I am one of those people that get excited about my household tools. One of my favorite household gadgets is a good vacuum cleaner. I realize, like many things, that there are good vacuums and bad ones regardless of the price. Read on for my long term review of the Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner.
I have had my Hoover Linx Cordless Vacuum (BH50010) for over 2 years now. Sorry for the early spoiler but the Hoover Linx Cordless Vacuum continues to amaze me. The first thing you notice when you get your hands on the vacuum is that it is very lightweight and easy to maneuver. We also have a giant vacuum which is wall powered and works well, but it gets much less use now that the cordless vacuum is around.
My main concern was battery life. Both in the sense of will I be able to vacuum all of my carpet before the battery dies, and will the battery hold up for a few years. On the first concern, the battery has what Hoover calls "Fade-Free" technology. In other words, the 18-volt rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery gives the vacuum full power until the end. No more bogging down like older battery systems. You also have a battery fuel gauge right on the vacuum handle. In regards to my second concern of battery longevity, not sure how long it will last as it is still going strong after 2 years. The battery takes about 3-hours for a full charge.
Ok, so how does it vacuum? Amazingly. This little guy is on par with the full size corded vacuums. The Hoover Linx Vacuum has amazing suction and a great beater brush with the Hoover WindTunnel Technology. It has an 11-inch wide head, edge cleaning bristles, a low profile design, and weighs just 7.25-lbs. This means that the vacuum can get under furniture and counter edges with ease. If you need to vacuum hardwood or tile floors simply flip the switch to turn off the brush.
The dirt cup is clear making it easy to tell when you should empty it. You just hold it over the trash can and push one button to release the dirt. The one thing that you have to watch out for with this vacuum is the top filter, in the same dirt cup. It needs to be washed out in the sink from time-to-time or suction power will drop as it gets dirty.
Long story short, this little vacuum has been our go-to vacuum and is worth every penny. Oh yeah, it costs about $149.