I had no idea how difficult it was to shop for a vacuum cleaner. We have been without a vacuum in our house for 6 MONTHS! Our central vacuum cleaner stopped working as well as our refurbished 1960’s monstrosity. With a family of 5 having no vacuum cleaner is a problem. Luckily I was able to borrow some friends vacuums while I was making my decision. I did all the research, tried out all the brands but was having such a hard time making a decision. As luck would have it, an opportunity to try out the Hoover Elite Rewind Vacuum (sold exclusively at Walmart), came my way. Here is some information from the manufacturer:
- Cord Rewind – no more winding – gently tap the pedal to retract the cord to store neatly inside
- Multi-Stage Cyclonic technology cleans the air moving through the filter for no loss of suction
- Includes a rinsable filter and high-quality HEPA filter
- Bottom Release Dirt Cup lets you see what you’ve picked up, when it’s time to empty it out, and simplifies dirt disposal
- 25 foot Power Cord let you vacuum a large room without re-plugging
- System Check Indicator lets you know when the filter needs to be cleaned or checked
- 3 height adjustments allows for pickup on all floor types
- 8 foot Stretch Hose allows for above-floor cleaning with simple tools
- Carry Handle right on the front of unit for easy lifting
- Weighs only 17 pounds. Light and easy to use with thorough cleaning power
This vacuum came just in time for my spring cleaning frenzy. Now that February is here and winter is coming to an end, I always feel inspired to clean and organize my home. Looking for some fun ways to get your family involved in spring cleaning? Here are some ideas:
My thoughts on the Hoover Elite Rewind Vaccum: Pros:
- VERY easy to assemble. Basically just attach the handle and screw in 3 screws. I had the entire thing unpacked, assembled and ready to go in 5 minutes.
- All the attachments fit nicely onto the vacuum , so no extra storage is required.
- Comes with a nice long hose and an attachment for cleaning stairs. Worked great on my large staircase, which is always a challenge.
- The bagless feature is great. Why is it so rewarding to see all that dirt? It truly is amazing what this vacuum was able to suck up out of my (what I thought were clean) rugs.
- The canister is really easy to empty into the trash. Just takes a moment to do, but I would recommend emptying it after every large vacuum job. It gets filled up quickly.
- Sucking power. Fabulous. In the past 6 months of research, this vacuum held it’s own on suction capacity, even when compared to models that cost five times as much!
- Carpet height adjustment dial is easily accessible at the front if the machine.
- Attaching the accessories is simple. Just press the release button for the hose and attach your accessory. Easy peasy.
- Let’s talk about the easy rewind feature. I LOVE this!!!!. Unplug your cord after use and instead of winding up the cord, just press a pedal and the cord quickly rewinds all on its own! The feature is simple but works great.
Cons: Not much to ad here, but I do have a couple of thoughts.
- The vacuum seems to run a little hot. After vacuuming one or two rooms, the cord gets a little warm. Not sure if this is a problem per se, but just something that I observed.
- This vacuum was definitelydesigned for right handed folks. The cord is located on the right side of the vacuum instead of in the center. This is not an insurmountable problem, just another one of those things us lefties have to deal with.
- Make sure you unwind extra cord before vacuuming. I noticed that the cord will not unwind on its own if you come up short.