Hoover Linx Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Review
Pet owners all face a similar problem when it comes to shedding season and even all year round in some cases. Pet hair getting everywhere, piles on the carpets, the couch, chairs, low hanging curtains, hairballs floating in the corners of hard surfaces and so on. You need a device that will clean this up effectively, let you reach awkward places, be quick to get out, use and put away and be powerful enough to get it all. The device you need may well be the Hoover Platinum Linx Handheld vacuum cleaner. Something that will also be effective on cleaning up cereal spills, debris, and doing other quick spot cleaning.
When there are jobs that are harder for a full size to reach or it is too heavy to get out just for a spot clean there is no doubt something like a handheld cleaner is ideal. The Hoover Platinum Linx Handheld is a great option in those cases. It is a powerful vacuum that also has a pet hair attachment amongst the tools that come with it to help with your cleaning. You get a powerful cleaning from the 18V lithium ion battery and the convenience of being cordless so you can go where you need to go. With the Hoover advanced technology this is one of the top handhelds though cost may be a factor.
When running a number of tests cleaning hardwood, a child’s messy car seat and a carpet the Hoover Platinum Linx Handheld performed best on carpet, well on the car seat but struggles somewhat on hard flooring when having to deal with larger debris. The best tool was the carpet brush and when using it on areas where pet hair was worked into the carpet it cleaned very well. Compared to other cleaners it picked up the most of the hair getting around 95% of it. With the car seat it performed extremely well on sections it could reach but there were crevices even this cleaner could not get into very well. However a good 95 % of the car seat was also cleaned.
Using screws to check the power of hand vacuum cleaners we found the Hoover Linx was able to hold half a pound of screws. While there were a few more powerful handhelds in our lineup that did not make them perform any better in terms of cleaning.
Battery and charger
As mentioned as a cordless cleaner it comes with a battery and a charger. The problem some handhelds have is customers complaining that the power is lacking, the charge is too short or the length of charging is too long. The 18V lithium ion fade free battery is lighter than some other batteries making the handheld weigh less than some competitors. He has a longer battery life as well as a longer run time than many others too. It takes 3 hours to charge and can run for 10 to 30 minutes cleaning. TO charge though the battery does need to be removed before putting on the base. The charger is energy star approved so power bills will not be high. This also means the battery life is longer even if you keep it on the base until you want to use it.
Design, weight and size
The Hoover Platinum Linx is small and has a stylish, sleek and modern design. It is easy to use and store being just 19.2 inches long. It only weighs 3.3 pounds so is nice and light compared to other cordless handhelds. This may suit people who need a handheld but have less strength in their hands and wrists than they once had.
With the cleaner come a number of tools and attachments to help you accomplish any cleaning jobs you have. There is a pet hair attachment for pet owners which come with three blades that are rubberized to better pick up even stubborn pet hair from your furniture and upholstery. There is also a crevice tool to reach those hard spots and a dusting brush to take care of the dusting. There is a pivot of 25 degrees on all attachments for better maneuverability.
The Hoover Linx Handheld is a great little vacuum for all your smaller jobs. It has a powerful brush roll attachment, a great pet hair attachment, a great dusting brush all of which can help you clean around your home and your car with ease and success. There will be no cord getting in the way and it is easy to move around. The price though is high at a little under $200 so for some that may be out of reach for just a handheld vacuum.