The Hoover UH70400 is an upright corded vacuum cleaner that uses a unique WindTunnel technology being able to deal with embedded dirt. This model is also suitable for multi-floor cleaning as it’s universal for both carpets and hard floors.
The whole unit weighs just 12 pounds, providing great mobility. One can easily lift it and carry upstairs. Due to a fairly long 30-foot cord, you can clean big rooms without replugging.
The Hoover UH70400 WindTunnel air bagless upright corded lightweight vacuum cleaner measures 14.5 x 12 x 32.5 inches, so it has a pretty thin design.
This model uses a multi-cyclonic filtration system with reusable HEPA filter which should be cleaned with water every 2 month of regular usage. The filter works well as it doesn’t allow most tiny particles and allergens to escape. The dustbin can be easily removed from the unit’s body via a dedicated button.
The Hoover WindTunnel air UH70400 allows you to switch the brushroll on/off. However, the unit’s operation definitely can’t be called quiet: the noise level with brushroll on reaches 75 dB and 71 dB with the brushroll off.
It picks up small particles from the carpet surface pretty good and fast except it doesn’t clean well against edges. Bigger particles, like beads, are also cleaned easily with just one pass. The performance on hard floors isn’t superior: in my test, the baking soda wasn’t instantly sucked up from linoleum. The large particles were cleaned up faster. It also should be added that the suction power doesn’t seem to be evenly distributed on the head of the vacuum: it seems to be a bit weaker on the left side.
The Hoover WindTunnel UH70400 is provided with a 2-year warranty and comes with a 3-in-1combination tool and stair hose. The handle can be released with just one push of a button so you can quickly attach one of the included tools. Both cleaning tools can be keeped in a dedicated tool storage area on the cleaner’s body.
The 3-in-1combination tool includes a crevice tool designed for tight spaces, corners, and edges. An upholstery tool is good for furniture, mattresses, clothing, and carpeted stairs. A dusting brush can be used to get rid of dust on any surface, including venetian blinds.
The unit’s base has a silver design. The dirt canister is transparent, so you can easily check the level of its fullness. The cleaning head is transparent as well, allowing you to see how the cleaner sucks up dirt and dust from your floor. The head has a low profile and easily gets under the furniture. It’s also equipped with a no-scuff bumper to protect your furniture and baseboards from scuffing.
The Hoover WindTunnel air bagless upright vacuum UH70400 is equipped with a telescopic D-grip handle. The on/off power switch is located on the upper part of the unit’s base next to the on/off brushroll switch. The hose is stored on a special hook on the back of the vac. The cleaner can be moved with the help of a dedicated carrying handle.
Concluding this Hoover UH70400 review, I can confidently say that this model stands out for its simplicity. There are no specific functions or features except for two included cleaning tools that provide better cleaning convenience and universality. The cleaning performance may not be as rigorous as you may be expecting, but, for general cleaning, this vac will be a great solution.