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Great Vacuum - Love It
February 25, 2017
I have a Shark - so why did I buy this model & brand? Well, it is always nice to have 2 vacuums in case the main one breaks. So, I did my research and purchased this model. WHY? Well, I love Amazon in the way you can read reviews, go and watch videos on YouTube and in my case - I went to Consumer Reports and low and behold this model was rated quite highly from them.
So, first let me say why I really like this unit. First and foremost a vacuum must suck up dirt and stuff in your carpet and in your house or why have one? This unit does that at an affordable price $90.00. I first vacuumed my house with the Shark and then this model UH70120 - I was surprised to see more stuff in the dirt chamber after using the Shark. Emptying the dirt bin is easy but like any bagless vacuum you have to be careful or you will get a big dust cloud if you let the bottom open and drop to quickly. I like that fact ALL the attachment are on board with the vacuum and you don't have to go and search for them. The hose detaches easily from the unit so you can dust and clean high places or drapes. NOW, the only bad thing about this unit in general is the motor brush is always spinning - you can't shut it off. So, you have to be careful not to let the brush tilt forward in one spot to long when using. This is kind of bad when you use it on hard floors as the brush may push things or spit items along the floor. This didn't bother me.
There are 2 filters on the unit - the one on the top is washable and one in the front which is a HEPA filter which is NOT washable. The vacuum has a sensor on board above the dirt bin which will turn red when it is time to clean the washable filter.
I really like how you can easily change or fix anything if there a problem. If a belt breaks - the bottom opens up by sliding a bar and turning a red lever and the bottom comes right off. You could also clean these areas more regularly because it is easy to do.
The WindTunnel unit is easily removed by turning the top counterclockwise and it pops off. You can then clean the inside of the bin and wipe off the WindTunnel unit.
One really nice feature is the rewindable cord. You pull it out to the red label - then there is a pedal which will self wind up your cord.
I am a guy and to me it is fun to use. You see the dirt and know it is cleaning your house. Are there better vacuums - yes I am sure there is - but for the price and features I think any one will love this vacuum. There are a lot of videos under the Hoover website that may answer some of your questions if you still have them.
There is another model similar to this which is geared for if you have pets. I don't have any pets but I chose this one because of reviews and videos.