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and that was a good performer, it was really heavy and I was ...
July 23, 2016
We had an older (at least 15 years) Hoover WindTunnel, and that was a good performer, it was really heavy and I was looking for something a bit lighter and more modern. Then, I saw that Consumer Reports rated this one pretty well, so I took a chance, and it's pretty nice.
This vacuum cleaner has plenty of power, but there are a couple of things that kept it from getting all 5 stars:
1- The noise this thing makes.is pretty annoying. It's quieter than our older unit, but this one makes a high-pitched whine. Think of a 737 idling at the terminal. Not that loud, but I'll be wearing earplugs when using this.
2- The light on this thing is more of a novelty than a useful addition. It's mounted above the cleaning portion of the cleaner on the handle. When you use the vacuum cleaner, the light doesn't point at the floor, but at your wall. I guess the engineers wanted to allow you to admire photos and memorabilia mounted on your walls, as you work.
3- Accessories. The accessories include a collapsing wand that collapses when it's in use., so I needed to keep pulling it out. Fortunately, the accessories from my older unit still fit, so I'm good with it.