I know it’s a bit early to be talking about Spring Cleaning, but I always make an exception when we’re talking about the ultimate in cleaning machines made by one of the most trusted names in household cleaning. Of course, we are talking about a vacuum, but not just any vacuum cleaner. The Hoover WindTunnel® T-Series™ WindTunnel® Rewind™ Bagless Upright Vacuum has a list of features that are innovative and high tech as well as being easy to use.
As the name suggests, the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind is bagless, a feature that tops just about everyone’s vacuum wishlist. Instead of utilizing bags like traditional vacuums, the Hoover WindTunnel sucks all the dirt and debris up into a clear plastic chamber that is easy to empty and keep clean. I will admit I was a bit hesitant at first about a bagless upright, but that is because all of my experience with bagless vacs came from a decade old model that was well past its prime. Although I loved the idea of never replacing bags or searching stores to find the one for my specific vacuum model, I was mostly concerned about containing all the dirt and gunk that I had just vacuumed and the air quality in my home while vacuuming.
I found that I not only loved the fact that the Hoover WindTunnel was bagless, it is actually one of my favorite features. By utilizing a long-life HEPA air filter, a carbon filter and an internal rinsable filter, the Hoover WindTunnel actually cleans the air as it works, leaving your house smelling fresh after you finish vacuuming. Emptying the debris chamber was easy, especially with the clear instructions on the unit as well as the built-in carrying handle that allows you to carry the dirt cup safely into a different room to dump without having to drag the vacuum with you.
The first time we used the vacuum, I had actually thought running the vacuum was rather unnecessary considering I had just cleaned the carpets the day before with our brush-roll stick vac and they still looked really nice. But, since I can’t resist a shiny new cleaning tool, I couldn’t help myself and went about trying it out on my living room. Shocked doesn’t even come close to how I felt when I saw that Hoover WindTunnel dirt cup fill up with just a 12x12 area of rug. Considering everyone was laughing that I was cleaning… again, and kept insisting the carpets looked great, you can bet there were quite a few amazed looks when I produced a jam-packed dirt cup that looked like a small child’s sweater as I emptied it into the trash. See picture to the left showing the vacuum after one room use.
Besides having amazing cleaning power, the Hoover WindTunnel comes with a long list of features that make this little cleaning machine irreplaceable. With a long 27’ cord, an 8’ stretch hose that snaps securely to the vacuum as well as 4 on-board cleaning tools, the Hoover WindTunnel makes it easy to clean every nook and cranny of your home. The best attachment by far is the powered upholstery brush attachment that gives you the ultimate in portable cleaning and allowed me to replace my little stair vacuum kept entirely for this purpose. Speaking of stairs, the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Bagless Upright makes it easy to clean stairs with its stair carrying handle and easy maneuverability, even using the main vacuum head instead of the included attachments.
At 16.5 pounds, the Hoover WindTunnel easily goes from room to room, as well as having 5 different height settings so you can use it on various piles of carpeting as well as on bare floors. The larger vacuum head gives you maximum coverage in large carpeted areas, as well as being surprisingly nimble and easy to maneuver in smaller spaces. Fingertip controls make it easy to turn on and off, which is a mom’s dream come true when you are constantly dodging small toy parts as you clean and turning the unit off and on sometimes needs to be a split second decision. A clear plastic bumper runs around the front of the vacuum and protects your furniture and walls should you have extra “help” from your smallest helpers.
But, one of the coolest features is the automatic cord rewind, which makes set up and clean up even easier and gets that alluring 27’ cord put away quicker so as not to tempt kiddos. At first I thought the cord rewind was a tension retracted cord that had to be pulled to make it retract. But, after I found the automatic rewind button located on the opposite side of the unit I was extremely excited when I realized I could merely press the rewind button with my foot.
Besides having all these awesome features that make daily cleaning easy and fun, there are some really cool maintenance features on the Hoover WindTunnel that make for easy upkeep. With a system check indicator and a clear belt window, it makes it easy to make sure your vacuum is running at 100% with merely a glance. If you were to snag a small scarf, for instance, the Hoover WindTunnel has easy brushroll access and belt change system to make it easy to save the scarf and keep your vacuum running in prime condition. Add in the rinsable and easy to maintain filters and the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum has seriously taken all the hassle out of cleaning.
Features, from the Hoover website:
o Only 16.5 pounds - light and easy to use with thorough cleaning power
o Cord Rewind with 27-Foot Cord - gently tap the pedal to activate the 27-Foot Cord Rewind and retract the cord to store neatly inside
o Intuitive Power Controls - conveniently positioned where they should be - right at your fingertips
o Fabulous Filtration - rinsable filter and high-quality HEPA filter
o 5 Position Carpet Height Adjustment - adjust as needed to clean all flooring types easily and efficiently
o System Check Indicator - indicates when the filter needs to be cleaned or checked
o Easy Belt Change System & Brushroll Access - simply flip two levers to change the belt or access the brushroll
o Limited 2-year warranty
The Hoover WindTunnel T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum (Model UH70120) has an MSRP $129.99 with a limited 2-year warranty. Since every other vacuum I have ever used has been twice this amount, if not more, I was absolutely shocked at the performance and features packed into this small price tag.
http://www.hoover.com/ Right now there is free shipping at Hoover.com on the WindTunnel series
And now for the Giveaway...
One lucky Rave and Review reader will win a Hoover WindTunnel T-Series WindTunnel Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum! To enter, just go to Hoover's site, browse around, and then come back here and tell me what Hoover product you would love to own (other than the model reviewed).
And, as always, there are extra entries available!
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1) Subscribe to Rave and Review - link in top right sidebar (2 extra entries, must be verified to count)
2) Become a fan of Hoover on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall. Come back here and let me know you've commented on their page.
3) Tweet about this Giveaway using @raveandreview after following (daily Tweet, just post link here)
4) Blog about this Giveaway with links back to this post as well as the www.raveandreview.com homepage
5) Place my button or logo in your sidebar on your blog or website (must have an active link)
6) Comment love. Enter any of my other Giveaways or comment on any non-giveaway post!
7) Email love. Share this Giveaway with friends and family via email and cc Leanne (at)raveandreview (dot) com (I will never, ever contact your email recipients)
8) Vote for Rave and Review on Top Baby Blogs, logo in right sidebar (daily entry)
On March 22th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email
Winners alert! This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to Linda Lansford who won her dream vacuum!
A huge thank you to Hoover for sending this awesome little vacuum to be reviewed and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. No monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.