Rated 4 out of 5 by Samcar1 Great value, sturdy machine
We bought this 2.5 years ago and pitted it against our brand new Roomba 880 (same night). We were shocked at how much dog and cat hair and other gunk it picked up. It's like having new carpet!
The "no-touch" debris disposal can be gross, and I do have to shake the canister or reach up inside (with a bamboo skewer) to get compacted stuff, even though I empty it after every single use. But at least this schtuff isn't on my floors anymore!
I also have the hot machine problem, but I try not to vacuum more than a couple of spaces at a time (for a number of reasons!).
The telescoping extension tube collapses on itself from time to time, so I make sure I twist the integrated coupler extra tight. The turbo tool has stopped working, despite being clean, so I'll contact Hoover about that. Since 90% of my vacuuming is flat floors, I can say that this machine is really good, esp considering our 3 long-haired pets and 2 active tweens.
July 14, 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 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 Redwoodturtle Well designed and rugged for home use UH70210
I bought this over 7 years ago and today is the first day I have had to replace the belt. Having kept it clean, washing the washable filter regularly and emptying it after each go through the house it is on to its second dog. It cleans my laminate floors, oriental carpets and wall to wall carpeting well. I only knew the belt needed replacing when I saw the brush stopped turning whenever I pulled back as I swept the carpets. Keep making them Hoover they make having Australian Cattle Dogs easy, at least in the hair removal task.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caveman What a machine
We did reasearch and so happy with the Hoover. Never knew how much dirt and dog hair was in our carpets
September 21, 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scooter63 Great at picking up cat fur!
When I first purchased this vacuum, the belt kept slipping off during every use. Then I had the idea to go to a smaller-sized belt. The one that was factory-installed apparently isn't the correct size. I haven't had any problems since then. Because I have 3 cats, two of them long-haired, I clean the filter after every second use. It works like new. So one simple belt replacement solved the slippage problem.
August 22, 2016
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