Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400)

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  • Sub Brand: Air Steerable
  • Collection Type: Bagless
  • Product Type: Upright Vacuum
  • Amps: 11 amps
  • Filtration Type: HEPA
  • Color: Gray
  • Edge Cleaning: Yes
  • Hose Length: 12 ft.
  • Auto Cord Rewind: No
  • Accessories: Crevice Tool
  • Lightweight: Yes
  • Self-Propelled: No
  • Cleaning Path Width: 12-1/2 in.
  • Assembled Height: 43-1/2 in.
  • Motorized Brush Roll: Yes
  • Warranty: 5 year
  • Built In Accessory Storage: Yes
  • Swivel Head: Yes
  • Brush Type: Agitator
  • Multi-Surface: Yes
  • Assembled Width: 12-1/2 in.
  • Cord Length: 30 ft.
  • Headlight: Yes
  • Assembled Depth: 13-1/2 in.
  • Adjustable Height: Manual
  • Surface Type: All Purpose
  • Corded or Cordless: Corded
  • Safety Rated: UL
  • Move from carpet to hard floor with a press of a button
  • Removable D-Grip handle wand
  • Quick Fot hose
  • 14 feet above the floor cleaning reach
  • 2-in-1 crevice tool


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Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400)
 
3.7

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Suction power at its best!

This is my first experience owning a Hoover vacuum cleaner. For my comprehensive review, I will compare the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 head to head with the current one I...Read complete review

This is my first experience owning a Hoover vacuum cleaner. For my comprehensive review, I will compare the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 head to head with the current one I own which is a Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner. The Dyson DC25 has great suction power and the cyclonic technology maintains its no-loss suction. Upon opening the box, the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max needed minimal assembly, the 2-in-one crevice tool attachments goes into the slot and the handle bar/extension wand goes into a slot in the main vacuum unit and you are ready to use it. The vacuum unit is accented with green on mainly dark gray color and the turbo cleaning tool comes standard with the attachments. My thoughts (as compared to the Dyson DC25 All Floors): DESIGN: the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 sports a similar modern design just like the Dyson DC25 All Floors MINUS the ball. In place of the ball is a pivoting hinge where all the twisting and turning is performed in the unit. Both vacuum cleaners are based on the Cyclonic Technology which was pioneered by Dyson and this technology is suppose to maintain a no-loss of suction in your vacuum cleaner. It is both bagless with a dirt cup/dust bin but Hoover's has a much larger capacity, around 25 percent larger than Dyson's. A larger capacity dirt cup translates to less emptying and provides longer cleaning time. Both have a clear, transparent nozzle/cleaning head where you can see the rolling of the brushes. This is very useful where you can visually inspect if the brush has a lot of debris entanglements without turning the unit over. The Hoover which weighs less than 15.6 lbs is a tad lighter than the Dyson DC25 which weighs just over 16 lbs. MANEUVERABILITY/STEERABILITY: this is where things start taking off for the Hoover. Although Dyson "invented" the ball design where the vacuum's directional path can be changed with a simple twist of your wrist, Hoover created a smooth pivoting hinge where swiveling and turning is SIGNIFICANTLY easier and smoother compared to Dyson's ball concept. There is more fluidity in motion with the Hoover in going over your vacuuming path. And Hoover's weight-to-steering ratio compensates for any kind of over-steering as you twist and turn, push and pull the vacuum cleaner. Since the Hoover doesn't have a ball, it is able to reach deeper in tight places with no interference. Hoover has a no brainer advantage when it comes to the vacuum's reach and maneuverability. SUCTION POWER: this is where the WOW factor kicks in. The Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 provides a lot of power despite being light. My rough estimates conclude that the Hoover has at least 30-40 percent more suction power compared to the Dyson. I can attest to this fact when vacuuming, the Hoover sometimes SUCKS THE CARPET IN! And I am talking about permanently placed carpets just like the ones in your living room or bedroom. Despite its light weight and this particular Hoover vacuum is geared towards ordinary household use, it gives out industrial strength suction power. Hands down, the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 beats the Dyson DC25 All Floors in the suction department. And just like the Dyson, it is totally sealed, no dust coming out from the unit. You can tell just by sniffing: there are no "dust-smell" that lingers in the air right after using the Hoover. FUNCTIONALITY: there is an air valve dial in the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 where you can toggle or re-direct suction power from floor to hose. This is a new feature I have seen in a vacuum cleaner and once this feature is engaged, it gives you the ability to concentrate suction strength to the hose, giving an extra kick for those tight in-between cleanings. MAINTENANCE: both the Hoover and the Dyson are bagless, equipped with a dirt cup/dust bin. After your vacuuming chore, simply detach the dirt cup/dust bin and press a button to release all the accumulated dirt. Hoover's dirt cup is larger than the Dyson's. Both has a lifetime washable HEPA filter in it and a pre-motor filter. Though the claims of "lifetime" are a bit of an overkill, most of us know that filters degrade over time and replacing it would be more of a necessity to keep the vacuum cleaner running at its optimum efficiency. Hoover's owner's manual makes a light reference to cleaning the dirt cup by brushing it down with the dusting tool. This is basically the same with the Dyson. But as with the Dyson, Hoover's dirt cup assembly, including the cyclones inside it are made of high-impact plastic materials. After carefully examining it and since Hoover already makes mention in the owner's manual that this can be disassembled, cleaning it under running water totally dislodges any kind of debris accumulation in the dirt cup assembly. All that needs to be done is to let it drip and totally dry it before attaching it back to the main unit. Now, you have a totally clean dirt cup/dust bin, ready to tackle another vacuuming chore. Both units has a nozzle/cleaning head that is transparent, you can visually inspect the roll brush for debris entanglements without turning the vacuum cleaner over. If the roll brush does have a lot of debris entanglements, both Hoover and Dyson made it easy for the consumer to clean it out. Just turn over the vacuum unit on its underside, loosen a few screws, take the roll brush out and clean it, insert it back, tighten the screws and you have clean roll brush. It is easier to take out Dyson's roll brush compared to Hoover's. Dyson's roll brush can be taken out by just loosening one screw and taking the whole roll brush out while in the Hoover, you have to loosen six screws and the roll brush is attached to a belt that makes the brush rotate. You have to detach the belt before you can take the brush out for any kind of cleaning and put it back in the same manner you took it out. It may be complicated at first glance with all the screws and the belt detachment but you get the hang of it fairly quickly. Many vacuum unit nowadays are manufactured to enable owners do their basic maintenance work to keep the unit functioning properly. Not including motor problems which needs to be serviced by a certified technician, being able to do your own basic maintenance work is cost-saving in the long run. CONCLUSION: before getting the chance of owning the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450, I was very much impressed with my Dyson DC25's suction power. I've owned a couple of vacuum cleaners before and they never got close to Dyson's performance of maneuverability and suction power. This particular Hoover vacuum cleaner just changed that belief. I love how easily you can maneuver the Hoover and the suction power just gives you that deep cleaning with an extra kick. In this head-to-head comparison, the Dyson DC25 just doesn't cut it if we solely base this review on maneuverability and suction power alone. Although Dyson pioneered the ball, the twist steering concept and the Cyclonic Technology, I just can't help but be awed by the suction power and steerability of the Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450. Hoover got that specific aspect of this comparison right down to pat. Hoover's hose is light, bendable and very easy to manage while Dyson's hose is very stiff. Comparing the hoses between these two brands is like night and day. This is one area where the convenience part of the vacuum was well thought out by Hoover. Another thing worth noting is Hoover's power cord is longer than the Dyson's by 5 feet and the Turbo Tool comes standard with the Hoover where it is an option in the Dyson DC25. Warranty is the same for a new unit which is 5 years. If price is a major consideration, a brand new Hoover Wind Tunnel Max Steerable Upright Vacuum UH72450 is 50 percent less expensive than a brand new Dyson DC25 All Floors. WISHFUL THINKING (if the folks at Hoover are reading this): In my opinion (and this is strictly my opinion ONLY), this would have been the best vacuum cleaner ever if they had put headlights on it. After everything's been said, I am now a proud owner of a Hoover!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not adjust to carpet hights

I just purchased this vacuum with high expectations.  It work great on my dining room area rug which has a short loose pile.  Then I tried it on my living room area...Read complete review

I just purchased this vacuum with high expectations.  It work great on my dining room area rug which has a short loose pile.  Then I tried it on my living room area rug, which as a dense low pile.  Now, you would think I would be thrilled with the strength of the suction, but the suction was so strong, it clung to the carpet.  I had to put my full strength against it to get it to move.  I was wrestling with the vacuum to get it to move.  There is no rug height adjustment, & the call I placed to Hoover was no help.  I told the customer service rep. that it looks like it will have to go back. She agreed.  I bought this vacuum, because the ads made it looks so easy.  It isn't.  Also, there is no light on the front.

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5.0

Fantastic machine

By Hermac

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Just bought this lightweight vacuum and my wife loves it already. It cleans better than our former Hoover Windtunnel Upright.

 
1.0

Let Down

By devindett

from La Crosse, WI, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I was so excited about this vacuum... But was let down. It makes a loud obnoxious noise when I pull it back and forward. Also, the brush on the handheld part does not stay in place when using it (See photo)

 
4.0

Excellent cleaner

By Phyllia

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Just bought this vacuum and it does clean the dirt up! It moves easily with the flexible handle. Sometimes fights me when I pull it backwards. My only complaint is it is noisy, especially in the carpet mode.

 
5.0

Great !!

By Clne

from WV, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Never new things were so dirty until I used this sweeper!!

 
1.0

Terrible household vacuum

By Frank d

from Brooklyn, NY, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

It has great suction which is an issue without height adjustment. You cannot use this vacuum on area rugs, runners, or a carpet that is not glued to the floor. It pulls the carpet up and jams the spinning brush. The hose is also a terrible design. It is not flexible and does not extend easily cause the vacuum to topple over. It is a nice idea but terribly designed and obviously not tested. This is the ultimate failure in vacuums. I am very disappointed in Hoover because of this unit and that they have not contacted me despite my numerous attempts to contact them.

 
1.0

Burning up

By TaylorchattTN

from Chattanooga, TN, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I bought the hoover air less than a year ago, it started burning up and smelling like burnt rubber. The motor slows and I've only used it a few times.. I've cleaned out the whole vacuum and it still does this. What is this about? If I didn't have these problems I would have recommended this vacuum to others. I have NOT received a replacement therefore I'm not a satisfied customer.

 
1.0

piece of JUNK

By sturgeonking

from georgetown ca

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

this is the worst vacuum I've ever owned just threw it out the door

 
5.0

Perfect for me

By Happyvacmom

from Illinois, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I just purchase this last night and it is the ideal combination of things I love in a vacuum. It is so maneuverable and lightweight and I can carry it upstairs without things falling off or the brush roll base releasing from lock position. Has great suction, it's not loud and totally easy peasy to clean! I really appreciate the parts that you can dismantle to get to the dirt cup and filter...you can get to all of it to clean!!! It's also an ideal size for tucking away in the closet. It has a super long cord that doesn't twist up and the suction hose stays put when not in use. I also love that it doesn't mark up the floor boards like my old vacuum. It's powerful and perfect! The price was right on and I couldn't be happier! So glad I shopped around.

 
4.0

Great features and easy handling.

By colettefg

from Montgomery, IL, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I love this vacuum. It is one of the easiest to use that I have ever had. I do wish the cord was a few feet longer and retractible. I don't mind vacuuming anymore! The price was great, too.

 
5.0

GLAD I bought this.

By Libertyjones

from Milwaukee

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

This vacuum is a joy too use, lightweight and cleans very well. Got a great price during Christmas time. Wanted a different brand from all the hype but when I compared them side by side in a store this one was the winner.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pros and Cons of the Hoover Air Steerable

By Chris58

from Yorktown, Virginia, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I wanted a small yet powerful vacuum to use for our second floor without spending a small fortune. I wanted to stay within a price range of one hundred dollars, give or take with certain features I desired. After use of this vacuum, I'm listing a few pros and a few cons. The pros first, the cleaner has a HEPA filter which was a plus not wanting small dust particles circulating back into the air. This vacuum also has a swivel head which is a fantastic feature and it lays low for vacuuming under beds or coffee tables. The vacuum is no slouch when it comes to suction, as Elf would say, It's very sucky. This feature can however be both a pro and a con. The cons, the suction is so powerful that it is difficult to roll over thicker carpet, scatter rugs and linoleum flooring and offers no height adjustment. Just beware, It takes some muscle power to roll back and forth on these types of flooring. The attachments are nothing to write home about, it comes with a crevice tool and a tiny brush that is fit for a child's play vacuum. It also doesn't have a stair attachment so you must hold the vacuum in your arms so that it lays flat for you to work the stairs. In conclusion, this small vacuum packs a powerful suction with nice swivel action but requires a little bit of a workout making it a little more of a chore than expected. This vacuum has some design flaws given its powerful suction. It either needs larger rear wheels a height adjuster or both and it would be a great value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great at picking up Pet Fur

By fhz48

from Pineview, GA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Before buying this vacuum I was using a Dirt Devil for pet hair, but it missed a lot of pet hair as we have a live-in German Shepard that sheds constantly, so I had to find a better vacuum. I ran across an ad for this model & bought it. Fantastic it gets all the hair out of our carpets, only problem you have to empty the canister a lot, but for all it does that is not a problem.

 
1.0

PURCHASED 10/3016 DIED 12/18/16

By PJDune

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I less than two months ago and its stopped working.

 
3.0

Limited

By Blulioness

from JBLM

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Can't vacuum Christmas tree pine needles, stuck with pet hair, I have a medium dog. Love the steering of but I need more of a realistic family home vacuum.

 
5.0

So far so great!!!

By katie4

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

We just opened and used the vacuum twice so this is a fairly premature review but so far its awesome and we would recommend for the price. We have 3 dogs and carpet floors so we needed something that can get everything up multiple times a week. For the price, it's one of the best ones we've had so far. Hopefully it has a long life! Also, it's very lightweight and easy to store out of site.

 
3.0

I bought this a few months ago and it's not the greatest.

By T The Cleaning Fairy

from Hillsboro, MO, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

It's not a bad vacuum it just needs some improvements. Underneath my filter gets clogged with hair and debris when I would think that it goes into the tank not into the filter so that's a real great mess to clean up also they need to upgrade the roll brush because it just rolls everything up into it and it is so uneasy to get all of that stuff off of it so I would probably say that I'm not happy as customer.

 
1.0

Weighs more than 13 lbs

By sofi

from Miami Beach, FL, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I bought this because I read a review recommending vacuums for seniors and understood that it was light and only weighed13 lbs. I am 80 with bad knees . This is the wrong vacuum for me.It is far too heavy. It even hurts my hips and my wrist after one clean of my 850 square foot carpeted apartment.it will not clean under sideboard and chest of drawers either. A disastrous choice for me and its a very misleading review.

 
4.0

powerful

By albertina

from Undisclosed

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I am so happy to have a real vacumn cleaner that is powerful

 
2.0

Roller Brush Motor Performance

By jburton

from Saint Louis

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

The roller brush motor is not strong enough to roll while cleaning carpet of any length. Keep in mind this is better suited for non-carpeted floors.

 
4.0

Great vacuum!

By CWkk

from Fitchburg, MA, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Love the Swival Vacuum, cleans great, but needs more attachments

 
4.0

Cleans well

By tomcat260

from Lititz, PA

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I bought this machine because of the ability to turn off the roller to use on bare floors. I find that it cleans very well and the hose is easy to attach and use unlike the first model. This is a replacement unit since the brush roller motor/control card/switch went bad. Hoover replaced the entire unit since it was less than a year old so it's nice to know they honor their warranties.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Eash to Handle

By Streatch

from Painesville, OH, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I have had a Hoover for many years. It broke down. The Beater Bar will not turn on. So I bought a new one to replace what I had.

 
1.0

Motor Burned Out

By Dalllas

from Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Owned this for ten months. One day the motor went down to have speed and began to smell like it was burning. I took the canister off, peered into the motor and turned it on. Sparks were flying from two different places. Had to return it for store credit because it was no longer being carried by the store. Big hassle!

 
3.0

No means to raise or lower the brush.

By jsingleton

from Lexington, SC, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Bought the thing today and there is no mention in the manual of lowering or raising the brush. There is no switch, button, or lever anywhere on the thing by which to raise the brush. Apparently it is an ALL-IN-ONE position and the thing is very hard to move back and forth.

 
4.0

Streamlined look and light weight!

By Divinha

from Kansas, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

We just tried our Hoover tonight. We loved. We really like that it's so light weight and the steering feature really allows for much easier handling! We also loved that we can get under some of our furniture with its streamlined base. So far, we feel we'll really enjoying vacuuming! We might post an updated review a few months from now.

 
5.0

Love Love Love !!

By rebnelz31

from Minneapolis, MN, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Love this vaccum! It picks up everything! The only adjustment I would make is to have the spin brush easier to clean. There is a couple long hair females and dog in my home and it picks up all the hair:) Just wish I did have to unscrew the brush to clean, otherwise LOVE IT.

 
2.0

Bad brush motor

By Ji245

from MN, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Motor has gone bad after minimal use . This site is not helping in locating a new one and the last digits in the motor number are faded!

 
5.0

Great features, steerable and bagless.

By Cordy

from Hyde Park, NY, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

I bought this Hoover Air Steerable Vacuum Cleaner and am very happy with it. The best thing about it is there are no bags and all one has to do is empty the contents of the Dirt Cup into the garbage. The see-thru Dirt Cup makes it easy to know when it is full. It is also steerable so is easy to manipulate.

 
5.0

Hoover air wonderful

By Trea27

from Lake Ozark, MO, United States

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Great for families. gets everything out of the carpet

 
1.0

Complete Junk DO NOT BUY THEY DO NOT STAND BEHIND THE PRODUCT

By VACMAN9999

from NC

Comments about Hoover Windtunnel Air Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum (UH72400):

Bought this vac a year ago. Been in the shop ever since, keep replacing parts that break but refuse to admit it is a lemon. Won't replace the whole thing. Save yourself a headache and spend wisely elsewhere!

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