Hoover Platinum Cordless – Is It A Worthy Alternative To The Dyson DC44?

Not everyone can afford a Dyson, it’s expensive and some say that it’s way overpriced. In fact there are people who go as far as saying that it’s a piece of junk. Now if you can’t afford one or simply not willing to spend $400 for a cordless, let me offer you an alternative, two products actually, the Hoover Cordless Platinum series.

This tag-team from Hoover has some great features that when put together will rival that of a DC44 and make this one of the top cordless vacuum combo available right now. Let’s go over them one by one.

1. Hoover Linx Stick Vac

It is equipped with a brush roll plus edge bristles that’ll pick up dirt all the way to the edges. Most vacuums don’t have this capability and it is a big time saver because this eliminates the need to pick up a handheld just to clean crumbs off base boards.

It is equally capable on carpet but on thick shaggy ones it will struggle but remember that all cordless vacs struggle here one way or another.

It is bagless and the filter is washable so you save on the expense of buying bags and extra filters which is good for the environment too because bags are made from paper and it we all know that wood from trees are needed to produce these bags.

One downer though is that it can’t swivel so this limits its maneuverability somewhat but not too much because it is lightweight.

2. Hoover Platinum Handheld Pet

This handheld like its stick counterpart is bagless and has a washable filter. It comes with three attachments plus a pull out crevice tool, so you can pretty much clean any part of your home or car.

These attachments include:

  1. A motorized power head brush roll.
  2. An upholstery tool that doubles as a pet hair remover.
  3. And there’s the dusting brush attachment.

The power head can be used on upholstery as well as stairs and because it has a beater bar inside, it will pick up dirt on both carpet and hard floor, even pet hair!

The upholstery tool is designed for upholstery but in a number of online reviews I read I found out that there is a design flaw that limits the usefulness of this tool, if there is too much pet hair, it tends to push it around instead of picking them up. So consumers would use the powerhead brushroll for pet hair instead of the upholstery tool.

The brush tool is great for picking up dust on windows and vents. The crevice tool is for crevices (duh) and can be folded back if it isn’t needed.

As an added bonus, you can swap batteries between these two products, pretty sweet deal if you ask me because it gives you more options on how you’ll use these products. Yet another reason to get this combo.

When combined the price of these two still is over a hundred dollars cheaper than a Dyson and still comes with a 2-year warranty so if you aren’t willing to spend $400 on a DC44 then take a long look at the Platinum Series at your local stores.

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