Hoover Commercial Portapower Vacuum Cleaner Review


Avg. consumer rating = 90/100 

The Hoover Commercial Portapower Vacuum, or Hoover CH30000 as it is also known, is fairly new to the market and is the replacement (new version) of the Hoover Portapower C2094.  This is a compact, portable vacuum with good suction and plenty of attachments.  It is also not too expensive.  Consumer reviews and comments on this vacuum indicate that it is a well-liked machine.  Also, the star ratings from virtually every source are very good.

Reviews and ratings indicate a high level of consumer satisfaction as can be seen in the table below.  When we first reviewed this vacuum there were only 11 consumer reviews available, however we have updated the table below recently (2016) and there are now over 500 consumer ratings to draw from. 

Ratings Updated February 2016
 Source  Consumer Ratings  #Ratings
 Amazon  4.5 stars out of 5  413
 Walmart  4.5 stars out of 5  23
 Staples  4.6 stars out of 5  14
 Office Depot  5 stars out of 5  1
 Home Depot  4.3 stars out of 5  81


Following are some of the more common Commercial Portapower likes and dislikes:

 - Nice long power cord
 - Compact & portable
 - Strong suction
 - Long lasting cloth bag that is easy to empty
 - Reasonable price
 - Attachments work well

 - May lead to sore shoulder if you vacuum for a long time
 - Best on hard surfaces or low-pile carpet (likely not as effective on deep-pile carpet)

The product description and features for this vacuum cleaner are brief as it is a straightforward unit with limited bells and whistles.  It weighs in at only 8.3 pounds  - very light – which is good as it is meant to be worn over the shoulder (with a shoulder strap).  It is a bagged vacuum cleaner, but unlike most bagged machines it uses a reusable 3-layer cloth bag that consumers report is easy to remove, empty and replace.  There is also an option to use paper bags (requires bag adapter kit).

The Hoover CH3000 is powered by a 120 Volt, 7.4 Amp motor that produces 2.2 Peak HP.   Consumers indicate that the Hoover Portapower has lots of suction.  It is also UL and OSHA approved for commercial use.  Underwriters' Laboratories (UL) is a nonprofit, independent product safety certification organization in the US.   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSAH) is a US federal agency that approves companies like UL for such testing.

The Hoover CH30000 comes with a number of attachments:

- crevice tool
- wall/floor brush
- dusting brush
- furniture nozzle
- rug/floor nozzle

It also has two chrome steel wands, a shoulder strap and a storage strap.  The vacuum is quite compact with dimensions 20.9 x 12.5 x 7.3 inches.  There are a number of favorable comments regarding the length of the power cord which is 33 feet.  Consumers are sometimes unhappy with cords under 30 feet.  The hose on the Hoover Portapower is a stretch-hose that allows for extended reach and also makes storage a little easier.  It has a cleaning path of 12 inches, doubles as a blower, is made from ABS plastic and comes with a Manufacturer’s one-year commercial warranty.  The CH30000 is only available in black.

Several sites list the Hoover Portapower as CRI Green Label™ Approved.  CRI being the Carpet and Rug Institute.  We know little about this organization but they claim approval indicates that the vacuum is a superior cleaning vacuum that has passed stringent testing for soil removal, dust containment and carpet appearance retention.   You can read about this group here if you wish.

Vacuum Manual 
You can read more about this vacuum by viewing the Hoover Portapower Manual.


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