Summary: I owned my prior Hoover Portapwoer vacuum for 23 years and it finally gave out. I bought that unit at an US Army PX and it was fantastic - five stars. This model is not as good, but is still okay. There are two main drawbacks to this unit (that you may find not to be an issue), but they were important for my wife and me. First, the cord is very long - too long.
Summary: I bought this product because of the Hoover name and the expectation that because it was advertised as "commercial" it would last. I was willing to pay the additional price expecting excellent performance. My disappointment can not be stated more emphatically! Within a week the light that let you know if you were on floor or carpet stopped working.
Summary: A remake of a classic that served me well for 30 years. Great for cleanup after small repairs. Very portable, but still matches a canister for suction. Collapsible hose is not an improvement. Motor has same amp rating, but smaller turbine than before. Cord is now too long to store wrapped around handle, also not an improvement. The older version was better and I would have paid a premium to get it.
Summary: I purchased this Hoover to replace my Shark VX3 V1950 Sweeper. The Sharks battery life was less than expected and the wheel broke off but during it's life span it was a work horse and cleaned significantly better than this Hoover toy they are trying to sell us as "Commercial" I have used this item 2 and it sits in the corner. I can do a better job with my hand vac. I am very dissatisfied with this product.
Summary: I own a cleaning service which uses these vacuums. We have used them for over 25 years and I have purchased several hundred of them. I have given these as gifts to all my family members. The Hoover Porta-power use to be one of the best small vacuums on the market. Then the company decided it better to make them overseas with inferior motors and parts. Cheap, cheap, and more cheapness.
Summary: I don't understand all the good reviews for this sweeper, makes me wonder if people read descriptions. It says the hood is made of galvanized steel and it's not, is made of flimsy plastic and that it has four corner brushes and it doesn't, it has just one skimpy row in the front with no corner brushes anywhere. It's very weak and it doesn't pick up anything. What you receive is the item you see in the picture but it doesn't match the description.