The Hoover Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister UH30010COM is a vacuum designed for versatility. It includes a portable canister unit that allows the operator to clean a variety of areas, from top to bottom. Tests concluded that this Hoover vacuum is capable of pulling more dirt out of carpeting than other machines. This unit also comes with Hoover’s best 6-year limited warranty.
This Hoover vacuum cleaner is a nice, lightweight model weighing under 12 lbs. and includes Hoover’s Patented WindTunnel Technology that sucks debris better and faster than other models. Higher priced models utilize two vacuum motors, but the Hoover UH30010COM makes up for this by utilizing a larger single motor system.
The bag on this Hoover vacuum is quite generous in size and is made with HEPA media and traps almost 100% of allergens from returning to the air. The HEPA filtration bag has the ability to filter out plant pollen, dust mites and dander down to 0.3 microns. This bag assures better air quality than regular allergen paper bags. The self-sealing bag stops dust puffs from entering back into a clean room.
There are features on this make of Hoover vacuum that make the job of vacuuming much easier. For starters, the power button is located directly on the handle where it is easily reached rather than needing to reach around to the front of the machine. There is a bag indicator light that takes the guesswork out of when to change the bag. A tool bracket makes it possible to have tools on-board, keeping them accessible at all times. The tools included with this machine include a crevice tool, floor brush and dusting brush. A telescoping extension wand allows the user to reach up high or down low and is nice for cleaning drapes or upholstery. A headlight on the upright illuminates dirt and debris located under furniture and along baseboards.
The canister portion of the Hoover Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister UH30010COM comes with a carrying strap that increases its mobility. Able to be toted up and down stairs and useful in areas that are tight quarters, this canister can go anywhere. The handle at the top of the canister makes it easy to pick up and carry while in operation and the unit is light enough to carry easily. The canister has impressive suction and is a terrific little unit in its own right, although the hose is a little on the short side at less than 5 feet, so reach is somewhat limited. The canister vacuum is also bit loud.
Priced below $400 dollars, this Hoover model is a great value considering it is like getting two vacuums for the price of one. There are only a few issues with the Hoover Platinum Lightweight, most of them not too serious. The first issue is the fact that this unit does not come with brush roller shut off capability. Second, the handle on the upright feels very light and a bit flimsy although the obviously lighter design does contribute to the lighter weight of the vacuum.
Overall, the Hoover Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister UH30010COM is a really nice vacuum cleaner. Lightweight and adaptable, and sporting two machines for the price, it is ideal for a variety of applications. The fact that Hoover also includes its best 6-year warranty makes this a machine worth the money.