Electrolux Vac & Steam Review

The Electrolux Vac & Steam is one of our favorite vacuums on the market today. It’s an easy-to-use, lightweight yet powerful, and relatively inexpensive unit that we tested for two weeks.

Here are some of the specs, via Amazon.com:

  • 2-In-1 vacuum and steam cleaner lets you vacuum and steam bare floor surfaces at the same time or use each function independently
  • Electrolux’s exclusive clean burst technology provides concentrated steam on stubborn sticky spots
  • Up to 20 minutes of steam time on one full tank
  • Includes three bonus washable microfiber pads and a bonus dust cup filter

What else did we like about this model? Well, it’s easy to assemble, easy to store, and easy to move around from room to room. It’s specifically designed for hardwood floors, but does not work so well on carpeting.

The attachments are useful, and we made good use of them.

The steaming features are a nice added touch, allowing you to switch over from vacuuming, to steaming your kitchen floors. We found it quite effective. The large water tank, which takes about 20 minutes to get fully warmed up, is quite big enough to do its job.

Some of the negatives? Well, it’s a bit cheaply made, to be honest. Not much you can do about that, in this price range. It’s also a bit wobbly when it’s standing up, due to its lightweight design, which works against it in this regard.

There are probably better options out there on the market today, to be honest. We’ll keep you updated as we continue to review more items.

Hoover Platinum LINX Review

The Hoover Platinum LINX has been reviewed by nearly 275 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.22 stars out of 5. It retails for around $170, and is one of the best pet hair vacuums that you can purchase today.

Features

The Hoover Platinum LINX BH50030 is a compact, lightweight, cordless handheld vacuum that excels at cleaning up pet hair around all areas of the home. It features a Pet Upholstery Tool that offers a three blade design for pet hair pick-up. The Platinum LINX vacuum offers a Lithium-Ion interchangeable battery that provides fade free power, with a 25 degree pivot design nozzle for easy maneuverability. Hoover also boasts of its Deluxe Dusting Brush with dual rows of gentle bristles that quickly allow you to dust delicate surfaces.

Pros

What did Amazon customers enjoy about the Hoover Platinum LINX BH50030?  Several customers praised the vacuum’s Lithium-ion battery, which is both powerful and long-lasting. In terms of pet hair, the unit’s power brush attachment was also a big selling point, as the attachment itself is motorized which works great on removing pet hair from furniture; this feature was pointed out by a lot of customers and appears to be the single biggest selling point. Several reviewers also remarked on the vacuum’s versatility, making it easy to get into tough-to-reach areas, and noting how well it works on stairs. Other pros of the Platinum LINX vacuum include it being very easy to empty and clean, its compact design, and that the battery is removable for when its time to charge.

Cons

There were some things that Amazon customers did not like about the Platinum LINX vacuum. At around $170, the Platinum LINX is a bit pricey for a handheld vacuum. Some reviewers noted that the vacuum sometimes struggled on carpeting, and the crevice tool needs to be handled carefully.