It SUCKS…..but totally in a good way
I may have cried a little when I was FINALLY asked by a vacuum company to review their product. The name Crunchy Carpets does not come lightly here. The amount of dog and car hair that is shed by 3 cats and 2 dogs is awe inspiring. We break vacuums in this house. They shrivel up and die when faced with not only the animal hair but the detritus of 5 humans, 3 of them small and prone to dropping a LOT of stuff. The Lego and other weird bits of toys cannot be easily avoided and a vacuum needs to be tough to survive the gauntlet.
We broke down and invested in a Dyson upright and it has so far survived a lot longer than the previous victims. Thus I was very keen to get to try the new WindTunnel Air Bagless from Hoover. It is a good deal smaller and lighter than the Dyson, so for invulnerability and storage it gets a thumbs up.
This thing SUCKS- like you can feel it pulling at the carpet sucks. It is a very powerful machine for something so small. This enables a deep down clean beyond the surface dust and hair. You can see how much it is finding when you go to empty the container.
My daughter and I have been suffering from various mystery allergies lately, so having a machine with a good Hepa filter like this one, has been easing the effects of dust and pollen and so on. But my favourite feature is the HUGE 8 foot stair hose that attached to the handle gives you 12 feet of sucking power for stair and cobwebby ceilings. The hose attaches near the bottom of the machine, making it very flexible depending on what you are trying to clean.
Tara spilled a container of cheerios down between the two couches in a corner and the flexible hose had no problem finding them. The Dyson hose extends from the top of the machine and so anything other than up HIGH causes a bend in the hose that blocks the sucking power. Nothing to worry about with the Hoover.
I have been having a great time (this is like CHRISTMAS for me) comparing my vacuum with the Hoover WindTunnel. It has been great seeing what it can do better. And you can too! Hoover has kindly provided a WindTunnel for me to giveaway to a lucky reader.
All you need to do is visit the Hoover WindTunnel website and tell me in the comments what feature you are most interested in. I will draw a lucky winner on June 3rd. (Canadian readers only)
Disclosure: As part of my affiliation with this brand I received product to review. The opinions on this blog are my own.