The corded Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220 is a step above a similar model, the Hoover Flair Bagless S2200 (*Est. $40) , with the addition of a powered brush roll, which makes it better for tackling dirt on carpet and rugs (though still not as good as a full-size upright vacuum cleaner). Since it's meant only for quick jobs, some users report that it can overheat if used to vacuum a whole room of wall-to-wall carpeting. The Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220 has a 20-foot power cord that releases with the push of a button, so it eliminates some of the unraveling hassle common to corded stick vacuums. The 10-inch nozzle swivels, making it easy to maneuver around furniture. At 9 pounds, it's more than twice as heavy as the budget-priced Dirt Devil Versa Power Stick SD20000 (*Est. $25) , though the Dirt Devi model is less powerful.
We found an impressive number of owner-written reviews for the Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220 at Amazon.com. A smaller number of consumer reviews are available at Viewpoints.com. While this specific model isn't included in formal testing, the similar Hoover Flair Bagless S2200 (*Est. $40) is included in a roundup conducted by ConsumerReports.org.
The number of owner-written reviews for the Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220 at Amazon.com far and away exceeds other models. More than 1,400 owners contribute to a good average rating of 4.1 stars out of 5. While most owners say it works well on both hard floors and carpet, some say it can overheat when used on thick, wall-to-wall carpeting.
Review: Hoover Flair Bagless Upright Stick Vacuum with Power Nozzle, S2220, Contributors to Amazon.com
Although editors at ConsumerReports.org don't include the Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220 in the lineup of nine models they review, the similar Hoover Flair Bagless S2200 is included. Each stick vacuum is evaluated on bare floors, carpets and along edges. Testers also compare features, dust emissions and noise level.
Review: Small Vacuum Ratings & Reliability, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, May 2010
About two dozen consumers have posted reviews for the Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle S2220 at Viewpoints.com, where it receives an average rating of 4 stars out of 5. Owners agree it's light and easy to maneuver.
Review: Hoover Flair Bagless with Powered Nozzle Vacuum S2220 Vacuum Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com