Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 BH50140 Review – Plus and Minus Points Of The Bagless Upright

Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 BH50140

Released by Hoover, the BH50140 can be a good solution for people looking for a full-sized, cordless upright vacuum cleaner. Hoover carries a wide variety of residential floor care products. The latest expansion of their cordless line of cleaners allow many homeonwers to enjoy the power of a full sized machine with the convenience of a cordless vacuum. Read on to see if the Hoover BH50140 is a good fit.

The package includes two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that will give you a total of 50 minutes of run time. With two batteries you always have a spare if needed. Each LithiumLife battery allows up to 25 minutes of cleaning which is longer than the maximum runtime of many vacuums out there. Unlike traditional batteries that fade out of power gradually, the extended runtime LithiumLife battery has fade-free power. Whether it is 25% charged or 100% full, it produces consistent power.

A charger is supplied with the cleaner. It only takes 3 hours to get the battery fully charged. Battery can be left on the charger when it is fully charged. There is a big indicator light on the charger that will shut off when the battery is fully charged. The indicator LED lights on the batteries let you know the remaining charge. Additional batteries are available that you can purchase to extend time between charges.

How long does the Hoover® Air™ Cordless run?

Weighing less than 10 pounds, the Hoover Air Cordless is not a stick vacuum cleaner. It comes with a number of attachments that you would expect to find in an upright. The package includes a 2-in-1 dusting and crevice tool, a pivoting dusting tool, and a hard floor brush roll. An extension wand is also shipped with the product for above floor cleaning. The pivoting dusting tool can help you clean hard-to-reach places.

There is no height adjustment feature. Suction is also not adjustable. However, you have the ability to turn on or off the brush bar. The rotation brush comes with a separate switch. Customer feedback suggests that it goes from floor to carpet with ease. The two roller brushes are interchangeable. You can use the special soft roller for hardwood floors. Brush roll will not spin in upright position.

The cleaning path is about 11 inches wide that is a bit narrow compared to many upright machines out there. But the narrow cleaning head makes it easy to get into tighter spaces. The head swivels so that getting around corners and pieces of furniture will not be a challenge. The vacuum also features a headlight that will come in handy in dimly lit areas. The headlight is always on when the machine is running. There is no independent switch to turn it off.

Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 BH50140 3 Air Channels

The Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 features WindTunnel 3 Technology. The design incorporates three air channels to capture dirt and debris more effectively. Other vacuums rely on just one. The technology also minimizes scatter back onto your clean floor. You can remove dirt in less time. The BH50140 also features cyclonic filtration system to minimize loss of suction. Dirt particles are extracted from the air by utilizing a centrifugal force before they hit the filter.

The Hoover BH50140 is a bagless upright vacuum cleaner. The dirt cup holds up to 1.05 liters. The container is clear so that you can see when it requires emptying. Customers have found the dirt cup to be very easy to empty. The machine is also equipped with a reusable non-HEPA filter. One extra filter is also provided in case the first one is being dried.

User reviews of the Hoover BH50140 are quite positive. At this time of writing, 60% of owners posting to Amazon.com have awarded this vac with a perfect rating which means they absolutely adore it. Of course no product is perfect. There are negative reviews that have been written by a number of reviewers.

One complaint that has been made about the vacuum relates to its suction hose. The hose is about 3 feet which is not long enough to be very useful. However, for many people, this is the only downside to this vacuum. Some customers have reported that this vac is a bit loud but not to the point where ear protection is needed.

Despite some negative reviews, most of the customer reviews have been very encouraging. Based on the customer feedback, this cleaner works well on hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate, or any other flooring. It also seems to do a very good job on carpets. Some negative feedback has been voiced in regard to its performance on plush carpet. However generally the reviewers have been very pleased with the overall performance of this vac. According to them, it is powerful for a battery operated vacuum.

Hoover Air Cordless Series 3.0 BH50140 3 with Removable Battery

The battery life has also made a positive impression upon the reviewers. It enables them to vacuum their entire house without running out of power. It is clear that the BH50140 is more than just a cleaner for quick pick ups. Hoover claims that the two LithiumLife batteries are enough to clean a 2,500 square foot home with no loss of suction and without recharging and customer feedback indicates that the product functions as claimed.

Many customers have also praised the design of the unit that allows them to enjoy vacuuming. Being lightweight and cordless, this vacuum is easy to push and maneuver. The steering mechanism makes maneuvering even easier. Without a million bells and whistles, it is easy to carry up and down the stairs. The fairly small footprint means it can fit easily into small closet. The small cleaning head can go in the pro and con category. While it can lead to increased cleaning time, it permits you to easily maneuver around objects.

Finally, positive comments have also been made for the easy to empty dirt container and the LED headlight. Customers have found that the headlight is not just a gimmick. It is very bright and gives them a great advantage when cleaning in rooms that are not well lit.

The Hoover Air Cordless is not perfect. If you have thick carpet this probably is not the right vac for you. But if you are in the market for a powerful battery operated upright, then based on the customer feedback you will be happy with this product. Even for a large house, it could be deployed and as a supplemental vacuum or for quick clean-ups.


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