David and Lisa review and demo the Hoover Linx Cordless Stick BH50010 vacuum cleaner.
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This lightweight vacuum is a good machine. The battery life is only 15 minutes though. This is about enough time to clean two larger rooms. You have to charge the battery for three hours to get it back to a full charge.
It’s performance on carpeting was overall pretty good. It did a solid job cleaning up both smaller particles like the flour we threw on the floor, and with the larger particles as well. There is a little swivel in the neck of this vacuum, but it isn’t nearly as mobile as some other swivel neck machines or ball vacuums.
We liked how well the Hoover Linx cleaned up on hard flooring too. It cleaned up all the flour and crushed up cookies, even to the edge of the floor. Some of the larger particles didn’t fit underneath the head of the vacuum right away, but there was enough suction to get everything up off the floor.
For cleaning stairs, the Hoover Linx Stick BH50010 was a little awkward. It was hard to get into all the crevices of a staircase and wasn’t easy to hold, although it is pretty light.
The maintenance of this machine can be a bit tedious. First you have to empty the dust bin when you see that the clear bin is full of debris. Once you open up the bin, make sure to take out the central red tube because hair will get wrapped around this piece. It’s kind of a messy job to clean out the dust bin. Hoover also recommends that you wash out the filter every time you empty the dust bin. Wash the filter under clean water and let it completely dry out. They recommend at least 24 hours of drying time for the filter before you put it back in.