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Hoover UH72625 vs UH72630 what’s the difference?

  • The difference between Hoover UH72625 and UH72630 is the Cord Length.
    The UH72630 has a 40-foot power cord versus 30-foot on the UH72625.
  • About the Air Valve Dial.
    Both the UH72625 and UH72630 used to have an Air Valve Dial on the side which allows you to switch suction between Floor and Hose. Turn dial to HOSE position for cleaning with hose and/or tools, turn dial to FLOOR position for general floor cleaning through nozzle.
    But the new versions of UH72625 and UH72630 no longer have the air valve dial. You will have to go to the bottom of the vacuum to detach the hose if you want to use attachments.
    Don’t be fooled by the images on the product box and the manual, though they show the air valve dial, the actual vacuum did not have that function. There are users that bought the UH72625 and UH72630 complained this false advertisement. Seems the manufacturer have not updated the package yet.

Compare Hoover UH72625 and UH72630

 Hoover WindTunnel 3 Max Performance Pet Upright Vacuum UH72625 Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Upright Vacuum UH72630
WindTunnel TechnologyWindTunnel® 3 TechnologWindTunnel® 3 Technolog
Bagged or BaglessBaglessBagless
Dirt Bin Capacity1.42 liters1.42 liters
Bottom-Release Dirt Cup Yes Yes
Power SourceCordedCorded
Cord Length30 ft40 ft
Retractable CordNoNo
Power Specs12 Amps12 Amps
Motorized BrushrollYesYes
Brushroll On/OffYesYes
Height Adjustment7 Level Manual Adjustment7 Level Manual Adjustment
Air Valve DialNoNo
Washable FilterYesYes
HEPA FilterYesYes
Cyclonic ActionMulti-CyclonicMulti-Cyclonic
Nozzle Width15-inch15-inch
Hose Typestretch hosestretch hose
Edge Cleaning BrushNoNo
Performance Check IndicatorYesYes
Included ToolsPet Turbo Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Extension WandPet Turbo Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Extension Wand
Extended Reach15-foot15-foot
Warranty5 year limited warranty5 year limited warranty

Otherwise, they are similar.

  • They feature Wintunnel 3 technology which creates 3 channels of suction to help pick up messes through the nozzle to the dust cup.
  • Fingertip On/Off control allows you to turn on/off the vacuum without bending over.
  • Have brush roll On/Off Switch and carpet pile adjustment to deal with various types of surfaces from hard floors to deep pile carpets.
  • Have headlights.
  • 15-inch cleaning path width.
  • HEPA media and odor-absorbing carbon layer filter traps 99.97 percent of dirt, dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns, and absorbing smell.
  • Multi-Cyclonic Technology: air passes through 13 cyclones to filter dirt and debris from the air path.
  • Bottom-Release Cup for emptying with the push of a button.
    Dust cup capacity is 1.42 liter.
  • Up to 15 feet above floor reach with wand and tools.
  • Come with (1) Telescopic Wand to extend cleaning reach;
    (1) Pet Turbo Tool to remove pet hair from upholstered
    furniture and carpeted stairs;
    (1) Wide mouth Pivoting Dusting Tool to help clean ceiling fans, shelves and other hard to reach high spots;
    (1) Crevice Tool to clean nooks and crannies.
  • Carry 5-year limited warranty.

If you know other difference between these two Hoover upright bagless vacuum cleaners, please share below to help others make a smart purchase.

Hoover Impulse vs Linx vs Onepwr Evolve vs Blade what’s the difference?

Below is the main difference between Hoover Onepwr Blade, Onepwr Evolve, Linx and Impulse battery powered vacuums. If you are deciding between them, the info might be helpful to you.

images from Hoover official site

  • Design:
    This is one of the major difference between them.
    The Onepwr Blade and Impulse are handheld and stick 2-in-1 vacuum cleaners, they come with floor nozzle, wand and accessories, you can use them to do quick pick up on floors or above floor cleaning.
    While the Onepwr Evolve and Linx are slim and lightweight upright, they do not come with any tools for above floor cleaning, they can be used to do floor cleaning only. (The Onepwr Evolve is a newer model than the Linx, it is from the creators of Linx, but upgraded, such as having larger dust cup, longer run time, more control options.)
    So, if you want a more versatile vacuum, you may want to consider the Onepwr Blade and Impulse.
  • Battery
    The Onepwr Blade, Onepwr Evolve, Linx use a removable battery design that allows you to have one in use and buy a second one to sit in charger to stand by, so you can extend the working time. While the Impulse has a built-in battery which cannot be removed and swapped out.
    I personally do not like the internal battery design. When the battery dies, the whole vacuum is useless. And you cannot get extra running time by ordering an extra battery.
  • Brush On/Off
    The Linx, Blade Series and Evolve have Brush On/Off control which allows you to turn off the rotating brushroll when cleaning delicate floors, whereas the Impulse brushroll always spins when on, but it spins at lower speed when select hard floor setting.
  • Brushroll
    The Onepwr Evolve equipped with an antimicrobial brush roll that help prevent the growth of odor causing bacteria whereas the Onepwr Blade series, Linx and Impulse do not feature.
  • Accessories
    The Onepwr Blade and Impulse come with tools such as wand, crevice tool and dusting brush to help clean hard to reach spots and above floor areas.
    Whereas the Onepwr Evolve and Linx do not have any tools.
    So if you need one to clean areas like ceiling fan and countertop, then you may want to consider the Onepwr Blade and Impulse.
  • Dust Cup Capacity
    The Onepwr Evolve has the largest dust cup capacity which holds up to 1 liter, over 3 times the one on the Onepwr Blade.
  • Headlights
    Only the Hoover ONEPWR Blade Series equipped with LED headlights which help you see the hidden dirt and clean low light spots.
  • Fingertip Control
    Fingertip controls allow you to change settings to fit your clean needs without bending over.
    The Onepwr Blade, Linx and Impulse feature the fingertip control while the ONEPWR Evolve does Not.
  • Wall Mount
    The Onepwr Blade and Impulse come with a wall mount for neat storage.
    Whereas the Onepwr Evolve and Linx are designed to stand upright, they do not come with a wall mount and cannot be wall mounted.
  • Charging
    The Linx, Blade Series and Evolve require you to remove the bettery to charge it in charger base, whereas the Impulse has a internal battery, so it needs to be charged in unit / wall mount.
  • Weight
    All of them are lightweight vacuum cleaners, weigh less than 9 pounds. The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve is heaviest while the Impulse is the lightest which weighs less than 6 pounds.
  • Warranty
    The Onepwr Blade series and Evolve carry 3 year limited warranty while the Linx and Impulse carry 2 year limited warranty.
  • Swivel Steering
    The Impulse and Blade Evolve feature swivel steering for easily maneuvering around obstacles. While the Linx does not have swivel steering.
  • HEPA Filtration
    None of them have HEPA filtration.

Compare Hoover Onepwr Blade,Evolve,Impulse,Linx

VacuumHoover LinxHoover ONEPWR Blade SeriesHoover ONEPWR Evolve PetHoover Impulse
DesignSlim UprightHandheld & Stick 2-in-1Slim UprightHandheld & Stick 2-in-1
Power SourceBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery PoweredBattery Powered
Battery18 Volts Lithium Ion Battery20 Volts ONEPWR Lithium-Ion Battery20 Volts ONEPWR Lithium-Ion Battery24 Volts Lithium-Ion Battery
Removable BatteryYesYesYesNo
Charge TimeUp to 3 HoursLess than 3.5 hours3 - 4 hours3 - 4 hours
Run TimeApproximately 15 minutesDepends on battery versions, may run up to 25, 35, or 45 minutes. Up to 35 minutes. 18 minutes
Battery Level IndicatorYesYesYesYes
Fingertip ControlYesYesNoYes
Motorized Brush RollYesYesYesYes
Speed SettingsOne SpeedTwo SpeedsThree SpeedsTwo Speeds
Brush On/OffYesYesYesNo
HEPA FiltrationNoNoNoNo
Full Bin IndicatorNoNoNoNo
Clear Nozzle WindowNoYesYesYes
Wall MountNoYesNoYes
Tools vary. Depends on which version you buy.
NoCrevice Tool, Upholstery Tool, Dusting Brush
Weight7.3 lbsLess than 7 lbs8.6 lbs5.6 lbs
Warranty2 Year Limited Warranty3 Year Limited Warranty3 Year Limited Warranty2 Year Limited Warranty

P. S.
The Linx series has two similar models, you can learn the difference between Linx Original and Linx Signature here.

The Onepwr Blade series includes a few models, you can learn the difference between Onepwr Blade Base, Plus, Pet and Max here.

The difference between Onepwr Evolve Pet BH53420 and BH53420PC is the packaging. The machine is the same.

Hoover Linx BH50010 vs Linx Signature BH50020/BH50020PC what’s the difference?

The difference between Hoover Linx BH50010, Linx Signature BH50020, and BH50020PC are as follows:

images from Hoover. com

The Linx Signature BH50020 and BH50020PC are the same, the only difference is the packaging.

The difference between the original Linx BH50010 and Linx Signature BH50020/BH50020PC is:
The Linx Signature is a newer model with slight cosmetic and design change.

The Linx is in lighter color, something like glacier blue while the Signature is darker, like black. The dust cup on the Linx is also in lighter color. However, both allow you to see through to know what and how much are collected.
The Linx has a red plastic part inside the canister whereas the Signature has a clear one.
The Signature has plastic covers over the wheels on the nozzle while the Linx normal has exposed rear wheels. According to user reviews, the wheels on the Signature makes it roll better, more smoothly, and quieter on hard floors.
The features, operation, major parts of the Linx and Linx Signature, such as the motor, are the same.

Compare Hoover Linx and Linx Signature Specs Side by Side

 Hoover Linx Signature Cordless Stick Vacuum BH50020/Bh50020PCHoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner BH50010
Bagged or BaglessBaglessBagless
Power SourceBattery DrivenBattery Driven
Power18 Volts18 Volts
Charge TimeUp to 3 hoursUp to 3 hours
Battery TypeLithium IonLithium Ion
Fully Charge IndicatorYesYes
Run Timeabout 15 minutesabout 15 minutes
Battery Life IndicatorFuel GaugeFuel Gauge
Motorized BrushrollYesYes
Brushroll On/OffYesYes
Washable FiltersYesYes
HEPA FiltrationNoNo
Weightapproximately 7.3 pounds7.3 pounds
WindTunnel TechnologyYesYes
Nozzle Width11"11"
Height AdjustmentSelf Adjust, No Manual SettingsSelf Adjust, No Manual Settings
Brushed Edge CleaningYesYes
Included ToolsNoNo
Extreme Recline Handle
Extreme Recline Handle
Cleaning WandNoNo
Clear Dirt CupYesYes
Clear Nozzle WindowNoNo
Bottom Release Dirt CupYesYes
ColorBlackBlack and Glacier Blue
Low Profile BaseYesYes
Full Bin IndicatorNoNo
Dirt FinderNoNo
Warranty2 year limited warranty2 year limited warranty
Manualdownload manualUser Guide

Some questions and answers:

  • Can they be transformed into a hand vacuum?
  • Do they have suction control?
    No suction adjuster.
  • Can you turn off the brush roll?
    Yes. You can switch between Suction Only mode or Suction with Brush mode.
  • Is the roller removable?
    You will need to remove screws to remove the bottom plate to access the brushroll.
  • Do they come with tools like hose or wand?
    No tools included. They do not allow you to use hose, wand or other attachments.
  • Do they come with wall mount?
  • Do they stand upright by their own?
    Yes, they can stand alone.
  • Can you remove the battery?
    Yes. They have removable battery.
  • Is the battery interchangeable between them?
    Yes, they use the same battery.
  • Do you have to remove the battery to charge or leave the battery installed to charge?
    You have to remove the battery to charge. There is a table top charging base.
  • Do they come with charger?
  • Can you leave battery in charger after fully charged?
    It is recommended to remove the battery.
  • Can you use them with cord?
  • Do they have HEPA filter?
  • Is the filter washable?
  • Do they use bags?
    No, they are bagless.


  • Cordless, powered by 18V Lithium-Ion Battery.
  • Come with table top charging base.
  • Fingertip controls allow you to turn on/off the vacuum, turn on/off brushroll without bending over.
  • Fuel gauge near the top shows you how much battery power remaining and when it needs to be charged.
  • Feature WindTunnel Technology to help lift and remove debris and dirt.
  • Lightweight, weighs under 10 pounds.
  • Low Profile Design allows it to get under and around furniture more easily than bulky upright vacuum.

Hoover ONEPWR Blade Base vs Plus vs Pet vs Max what’s the difference?

There are a couple of differences between Hoover Blade Base BH53300, Blade Plus BH53310, Blade Plus with Tangle Guard Nozzle BH53315, Blade Pet BH53320 and Blade Max BH53350.

images from hoover.com infomercials

  • Battery
    The Hoover Blade Base BH53300 uses a 2.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery which runs up to 25 minutes, the Blade Plus BH53310, BH53315 and Blade Pet BH53320 use a 3.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery which runs up to 35 hours, the Blade Max BH53350 uses a 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery that runs up to 45 minutes.
  • Motor
    The Blade Max BH53350 equipped with a High Performance Digital Motor that delivers stronger suction power than the Hoover Blade Base BH53300, Blade Plus BH53310, BH53315, and Blade Pet BH53320.
  • Nozzle and Accessory
    The Blade Base BH53300 comes with a Multi-Surface Brush Roll Nozzle, Crevice Tool, and Dusting Brush.
    Blade Plus BH53310 comes with a Multi-Surface Brush Roll Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Upholstery Tool.
    Blade Plus BH53315 comes with a Tangle Guard™ Brush Roll Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Upholstery Tool.
    Blade Pet BH53320 comes with a Multi-Surface Brush Roll Nozzle, Motorized Pet Tool, Crevice Tool, and Dusting Brush.
    Blade Max BH53350 comes with the most tools, including a Multi-Surface Brush Roll Nozzle, Microfiber Hard Floor Nozzle, Motorized Pet Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Upholstery Tool.

Dyson DC59 vs DC41

 Dyson DC41 AnimalDyson DC59 Animal
ImagesDyson DC41 Animal Vacuum CleanerDyson DC59 Animal Vacuum Cleaner
Cyclone Technology TypeRadial Root Cyclone™ technology
2 Tier Radial™ cyclone technology

Ball TechnologyNA
DesignFull Size UprightHandheld/Stick
Multiple Floor Types Cleaning
Suction Power235 airwattsDual Power Mode, 28 airwatts at standard power or 100 airwatts in boost mode
Bin Capacity 0.55 gallons0.12 gallons
Cord Length35 ft NA
Battery TypeNANickel Manganese Cobalt/Li-ion
Battery LifeNA26 minutes on standard mode, 6 minutes cleaning time on boost mode
Charge TimeNA3.5 hours
Cleaner Head Widthabout 13.3″9.8"
Docking StationNA
Battery ChargerNA
Warranty5 year warranty on parts & labor2 year warranty on parts & labor
Weight17.1 lbs4.6 lbs
Dimensions42.4" x 13.4" x 15.4"9.8" x 47.8" x 8.2"

Similarities between them:

  • Stick and handheld 2-in-1 design to meet different cleaning needs.
  • Removable battery design allows you to swap out the battery to extend running time.
  • Dual cyclonic DustVault™ Technology helps capture dust, dirt pet dander particles, and maintain suction power.
  • Tangle Guard™ Brush Roll helps protect against hair wrap around roller for easy maintenance and cleanup.
  • Multi-Surface Brush Roll is designed for optimal cleaning performance on hard floors and carpets.
  • Microfiber Hard Floor Nozzle is engineered for hard floor cleaning, good for capturing larger debris.
  • Motorized Pet Tool is designed specifically for removing embedded dirt and pet hair on furniture, upholstery, stairs, etc.
  • LED Headlights help you see hidden dirt and clean dark spots.
  • Fingertip controls allow you to change settings without bending over.
  • Two-Speed Power Control for different cleaning needs.
    Use Carpet Mode for deeper cleaning, use ECO Mode for extending runtime.
  • Includes wall mount for neat storage.
  • Carry 3 year limited warranty.

Some questions and answers:

  • Can you turn off the floor nozzle brush?
    Yes. There’s a brush On/Off setting.
  • Do they stand upright by themselves when using with the floor nozzle?
    No, they don’t.
  • Can you use them corded?
  • Can you charge the battery while hanging the vacuum on the wall?
    No. You attach the battery pack to the charger to charge.
    And the charger base is separate, it does not have a wall mount.
  • Do they have a hose?
  • How long does it take to charge the battery?
    Less than 3.5 hours.

Download Manuals to Learn More:
Blade Base Manual:

Blade+ User Guide:

Blade Max Instructions:

Looking for Best Vacuum with Beater Bar On Off Switch? – Our Top 3 Picks

There are 2 different types of beater bar vacuums on the market:
  • one allow you to turn off the rotating brushroll,
  • one have a non stop spinning roller.
Not a few people do not like the vacuums without a beater bar shutoff. Because they think such design is not user friendly:
  • they cannot decide when to use the beater bar themselves,
  • the spinning roller increases the noise level when it is not needed,
  • sometimes it may kick debris everywhere on hard surfaces,
  • and the worse thing is that it may cause damage to the floor if the bristles are too stiff and the height of the bar is not at a suitable position.
Some of these people end up buying a vacuum without roller brush, while some choose to get a vacuum that features a beater brush on off switch.
Below are some of the best selling vacs that you can turn off the brush:
1Miele Compact C2 Electro+Canister,Bagged9/10#ad Check Price at Amazon
2Hoover Linx BH50010Cordless Stick8/10#ad Check Price at Amazon
3Shark NV70Upright,Bagless8/10#ad Check Price at Amazon

Read more about the one you like:

1. Miele Compact C2 Electro+ – a canister vacuum with on off brush roller, roller height adjustment,and suction control for most flooring. Bagged and HEPA filtration for allergy sufferers.
2. Hoover Linx BH50010 – a cordless stick vacuum cleaner with rotary brush shutoff for daily quick cleaning on hard floors and low pile area rugs and carpet
3. Shark NV70 – an upright vac with beater bar on off switch and suction release valve

1. Miele Compact C2 Electro+ Canister Vacuum

Miele Compact C2 Electro+ Canister Vacuum / Blue
image from manufacturer

This Miele canister bagged vacuum cleaner comes with 2 nozzles:
A motor driven head which is mainly designed for cleaning carpet, it has 5 level height settings to fits different piles of carpet and rugs, however, the brush roller can also be turned off to vacuum hard floors.
A pure suction nozzle for cleaning hard floors only.

Product info:

  • AirClean Sealed System + HEPA Filter traps over 99.9 percent of dust, dirt and allergens, good for allergy sufferers.
  • Adjustable suction power control with 6 settings for suiting different surfaces.
  • Retractable power cord save you time on cord winding.
  • Includes a dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice tool that can be stored on hose for convenient reach.
  • Weighs 18.7 lbs, dimensions are 16.7 x 9.6 x 9.1 inches.

Check Price at Amazon

2. Hoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum

Hoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner / Black
image from manufacturer

This Hoover stick vacuum is cordless, powered by Lithium-Ion battery. It also features motorized roller with on off control.

Product info:

  • Weighs under 10 pounds, light enough to carry around for quick cleaning.
  • Edge cleaning bristles for cleaning along walls and edges.
  • Battery Fuel Gauge for monitoring battery life.
  • Convenient fingertip power on off switch, you don’t have to hold down the switch continuously.
  • Features Hoover WindTunnel technology and cyclonic filtration.
  • Bottom Release Dirt Cup for easy emptying without getting your hands dirty.
  • Carries 2 year limited warranty.

Check Price at Amazon

Read manual to learn more:

3. Shark NV70 Navigator DLX Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Shark NV70 Navigator DLX Upright Vac / Gold
image from manufacturer

This Shark upright vacuum cleaner has the option to shut off the brush for hard floor cleaning. It also has a suction release valve on the hose to allow you to reduce suction power for easier cleaning when needed, for example, vacuuming curtains, area rug without lifting it up, vacuuming carpet without the need of pushing and pulling the vacuum cleaner hard.

Product info:

  • HEPA filtration to help trap more tiny dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
  • Swivel Steering for easy getting around furniture.
  • 2.9 quart dust cup capacity.
  • Weighs 15.2 lbs.
  • 10 amps,1200w,120v,60hz

If you are looking for a lightweight upright vac with brush roller shutoff, this one fits your needs.

Check Price at Amazon

What is a Beater Bar?
Well, I don’t think we have to get it too complicated. It’s something like a short metal or plastic bar which placed in the vacuum nozzle. Generally speaking, it has bristles which can be made of nylon, rubber or some other materials. When turned on, the beater bar will vibrate and revolve, then agitating carpet, pull out embedded dirt, fluff carpet, or scrubbing hard surfaces.

Some vacuum models have beater bar on off switch whereas some others do not have, instead, the roller keeps rotating when the vacuum machine is on.
Some models have an adjuster that allows users to manually adjust the height of the bar to suit different surface types, while some others feature automatic adjustment.

Is vacuum brush for carpet or floor? And when to use?
Most of the time, the revolving brush is used for carpet and rug cleaning. However, some manufacturers also produce some models that equipped with soft rubber bristles or blades to help clean certain kinds of hard floors.

Do canister vacuums or stick vacuums have beater bars?
Yes, but there are few. And the price is commonly higher than those without a motorized brush roller.