Date: October 4, 2016.
Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum – Model U6485900 is large, sturdy and relatively heavy, self-propelled upright vacuum cleaner. It has excellent HEPA level air filtration and with additional hose it is suitable for cleaning surfaces from the floor to the ceiling.
Date: October 4, 2016.
Features and Specifications
Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum, U6485900 model is self-propelled unit which makes vacuuming almost effortless. Combined with 29 feet (~8.9 m) power cord, 15 inch (~38 cm) wide nozzle and even additional 7 feet (~2.1 m) stretch hose and wand, U6485900 model can cover large area quickly and effortlessly. Unit doesn’t feature automatic cord rewind system.
U6485900 model weighs around 20.2 pounds (~9.2 kg) – not the lightest upright vacuum around. Wheels are soft and gentle to sensitive surfaces.
Unit dimensions: ~39.4 x 16.25 x 8.75 inches (~100 x 41 x 22 cm).
Motor is strong and it draws 12 Amps, providing strong suction.Unlike many similar upright vacuums, Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel is bagged vacuum cleaner. Air filtration is excellent and the unit has true HEPA air filtration, removing at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles – very important for people with asthma and those allergic to pollen, dust and similar. Bags for this unit are not cheap, but there are non OEMs replacement bags, which are often recommended for saving the money.
However, these bags are not recommended – single bag can last for longer period of time, depending on the size of cleaned floors and how quickly they get dirty.
U6485900 model features a sensor which alarms the user when to replace the bag for optimal performance.
To improve the air quality, after leaving the bag, air passes through mechanical washable filters – one before and one after the motor. Filters are washable, but after washing the filters, never put them back before they are completely dry. Mechanical filters should be replaced after some time – read the manual before assembling the unit, especially before the first use.
The hand grip moves about a quarter of an inch forward and backward, so when it is pushed forward, vacuum cleaner goes forward and when it is pulled backward, vacuum cleaner goes backward.
If you don’t like the self-propelling feature, note that the unit has a switch to turn the self-propelling mode on or off.
To avoid any damage to the furniture and similar objects, unit has ‘No Scuff Bumper’. However, be careful near sensitive walls and furniture.
Edge cleaning bristles enable cleaning the floors near the edges of the walls and furniture. Main cleaning tool is motorized brushroll, with shut off option for various floors. Cleaning head is suitable for various dirt types, including pet hair. However, if one does have a long hair pets, be sure to check the roller brush at the bottom periodically, as it gets tangled.Stretch cleaning hose with two extension wands enables cleaning just as if the unit is canister vacuum cleaner, at the same time having all the benefits of full-sized upright vacuum cleaner.
Stretch hose, 2 extension wands, crevice tool, upholstery tool and dusting brush are all conveniently positioned and carried on-board the unit, ready to be used when needed. Also, unit comes with the Air-Powered Hand Tool.
U6485900 model is based on Hoover’s WindTunnel technology, which improves suction and cleaning of the dirt. It also minimizes the scattering of the dirt by brush roll.
Unit is equipped with the headlight, which helps cleaning of dark areas and corners. Light is strong enough, but perhaps it could be positioned lower. Nonetheless, it does its job well.
Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel features Embedded DirtFinder with the sensor turning red on dirty floors and turning green when there is no more dirt being removed from the floor. This feature helps the users adjust their cleaning speed significantly, saving valuable time.
Unit is suitable for cleaning both carpets and hard floors. Also, there are 3 possible heights of the cleaning head – some similar models feature 5 possible positions or even automatic head adjustment, but 3 positions are generally more than enough.
Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum comes with the 3 Year Limited Warranty and at very acceptable price.
Long story short – this is big, heavy, sturdy vacuum cleaner and it gets its job done. Although heavy, it can be moved around easily due to self-propelled feature. It is bagged model and some people don’t like such models, especially not with disposable bags. But, such bags are thrown away when being full, without making a cloud of dust when being changed, like some bagless models do, when being emptied.
It comes at very acceptable price.
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