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Hoover Elite Cyclonic S3825
 
Approximate retail price:
$194.27
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Summary: Overall this is a Good Canister vacuum cleaner. It does a Mediocre job removing embedded dirt from carpets. When cleaning surfaces such as kitchen and hardwood floors this model is an Excellent performer. This model receives a Fair for handling and and weighs 24 pounds. It does not do a good job at preventing small particles from being released into the air when vacuuming.
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Type: Bagless canister vacuums
About - Hoover Elite Cyclonic S3825
The Hoover Elite Cyclonic S3825 Canister vacuum cleaner includes a floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 24 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, a brush on and off switch, suction control, manual carpet-height adjustment, and and a telescopic wand.
About This Brand

Hoover introduced its first vacuum in 1907 and has established itself as one of the most recognizable brands in America. More recently, Hoover was bought from Whirlpool by TTI Floor Care, the owners of Dirt Devil. Hoover sells a wide variety of uprights at mass-market retailers, with models ranging from as little as $50 to $300. It also makes hand and stick vacuums, canister models (about $80 to $300), deep cleaners, central vacuums, bare-floor cleaners, and an outdoor sweeper, though the company is best known for its uprights.

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Features & Specs - Hoover Elite Cyclonic S3825
info Bag No
info Weight (lbs.) 24
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Hoover Elite Cyclonic S3825
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1.0
Terrible from day one
3/3/2012
Pros
Cons
Broke in a year
Poor Design
Short Power Cord
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This vacum broke down almost the day we bought it, peices fell off, than it completly stopped working. The cord is too short. The first part to break off was the plastic knobs making it almost impossible to colapse. From there it just got worse, our neighbor bought one too, and she had the same problems. You get what you pay for.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
I don't recommend buying this vacuum
3/3/2012
Pros
Easy To Empty
Hard floor attachment
Cons
Inefficient
Poor Design
Poor suction for carpets
Unreliable
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
We bought this because we have a lot of hardwood floors and cats and wanted something with a hard floor attachment. For this it works well. But that's where the pros end. Got a canister vac so my wife (and I ) could more easily manage vacuuming the stairs. The canister is not easy to manage. The suction is VERY underpowered for carpets. This unit's hose CLOGS... a LOT. And the poor design has the electric power cord running on the inside of the hose which makes clearing clogs a nightmare of a chore. The belt for the agitator comes off FREQUENTLY and taking off the cover is a pain with seven screws (we've already lost two from the number of times we've had to take off the cover to put the belt on or remove hair /string from the agitator roller. I don't recommend wasting your money on this unit. Poorly designed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
I love it.
2/24/2012
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Attachments
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
I think it does a great job. Granted, it's not a $1200 sweeper; however, it's not a $1200 sweeper. Yep, the light doesn't work very well. Fortunately, I don't vacuum in the dark. The power cord is long enough for anything I use it for in my house. The only thing I think could be better are the attachments. They are small and sometimes fall off of the wand. They don't click on to the wand.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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