Summary: This is a very light upright vacuumed cleaner, but the material is very fragile. The lever that held the power cord together was crack the moment I opened the box. Absolute not what I expected. I returned only after 3 days in use.
Summary: I bought this vacuum a couple of months ago and was very pleased with it until the main suction hose broke. I have a small house and with 2 little kids, a husband and a dog, my house get's very messy with all kinds of debris. This little vacuum was easy to quickly grab and pick up messes being that it is so light. It also has very good suction and is easy to handle and clean.
Summary: I bought this one since it was lightweight and the cord was 30 feet long. But, like other buyers, I agree that the attachments were flimsy and did not stay on the vacuum. plus, the cord hook did not hold the cord, kept falling off during vacuuming. The suction was not that great, finally realized that it was only a 11 amp machine, so I returned it to a nearby store.
Summary: After a lot of research and deciding on this product, I ended up returning it after using it twice. I purchased it for vacuuming my area rug and laminate floors and i found it did a lousy job on the area rug. The suction was almost too strong, it picked up the area rug off the ground - and it's a 5x8'.
Summary: Had the unit for seven months and was fairly happy with it until the first time something got caught in the brush, the motor died. I had turned it off quickly and pulled the lace out but the brush wouldn't turn after that. I waited about an hour and tried again because I thought maybe a thermal cutout had shut it down but that was not the case, it still didn't work. My old vacuum survived many a shoelace without incident.
Excerpt: Our happiness with this product lasted until the first use. Unfortunately the tubing broke away while using it for the first time. We were disappointed because it has great suction and is extremely easy to use and very light. This was our third one. We had similar experiences twice before, but were determined to try one last time. we had purchased the other two at Costco. Hoover should have spent the extra $$ to ensure it was as durable as it is light weight.
Summary: After reading the reviews on this vacuum, I thought it would work well for my floors. It does not have enough suction. If you remove the "suction tube" there seems to be a lot of suction but because of its placement (on one end of the floor cleaner), there is only suction on on end and it's not strong even on the end where the tube is located. Not a good vacuum at all. I gave it two starts because it does have a lot of suction from the tube so it's great for upholstery.