Hoover Windtunnel MAX Bagged Upright – UH30600 Review


Hoover Windtunnel MAX Bagged Upright – UH30600

Hoover Windtunnel MAX Bagged Upright - UH30600

  • Three Channels of Windtunnel MAX Technology lift and remove even the hidden dirt from the carpet
  • 15 inch Nozzle Width lets you clean more carpet in one pass so you can quickly cover large areas
  • Windtunnel MAX Stretch Hose extends above the floor cleaning reach for stairs, window sills, curtains and hard to reach areas
  • Clean Drop Bags – with one simple touch, you can release the full bag directly into the trash, so you never have to touch the dirty bag
  • Brush ON/OFF pedal control for use on bare floors and automatically turns off when in the upright storage/tool use position.

The new Hoover Windtunnel Max bagged upright is amped up with the features that matter most to you. Windtunnel MAX Technology offers 3 channels of suction that remove dirt with less scatter. You can clean quickly and efficiently with up to 17 feet of above the floor cleaning reach, seven floor settings for every floor type, and a 15 inch wide nozzle that devours anything in its cleaning path. For people with allergies, a bagged option offers excellent filtration. The nature of the bag itself keeps dirt contained. Requiring minimal maintenance, each Hoover Windtunnel Max Bagged Upright comes with two bags made with HEPA media that utilize the Clean Drop bag system, which allows you to dispose of a full bag without ever touching it. The new Hoover WindTunnel MAX Bagged Upright is amped up with features that matter most to you. WindTunnel MAX Technology offers 3 channels of suction that remove dirt with less scatter.

An extra long stretch hose combined with multiple attache

List Price: $ 199.99

Price: $ 199.99


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  1. 190 of 195 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Power to Spare. Worth Considering, September 27, 2011
    Spudman (Pasadena, MD United States) –
    (TOP 100 REVIEWER)

    This review is from: Hoover Windtunnel MAX Bagged Upright – UH30600 (Misc.)
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    Being a daily vacuumer who’s very fond of vacuum cleaners, I welcomed the opportunity to run a Hoover Windtunnel Max through its paces. Like some other reviewers here, I also owned and enjoyed the Eureka Boss for many years; for the past year I’ve been using a Hoover Platinum upright. So how does the Hoover Windtunnel MAX Bagged Upright – UH30600 compare?

    Assembly – Putting the Hoover together is quite easy, and it takes only a few minutes to attach the handle and the front cover holding a preinstalled bag. After attaching the carry on accessories, I was ready to vacuum. Figuring out how to attach the hand powered nozzle and keep it attached was the only glitch, and a minor one at that.

    Features and Dimensions –
    At 18.4 pounds, this Hoover model is relatively heavy and should gain a couple more pounds as the bag fills. Someone with back problems or arthritis might want to seek out a lighter vacuum cleaner.

    The 12 amp power is more than adequate, so much so that I was able to lift a 3.5 pound can of tomato juice several feet by using the hose end. That’s some impressive suction.

    The fifteen inch wide swath of the Hoover speeds up vacuuming. The 30 foot cord reduces the number of time consuming replugs, and the 180 inch attachment hose is great for reaching high places and multiple steps.

    My personal preference has always been a bagged vacuum cleaner, especially one with HEPA bags and filters. The cloth like bags are said to trap 99.7% of dust and pollens. In addition, the vacuum also carries a washable secondary filter to protect the motor and a washable final filter for filtering air returning to the room.

    Bag check indicator – Seems convenient and useful, but I’ve never had one that was completely reliable.

    Drop off bag removal – Push a lever and the bag falls into a waiting trash can. Seems gimmicky and marginally useful. I’d rather have the control of removing a full and heavy bag myself. Update /30/11 – Changed the bag and it did not drop off by itself; I had to pull it off. Also noticed that the fill hole is in the middle of the bag, not the top. The bag still filled, but I prefer a bag with an opening at the top.

    Performance and Comfort – The vacuum appears to pick up rather well; I can hear the dirt particles flying into the bag and if one is not careful light scatter rugs can get sucked up into the roller. In front of our sliding glass doors we keep floor mats that collect quite a bit of dirt in the course of a day. The Hoover cleans them quickly and thoroughly.

    Pushing and maneuvering this Hoover takes some effort, but I look at it as good exercise. I don’t like running the revolving brush on the hardwood floor, so I use the convenient carrying handle to lift the upright from one carpeted area to another. Another option is to use the step on brush roll shut off control. To turn the brush back on, just step on the control again.

    Like many uprights, this one has an adjustable seven position height adjustment. Push down on the control knob located on the base to the desired position. For most users this isn’t a task that has to be repeated often once the ideal height is found.

    Final Thoughts
    I think this vacuum is a good buy for the money and stacks up well to the Eureka Boss. The tool less roller and belt access is a great design, and the convenience of carry on tools is wonderful. Perhaps the best feature of all is the air-powered hand tool attachment. I’ve had this feature on previous vacuums but the tool on this vacuum excels. The brush roll turns powerfully and is fabulous for vacuuming steps.

    NOISE – As much as I love vacuums, they are inherently noisy, and this Hoover Windtunnel is no exception. Using a sound level meter (bought on a whim from Amazon) , I got a reading of 80 decibels on this new vacuum. My Hoover Platinum upright registered the same decibel level. My small Hoover canister reaches 102 decibels, a Panasonic canister reaches 85, and for quiet vacuuming our cordless Electrolux Ergorapida reaches 77 decibels. Happy Vacuuming.

    Final Final Thought 10/20/11 – Recently while vacuuming I was thinking there should be some kind of clip to hold the cord in place. I looked under the handle and there it was. As Mrs. Spudman would say, “All you have to do is look.”

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  2. 86 of 89 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Comparison of bagged Max to bagless T series Windtunnel, September 20, 2011
    This review is from: Hoover Windtunnel MAX Bagged Upright – UH30600 (Misc.)
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    This is a review of the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max UH30600 upright vacuum (bagged).

    I will also compare this model to the Hoover Wind Tunnel T series rewind UH70120 (bagless) upright vacuum.

    I bought the bagless Hoover from Amazon 12 months ago. As of today it is the highest rated bagless upright on consumer reports.

    The bagged Hoover Max is in the top 10 of bagged uprights on consumer reports and marked as a best buy.

    Both are 12 amp.

    PROS for the Max Bagged:
    1. It REALLY cleans deep down. Even on the highest setting, which I do not normally use, it left deep vacuum marks on the carpet. It cleans better than the bagless. However, it is sucking up the dirt with so much suction that it is almost difficult to maneuver the vacuum cleaner. You have to muscle it.
    2. The attachment hose is about 4 feet longer than on the bagless model I have.
    3. The power cord is 29 feet on the Max.
    4. It picks up pet hair really well.
    5. It has 2 filters. No dust blew around at all during use.
    6. It worked fine on a bare floor.
    PROs for the bagless:
    1. The bagless vacuum is cheaper to purchase and you don’t need to buy bags ever (just filters).
    2. It is easier to vacuum with. It pushes easier. The height adjustment turns easier. It is almost runs along the carpet by itself.
    3. It picks up pet hair very well. It does a fine job cleaning.
    4. It has a cord rewinder.
    5. The bagless has a washable filter at the top of the canister and a hepa filter at the bottom of the canister.
    CONS for the Max Bagged:
    1. 2 bags cost $7.44 on Amazon right now and it is not eligible for prime shipping.
    2. No cord retractor
    3. Hard to maneuver and adjust the vacuum because the suction is so strong. (strong suction is obviously a positive thing as well)
    4. You can turn off the brushroll so that it uses suction only for bare floors or high carpet. I tried this on some throw rugs. It worked fine on one with rubber backing but it would not work on a throw rug without rubber backing. I could not move the vacuum cleaner at all.
    CONS for the bagless:
    1. It’s a royal pain to clean the dirt out of the canister. Dust goes all over the place. You get dirty.
    2. The cord is too short and the attachment hose is REALLY too short.
    3. It’s a good thing to have a washable filter but it’s also a pain to wash it. Then you have to let it dry before you can put it back into the vacuum.

    So in conclusion, I think the bagless is more environmentally friendly and easier to vacuum with and much cheaper over the long run. However the bagged Max cleans dirt out of carpets better than the bagless vacuum and the bagged Max is easier to maintain.

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