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Hoover SM1901 Smart Pets
Member Name: novagirl291
Hoover SM1901 Smart Pets
Date: 13/01/13, updated on 13/10/13 (59 review reads)
Advantages: Sucks up all traces of dirt
Disadvantages: Quite heavy, not long enough hose
When i bought my house, I didn't have much money so bought the cheapest of everything I could all in one go from Tesco. Needless to say, my first vacuum didn't last very long. I then asked my family what one I should get next and this Hoover Pets 1900W vacuum cleaner was recommended by my mum. (Mums know ebst don't forget.)
At the time, i had 2 goldfish so I considered myself kind of a pet owner. I also had one small child who was beginning to crawl so I wanted to make sure that I was doing all I could to get the dirt from the carpets. The whole point of this Hoover is that it will easily pick up pet hairs so I thought that all the mess we possibly could make would be fine for this to cope with and I was completely right.
++++ Price ++++
I bought this for around the £120 mark but on research now you can pick a brand new one up for £69.99 from amazon. I find this exceptional value for what you get from a well-known brand.
++++ Tools ++++
As you may have read in my other reviews, I like the colour purple so this is an added positive to me. (I know, I know, shouldn't buy things because of the colour.) The bagless container is purple along with the 2 wheels, brush tool, release and on/off switches and a few buttons and dials.
The on/off switch is a simple pedal on the right hand side at the bottom which you operate with your foot. The release catch is the same but just on the left hand side.
There is a simple dial at the base of the cleaner which rotates to different modes. Hoover has decided to name this part the "carpet care control" but basically it raises the brush up or down to suit yor carpet.
** Luxury carpet & tool mode ~ I used this option for when I use the hose. I don't have a luxury carpet but this wold be the right setting for that. It would simply tickle it rather than do a deep clean.
** Long carpet ~ Never used this one but the brush head would pivot slightly closer to the ground.
** Medium carpet ~ Have never needed to use this but it's obviously for people that have medium carpet. That is 'pile' not as in ' psychic'.
** Short carpet & hard floor ~ I use this option when cdoing my kitchen floor as it is lino. Quickly removes every ttrace without it blowing debris around.
** Intensive carpet clean ~ this is the option I use the most. I like to know that it is working its hardest at all times and getting my house clean with mimimal effort.
It comes with a pet hair remover turbo brush. Fancy name for something that will gladly suck the paint off your walls if you gave it chance. I use this very rarely and it is stored away in the cupboard as the clip on the front of the Hoover doesn't seem to hold on to it tight enough.
There is also an extender tube and a little crevice tool which helps to do around the skirting boards or indeed around the corners of the ceiling when I'm feeling in a real cleaning mood.
It is simple to push along. (I am one of those people that holds my ground and Hoovers around me and then moves on. Do a quick search for Michael McIntyre and vacuum cleaners and you'll see there are two types of cleaners out there.) The only thing I have noticed is that the wheels have started to do a little squeel every now and again but then this is only trivial and doesn't matter to me as I do my housework with music playing.
The Hoover is quite heavy for me , 6.4kg , when carrying up and down the stairs and the hose isn't long enough for me ideally. I have to do one half of my stairs from the bottom and then the other half from the top. This is the main reason why I have scored it 4 stars. The power cord being 6 metres long is ample for what I need though which is a redeeming feature.
I love that it is bagless , (can hold up to 2.8 litres of dust and dirt) and has a main filter in the container and also a HEPA filtration system accessible from the front. These are very easy to clean, just a quick wash and allow to dry. I did purchase another filter just incase I ever had that urge where I needed to hoover and the filter hadn't dried in time. That is still sitting new in its bag in the cupboard. The HEPA filtration is great if you have asthma or allergy sufferers in the house which I thought was an added bonus if it ever came to light that my daughter or fish developed either of these.
This is still going strong and is very reliable which is what I really was looking for after my initial purchase. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this Hoover and remember, Mums know best.
(also published on ciao under my username novagirl2911)
Summary: A great Hoover which I would buy again when it finally dies...possible in the year 3000 at this rate
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