Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

November 10, 2013 by
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Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

  • Cordless and bagless stick vacuum cleaner with WindTunnel Technology
  • Interchangeable 18-volt Lithium Ion battery for fade-free power; auto height adjustment
  • Motorized power brush turns off with a flip of a switch for bare-floor cleaning; 11-inch-wide nozzle
  • Edge-cleaning bristles, low-profile base, battery-fuel gauge, and Energy Star battery charger included
  • Measures approximately 11 by 8 by 42 inches; 2-year limited vacuum warranty; 2-year limited battery/charger warranty

Hoover Platinum Collection LiNX Cordless Stick Vacuum Full power. No cord. This sleek, versatile featherweight cordless is always ready to deliver upright performance*. With Hoover’s Fade Free** Lithium-Ion battery power the Linx is great for both a quick pick-up and a full room cleaning. Here’s what makes this Hoover so remarkable. It’s always ready to go: This is a full power upright in an amazingly lightweight cordless body. The LiNX brings convenience

List Price: $ 199.99

Price: $ 135.00

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  1. J. Becker on Sun, 10th Nov 2013 12:39 am
    1,296 of 1,313 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This is really a BIG improvement!, March 17, 2009
    By 
    J. Becker (Seattle, WA USA) –
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    This review is from: Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen)

    Hoover LiNX Cordless Stick Vac (Model BH50010) List $179.99 (3/17/09)

    Pros:
    Cleans well – on/off brushroll for bare floors or area rugs/carpeting, excellent on pet hair
    Control on handle – easy to use
    Charge indicator accurate & useful
    Dust cup very easy to empty & clean (including baffle tube when necessary)
    Filter easy to clean
    Stands up to store

    Cons:
    Awkward on stairs – no stair-handle, must support from below. I’m getting used to this, and it’s easier if I use my stronger hand for the machine and weaker hand for the handle.

    THE BOTTOM LINE:
    Hoover Platinum CSV is absolutely shines in two areas: ease of use (switching from brushroll on to brushroll off, going between surface heights & types), and cleaning ability, especially the tricky maneuver of getting pet hair off area rugs.

    WORD TO THE WISE:
    I got this information from Hoover after my battery failed: don’t store the battery in the charger. (I stored it in the charger and only took it out of the charger when I used it.) There is nothing in the instructions about this, but storing it in the charger can cause it to fail. It’s OK to leave it several hours or overnight, but then take it out of the charger and put it in the vacuum. The battery will continue to hold the full charge no matter how long it is stored in the vacuum. (Thanks to the 2 year warranty on the battery, they are sending me a new one at no charge.)

    Read on if you are interested in more detailed comments:

    Price:
    I am sure that with time the price will come down or discounts will be available from the $179 list. I know that the Hoover Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright (another model in this line) which originally listed for $399 is readily available online for $300 now. (Nov 12, 2009 edit: Price has finally dropped into the $150 range!)

    Battery Life:
    The battery life is quite good, and I like the “fade-free” aspect of the product – it works at full power for the whole time. It does a much better job so much quicker than my old vac and I am more than satisfied, since I can get everything I want done in a single charge.

    Bagless feature:
    I think I finally understand why bagless vacuums are so popular, even though they are more work: there is something so satisfying about SEEING how much dirt and pet hair you have removed from your flooring. But however satisfying it is to see what you have removed, it creates an extra step that you need to perform nearly every time you use a bagless vac – ANY bagless vac – if you want it to maintain its cleaning power. With my previous stick vac, the dust cup emptied fine, but I had to pull the dust off the filter with my fingers to ready it for the next use, and occasionally use another vacuum to clean the filter because it was not washable. The Hoover Platinum CSV, however, is exceptionally easy to empty and clean. The dust cup empties from the bottom, the baffle tube is easy to remove from the dust cup assembly if necessary (which it will be, if you have multiple long-haired daughters), and the filter can be bushed off with a dry toothbrush and washed when necessary. Long hair does tend to wind around the baffle tube (part of the bagless system). Fortunately, that is easy to remove when emptying the dust cup.

    Carpet Cleaning:
    I have used (and liked, and still believe it is a good stick vac, although with limitations) the Eureka The Boss Lite Cordless (96 b)Eureka 96 B Quick Up Upright Cordless Stick Vacuum cordless (rated 4 ½ stars on Amazon) for years on my hardwood floors and area rugs for quick cleanups, so I have a basis for comparison.

    My old Boss Lite was great on bare floors, but only better-than-nothing on rugs. (I used to kneel down and wipe the surface with a well-wrung out sponge to get the hair off my area rugs because the brush-roll on the Eureka just wasn’t up to it.) By comparison, the Hoover Platinum Cordless Stick Vac is amazingly good at getting surface pet hair, dirt, and sock lint off rugs. It won’t deep clean, but it will help to make the carpet surface LOOK clean, which is all I want for a quick clean up.

    Ease of use:
    Easily goes from one surface to another seamlessly, except for certain very lightweight mats. Rubber backed bathmats and doormats require me to lift the vacuum up off the bare floor and onto the rug, but it does a good job on those at cleaning them rather than sucking them up. It cannot be used on the very lightest towel-weight throw rugs with no backing, even without the brushroll – it sucks them up. With ordinary area rugs, however, the Hoover Platinum CSV goes up and over the edge with amazing ease.

    Edge cleaning:
    This vacuum has excellent edge cleaning. I don’t ever have to stoop down to get that random bit of whatever from…

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  2. C. H. Murrey on Sun, 10th Nov 2013 12:56 am
    670 of 696 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Performer Except Battery Life, March 6, 2009
    By 
    C. H. Murrey (Maryville, TN) –
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    This review is from: Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen)

    I bought this after seeing the TV Commercial and reading the previous reviews. I have three Scottish Terriers who bring the outside inside on a daily basis. This little vacuum more than handles their combined “footprint.” Suction power is great, and ability to turn off roller helps immensely with area rug fringes. Battery power is the major disappointment. Indeed, you cannot waste time as your battery life will limit your square coverage. I was able to cover a 17 x 21, a 10 x10, a 20 x 8 and 12 x 14 room on one charge. That said, if more attention to detail was paid to nooks I am not sure I would have acheived this much. Like the previous reviewer I am debating keeping the machine. An extra battery might alleviate the problem – however, with ability to only charge one battery at a time you are really looking at a six hour gap between cleanings. I plan to call Hoover to see what extra battery/charger options, if any are available. With battery improvement I would give 5 stars without hesitation. For small spaces this is a great product. Also, you will most likely have to empty the vacuum at least once during a 3-4 room cleaning. I did not find this difficult, nor too messy.

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  3. Theophilus DRA "Theophilus" on Sun, 10th Nov 2013 1:52 am
    364 of 386 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Vacuuming is now FUN??? No KIDDING!, March 30, 2009
    This review is from: Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen)

    FIVE STARS. THE PERFECT VACUUM HAS ARRIVED.(Hoover Platinum Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum) I am a male homeowner (engineer) with a wife and 4 children and am a vacuuming nut. I actually modified TWO 7 year old eureka “theboss cordlesss upright vacuum” to use sears lithium batteries because the nickel cadmium batteries all other vacuums use are so poor. Then I found the hoover vac with linx or lithium batteries. WOW!!! I now have one of these on all 3 floors of our house. Talk about convenient and easy to use. The recharger is plugged in and ready and sits nearby. My wife and I love being able to just grab a lightweight vac whenever we want and just clean a spill made by our active toddler or vacuum a room when it needs it. No more winding and unwinding cords and pulled back muscles and scraped hands struggling to bend over furniture to plug and unplug and remove baby protectors and wasted trips back and forth to the outlets hidden behind sofa’s etc. No more backbreaking trips up and down the stairs with a 20 pound vacuum in and out of the closet. I know people will say I am a nut, but YES I actually ENJOY vacuuming now. It is like the difference between a gas pushmower and driving my green riding tractor around the yard. This vac saves hours of time, because you spend your time vacuuming rather than plugging and unplugging 12 times and dragging a heavy vacuum up and down 2 flights of stairs and back and forth. AND BONUS!!! the carpet is cleaner because we vacuum more often and the AIR is cleaner with less dust in the air. You can pick these up new for just around $120 on the internet and they are worth every penny! I also got a Lithium hand vac! Awesome as well. You see how much dirt Both of these units pick up and it is amazing. Our family loves to snack(ie drop crumbs all over from pizza, toast, etc) and we keep the upright in the kitchen/family room and we use it every day to keep the area looking great after meals and snacks. And yes, it works great on carpet also! The other area we clean all the time is by the door. We are in and out a lot and it is great for picking up the sand and leaves etc each day. Our house always looks clean. If you want to vacuum 4500 square feet in one pass, this may not be the vac for you, but we do a room here and there as needed and we generally recharge the battery once a week. Only a lithium battery is going to allow you to do that. I hope Hoover does well with this item and that we see lots of competition follow suit. I would like to see a high end dual 24volt battery model with upholstery brush. Our regular vac went in the garbage can this week. While others are making giant expensive vac’s that look like spaceships and are self propelled monsters, Hoover is on the right track. Light, powerful and easy to use! And way more convenient then a central vac which costs hundreds more! I could go on and on…did I mention the 6 year warranty? And NO , I don’t work for Hoover or know anyone that does. MY VOTE FOR PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2009.

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