Reviewers say the Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 bagged canister vacuum offers excellent performance for its price. Even reviewers who quibble about some of its other features agree that it has incredible suction for a canister vacuum cleaner. This model has adjustable suction, automatic pile-height adjustment and very low emissions. In professional tests, it does a good job on both carpets and bare floors; however, some owners complain that its bare-floor tool does not work well. Features that owners appreciate include the telescoping wand and adjustable height, which come in handy for both very tall and very short users. Both owners and experts agree that this vacuum has good suction and works well on pet hair, but it's also heavier and harder to maneuver than some other canister vacuums. In addition, we saw several complaints about durability, ranging from cracks in plastic parts to failures of the retracting cord mechanism, adjusting handle and electrical parts. Overall, the Electrolux Oxygen Canister EL6988E (*Est. $325) is a better performer in this price range.
We found the best review of the Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 at ConsumerReports.org, which includes this vacuum in its ratings of 34 canister vacs (which have been tested on both hard floors and carpeting). Another thorough review appears in Good Housekeeping, which tests upright and canister vacuums on both carpet and bare floors and identifies the best models. The Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 also receives more than 125 reviews from owners posting to Amazon.com, as well as smaller numbers at Walmart.com and Viewpoints.com.
The Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 is one of 34 canister vacuums rated by the editors of ConsumerReports.org. Ratings cover performance on hard and carpeted floors, plus noise, handling, emissions, tool airflow and pet hair removal. The site also reports on the repair record of each vacuum cleaner brand.
Review: Vacuum Cleaners, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Good Housekeeping
The Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 earns a grade of A-minus from the editors of Good Housekeeping. In their tests, it performed well on both carpets and hard surfaces, and editors say its features are handy. However, testers did find the vacuum floor nozzle a bit "loose and hard to control."
Review: Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel Bagged Canister S3670 Vacuum, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Sept. 2010
In more than 125 owner reviews, the Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3760 earns a middling overall score of 3 stars out of 5. Users generally praise the machine's suction power and maneuverability. However, there are varied complaints about durability, and some don't like the hard-floor attachment.
Review: Hoover WindTunnel Canister Vacuum, Anniversary Edition, Bagged, S3670, Contributors to Amazon.com
The Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 receives about 35 reviews at Walmart.com, with an overall score of a little more than 4 stars out of 5. Users like its good suction and pet-hair pickup, and most say it performs well on carpet. Complaints focus on bare-floor performance, handling and the location of the controls on the canister rather than on the handle.
Review: Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel Bagged Canister Vacuum, S3670, Contributors to Walmart.com
We found about 15 reviews for the Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 at Viewpoints.com, with ratings averaging 3.75 stars out of 5. Although users like the vacuum's suction, low cost and light weight, some find it unreliable and hard to clean.
Review: Hoover Anniversary WindTunnel S3670 Vacuum, Contributors to Viewpoints.com