Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

Last updated date: February 11, 2021

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7.9

Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

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We looked at the top Cordless Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Cordless Vacuum you should buy.

Editor's Note February 11, 2021:
Checkout The Best Cordless Vacuums for a detailed review of all the top cordless vacuums.

Overall Take

The Hoover Linx cordless stick vacuum cleaner checks a lot of boxes — it's affordable, powerful and super easy to use. With this model, you'll get a fade-free lithium-ion battery system that lets you easily recharge or swap batteries. It's also great for getting under furniture and sucking up pet hair. In our testing, we found it to be super easy to use.


In our analysis of 96 expert reviews, the Hoover Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner placed 12th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The LiNX® Cordless Stick Vacuum delivers upright performance, with a compact, low-profile design. Long-lasting battery power and WindTunnel® Technology make this stick vacuum a standout.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.3
10 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
650 user reviews

What experts liked

Since it also costs significantly less than comparable performers, its value is tough to ignore.
- CNET
Because the Hoover Linx scored well on carpet-cleaning abilities, its ideal user would have more rugs than hardwood or tile.
- Nerd Wallet
January 27, 2016 | Full review
Its seat has a backrest, and it has a space-saving folding design
- Top Ten Reviews
Just like a powerful common upright, only it’s cordless. I love it! …15 mins is enough for me to clean 3 rooms.
- Vacuums Guide
July 30, 2014 | Full review
It has a decent battery life.
- Tech Gear Lab
August 16, 2017 | Full review
It is ultra Light at just over 7 pounds.
- Vacuum Wizard
This cordless stick vacuum from Hoover was impressive at carpet-surface and bare floor cleaning and even better at picking up pet hair and getting into edges. The 18-volt lithium-ion battery ran for 18 minutes in our tests and took 3 hours to recharge
- Consumer Reports
Battery life is extremely good.
- BestReviews
It has a decent battery life.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The Hoover received excellent performance scores on the bare floor test and very good scores on our test for picking up pet hair from carpet.
- Good Housekeeping
September 16, 2014 | Full review

What experts didn't like

This model doesn't come with brush attachments or any other special features -- it's just a stick vacuum.
- CNET
Didn’t work on pet hair
- Nerd Wallet
January 27, 2016 | Full review
It doesn’t have preprogrammed workouts, and its weight limit is only 225 pounds.
- Top Ten Reviews
The battery last too little for me to vacuum all the house.
- Vacuums Guide
July 30, 2014 | Full review
It is harder to use.
- Tech Gear Lab
August 16, 2017 | Full review
Emptying the dirt cup is messy.
- Vacuum Wizard
On bare floors the powerful brush can scatter some debris, there are no tools and it cannot convert to a hand vac.
- Consumer Reports
Skimpy on accessories.
- BestReviews
It doesn’t convert into a handheld. We just think a two-in-one design is so useful and necessary for couch and other above-floor cleanups.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Its bottom-release dust cup is easy to remove for emptying, but some of our consumer testers found it slightly difficult to put back.
- Good Housekeeping
September 16, 2014 | Full review

An Overview On Cordless Vacuums

Cleaning the house can be a real drag, especially because you’ve likely got much better things to do with your free time. But gone are the frustrating days of tripping over your vacuum cord or trying to maneuver the vacuum in one hand while keeping ahold of the cord in another. Thanks to a little ingenuity, you can now buy a cordless vacuum, which means you never have to worry about the cord getting tangled or sucked into the vacuum again (nor do you have to worry about your new puppy pretending the vacuum cord is a chew toy!).

Cordless vacuums also make it so that you never have to stop cleaning to unplug the cord, then replug it into a closer wall outlet, which can be super frustrating if you’re short on time and just need to get the job done in a flash. Most cordless vacuum models attach to a docking station for charging. Then, when you’re ready to clean your floors, you simply remove the vacuum from the docking station and start vacuuming. The ONSON 4-In-1 Cordless Stick Vacuum, for example, has a removable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts about 32 minutes before you’ll need to recharge it again, which many people say is enough time to vacuum several rooms in your home, depending on their size.

If you’ve never seen a cordless vacuum up close, you’ll notice that they look a bit different than a standard vacuum. Many of these vacuums are long and slender with a dirt bin and a motorhead on top. Others look very similar to a traditional vacuum cleaner with a cord. Some cordless vacuums can also easily become handheld vacuums by simply removing the motorhead from the vacuum stick, which makes for a quick and painless transition. Some cordless vacuums have a rotating or swivel head that makes it easy to clean tough corners or get into tight spots, such as under the couch or the bed.

Cordless vacuums tend to be lighter and smaller than other vacuums, which makes them super useful if you’re short on time and just need to zip around to clean before guests arrive. They’re also helpful if you can’t lift heavy objects or your home has lots of stairs — no more lugging a heavy vacuum around.  Cordless vacuums also tend to take up less space than other vacuums, so they’re perfect for smaller spaces such as apartments and condos.

The Cordless Vacuum Buying Guide

  • One of the key factors you’ll want to consider when purchasing a cordless vacuum is battery life since this will determine how long you can run your cordless vacuum before it needs to be charged. Cordless vacuums can run, on average, between 15 and 45 minutes between charges, depending on the type of vacuum and the setting you select. You won’t be able to use your cordless vacuum for very long if you select the highest-power mode, so keep that in mind when you start cleaning. For example, some models can run for up to 30 minutes, depending on which mode you’re using to clean your house.
  • Cordless vacuums typically use one of three types of batteries: lithium-ion, nickel-metal hydride and nickel-cadmium. Each battery type has its own pros and cons, and they all have varying levels of power, shelf life, replacement cost and charge capacity. Lithium-ion batteries, for instance, tend to be more expensive than nickel-cadmium batteries and you may have to be careful not to overcharge them. Generally speaking, nickel-cadmium batteries tend to need to be replaced more often than the other types, while nickel-metal hydride batteries are more expensive but they hold a lot of power from each charge. Typically, your battery will not be covered under a limited warranty if it fails because of normal wear and tear. Over time, you can likely expect to have to replace the battery for your cordless vacuum.
  • You’ll also want to consider the weight of the vacuum. If being lightweight is important to you, you’ll want to take a look at the product specs for each cordless vacuum. They typically range from 2 to 7 pounds.
  • Most cordless vacuums come with washable filters, which means you’ll need to keep an eye on how dirty this filter becomes and clean it periodically to keep the vacuum running properly.
  • Cordless vacuums come with an array of accessories and attachments. Some of the most common accessories are crevice cleaners, mini brushes and extension heads. One model, for example, includes a duster crevice tool, a dusting brush, a wide upholstery tool, an anti-allergen dust brush, a battery and a charger.