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My Hoover Vortex Of Sorts
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Post# 175696   4/3/2012 at 14:46 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

This has to be one the coolest vacuums around! There are so many neat features to this, that do excel over Dyson. But obviously did not work too well because they all burnt out and broke.
I love mine to bits, been after one since I tried a yellow "cyclone" version at a holiday home.

Post# 175697 , Reply# 1   4/3/2012 at 14:48 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175698 , Reply# 2   4/3/2012 at 14:48 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175699 , Reply# 3   4/3/2012 at 14:49 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175700 , Reply# 4   4/3/2012 at 14:50 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175701 , Reply# 5   4/3/2012 at 14:52 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175702 , Reply# 6   4/3/2012 at 14:52 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175703 , Reply# 7   4/3/2012 at 14:54 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175704 , Reply# 8   4/3/2012 at 14:55 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175705 , Reply# 9   4/3/2012 at 14:55 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175706 , Reply# 10   4/3/2012 at 14:56 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175707 , Reply# 11   4/3/2012 at 14:57 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175708 , Reply# 12   4/3/2012 at 14:58 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Its a very nice vacuum to use and empty

Post# 175709 , Reply# 13   4/3/2012 at 14:58 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Post# 175710 , Reply# 14   4/3/2012 at 14:59 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        
Why couldn't Dyson come up with this!

You can take off the shroud and wash it!

Post# 175711 , Reply# 15   4/3/2012 at 15:00 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

The wand and crevice tool store in the handle

Post# 175712 , Reply# 16   4/3/2012 at 15:01 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Nice basic Hoover attachments for any dusting requirement.

Post# 175713 , Reply# 17   4/3/2012 at 15:03 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Its a monster swivel neck!

Post# 175714 , Reply# 18   4/3/2012 at 15:03 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Hoover's full stair stretch hose

Post# 175715 , Reply# 19   4/3/2012 at 15:04 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Anti-tip design

Post# 175716 , Reply# 20   4/3/2012 at 15:05 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Hoover's unique easy grip handle

Post# 175717 , Reply# 21   4/3/2012 at 15:06 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Yes, the activator style brushroll!

Post# 175718 , Reply# 22   4/3/2012 at 15:07 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

The attachment's grip

Post# 175719 , Reply# 23   4/3/2012 at 15:15 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Thats the Advert for the Hoover vortex, short but sweet.

Post# 175721 , Reply# 24   4/3/2012 at 15:29 (2,927 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Hoover vortex

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What a great find Jake, these machines look really cool! would love to get one eventually shame it doesn't have the hoover vortex logo.

Did these stop production just because dyson sued them?

these should of stayed in production, they were so much better at cleaning than the dc01 apparently.
Do you like it then? and is it good?

Post# 175772 , Reply# 25   4/3/2012 at 19:20 (2,927 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

Hi Jake,

I'm with you I love the Vortex and all the models that came after it, here's a couple of pics of some of mine, I'm also lucky enough to have the first two true Vortex models brand new in box in my storage centre in Sydney...These are the one I have picked up while living in the UK.


Post# 175773 , Reply# 26   4/3/2012 at 19:24 (2,927 days old) by ozhoover (London UK (but born and raised in Melbourne, Australia ))        

pic 2

With the strange CyClean model the bagless that took a plastic bag .....Not really sure what Hoover was trying to do here...?


Post# 175814 , Reply# 27   4/4/2012 at 01:54 (2,927 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
As Jackie Kennedy would say,

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"I'll take one in every color".

Post# 175816 , Reply# 28   4/4/2012 at 03:36 (2,927 days old) by baglessball ()        
I had that machine some time ago!

My local chemist had thrown it out, so I took the motor out of my then pure power so I could use it!

Dyson sued them as they had copied there technology. Personally i don't think it moved as much said as the dyson. The exhaust on the cyclone is small and restricts airflow.

But generally owners were crap with cleaning filters. I know a few who cleaned filter but not the shoud as it was hidden and is small in diameter so hair loved to wrap round it.

My aunt had a hurricane and when it was new I loved it because of how power it was! But because it didn't have the technology it lost suction half way round the house and it was a really dirty job to clean the filters. Also if you used the crevice tool for too long it would restrict the super suction too much and then cut out. I would take the tool of every few minutes to allow air through to cool the machine down. Also because it was so powerful it would suck the stair cleaning house flat. So again. Turn of shake the hose and start again. That machine had quite a few repairs under warranty!

Post# 175823 , Reply# 29   4/4/2012 at 05:27 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

They are really nice sturdy cleaners, nothing stops them from picking up the bits off the carpet and hardfloors.

ozhoover - I really love your collection of them, Let ME be the first to know if you have to sell anything, I would pay a decent price for a NIB so badly! Feel free to email me :p Hehe

gottahaveahoove- Who wouldn't?

Baglessball- What was the filter set up like on the hurricane, was the filter above or below?

Post# 175831 , Reply# 30   4/4/2012 at 07:01 (2,927 days old) by baglessball ()        

Both. It has the same pleated filter below the bin, and another that sits on top of the shroud. If I remember right you removed the bin, and then had to twist the shroud a quarter turn to remove it, the smaller pleated filter would be sat on top of the shroud with a inner foam liner. Fine dust would drop everywhere. It was such a messy vacuum to keep clean!

Post# 175844 , Reply# 31   4/4/2012 at 08:04 (2,927 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

Hi Alex, I believe that is the way its supposed to look. I think this was just a basic model at the time. Think I should compare the Dyson and Hoover?

Post# 175847 , Reply# 32   4/4/2012 at 08:53 (2,927 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
omg I am well jel now....

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I would love to try the vortex and now seeing those four in you picture mark, I want, I want, I want LOL I hope to get one some time.

Post# 175848 , Reply# 33   4/4/2012 at 08:57 (2,927 days old) by SuctionSelector (Leeds, England)        

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Very nice, all those attachments are awesome! Whats it like picking up against a DC01?

Post# 175864 , Reply# 34   4/4/2012 at 11:18 (2,926 days old) by baglessball ()        

Personally I would chose the dyson for cleaning. DC01's and carpet only models have 3 rows of bristles instead of two. Which I have found has made quite a difference when shifting pet hair..

I do like the vortex. If I was choosing a model of vacuum with activator brushroll for cleaning carpet it would be a turbopower.

Post# 175899 , Reply# 35   4/4/2012 at 16:36 (2,926 days old) by Rolls_rapide (-)        
Hoover v Dyson

I preferred the Vortex over the DC01. The Hoover was more robust, the hose longer, the tools stayed on the cleaner, easier to empty, had handle lock.

The Which? magazine thought it performed effectively too.

Post# 175965 , Reply# 36   4/5/2012 at 09:14 (2,926 days old) by jakesvacs ()        

I think its very hard to choose between the Dc01 and Vortex , they are almost at two very different ends of the table.
How about when I finish cleaning it out and replacing belts,brushes and filters I start a thread comparing the two on all points.
I might have just spotted another Hoover vortex of sorts for sale near me. I am deffinatly going to have to grab it!

Post# 176384 , Reply# 37   4/8/2012 at 18:30 (2,922 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

the dc01 was a huge success my cousin had that same one as u Jake but with a rewind too! :D
the best dyson tbh was dc07 non clutched the dc25 is good for grooming but the rest of it is abit rubbish descent suction etc

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