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.
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.