Hoover REACT Whole Home Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner review
last updated: Dec. 2017
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Hoover REACT is the latest vacuum cleaner line from Hoover brand which is designed with intelligent technologies for improving the cleaning performance. The Hoover REACT Cordless Stick Vacuum cleaner is the 2-in-1 vacuum model which has a similar design with Dyson cordless stick models but its price is just a half of Dyson’s unit. Let’s review the Hoover REACT cordless stick vacuum and compare it with the top rated 2-in-1 vacuum cleaner like Dyson V7 to see the pros and cons of this model.
To join the game of intelligent cleaning machine, Hoover has developed the REACT vacuum cleaner line which has latest innovations from the brand to compete with other smart cleaners. The Hoover REACT cordless stick vacuum cleaner is one among three newest designs. This vacuum cleaner can work as a handheld cordless vacuum cleaner or an upright vacuum cleaner. Similar to Dyson, this model uses Li battery for extended using time (30 minutes continuously fade free running, charging time only 3 hours), big dust cup (0.62 L) so it can clean the whole house for just one charging time. Besides, it has a lot of attachments and hose tools that help you to clean different surfaces and difficult cleaning tasks. Last but not least, this model can be customized with Hoover app to improve cleaning experience.
So, what technologies that Hoover has applied in this cordless stick vacuum?
This model has the similar design with Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner, (a handheld canister vacuum plus an extended tube for floor cleaning). This design is much more ergonomic than cheap 2-in-1 vacuum cleaners because you can hold the canister for a long time without being fatigued and the XL dust cup is much more convenient for cleaning.
Improved Lithium battery
Most of the cordless vacuum cleaner can run mostly for about 20 minutes. However, this Hoover REACT cordless model can run for 30 minutes (equal to Dyson V7 trigger, the newest unit on the market). This is one of the greatest advantages because charging the cordless vacuum takes a lot of time and you want to clean the whole house in just one time only.
The Li battery (Hoover called ONE PWR Li battery) has faster charging time when compared with others.
|No||Model||Charge time||Running Time|
|1||Hoover REACT cordless||3 hours||30 mins|
|2||Dyson V6||3.5 hours||20 mins|
|3||Dyson V7||3.5 hours||20 mins|
|4||Dyson V8||5 hours||40 mins|
|5||Shark Pet Perfect II||16 hours||15 mins|
|6||Bissell Bolt Pet||4 hours||10 mins|
|7||Dirt Devil BD20035RED||6 hours||10-20 mins|
Therefore, in terms of time charging and time using, Hoover REACT appears to be more superior than any model available on the market in 2017.
XL dust cup capacity
The Hoover REACT has big dust cup (0.62 L), which is second biggest compared with top rated 2-in-1 cordless stick vacuum. For home cleaning, this dust cup size is much more than what you can expect.
Compare the dust cup of Hoover REACT cordless with some best models
|no||model||dust cup (L)||in Gallon|
|1||Hoover REACT cordless||0.62||0.164|
|3||Shark IONFlex DuoClean||2.83||0.75|
The dust cup of Hoover REACT is designed to be in parallel with the vacuum running time (30 minutes) because unless you use a corded model, bigger dust cup is not very necessary.
Hoover REACT is applied with Hoover new technology for identifying the floor types by using light sensors. Because each floor type requires different suction power, this floor automatic detection, combined with WindTunnel Surge, allows the vacuum cleaner to find the best suction power for the floor, and adjust itself for better performance.
This technique gives the vacuum cleaner 3 advantages
- To save the battery power because not all floor types require maximal suction power
- To remain the machine quality for years because overusing the motor power will cause it to be damaged
- To protect the user health because when running the machine at the maximal level, it will cause bigger noise and this is annoying for users.
Friendly to pet owners
This model is a bagless unit but it has an odor-minimizing filter and pet tools to make it perfects for the home with dogs and cats.
Sleek design Hoover Dashboard
The Dashboard on the top of the handheld unit has Brush roll indicator, Power Level and Maintenance Alerts to optimize your cleaning.
Hoover REACT has connected with Hoover app on phone or tablet allowing users to improve cleaning experience.
Hoover REACT cordless model is 7.3 pounds in weight, which is somehow lightweight. Compare the weight of this model with others
|1||Hoover REACT cordless||7.3|
|2||Dyson V8 cordless||5.8|
|3||Shark IONFlex DuoClean Cordless||8.7|
|4||Electrolux Ergorapido Cordless||5.5|
|5||Shark Pet Perfect II||4.4|
|6||Bissell Bolt Pet||10.1|
|7||Dirt Devil BD20035RED||5.84|
Highlighting specifications of Hoover REACT cordless model
- Dimension (D x H x W): 11.38 x 44.9 x 10.9’’
- Bagless model with foam filter (washable)
- Battery type: Li-Ion charging time 3 hours, run for 30 minutes
- Brush speed: 2 speed
- Cleaning path: 10.9’’
- Cordless and detachable into hand vac
- Dual cyclonic air system (somehow similar to Dyson design)
- Dirt cup: bottom release, 0.62 liter
- Removable brushes and nozzle
- Steerable control with swivel head, wall mountable, UL safety rating
- 3-year warranty
Recommended for: low to medium pile carpets and smooth floors
Accessories: Wall Storage Bracket, Charger, Turbo Tool Brush, Reach Wand Tool Storage Clip, Upholstery Tool, Crevice Tool, Pivoting Extension Tool, and Dusting Brush (accessories vary depend on the model numbers)
Variations of Hoover REACT cordless stick
Hoover REACT cordless stick has four versions which differ in the accessories including BH52300 (Whole Home Cordless – basic version), BH53220 (Whole Home Cordless Pet – for pet owners), BH53210 (Whole Home Cordless Advantage – more accessories) and BH53230PC .
|Model||BH53200 (basic)||BH53220 (Pet)||BH53210 (advantage)||BH53230PC|
Hoover REACT cordless performance
Powerful to pick up dust and fine particles, thanks to the WindTunnel technology and cyclonic air system. When dealing with pet hairs, it picks up the hair easily without losing suction like cheap models.
Flexible in use
Hoover REACT cordless model allows you to move from rug to carpet to hard floor to ceiling…in a blink with ease.
Versatile for different cleaning tasks
Lots of accessories: crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool, deluxe crevice tool, pet upholstery tool, powered stair tool. All of them attach easily and clean well.
Pros and cons of Hoover REACT cordless
- Powerful, flexible and versatile
- Cheaper than Dyson’s model
- Great battery using time and short charging time
- Work well for home with pets
- No HEPA filter
Compare Hoover REACT cordless with Dyson V6, the V7 cordless model
Hoover REACT and Dyson cordless vac apply somehow similar design and features such as battery type (Li-ion), docking station, dual cyclonic air system, bagless dust cup… When compared Hoover unit with Dyson V6 (the same price range), Hoover model appears to have longer using time and more combination tools and the floorsense technology on the steerable swivel head of Hoover REACT is great plus points.
When compared with Dyson V7, these two models have much more things in common, especially for battery running time but Dyson V7 is a more expensive.
Hoover REACT cordless can be a great 2-in-1 cordless vacuum cleaner by having a lot of advanced technologies but it has a soft price when comparing with similar models from other brands (such as Dyson). This is an excellent vacuum for a small apartment, for a house only with non carpeted floors or as a second vacuum in a larger house.