The popularity of cordless stick vacuums has really taken off and I think a couple of main reasons are that they are fairly lightweight and easy to use. You can be vacuuming as quickly as it takes to take the vacuum off its holder or out of the closet and press a button to start. Today I’m taking a look at the Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum, read on to learn all about it and get my thoughts.
Appearance and features of the Hoover Fusion
The Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum comes in a box roughly 1ftX3ft and is fairly lightweight. The vacuum itself weighs in at less than 8 lbs which makes it easy to use and manouever. Once you open the box you slide out the cardboard insert and find these items:
- odour trapping carbon filter
- includes a cervice tool, dusting brush, and pet upholstery tool
- windtunnel technology
- trigger power
- removable handheld vacuum
- ONE PWR Lithium Battery plus charging dock
- wall mount for easy storage
- high capacity dirt cup
- hardfloor and carpet options
- battery life indicator light
- swivel steering
The handheld vacuum piece has the Hoover Dashboard which has the battery life indicator that lights up during use and shows you how much life your battery has left. This is also where you have the mode options for hard floor or carpet, and the trigger to power on the vacuum. On the under side of the vacuum you’ll find the high capacity dirt cup and a release button to just release the dirt and another to release the whole cup. Right above the cup release button is the ONE PWR lithium battery. The lithium battery is rechargeable and you do so by placing it in the included charging dock.
The stick piece as well as the vacuum head and accessory pieces all attach and detach by the push of a grey release button. The main vacuum head has a brush roller for carpets and will spin slowly on the hard floor function. Where the vacuum head attaches to the stick, there’s flexible black tubing that allows the vacuum head to swivel easily to get around any tight corners.
Testing out the Hoover Fusion
Assembling the Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum is simple and easy to do, but before you get started vacuuming you’ll need to first charge the battery. Plug in the charging dock to any outlet and slide the battery into place on the dock. You’ll see a white light start to blink on the dock and this tells you the battery is charging. When the battery is fully charged the blinking white light will stay solid white. The instruction manual states that “charging the ONE PWR Lithium Battery may take up to 3 hours.” I’m not sure what that would be dependent on, but it didn’t take that long for me. Once the battery is fully charged, click together the vacuum pieces of your choice and you’re ready to go.
To begin vacuuming you push on the trigger button and the vacuum will start up on carpet mode. If you want to keep the vacuum running you push the trigger button twice for continuous cleaning. The battery level light is a white light circle that fades out as the battery level declines. In the case of a system error you’ll see a lit-up orange triangle with an exclamation mark and you’ll have to refer to the manual for problem solving. You can easily switch out the vacuum accessory pieces by pressing the release button and clicking on the accessory piece of your choice. You can attach the accessory pieces directly to the main handheld or to the stick attachment for a longer reach.
You can store the vacuum wherever you choose but I would recommend using the wall mount to keep it safe as it’s not freestanding. Page 9 in the instruction manual gives you step by step instructions on how to install the mount.
Maintaining your Hoover Fusion
Maintenance of the Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum is pretty low key. It consists of emptying out the dirt and dust cup when it’s full. You can do this by either completely removing the cup from the handheld piece or just releasing the bottom flap over a garbage can. When you remove the dust and dirt cup from the handheld you can also clean the separator and filter. Tap the dirt from the filter into the garbage and then rinse it under warm water until the water is running clear. The filter will then need to air dry for up to 24 hours or until it is completely dry. Under the main vacuum head, you will find a release button to remove the brush roll. From here, remove any hair or threads that have wrapped themselves around the brush roll and re-fit it back into the vacuum head.
Charging the battery is also part of maintaining your vacuum and will ensure your vacuum is ready for use at all times.
Final thoughts of the Hoover Fusion
One of the most important functions of a vacuum is the strength of the suction and the Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum did not disappoint when it came to sucking up my cats hair. I like the option of using the vacuum as a small handheld vacuum by removing the stick piece or keeping it on to vacuum hard to reach places. This particular model does not come with a smaller vacuum head for stairs and furniture, but I did attach the main vacuum head directly to the handheld piece and use it to vacuum my couch and it worked great. At just under 8lbs it’s easy to use and not too heavy for your kids either. The wall mount is a great option because it’s a little top heavy, therefore it will not stand on its own. I love the larger dust and dirt cup because I didn’t have to empty it too often and it was easy to empty without having to remove the cup from the vacuum.
You can find the Hoover Fusion Pet Cordless Stick Vacuum as well as other stick vacuums at bestbuy.ca