Hoover UH30010COM Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner With Separate Canister Vac Review

The Hoover UH30010COM Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright Vacuum is a powerful, easy-to-use machine that features Hoover’s patented WindTunnel Technology. As part of the Hoover Platinum Collection™, the UH30010 combines a sleek, lightweight design with good cleaning power, at an affordable price.



Price: $269.99 (MSRP)
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PROS
  • Very easy to maneuver
  • Good carpet cleaning ability
  • HEPA dust bags
CONS
  • No brush roll control
  • Poor bare floor performance
  • Dim and poorly located headlight
  • Cord wrap difficult to release
BOTTOM LINE
The Hoover UH30010COM Platinum Lightweight Upright Vacuum and companion portable canister vacuum have good suction and cleaning abilities. Both vacuums are light, easy to use, and are relatively quiet. The portable canister is great for quick pick-up duties.

 

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Hoover UH30010COM Platinum Review

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Using the Hoover UH30010COM Platinum is very straight forward. The floor head automatically adjusts to various carpet heights and efficiently removes most typical carpet debris in one pass. It is very maneuverable, with a narrow, low profile floor head that goes under low furnishings and gets into tighter spaces than larger vacuums can, it is also a plus that the vacuum will lay nearly flat to the floor to get under beds and other low obstacles. Freshly vacuumed carpets look and feel rejuvenated.

We found the controls on the Platinum UH30010COM to be convenient and easily operated. Located at your fingertips, you’ll find the ON/OFF switch and HI/LO dual speed control. Accompanying these controls is a Check Bag indicator that illuminates when it is time to change the dust bag. There is a handle release pedal located on the back of the floor head. The upper cord wrap swivels to release the cord and below the cord wrap is a convenient handle for toting the vacuum cleaner around or to aid in vacuuming stairs.


Watch a video of the Hoover UH30010COM Bagged Upright in action

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The sleekly-styled outer dust bag is lined with an acoustic panel for quieter operation and a large, inner HEPA bag provides excellent filtration and containment of dust and debris. We found the bag changes to be easy, though a bit strange until you get used to it. A lever disengages the dust bag from the inlet tube, but the docking collar does not tilt away to clearly indicate that the bag is ready to be lifted out of the docking collar and be discarded.

Hoover vacuum bags have a self-sealing closure that automatically closes as the bag is pulled from the vacuum to keep the contents within the bag. The new bag slides into the docking collar, then the locking tab must be re-engaged or the bag won’t be seated and won’t catch the dirt and debris that the vacuum picks up, fouling the outer bag compartment. While this is a minor complaint, we’d like to see the docking collar tilt out of the vacuum, which would make the process more intuitive and make it less likely to forget to engage the locking tab.

At the base of the bag compartment you’ll find two things, a headlight and a hand grab for doing stair work. The hand grab is a great feature that makes cleaning stairs almost effortless, which is more than we can say for the headlight. Unfortunately, the headlight does little more than cast shadows over the work surface due to this location, and it is completely useless on stairs since it is not only pointed at the ceiling, it is covered by your hand while using the hand grab.

The floor head on the Platinum lightweight bagged upright has rubberized, non-scuffing casters and a bumper guard to protect delicate floor surfaces and furniture. Hoover’s patented WindTunnel™ technology creates multiple pathways for air to travel through the floor head for enhanced suction and cleaning abilities. Edge cleaning brushes and side air channels work to provide edge cleaning along furniture and baseboards. While it handles carpeting very well, we found that it scattered rather than picked up dirt from bare flooring, because there is no switch to turn off the rotating brush. It’s important to note, that with no brush roll control there is risk of damage to delicate bare floor surfaces.

 

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Hoover Platinum Bagged UH30010COM with Canister Features

Light Weight Bagged Upright:

  • Patented WindTunnel Technology™ – Three suction pathways to improve cleaning performance
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  • Illuminated, Fingertip Controls and Bag Check Indicator – Easy to see and use
  • Edge Cleaning Channels – Increases suction along tight edges
  • High/Low Speed Controls – Clean everything from area rugs to deep pile carpeting with ease
  • HEPA Filtration Bag – Premium filtration for cleaner air

Portable Canister Vacuum Features:

  • Stretch Hose – Clean into every corner of your home
  • Detachable Shoulder Strap – Allows for hands-free use throughout the house
  • 25 Foot Power Cord – For a large cleaning radius

We were also pleasantly surprised at just how quiet the UH30010COM is. While not the quietest we’ve tested, it is much quieter than many other vacuums and certainly a vast improvement over older Hoover vacuums.

As we’ve mentioned, the UH30010COM Platinum is a dual vacuum system. Dual vacuum systems can take time to get used to and aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, once you get used to dealing with two vacuums, you might find the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

To complete this dual vac team, Hoover has coupled the UH30010COM Platinum Upright with a portable canister vacuum capable of handling everything the UH30010COM can’t.

The portable canister does well on both bare floor and above floor work. It is equipped with a flexible hose that stretches up to 8 feet, an onboard crevice tool and dust brush, it even has a shoulder strap for hands-free use. Additionally, it has a hard floor tool and extension wand for bare floor work – the safer and preferred method of vacuuming hard floors.

A HEPA bag and 25 foot power cord that conveniently wraps around its base for storage, round out this handy canister vac. It is great for cleaning around furniture feet, upholstery, pictures, door molding, and around obstacles of all shapes and sizes. The shoulder strap makes cleaning ceiling fans and high reach places a snap. It’s also the perfect size for detailing your car.

Conclusion:

Overall, the Platinum UH30010COM Lightweight Upright Vacuum and its companion canister vac, have good suction and cleaning abilities. Both vacuums are light, maneuverable, and much quieter than many other vacuums available today. The portable canister works well for quick pick-up duties or tidying between normal cleaning days.

 

Hoover Platinum Lightweight Upright Vacuum (UH30010COM) with Canister Vac Features

Fingertip Controls

The handle shape reduces fatigue and puts the controls at your fingertips.


Stair Handle

At the base of the dust bag is an additional handle to aid vacuuming stairs.


Low Profile

A low-profile floor head easily gets into tight spaces and under low obstacles.


Quieter Operation

The outer bag is lined with an acoustic panel to dampen noise.


Above Floor Cleaning

The Hoover Platinum Handheld Canister Vacuum comes with a tool bracket, telescoping extension wand, floor brush, dusting brush, crevice tool, and carry strap.

 

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Hoover Platinum Lightweight Upright Vacuum (UH30010COM)
Technical Specifications

Vacuum Type: Bagged upright with handheld canister
Motor: 5.5 Amp/660 Watt (upright)
7.0 Amp/840 Watt (canister)
Model: UH30010COM
Power Controls: ON/OFF, 2-speed control, Check Bag indicator light
Standard Filters: None; Dust bags made with HEPA media
Included Attachments: Hoover Platinum handheld canister vacuum with tool bracket, telescoping extension wand, floor brush, dusting brush, crevice tool, and carry strap
Power Cord: 35 ft (upright)
25 ft (canister)
Dimensions: 47.5" H x 12.5" W x 8.75" L (upright)
12" H x 5" W x 14.5" L (canister)
Weight: 11.6 lbs. (upright)
5.2 lbs. (canister)
Warranty: 6 year limited warranty
Price (MSRP): $269.99
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Disclaimer: The manufacturer, Hoover USA, generously sent us a complimentary unit for the purposes of testing and review. However, that in no way influenced the information presented here. We always give our honest opinions, findings, and reviews. You can read our full Disclosure Policy here.

Consumer Reviews of the Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister Vacuum Cleaner

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