No longer will you have to wonder if your floors are clean, the Platinum Cyclonic Bagless Upright has an embedded dirt finder that tells you if it's clean or dirty.
Here's what makes this Hoover so remarkable.
Removes More Dirt: The Hoover Platinum Collection Cyclonic Bagless Upright removes more dirt from carpet than other bagless cyclonic vacuum models tested, so you can efficiently achieve the clean results you expect in fewer passes.
Embedded Dirt Finder (EDF): Uses real time sonic technology to tell you when dirt is being removed from your carpet and floors. The EDF indicator will illuminate "DIRTY" as long as you are removing dirt from your carpet. Once dirt has been removed from your carpet, the Embedded Dirt Finder indicator will turn green.
HEPA Media: Filter made with HEPA media. HEPA media traps 99.97% of dirt, dust, and pollens down to 0.3 microns, for cleaner air than standard or allergen media.*
*Per ASTM F2608
Multi-Cyclonic Filtration System
Results in no loss of suction.
Multi-cyclonic filtration, rinsable primary filter and high-quality final filter made with HEPA media
Embedded Dirt Finder (EDF)
Uses real time sonic technology to tell you when dirt is being removed from your carpet and floors.
CLEANING IN ACTION
14" Nozzle Width
Clean more carpet in one pass so you can cover large areas quicker.
Bottom Empty Dirt Cup
Makes emptying after use easy, with just a push of the clip.
Helps get furniture and other ablove floor items clean.
Embedded Dirt Finder Uses real time sonic technology to tell you when dirt is being removed from your carpet and floors.
Deep Recline Handle
Clean more areas of your home without re-plugging thanks to the 28-foot automatic cord rewind, which automatically rewinds in seconds at the touch of a button. Features up to 18 feet of above-the-floor cleaning reach, 7 floor settings for every floor type, and a 15-inch wide nozzle that devours anything in its cleaning path. The WindTunnel MAX Multi-Cyclonic Bagless Upright takes cleaning to the MAX!.
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PROS: works better than my old vacuum cleaner; has a long cord so I am able to vacuum the entire house from one central outlet on our main floor;
CONS: arrived with the wrong size screws to attach the handle to the main body part - had to find my own screws!; the machine sometimes does not switch from hardwood to carpet without me having to turn it off and restart it - I discovered this the hard way when it chewed up my daughter's area rug; called Cust Service to have these issues dealt with and was on hold for 20mins only to find out that they were experiencing computer issues - asked the CS to email me with the location of where I need to take my machine now for repair (it's only a few months old!!) and CS took my email address but did not email me back - now I have to call back again!; hairs,string,junk,etc. clogged the inner cones and I had to pull off the plastic cover to remove the plug as machine was not sucking up anything - not disclosed in the instruction manual as a potential troubleshooting issue
While it is better at sucking up dirt than my old machine, the cons make me an unhappy customer. Hoover Customer Service is very poor too! I wish I had bought the Dyson instead. The money I saved is being spent on frustration with this product.
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I have a dog with long hair that sheds a lot, and this vacuum picks up EVERYTHING. My dog is black, and I have beige carpets, so the hair can become very noticable. After vacuuming, the carpet is completely spotless and the air even smells better. the filers on the vacuum is 0.3 micro i believe, that's almost industrial strength. Industrial instrument air filters only filter down to 0.1 micros, and those are 10k a piece.
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182 of 187 people found the following review helpful
Good, but a few things you need to knowMarch 23 2009
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We went through our second Dyson, and decided to switch just for the sake of doing so. Aside from the really high end European models, we opted for this new "prestige" line from Hoover, figuring it would be interesting to see what's the best they can do at a higher price point.
The machine itself looks really good, and when you turn it on, it's like starting a nice car, it almost purrs. The electronic start/stop and the electronic height adjustments are fabulous, very refined. And the machine seems to pick up everything in site.
Now, here are a few things to keep in mind, none of which are deal-breakers, but believe me, this thing is not perfect.
First and foremost, emptying the dirt chamber. At first we thought it was like most other bagless machines, you flick a lever and let the stuff fall in your garbage. But after about a week, we noticed the machine not picking up nearly as well, and we couldn't figure out a thing.
Then we looked carefully and saw that a huge collection of hair and debris had collected inside an inner cup, wrapped around the so-called cyclonic device. Once we got rid of that stuff, the vacuum was like new again. Still, it is hardly referred to in the manual, and it is rather a messy task.
Finally is the "dirt" indicator. It works on some sort of audio principle, sending out sounds which come back distored if they run in to dirt. I find that this works most of the time, but sometimes, it just stays red, and even after going over the area five times, it stays red.
I guess one could beef about the extension cord, why they didn't come up with some better way to unreel it and attach it to the machine. This is just like every other vacuum in that respect, but the cord seems longer.
I think I would buy it again, but the bag emptying procedure is sloppy and very unsophisticated. I'd be looking for machines that might do that job better.
77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
This is One Outstanding VacuumMarch 16 2009
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I recently had to pick up a new vacuum when my old vacuum (an upright that wasn't supposed to lose suction, but which broke down and stopped sucking altogether. At least stopped sucking dirt from the floor, that is) went kaput, and I did some research, trying to find one that was sturdy, had the extra tools, and really picked up dirt. I have two large-ish (50 - 70 pound) dogs that shed a bit, track in some dirt, and can cause carpet chaos, so I really wanted to bring home a powerhouse this time. I liked the early reviews I'd seen on this new Hoover Platinum, and liked how it combined cyclonic action (which I thought was one of those marketing terms, but which actually makes some cleaning sense) and Hoover's own Windtunnel mechanisms (my mom swears by her Hoover she's had forever with this, and hey, you have to be able to trust your mom, right), and so decided it was the vacuum for me. And, I'm darn happy so far that I did. It just picks up more dirt and dog hair from the carpet and upholstery than any vacuum I've had so far, and is great for cleaning all of a big house. Sometimes you just want to spot clean, but if you really want to get at cleaning, and really want cleaning power, this is the vacuum for those jobs. All the tools are a plus, too (especially the long hose and the crevice tool, which are perfect for stairs. Oh, the dusting brush is oddly handy, too. I've never really had one of those that worked that well, but this one's tops. Maybe it's just that the engine and all deliver enough power to make the dusting brush worthwhile, but I use it all the time), and it looks great, and the 6-year warranty is nice, but really, without the suction and dirt-pulling ability, would anything else matter? Nope, which is why I'm glad I made the right choice and went for this new Platinum vaccum, because it really picks up the dirt.
53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Glad I bought this HooverMay 1 2011
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I have used this vacuum for about a year and I am quite happy with it. I suffer from allergies and researched for a vacuum that would do a great job without a +$500 tag. If you're in a similar position, see the PROs/CONs of my experience so far, and exaggerated information (IMO) out there:
PROs 1. Filtration system, including reusable HEPA filter: This vacuum traps everything, including allergens like dust mites (according to manufacturer's claims). But I did notice a significant improvement with my allergies after I started using this vacuum. The washable HEPA filter gives me control over the vacuum's performance by allowing me to clean it and without the need for replacement filters every couple months.
2. Suction system: This is my first Hoover, and I was so impressed with the suction system. It picked up dust left behind my old vacuum, and even the dust found under the carpet.
3. Relatively quiet motor considering all that is going on.
CONs: The 2 issues below are the reason I took away a start from this item, and only gave it 4 out of 5.
1. It is difficult to use the accessories hose because it is kind of short. It is difficult to vacuum hard to reach places because the hose does not extend too much.
2. Limited reach under furniture: Vacuum canister can get a bit on the way when trying to reach under furniture.
EXAGGERATED INFO (IMO): While reading reviews, I came across some users' feedback that made me think twice about whether this item was right for me. However, I found some of that feedback to be a bit exaggerated. And that is:
1. Emptying Canister: I kept coming across complaints on emptying the canister. It is not a big deal. I just place the canister inside a bag, press the button to release it open, and use my hand (through exterior) to close it. Yes, it would be nice to click the button again to close, but it is not that difficult.
2. Dealing with dust while Emptying Canister: Honestly, this will happen with any bagless vacuum. And lint/"stuff" can get stuck can get stuck in tubes, but it is nothing that takes more than 30 seconds to clean.
3. Too Heavy to Move: It is a big vacuum, somewhat bulky, but it is not too heavy given its size. Perhaps people are not using the right carpet height setting while vacuuming, causing the machine to get stuck on the carpet.
Overall, I would purchase this item all over again, and would recommend it to others. Hope you find this info to be useful.
118 of 130 people found the following review helpful
worth the money??? you decideJune 13 2009
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well when we bought this vacuum we had High hopes, especially of the price. Let me start with the great part, More suction then any other vacuum we have ever owned. Brought out more dirt and dust then any vacuum we have ever owned. The dirt sensor is awesome, works just like described, usually by our doorways is the dirtiest and the sensor proves that. Now for the bad. Size!!!!!! Too big, will not fit under our beds like all our other models that we have owned, even when you put it at the lowest setting it still will not fit. The extension is NOT long enough to do any vacuuming above shoulder height. Would love to give it a 5 star ratings, but the two items that I mentioned are too important not to mark it down a star for each one. Would I buy it again? No, for the two reasons I mentioned, but Man the areas it does reach... Wow, what suction!!!
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Wish I Had Bought This SoonerSept. 8 2009
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After several years with an older Hoover, we finally got tired of its performance and began seeking a replacement. After doing a lot of research on this, Comsumer Digest's, and Best Buy's sites, we went with this one. Assembly was quite simple, requiring only a Phillips head screwdriver for two screws, before it was set up. Our first use, just after vacuuming an area done with the old vacuum, left me stunned. The clear reservoir/ "bag?" area filled with lint, dirt, dust, hair and fibers, and left me uneasy about leaving any other carpets un-done. Part of this vacuum's appeal comes in the form of the sensor that lights up as "dirty" or "clean" as it detects the amount of material being sucked up. It never seems to be wrong, taking me into the more heavily-trafficked areas and requiring a little extra time to get it all sucked up just right.
While some have complained about the length of the attachment hose, it does stretch pretty well, which allows me to hit everywhere I need in my one-floor home. The bright LED light in the front illuminates the carpet much better than our old vacuum, insuring that tiny Lego parts are saved and crying children are therefore avoided. The hose "attachment" has a much sturdier construction than our older vacuum, and will seemingly take a lot more abuse before it should have any problems. Two additional hose attachemtns are provided, a crevice tool and a wider head, which should help most tackle their needs.
Overall, the story on this vacuum is that it is well worth the price, and will leave you appalled at what you used to accept as a standard of cleanliness. My wife has commented that the air in the house seems cleaner/ clearer, and I definitely notice an improvement in the feel of our carpets walking around in bare feet. I wish we had gotten this years ago, and am thrilled with the results thus far.