- Exclusive WindTunnel 3 Technology lifts and removes deep-down, embedded dirt with 3 channels of suction
- Lightweight, and easy to lift, carry and move around, weighing less than 15.6 lbs
- Steerable Technology allows you to swivel and turn around objects with a flick of the wrist
- Multi-Floor Electronic brushroll moves from carpet to hardwood with the touch of a button
- High Capacity Dirt Cup holds more dirt, dust & debris. Hold cup over a trash receptacle and empty debris with the push of a button, without getting your hands dirty
At Hoover we’re a trusted authority on total home cleaning because we design powerful tools to help you tackle every possible cleaning job in and around your home. We constantly strive to improve our vacuums and carpet cleaners, even while we introduce cutting-edge cleaning products in new categories such as steam cleaning and air purification. Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum, UH72450
PRODUCT FEATURES Steerable Technology Navigate smoothly around furniture, corners and other obstacles by simply twisting the handle in the direction you’d like to go. Exclusive WindTunnel 3 Technology WindTunnel 3 Technology creates three channels of suction to lift and remove surface debris and deep down embedded dirt.
It gave me the WOW factor VS my current vacuum cleaner!,
This is my first experience owning a Hoover vacuum cleaner. For my comprehensive review, I will compare the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 head to head with the current one I own which is a Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner. The Dyson DC25 has great suction power and the cyclonic technology maintains its no-loss suction. Upon opening the box, the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max needed minimal assembly, the 2-in-one crevice tool attachments goes into the slot and the handle bar/extension wand goes into a slot in the main vacuum unit and you are ready to use it. The vacuum unit is accented with green on mainly dark gray color and the turbo cleaning tool comes standard with the attachments.
My thoughts (as compared to the Dyson DC25 All Floors):
DESIGN: the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 sports a similar modern design just like the Dyson DC25 All Floors MINUS the ball. In place of the ball is a pivoting hinge where all the twisting and turning is performed in the unit. Both vacuum cleaners are based on the Cyclonic Technology which was pioneered by Dyson and this technology is suppose to maintain a no-loss of suction in your vacuum cleaner. It is both bagless with a dirt cup/dust bin but Hoover’s has a much larger capacity, around 25 percent larger than Dyson’s. A larger capacity dirt cup translates to less emptying and provides longer cleaning time. Both have a clear, transparent nozzle/cleaning head where you can see the rolling of the brushes. This is very useful where you can visually inspect if the brush has a lot of debris entanglements without turning the unit over. The Hoover which weighs less than 15.6 lbs is a tad lighter than the Dyson DC25 which weighs just over 16 lbs.
MANEUVERABILITY/STEERABILITY: this is where things start taking off for the Hoover. Although Dyson “invented” the ball design where the vacuum’s directional path can be changed with a simple twist of your wrist, Hoover created a smooth pivoting hinge where swiveling and turning is SIGNIFICANTLY easier and smoother compared to Dyson’s ball concept. There is more fluidity in motion with the Hoover in going over your vacuuming path. And Hoover’s weight-to-steering ratio compensates for any kind of over-steering as you twist and turn, push and pull the vacuum cleaner. Since the Hoover doesn’t have a ball, it is able to reach deeper in tight places with no interference. Hoover has a no brainer advantage when it comes to the vacuum’s reach and maneuverability.
SUCTION POWER: this is where the WOW factor kicks in. The Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 provides a lot of power despite being light. My rough estimates conclude that the Hoover has at least 30-40 percent more suction power compared to the Dyson. I can attest to this fact when vacuuming, the Hoover sometimes SUCKS THE CARPET IN! And I am talking about permanently placed carpets just like the ones in your living room or bedroom. Despite its light weight and this particular Hoover vacuum is geared towards ordinary household use, it gives out industrial strength suction power. Hands down, the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 beats the Dyson DC25 All Floors in the suction department. And just like the Dyson, it is totally sealed, no dust coming out from the unit. You can tell just by sniffing: there are no “dust-smell” that lingers in the air right after using the Hoover.
FUNCTIONALITY: there is an air valve dial in the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 where you can toggle or re-direct suction power from floor to hose. This is a new feature I have seen in a vacuum cleaner and once this feature is engaged, it gives you the ability to concentrate suction strength to the hose, giving an extra kick for those tight in-between hard to reach spaces. I also found out from reading Hoover’s response to customer comments on the suction of this vacuum that the air valve dial serves as a “lever” to “taper” down the suction strength if you feel it is too strong for your needs. By using the air valve dial, the user can manage suction strength to their own personal requirements. Nevertheless, it is good to know you have the option at your fingertips to utilize the maximum suction strength.
MAINTENANCE: both the Hoover and the Dyson are bagless, equipped with a dirt cup/dust bin. After your vacuuming chore, simply detach the dirt cup/dust bin and press a button to release all the accumulated dirt. Hoover’s dirt cup is larger than the Dyson’s. Both has a lifetime washable HEPA filter in it and a pre-motor filter. Though the claims of “lifetime” are a bit of an overkill, most of us know that filters degrade over time and replacing it would be more of a…
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Super Suction (Adjustable) and Easy to Use,
I have a family of four plus four dogs and two cats so I’m also on the lookout for vacuum that has fantastic suction whether on bare floors or carpeted areas. I think the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max delivers on the suction, and has the most suction power I have ever had in a vacuum. I have been using a Shark Navigator Upright Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, NV22L for the past three years but I have noticed, as with most vacuums, that the suction isn’t what it started out with. For the most part, my Shark Navigator functions as well as this Hoover but the Hoover has it beat in suction power (even comparing to when I first bought the Shark Navigator) and cleaning edges. With a full house, the vacuum with the most suction power will win every time.
The noise of this vacuum is about average.
– Super, long 30 ft. cord
– Vacuums edges fantastically and has rubber bumper to prevent scratching
– Hose detaches easily with simple push of a button
– Can detach the hose at the handle grip or at the pole for a longer reach
– 2-in-1 crevice and dusting brush, which worked great on my mini blinds
– Hand tool attachment for upholstery, drapes, stair steps, etc., which did a decent job with the pet hair on the couches
– Easily switch from floor to hose
– Easily adjust the suction with Air Value Dial
– Easy to empty canister
– Rinsable Filter, that’s money savings
– Can turn the brush roller on or off
– No on board storage/holder for the Hand Tool
– In tight spaces the swivel motion of the handle feels slightly cumbersome because of the way it swivels easily and this is the main reason this isn’t a 5 star vacuum for me.
I’d like to mention, that the suction of this vacuum can be adjusted with Air Value Dial. I saw several people mention in their reviews that the suction was too powerful for low pile carpet or area rugs, which it is, however by turning the Air Value Dial slowly towards Floor Cleaning mode the suction will start to lessen, just turn dial until you reach a suction level that’s fit for the carpet/rug you are vacuuming.
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