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Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Vacuum UH70105

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Avg. consumer rating = 71/100 

The Hoover WindTunnel UH70105 is a bagless upright that gets average consumer reviews.  A powerful yet relatively light vacuum cleaner, it can sometimes be found for less than $100USD.  It comes with a number of tools, HEPA filtration and it carries a 2-year warranty.

Windtunnel Technology
The Hoover UH70105 is powered by a 12 amp motor and it uses Hoover’s popular WindTunnel technology.  WindTunnel technology is described by Hoover as a system that lifts and traps dirt very efficiently, and using three distinct air channels it directs dirt into the dirt canister.  It is also said to minimize any scattering of debris back onto the floor.

HEPA Filtration
The UH70105 comes with a HEPA filter.  HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air and is a filter that removes 99.97% of all airborne particulates of 0.3 microns or larger that pass through it. This level of filtration has been used in the biomedical industry for many years to help inhibit the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses.  HEPA filtration is particularly popular with allergy or asthma sufferers as it will remove dust, pet dander, dust mite feces, pollens and other allergens from the air.

More Features
The power cord on this unit is 27 feet long.  A respectable length – longer is always better and we would always recommend 30 feet or more, but it is not short of the mark.  The Hoover WindTunnel UH70105 weighs in at 15.7 lbs and is not too heavy for an upright.  There are several consumer comments indicating that the vacuum is lightweight and easy to move.

A number of tools come standard with the Hoover UH70105 and these include:
- An air-powered hand tool
- An extension wand (12 inches)
- A crevice tool
- A combination upholstery/dust brush

Other vacuum features include a clean filter indicator that tells you when the filter needs to be cleaned or checked (the filter on this vacuum is rinsable).  Access to the belt and brushbar is provided simply by flipping two levers – this makes vacuum maintenance much easier.  Also, there are 5 different height settings allowing for optimal cleaning of different floor surfaces.  It should be pointed out that this unit does not allow the brushbar to be turned off however.

The UH70105 comes with an 8 foot stretch hose and consumers have commented that they wish it was a little longer.  The cleaning path of the vacuum is 13.5 inches wide (about average) and it carries a 2-year warranty.

Consumer Input
A review of several quality sites has provided the following consumer ratings for the Hoover WindTunnel bagless vacuum UH70105.  These indicate reasonable satisfaction with the vacuum is only average.

Ratings Updated March 2016
 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  3.6 stars out of 5  219
 Walmart  3.8 stars out of 5  107
 Sears  3 stars out of 5  78
 Abt  4.1 stars out of 5  74
 Macy's  3 stars out of 5  48
 Office Depot  5 stars out of 5  1

 

Consumer comments from several sites indicate the following common UH70105 likes and dislikes:

PROS
- Can often be found for less than $100USD
- Powerful suction
- Good at vacuuming up pet hair
- Easy to assemble
- Dust-canister is simple to empty
- Not too heavy and fairly easy to push
- Washable filters

CONS
- No auto-cord rewind
- Extension Hose could be longer
- Some comments that it is loud
- Cord is located at bottom of vacuum (some consumers don’t like this)

Vacuum Cleaner Video
Hoover offers a video on the UH70105 and while it is a commercial it is helpful to see the vacuum features and see it at work.

Vacuum Cleaner Manual
If you wish to see more details you may want to take a look at the Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Vacuum UH70105 Manual.

 

 

 

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