Excerpt: the suction is very very very powerful but the hoses keep coming apart, meaning the hard plastic ends that are used to attach the hoses either together or to the attachments, fall off the hose all the time. they seem to have been glued in with cheap glue. also the brus and the other attachment i don't know what its called,, can only be used when they are attached to the skinny nozzle, and they are very very difficult to get on and off. my kids cannot do it themselves.
Pros: Easy to Use, Efficient, Lightweight, Long Power Cord, Powerful/Good Suction, Works Very Well
Cons: Difficult "attachments" S, Hose Comes Apart, Poor Design
Summary: This vacuum would suck the paint off the wall. It is not self propelled, and the suction is so strong that i have a hard time when pulling it backwards when vacuuming. I already have a shoulder problem and now I have to be very careful when using it. Also, this is not a good option for someone who has area rugs, because it will suck the rug up into the vacuum and damage the rug. almost impossible to vacuum even very large area rugs because of the suction.
Summary: I bought this vacuum after my Dyson stopped working and am very pleased. I didn't want to pay the extra money again for a Dyson vaccum that only lasted three years. The Hoover Air is great quality for the money. The ease of pulling it straight out of the box and basically plugging it in was a huge plus for me. The suction is so strong that I don't feel like I have compromised in buying the Hoover vs. the Dyson.
Summary: See pros and cons. I called Hoover to see if there was a fix or adjustment that would allow better operation on deep carpets. None are availabe for this machine. The high suction locks the machine to an oriental rug we have. It pulled out a lot of fiber from the nap.
Pros: Easy to manuver, Great on bare floors, Light weight, Lots of suction
Cons: Hard moving on deep rugs, No carpet depth adjust, Too much suction