Suction. Inexpensive. Light. Almost feels self propelled (it's not). Not too wide or too narrow path. Great on hard floor despite no neutral for beater brush. Retractable cord. Not overloaded with extra tools you'll never use. Did I mention suction?
No neutral for the beater brush when using tools. No headlight.
There's one reason you buy a vacuum cleaner: to suck up dirt. The suction on the Windtunnel Rewind is crazy good; its a powerful enough to suck up area rugs if not careful near the the fringes, curtains that drape to the baseboard, bed linens hanging too close to ... Read full review
There's one reason you buy a vacuum cleaner: to suck up dirt. The suction on the Windtunnel Rewind is crazy good; its a powerful enough to suck up area rugs if not careful near the the fringes, curtains that drape to the baseboard, bed linens hanging too close to the floor, small animals and crawling toddlers. If you've just moved in and have been hanging things on the walls be careful that you haven't dropped any small pieces of hardware like screws or brads because the vacuum will suck them right up with everything else and the damage done may spell the end of you're hoovering happiness. Hoover has the reputation for QC so I'll skip the obvious and just say it's built solid.
I pulled an area rug that was once used in a band rehearsal space out of storage after 6 years and hoovered it with the Windtunnel Rewind and the difference is vast. No, I can't say "It looks brand new again!", but I can say that it now looks like it's worth doing some spot cleaning to get it there. The amount of detritus in the canister after hoovering was shocking. Its amazing what six years in storage (and just as many neglected under a band's feet) can do to a rug.
Their called vacuums for a reason and suction is the yardstick by which they are judged and any more suction than this would surely be an OSHA violation. This is a vacuum for people who don't feel the need to impress the dust mites with their ability to spend stupid sums of money on their housecleaning tools. For a hundred bucks you can't do better. Besides, why would anyone want to "vacuum" when one can "hoover" and you can only call it "hoovering" if you own a genuine Hoover. ;)
Updated on Jul 22, 2010