Hoover BH52210PC Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner

If you’ve been looking at stick vacuums, you’ve probably run across the Hoover BH52210PC Cruise Cordless Lightweight Stick & Vacuum Cleaner.  What I really like about it is that it’s cordless. And it’s lightweight which makes vacuuming stairs easier.

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Key Features of the Hoover BH52210PC

You can transition across different types of flooring with a push of a button. I don’t know about you but I have low pile carpeting in the family room, and linoleum in the kitchen and then I go to hardwood in the dining room. The last thing I want is to have to think or make any difficult adjustments.  On my old canister vacuum, I have to step on a lever on the vacuum head to get it to switch from one level to another. And honestly, if I miss it, I have to sit there stepping on it until I get back around to the level I wanted.

This stick vacuum only weighs 4.7 pounds. That’s something even my mother-in-law can use (and she’s 87). If you have small kids, let them go vacuum with this. You’ll get a lot more help if it’s easy for them to use.

Benefits of the BH52210PC Stick Vacuum

You can remove the slim pole and turn the stick vacuum into an easy to use hand vacuum. This allows you to vacuum your car. Or you can really have fun cleaning your stairs because you’re right down there with it.

And because it comes with a crevice tool and upholstery tool, you can get your couch super clean before anyone comes over.

I really like the fact that it’s cordless. So many times over the years, I’ve plugged the vacuum cleaner into one outlet and started vacuuming when all of a sudden it pulls out and I’m stuck wondering what happened. I’ve been so much happier with cordless stick vacuums since I can vacuum the whole downstairs or the whole upstairs and not have to move plugs around.

Pro’s and Con’s

The Hoover BH52210PC has headlights on the motorized vacuum head. That allows you to see what’s going on. Very few stick vacuums have this. And that’s a huge benefit at this price point.

Like the Dyson, the Hoover uses cyclonic action to ensure consistent sucking.

The Hoover BH52210PC has a 30-minute battery life which is a lot longer than the competition.

The downside is that this stick vacuum requires you to hold down a trigger while it’s vacuuming. That means if you’re trying to do a whole room, your hand gets sore. So this is a better vacuum for doing one room at a time, and then resting your hand while you pick up the next section.

And some people felt that the latch which holds the canister area closed is not well made. One reviewer dropped hers, and the plastic connector that holds it closed broke. She repaired it with duct tape, and the vacuum cleaner still works.

Frequently Asked Questions about the BH52210PC

Does it have good suction?

I have to hedge on this one. Yes, it has good suction. It does pick up dirt and dander well. But it’s not like a canister or upright that will suck up everything in its path like straws or Legos. I’m OK with that. I’d rather pick up the big pieces myself.

Stick vacuums have less suction than non-stick.  And cordless has less power than corded. That being said, the BH52210PC is a great vacuum and has good value with what you get for the price point.

Who is this good for?

This is a great vacuum for people who don’t have a lot of upper body strength. And it’s good for people who aren’t vacuuming large areas. So it would be ideal for my daughter in a dorm room or my mother-in-law.

If you like the idea of the Dyson (cyclonic action, cordless, easy to maneuver) you will like this vacuum. It’s a fraction of the cost. It won’t have the same suction levels as the Dyson, but it will be darn good.