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Post# 198591   9/1/2012 at 14:09 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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Hello all :)
i was in Homebase today, and it was the first ever time ive visited a homebase store acctually, i was looking at the floor care section (im not that into vaccumes but i do find them slighty interesting), and i saw a Hoover Handy plus hand held vac, i have a wet and dry electrolux rapidO, however, due to building work that has been taking place in the kitchen, ive lost the attatchments for it (ive found the crevice tool but not the rubber squeegie), and it is/can be messy to empty and it hurts my wrist when i use it because its fairly heavy, the Hoover was on offer at 23 from 30, so i grabbed one.
My nan has a Hoover FreeJet stick vac which she has nothing but good to say about, so i was even more keen to grab it, also, the Handy plus can last for 14 minutes on a full charge which is a few minutes longer than my rapidO which lasts for 10 minutes :(.
So, here are some pictures of it :)
Enjoy :)
Tom :)
P.S i think the box is misleading as the box shows a yellow model, and it is only when you read a sticker on the side of the box, that you know what colour is really in the box.





Post# 198592 , Reply# 1   9/1/2012 at 14:10 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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Pic 2: the colour of the vac

Post# 198595 , Reply# 2   9/1/2012 at 14:12 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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Pic 3: the specifications


Post# 198596 , Reply# 3   9/1/2012 at 14:13 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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Pic 4: the vac itself

Post# 198597 , Reply# 4   9/1/2012 at 14:14 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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Pic 5: the flip out crevice tool (very handy!)

Post# 198598 , Reply# 5   9/1/2012 at 14:15 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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Pic 6: felt brush?

Post# 198600 , Reply# 6   9/1/2012 at 14:17 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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I shall give my oppinions on it tomorrow as it needs to charge for 24h prior to first use :)
Its very quiet and light weight so it seems like a winner with me at the moment :)
Tom :)


Post# 198605 , Reply# 7   9/1/2012 at 14:54 (2,774 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Bet it won't out perform my old 1951 Dustette 100! :)

Post# 198606 , Reply# 8   9/1/2012 at 14:56 (2,774 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Does go to show the difference in design from a 1951 Hoover handheld and a 2012 one doesn't it ?

One advantage to mine is that it is AC powered with a super long flex so no charging up or worrying about it dying, just plug it in and you can vacuum for hours if need be.


Post# 198610 , Reply# 9   9/1/2012 at 15:13 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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hahahahahaha!!! i dont think it will be as good as its 1952 equivilent lol
it does seem well made, i use hand vacs for picking up catnip cat fur crumbs,ect


Post# 198612 , Reply# 10   9/1/2012 at 15:19 (2,774 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I have a handheld rechargeable Vacuum Cleaner as well, a cheap Woolworths one which I bought for 1.50 last year from the recycling store.

Works well in terms of reliability but the suction is piss poor.

The Dustette on the other hand is amazing suction wise and the only sound it makes it the air going through the fan! The motor is practically 100% silent.

Here is a picture of my Woolworths vacuum and a link to a thread with more pictures and information.


CLICK HERE TO GO TO jmurray01's LINK


Post# 198617 , Reply# 11   9/1/2012 at 15:38 (2,774 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        

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ah, i see :)
my mother has a dyson hand held (first Gen)
and i have the rapido and this hoover :)


Post# 199051 , Reply# 12   9/4/2012 at 02:59 (2,772 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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So, how did it perform ?

Post# 199062 , Reply# 13   9/4/2012 at 05:47 (2,772 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Whats the wattage on that Woolworths cordless hand vac, JM?


Post# 199113 , Reply# 14   9/4/2012 at 11:54 (2,771 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Not a clue, there is no ID sticker.

Post# 199180 , Reply# 15   9/4/2012 at 16:39 (2,771 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Your Handy Plus (Hoover UK) resembles our Air Express (Hoover USA)

Post# 199191 , Reply# 16   9/4/2012 at 17:31 (2,771 days old) by hooverhoover98 (Wales,South)        
Performance:

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Crumbs: very good
Hamster food: good
cat nip: very good
cat fur: good
washing powder: good
total performance rating: 10/10
overall a very good cheap hand vac :)
Tom :)


Post# 199236 , Reply# 17   9/5/2012 at 06:58 (2,771 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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That's pretty good results, though I would prefer the version with the brush roll if I were to buy one.

Post# 199290 , Reply# 18   9/5/2012 at 11:57 (2,770 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I suspect the, the Hoover U.S Air Express and our U.K Hoover Handy are probably the same product save for the colours. They're actually pretty good.


Post# 199302 , Reply# 19   9/5/2012 at 12:26 (2,770 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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I do wish Hoover US would use the same names as Hoover UK - it does become terribly confusing, especially when you get into a conversation with an American about the Hoover Convertible (Dial-A-Matic).

Post# 199500 , Reply# 20   9/5/2012 at 20:22 (2,770 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Well things may have been different if Hoover UK hadn't flogged appliances with air miles...


Post# 199666 , Reply# 21   9/6/2012 at 16:34 (2,769 days old) by floor-a-matic (somewhere)        

Could that be a sign that Hoover UK & Hoover USA get back together like before Hoover UK got taken over by Candy? Or the end of the TTI takeover of Hoover USA

Post# 199766 , Reply# 22   9/7/2012 at 03:19 (2,769 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have a Hoover "Dustette" too,neat little vac.The machine was bought at a local yard sale-the bag smells of WD40 when the vac is started.The former owner thought spraying the bag with WD40 allowed it to trap finer dust.She says she used to use the machine for cleaning windowsills.It seems like nowadays the hand type vacuums are going to rechargeable ones-keep in mind with the corded ones-more power and UNLIMITED run times!

Post# 199794 , Reply# 23   9/7/2012 at 10:11 (2,768 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Sadly it wouldn't matter if Candy sold Hoover to Hoover USA now either - current Hoover uprights are also made in China as well as other countries. 


Post# 199897 , Reply# 24   9/7/2012 at 19:21 (2,768 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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I see Dirt Devil have the Hoover Handy hand held cordless on their U,S site. It's called the Express 8. Equivalent dollars to pound conversion shows it should cost around 16. Pity Hoover UK's starting prices are 25,,,







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