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Should You Buy a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 28 May 2020
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should you buy a Hoover vacuum cleaner?

Hoover is one of the most popular vacuum cleaner brands as well as being well known for its washing machines, steam cleaners and tumble dryers. The company behind Hoover also manufacturers Oreck, Ryobi, Dirt Devil and VAX Vacuum Cleaners.

If you are wondering how Hoover vacuum cleaners compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 3,500 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 52,000 user and expert reviews and 160+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Hoover are recognised for their wide selection of popular and high quality vacuum cleaners and start at $57 for the SM18DL4 which has a maximum input power of 18W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a cylinder vacuum cleaner and go up to $180 for the FH50150 which is a wet & dry vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Hoover vacuum cleaner is $118.

Hoover are recognised for their wide selection of popular and high quality vacuum cleaners.

Is Hoover the Best Vacuum Cleaner Brand?

So are Hoover vacuum cleaners any good? We give every vacuum cleaner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all vacuum cleaners we are able to impartially rank all the vacuum cleaner brands.

Hoover is ranked the No. 5 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Hoover is the 5th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,159 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
3,739 reviews
#3
91%
91%
4,702 reviews
#4
86%
86%
5,310 reviews
#5
United States
85%
85%
7,331 reviews
#6
85%
85%
1,593 reviews
#7
84%
84%
420 reviews
#8
United States
84%
84%
1,186 reviews
#9
United Kingdom
84%
84%
698 reviews
#10
83%
83%
1,567 reviews
#11
Germany
83%
83%
1,353 reviews
#12
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#13
Netherlands
80%
80%
291 reviews
#14
77%
77%
806 reviews
#15
South Korea
77%
77%
1,076 reviews
#16
Eufy
77%
77%
314 reviews
#17
Germany
75%
75%
248 reviews
#18
Germany
75%
75%
30 reviews
#19
Atrix
75%
75%
1 review
#20
Denmark
75%
75%
41 reviews
#21
Koblenz
74%
74%
0 reviews
#22
VAX
United States
74%
74%
4,634 reviews
#23
iLife
72%
72%
64 reviews
#24
Makita
72%
72%
8 reviews
#25
71%
71%
26 reviews
#26
Neato
70%
70%
115 reviews
#27
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
67%
67%
0 reviews
#28
Beko
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#29
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#30
Zelmer
62%
62%
1 review
#31
Gtech
62%
62%
957 reviews
#32
PowerSmith
60%
60%
0 reviews
#33
Rug Doctor
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
Thorne Electric
60%
60%
0 reviews
#35
Snow Joe
59%
59%
0 reviews
#36
Vacmaster
57%
57%
0 reviews
#37
Sweden
57%
57%
36 reviews
#38
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#39
Oreck
United States
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
Solac
55%
55%
0 reviews
#41
Pifco
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
Viper
53%
53%
1 review
#43
Taurus
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
Kirby
52%
52%
0 reviews
#45
Medion
52%
52%
4 reviews

Let's look at how Hoover vacuum cleaners compare to the other vacuum cleaner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All vacuum cleaner Brands
Hoover Vacuum Cleaners

Hoover have better reviews than the typical vacuum cleaner brand, with the average rating of a Hoover vacuum cleaner being 82%.

The average review score for a Hoover vacuum cleaner is 82%.

There's a smaller selection of Hoover vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 14 Hoover vacuum cleaners currently on the market in the US. Hoover vacuum cleaners also tend to be cheaper than most other vacuum cleaner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Hoover vacuum cleaner is $40 (based on a person typically using a vacuum cleaner for 2 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other vacuum cleaner brands.

No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$271
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,599
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$118
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,349
Price Distribution of Hoover Vacuum Cleaners

What Do the Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Hoover vacuum cleaner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Hoover and then compared this to the other vacuum cleaner brands.

Hoover logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
3
4 stars
8
3 stars
4
2 stars
0
1 star
1
Hoover logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,935
4 stars
1,910
3 stars
523
2 stars
312
1 star
626
Hoover has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 69% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Hoover vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 86% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

Purchasers of Hoover vacuum cleaners frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, portable and easy to empty.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Hoover vacuum cleaners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other vacuum cleaner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score iRobot Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Hoover
CNET.com logo
74%
5 reviews
63%
15 reviews
71%
7 reviews
56%
7 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
80%
8 reviews
75%
4 reviews
93%
8 reviews
53%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
40%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
90%
5 reviews
70%
3 reviews
40%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
97%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
65%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
86%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
80%
3 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
69%
4 reviews
60%
3 reviews
82%
1 review
92%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
70%
3 reviews
73%
4 reviews
40%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
4 reviews
82%
1 review
81%
1 review
69%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
64%
2 reviews
77%
1 review
68%
3 reviews
44%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
75%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
45%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
91%
1 review
74%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
88%
2 reviews
76%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
86%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
64%
1 review
76%
2 reviews
68%
3 reviews
techstage.de logo
92%
2 reviews
92%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
wired.it logo
76%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
85%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
80%
2 reviews
100%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
75%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
phonearena.com logo
65%
4 reviews
20%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
64 reviews
65%
72 reviews
79%
41 reviews
79%
40 reviews
56%
30 reviews
74%
5 reviews
Average
76%
119 reviews
76%
118 reviews
81%
90 reviews
72%
65 reviews
62%
50 reviews
66%
14 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Hoover Vacuum Cleaners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Hoover vacuum cleaners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning vacuum cleaners

Number of Awards iRobot Samsung Dyson Ecovacs LG Hoover
Expert Reviews logo
1
1
7
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
4
reviewed.com logo
1
2
1
01net.com logo
2
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
1
ixbt.com logo
2
1
Digital Versus logo
1
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
Techradar logo
1
1
androidheadlines.com logo
1
1
vonguru.fr logo
2
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
Which? logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
profesionalreview.com logo
1
prohardver.hu logo
1
pureoverclock.com logo
1
Other Expert Sites
10
22
4
3
3
Total
24
35
26
13
6

How Reliable Are Hoover Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 52,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Hoover vacuum cleaners. over 1,200 of these reviews mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Hoover vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% of reviewers think Hoover vacuum cleaners are reliable.

So, most people think that Hoover vacuum cleaners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Hoover vacuum cleaners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Good Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
Your vacuum is not broke
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
Handle Release Pedal broke
Walmart.com
will think your vacuum is broke
Bestbuy.com
CHEAP CONSTRUCTION - DON'T BE FOOLED BY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOX
amazon.co.uk
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