Our Hoover U5491900 review: There aren’t very many vacuum models which have been around as long as the Hoover U5491900 WindTunnel Bagged Upright vacuum. It’s not that this model is super fancy, it’s just a consistently solid performer. A few features you’ll find on this unit are: HEPA media bag, DirtFinder sensor, 31 ft power cord, a headlight, 5 setting height adjustment, on-off motorized brush, and an on-board tool kit. Also when you buy this vacuum, you get a 3-year manufacturer warranty. That’s not the best warranty on the market, but it’s still very nice to have.
Unfortunately, the Hoover U5491900 vacuum is a bit noisy. Most people don’t seem to mind it, but it is a little louder than average. Also, since this is a bagged model, you’ll have to spend some money replacing bags. And while it does a great job on carpet, I think there are much better models for bare floors. However, since you can turn the roller brush off when vacuuming the bare floors, it does do an OK job of it. Last complaint I have of the Hoover U5491900 WindTunnel Bagged Upright model is the build quality. The plastic is on the cheaper side. Even with these complaints, this vacuum is still a solid performer. You can buy it for around $115, which is a very reasonable price. I’m giving it a 4.5/5 star rating.