This review takes a look at the Hoover UH30010com Platinum Upright Vacuum, its pros and cons and whether overall it is worth the purchase. If you are looking for a new upright vacuum cleaner you need to do your research first. Reading the specs of different models allows you to compare features and power yes, but you also need to look at various reviews to get a better impression of how the cleaner works in reality. Hoover claims the UH30010com Platinum cleans better in one pass than any of its competitors, looking at vacuums that are light weight, bagged and upright. So let’s look at what it really does and whether that claim is backed by user reviews.

Hoover UH30010COM Reviewed

Hoover-UH30010COMThe Hoover UH30010com is certainly light weight as it weighs less than 12 lbs so it is easier than heavier machines to move around. It is a bagged cleaner and comes with a motor that is 12 amps. Like all Hoover vacuums it uses WindTunnel patented technology and direct air flow to boost the cleaning power you get from the machine. The bag is easy and quick to take off and it is self sealing so that when you change bags you do not get a lot of dust and debris floating around. There is a light that tells you when the bag is full and needs changing.

Other features include;

  • on and off controls that are lit
  • being able to change the speed between high and low
  • automatic height adjustment so you can move from one type of floor to another
  • a headlamp so you can see in darker places
  • a 35 foot cord means you can reach without having to swap plugs
  • several tool and brush attachments including telescoping wand, bare floor brush, crevice tool and dusting brush
  • a canister vacuum that is separate on a shoulder strap for furnishings, stairs and so on
  • bags are HEPA
  • size is 151/2 inches by 13 inches by 45 inches
  • 6 year warranty (limited)

Positive reviews

Overall reviews of the Hoover Platinum are mostly positive. It gets rated 4 or 5 out of 5 from over 87 percent of people who praise how easy it is to manoeuvre, how light it is, how effective it is at cleaning regular debris as well as pet hair. Users have tested its effectiveness by going over the carpet they have just cleaned with sticky tape and found nothing left behind. The cord is long so owners liked not having to swap outlets a lot, and the edge bristles means cleaning close to baseboards and corners is easy. The belt is lifetime guaranteed as is the LED headlamp and the HEPA bag is good at making sure there is not a lot of dust when you change bags and the exhaust air smells clean. Most positive comments include praising it as being value for money, the best vacuum they have had and worth more than 5 stars out of 5.

Negative reviews

The majority of criticisms about the Hoover UH30010com Platinum Upright Vacuum are about one of the extras that come with the upright, the canister vacuum. It is overly loud and fills far too quickly so has to be changed frequently. It is also not easy to carry around. Other concerns about the main cleaner are that there are no tools on-board and that since there is no on/off control for the brush roller it is not actually that good for hard floors. A few customers have also had to have a difficult to find electrical board replaced when they had problems with the upright turning itself on and off. Finally some report the vacuum is not easy to use if you have carpeting with long fibers and since you can’t change the height of the brush, it is really more suited to homes with short fibered carpeting.


Therefore in summary if you have a lot of hard surfaced floors or long fibered carpets or like to use a lot of attachment tools, this is not the most ideal vacuum cleaner for you. But otherwise if it is a light weight bagged cleaner you are looking for and you have short carpets this would be a good purchase.

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