If you're looking for a straightforward stick vacuum at a reasonable price, the Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum fits the bill. With a long 20-foot power cord, there's no battery to restrict your cleaning time. The Hoover Corded Cyclonic doesn't have any attachments, but it does an excellent job on bare floors -- its reclining handle allows for easy access underneath furniture -- and is also effective at pet hair removal.
Great for hard floors and pet hair. The Hoover Cyclonic Stick Vacuum SH20030 is ideal for cleaning hard floors and does an okay job on area rugs, according to reviewers on Amazon.com. It works well on pet hair; several owners say they own multiple long-haired pets and are pleased with the Hoover's performance. However, there are some complaints from users who say that longer hair may become clogged in the brushes. There are no attachments, such as crevice tools or upholstery tools, so it's primarily useful for floor cleaning.
Swiveling action for easy maneuverability. Owners posting feedback to Amazon.com say the Hoover Cyclonic's swiveling action and reclining handle make it a breeze to navigate around chair legs and in tight spaces, as well as under furniture. The power cord is long at 20 feet, but users say they have to relocate the cord a few times for larger jobs or multiple rooms. The dirt cup empties with a simple push of a button, eliminating the user's contact with debris. The brushroll switch is located on the top of the body of this vacuum; a few users say it would be more convenient on the handle.
Tolerable noise level, with some exceptions. The Hoover Cyclonic isn't super-quiet, but its noise level is "tolerable," owners say. There are some complaints from owners who say their Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuums became increasingly loud over the course of several months, to the point of being unbearable.
Standard electric operation. The Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum uses a power cord, so you don't have to contend with charging batteries again and again -- it simply uses the electricity required to do the job. Beyond this, there are no standout eco-friendly features. Its micro-filtration process separates dust and dirt from the air before it hits the filter giving the filter a longer life span.
Straightforward, reasonable cost. The Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum has a standard, washable micro filter. When cleaned regularly, it often doesn't require replacing throughout the life of the vacuum, owners say. Replacement filters are available for about $2 each. The Hoover also uses a dirt canister instead of replacement bags, so there are no ongoing costs of ownership associated with this reasonably priced stick vacuum.
About 650 owners contribute to an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 for the Hoover Cyclonic Stick Vacuum. Owners say it's lightweight, easy to maneuver under furniture and does an excellent job of cleaning edges. Several note its affordable price.
Review: Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013
More than 30 owners offer feedback on the Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum on Hoover's website, where it earns an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. Owners say it's a great value for a reasonable price, and it's effective for quick, in-between cleaning tasks.
Review: Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, Contributors to Hoover.com, As of November 2013