Hoover CH30000 PortaPower Lightweight Commercial Canister Vacuum
Hoover CH30000 PortaPower Lightweight Commercial Canister Vacuum Cleaner is a bagged, corded, and very compact canister vacuum cleaner which also doubles as an air blower, adding to its versatility. Thanks to flexible stretch hose, available cleaning attachments and long power cable, it can clean various types of debris from large area using just single wall power outlet.
Hoover CH30000 is vey lightweight unit weighing just 8.3 pounds (~3.8 kg) and is easy to carry around using handle or shoudler strap.
Power cord is 33 feet (~10.1 m) long and due to the unit's dimensions and to keep it as simple as possible, Hoover CH30000 PortaPower doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system. Note that many larger and more expensive commercial units lack automatic power cord rewind system, too.
To help with the such long power cord, Hoover PortaPower comes with the 'cord storage strap' for fastening the power cord to the carrying handle.
Unit is powered using 7.4 Amps motor, providing plenty of suction. To prevent the damage, Hoover CH30000 PortaPower comes with motor thermal switch - if there is a clog in the system, it can decrease the amount of air passing through the motor and decrease the cooling. If the thermal switch is engaged, one has to turn the unit off, clean the system from any clogs and wait for 30 minutes - both motor and thermal switch will cool down and the thermal switch will automatically reset itself and the unit will be ready for operation.
Although Hoover CH30000 is very affordable unit, having thermal switch is small price for more durable and reliable unit.
Hoover CH30000 PortaPower comes with stretch flexible hose, two piece metal wand and several cleaning attachments, making it suitable for cleaning large floor areas, but also areas that are hard to reach by other, larger vacuums.
Cleaning tools and attachments include:
- 10 inches (25.4 cm) wide combination rug and floor nozzle suitable for most floors and used when large areas must be cleaned quickly,
- crevice tool is designed for cleaning tight and narrow spaces and for cleaning corners, along the floor/baseboard edges and other hard-to-reach surfaces,
- dusting brush is designed for cleaning the dust and other fine particles debris - dusting brush bristles agitate fine particles, while strong suction removes the dirt into the vacuum,
- wall/floor nozzle is used for cleaning walls and floors. Comes with swivel mechanism to help with maneuvering around the obstacles and objects on the floor,
- upholstery tool (furniture nozzle) is used for cleaning upholstery, furniture, stairs and similar objects and surfaces.
Due to the unit's size and the size of cleaning attachments, attachments are not carried onboard the unit.
Dirt is stored onboard in a reusable commercial cloth bag, with paper vacuum bags being also available.
Generally, a cloth bag is used for vacuuming sharper objects and paper bag for fine dirt like dust and similar - although commercial cloth bag is durable, picking really sharp objects is not recommended, since they can damage the unit (nozzles, wand, stretch hose, bag).
Note: paper bags are rather cheap and the use of non-OEM bags is not recommended.
Although this is commercial unit, it is designed for indoor use and for dry dirt only.
Air filtration is not true HEPA, but it is very good. Air filtration is done through the use of high-quality vacuum bags (one more reason to avoid cheap non-OEM bags) and secondary air filter which protects the motor and improve the quality of exhausted air.
Note: when dirt bag is full, vacuum will not operate as it should due to the decreased air flow. When vacuuming very fine materials, one should empty or change dirt bag more frequently.
Hoover CH30000 is simple to use vacuum cleaner, but just to be sure, for exact maintenance procedures, check the manual that comes with the unit.
Hoover CH30000 PortaPower comes with 2-year limited warranty - very good warranty for commercial unit in this price range.
Long Story Short: Hoover CH30000 PortaPower is excellent commercial grade vacuum cleaner. Although it is compact and lightweight unit, it does its job very well.
It can be used as home vacuum cleaner, just be aware of relatively small dirt vacuum bag - it is still much larger than dirt cups of most modern handheld and stick vacuum cleaners.
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