Reviews for Hoover Power Drive Bagless Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Swivel Steering, for Pet Hair, UH74210M, Purple
People say Hoover is really similar to Dyson.
very good suction
I bought this right before the red was on sale, and i'm not disappointed in it's performance. First of all assembly is a snap, it's 95% assembled. You just snap in the long hose attachment and the handle and you can vacuum already. It comes with 3 attachments, one long thin hose for like along the edge of floors and tight locations, one brush attachment, and one i think is motorized for like couches? Wasn't s sure but you get that as well. I had a floor model of this cyclone technology and it did such a good job i got this stand up model. The suction can be adjusted i guess if you want lower for using the hand held items. What i like and is similar to dyson products is the canister can just pop out with one button at the top and then you just open the bottom and all the junk comes out. So very easy to empty. It has a hepa filter at the bottom and i didn't check to see if it's a rinseable type, but it's there. The power cord is very long so you can do a typical size living room pretty easily. My floor model lasted me a very long time, forgot how many years i had it, i rated durability a little less on the stand up model only because it clicks up to lock standing but you step on the bottom roller section and pull back to release the lock, and i just can imagine some plastic wearing out and it not locking in place anymore. Its not tragic, vacuum will still work, just wont stand by itself it that breaks so a 3 for that as i thought design could be better. Overall, it's sucking up... Read More
Impressed early on!
UPDATE: As of today 07/12/21 my happy review of this vacuum cleaner has turned sad. the column that locks the main body to the removable wand, now won't lock. So the wand just spins in that column and pulls out, Unusable now.... I received this just a month ago so I can't speak to the reliability over a long stretch but in this month of using it I have nothing but good to report. the Suction is incredible and if you are for some reason not wanting strong suction, you can dial it down. It picks up an incredible amount from my carpets The pet hair attachment blows me away. I use it to clean off all the surfaces of my cat's cat tree, makes that chore effortless and cleans those surfaces very well. It's not 'quiet' but it isn't as loud as my Dyson... which I have now tossed. I like that it is broad based so that when using the handheld it doesn't easily tip over. the hose could be longer, sure but hey, a great vacuum at a great price? I'm not complaining
WOW the Suction is unreal
I purchased this vacuum to replace my Dyson that I paid a lot of money for that clearly can't handle 4 dogs. I won't even get into anymore since this is supposed to be about the Hoover. Got it yesterday and snapped it all together in just a few minutes. Basically just attaching the handle and some extras. Went right to work on the area rug. The suction was unreal and moving it all around was nicer than my Dyson. They have the entire on a ball system down. It sucked so much dust and dog hair from that rug that I had always swept regular with my Dyson that I didn't even realize was there. The attachments are nice specially the small roller brush which was great for the couch. You can adjust the suction power also which is nice for small rugs an curtains. The only small down fall I found is when you are pulling it back towards you, you notice how heavy it is compared to say my Dyson however for the cleaning power I am willing to deal with this and it could just be something with my type of area rug that I was on. Overall a great buy for the money and if it last just 2 years it was way cheaper than a Dyson and worked way better.
Love it-- sticks right to the floor and picks up everything!!
So glad I got this! We had a Dyson Animal Canister that was very heavy and cumbersome to move around in our home, and thankfully it finally gave up and stopped suctioning. We have a big longer haired dog who sheds a normal amount and we vacuum weekly- a mix of hardwood and high pile carpet can make finding a vacuum that is nimble and strong a challenge. Even if this one only lasts a few years, it has been worth the price and I'll get another one. There aren't weird buttons or endless gadgets to deal with (just on/off, brush on/off), the head swivel is fantastic for reaching under furniture at odd angles, the tools that it comes with are just what I use, and the canister comes apart for cleaning very easily. I only wish for a retractable cord since the cord is long enough to leave rooms or go to a different floor, but I am also fine with one less weight-adding feature. Not as lightweight as some in this price range, but the motor is very very strong and the brushes really get in there. The handle/wand could be longer or have a telescope feature- I can reach our ceilings without a problem, but I am also tall. The brushes can be a bit tricky to take apart and clean, but you do get the hand of it after the first time.
Great, Less Expensive Alternative to a Dyson
We adopted two dogs during the pandemic stay-at-home and even though they don't shed much, we are still dealing with a lot of dog hair. This Hoover has been great at getting everything cleaned up. The suction is great, but most vacuums are when you first buy them. The ergonomics are great - it feels very sturdy but isn't hard to push around. I like the lighting on the front of the vacuum for getting under furniture and the additional tools are easy to use. There's a small brush attachment for furniture that is great. Very easy to empty the canister without getting dirt all over you. I love that the beater bar doesn't collect hair and it is amazing at picking up dog hair.
tHiS tHiNg SuCkS
This is a great vacuum with a throw away price. This is my second purchase of this vacuum. The first one lasted me two years before it started to lose suction and give up. Even after buying two, i am probably still at less than half the price of a Dyson. Having owned both a Dyson and this Hoover, I would say there is very little difference between the two in suction, maneuverability, and build quality. The big difference is the price. You cant go wrong with this Hoover.
Great Value, Great Price
My old vacuum died recently & I was hoping to find a new one with really good suction & at a great price. I'm on a budget, so a Dyson was not in the picture. The Hoover Power Drive has been great so far. Very easy to assemble, easier than my old Windtunnel. The suction is really good but I especially appreciate the maneuverability. So far, so good!!
Just as good as the Dyson!
I previously had a Dyson which I used for many years. When it finally gave up I had to make a decision whether to spend the money again on another Dyson (the pet hair model). I didn't want to spend that much so I ordered this Hoover and I love it. It's just as powerful as the much more expensive Dyson. The only quibble I have is the cord could be a bit longer and the hose could definitely be longer. I sometimes knock the vacuum over when trying to stretch the hose out a bit. Neither of those issues are deal breakers. This is a good vacuum and recommended.
Big bang for the buck
We have been loyal Dyson owners for 10+ years and were ready for a change. Two dogs, three teens and floors that are hard to maintain. The Dyson Animal was just not cutting it. Took a chance on the Hoover and we are pretty happy. Easy maneuverability, very good suction, easy to dump bin. Only complaints: no retractable cord (it is a long one), bin max line is low--we fill it up very quickly and it is heavy. For the price tag, it was worth it. It does a solid job and I feel like it is a quality product.
Heavy but good suction
It seems to work well on dog hair and has great suction power. It picked up sand my dyson missed. It turned off the rollers when I went from one rug to another. Had to turn it off and back on. Safety feature or bug? It’s really heavy. My arm is going to have to get built up before this is comfortable. .