Hoover UH71250 WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum
Hoover UH71250 is large and strong upright vacuum cleaner, designed for cleaning entire homes and apartments (hence the name), while keeping the maintenance costs low.
Hoover UH71250 is corded, bagless upright vacuum cleaner with additional cleaning hose and several very useful cleaning attachments intended for vacuuming of elevated surfaces and hard to reach areas.
Hoover UH71250 WindTunnel 2 Features and Specifications
Hoover UH71250 WindTunnel 2 main floor nozzle comes with the Multi-Floor Brushroll, designed for cleaning both bare and carpeted floors.
For cleaning bare floors, thick and sensitive carpets, Multi-Floor Brushroll can be turned off using foot controlled switch. Also, when cleaning elevated surfaces using cleaning hose and tools, Multi-Floor Brushroll should be turned off.
Main floor nozzle features adjustable height. Height selector is positioned low on the floor nozzle and it requires the user to bend in order to set it if/when required, which may be of an issue for people having back issues.
Height selector features 5 positions, used for bare floors (lowest setting) to high-pile carpets (highest setting) - to improve vacuuming, lower the main nozzle height, but in order to push the unit more easily around, increase the main nozzle height.
In order to operate properly, Multi-Floor Brushroll must be cleaned periodically from human and pet hair, lint, fibers and similar dirt. Fortunately, Multi-Floor Brushroll cover is transparent, allowing the user to see the brushroll and to check its condition.
Hoover UH71250 WindTunnel 2 is full size vacuum and it weighs 16.1 pounds (~7.3 kg) and it is not lightweight unit, especially if it must be carried up and down the stairs. But, Hoover UH71250 carries all cleaning tools and accessories onboard, which can be used when required at the moment notice.
Unit doesn't feature full swivel mechanism, but it is nonetheless rather maneuverable - if the main nozzle height is not set too low.
Hoover UH71250 is rated 12 Amps (1440 W), and provides plenty of suction, allowing the user to clean even the toughest messes.
Note: Hoover UH71250 features thermal protection system. If the internal temperature starts to rise, thermal protection system turns off the motor. If or when that happens, power off the unit, unplug it from the wall, empty the dirt cup, check the air filters and check for any blockage. After letting the unit cool down for at least 30 minutes, thermal protection system resets itself, allowing the user to continue with the cleaning task.
Power cord is 25 feet (~7.6 m) long and is stored internally via automatic power cord rewind system. To increase the cleaning reach even more, Hoover UH71250 comes with the flexible cleaning hose, wand and three additional cleaning tools, for 16 more feet (~4.9 m) of cleaning reach.
With 41 feet (~12.5 m) of total cleaning reach, Hoover UH71250 WindTunnel 2 is able to clean surfaces from the floor to the ceiling far from the nearest wall power socket.
Dirt cup is transparent, allowing the user to check the dirt type and amount. Maximum useful capacity of the dirt cup is ~1.29 liters (up to the Maximum Fill Line), ensuring that the user can vacuum large area without interruptions.
Dirt cup is detachable and features bottom emptying system that allows the user to empty the trash directly into the trashcan, without ever touching the dirt.
Air filtration of the Hoover UH71250 is based on the Multi-Cyclonic Technology providing no loss of suction during vacuuming - assuming that the dirt cup is filled less than the Maximum Fill Line.
Pre-motor air filter protects the motor from fine dirt and dust. This air filter is washable, but it must be fully dried before assembling back into the unit.
Note: Despite being large vacuum with many features, Hoover UH71250 is simple to use and maintain vacuum cleaner, just be sure to read the manual thoroughly when it arrives.
Post-motor exhaust HEPA air filter is not washable, but it should be taken out of the unit from time to time and tapped onto the inner surface of the trashcan, so that small loose dust and other dirt particles are removed.
Both rinsable pre-filter and non-washable HEPA filter are designed to last the warranty period of the unit.
Hoover UH71250 WindTunnel 2 Cleaning Tools and Attachments
For cleaning large floor areas, Hoover UH71250 uses its main floor nozzle, which does very good job when vacuuming flat surfaces, but it is practically useless for detailed cleaning of elevated surfaces.
For cleaning of the elevated surfaces, Hoover UH71250 comes with the flexible cleaning hose, cleaning wand and three additional cleaning tools: Pivoting (Adjustable) Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool and Pet Turbo Tool.
- Pivoting Dusting Brush features adjustable brush neck that allows the user to set the tool's angle to suit the cleaned surfaces, ensuring best cleaning possible.
- Crevice Tool is long and narrow cleaning tool, designed for cleaning corners, edges, gaps and similar tight areas, where other cleaning tools can't reach and clean properly.
- Pet Turbo Tool features air turbine that powers small brushroll, used for picking up deeply embedded dirt and pet hair from carpeted stairs, upholstery, pet beds, sofas and even smaller carpets. Pet Turbo Tool is not maintenance free tool, but it is mostly transparent, enabling the user to see condition of the tool and to act according to the situation.
Maximum reach using flexible cleaning hose, wand and cleaning tools is 16 feet (~4.9 m), helping the user to clean elevated surfaces up to the ceiling, stairs, cars (if there is a wall power socket available) etc.
Long Story Short: Hoover UH71250 WindTunnel 2 is full size, rather versatile upright vacuum cleaner with additional cleaning tools. Also, it features rather affordable price and low maintenance costs and is one of the most popular units in its class.
However, there are few things that might be better: there are no LED headlights on the main floor nozzle, handle is not foldable, there is no full dirt bin sensor and similar. But, all those features would probably increase the unit's price and complexity.
If you are looking for a good, well balanced upright vacuum cleaner that may help you keep your home cleaner and safer to live, and you don't mind it lacking few 'advanced' features, consider this unit.
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