Hoover is a cleaning and floor care company founded back in 1908 by W.H. Hoover. The world’s first known vacuum cleaner was invented by a janitor named James Spangler the year before in order to alleviate his asthma resulting from the dust he frequently encountered, and he subsequently patented his design and set about assembling several units a week. When Hoover’s wife bought one, he saw the potential of the new device, bought the patent and hired Spangler as a consultant for his venture, the Electric Suction Sweeper Company. The following decades saw a combination of canny marketing and continuous development transform Hoover into one of the biggest and most recognisable vacuum brands in the world.
Hoover has developed numerous innovations over the years such as the disposable vacuum bag and vacuum cleaner headlights, and their current models reflect this cutting-edge approach. Hoover’s barrel vacuums employ bagless cyclonic suction in combination with washable HEPA filters which filter out over 99% of particle matter from the air – perfect for allergy sufferers and lovers of clean air. They also come with specialised tools as standard including a mattress cleaning head, an air-driven pet hair lifter and a flexible dusting head. Hoover’s other models include uprights, handhelds, commercial wet/dry canister vacs and automated robotic cleaners.
What our survey respondents say about Hoover vacuum cleaners
Canstar Blue’s most recent survey of just over 1,200 consumers who had purchased purchased a new vacuum cleaner within the past 3 years garnered the following comments, among many others, from customers of Hoover:
|They are excellent quality and do a fantastic job, particularly if you have pets. I would recommend to anyone.||Paper bags only – I’d like to see material bags available.|
|Easy to use and great at cleaning the floor.||The cord to the power head does get in the way some times.|
|Excellent suction, attachments and durability.||Could be cheaper.|
|Quiet, cleans well, easy to manoeuvre.||The power cord is too short.|
|Great at picking animal hair from floorboards which is mainly why we bought the vacuum.||Fills up too quickly, filter needs to be changed too often (every 6 months).|
Source: www.canstarblue.com.au Vacuum cleaner survey 2015, conducted on behalf of Canstar Blue by Colmar Brunton
Other vacuum cleaner brands we surveyed
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased a new vacuum cleaner within the past 3 years – in this case, 1,211 Australians.
The other vacuum cleaner brands in this year’s survey are: