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Hoover EmPower U5269900 - Vacuum cleaner

Hoover EmPower U5269900 - Vacuum cleaner
alaScore 74

277 reviews

Nov, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Vacuums the Hoover EmPower U5269900 - Vacuum cleaner is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 user reviews of Hoover EmPower U5269900 - Vacuum cleaner from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Vacuums on

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Hoover EmPower Upright (U5269900) Vacuum Review


Avg. consumer rating = 76/100 The Hoover EmPower is a bagless, upright vacuum cleaner. It is a good-looking machine and comes in only a silver/green color combination (see image in article). It has HEPA filtration, a hush mode for quiet vacuuming and a...

Lightweight- Fairly inexpensive- Good looking machine- Long power cord- Effective on pet hair

Replacement filter a bit pricey- Cleaning of dust cup a messy affair (common complaint with bagless machines)- Some comments about suction slowly diminishing over time- Vacuum hose is short- “Quiet mode” is fairly ineffective

Vacuum Cleaner ManualFor those who wish to dig a little deeper you may wish to view the Hoover Empower (U5269900) Manual on the Hoover website.

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Get a better vacuum.


Use at your own risks, but really you can do a lot better for the price. This vacuum just has to many faults that make it worthless.

It uses filters which saves money on bags. Use of an air compressor for cleaning is nice. Light weight for easy carrying, simple to take apart to clean

The hose tore from the attachment end, numerous attempts to fix have failed. The filter is very worthless after the first use. It barely picks up anything on certain carpets, even when the floor settings were changed. Even when being able to clean the...


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The Hoover EmPower Is Not Quite as Empowering as I Had Hoped


My last upright vacuum was a Dirt Devil FeatherLite, which I bought back when I lived in an apartment a good seven years ago. It served its purpose but it was loud and anything but featherlight. So when I decided I needed a new vacuum this year, I...

Hush mode, folding handle, lightweight, easy maneuvering, long cord, decent suction

small dirt cup, not that quiet, suction could be better

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Poor performance...wish I'd spent my money on something else.


I bought the Hoover EmPower vacuum in December when I moved. We bought a new vacuum in August after we just had it with the poor performance of the Hoover.It worked good the first few times I used it. It is kind of loud even in the "hush" setting. ...

Handle folds for easy storage.

Poor performance.

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Excellent unit for a decent price


I've owned my Hoover Empower for a year now, and it's still going strong in a house with five people and as many pets. We vacuum around twice a week because, between the five humans, a couple dogs, and a few cats, we have a lot of traffic and animal ...

Has held up through a lot of hair & dirt, decent price

Was easy to put HEPA filter in wrong, which caused temporary poor performance

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OK Vacuum - Cleaning HEPA filter a nightmare


Bought this vacuum when my Bissell, which was 2 years old, had a broken foot pedal. First the good points: The vacuum is lightweight and very easy to push. It seems to do an adequate job of cleaning carpets. The folding handle may be handy if you ...

Light weight, easy to push

HEPA filter and main filter are difficult to clean

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All show ... no go - Very Disappointed


I've had this vacuum for over a year now, we got it just before moving into our new house and hoped that it would last 3 years. Sorry to say that we're trying to sell it for even $20 now on craigslist because it just can not do the job anymore. It ...

Looks good, compact, hush feature, good for an apartment

Clogs VERY VERY VERY bad, loses suction even with new filter.

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All show ... no go - Very Disappointed


Looks good, compact, hush feature, good for an apartment

Clogs VERY VERY VERY bad, loses suction even with new filter.

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Good Machine for Tough Messes


When I was looking for a vacuum, I needed something tough since I have two young dogs and a chinchilla. When I purchsed this Hoover, I wasn't sure it was up to the challenge. I was wrong. The machine is so powerful, I use it in every room of the house....

Powerful vacuum with extra features and lots of convenience

Hose sometimes gets clogged up, but is easy to fix

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Excellent Vacuum!


Suction, easy cleanup, high power brush attachment, and 69.99 Value City Regular Price!!!

The only con is the weight, slightly over 22 lbs. Not for super light duty.

Product Specifications

Hoover EmPower Bagless Upright that puts you in control. The EmPower is quiet when you want it to be and has extra power when you need it.