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Should You Buy a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner?

Matthew
Updated 16 February 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, Dirt Devil, VAX and Milwaukee 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 4,600 vacuum cleaners by objectively and impartially analysing over 40,000 user and expert reviews and 90+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Hoover are recognised for their wide selection of popular and good quality vacuum cleaners and start at $58 for the SM120WDN which has a maximum input power of 12W, is a wet & dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner and go up to $135 for the FD22 which has a maximum input power of 22W, is a dry vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner. The average price of a new Hoover vacuum cleaner is $109.

Hoover are recognised for their wide selection of popular and good 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. 9 best vacuum cleaner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Hoover is the 9th best vacuum cleaner brand out there.

#1
United Kingdom
95%
95%
7,555 reviews
#2
Germany
92%
92%
3,664 reviews
#3
91%
91%
4,591 reviews
#4
89%
89%
2,812 reviews
#5
United Kingdom
87%
87%
682 reviews
#6
Germany
83%
83%
1,229 reviews
#7
Sealey
82%
82%
40 reviews
#8
81%
81%
254 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
3,940 reviews
#10
Atrix
78%
78%
1 review
#11
VAX
United States
77%
77%
5,216 reviews
#12
76%
76%
1,126 reviews
#13
Denmark
72%
72%
38 reviews
#14
Germany
71%
71%
675 reviews
#15
71%
71%
1,233 reviews
#16
Koblenz
70%
70%
0 reviews
#17
Neato
70%
70%
133 reviews
#18
69%
69%
28 reviews
#19
Eufy
66%
66%
287 reviews
#20
iLife
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Turkey
64%
64%
72 reviews
#22
PowerSmith
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
FEIN
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Sweden
63%
63%
20 reviews
#25
Germany
63%
63%
11 reviews
#26
Rug Doctor
63%
63%
0 reviews
#27
63%
63%
1 review
#28
Morphy Richards
United Kingdom
62%
62%
337 reviews
#29
South Korea
62%
62%
89 reviews
#30
Snow Joe
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Gtech
62%
62%
965 reviews
#32
Vacmaster
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Pifco
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
Winkel
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Oreck
United States
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Metabo
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co
54%
54%
0 reviews
#38
Thorne Electric
54%
54%
0 reviews
#39
Kirby
53%
53%
0 reviews
#40
Viper
53%
53%
1 review

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 78%. Hoover also have a number of great features including Pet Hair Tool which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a Hoover vacuum cleaner is 78%.

There's a smaller selection of Hoover vacuum cleaners available compared to other vacuum cleaner brands, with only 7 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 $43 (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
$292
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $10,849
Price Distribution of All Vacuum Cleaners
No. Of Vacuum Cleaners
Average Price
$109
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,149
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
2
4 stars
5
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
1
Hoover logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,028
4 stars
946
3 stars
322
2 stars
205
1 star
418
Hoover has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its vacuum cleaners than most other brands.

Over 64% of expert reviews and 76% of user reviews for Hoover vacuum cleaners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 83% and 87% respectively across all Vacuum Cleaner brands.

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

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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Hoover
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
4 reviews
68%
3 reviews
79%
11 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
97%
6 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
40%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
96%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
CNET.com logo
70%
4 reviews
64%
7 reviews
01net.com logo
78%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
40%
1 review
59%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
2 reviews
81%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
67%
2 reviews
58%
1 review
68%
2 reviews
57%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
76%
1 review
72%
4 reviews
toptenreviews.com logo
91%
3 reviews
95%
1 review
72%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
80%
1 review
65%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
asia.cnet.com logo
60%
4 reviews
T3.com logo
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
70%
1 review
75%
1 review
40%
1 review
techadvisor.co.uk logo
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
computertotaal.nl logo
100%
2 reviews
100%
1 review
videotesty.pl logo
90%
3 reviews
theregister.co.uk logo
75%
1 review
73%
1 review
PC Mag logo
75%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
82%
19 reviews
78%
32 reviews
66%
11 reviews
55%
10 reviews
83%
4 reviews
69%
1 review
Average
85%
54 reviews
76%
53 reviews
72%
35 reviews
69%
26 reviews
79%
20 reviews
64%
10 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 Dyson iRobot Miele Samsung Neato Hoover
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
1
2
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
Which? logo
2
Digital Versus logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
1
Techradar logo
1
1
planet-sansfil.com logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
techarp.com logo
1
twojepc.pl logo
1
Tweak.dk logo
1
techzine.nl logo
1
pcworld.com_techhive.com logo
1
reviewed.com logo
1
agdlab.pl logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
ocworkbench.com logo
1
newgadgets.de logo
1
Other Expert Sites
1
1
1
Total
18
12
8
4
3

How Reliable Are Hoover Vacuum Cleaners?

We checked over 40,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Hoover vacuum cleaners. over 930 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Hoover vacuum cleaner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% 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

Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

On opening found that the crevice tool was broken
ao.com
Mediocre Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
HOWEVEVER THE ACTUAL MACHINE HAS SOME PARTS WHICH ARE NOT VERY ROBUST
amazon.co.uk
Each one has broken down for no apparent reason
Amazon

Features to Look Out For On Hoover Vacuum Cleaners

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Hoover vacuum cleaners that set them apart from the competition. These include Pet Hair Tool.

Hoover Pet Hair Tool

Hoover vacuum cleaners that have a Pet Hair Tool include the Hoover FD22 ($0).

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