Double belt for Hoover carpet cleaner review

Double belt for Hoover carpet cleaner review

double belt for hoover carpet cleaner review

Review of the Hoover Xarion Pro floor vacuum cleaner without a dust bag

Comes vacuum cleaner in a box made of durable corrugated cardboard.

The box is equipped with a plastic handle, so get the purchase to the house will not be difficult. The design of the box is colorful and informative: the planes depict the vacuum cleaner itself, a clear description of the main advantages and features of the unit, given some characteristics. The inscriptions on the box are mostly in English. For packaging are used plastic bags, as well as elements of corrugated cardboard and papier-mache. The package contents are not very rich: in addition to the usual vacuum cleaner flexible hose and telescopic tube there is a combined floor/mop brush, parquet brush and combined 3-in-1 nozzle.

The design and layout are not quite ordinary. Buyer’s attention is attracted by bright combination of red and white. The body of the vacuum cleaner and accessories are made mostly of uncoated plastic with a matte or mirror-smooth surface. The waste container is made of clear, slightly tinted plastic. The pre-motor filter cover is made of red tinted clear plastic. On the sides of the engine block body there are inserts of transparent plastic with embossed mesh on the inner surface, behind them there are inserts of red plastic. There are also inserts of this material on the elements of the body, which imitate large wheels. The lower part of the motor unit, the nozzles, the nozzle and the hose handle are made of dark gray almost black plastic.

According to our measurements, the motor unit is 425 mm long, 305 mm high and 307 mm wide. The flexible hose is a plastic spiral corrugated tube of silver color. The length of the hose is 1.6 m. The telescopic tube is made of steel and has a durable metallic silver finish on the outside. It has a sliding mechanism with locking. On the ends, the length of the pipe is from 55 to 89 cm.

The hose/pipe handle, hose/nozzle handle and pipe/nozzle joints are a tight fit on the cone. The hose nozzle in the motor unit inlet is held in place by plastic snaps. The hose fitting is connected in a strictly defined orientation, and it is not immediately obvious in which orientation. The flexible hose is only freely rotated in the handle, it is fixed in the spigot.

On the sides at the top in the back, there are two buttons, pedals: the left – unlocks the cable reel, the right – turns on – off the vacuum cleaner. The buttons are plastic with a silver finish. The icons on them are inserts of red resilient plastic, they are clearly visible and will not wear off over time.

According to our measurements the cable length is 6m. The cable is medium stiff and flat. The spring force of the coil is just enough to wind up the cable lying on the floor, not quickly.

On the bottom at the front, there are two rollers with resilient plastic tires mounted on swiveling convex pads. At the back, there are two small (47.5 mm diameter) wheels with rubber tires on the sides. Bevels and curves in all the right places make it easy to pass high thresholds and other floor obstacles, but the front rollers are partially surrounded by a vertical skirting.

Easy to carry with the large top handle. The handle slides out from the body and locks in place in the end positions. It is made of silver-coated plastic and is rubberized in the underhand area.

The groove on the back right geometrically corresponds to the protrusion on the large brushes, which allows you to fix the brush with the hose and tube on the body of the vacuum cleaner.

There is a three-position locking slider on the hose handle. This slider changes the position of the valve to reduce suction power.

In this case, the handle is designed as a separate item, separate from the nozzle. The handle has rubber-like plastic inserts at the top and bottom.

By pushing off the red catch, the cyclone filter and the dust canister can be pulled out with the hinged handle.

The filtration system is multistage. First the large cyclone and coarse mesh separates the coarse debris, then 12 fine cyclones separate the air and fine dust, everything that has passed is retained by the pre-motor filter, and the final air purification is done by the HEPA exhaust filter. The joints of the parts along the path of the air flow, where necessary, are equipped with elastic gaskets to ensure tightness of the joints.

When servicing the vacuum cleaner you will most often need to empty the dust canister, making sure it is not filled with debris above the Max mark.

To do this, remove the dust canister, place it in a trash bag, and open the bottom lid by pulling off the red latch. The debris will fall down.

If necessary, you need to clean the parts of the dust collector, cyclone and pre-motor filter. To do this, the two red catches are squeezed and the dust collector cup is removed from the cyclone assembly.

Now the cyclone unit can be cleaned from the clogged debris. To remove the pre-motor filter, you must lower the handle if it has been pulled out and lift the cover at the front of the motor unit.

The filter is removed with the frame, removed from the frame and rinsed with cold water without the use of detergents.

The exhaust filter also needs to be cleaned periodically. It is located behind the outlet circular grille on the right side.

This filter is also rinsed with water.

The manufacturer recommends cleaning the filters at least once every three months. The filters should be dried thoroughly before being reinstalled.

The main universal floor/mop brush has retractable bristles, allowing it to be used on both smooth floors and carpeted flooring.

It is 74mm high and 286mm wide. The rigid inlet spigot connects to the body of the nozzle through two joints, the total movement in the vertical plane of about 40 degrees upwards from the horizontal position. In addition, the spigot can rotate without restriction or fixation.

Elastic plastic tire wheels under the joint and a wide rubber tire roller make it easy to move the nozzle on the floor. Note the presence of bypass windows in the rows of bristles and on the sides.

The second big nozzle is the parquet brush.

There are two rows of soft bristles, apparently natural. The front row has bypass windows to pick up large debris. The side rollers make it easy to move the nozzle across the floor and keep the plastic body of the brush from coming into contact with the floor and scratching it. The rollers are made of felt, which also reduces the likelihood of scratches on floors that are not resistant to damage.

The brush spigot can be rotated without restriction or fixation. It is 70mm high and 300mm wide.

The 3-in-1 combination nozzle has an original design. When the wide part is attached to the pipe or hose nozzle is transformed into a crevice nozzle (length of the narrow part is 87 mm).

By turning the nozzle upside down, the user has a tool for cleaning soft surfaces. For convenience, part of the nozzle body rotates 180 degrees, deviating from the axis by 40 degrees.

And with the retracted whisk of medium-hard bristle bundles, the nozzle turns into a small brush.

This nozzle can be attached under the hose handle, so that it is always at hand.

We will conclude our descriptive section with the weight measurements.

Double belt for Hoover carpet cleaner review Hoover Xarion vacuum
The part Mass, g
Motor unit complete with dust canister 6090
Flexible hose with nozzle and handle 759
Telescopic tube 480
Universal floor/mop brush 704
Brush for parquet 212
3 in 1 combination nozzle 144

Made in China.

Testing

Even for a floor vacuum cleaner, this model is relatively large and heavy. When you need to carry it around, the sliding handle is a big help. Carrying the vacuum cleaner in your hands is not often necessary, as it can simply be pulled by the hose. However, because of the skirting in front of the rollers, the vacuum cleaner rests on even low thresholds, you have to lift the front part of the vacuum cleaner up with the hose. The good thing is that it does not exhibit the tendency to tip over. The maneuverability is good. The handle on the pipe grasped, in the hands does not slip, however, with intensive work can inadvertently move the suction power regulator. The 3 in 1 nozzle, attached to the hose nozzle, is far from the handle, so sometimes you have to hold the front part of the nozzle with the other hand. The power button and cord rewind button are well distinguished, and are conveniently pressed with your foot, but only if your foot is on the side of the button or behind the vacuum cleaner.

The universal floor/mop brush, with or without the bristles extended, is well suctioned to the linoleum or carpet, so you have to move it over these coatings with effort, especially if the coating is not glued to the floor and curves. Of course, the pressure on the floor improves the quality of cleaning, especially with pile coverings. You can reduce the pressure a little by opening the bypass valve as much as possible. This brush is good for cleaning under furniture with little clearance from the floor. This brush is good for picking up large debris or debris close to a baseboard or wall.

A parquet floor brush is not pressed as hard to the floor, so cleaning with it requires less effort. Plus, it’s lower and lighter than a floor/mop brush. In fact, a parquet brush is a universal brush head that can be used to clean both smooth floors and carpets.

The 3-in-1 combination nozzle is not very convenient to use in all three ways. Separate nozzles would do better, but the pluses in versatility, and the fact that it is always literally on hand, remain.

During the practical testing we cleaned several dozens of square meters of the office area (mostly commercial carpeting and linoleum), cleaned a couple of large door mats and one robot vacuum cleaner working in the office. The predominant composition of the collected debris is shoe dirt (sand, clay, dust), lint from the carpet and mats, hair, etc. The inner surface of the vacuum cleaner is not scratched badly when the vacuum cleaner is running, so its degree of filling is easy to assess. However, to do this, you need to look at the back of the vacuum cleaner.

I opened the bottom lid of the vacuum cleaner and almost all the litter fell out.

Some debris got caught in the cyclone mesh.

The pre-motor filter is not very dirty.

So, the cyclone filter is highly effective against even the finest dust. The back side of the pre-motor filter is clean:

The outlet pleated filter also remained clean.

The instrumental tests mainly consisted of determining the suction power and measuring the noise level. The dependence of the suction power (what it is and how we measure it is described in a separate article) on the created vacuum is shown on the diagram below:

Note that in the first point, where the rarefaction is minimal, the bench gate is open, the resistance of the bench to the air flow is minimal, the useful work is small, as the power is spent mainly on the movement of air. At the last point, the slide gate is closed and the suction power is zero, as there is no air movement. Between these two points, the suction power is at its maximum, as a considerable vacuum is created with a large air flow, i.e. useful work is done. The maximum suction power determined on our test bench is slightly under 280 AW. The power consumption from the mains varies from 1014W when the inlet is completely blocked to 1240W when there is minimal resistance to the air flow. This is at an actual voltage of 218V. The peak current value when starting the motor reaches 30A. The button on the body completely disconnects the vacuum cleaner from the mains. The efficiency value, defined as the ratio of suction power to mains power consumption, reaches 24.5%. This is a low value, but also not the lowest of the nine mains-powered floor vacuum cleaners with a cyclone filter that we tested.

We measured the noise level in the same way as we did for the robot vacuum cleaners (see methodology description). Only the vacuum cleaner was in a stationary state, placed horizontally on the floor and with the universal floor/mop brush close and pressed to the floor. The noise meter microphone was placed on the side of the vacuum cleaner at 1.2 m off the floor and 1 m away from the vacuum cleaner motor unit and was pointed at the vacuum cleaner. The sound pressure level value was 70.8 dBA.

In case of a “normal” vacuum cleaner, which is not new and not silent (the claimed power is 1800 watts), we got 76 dBA at maximal power under the same conditions. It is possible to consider that in the class of floor vacuum cleaners the tested one is an average one by volume. The noise pattern is even and is not annoying.

Conclusions

The bright combination of colors and unusual design draws attention to the Hoover Xarion Pro. The vacuum cleaner is relatively large and heavy, but thanks to the wide and graspy handle it is easy to carry. Almost all debris, including the finest dust, is retained by an efficient cyclone filter, and two washable filters perform the final cleaning of the released air. A gentle floor cleaning brush is included, as well as a transformable 3-in-1 nozzle that attaches to the handle and is always available for quick connection during cleaning. Next, let’s list the advantages and disadvantages not mentioned in the lists.

Advantages

  • Good maneuverability and no tendency to tip over
  • Dust canister is easy to remove and empty
  • Unobtrusive and annoying noise pattern

Disadvantages

  • To overcome the thresholds you need to lift the front of the vacuum cleaner

In conclusion we suggest watching our video review of the Hoover Xarion Pro vacuum cleaner:

Our video review of the Hoover Xarion Pro vacuum cleaner can also be viewed on iXBT.Video

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