- Cyclonic Filtration
- Lightweight Design
- Bottom Empty Dirt Cup
- Low Profile Nozzle
- 20 Foot Cord
The new Dirt Devil® Power Air™ is perfect for quick pickups on hard floors and is easily stored in tight spaces. The 10 Amp Motor means powerful suction for bare floors while a lightweight design enables it to maneuver easily from room to room. The Low Profile Nozzle makes cleaning underneath furniture a breeze. This new stick vacuum proves that Dirt Devil® is an energetic brand committed to developing cleaning solutions and technologies that customer’s value and trust.
Hoover Bagless Upright Vacuum
Powerful Performance, Devilishly Good,
* Very powerful suction
* Assembles quickly
* Large dirt cup capacity
* Removal of dirt cup is fast
* Fairly quiet
* Electric cord length is about 20′
* Sturdy wheels
* Low-profile cleaning head
* Capable of hanging storage
* Replacement of dirt cup requires precision
* Weight of vacuum a factor in some cases
* Plastic casing
If you are accustomed to a battery powered stick vacuum, you will be pleasantly surprised at the performance of this electric powered, lightweight, stick vacuum. It has the ability to pick up small and larger pieces of dirt on both hard floors and those with carpeting. (It performed beautifully on tile floors, oriental rugs, and thickly padded, dense carpeting.) And this is despite not having a vacuum’s traditional beater bar with bristles. It does have a toothed, small, rubber strip that may assist in lifting dirt to be sucked into the unit.
To assemble, simply attach the cleaning head to the unit. The handle (stick) clicks into place and is attached to the vacuum. Depending on your proficiency, this can take from one to three minutes.
The dirt cup is located on the front of the unit. That makes it very easy to remove and empty. However, replacing it is not so easy and fast. I couldn’t align the cup to the unit by bending over the vacuum. To do it, I had two choices. I could put the vacuum on the kitchen counter (not hygienic) or, put the stick under my arm with the unit resting against my body. In that position, I could see how to align the two pieces. Being short, this may be a problem only for me and not for most consumers.
Four plastic wheels move this vacuum; two tiny ones at the front of the cleaning head and two much larger ones in the rear. Not having rubber wheels means no residue peeling off as you vacuum–a definite plus.
The cleaning head is 1 ½” in height. This low profile means that getting under a low sitting piece of furniture is possible. The center of the head is higher so, only one-half of the head will fit. That gives you several inches of clearance to clean. Beyond that, you would have to move the piece of furniture. If you’ve ever thoroughly vacuumed, leaving a visible dust line just under a hard-to-reach item, you’ll appreciate this feature.
The electric cord length is ample for cleaning a generously-sized area. Of course, it needs to be relocated as you move from space to space. The cord probably won’t stretch up a flight of stairs, but the unit’s weight (about seven pounds) might discourage you from using it there. The cord stores neatly when wrapped in the place provided.
Storage should not be a problem. It stands upright on its own. Its size makes it an excellent choice for those with little storage capacity. Additionally, the manufacturer has thoughtfully provided a very large `O’ at the top of the stick, for storing the vacuum in a hanging position.
A possible negative feature may be the vacuum’s plastic casing. It doesn’t appear to be very strong. For example, hanging it on my garage wall with heavier items, means that I have to be very careful to not let them touch one another, for fear of cracking the vacuum’s casing. Or, if I hang it and it falls, will it still be useable? Think of where you store bikes, carriages, strollers, suitcases, sports equipment, etc. and try to keep them from your Dirt Devil.
Overall, this stick vacuum is devilishly good.
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I agree with Consumer Reports this is the best vac of its type,
I wanted a lightweight vacuum for quick cleaning hard surfaces that was still a powerhouse that could get the job done, so I looked vacuums up on Consumer Reports. CS pegged this vacuum as the best performing vac in its class.
It has a larger than average motor for more suction power and having a cord instead of a battery pack means it’s lightweight but does not lose its power over time the way all rechargeable models can. The cord is also able to support the afore mentioned larger motor.
The problem reported by users of this vacuum’s predecessor was that the positioning of the exit vents had a tendency to blow dust bunnies around. They must have fixed that problem on this model because while using it over the past year, I have had no such trouble with dust bunnies or their demonic cousins the large dust jackrabbits.
The suction is excellent. Basically when it comes to vacuums, you actually *want* yours to suck. Some make the complaint this vacuum is it’s noisy. Yeah . . . news flash, it’s a vacuum. It makes almost the same amount of noise as a full size vacuum because the motor is almost the same size as a regular vacuum. More suction means more noise but more suction also means less time going back and forth to pick up dirt. When it comes to noise vs time spent, I will choose less time spent cleaning every time. If you want something quiet, my granny had this little push thing that silently picked up crumbs. As a child, I could never figure out where those crumbs went. Perhaps to another dimension?
As a side note, I had major renovations done on my house recently. The contractor brought his industrial vacuum with him but all the workers preferred my little stick vac. Sucks great, empties easily, lightweight to easily carry from place to place. Even after that huge workout my little stick vac still works great! I don’t want to say I’m in love with a vacuum but this stick vac and I are definitely in a very happy relationship.
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