Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
Fantastic works exceptionally well on a tiled floor. Picks all the pet hair, it's quite, light weight. It sucks better than my dyson upright, only downside is the short cord but that's easily fixed with extension cord. Dust bin holds alot no need to empty before finishing the house even with all the pet hair which is bad now as it's summer one big dog & three cat's two of cats have long hair. No regrets purchasing this at $99 on sale was a bargain.
Previously had a Samsung vacuum which was a great unit, but if had electronic controls on the handle, which after a while broke, so could only control it by plugging it in at the wall outlet to turn it on. Eventually it literally blew up.
I wasn't sure what to expect from the Hoover tornado. It didn't really seem to give the appearance of being anything special.
When I got it home though, I was, and still am, very impressed! Great suction, easy to move around, great filter, and nice big chamber. I can do my whole apartment and still not need to empty the chamber.
Very pleased with this guy.
Good then Bad
I bought this cleaner 1 year ago and while it was good for 6 months it then just stopped sucking. went back to store but were not helpful. all filters have been cleaned on a regular basis but nothing improves. Sorry it has been a waste of my money .....
Hoover..... NO NO NO
Purchased for $299.00.
The most useless vacuum I've ever owned
Bought this last year , at first suction was good then stopped it's been cleaned thoroughly and hardly used and still no suction. Checked hosing filters etc and still no good
Purchased in April 2018 for $150.00.
- Verified purchase
A fantastic product for a very reasonable price.
We bought this vacuum cleaner as a replacement for the earlier Hoover Hurricane. It is rated as having slightly less power consumption but it's superior design results in a greatly improved suction. It is a bag-less, cyclonic machine and, thus, the suction only diminishes slightly as it fills. In fact, the suction is so strong that you might find that using the slide power adjuster is sometimes preferable.
The job of emptying and cleaning of the machine is simple but, as with any bag-less, needs to be done properly.
Having had an industrial cle...
Powerful clean. Great price
Went through a number of vacuums before this one and we are quite pleased with the performance. We have floorboards and rugs and the clean is thorough on both surfaces.
Amazing performance....superb value!
Got one of these from Godfrey's a few days ago.....after being absolutely sick to death of vacuum cleaners dying after two-three years with the usual 1 year warranty.....We calculate we went thru nearly $1500 worth of vacuum cleaners in less than 10 years.....So I am very over purchasing them - changed tactics - buy cheap ones - and replace as needed.....We had a VAX high-end, two Samsungs ( a cheapo, and a high-end model), and some sort of professional Italian brand (not Delonghi/Miele) yellow industrial bag type - a large canister on microl ...wheels that was supposedly to be used as a vacuum by the pro-cleaners for office buildings etc (did have a long cord)....LOL....It was rubbish.....I hated it from the day we bought it, and when the motor melted - that was a good day.....It toppled over running over its own power cord.... Anyway, I only paid $99 plus $7 shipping from ebay for this Hoover diamond (Godfrey's was the actual seller - they sent me the invoice by email)...... First the downsides....if you want to call them that.....The power cord is short and as others commented...easily solved with an extension cord....which I always use anyway with all the others.....The vacuum hose is shorter than many others. In my opinion this is a positive....it is long enough to work well for us, but not so long it twists and twirls and cuts off the suction.....and takes a few seconds to un-twist.....hoping the motor has not been harmed.....It has filters that need cleaning vs the bagged vacuums...but they are easily accessible and no dramas at all..... After a few uses - this Hoover is simply a gem....It is VERY strong on the suction front, and the floor attachment has a gutsy stiff brush...that can be raised or lowered......So dog hair comes up by the bushels.....that our expensive $400 LG electric broom WITH turbo head - left behind on our carpets - the day before. This Hoover is the best I have driven - ever. One major plus for me is the wheels are big enough that it is not easy to tip over.....also the metal pipe to the floor brush is extendable and suits me operating it, as 6'2". Tall and short people will be happy with it One of the old Samsung upholstery brush heads we kept fit this perfectly and cleaned our couches and chairs the best ever.......This Hoover does come with a brush attachment...but it is quite small....That said, I used it in the car and it was magnificent for that purpose - cleaning off all the dog hair easily.....For pure value and performance this gets 5 stars from me.......I am curious about the longevity....But it can't be worse than the name brands we have already wasted lots of money on......$99....I am so pleased if it dies after warranty - I will get another one.....I refuse to waste hundreds on any vacuum now.......
Great-for six months only
At first this Hoover worked well, really powerful and quiet. After 6 months it has lost all suction and overheats. We’ve had a problem with it overheating when we first bought it and had to return it for another. The replacement worked well initially but now we’ve got the same problem coupled with zero suction despite cleaning the filters. This vacuuum lulls you into a false sense of security!
Great at the start but.......
Great at the start picked up everything on all floor surfaces but now even in maximum it hardly has any suction. Have cleaned all the filters again Nd still hardly any suction. Was praising this product but now not happy at all. Will have to see what it will cost to fix
really good for the price
great vacuum i first bought it when i lived in a tiny apartment and it was used on floor boards and one carpeted room and it was so quick great suction power.. now in a much larger house and still using it and it is still going strong. only issue would be pulling it right apart to clean but you dont have to do that too too often
Excellent machine - couldn't do without it.
I have been using my Tornado for a couple of years now - bought it for $299. Bought it originally because of our husky, and wanting a large capacity bagless for easy emptying of LOTS of husky hair. It works extremely well for that purpose. So well in fact, I bought another 2 for family when they were on sale for $99. Yes, the cord is only short, but as mentioned, you only need an extension cord and that problem is fixed. I bought the power head ($49) for hairy carpets and it works a treat on hard floors as well, so no need to change the head. Heaps of power, reasonably quiet, sucks really well, filters are easily cleaned and replaced. Excellent product and so light to tow around. Happy shopper!!
Great little tornado
Love this little machine could even say better than our dyson, purchased this from godfrey's for $99 for upstairs, we have wooden floors upstairs and its fantastic, great suction and doesn't scratch the floors, only complaint is lead isnt that long but with an extension lead its fantastic. Love the bagless cylinder easy to open to empty.
Very very happy with this product. The vacuum has strong suction power and glides across the carpets and floors. I use this on all my floors and believe it is worth every cent. It is easy to manoeuvre around the house and very compact. Very happy with the overall performance.
Only good when new. Loses suction significantly after a while
When I bought it I was very happy. Sucked up much more than my old vacuum. I find the filters hard to clean and made of poor quality materials.
Now it is barely usable even for wooden floors.
Positive - light weight and inexpensive.
Negative - Poor suction after even a short period. Limited attachments.
I don't think I will buy a Hoover again.
Vacuums so well.
The suction on this vacuum is just amazing, it just sucks up everything in slight.
I personally think its way better than any Dyson vacuum I have previous owned which is three over the last six years.
When I first got it I used it to clean the carpets and so much junk such as pet fur just came up like crazy.
Not to bad
The suction on this little vacuum is unbelievable its great but in saying that the head on it it is so light when you are vacuuming you push forward and it lifts up off the floor its really annoying ive got a 2 bedroom apartment so it does the job i like the idea of it being bagless makes it easier i wish the power cord was abit longer on it but for $100 you get what you pay for.
Powerful Little Vac
This is just basic vacuum and pretty cheap on special too ($99) I think they have given it an appropriate name in "Tornado" because when you tun it on it really screams and it creates a spinning dust effect as the bowl fills up. It is easy to quickly empty but you need to wash the filter out from time to time or it loses effectiveness and then you need to thoroughly dry it. The whole process took over 24 hours last time before it felt dry enough to put back in.
This is a good cheap vacuum, not the best ever but a good machine
Good for the price on sale
I bought this last year , with price in mind , it was a impulse buy when a sale was going on in Godfreys .
they are good for the sale price, but not sure how long would they last , do not clean as good as dyson but good enough for 1 bed apartment .
Fair price at $99
First impression is that it's quieter than a $49 model from K-Mart but only time will tell how long that lasts.
However, the hose and the cord are too short and the cord gets worryingly warm with just 20 mins use !
But the more annoying gripe is the brush attachment which is little more than a throw away toy. Pathetic.
This is no $299 machine reduced to $99. It's a $99 machine at most.
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