Summary: This product is great for… Small to medium sized homes with bare floor or low pile carpet. It’ll do a good job on both types of surfaces, easily picking up fine to medium sized particles in just one or two passes and will clean up to the edges because it has edge cleaning bristles. Don’t rely on this if you have thick carpets at home since it’ll not do as good a job on it as on thinner carpet.
Pros: Good suction power, Cleans bare floors, even up to the edges, Great to use on bare floor, rugs and low pile carpet, You can use it on pet hair, Only weighs 7.25 pounds which light for a stick vac this tall, In one online review this only recorded in at only 75 decibels so it won’t hurt your eardrums, Dirt cup can be taken off the body which makes disposing dirt easier, Foam filter is washable, It does operate fade free for most of the charge cycle around 87 – 90% then...
Cons: A little too long to use on stairs, You’ll get your hands dirty cleaning the filter especially taking off hair off the baffle tube, Base can’t swivel which limits its mobility, Foam filter needs to be washed often, Foam filter doesn’t do a good job trapping dirt, Though it can reach areas below furniture, it doesn’t go very far because of the diameter of the dirt cup – one consumer gave a detailed review on how far it would go – it will go under the first 9 inches if ...
Excerpt: The Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum BH50010 received excellent performance scores
Pros: Excellent cleaning performance on bare floors in our tests, Very good at removing pet hair from carpet, Intuitive controls allow for easy transition between carpet and floor setting, Washable filter, Battery removable for charging while vacuum is stored out of sight., Easy to store out of sight
Cons: Floor nozzle didn’t pivot much, which limits maneuverability
Summary: Reviews at 10Rate.com and Amazon.com warn against storing the battery (Est. $70) on the charger, which can shorten its usable life. Owners say the battery won't drain over time when sitting idle, so it can be stored on the vacuum itself. The Hoover Platinum Collection Linx is backed by a two-year warranty.
Pros: Great on carpets and hard floors, Long battery life, 11-inch-wide nozzle, Edge-cleaning bristles
Cons: Nozzle doesn't swivel, Tough to use in tight spaces
Conclusion: What do you want from a vacuum cleaner? If you already have a larger machine, but detest lugging out that big thing, the Hoover Linx Stick cordless is a lighter, nicer alternative for those quick cleaning jobs. If you have a small home or apartment with both hard floors and carpeting, the Hoover Linx BH50010 stick vacuum might be right for you.
Pros: Cordless, Ultra Light at just over 7 pounds, Bagless Dirt Cup, Low profile so it fits under furniture, One touch controls for the power and brush bar
Cons: Emptying the dirt cup is messy, You have to wash the filter every time you empty the dirt cup, Awkward on stairs, No hose or on board tools, Only 15 minutes of cleaning power in the battery
Conclusion: The Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum is sometimes referred to as the Platinum Collection Cordless Stick Vac or sometimes simply the BH50010 (which is the model number). It is a cordless and bagless stick vacuum cleaner and is the first stick vacuum to come equipped with Hoover’s WindTunnel technology. As indicated this is a bagless vacuum cleaner which means that it uses a dirt-cup instead of a disposable bag.
Excerpt: A review of the Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX cordless stick vacuum says: “The Platinum Collection LiNX cordless stick vacuum cleaner is very easy to use, very portable & is also lightweight. The machine works wonders on hard floors, probably better than my full sized vacuum. Especially when picking up things like pet hair & dirt. Not that it matters much with performance, but I also love the sleek, stylish look of this vacuum.