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Hoover Elite Cyclonic Canister, S3825

by Hoover
45 customer reviews

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  • 12 amp bagless canister vacuum cleaner for carpets and bare-floor surfaces
  • Fingertip controls adjust suction-control valve or turn brushroll on/off
  • Multi-stage cyclonic technology separates dust and debris; HEPA media filter
  • Adjustable-height wand; on-board attachments; bottom-empty dirt cup; cord rewind
  • Measures approximately 26 by 16 by 15-4/5 inches

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Product Description

The Hoover Elite Cyclonic Bagless Canister with a powerful 12amp motor features Multi-Stage Cyclonic technology for powerful suction. The first stage separates larger debris into the outer chamber, the second stage separates the fine dust into the center chamber, and the third stage utilizes a filter to catch any remaining dust allergens that may have escaped the first two stages. The convenient fingertip controls located in the handle allows the user to easily control the on/off function for the brushroll. A simple push of a button turns the brushroll off for cleaning bare floors or on for carpets. The suction control valve conveniently located on the handle grip allows you to control the suction on the surface that is being cleaned. Less suction for delicate surfaces to full suction for deep cleaning carpets and bare floors. The All Surface Power Nozzle with headlight is designed to remove deep down dirt from carpets and safely clean bare floors. A powerful brushroll provides brushing action for deep cleaning and grooming carpets, and with the roller brush turned off the nozzle is engineered to provide safe and efficient cleaning of all bare floor surfaces. The large capacity bottom-empty dirt cup saves you time and you will not need to empty the cup as often. The cleaner comes with an automatic cord rewind featuring a 25' cord that easily pulls out and automatically zips back in. The telescopic wand can easily be adjusted up or down to the proper operating position for each user, allowing for extended reach when cleaning high, hard to get places. The grip and nozzle are designed with a quick disconnect for instant conversion to hard surface or above floor cleaning. The Hepa media filter traps 99.97% of dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns. Combined with Multi-Stage Cyclonic Technology, you get two of the industry's best filtration technologies in one cleaner.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 16 x 15.8 inches ; 27 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 30.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • Item model number: S3825
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,025,987 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Hahn on February 15, 2009
Our Hoover wind tunnel vacuum was beginning to show some wear after 6 years (power cord insulation broken) so we decided to spend a little more money and buy a Dyson DC14. As soon as it was out of the box and turned on it made a horrible grinding racket so it went right back in the box and back to the store. I was gun shy about buying another vacuum and spent a lot more time trying them out. Having owned several Hoover vacuums including a carpet cleaner that I love, I began to think I shouldn't stray from a reliable brand but I was still open-minded as I shopped and used several different brands and models at the store. I found the Hoover Elite Cyclonic to be the best that I tried. It is very simple to operate, with common sense, intuitive hookups between the canister and hose and the hose and wand. The adjustable wand is heavy duty metal and clicks quickly and easily in and out of the power nozzle. The power nozzle itself has a light and a powered, spinning brush that I like. The cyclone canister holds plenty of dust and lint and is easy to empty. I was leery about buying a canister since I have always found uprights easy to move around but I have absolutely no trouble handling the Elite Cyclonic. The adjustable handle is a plus since I am tall and my wife is shorter, and we can both vacuum comfortably. An absolute plus given my worn electrical cord problem is the automatic cord reel, which winds the cord into the canister body at the touch of a spring-loaded button. The vacuum is powerful and pulled dust, lint, and hair out of the carpet as well as the Dyson I used, but with none of the noise and flimsyness that I experienced with that brand.Read more ›
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 1, 2009
My previous vacuum was one of the upright yellow Dyson vacuums, so I'm comparing the Hoover bagless Cyclonic to the Dyson since many people may be wondering if they should go with an upright or a canister, or whether they should buy the high-tech Dyson or a tried-and-true Hoover. (I went through the same process.)

On the plus side, it is more maneuverable than the Dyson upright. By virtue of being a canister, it reaches under furniture better than any upright. The hose is longer than the Dyson's. (I was always dragging the Dyson around to reach the corners when I had to use the hose + attachment-- a MAJOR pain.) It's easier to change attachments than a Dyson. The cord is retractable, and therefore easier to organize than the Dyson. It cleans staircases easier than an upright. It's bagless like the Dyson, and is as easy to empty. It seems to pick up much more fuzz on carpets than the Dyson did-- I was astounded at how much fuzz came up the first time I used it, and I had used the Dyson for months before. Also, the Dyson did not do a great job on wood floors-- I always ended up using the little round brush attachment; the Hoover Cyclonic Bagless does an excellent job on wood floors when you use the wide brush attachment (not the carpet-cleaner w/spinners).

On the down side, it is noisier than the Dyson. It has a high whine that I find annoying enough to wear earplugs when I vacuum. I'm pretty sensitive to noise though and even wear earplugs when I blow-dry my hair, so the proverbial grain of salt might be appropriate. And per the mfr, the HEPA filter is not lifetime like the Dyson, but I've only owned it for less than 4 months, and so far, so good.

I am very happy with the Hoover. I paid about $199 at Sears (on sale), and would definitely say it does a better job than the $400 upright yellow Dyson that I used to own. Don't waste your money on the Dyson-- buy the Hoover Cyclonic. It simply does everything better at half the price.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Man With Dog on February 11, 2010
When this vacuum works as it should, it's great. However, it has serious design flaws that make it not work well or not work at all. There is a severe bend in the suction path at the handle and a connection assembly inside the handle that severely restricts the suction path. This results in clogs at the handle that are difficult to clear and cause a complete lack of suction. I've also had to clear clogs in the middle of the hose. One reviewer said that there is no suction and no clog. I suspect that there is a clog but it's not easy to find clogs in this handle/hose configuration.

A second design flaw is in the power brush head. The belt is stretched over a spindle that makes the brush turn. There is nothing that holds the belt on other than friction and it slips off easily if anything stops the brush from spinning. This may be intended to prevent the belt from breaking and it seems to fulfill this purpose. However, to get to the belt to put it back on requires removing and replacing seven screws some of which aren't easy to get to. Since the belt comes off fairly easily, it's a major inconvenience to have to disassemble the head this way. A final problem is that the retracting cord mechanism is now stuck in "retract mode"
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By liveoak on February 17, 2009
i don't usually like rating products so soon after purchase, but more reviews are needed on this product.

so far this unit works great. it's nice knowing how much dust this unit picks up because when you empty it you can see it. the power nozzle works great it seems to get deep into the carpet and makes it feel more plush after vacuuming. mine came with an attachment for hard surfaces and it also works quite well although it's very basic.

my wife says it's fun to use and much quieter than our old vac. she likes the long cord that retracts and she says it's easy to vacuum under beds and furniture compared to a non canister type vac.

as long as the unit holds up i would definitely recommend this vacuum.

UPDATE: After a year and a half of light use I would no longer reccommend this vac. Every time we use it now it gets really hot and the cord retracts on its own after about 2 minutes of use. I maintain this as per instructions and I expected to get at least 5 years out of a vacuum. I guess they just don't make em like they used to.
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