The Hoover WindTunnel 2 Bagged Upright 8311900 is an upright vacuum with cord rewind, adjustable handle height, and a telescoping Quick-Release Wand and Super-Stretch Hose. A HEPA filter is also included. Priced at around $250 dollars, this is a Hoover vacuum that falls on the upper end of the low-price category. On this particular Hoover, there are some really nice extra features that are commonly found on more expensive machines.
The Hoover WindTunnel 2 Bagged comes with a Breathe-Easy Hygienic Filter bag system and a lifetime belt. There is a Real-Time Tool System with a Tag-Along Grip which means that the tool kit is located and stores right on the machine for easy access. The telescoping Quick-Release Wand means that adding extension wands is unnecessary as the wand is already ready-to-go. There is a pet hair cleaning tool that stores on-board as well and is effective on upholstery and carpeted stairs.
Other features include an automatic brush shut off feature that shuts the motor for the brush off as soon as the vacuum cleaner wand is removed from the machine. An embedded DirtFINDER system notifies the operator when the floor is clean by activating a light. A headlight and soft wheels make this a nice machine to use in darker areas or around furniture. The automatic rewind feature is nice and saves the operator a lot of time when preparing the machine for storage. Higher priced models utilize two vacuum motors, but the Hoover 8311900 makes up for this by utilizing a larger single vacuum motor system. Hoover’s standard 1-year warranty is also included.
Overall, the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Bagged Upright 8311900 is a good vacuum cleaner but there are some things that buyers may want to consider. First, this is a very heavy machine and is not self-propelled which may be an issue for some people. Another problem is that replacement bags may be difficult to find locally, and while the belt is considered a lifetime belt and shouldn’t need to be replaced, a service call will be necessary in the case that it does fail.
Other things to note about this Hoover vacuum cleaner involve the cord rewind system. The cord is a decent length of 28′ and fully rewinds, but the speed with which it rewinds is quite fast. On one hand, it is great to save the extra time not having to rewind the power cord, but it is advised to take care to not allow the quickly retreating cord and the subsequent plug to hit anything while the mechanism rewinds.
The Hoover WindTunnel 2 Bagged Upright 8311900 is a nice Hoover model but may be too heavy for some operators, especially if large areas of carpeting are being cleaned. The telescoping wand is a nice feature and saves a lot of time and the tool kit that attaches to it are very handy at reaching more difficult areas. The HEPA filter is nice for allergy sufferers and pet owners and the latter will appreciate the included pet hair tool. The suction is good on this Hoover vacuum cleaner and the fact that it is a bagged machine makes it appealing to those people who prefer a bagged system, although finding bags may be an issue in certain areas. The brushed edge cleaning feature is a nice touch and is effective at removing debris along baseboards and furniture.