The Hoover UH70120 Upright Vacuum is an upright bagless Hoover vacuum, and is one of the cheaper vacuums made by Hoover. The Hoover UH70120 has a 12 amp motor and uses the Hoover WindTunnel technology which lifts and traps dirt. The WindTunnel technology used in the Hoover UH70120 effectively captures dirt by using three different air channels so that the dirt is unable to scatter. The multi-cyclonic cleaning core technology of the Hoover UH70120 makes sure that the suction stays consistent throughout the vacuums use. The Hoover UH70120 also comes with an eight-foot flexible hose, a powered hand tool attachment, an upholstery/dusting brush attachment, a 12 inch extension attachment that extends the hose reach by another foot, and a crevice tool attachment which is good for cleaning in tight spots.
The Hoover UH70120 Upright Vacuum also comes with a removable filter that can be manually removed, cleaned, and replaced when needed. The Hoover UH70120 also comes with a lifetime HEPA filter which is commonly used in air purifiers and is good for those that suffer from allergies and/or asthma. HEPA filters help to remove 99.97% of airborne irritants and allergens.
The Hoover UH70120 vacuum has a vacuum path of 13.5 inches and the power cord is 27 feet long. The power cord is activated with a small foot pedal, and the Hoover UH70120 height can also be adjusted with five different height adjustment settings. The height adjustment features allow for the vacuum to be used on a variety of surfaces. The Hoover UH70120 comes with a motorized upholstery/dusting brush but the brush does not have an on/off switch. The upholstery/dusting brush is easily reachable but without an on/off switch it can be an issue when used on certain surfaces. The upholstery/dusting brush also needs to be cleaned as materials can get wrapped around the upholstery/dusting brush. It is easy to change the belt as there are two levers that when flipped allow the user full access to the brush and belt.
The Hoover UH70120 vacuum has a dirt container, as it is a bagless vacuum. The dirt container has to be dumped when it is filled and then it can be re-used. This can be a pro to using a bagless vacuum as it can be more efficient when it comes to saving money on buying bags. Some people prefer bagless vacuums to bag vacuums and vice versa, depending on your preferences a bagless vacuum could be helpful in saving money.
Some consumers believe that the length of the vacuums hose is too small as it is only 27 feet long compared to many vacuums that have a 30 plus foot vacuum hose range. The power cord is also an area that some wish could be improved as it is also too short for some users. Some may also find that the dirt container can get quite dirty and will need cleaning as the dust often will stick to the sides of the container as a result of static electricity, the same can be said for any hair or dander that is picked up by the vacuum. Another common problem with the Hoover 70120 is that the upholstery/dusting brush needs to be cleaned often as materials get tangled frequently this issue could be exacerbated if the user has a pet or multiple pets that produce a lot of hair. Many that use the vacuum may find that the filter has to be rinsed more often if there is a lot of hair and dander in the household. The product also only comes with a 2 year warranty which is different than other Hoover vacuums like those in the Platinum series.
There are many pros to the Hoover UH70120 Upright Vacuum as well. The vacuum has very good suction and cleans many different surfaces. The different attachments that come with the vacuum allow for it to be used on different surfaces as does the height adjustment features. The retractable cord is a feature that many seem to like as it is simply to use by pressing a small pedal that retracts the cord. The dirt canister is a feature that makes it easy and painless to change the canister as you simply empty it and then reattach the canister. The dirt canister does need to be cleaned occasionally as it will attract dirt, dander, and hair to the sides of the canister from static electricity. The washable filter is also a pro to the Hoover UH70120 vacuum as it is quick and easy to remove the filter and rinse it out then replace it. The rinse and replace filter is also a money saver as you save money on buying bags as you would for a bag vacuum. Another pro to the UH70120 is that it is easy to assemble and is relatively light weighing 16.5 pounds. The vacuum is also fairly cheap for being a Hoover bagless upright vacuum, and comes with a HEPA filter which is a good feature for those that might have allergies and/or asthma. The HEPA filter is a permanent filter and is not the one that can be rinsed and replaced. Other features that many seem to like are the no-scuff bumper feature and the consistent suction courtesy of the WindTunnel Technology.
The dimensions of the Hoover UH70120 vacuum are 12 inches by 16 inches by 44 inches making this vacuum good for smaller houses or apartments. The shorter hose and cord lengths also make it better for smaller places. However, if you are looking to use it for a larger house or for larger areas of vacuuming it may not be as convenient as it would with a longer hose and cord. The vacuum is also fairly quiet for its size and can turn easily. Some have said that the frequent changing of the canister can be an annoyance but that it is easy to do; there have also been cons about the fact that hair has a tendency to get caught in the canister and you must clean it in order to get it out.
The Hoover UH70120 has several pros and cons to consider when looking to purchase one. It is lightweight, has powerful and consistent suction, and an easy cleaning filter and dirt canister. However, it also has a shorter hose and cord length making maybe no so ideal for a larger area that needs to be cleaned. The canister has to be dumped frequently when vacuuming as it does not hold a large amount of vacuumed materials.