Hoover Platinum UH30010COM Bagged Corded Upright Vacuum Review

Hoover Platinum Upright Vacuum review

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The Hoover Platinum UH30010COM combo is the perfect solution for those who find it difficult to choose between an upright vacuum and a portable canister model. If you want to be able to clean your home from floor to ceiling, take a closer look at this one.

It includes an upright vacuum cleaner perfect for hard floors. There is also a portable canister unit that cleans carpets thoroughly and can easily reach the ceiling, the back and joints of the furniture, and distant, otherwise inaccessible corners.  Find out more about their performance and value below.

​Product Specs

Vacuum Type:

Upright / Canister ​Corded Vacuum

Motor Size:

5.5 amps (upright unit) / 7 Amps (canister unit)

Cord Length:

35 ft (upright unit) /  and 25 ft (canister unit)

Weight: 

​11 lbs

​Accessories: 

Self-sealing replaceable HEPA filter, Motorized brush for the upright unit, telescopic wand, floor tool, brush tool, crevice tool, shoulder strap for canister unit

The Hoover Platinum UH30010COM Bagged Corded Upright Vacuum & Canister Combo

Hoover vacuum reviews are generally positive, and many of them focus on the UH3001COM combo. They praise its lightweight build and ability to clean thoroughly all types of surfaces, from floors to furniture and ceilings.

Together, the two vacuum cleaners in the combo meet all needs you may have. They have handy controls and they are very easy to use. They can clean all types of surfaces, floors and above-floor areas. In addition, they have impressive specs and with numerous useful accessories.

Specs

Weighing around 11 pounds each, the devices in the UH3001COM combo are among the lightest corded vacuums in their categories. Many of their competitors weigh two times more. The upright unit is easy to steer and control due to its D-shaped handle. The canister unit is easy to carry around due to the shoulder strap.

Both units have decently powerful motors (5.5Amps and, respectively, 7Amps). There are more powerful units on the market. But, these use Hoover’s patented WindTunnel technology to extract even deeply embedded dirt and trap them.  Their HEPA bags allow them to remove 99.97% of dirt, dust, and pollen particles exceeding 0.3 microns.

The buttons that allow users to turn the devices on and off and to adjust speed are conveniently located on the units’ handles. So are the bag indicators, warning users when the bags are full and it is time to replace them. The accessories are easy to install and remove, and able to clean all types of dirt from virtually any surface.

Accessories

The motorized brush roll of the upright unit does a great job cleaning carpets. Although many users hesitated to use it on hard floors, some upright vacuum reviews assure it does not reach the floor. Therefore, it cannot scratch it or damage it in any way. The LED light on top of it makes it easy to spot and clean dirt even in dark areas.

For hard floors, stairs, furniture, corners, and ceilings, the canister unit and its accessories seem to do a better job. The telescopic wand and 5-foot hose allow it to reach high and otherwise inaccessible areas. The floor tool works great on wide hard surfaces. The brush tool does a great job on furniture, while the crevice tool is the best choice for narrow, hard-to-reach places.

Hoover Platinum is able to clean hard to reach places, making it easier to clean furnitures

Price

​The Hoover Platinum UH3001COM combo fits in the above-average range. However, since buyers actually get two units for this price, the investment seems quite ​reasonable. 

A strong argument in its favor is the 5 years warranty. Many vacuum cleaners have a limited warranty of only 2 years or even less.

What We Like

There are many reasons to consider acquiring and using this upright & canister combo, one more attractive than the other. It is an excellent choice for people of all heights, weights, and ages since it is small and lightweight. It is also easy to push or carry around due to the D-shaped handle and, respectively, shoulder strap.

It can clean all types of floors and surfaces, due to the decently powerful motors and various cleaning accessories. It can also reach and clean above-floor and narrow areas due to the long hose, telescopic wand, and interchangeable cleaning tools. Freedom of movement will not be an issue in the process due to the long power cords.

It traps even smallest particles of dirt, dust, and pollen, representing an excellent choice for homes whose inhabitants suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions. The intuitive controls warn when the bags need replacement, and the process is very easy to complete.

​Pros

  • Compact, lightweight, comfort-focused design
  • Powerful motor
  • Numerous accessories
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    Cleans all types of floors and surfaces
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    Long power cords
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    HEPA filter trapping even the smallest particles
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    Intuitive, conveniently placed controls

What We Don't Like

When comparing the units in this combo with similarly-priced devices, we have to admit they make an excellent choice for any home and any homeowner. If we strive towards perfection, however, they could use some small improvements.

For example, the upright unit could use an automatic cord rewind, even though wrapping the cord around the available hooks is fairly easy and does not take too much time. Also, it would be great if the units made a little less noise, even though, truth be told, they are fairly quiet compared to other units.

Since we are talking about two devices, although smaller and more compact than other devices in their category, storing them could be a challenge in small homes, where space is an issue. In such situations, a stick vacuum would probably be a better choice.

Finally, the shoulder strap on the canister unit could use some padding. However, since the unit itself is lightweight and vacuuming takes only minutes, the strap is not that uncomfortable as is. As mentioned, these are all small, easy to overlook inconveniences.

​Cons

  • No automatic cord rewind
  • Noisy
  • Takes more storage space than a single device
  • The shoulder strap could use padding.

Final Thoughts

With the Hoover Platinum UH3001COM, you're buy two devices at the price of one, and the freedom to thoroughly clean your home from floor to ceiling, getting rid of even the smallest dirt particles. You also get intuitive controls, easy handling, and the peace of mind that comes with a 5-year warranty.

​Why Buy?

Powerful, lightweight, and cleans even the smallest dust particles - ​two devices for the price of one.

About the Author Allen Michael

Allen Michael is the Founder and Editor of Home Viable, a website that he started to provide readers with tips on home efficiency and automation. He draws on his engineering background combined with his family-of-four experiences for his articles.

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