Hoover Linx vs Electrolux Ergorapido Ion

The Electrolux ErgoRapido series include several models, such as EL1014A, Ultra+ EL1020A, and Ion EL1030A. They are all cordless 2-in1 combination stick and hand vac. However, only the Ion EL1030A is powered by 18V Lithium Ion battery, the others are powered by 9.6 – 12 Volts NiMH battery.
As far as I know, Hoover Linx series include BH50010, BH50015 and BH50030. BH50010 is a stick vac, BH50015 and BH50030 are hand vacuum cleaners. Since BH50010 is the best selling Linx model and it is also powered by Lithium Ion battery, we will compare Hoover BH50010 with the Electrolux ErgoRapido EL1030A below.

Here are some differences and similarities between Hoover Linx BH50010 and Electrolux Ergorapido Ion EL1030A.

Hoover Linx vs Electrolux Ergorapido


Electrolux Ergorapido EL1030A is more expensive.
Hoover Linx BH50010 vacuum cleaner priced at $179.99 on hoover.com.
Electrolux Ergorapido EL1030A MSRP(manufacturer suggested retail price) was $249.99. (prices checked on 2011-09-26)

Electrolux Ergorapido EL1030A has a detachable hand unit, thus it can be used as a stick or handheld vacuum.
Hoover Linx BH50010 is a stick vac.

Electrolux Ergorapido EL1030A does not have Brushroll On/Off switch.
Hoover Linx BH50010 has brushroll shutoff function.

Suction Control:
Electrolux EL1030A has 2 speed options, low and high speed.
Hoover Linx BH50010 has no suction control.

Charging Time:
Electrolux EL1030A takes about 4 hours to fully charge.
Hoover Linx BH50010 takes about 3.5 hours to recharge.

Electrolux EL1030A come with crevice tool and dusting brush.
Hoover Linx BH50010 has no accessory tool.

Hoover Linx BH50010 is heavier.
EL1030A weighs 5.1 lbs.
Hoover Linx BH50010 weighs 7.3 lbs.

Cleaning Path:
The cleaning path of EL1030A is 8.3 inches.
Hoover BH50010 has a 11 inch wide nozzle.

Cordless and battery powered;
2 year limited warranty;
Motorized brushroll;
18V lithium-ion battery.

For more info, you can read the Hoover Linx BH50010 Review and Electrolux Ergorapido Ion EL1030A Review.

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