In this Hoover Air cordless bagless handheld vacuum BH52160PC review, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this handheld vacuum cleaner. This Hoover handheld vacuum review also includes a few observations that aren’t clear points for or against the model.
Pros of the Hoover Handheld Air Model BH52160PC
The vacuum has a better battery than its predecessors which lasts longer and doesn’t lose power until it is almost dead.
This vacuum weighs just over 2 pounds, making it one of the lightest on the market. Lighter than the more expensive Dyson V6 trigger which weighs in at appox 3.5 pounds.
The battery in this vacuum is interchangeable with other Hoover Lithium batteries, so you can use the same battery for your stick vacuum or car vacuum as you do the Hoover Air.
The filter can be washed and re-used. It needs to be washed every four to six uses, though the filter does take a long time to dry.
It comes with a crevice tool for getting in the small crevices of furniture and turbo tool that can pick up pet hair and debris off stairs.
Hoover has a two year warranty for their vacuum cleaners, while rivals like Shark have only a one year warranty.
The handheld vacuum has good suction.
The brushes on the head can pick up most pet fur and lint.
The mouth has good suction, though it isn’t very large.
The vacuum has 0.7 liters of capacity in the dirty cup, better than average in handheld vacuum cleaners.
Cons of the Hoover Handheld Air Model BH52160PC
The Hoover Air’s one battery runs fifteen minutes per charge, and it takes a long nine hours to charge. Unless you have spare batteries to swap out, it can only be used for occasional spot cleaning.
If the filter gets really dirty, it is hard to find a replacement for it. You can buy a replacement turbo power nozzle from Hoover, as well.
Observations about the Hover Air Handheld Vacuum
A replacement battery is expensive, though you can buy them separately. Some handheld vacuums make you replace the vacuum to replace the battery. Extended life batteries are more expensive than the standard replacement ones, but those take 12 hours to recharge to get 30 minutes of operating life. The extended life battery costs around half the price of the vacuum cleaner.
The Hoover Air handheld vacuum comes with a charger. You can use other Hoover battery chargers, as well, with the Hoover Air’s battery. The extended runtime battery charger by Hoover actually charges the Hoover Air handheld vacuum’s battery faster, in two to three hours, than the nine hours the manufacturer provided charger does. But if you buy an extended life battery to extend the life of this vacuum, you’ll need to pay even more for a charger for it (assuming you don’t already have one), and that approaches the cost of a new Hoover Air handheld vacuum cleaner.
You cannot attach a hose to this vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum can’t handle wet messes. It is about as good as the Hoover Linx cordless vacuum on performance, but this is the better choice if you don’t want to mess with a stick vacuum.
This vacuum is best for spot cleaning and powerful deep cleaning in the nooks and crannies of furniture and your car. It doesn’t have the battery life for much more than that, even with an extended life battery.