My views on vacuum cleaners seem to have changed over the years and, oddly enough, seem to somewhat mirror the way that I feel about strollers.
Strange connection? I agree.
Here's how: before I had children, I gravitated towards the large, bulky, heavy, flashy, packed-with-every-possible-feature-even-if-its-not-one-I-will-ever-need strollers because, well, they just had to be the best, right?
Well, before I had a house of my own to clean, I felt the same way about vacuums. The ones that must be the best surely had to have all the bells and whistles, bright colors, 18 different attachments, and weighed nearly what I did. Who cares how easy it was to push, we're talking horsepower, Baby!
Now that I have kids, I wouldn't take a second glance at the monstrous stroller systems and now that I have a house, I don't want to have to deal with a vacuum that is so heavy that I'm going to feel like I ran a marathon after having cleaned my first floor.
Instead, when given the chance to head to Walmart to purchase a vacuum for our home, I wanted something bagless, portable, lightweight, and designed for carpets as well as hardwood. After some research online at Walmart.com as well as right on Amazon.com...
...I was ready to head to the store with my 5-year-old shopping buddy to pick out a vacuum cleaner that would meet our needs.
After meandering our way through the store (check out our entire shop in photos here) and spending some time browsing all of the options available, the Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum ended up coming home with us.
The first thing I noticed when pulling the Nano Cyclonic out of the box was that it was nearly fully assembled, something that I definitely appreciated. Knowing that I wasn't going to have to spend a great deal of time (or any amount, really) sifting through an instruction manual to get things put together was a welcome realization.
After snapping the cleaning wand (which doubles as the handle) into the base with a click and wrapping the 20' power cord in place, I was ready to put this vacuum to the test and see if I had made a good choice.
Hitting the power button, I was happy to see that Hoover had truly made this vacuum compact and lightweight, weighing less than 12 pounds. That's it! It glides smoothly and effortlessly and even after cleaning room after room, you aren't left feeling worn out or exhausted from lugging it around.
When it comes time to move from our carpet or rug to the hardwood, the lever to turn off the brushroll is easily accessible right on the base. Considering that I spend a great deal of time moving between multiple floor surfaces, I was glad that I never have to go far to give it a simple press and release!
As well as the floors, switching over to use the cleaning wand in tight spots, on upholstery, on the stairs or reaching up high is done in moments. The quick-release wand pulls right out...
...and the stretchy hose adds an extra 5' of length. I love that the crevice tool is permanently attached to the end. Instead of having to keep track of it (and, most likely misplacing it like many of its predecessors), it is always there ready to go.
When I need a little more and want to attach the brush, it is easily removed from its storage location right on the side of the vacuum and slides right on over the crevice tool.
While the cyclonic technology included in this Hoover provides strong suction power, I also appreciate that the HEPA and foam filters are able to be rinsed and reused so that I won't have to worry about spending money on replacements. Simply release the body of the vacuum...
...and twist off the top to reach the HEPA filter...
...or lift up the base to find that the foam filter is easily accessible right underneath.
When it comes time to clean out the dirt cup, that is also made easy by the convenient bottom-release design. Just bring the body to the garbage can to unclasp the bottom and let the dirt fall out - never worrying about getting your hands into the debris.
The Hoover Nano Cyclonic Compact Bagless Upright is a great vacuum for small or large places, multiple surfaces, and is plenty easy enough to push and use for anyone. With its light weight and easy maneuverability, going from room to room is simple... and the addition of the stretch hose and extension wand make it possible to get every nook and cranny from floor to ceiling clean.
Best of all? While many vacuums with this size retail for well over $100, the Hoover Nano Cyclonic has a price tag of $58.84 at Walmart and Walmart.com (it is also available on Amazon for slightly more). For a vacuum that has comparable features and performance to similar uprights that cost a considerable amount more, why spend the money?
Instead, for all the power you need to get your floors clean, Hoover has invented a way to give peace of mind that you are getting your home truly clean without spending unnecessary time and effort. Find out more and read many other positive reviews on the Walmart and Hoover websites.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias but all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.