Last week we received a Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Upright UH70105 from Hoover and I thought I’d take it home and take it for a spin, stretch its wheels a bit. If you read our last article The Places We Sometimes Forget to Vacuum, you’ll know the extent at which I put this powerful machine to the test.
At around $100 this machine is pretty financially accessible, and it doesn’t lack the most important bells and whistles that you wouldn’t want to skip out on. Here’s a breakdown of some of the machine’s details.
Hoover WindTunnel Vacuum Specs
Weight: 15.7 pounds
Cord Length: 27ft
Filters: HEPA Filtration
Ease of Maintenance: Easy-Access Brushroll and Maintenance Panel
Accessories: Air-Powered Hand Tool, Upholstery Brush, Crevice Tool, and 12” Extension Wand
Motor Amps: 12 Amps
Height Adjustment: 5 Different Levels
First Thoughts About the Hoover Windtunnel Bagless Upright Vacuum.
There are much more details, of course, but these are some of the most important to an average gal, or fella like myself.
Setting up this machine was a snap. About 30 seconds after I opened the box I was ready to start plowing through the neglected field of carpet in my little home. At first glance, the machine is a pleasing blueish gray, with a fair don’t-mess-around demeanor.
The first thing that struck me was the amount of power this machine had vs. how quiet it was. I was impressed by the suction, really impressed. I tackled the living room, nursery, hallway, and master bedroom in a breeze. I tried my best to follow my own advice in Vaccum Your Way to Good Health, but hitting the same spots 5-7 times is taxing on the brain.
How About Different Floor Type Performance?
The Hoover WindTunnel UH70105 has adjustable settings for floor coverage height. I bent down, clicked the knob to the lowest settings and got back to work on the kitchen and bathrooms. It cleaned like a breeze, but it still had some hard times in the corners, like most vacuums. The accessories are connected to the machine, so locating the crevice tool to get those hard-to-reach spots was fast and simple.
My mother always taught me to take my shoes off before coming in the house when I was little, so even now I take them off almost first thing when I get home. I’m used to vacuuming without shoes on, so I can always feel when there’s a little fine layer of dust or debris after sweeping hard surfaces. But after using the UH70105, there was nothing to feel, everything was gone. It was a good feeling not having to brush my feet off.
At one point during use, the belt did slip off the motor when I went from the vinyl floors back to the carpet without adjusting the height. So I had to take it apart, which was a breeze requiring no tools, to reattach it. It only took a couple minutes, so it wasn’t a big concern.
Cleanup After the Cleanup.
For a few years during college, I was too broke to buy new bags for my heavy old hand-me-down machine my parents gave to me. I did the unthinkable, I would take the bag out, wrap a handkerchief around my face and pull all the debris out of my bag and use it again. I know how unsanitary that was now, but it didn’t seem to bother me then.
But with this Hoover WindTunnel Bagless machine, I was in heaven. I just pressed a button and dumped the contents into the trash. Some of it got stuck, so I still had to reach my hand in there to get the larger portion of the debris, but it was pretty painless. I didn’t sneeze the entire time cleaning my house until this moment. This is the most important time to protect yourself if you have allergies, or if you just don’t want any of that rubbish getting into your lungs.
How is the Windtunnel Vacuum overall?
We’ve used a lot of different machines around here, from machines over $1,000 to hadvacs that cost less than $50. For the money, we say this machine is top-notch.
*Bagless saves you time and money.
*HEPA filter, for some healthy cleaning
*Lightweight, with accessories easy-to-access.
*27ft cord so you spend more time cleaning, less time finding power plugs.
*Powerful motor and suction
Emptying the dirt canister can get messy
Doesn’t auto-adjust to floor types, like some vacuums
Belt slipped off during use.
If you’re in the market for a new vacuum and you don’t want to spend a whole heap of money for the extra features of some of this vacuum’s other Hoover competitors, we give two thumbs up with 4 ½ stars!
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