- 3 channels of suction that remove dirt with less scatter.
- Clean more areas of their homes without re-plugging thanks to the 28-foot automatic cord rewind.
- Multi-Cyclonic Technology, 12 cyclones separate particles of dirt before reaching the filter with less frequent filter rinsing.
- Folding Handle, for easy, convenient storage in small spaces.
- On-Board Tools: Dusting Brush, 24″ Telescoping Extension Wand, Pet Turbo Tool, Pet Static Tool
Hoover WindTunnel MAX Pet Plus Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Upright
Amped up with pet hair grabbing tools. The Hoover WindTunnel MAX Pet Plus Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum takes whole-home cleaning to a whole new level. WindTunnel MAX Technology offers 3 channels of suction to remove dirt with less scatter while 12 cyclones separate fine particles of dirt. Cover above floor cleaning up to 15 ft. and multiple floor types with 7 floor settings. Then when you’re finished, retract the 28 ft. auto cord rewind in seconds. PRODUCT FEATURES Cord Rewind with 28′ Cord Gently tap the pedal to retract the cord in seconds. Folding Handle Minimize the space you need to conveniently store in closets or crowded areas.
Hoover vs. Dyson, Round 2,
Well. It’s as if they read my review and decided to take it as a challenge. I’m floored by how great this vacuum is. If you’re debating whether to spend the extra money on a Dyson or go for this one, I’d say the gap has been significantly closed. So let’s go over some of the improvements and pros and cons:
This vacuum has a long, retractable cord. It’s awesome. ALL vacuums should have long, retractable cords! My Dyson and the WindTunnel 2 do not have retractable cords.
GETTING INTO TIGHT SPACES
This vacuum has a better head than its predecessor. The older version had a taller head that made it impossible to get into smallish spaces (under cabinets and couches, for instance). This one has a lower lead-in that allows you to get it into tighter spots. Dyson still wins in this category, though– their head gets into tighter spaces still.
Big canister. Better than Dyson’s. You don’t have to dump it as often. Love it!
The only major-ish drawback to this vacuum, in my opinion, is that it’s weighty to push around. Not terrible, but it’s not as much of a breeze as the Dyson Animal, which turns at any angle you want and is very lightweight to push.
Excellent. Good placement, they stay put, and they work well.
An improvement over their WindTunnel 2, which had a straining sound that made me worry the motor was always about to die. This one has no such noise.
Excellent. All three vacuums suck up dirt about equally.
I’m seriously impressed by the progress Hoover has made on an affordable vacuum that rivals one that costs nearly four times as much! In fact, it beats it in many categories. If they can get the maneuverability improved, they will be the clear winner in my mind.
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Powerful with lots of features, but heavy,
It is very powerful, it picked up stuff that my other vacuums left behind. I only had to empty the dust bin twice while cleaning my entire house (the second time was after I’d finished vacuuming, and there was still plenty of room in the bin at that point, I just didn’t want to store it with dust and dirt in there).
This vacuum seems louder than others, but it’s difficult to tell for sure. Perhaps the louder noise is due to the greater suction power.
It has a washable filter, plus a carbon filter to prevent bad smells. This vacuum was designed with pets in mind, so something to prevent odor is probably a good idea. It comes with 2 different attachments geared towards picking up pet hair, also. Both seem useful, but I’ve been using the crevice tool more than any other — it is strong enough to pull the dust clumps out from under furniture without having to put it all the way under.
The flexible hose is fantastic, and easy to detach and reattach. The attachments are all stored on the vacuum itself, which I also like a lot. The crevice tool stores inside the extension wand to save space.
The retractable cord has to be my favorite feature of all, though — I don’t know why every vacuum does not have this feature! It is also a nice long cord, Pulling the cord out is easy. The lever for pulling the cord back in is at foot-level, so there’s no bending down required for this, and it is strong enough to pull the cord back without having to help it along at all.
The pedal for turning on or off the brush-bar is also easy to operate with a foot, and the power button is on the top of the handle. When the handle is locked upright, the brush-bar remains off. However, as soon as you lean the handle back to start vacuuming, the brush bar always turns on. If you’re on hard floor, you have to push the lever to turn it off every single time. I would prefer if the brush bar would stay in whatever state it was in when you turned it off.
There are settings for floor type (7 of them), but I haven’t really noticed a difference when vacuuming my area rugs.. I’ve tried all 7 settings including bare floor, and it all felt pretty much the same to me and cleaned the rug just as well.
I haven’t had to clean the brush bar yet, but I think that this will be very annoying once I have to do it. There are 6 screws that have to be removed in order to get the brush bar out.
Overall, I am impressed by this vacuum. It has great suction, and great attachments and features. My biggest concern is the weight. If you are strong, this vacuum cleaner is perfect and it’s value priced.
1. RETRACTABLE CORD
2. Nice flexible hose
3. Easy to attach/detach tools that all store on the vacuum itself
4. Nice and powerful
5. Washable filter, plus carbon filter to prevent odor
7. Easy to operate, power button on handle and the rest of the controls are foot pedals
8. Fold-down handle for storage
9. Big — you don’t have to empty the bin as often, and it cleans more in one pass
1. Very heavy, hard to push around
2. Big — even with the foldable handle, it still might be difficult to store if you don’t have a lot of space
3. It always starts with the brush-bar on (when the handle is not in the upright locked position), and you have to press the pedal to turn it off if you’re on hard floor. I wish that it would stay in whatever state it was in when you turned the vacuum off.
4. Removing the brush-bar requires removing 6 screws.
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