a much more affordable price, it might be noisier than many others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price!

    Posted
    Cleanfreak2019
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    I don’t spend a lot of money on vacuums as I have used a lot of higher end ones but they are louder and clean the same with the same kind of filter options. This one had very similar ratings as the dyson unitsa on consumer reports but at a third of the price or less a so It seemed the logical option. It works very well and quieter. Sometimes the debris gets punched up when emptying the canister but so has all the other brands I’ve used. I have two pets and two kids that love to track sand and dirt in from outside and this works great. I love the retractable cord and I don’t have to wrap up the cord after each use and my kids can press the lever down and help me put it away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great vacuum

    Posted
    Artbug
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    I am very happy with the Hoover Windtunnel vacuum. It has great suction and I love the self winding cord. I read reviews that stated there was a problem with the roller not disingaging, but found that it is not a problem when using the tools. If in the upright position, which is normal when using the tools, the roller automatically rises off the floor. If the handle is lowered, the roller moves down to make contact with the floor. This can be raise though by depressing a switch with your foot. Easy to use, easy to assemble, and I would recommend it. It was a little bit heavier than I thought it was going to be, I need two hands to lift it up on a step.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Ravinwind
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    Decent price on a great vacuum. Product has great suction and to be honest was a little grossed out the first time I ran the vacuum at how much pet hair and dirt that my old vacuum had not been picking up (which had been a more expensive model). Has a bottom chamber release instead of a top release (which is self evident, but if you have another half and roommate like mine then you need to explain to them that they just have to push a button to throw away the dirt and not take apart the filter every time they need to empty the chamber). The only draw back I see on this is the way some of the attachments are stored on vacuum. Which of course means that attachments will have to be kept an eye on so they are not lost when kids or other halves or roommates do the vacuuming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great power but very heavy and hard to carry

    Posted
    DarcysMom
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    I bought this to supplement a re-chargeable vacuum that was not getting the mounds of hair my dog left everywhere. Out of the box, this vacuum was really powerful and within minutes I had filled the canister with dog hair my other vacuum missed. Great suction. On the other hand, it is very heavy, bulky and difficult to maneuver, especially on stairs. It tipped over and clunked me on the head and it hurt! I am only 5'3" and this machine is tall and definitely weighs over 15 pounds-- I will keep it, but will use it only occasionally to get what my lighter vacuum missed. Wish it were lighter and not so bulky and heavy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Posted
    LogitechM325cFan
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    Works great but carpet level knob was not easy to adjust. I had to call Hoover customer service and found out if I let handle down toward the floor then I could turn the knob to adjust the height of carpet level which is a little weird. Another minor issue to me is power button is at lower position of back handle, which is not reachable by finger when vacuum. So during vacuuming, when run into obstacle ahead of vacuum, it's not convenient to turn power switch off and back on, which I usually do this quite often. So it become quite inconvenient. Consider the vacuum itself works great and for the above reasons, I down grade one star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    Posted
    MamaBear
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    I bought this because of decent reviews and the reasonable price point. It hasn’t worked properly since I started using it. I called Hoover (because a sticker on the vacuum says to call them and not the store I bought it from) and they will only service it and won’t replace it. I also had to buy a replacement part for something that was wrong when it was delivered. I’ll never buy a Hoover product again. Guess I should have bought a $600 vacuum because that it what it’s going to cost me now total with having to replace this one. Disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      HooverUSA

      Hi MamaBear, thank you for reviewing the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum. We would like to improve your experience. Please email us at HooverCommunity@ttifloorcare.com with a reference to your review and your model number (UH71250). Thanks, Hayley - Hoover Team Hoover

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of the better choices

    Posted
    JSGSYR
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    Does a good job of picking up embedded pet hair, that beefy drive belt, and brush configuration does the job with only one pass. The only fault is the common frugality of wand length. Either come up with something longer or more malleable, without fighting the vacuum to reach areas on opposite side of the hose connection. Every vacuum owned you perform this unique dance, left hand holding up vacuum right holding the wand and try not to trip over the cord while sucking up someplace just out of reach of the short hose. A swivel point from the vacuum source and a similar rubber hose, like my Rigid industrial Vac. that stretches to twice its collapsed length, could solve that problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hoover WindTunnel

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    ygtrn
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    After reading reviews I order the product and picked it up in the store. I found the vacuum to be fairly light compared to others it size. It comes with multiple attachments stored on the side. I loved the retractable cord, it was a big selling point for me. The power button and the button for retracting the cord are near each other so you may confuse the two. The vacuum did a great job picking up items from the carpet, I haven't yet used it on the hardwood floor. Emptying the canister was an easy task. I have not yet used the extender to vacuum hard to reach areas, but I plan on utilizing it to vacuum the ceiling fans. I'm pleased with my purchase so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend