The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews

hoover-bagged-uprightHoover gave us the opportunity to test run any of their vacuums from their Platinum series product line and share our experience with one of their products. I was in need of replacing my old vacuum so I took a review challenge to review the new Hoover Platinum Bagged Upright.

I used the vacuum today on my floors and I swear I would not lie to you… this is the best vacuum I have ever personally used. There is nothing that has not been thought out about this vacuum and I want to highlight what I think are the best features about this vacuum.

  • Weight- This vacuum is extremely lightweight for a standard upright vacuum. It is less than twelve pounds which makes it also one of the lightest vacuums I have ever used. Since our home is a tri-level, hauling a vacuum up and down the stairs can be a challenge so I appreciate this lighter design.
  • Movement- This vacuum moves like a dream! Once you hit the power button, it easily pushes itself into motion. In fact, I feel like you have to exert more muscle power to move the vacuum backward rather than forward.
  • Picking Up- Movement is great, but does it pick anything up? My kids left plenty under our kitchen table to clean up and it picked it all up within the first swipe. It even picked up Cheerios and larger food pieces without spitting it out behind it. Crafting had been done and we had glitter on our carpet and it picked the pieces of glitter up with no problem. Other vacuums spit things back out behind it, this one sucked it up and I never saw it again.
  • Design- There is a small handle on the back of the vacuum to make cleaning the steps of your home much easier. You barely need to touch the power button and it begins. It has a high and low carpet function so you can use whichever setting depending on where you are operating the vacuum. On this model, the cleaner’s check-bag indicator illuminates when the bag needs to be changed so your vacuum can preform at its optimal performance.
  • Bagged Vacuum- I do not like the bagless vacuums at all. I have allergies and trying to get the vacuum cleaned out for the next use can stir up my allergies for the rest of the day. This vacuum does have a large bag, and the bags are an added expense, but I feel it is worth it in our family’s case. The upright vacuum cleaner uses a dust bag with a HEPA filter, which traps 99.97 percent of dirt, dust, and pollens down to 0.3 microns for better indoor air quality. The quick-release, self-sealing bag prevents dirt puffs from escaping into the air as well.
  • Smart Tools- To help keep this vacuum light, this comes with a separate machine that contains all of the tools you need to reach high and low in the corners of your home. This is one thing that I definitely feel was missing on the Halo UV Vacuum because you absolutely need these tools when you have children.  This portable canister comes with a long wand that can extend to catch all of those corners in your ceilings and dust light fixtures. There is even a hardware floor tool that you can use, although I found the upright vacuum itself did an excellent job of sweeping the floors.

The only negative thing that I could even say about this is that this vacuum is definitely not inexpensive, but compared to the Dyson vacuums this is FAR more affordable. I also realize that there will be an expense with the vacuum bags. Both the portable canister and the upright vacuum require a bag so you will need to factor that in. With my allergies though and the way it contains the dust in our home, it is an expense I am willing to pay.

This is a fantastic product that has made cleaning…dare I say it? Well, maybe not fun, but it has made cleaning my home a lot easier and I look forward to using this often in my home!

Suggested Retail Price: Currently listed at $387.07 on Amazon

Website for More Details: Hoover Platinum Bagged Upright



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    My biggest household cleaning dilemma has to be my vacuum’s inability to clean my linoleum floors! When I try to clean the floors with my vacuum, I get everything spitting back at me (all over my legs and feet), and spreading out the debris in a five feet swath that I have to go back and try to clean up again…and again…and again…SIGH!


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    I am disabled and I really could use a lighter weight vacuum. This certainly appears to be one!


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    My biggest cleanning dilema is keeping the shower clean. It seems mildew develops so easily along with a soap/shampoo film on the glass shower doors!


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    My biggest cleaning dilemma is dog hair! We have four schipperkes (little black dogs with medium length coats). One of them belongs to our son who lives with us but she still plays with our three. They do shed and there is hair everywhere. So I really need a good vaccum to try to get as much of the hair off the carpet as possible.


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    I love the fact that it has a bag, but I’m also concerned with how well it would pick up dog hair?
    If it has a ‘beater bar’ the hair always seems to get stuck around it?

    I would also love to find something that could go from carpet to hard wood, if this ones works the way it says it does, then it might just be what I’m looking for.


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    Of all the vacuums that I have owned in my 60+ years, this is the best. My favorite feature is the separate hand vacuum that handles all the accessories. 80% of my cleaning is with small messes on my tile floors and grabbing the little hand held powerful and lightweight unit is a lot easier than hauling out the big unit for small jobs. I feel that the big unit cleans the carpets gently whithout beating them to bits. This is a plus as many of my rugs are hand woven. It is so lighweight that I can easily move it around as needed.

    I’ve had several bagless units only to find that it was messy and unpleasant to empty and keep the filters clean and even buy them was expensive and often hard to find.
    I hope this one lasts the rest of my life.


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    This is the best vacuum in the world! It goes from carpet to hardwood with ease. I have bevels in my hardwood and it sucks the dirt and hair right out of them. One of the best buys I have ever made. The fact that it has a 6 year warranty makes it an amazing deal!


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    I really love all the Platinum Collection vacuums. I think this upright vacuum has an advantage over most Dyson’s because of its weight.


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    I absolutely love this vacuum. It will pick up anything on the floor, but the best thing is, its lightweight.


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    It is a really good vacuum with a lot of power. Just one thing I would like to suggest — moving the hose to the center instead of on one side. When I use that to vacuum desk, I have to have one hand hold the vacuum, one hand hold the hose. Then no hand for moving items on the desk.


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