Hoover Vacuum Cleaners

Murray Spangler was a struggling inventor at the turn of the 20th century.  To help make ends meet, he took a Janitor job in a department store, but the primitive vacuum cleaners he used to clean the masses of carpet chucked out as much dirt and dust as they removed meaning a very unhealthy environment to work in.  Being an asthma sufferer, Murray put on his inventors cap.

He was determined to improve the design and the functioning of his vacuum cleaner.  Using a pillow case to catch the dirt, plus a number of innovations like a suction fan, Murray soon had his first prototype “Suction Sweeper” which was probably the first upright vacuum cleaner.  In 1908, Murray got the patent for his new sweeper.

Spangler ended up selling one of his sweepers to a cousin, Susan Hoover, whose husband W. H. Hoover became interested after glowing reports from his wife.  W. H. Hoover ended up buying the patent from Spangler in 1908, and he kept Spangler on the payroll to help design more suction sweepers.

Initially, there wasn’t much interest in the new upright vacuum cleaners, but Hoover had a master plan.  He offered free 10 day trials of his machines to anyone who wanted on.  It really helped kick off sales.

By 1926, Hoover’s research and development department had perfected the “beater bar”, and it was introduced in the 543 & 700 models.  The beater bar was an innovation (that became “Positive Agitation”) that tapped the carpet to help dislodge dirt and dust.

Hoover introduced a number of innovations in his vacuum cleaners, including disposable paper bags, and a headlamp which Hoover called the “Hoover Hedlite” which lit up the carpet in front of the cleaner.  This was especially welcome in dark corridors and darkened rooms.

Another fine addition to the Hoover vacuums, was the self-propelling mechanism which evolved into the Powerdrive system to help move these heavy machines around the floor for you.

Today, Hoover is a world-known brand that has become synonymous with the term vacuum cleaner.    They produce a wide range of cleaners for all types of floor.  These include Hoover Upright cleaners, canister vacuums, hard floor cleaners and more.

You can read about some of the more popular Hoover vacuum cleaners below in out review section.

Hoover SteamVac Spin Scrub TurboPower Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge

Hoover SteamVac Spin Scrub TurboPower Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5912900Hoover built the SteamVac Spin Scrub TurboPower carpet cleaner to offer an economical, yet functional, option to consumers. The unit manages 12 AMPs of power that move five rotating brushes that offer a deep down clean on almost any type of carpeting. The SteamVac Spin Scrub is equipped with two separate water tanks and a quick release latch to remove them for water refills and emptying. The easy use latch is a great design choice that can reduce the amount of time needed to prep the machine for another run.

Hoover backs its SteamVac Spin Scrub carpet cleaner with a one year limited warranty. The Clean Surge and direct heat features help remove stains in heavily trafficked areas in the home. A Spin Scrub powered hand tool is included to make cleaning stairs and upholstery much easier without lifting the entire carpet cleaner.

The SteamVac Spin Scrub carpet cleaner can handle three vital steps to remove stains and floor debris. First it applies hot water and cleaning solution to soak stains, then it scrubs carpet fibers and finally rinses with clean water. The SteamVac Spin Scrub takes hot air generated by the motor and blows it onto carpeting to add an element of heat to the cleaning process. It does not heat the water in the tank, but this design is a step up from carpet cleaners that offer no heating function at all.

What did customers who bought Hoover’s SteamVac Spin Scrub TurboPower carpet cleaner like?

  • The cleaning power is a big draw to the SteamVac. The five scrub brushes also help fluff carpeting during the cleaning process.
  • Requires minimal time to work out tough stains, including many difficult to get out substances such as juice.
  • The price is economical for the amount of cleaning power offered by the SteamVac Spin Scrub, especially when compared to higher end Hoover models.
  • Filling and emptying the water tanks is very easy and takes minimal time.

What did cHoover’s SteamVac Spin Scrub TurboPower carpet cleaner ustomers dislike?

  • The SteamVac does not actually heat water and create steam on its own. Hot tap water must be put in (boiling water is not recommended).
  • The design includes numerous small compartments and spaces that can hold sediment and old, dirty water that generates an unpleasant odor over time if not completely cleaned.
  • Debris, such as pet hair, must be removed if it begins to accumulate in the front compartment of the cleaner or it will not work properly.
Hoover SteamVac Spin Scrub TurboPower Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge4.79166666667admin2011-01-17 15:37:50Hoover built the SteamVac Spin Scrub TurboPower carpet cleaner to offer an economical, yet functional, option to consumers. The unit manages 12 AMPs o…

Hoover S3765-040 WindTunnel Vacuum Cleaner

The Hoover S3765-040 WindTunnel Vacuum cleaner is a bagless canister vacuum cleaner.
200911200955.jpgIf has a number of great features including:

  • 12 amp motor plus Hoover’s WindTunnel technology to provide outstanding suction power. Dirt is funneled away from the spinning agitators and moved into the bagless canister.
  • Bagless so no more buying and replacing vacuum bags.
  • 15 Power Nozzle has a low profile so that you can get underneath low furniture.
  • Deluxe pump handle.
  • Finger-touch speed control for variable suction and total flexibility.
  • HEPA filtration system to make sure the air passing through and out of this vacuum is clear of allergens like pollen, bacteria and dust mite debris.
  • The wheels on the Hoover WindTunnel S3765-040 are large and made of a soft material so they don’t mark your flooring.
  • Telescopic wand for attaching tools makes cleaning above the floor level much easier.

Customers who reviewed the Hoover S3765-040 WindTunnel bagless canister vacuum cleaner on Amazon awarded this cleaner an average of 4 out of 5 stars.

Things customers liked:

  • Great suction
  • Aggressive beater bar
  • Nice design with all of the controls easily accessible at your fingertips.
  • Bagless
  • Automatic power cable rewind
  • Easy to empty dust bin
  • Excellent at picking up pet hair and dander

.. and things customers did not like:

  • Not all tools are stored on the vacuum cleaner
  • No dirt sensor
  • wand and attachment design could be better

Hoover S3765-040 WindTunnel Vacuum Cleaner4.08333333333admin2010-09-01 16:24:52The Hoover S3765-040 WindTunnel is a bagless canister vacuum cleaner that has powerful suction thanks to a 12 amp motor and patented WindTunnel technology. The classy design and high performance makes this a very popular vacuum.

Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick

The Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless stick is a little more expensive than some stick vacuum cleaners. However, the unit looks fantastic, and performance is good as well. Being cordless, the Hoover LINZ Stick Vac gives you the convenience of portability with the performance of an upright vacuum cleaner.

200911181025.jpg This Stick cleaner is not only cordless, meaning no more plugging and unplugging the power cable as you clean your house, but its also bagless, meaning no more buying expensive replacement bags.

On top of that, the Platinum Collection Linx comes with WindTunnel technology (three suction channels), so you know you are going to have a powerful suction, even though its cordless. Speaking of which, the Stick uses an interchangeable 18 volt lithium ion battery, and there is a handy battery “fuel gauge” on the Stick.

Other features include:

  • Auto-height adjustment
  • Motorised brush to agitate the carpet as you are cleaning. This helps life the dirt.
  • Switch to go from hard floor to carpet.
  • 11 inch wide nozzle.
  • Edge cleaning bristles so that you can get close to the baseboards and furniture.
  • Low profile base that means its easier to get under low furniture.

So, on paper this Stick looks the business, however, the real proof is in the use, so let’s see what reviewers on Amazon thought of this machine.

From the 93 customer reviews on Amazon (at the time of writing this), 60% of reviewers awarded it a maximum 5 out of 5. The average rating of all reviewers is somewhere between 4 and 5 out of 5.

Things that Hoover LINX users liked:

  • Great suction and good for removing pet hair.
  • Ability to turn roller brush on and off.
  • Controls on the handle.
  • Charge indicator.
  • Easy clean filters
  • Edge cleaning is excellent

… and things they did not like:

  • Poor battery performance and long charge times.
  • Awkward on stairs.
Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick4.5admin2010-09-01 16:26:26The Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Stick Vac is a great little vacuum that is backed up by customer testimonials on popular shopping sites. Its a little more expensive that other sticks, but the fact that its cordless, bagless and has WindTunnel technology built in by Hoover, means this is a serious consideration for anyone looking to buy a Stick vacuum

Hoover S2200 Flair Bagless Stick Cleaner

The Hoover S2200 Flair is a very small, lightweight bagless stick cleaner.

It’s ideal for quickly cleaning bare floors or low carpets. The S2200 Flair has a multi-stage filtration system, and an easy to remove dirt cup.
200911181010.jpgThis model has a 20 foot power cord.

The Hoover Flair Stick Cleaner is a very slim unit, and has a 6 amp motor. The 10 inch cleaning path means you can cover the floor area quickly, and the dirt is deposited in a bagless dirt bin that can pop off easily to empty.

The Hoover Flair Stick has a washable cloth filter as well as a side-mounted filter that cleans the exhaust air.

The swivel nozzle design uses large rear casters for maneuverability.

There is also a switch to go from bare floors to carpets.

For a quiet, effective Stick vacuum, the Hoover S2200 may be a good option. Let’s have a look and see what S2200 users have to say about this Stick cleaner.

On Amazon, there have been 87 reviews of this stick. The average is between 3 and 4 stars out of 5.

What Hoover Flair users liked:

  • Excellent performance for such a small cleaner.
  • No metal on the nozzle so there is no need to worry about floors being scratched.
  • long cord
  • quiet

.. and what they did not like:

  • In some cases problems were reported about the housing cracking. However, a more recent review on Amazon claims that the problems with the housing has been fixed.
Hoover S2200 Flair Bagless Stick Cleaner2.91666666667admin2010-09-01 16:27:52The Hoover Flair is a stick vacuum that looks great and has decent performance for a stick. Early models had problems with housing, but that appears to have been fixed in later models, but do check with your retailer.

Hoover F5914-900 SteamVac with Clean Surge

The Hoover Steam Vac with clean surge is a vacuum cleaner with a difference. Imagine being able to steam clean your own carpets, upholstery and bare floor boards?

200911171431.jpg Features of the Hoover SteamVac include:

  • 12 amp motor
  • Deep cleaning using hot tap water and carpet solution.
  • 5 spinning brushes to lift the dirt and clean the carpets, upholstery and even bare floor boards.
  • Two water tanks used to keep the dirty water separate from the clean water.
  • Clean Surge will give you an extra burst of cleaning solution when the carpet or unholstery is particularly dirty or stained.
  • Brush rotation indicator so that you know when the brushes are rotating.
  • 8 foot hose useful for cleaning stairs and upholstery with the stair/upholstery nozzle.

There is a convenient trigger on the handle of the SteamVac that releases the cleaning fluid. Once you have finished cleaning your carpets, you release the trigger and the Hoover SteamVac pushes hot air.

The Hoover SteamVac is a very popular floor cleaner although calling it a Steam Vac is a bit misleading. On Amazon over 1000 people have reviewed this machine, awarding it an average of over 4 out of 5. 67% of those who wrote a review awarded the Steam Vac 5 out of 5, and overall the machine averaged well over 4 out of 5.

Reviewers liked the following on the Hoover SteamVac:

  • Cleans carpets exceptionally well. What more can you say?

.. and some people did not like:

  • Dirty water container fills up too quickly.
  • Slower than a pro machine, but then you get what you pay for.
Hoover F5914-900 SteamVac with Clean Surge4.1admin2010-09-01 16:37:42The Hoover SteamVac with Clean Surge is not a vacuum cleaner but a floor cleaner that uses hot water and cleaning fluids. It is particularly popular and does a great job of cleaning carpets, upholstery and even bare floor boards.

Hoover U5140-900 Tempo Widepath

The Hoover U5140-900 Tempo Widepath is an upright vacuum cleaner that uses a bag.

200911171355.jpg The cleaning path is 15 inches wide which means you cover the area more quickly and get your hose cleaned sooner.

Hoover have put an allergen filtration system into this vacuum cleaner so that the air it sucks in is filtered before it is pumped back out of the machine. The filtration system removes 100% of dust mites and 99.9% ragweed and grass pollen, meaning those who suffer from asthma or allergy will have cleaner air to breathe after you vacuum your house.

The Hoover U5140-900 Tempo has a powerful 12 amp motor which creates fantastic suction.

The Hoover Widepath Tempo also has a useful headlight so you can see the area in front of the vacuum.

The attachments store on the machine itself, so there’s no more hunting around (as long as you put them back once you have finished with them) for the attachements when you come to a tricky part of your carpet. The tools include:

  • dusting brush
  • furniture nozzle
  • crevice tool
  • two extension wands

This is one of the most popular Hoover vacuum cleaners, and the reviews on Amazon are largely favourable. With 1582 customer reviews (at the time of writing this), over 54% of people gave it a 5 out of 5. The average score for the Hoover Tempo Widepath is over 4 out of 5.

Reviewers of the Hoover Tempo Widepath liked:

  • The price
  • Air coming out of the vacuum smells fresh and is clean thanks to the allergen filtration system.
  • Cheap bags and replacement belts
  • Great suction
  • Quite light
  • Attachements

.. and what they didn’t like:

  • The handle is not really long enough for tall people.
  • Noisy
  • Small bag
  • Heavy (which contradicts what others say, but then I think it depends what you are coming from).
  • Hose is a little short.
  • Spits out bigger chunks when vacuuming hard wood floors as the brush doesn’t turn off.
Hoover U5140-900 Tempo Widepath3.91666666667admin2010-09-01 16:35:10The Hoover Tempo Widepath (U5140-900) is a fantastic vacuum for the price. It may look a little old-fashioned, but the suction is great and many Amazon reviewers have stated that this is the best vacuum they have ever had.

Hoover F7411-900 SteamVac Dual V Widepath Carpet Cleaner

The Hoover F7411-900 SteamVac Dual V Widepath carpet cleaner is not a vacuum cleaner but a carpet cleaner that uses water, carpet cleaning fluid and heat.

200911200956.jpg Carpet cleaners like the Hoover F7411-900 SteamVac are designed to give your flooring a good deep clean with carpet detergent like the Hoover 40321128 Deep Cleansing Carpet 7 Upholstery detergent. They work by applying hot water and detergent to the carpets, and scrubbing the carpets with a rotating brush. Hot air is then forced into the carpet so that the brushes and cleaning solution can do their job efficiently.

The cleaner has a number of features, including:

  • 8 foot hose with onboard tools
  • removable tool caddy
  • powered handheld tool for stairs and upholstery
  • 3 speeds of rotation for spill pick-up, gentle scrub and power scrub modes depending on your cleaning requirements.
  • 12 amp motor with rotating brushes that clean your carpets – this patented Spin Scrub loosens dirt and cleans carpet fibres thoroughly.

The Hoover Steamvac Dual V Widepath has received a number of reviews on Amazon. With 108 reviewers of this machine, the average rating is between 4 and 5 out of 5, with over 77% of customers awarding it a 5 out of 5.

Things people like about the Hoover SteamVac Dual V carpet cleaner:

  • Very easy to use
  • clean water rinse gets all of the detergent out of the carpet
  • Carpets practically dry when the Hoover Steam Vac finishes its job
  • Build quality is excellent
  • Several reviewers report that this machine is better than professional carpet cleaners

.. and things they don’t like:

  • Slow to clean a carpet, but the results are worth it.
Hoover F7411-900 SteamVac Dual V Widepath Carpet Cleaner4.5admin2010-09-01 16:36:32The Hoover F7411-900 SteamVac is a widepath carpet cleaner that uses hot water and detergent (and hot air) to deep clean your carpets. You should vacuum your carpets before using a steam cleaner, but after steam cleaning, your carpets could look as good as new.

Hoover 5507-900 Elite Auto-Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

200911131701.jpgThe Hoover 5507-900 Elite is an upright bagless vacuum cleaner from Hoover. The powerful 12 amp motor provides plenty of suction and the included crevice wand, dusting brush & upholstery tool and pet hair tool will have your carpets and upholstery dirt and dust free in no time.

The Hoover 5507-900 Elite includes a headlight to see where you are cleaning plus a number of other features including:

  • 7 height settings so that you can clean any floor type.
  • Air flow indicator which will tell you when the dust cup needs emptying and the filters need cleaning.
  • HEPA filtration system which includes a lifetime HEPA air filter (which removes just about every allergen passing through it).
  • Dirt cup empties from the bottom so that you don’t get your hands dirty.
  • 24 foot auto-rewind cable.
  • Stretch hose for above floor cleaning that reaches up to 9 feet with the included attachments.
  • Furniture guard to protect your furniture from bumps of the vacuum
  • 14.5 inch cleaning path.

Overall, users of this vacuum who reviewed it on Amazon liked it. With an average of 4 out of 5 based on 547 reviews, here are some of the features users liked on the Hoover 5507-900 Elite Auto-Rewind Bagless Upright vacuum cleaner:

  • Auto-rewind feature.
  • Suction on the vacuum.
  • Clear canister so you can see the dirt piling up as you clean your carpets. There’s a sense of satisfaction seeing all that stuff coming out of your “clean” carpets.
  • No bags and a lifetime filter.

Things they did not like:

  • it’s a little heavy, though what powerful vacuum cleaner isn’t a little on the chubby side?
  • Complaints that the tubes get blocked frequently.
  • Belts difficult to find.
Hoover 5507-900 Elite Auto-Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner4admin2010-09-01 16:38:54The Hoover 5507-900 Elite Auto-Rewind Upright vacuum cleaner certainly looks the business, but does it live up to the Hoover reputation? Its packed with features and accessories tools to help you keep your house clean. Being bagless, and coming with a HEPA lifetime filter means no bags or filters to change, ever.

Hoover UH70035B WindTunnel Cyclonic Upright Vacuum

200911131700.jpgThe Hover WindTunnel Cyclonic vacuum UH70035B is an upright vacuum cleaner with Hoover’s patented WindTunnel technology. The WindTunnel uses three distinct air tunnels that help lift and remove dirt from the carpets. This technology stops the dirt from dispersing back into the air and onto the carpets again during cleaning.

This vacuum comes with a flex hose extension for reaching above floor areas.

The convenience of a bagless vacuum cleaner is complimented by its easy to empty dust cup & the HEPA filtration which removes up to 99.9% of allergens from the air passing through the vacuum as it cleans.

The UH70035B is a multi-surface vacuum that can be used on carpets and hard floor surfaces.

Reviewers on Amazon were not totally convinced with this vacuum cleaner. There’s no denying it looks great, but users had the following complaints:

  • Auto-rewind broke after just one day.
  • Heavy and awkward to use.
  • Canister difficult to empty.
  • vacuum cleaner falls over when using attachments.
  • Cord gets really hot.

However, on a positive note, users did think that the UH70035B Windtunnel:

  • Had great suction
Hoover UH70035B WindTunnel Cyclonic Upright Vacuum4admin2010-09-01 16:40:18The UH70035B Windtunnel Upright vacuum has great suction, but the reviewers on Amazon were not very impressed with this vacuum on the whole.

Hoover U5269-900 EmPower Bagless Upright Vacuum

The Hoover U5269-900 EmPower bagless upright vacuum cleaner is another Hoover vacuum that uses the patented WindTunnel technology for exceptional suction and cleaning power. Many people prefer bagless vacuum cleaners these days, so this might be a better option than, e.g. the Hoover U6485900 Windtunnel Anniversary Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner, although that model is self-propelled and this one is not.

The Hoover U5269-900 EmPower has a number of great features including:


  • Bagless upright vacuum cleaner.
  • Hush Mode allowing you to switch the power control to hush mode for quieter cleaning, day or night.
  • Patented WindTunnel technology – this vacuum has three distinct air channels to help pick up the dirt and trap it in the vacuum.
  • Embedded DirtFinder system that will alert you with a red light when high concentrations of dirt are located. You simply continue vacuuming that area until the green like comes on.
  • Power boost for hard to clean messes and a powerful 12 amp motor.
  • HEPA filter to help remove allergens from the air passing through the vacuum cleaner. Up to 99.97% of pollen and other allergenic materials are removed by the HEPA filter, meaning those suffering from asthma and/or allergy can live in a healthier environment.
  • Deluxe stretch hose.
  • Adjustable height position to 5 different levels allowing you to switch easily between different heights of carpet and hard wood and tiles floors.
  • Pet hair cleaning accessories.
  • Ergonomic D-grip handle.
  • Wheels are made of a soft material that wont mark your hard wood floors.
  • A number of useful on-board cleaning accessories including a powered hand tool, crevice wand and upholstery tool and extension wand.
  • Headlight to see where and what you are cleaning.

What are people saying about the Hoover EmPower Bagless Upright Cleaner?

Out of 61 review on Amazon, this cleaner averages around 4 out of 5, with more than 50% of reviewers awarding it the full 5 out of 5.
What Hoover EmPower Bagless Vacuum Cleaner Owners liked:

  • Very quiet for the power.
  • Dirt sensors with two modes – normal and sensitive.
  • Relatively lightweight for its size.
  • Canister is “almost self-cleaning”.
  • The attachments in general, but particularly the pet hair attachment which actually works.
  • Price.
  • The suction of the machine.

What they did not like:

  • Messy to empty the bagless canister, though this does contradict some reports where people liked the bagless canister.
  • Brush roll can be very aggressive.
Hoover U5269-900 EmPower Bagless Upright Vacuum3.5admin2010-09-01 16:41:39Hoover U5269-900 EmPower bagless upright vacuum cleaner is a powerful vacuum cleaner that gets mainly rave reviews on Amazon. Reviewers find it amazing quite how much this upright vacuum cleaner picks up. Its bagless though, so some people have found it messy to empty, while others actually liked it.

Hoover U6485900 Windtunnel Anniversary Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner

The Hoover U6485900 Windtunnel Anniversary vacuum cleaner is an upright vacuum that uses the patented WindTunnel technology.

This vacuum uses a bag to collect the dirt and dust and includes some innovative features like:


  • self-propelled to make it easier to maneuver in backwards and forwards.
  • embedded DirtFinder system with red & green lights to indicate areas that might require a little more attention. The green light is on while you are using the vacuum, but if the DirtFinder system senses high levels of dirt, the red light comes on. You can then vacuum the offending area until the green light gives you the all clear.
  • HEPA media bag – HEPA filters are amongst the best filters for capturing allergens and dust mite debris. In fact, published results suggests that HEPA filters capture up to 99.97% of dust and pollen, and other stuff that can cause allergic responses & asthma.
  • Stretch hose & on-board accessories for cleaning areas above the floor.
  • pet hair tool that uses rotating brushes that sweep up the pet hair and dirt from carpets, upholstery & other areas your pets like to sleep.
  • D-Grip handle with 5-position height adjuster
  • Wheels that won’t mark your delicate flooring. The bearings in the wheels ensure that the Hoover U6485900 Windtunnel vacuum is easy to move on carpet, and then when you move onto hard flooring, the wheels won’t leave marks.
  • patented WindTunnel technology for powerful, deep cleaning of your carpets and flooring.
  • edge cleaning bristles.
  • a headlight to see where you are cleaning. This is a useful accessory on vacuums, as we don’t always want all the lights on in the house when vacuuming. The headlight means you can see what is in front of the cleaner, and find the dirt (in combination with the DirtFinder system on this Hoover Windtunnel vacuum).
  • 31 foot power cable means you can reach all around the room, and even into neighboring rooms without having to stop, bend over, unplug, move and re-plug the vacuum into the electrics.

What are people saying about the U6485900 Windtunnel Anniversary Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner?

At Amazon, 37 people had reviewed this vacuum cleaner (at the time of writing this). The average rating was around 4 out of 5, with the majority of people awarding this cleaner with a 5.

What people liked:

  • Position of the hose for easy replacing after using the vacuum.
  • Position of the cleaning accessories for easy access.
  • Self-propelling feature which can be turned on or off.
  • Bag full indicator light.
  • Hose stays connected to the machine, so there is no bending over to manually connect it.
  • Performance, with great suction and cleaning power.
  • Rear wheels that are made of a softer material to prevent marking of floors.

What people did not like:

  • Self-propelled feature can be “jerky”.
  • Vacuum is heavy, though the self-propelling feature does help.
  • Short hose.
  • Vacuum is quite loud, especially on hard wood flooring.
Hoover U6485900 Windtunnel Anniversary Self-Propelled Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner4admin2010-09-01 16:42:45Hoover U6485900 Windtunnel Anniversary vacuum cleaner is a self-propelled upright vacuum with patented WindTunnel technology. Although a little on the heavy side, this vacuum is almost effortless to move back and forwards with the self-propelling technology.