Hoover U6485900 Anniversary WindTunnel Vacuum Cleaner Review$229.99
You can count on the U6485900 Anniversary WindTunnel on all surface types.
You'll notice that the Hoover U6485900 Anniversary WindTunnel's ($220 MSRP) design is similar to Hoover upright bagged vacuums of years' past. It's extremely heavy (20.26 pounds), but is well-rounded in both usability and performance. Most heavy, wide vacuums are difficult to navigate, especially when you're trying to plow through long carpet with the power brush getting caught along the way. The Hoover U6485900 Anniversary WindTunnel's self-propel feature, however takes care of much of this angst. Without having to worry about ease of pushing, this vacuum's performance becomes even more appealing. It didn't have a glaring weakness in our rounds of tests on hardwood, short carpet, and long carpet. The vacuum also managed to suck up more than 80% of debris on hardwood and high-pile carpet.
There are some potential roadblocks for household users, though. Its size and weight make it hard to move around and its hose and extension wand only extend to 7.5 feet, which isn't much if you're lugging the machine up and down stairs. We'll cover more of the Hoover U6485900 Anniversary WindTunnel's benefits and shortcomings in this review.