Hoover CH30000 PortaPower Lightweight Commercial Canister Vacuum Review

Hoover PortaPower Canister Vacuum Review

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The Hoover CH30000 PortaPower is the upgraded version of the Hoover Portapower C2094, the subject of many positive Hoover vacuum reviews throughout the years. This commercial-grade unit is an intriguing combination of light weight and portability, powerful suction and accessibility, and simplicity and accessories. Read below to find out more about it.

​Product Specs

Vacuum Type:

Corded Commercial Canister Vacuum

Motor Size:

7.4 Amps, 2.2 Peak HP

Cord Length:

35.5 ft


8.3 lbs


Combination floor-and-rug nozzle, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Floor/wall brush, Plastic latch ring, Extension wand, Furniture nozzle,

The Hoover CH30000 PortaPower Lightweight Commercial Canister Vacuum

Most canister vacuum cleaner reviews rely on features and specifications to assess how a product fairs against its competitors. In this case, the specifications paint the image of a straightforward and efficient unit.

This makes it perfect for businesses and homes where thorough cleaning is a priority, but the process takes place against the clock.

This vacuum cleaner is lightweight and easy to carry around. It has a versatile design and numerous accessories that allow it to clean virtually any surface. Hoover may have created it with commercial users in mind, but there is really no reason why domestic users should not choose it.

Thousands of user reviews vouch for the efficiency and price worthiness of the Hoover CH30000 PortaPower. So does the Carpet and Rug Institute, whose certification means that the unit passed stringent tests meant to assess its ability to remove soil, contain dust, and maintain carpet appearance.


Weighing only 8.3 pounds, Hoover CH30000 takes the form of an easy-to-carry shoulder bag. Its compact canister comes with a smart shoulder strap. This Hoover is a great canister vacuum that is highly convenient to use. 

The long power cord, of 35.5 feet, makes it perfect for cleaning large surfaces and eliminates the need to switch outlets. When the device is not in use, the shoulder strap turns into a latch and keeps the cord wrapped in place.

Since it is so powerful and easy to handle, CH30000 enables you to save significant time and effort. With a fairly powerful 7.4 Amps motor, this device provides enough suction power to allow thorough cleaning of any surface. Its 12-inch cleaning path allows it to cover large areas faster.

It is also very convenient to use. Its 3-layer cloth bag is reusable, easy to clean, and highly resistant, eliminating the need for replacement bags. It comes with a limited warranty of 5 years. However, as many Hoover canister vacuum cleaner reviews assure, it can last much longer, especially when used according to the instructions in the user manual.

You can also use this Hoover to clean and vacuum your car. Its long cord combined with a lengthy hose make it really easy to use throughout your car.

CH30000 has two valuable safety features: a polarized cord plug and a thermal protector. The former feature helps ensure you plug in the device correctly, eliminating the risk of electric shocks. The latter protects the device against overheating, turning it off to cool down and letting it run again when the danger has passed. 


Hoover CH30000 comes with numerous accessories which allow it to clean any type of surface. The combination nozzle allows proper cleaning of both carpets and hardwood floors. The extension wand enables above-floor and under the furniture cleaning.

The Hoover PortaPower is able to properly clean both carpets and hardwood floors

If many vacuum cleaners come with combination accessories for crevices and dusting, this one has separate pieces for each purpose. It also ads a special nozzle for the furniture, and a convenient floor/wall brush, living up to the requirements of thorough commercial cleaning.


Commercial vacuum cleaners are usually more expensive than this small but mighty Hoover. Its price​ makes it a smart long-term investment for both commercial and residential buyers, especially since it does not require further investments in replacement bags.

What We Like

There are many good things to be said about this particular vacuum cleaner, starting from its smart design and ending with its long-warranty and excellent reputation. It has considerable suction power, enough to support commercial use, but compact and portable design, suitable for residential use as well.

  • It does not feature all the bells and whistles of newer vacuum cleaners, but it cleans all types of surfaces, without too much effort. 
  • Its price is extremely affordable for its capabilities, and it does not require additional investments, like replacement bags.
  • It comes with an impressive set of tools and accessories that allow it to reach distant and narrow areas, and it has a blower function many canister vacuums lack. With its help, users can blow and clean any lingering debris, especially from hard-to-reach corners.
Overall, this canister vacuum can prove the most versatile, affordable, and worthwhile investment for cleaning both residences and commercial spaces. 

Those who have used it have already confirmed it with their overwhelmingly positive reviews leading to average ratings of over 4.5 out of 5 stars.


  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Impressive suction power
  • Long power cord
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    Ease of use
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    Numerous accessories
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    3-layer canister bag
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    Blower function
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    Affordable price

What We Don't Like

Perfection is difficult, if not impossible to find. Although this particular unit comes close to perfection, it too has its small weaknesses.

  • One of them would be the fact that the power cord needs manual wrapping and securing with the shoulder strap turned into a latch. 
  • Another small inconvenience would be that the shoulder strap is not padded. Long and continuous cleaning sessions may cause you to experience back soreness. If the strap were padded, it could no longer be used as a cord latch. Moreover, the canister has a handle, so you can avoid sore back by switching to hand holding.
  • Finally, the last complaint would be that you may get your hands dirty when emptying the bag. However, this is a problem with most bagged vacuums.

It is also a small price to pay for the money you save by not having to buy replacement bags. Those who want to, and do not mind covering the corresponding costs, can buy an adapter and use replaceable paper bags.


  • No automatic cord rewind
  • No shoulder strap padding
  • Dirt bag needs frequent emptying

Final Thoughts

When commercial-grade cleaning performance becomes available at such affordable prices, it would be a pity not to take advantage. Hoover CH30000 is an excellent solution for commercial spaces and residences alike, being able to clean all types of surfaces, from floors to ceilings and from carpets to hard floors, walls, and furniture.

​Why Buy?

Lightweight and easy to use on all surfaces at an affordable price.

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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