Great for light duty e.g. car vacuuming
I got sick of humping our big, heavy vacuum cleaner down to our garage and back every time to clean the car interior, so I went looking for a smaller, lighter alternative that could live down there permanently. I looked at and tested rechargeable battery hand-helds and whilst they're convenient, I wasn't impressed by the suction power. The Hoover Flow however, being powered from the mains, has a 1000 watt motor and power to spare. It comes with plenty of attachments (including a flexible hose and extension tubes) for both vacuuming and also blo...wing; it can function as a leaf blower as well as blowing up party balloons. It even has a wide vacuum head adjustable for both carpet and smooth floors. The amount of suction applied can be regulated by adjusting an air-hole, which is just as well because on full suction it really clamps itself onto the car's carpet floor mats! The brush attachment is ideal for removing dust from delicate areas such as around instruments, display screens, air vents and control switches on the dashboard without scratching. The (non-retractable) mains cord is 6 metres long which is enough to clean the whole car, provided the mains socket is nearby, and if it isn't, an extension cord will fix the problem. The Flow is bagless — to empty the reservoir you push a button to release a hinged flap on the underside and the dust, fluff, etc. just falls out. There's an easily-removed screen which protects a pleated filter. I'd recommend cleaning this screen each time you vacuum — it's easy to do and only takes a minute. The whole unit is relatively light-weight and easy to hold in one hand. The RRP is $129 but you can get it for $99 at Godfrey's if you negotiate—that's their usual sale price but they seem happy to sell for that all year-round if you ask. The build quality is adequate for light duties but I wouldn't recommend it as the main vacuum cleaner in a household. You CAN clean a house with it but the performance (and I suspect the longevity) won't match a bigger, heavy-duty model. PROS: Good performance for a hand-held—plenty of suction, removes dust effectively Versatile—plenty of attachments for all sorts of tasks including blowing Reasonably priced at $99 Easy to hold
Barely any sucktion, and even less storage space for the stuff it sucks up.
Not happy with my purchase.
I ended up reselling the vac on Ebay with full discretion.
Lucky for me, somebody bought it. Stay away.
The onky positive thing to say about this item, would be that it it tiny and easy to store.
No suction, No room for vacuumed stuffs
Questions & Answers
How do I empty it?
Make sure the machine is off. Remove any attachments.Hold the machine upside down. Press the red circular button on the right-hand side to release the flap that covers the dust compartment. Turn the machine over and shake out the collected dust, fluff, etc. into a suitable receptacle. Turn the machine over again, and with the flap still open, press down on the small black oval shape on top of the dust filter. This will release the filter which you can then remove from the machine to clean it. It sounds complicated but it's really very simple and quick!
|Category||Handheld Vacuum Cleaners|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
- MPN: HVC-22
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