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Hoover Tempo WidePath Bagged Upright Vacuum U5140900

Est. $100
Reviewed
April 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900

Pros
  • Relatively light
  • Good performance on carpet
  • Low dust emissions
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Attachment hose is unwieldy
  • No off switch for brushroll
  • Noisy

In general, owners of the Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 upright vacuum are very happy with it. They praise the vacuum's suction power, which picks up pet hair with ease, and they say it's easy to push and carry because it's relatively lightweight (16 pounds). Professional tests indicate that this bag-equipped vacuum cleaner controls dust well, even though it does not include a HEPA filter. Because the brushroll can't be turned off, some users say it tends to scatter debris on hard surfaces. That said, one professional review does rate its bare-floor cleaning performance very highly. We also read a number of complaints from otherwise satisfied users who say the Hoover is loud.

The Tempo Widepath includes a flexible hose with attachments to clean upholstery and floorboards. It carries a one-year warranty. An alternative is the even lighter Hoover Platinum Bagged Upright with Canister UH30010COM (Est. $250), which doesn't have attachments but weighs only 12.5 pounds; a separate canister vacuum is included.

, which doesn't have attachments but weighs only 12.5 pounds; a separate canister vacuum is included.

The Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 earns positive overall reviews from more than 2,000 owners who have posted reviews at Amazon.com, plus hundreds more at Walmart.com, BestBuy.com and Epinions.com. It's also included in ConsumerReports.org's more scientific roundup of vacuum cleaners.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

ConsumerReports.org includes the Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 in its comparison evaluation of more than 80 upright models. The Tempo Widepath is rated alongside others for cleaning performance on carpet and bare floors, as well as for noise and dust emissions.

Review: Upright Vacuum Cleaner Ratings and Reliability, Editors of ConsumerReports.org

2. Amazon.com

More than 2,400 owners have posted their experiences with the budget-priced Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900. Users award it an average score of 4 out of 5 stars, praising its powerful suction, low weight and maneuverability. However, we saw some complaints about its noise level and short, hard-to-use hose.

Review: Hoover Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum, Bagged, Contributors to Amazon.com

3. Walmart.com

In more than 400 reviews at Walmart.com, the Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 earns an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5, and 95 percent of users say they would recommend it. Users love its powerful suction and say it "practically propels itself," but some complain that it is noisy and scatters dirt on bare floors.

Review: Hoover Tempo Widepath Bagged Upright Vacuum, U5140900, Contributors to Walmart.com

4. BestBuy.com

The Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 receives about 90 reviews at BestBuy.com, with an overall rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. It's praised as powerful, easy to use and a good value. Quibbles with this model include its short power cord and hose and its tendency to tip when attachments are used.

Review: Hoover - Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum - Blue, Contributors to BestBuy.com

5. Epinions.com

Although there are only about 30 user reviews for the Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 on Epinions.com, those reviews are generally positive. Users give it an average rating of 4 stars out of 5, with very good marks for durability, ease of use, ease of cleaning and style.

Review: Hoover U5140-900 Bagged Upright Vacuum, Contributors to Epinions.com

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