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Its actually jam packed with features including its floor sense technology which senses if you are vacuuming hard floors or carpets and adjusts the brushroll speed accordingly but you can also manually turn the brush roll on or off as well.
It has a sturdy floor head with an innovative swivel and led headlights. It also has an app you can use to turn the brushroll on or off, as well as a few other things but nothing all that useful in my opinion.
Lets first look at the pros for the Hoover React Cordless, it’s a bit more powerful than other cheaper cordless vacuums. We measured its suction at 24 inches of water lift, and its airflow at 30 cfm at the cleaner head and 37 cfm at the wand. It does only have one power setting but for context its more powerful than either the Dirt Devil or Eureka cordless vacuums and is just a bit more powerful than the Dyson V10 on its medium power setting.
Another pro is that it has a pretty good battery life, we measured it at 21:06 with the cleaner head attached, which when you consider that that is effectively on high power, since it only has one power setting, its better than any of the cheaper cordless vacuums we have tested so far.
Related to that, its battery is easily removable. And Hoover sells extra batteries if you wanted to get a longer cleaning time, which is more rare than you might think.
Another pro is that it is fantastic for carpets, it plowed through all the debris fields we put down including fine debris, pet hair and large to extra large debris. Like most cordless vacuums it doesn’t have as much agitation as a corded vacuum but it did seem to deep clean the carpet better than most cordless vacuums.
It hard floor performance was sort of a pro, in that it did flawlessly with fine debris, including the difficult to pick up sand, it even did good with medium debris, but with large to extra large debris it really struggled. It really was a pain to pick everything up even after lifting the unit up a few times.
But as a result of that smaller gate it did way better at the crevice pickup test than the Dirt Devil Cordless for example, as the smaller gate does allow for a pretty good seal on hard floors.
Moving on to the Cons.
Its bigger battery really does weigh down the handle, and at 7.3 pounds it’s the heaviest cordless I have tested so far, and you really do feel it on your forearm when vacuuming. And its really noticeable when using it free hand like for getting cobwebs etc.
Another thing I didn’t like was although it has an unusually big dust bin at 3 cups I rarely was able to empty it without having to dig around to get stuck debris. At first I was really frustrated because it didn’t seem like you could access the interior components for deep cleaning but then I realized you can pull the main part out since its just a rubber seal. So that pretty good.
Also it is very hard to pull the wand and attachments off, I mean you have to really yank the wand to get it free of the handheld unit.
There is a lot to like with the Hoover React, it has good power and good battery life, great performance on carpets, and good performance on hard floors at least with smaller debris, but its weight is the main issue for me, and I suspect it would be for other people as well.
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