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Review: Hoover Platinum Bagged Upright Vacuum

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

Giveaway Results: Hoover Bagged Upright Vacuum


Sorry- this contest is closed! Thank you to everyone who entered! We would like to congratulate Commenter #384 (Helen) on winning this great vacuum! Please check back each Tuesday for a brand new giveaway!

Our giveaway with Hoover just got an upgrade. The warehouse accidentally shipped an extra one of these upright vacuums and I am so excited that they are letting me keep it and give it to you! If you have already entered, there is no need to enter again. Just know that your entry got an amazing upgrade and you can read our thoughts about this amazing vacuum here!

I may be in the minority, but I think a brand new cleaning tool is a fun and practical Mother’s Day gift that would keep on giving and giving in our family. That is why I am so excited about this fun new giveaway that we are offering up for a brand new Hoover Bagged Upright Vacuum valued at $449.99!

Removing more dirt in a single pass than other lightweight bagged uprights, this powerful vacuum cleaner combines direct air-flow technology with patented Windtunnel Technology for fast, efficient results. Weighing less than 12 pounds, the cleaner moves effortlessly from room to room and up and down stairs. It also provides illuminated fingertip controls for easily turning the power on and off or switching between high and low speeds. 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, and the cleaner’s check-bag indicator illuminates when the bag needs to be changed.

Other highlights include a 12 amp motor, a 14-inch-wide nozzle, automatic height adjustment, and edge-cleaning brushes, as well as a lifetime LED headlight, a comfortable D-shaped handle, and a 35-foot power cord. Even more, the unit comes with a canister vacuum for above-the-floor cleaning and for bare-floor surfaces. Simply attach the included bare-floor brush, dusting/furniture brush, or crevice tool to the end of the telescoping extension wand for thorough, detailed cleaning throughout the house. A detachable shoulder strap for conveniently transporting the canister vacuum comes included, along with a Type Q upright HEPA bag, a Type I portable canister HEPA bag, and a user manual for both the upright and the canister. The upright vacuum cleaner measures approximately 15-1/2 by 13 by 45 inches and carries a six-year limited warranty.

To enter to win this fantastic prize, please leave a comment and tell me what is your biggest cleaning dilemma in your house? Please leave your entry by Tuesday (05/12) at 8PM EST in order to qualify to win. Only one entry per person please! All entries that do not follow these guidelines will be omitted from the drawing and winners will be chosen at random. Good luck to each of you!