To me there are only two types of hoover that exist - The Henry Hoover, and those which aren't the Henry Hoover. No points being given out for which one this is. I thought this was a new hoover on the market but I was mistaken as apparently it's been good for a good few years now! We've only had ours for a little while now after our old one finally packed in after many years of service to the family. And in case you're wondering - no it wasn't a Henry hoover!
This hoover is part of Electrolux's 'Pet Lover' range, designed to be suited for houses with dogs and cats where stray hairs are a commonplace sight. Sadly our dog died not long before we got the hoover so I can't comment on whether my pet would have liked it. Knowing her, she probably wouldn't mind what hoover it was anyway, as long as she didn't have to leave her basket!
As far as the quality of the hoover itself goes, I really have little to complain about. The hoover tube is nice and long allowing you to stand nearly straight while you are cleaning your house. It's surprisingly powerful as it's able to suck away any bits of dirt and much that aren't even directly below the nozzle! Good stuff! This makes cleaning a doddle and saves you time in the long run that's for sure. It's a simple enough device to use, just press the button and you're away. There's also a handy button for an autoreel in of the plug cord when you're done which also saves you on time as the cord can be completely in from full length in 3 or 4 seconds. Talk about quick!
Also worthy of mention is that removing and replacing hoover bags is thankfully made very simple by the manufacturers. Just pop open the lid, remove the old bag, attach the new one and done! I really can't ask for anything more from a hoover really. I don't know how this will handle stairs since my house is a bungalow, but I can't imagine it would be a strenuous task. There was a series of attachments that came with it, however I really can't review them since I have never had the need to use them in the house. Overall this is a handy, powerful hoover that does exactly what you need it to do at a reasonable price. Sorry Henry but you've got competition!
Short name: Electrolux Z5540