Rated 2 out of 5 by ChrisY NOT the Hoover vacuum of the Whirlpool past!
I purchased this vacuum 6 months ago to replace an aging Hoover vacuum from 2004. Much to my surprise this machine is NOT as sturdy, easy to operate or clean as well etc as the one from many years past. Taking the bagless unit apart to clean it is a painful chore and putting it back together is even worse. Suction on this unit is not as good as the other Hoover vacuums I've owned.
Was also disappointed in the cleaning tools (or lack thereof). Power switch is in an inconvenient place below the handle. It is also too light because it likes to "skip" over the top of the carpet instead of staying against the surface to really clean.
Overall a disappointing purchase that I will replace soon with another brand. This vacuum is mostly suitable as a cheap unit for a dorm room or someone that does limited cleaning.
June 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WB70 Great
I bought this last month, it works great, clean carpet very good.
June 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JAF1960 Recommended with one caveat
I bought this vacuum after much shopping and comparing and my decision came down to the fact that Consumer Reports rated this particular model very highly. I got a great deal through JCP. When I went to assemble the vacuum the screw that attaches the neck to the unit was not the correct screw. It worked without the neck attached, the screw went into the threads correctly, but once the neck was into the slot the screw was not long enough to meet the threads. I called the 800 # on the vacuum and the young man that helped me was very courteous. He did acknowledge that occasionally there will be the wrong screw included and he is sending me a correct screw. In the mean while I used a screw from my own tool box, which worked beautifully. The vacuum lives up to everything that CR said and I really like it a lot. Easy to use and empty. So, as long as you are not taken by surprise by the possibility of a screw for a different model being in your delivered model... I can highly recommend this model. BTW, this is the 2nd Hoover I have owned, the last one worked beautifully from 1997-2012. Hoover is excellent.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alisonmayne Amazing!
I bought this vacuum at a big box store because I had a gift card. I have 2 long haired dogs and I was using a much smaller vacuum that worked for both the hardwood and carpet I had. The second dog coming in changed the whole dynamic and I needed to upgrade the vacuum. We read some reviews and decided to try this vacuum and I'm so glad we did! This vacuum is awesome! The pet hair attachment has little rubber fins that pick up loose hair like a charm. It works so well on the couch cover and the duvet cover and it is super quick and easy. The crevice tool is really long, so it's actually effective and it has an extender which puts it right over the edge for me. We read some reviews that say this vacuum is loud, but once I saw how effective and easy it is, the volume did not matter at all. I actually never found it that loud. It goes from carpet to hardwood very easily and since the floor brush is so wide, it cleans more area at once and that is fantastic. I bought this 9 days ago and I've probably vacuumed 4 or 5 times because I'm so happy with the results.
February 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by cleaningkatie Would buy this brand and model again
I'm very happy with the Hoover Wind Tunnel Upright Vacuum UH70210. I am a cleaning freak and vacuum daily. We have a combination of hardwood floors lower level and carpet upstairs. We have three dogs who shed. This machine is capable of removing all the dog hair in the carpet and so far has never clogged or had decreased suction capabilities due to heavy use. Very impressed with the ease in emptying the canister too! The machine was easy to put together out of the box, has excellent suction, is lightweight and easy to maneuver. I recommend the electrical cord be longer and attached at the top of the unit rather than at the bottom. I also recommend a softer plastic material be used for the attachment hose...it is stiff and a little hard to manage. Overall I'm very pleased with this vacuum and will replace with another one if and when the time comes.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lana Would highly recommend this vacuum
Would highly recommend this vacuum, especially if you have pets. Very durable, great suction, retractable cord, easy to clean.
January 19, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Captin Kirk Power
Its a okay vacume wish it had some more power and it was able to be broken down a little smaller so it would not take up most of my closet space.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by rralston02 I bought this vacuum back in 2010. I loved it from the minute I bought it. The suction is wonderful and never lets up. I have 3 dogs, 2 cats and a bird. I don't pick up my bird feathers like I probably should and I only vacuum once a week. This vacuum is a beast and cuts through dog hair and feathers with ease. I DO dump the container often (about 1-2 times per room) because it is on the small side and I also make sure that the little holes that lead to the filter stay clean. I have NEVER had a clog on my vacuum. It might be luck but I think it is because I have kept up with maintenance. The only issue that has recently occurred (within the last month) is with the plug, it does not want to stay out. I think that is to be expected though since the vacuum is coming up on three years old. I just put a hair clip on it and go with it. I still love my vacuum just like I did on day one and if something happens to this one I will buy another one just like it, if I find one available. I do and have recommend this product.
July 7, 2013