Hoover Cruise Ultra-Light Cordless Vacuum - Model BH52210
Hoover BH52210 Cruise Ultra-Light Cordless Vacuum cleaner is affordable bagless, cordless 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner. It can be used as ultra-lightweight stick vacuum cleaner and as handheld vacuum. Thanks to available attachments it can be used for cleaning various surfaces commonly found at home and thanks to the 22V lithium ion battery, it can clean large area with a single battery charge.
Hoover BH52210 Cruise Vacuum Cleaner - Features and Specifications
Unit is powered using 22V lithium ion battery. When the vacuum arrives, battery must be fully recharged (it was shipped in semi-charged condition). Although lithium ion batteries don't have memory effect and are not susceptible to self-discharge issues like older NiCd or similar batteries, charge it fully before the first use. Also, it is highly recommended to periodically fully discharge the battery and then to fully charge it again.
Note: Hoover BH52210 Cruise is simple vacuum to operate, but nonetheless, it is highly recommended to read the manual before the first use.
When the battery is fully discharged, it takes some 5.5-6 hours to charge it again. Fully charged battery can power the vacuum for about 30 minutes, but this also depends on the operating mode.
Unit weighs only 4.7 pounds (~2.1 kg) and is very easy to use and carry around as an upright vacuum cleaner and as a handheld vacuum cleaner, even up and down the stairs.
Main cleaning nozzle width is 9 inches (~22.9 cm) and it comes with removable brush roll. Hoover BH52210 is designed for cleaning various surfaces, thus it comes with brush roll On/Off switch - brush roll should be used for cleaning carpets and rugs, while it should be turned off when vacuuming hardwood and other delicate bare floors.
Main cleaning nozzle comes with swivel mechanism allowing the unit to easily maneuver around various objects on the floor. However, there are no headlights.
Also, Hoover BH52210 Cruise comes with 'Optional Trigger Lock', enabling power trigger/switch to be locked for easier cleaning of larger floor surfaces.
Brush roll does excellent job in cleaning deeply embedded dirt from carpets and in removing pet and human hair off the floors. However, it is of rather classic design without any system for removing the entangled hair - it is up to the user to periodically remove the brush roll from the vacuum (simple task to do) and using scissors or some similar sharp tool to remove the hair from the brush roll (not so simple task to do).
Note: Combination of 9 inches main cleaning nozzle with 22V lithium ion battery enables this model to be used even as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments, especially considering additional cleaning attachments that come with the unit.
Although the suction can't be compared with mains powered vacuums, the only reason why Hoover BH52210 Cruise can't be used as the main vacuum cleaner is relatively small dirt cup of 0.4 liters. Such dirt cup is acceptable for quick cleanups, but for regular cleaning of large homes and apartments, it should be larger.
Dirt cup is easily emptied from below.
Air filtration is good and it is achieved by combining cyclonic dirt-air filtration and mechanical air filters (one pre-motor and one post-motor air filter). Air filters are washable, just be sure to check the manual regarding their maintenance (wash them with warm water, dry thoroughly before assembling them into the unit, don't use the unit without filters etc.).
Hoover BH52210 Cruise is very similar to Hoover BH52200 and Hoover BH52212 models, with the main difference being the availability of cleaning attachments - all models come with a charger, wall mount, crevice tool and extension wand.
Hoover BH52210 Cruise also comes with dusting brush and upholstery tool, while Hoover BH52212 comes with upholstery tool and articulating dusting brush.
Cleaning tools are used for:
- crevice tool is long and narrow cleaning tool, able to reach and clean narrow and tight places, corners, edges and similar.
- dusting brush is used for dusting various surfaces, including sensitive surfaces, like tables, bookshelves, keyboards etc.
- articulating dusting brush is used just like 'ordinary' dusting brush, except that thanks to its design, it can clean hard-to-reach surfaces, like ceiling fans and similar.
- upholstery tool is used for cleaning upholstery, sofas, beds, stairs, furniture and other smaller surfaces. It doesn't have any rotating brush - it uses soft rubber edges to lift and remove pet and human hair and dust and other debris from cleaned areas.
Thanks to the available attachments, Hoover BH52210 can be used as cordless car vacuum cleaner, too.
Hoover BH52210 comes with 2-year warranty.
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