In cleaning products market, Hoover and Bissell offer a wide variety of floor cleaning products beyond just vacuums than some of the other major brands, such as Shark and Dyson. Bissell offers a large selection of budget-priced vacuums as well as some very competitive uprights, but we find their cordless vacuums leave a lot to be desired, except for the recent Bissell ICONpet Cordless Stick Vacuum.
Hoover has also come a long way with their cordless vacuum lineup and the Hoover ONEPWR Blade+ Cordless stick is their latest release that has one of our favorite features: an extra battery you can swap out for longer runtime. This is one of the reasons we view the Shark ION Series cordless vacuums to be somewhat superior to the Dyson V Series since being able to double your runtime by swapping the battery is a huge deal for many people. Not only that, but the cleaning performance is essentially identical.
Cordless vacuums have come a long way in recent years and you would be surprised how well they can vacuum low to medium pile carpet, and especially hard flooring. We’ve broken this comparison down into a few different sections.
Hoover Vacuums Overview
While Hoover started in the upright vacuum market, it has since expanded into other areas, including cordless stick vacuums, handheld vacuums, canister vacuums, and even hands-free robot vacuums. Read also: Dyson Ball Multi Floor vs DC33.
The Hoover WindTunnel T Series Bagless Upright
At $99.00 the Hoover WindTunnel T Series vacuum was very impressive. Suction was terrific with both the accessory hose and in the upright position. In fact its suction on carpets well outperformed the Dyson DC40 Origin and DC41 Animal Complete.
Like many of its more expensive competitors, the vacuum includes a HEPA filter, a washable primary filter, hose extension, crevice tool, upholstery tool and a powered hand tool.
|Hoover Windtunnel||Bissell Cleanview|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 12 x 32.5 inches||13.2 x 13.5 x 44 inches
|Shipping Weight||16.5 pounds||15.4 pounds
|Best offer||Check price||Check price|
The Hoover WindTunnel did a great job on pet hair, however pet hair clogged the debris canister, forcing us to reach in and pick out the clogged hair and debris. There was no instance where the debris simply fell out into the refuse can, so there is a basic flaw in the canister’s design.
We loved the 27-foot cord with a rewind function.
One Year of Service Update
Unfortunately, the WindTunnel was not built to last. We had access to a one-year-old WindTunnel, and it was positively decrepit. All of the issues we found with it were echoed in reviews from dissatisfied Hoover owners. The unit makes a high pitched whine although all filters are clean and clear. This model vacuum is very difficult to check for blockages, as there is no place to easily detach the hose near the base.
The rewind system developed a mind of its own, and rewind the power cord while the vacuum as in use. The vacuum could only be used by taking a firm grip on the cord to keep the rewind system from pulling the plug out of the wall socket. On hard surfaces, the one year old vacuum spewed debris.
Additionally the HEPA filter no longer wanted to stay in place; the plastic latch it snaps into had weakened and could no longer hold it in place when the vacuum was turned on. The owners had remedied this problem with packing tape, as the system will not function with the air seal broken.
- 27′ Cord with auto rewind
- HEPA Filter
- Great suction out of the box
- Low purchase price
- Easy to assemble
- Short attachment hose
- Difficult to access blockages
Major system failures across the board including rewind failures and various cheap plastic parts that cannot withstand the stress of normal use. We consider this a disposable vacuum.
Bissell Vacuums Overview
Similar to Hoover, Bissell has also been around for quite a long time—over 100 years, in fact. Bissell vacuums today include all major vacuum types—handheld, stick, upright, canister, or robot vacuums.
The power button and power cord are located near the floor, causing us to repeatedly run over the power cord, also the cord does not have a rewind function. The attachment hose is far too short at a stiff six feet, and the machine is unstable once the hose is in use. It tipped over repeatedly whenever we used the attachments.
This vacuum had good suction and collected adequate amounts of hair and dust particles. However, the washable foam filter is very flimsy and clogs with dirt quickly. Once clogged, it loses suction. Thanks to the pet dander, in order to maintain suction, we found that we needed to wash the filter after every use. The poor quality of the foam indicates it will need regular replacement. If you decide to purchase this model based on its affordability, go ahead and get an extra foam filter.
- Lightweight and easy to maneuver
- Good attachment suction
- Excellent upright suction at test site (used store model may have had a clogged filter)
- Easy to Assemble
- No HEPA Filter, but does have a washable foam filter which requires frequent attention.
This product suffers from the same belt issues we have seen in the past from this manufacturer. Approximately 2 months into service, the belt begins to fall off with regularity. While we did not experience an overheating issue, some owners have complained that their Bissel Cleanview was overheating and smoking as early as 4 months old.
Hoover Windtunnel vs Bissell Cleanview
Afterall, The Bissel CleanView One is the best choice at a purchase price range of $79-99. The low price is the only explanation we can find for its impressive sales. So just make your choice now!