Hoover Dual Action LED Headlights Pet Vacuum

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Hoover Dual Action LED Headlights Pet Vacuum

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

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Hoover Dual Action LED Headlights Pet Vacuum placed 14th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

We have what you need to get at the stubborn pet hair and get deep down cleaning with the Hoover WindTunnel 3 Pro Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum. It’s designed with WindTunnel 3 Technology that lifts and removes deep-down, embedded dirt with 3 channels of suction. The WindTunnel 3 High Performance helps you manage vacuuming and cleaning your home with features like a reusable, easy-rinse filter, a rubberized pet tool accessory pack that remove stubborn pet hair, multi-floor brushroll on/off option allowing you to easily move from carpet to hard floors.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

1,666 user reviews

What experts liked

The Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Bagless Upright was a top performer with fine particles in carpet and features a HEPA filter, making it an excellent option for those with asthma or allergies.
November 21, 2013 | Full review
The brushroll can be turned on of off, depending on the type of floor you are vacuuming. Using the hose is easy, you just need to flip a switch. The height is adjustable on 7 levels. The dial itself gives you the possibility to choose the option to sweep hardwood floors, carpets, as well as high-pile rugs. The power cord is long enough to satisfy even the most grumpy customers.
- Vacuums Guide
December 6, 2016 | Full review
The cleaning reach of the vacuum is also highlighted by many as a favorable feature. This is the result of a very long power cord and a respectably long hose. The power cord allows one to move from room to room with limited re-plugging, and the hose makes overhead cleaning or vacuuming a long set of stairs possible.
- Vacuum Cleaner Advisor
February 13, 2017 | Full review
This vacuum did well at picking up pet hair, useful if you have a cat or dog.
- Consumer Reports
The vacuum excelled at pulling in even the most embedded fur from carpets, crevices and corners. They also loved the floor brush foot pedal, which controls the suction power, giving the user a seamless transition between smooth and carpeted flooring.
- Nerd Wallet
May 12, 2016 | Full review
This is one of the cheaper Hoover vacuums, and one of the cheapest good pet vacuums on the market. The Hoover Windtunnel 3 Pro Pet vacuum has a washable HEPA filter, allowing you to extend the filter’s operating life. The filter contains activated carbon for absorbing odors as air passes through it, removing pet smells as well as dander and dirt.
- Prime Reviews
The Hoover vacuum features a foolproof dial located on the side on the vacuum that lets you select whether you will be vacuuming floors or using the provided hose to clean furniture or stairs. Like many of the best vacuum cleaners the Hoover uses a built-in dustbin to collect debris, what makes this model stand out from the competition is the size of the dustbin. It is much larger than others however it is still easy to hold and manage when emptying. The filter can be reused and a quick was will make it as good as new.
- Home Cleaning Lab

What experts didn't like

It wasn't a showstopper on hard floors. It's also a heavy vacuum cleaner, so it wouldn't be the best option for people looking for a lightweight model.
November 21, 2013 | Full review
This model is harder to use on bare floors and It is a bit bulky and can not fit under every piece of furniture.
- Vacuums Guide
December 6, 2016 | Full review
It is difficult to get the nozzle height setting right. If it is too high then the suction at the floor level is poor, however if it is too low then the machine can be hard to push on carpet and can actually suction itself to some bare surfaces.
- Vacuum Cleaner Advisor
February 13, 2017 | Full review
Requires manually emptying the bin, which is messier and sometimes presents problems for those with allergies or other respiratory issues.
- Consumer Reports
The Pro Pet had a tendency to overheat during extended periods of use. Some said they had to turn the vacuum off and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before they used it again. Machines with high-powered motors tend to get warm (just like your car), but having to take cool-down breaks lengthens the time spent on chores.
- Nerd Wallet
May 12, 2016 | Full review
This vacuum is about 24 pounds. It requires more force than that to move when the vacuum is on. This can be challenging for someone with limited upper body strength. This vacuum is not self-propelling, making its use more akin to a workout than anything else. Moving from tile to carpet is a manual button selection. The vacuum doesn’t automatically adjust as it transitions between flooring types.
- Prime Reviews
When it came to hardwood flooring and laminate flooring it struggled. The weight of the model is also quite heavy when compared to others in the Hoover range.
- Home Cleaning Lab

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mantilla 
Animal trainer

Stephanie Mantilla is a positive reinforcement-based animal trainer who has worked with a variety of animals, from lizards all the way up to cheetahs and lions.  She now runs the pet blog Curiosity Trained, writing about training and enrichment for your dog and cat.  She holds a behavioral husbandry professional development certificate from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and has a bachelor of science in biology and environmental science.

After spending 12 years training exotic animals as a zookeeper, she now helps pet owners create fulfilling lives for their pets. No matter the animal, they all require similar things to make their lives enriched and prevent behavioral issues.  Stephanie’s mission is to help pet owners make the lives of their pets the best that they can be.



An Overview On Pet Vacuums

Traditional vacuum cleaners have always been called into service to remove pet hair, flea dust and dander, but the results haven’t always been pretty. Pet hair can quickly become tangled in the vacuum’s beater brush, and the collection bag cannot always contain all of the pet hair the vacuum cleaner picks up.

This is why several vacuum cleaner manufacturers developed models that address the specific needs of pet owners. A pet or animal vacuum cleaner looks and acts like a standard vacuum, but also includes specialized accessories, such as a turbo brush or grooming tool. A pet vacuum also has a more powerful motor to generate stronger suction. Pet hair is notoriously difficult to extract from carpeting, so most pet vacuums use more intense “wind tunnel” or cyclonic technology.

If you’ve got a pet, especially one that sheds a lot, a pet vacuum should be on your wish list, says our resident pet expert Stephanie Mantilla, a positive reinforcement animal trainer who runs the blog Curiosity Trained.

“If you have pets that shed a lot, you’re going to want canister vacuums that are easy to empty,” she says. “Having a large canister allows you to vacuum longer without needing to constantly empty the vacuum. Going bagless saves you from blowing through multiple bags each time you clean. A high shedding dog, such as a Siberian husky, can easily fill up multiple vacuum bags a week.”

Pet vacuums come in a wide variety of designs, although canister and upright styles seem to be the most popular, followed by handheld mini-vacs. A hybrid upright canister vacuum provides the additional suction power pet owners need, along with a beater brush with noticeably stiffer bristles.

In terms of sheer suction power, a pet vacuum with cyclonic action is hard to beat. They provide the right balance of power and maneuverability that many pet owners seek. One potential drawback with cyclonic pet vacuum cleaners, however, is their bagless design. Pet hair and dander can be blown back into the room once the bagless canister is opened for disposal. Pet owners with allergy issues may want to consider a model that includes a secured bag and a HEPA filter.

“HEPA filters in your vacuum are a must if you have pets,” says Mantilla. “These filters will remove the dander and other allergens your pets track in. Many people who are allergic to pets are actually allergic specifically to their dander. By vacuuming with a model containing a HEPA filter, you’re preventing a buildup of a main allergen in your home.”

Many robotic vacuums can handle a moderate amount of pet hair, flea dust and dander, but they often lack the suction power of canister vacuums. Pet owners with robotic vacuum cleaners should be prepared to clean out the unit’s collection tray more often and spend time removing any hairs that collect on the agitator brushes. Clogs and tangles can lead to poor performance.

One element that separates a pet or animal vacuum from its traditional counterpart is the beater brush. Because pet hair can become hopelessly entangled on a standard beater brush, manufacturers have created special agitators with stiffer and deeper bristles. The surface of a pet vacuum beater brush is also smoother, making it easier to rinse clean between uses.

You’ll also want to consider the vacuum’s accessories before you buy, says Mantilla.

“Many pet upright vacuums have attachments that are especially good for removing pet hair from upholstery,” she says. “They have stronger suction and are designed so that pet hair doesn’t get caught up in the rotating gears as easily.”

If large canister or upright vacuums are too bulky for the job, many pet owners also keep a handheld vacuum on hand for spot cleaning. Miniature models can reach remote areas and crevices that tend to collect pet hair. Unlike a standard handheld vacuum cleaner, a pet mini-vac may also include a powered agitator to remove more hair from carpeting, along with an improved filtration system.

The Pet Vacuum Buying Guide

  • When choosing an ideal indoor pet, one important consideration is the animal’s typical shedding pattern. Owners who bring a high shedding animal into the home should be prepared to vacuum almost daily. Low shedding breeds are best for homes with extensive carpeting.
  • Even if the vacuum cleaner is not designated as a “pet vacuum,” it should have a HEPA filter to trap all of the flea dirt, dander and hairs a pet can generate throughout the day.
  • Most cordless vacuum cleaners lack the suction power to be effective as pet vacuums, but they are suitable for spot cleaning “accidents” and litter spills.
  • Some consumers may want to consider investing in a pet vacuum even if they do not own pets. These models are often more powerful than standard vacuum cleaners and include accessories not often included with traditional models.
  • Bagless pet vacuum cleaners may be easier on the environment, but models with bags do a better job containing pet hair and dander. Most cyclonic vacuums are bagless by design, but many canister and upright vacuums still use disposable bags.
  • Pet owners are not limited to specialized pet vacuum cleaners but should be prepared to spend more time removing hair and other pet-related debris from standard models. Clogs lead to reduced suction power, and beater brushes mired with pet hair can burn out the belts and motor.
  • HEPA filters need to be replaced on a regular schedule in order to retain their efficiency. Pet owners with allergy issues may want to use protective gloves and a dust mask when performing this important task.