Thread Number: 36072  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
My thoughts on Hoover.
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Post# 386865   2/27/2018 at 15:13 (265 days old) by Oldskoolguy (Chicago, Illinois)        

Let me cut to the chase, Hoover is a brand that I’ll have a soft spot for. Why? Some of their models have withstood the test of time even. The Convertible, for example, is now the Guardsman with the same motor from the 80’s! Hoover doesn’t seem to really change their models as much as they do recycle their own designs and make changes between major and minor before being (re)released. Maybe Hoover seems to take pride in them . Eventually, a few years back, the elite was discontinued as well as the decade style guardsman. Why? They probably were not very popular, too costly to make, or no longer practical. Yes they are missed, but as time changes, we may have to learn to accept it. Hoover could use some improvement in their models, though. ssembled in the USA is a big step in the right direction, but for the models themselves, their mileage may vary. On another note, Hoover seems to be one of the few vacuum companies that make machines that will work on shag carpet. So maybe instead of trying to improve something already very bad like Dyson, Hoover seems to weigh models based on if they’ve withstood the test of time, or if they’ve come so far and are no longer meant to be. To me, overall, Hoover is at the borderline between a brand and a household name.

Post# 386886 , Reply# 1   2/27/2018 at 21:16 (265 days old) by Lux_Luthor (Tennessee)        

I can agree when it comes to the commercial line up, but the residential line up leaves a lot to be desired. It tries or does copy other brands. Right now that’s Shark. Previously Oreck.

Post# 386892 , Reply# 2   2/27/2018 at 22:11 (265 days old) by pr-21 (Middletown, OH)        

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I know this is a Hoover thread, but the same thing happened with Eureka as well. Thank goodness for

nos popping up once in a while on Ebay.





Post# 387558 , Reply# 3   3/9/2018 at 09:03 (256 days old) by daknx1994 (Southern Indiana)        

If I had to buy a brand new vacuum whether bagged or bagless I would choose Hoover first. The experiences I have had with these units is a lot more positive than what I was expecting out of them. Repair parts are usually readily available and pretty cheap. I can't speak for the new react models though.

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