Which are the Best Hoover Vacuum Cleaners?

Written by James Hall |

Looking to buy a Hoover vacuum but not sure which is the right model? Here are four of the best Hoover vacuum cleaners – including both cylinder and upright models – to help you make the right decision for your home.

Like other famous brands such as Sellotape, the Hoover name was once so popular it became synonymous with vacuums. Many people in the UK today still call a vacuum a “hoover” due to the previous success of this company’s models.

While Hoover doesn’t enjoy quite the same level of success today, they are still a popular brand that manufactures a range of excellent vacuum cleaners. Most of these models fall into the sub-£100 range, so they are much cheaper than vacuum brands such as Dyson.

One of the problems with finding the best Hoover vacuum cleaner, however, is the sheer quantity of options. The company seems to enjoy producing many different models, each with slightly different names, specifications and features.

For this reason, we’ve put together our list of the top four Hoover vacuum cleaners. Each has strong performance and provides excellent value for money.

Hoover Breeze Evo Pets Hoover Breeze Evo Pets
  • Type: Upright
  • Dust Capacity: 3 litres
  • Filter: Washable
  • Price: £
  • Strong suction and great value.
Hoover TE70 Enigma Hoover TE70 Enigma
  • Type: Cylinder
  • Dust Capacity: 3.2 litres
  • Filter: Standard
  • Price: ££
  • Relatively light, turbo tool and "no-fuss" design. Solid vacuum.
Hoover H-Handy 700 Express HH710M Hoover H-Handy 700 Express
  • Type: Handheld
  • Dust Capacity: 0.15 litres
  • Filter: Standard
  • Price: £
  • Strong suction and headlights.
Evo Cordless Hoover Velocity Evo Cordless
  • Type: Cordless
  • Dust Capacity: 1.5 litres
  • Filter: Standard
  • Price: £££
  • Long 45 minute run-time and upright design.


4 Best Hoover Vacuums

Hoover TE70 Cylinder Vacuum CleanerHoover TE70 Enigma

Despite the relatively low price, the Hoover TE70 Enigma is an excellent all-round cylinder vacuum cleaner. It’s built for convenience, with a 3.2 litre capacity, lightweight 4.9kg design (which puts it just into our lightweight category) and variable suction settings.

Like most Hoover cylinder, the TE70 is a bagged vacuum cleaner. This adds to the lifetime cost of the vacuum and is less convenient than a bagless alternative. Bagged vacuum cleaners, however, are often better for people with allergies – and the TE70 Enigma has a built-in self-sealing mechanism to prevent particles escaping when changing the bag.

Other features include on-board storage for tools, an indicator when the bag is full, an A rating for energy efficiency and a pet Turbo Brush. This last feature is perfect for getting rid of pet hair that’s become caught in carpets, upholstery and stairs, making this model a candidate for the best Hoover for pet hair.

One of the great things about the TE70 Enigma is that it can handle almost any cleaning task. This includes cat and dog hair, which many vacuums struggle with, and deep pile carpets. It’s also relatively lightweight, so it’s easy to move around the home without getting tired.

Are there any downsides to the TE70 though? Very few – although it doesn’t have the widest cleaning radius. The 700W motor can also struggle to pickup larger debris, such as cereal.

If you’re looking for a cylinder Hoover vacuum cleaner, however, then the TE70 Enigma is one of the best options. It’s easy to use, yet powerful enough to suck up pet hair – especially with the included Turbo Tool. The Enigma also provides great value for money, and we like its “no fuss” design.


  • Price Range: £
  • Power: 700W
  • Weight: 4.9kg
  • Dust Capacity: 3.2 litres 

Key Features:

  • “No Fuss” cylinder vacuum cleaner that provides excellent value for money
  • Pet Turbo Tool to get rid of pet hair
  • 3.2 litre capacity and a relatively lightweight design

Hoover H-Handy 700 Express

Hoover H-Handy 700 Express HH710MIf you’re looking for a Hoover handheld vacuum cleaner, then the Hoover H-Handy 700 Express is one of our top recommendations. It’s a relatively cheap handheld vacuum that’s great for quick clean-ups on carpets, hard floors, and other surfaces, while also being lightweight and easy to use.

Let’s start with the basics. This is a  bagless vacuum cleaner that’s designed for small spills and quick jobs. It’s perfect for sucking up cereal, small patches of hair, or dirt by the front door, for example, but is too small for cleaning large areas of floor (or even an entire car interior.)

It’s a cordless vacuum with a 11.1V battery and 12-minute maximum run-time, along with an ultra lightweight 0.66kg design. There’s no turbo pet tool, although the H-Handy 700 Express does come with a 3-in-1 accessory.

In terms of performance, the vacuum has strong suction for a handheld vacuum. This is due to the 120W brushless motor, which generates similar suction to much more expensive cordless vacuums. The downside is that this strong suction power fills up the tiny dust bin very quickly, but the Hoover is still a great vac for small jobs.

Other features include headlights to make it easier to see dirt in low-light conditions and a washable filter. We wish it had a slightly larger dust capacity, but this is to be expected from a lightweight handheld vacuum.

In summary, the Hoover H-Handy 700 Express is a high-quality handheld vacuum cleaner that’s a great complement to a full-size vac. It’s lightweight, easy to use, and excels at quick cleaning jobs. We recommend getting the Pet version if you have pets though.


  • Price Range: £
  • Battery Run-Time: 12 minutes
  • Weight: 0.66kg
  • Dust Capacity: 0.15 litres
  • Filter Type: Washable (Standard)

Key Features:

  • Strong suction power for a handheld
  • Headlights to make viewing dirt and hair easier
  • Lightweight and easy to use

Hoover Breeze Evo Pets TH31BO02Hoover Breeze Evo Pets

The first upright to make our list of the best Hoover vacuum cleaners is the Breeze Evo Pets. It’s a low budget vacuum that provides surprisingly strong performance for the price, along with a turbo pet tool and a big dust capacity for an upright vacuum.

One of the interesting things about this bagless vacuum is that it has a 3 litre dust capacity. This is much larger than many other upright vacuums, making it a great choice for people who hate emptying the canister multiple times when cleaning a home. It’s also a simple vacuum that’s easy to use, plus it has an energy efficient motor (350W.)

How does it perform when cleaning though?

The Breeze Evo Pets generates decent suction power and has a rotating brush bar, making it a solid all-rounder. It’s particularly good at picking up fine dust and surface debris from carpets, along with larger debris on hard floors. The vacuum does struggle with thick pile carpet though.

Another downside is that it’s not the lightest vacuum, although this is common for upright models. The filters also aren’t the most efficient we’ve seen, so it’s probably not the best choice for people with allergies.

Still, if you’re looking for a simple upright vacuum cleaner that’s energy efficient, provides good value for money, great on hard floors and has an extra pet tool, then the Hoover Breeze Evo Pets could be a good option. Just don’t it to match pricier upright vacuums when it comes to cleaning performance.


  • Price Range: £
  • Power: 350W
  • Weight: 6.4kg
  • Dust Capacity: 3 litres
  • Filter Type: Washable

Key Features:

  • Pet turbo brush
  • Large capacity for an upright
  • Budget option

Hoover Velocity Evo VE18LIG Cordless

Evo CordlessThe final model on our list of the best Hoover vacuums is the Velocity Evo VE18LIG Cordless. The standout feature compared to other cordless vacuums is the upright design without the nuisance of a cord. It also has a long 45 minute run-time from a single charge, which is ample time to clean all but the largest homes.

How does it perform compared to a “true” upright though?

As you would expect from a cordless vacuum, it’s not as powerful as a corded upright. It has enough suction to do a decent job on hard floors, but struggles when cleaning deep pile carpets. The button to switch the brushbar on and off is a useful feature though – and there’s also a boost mode when you need more power.

Aside from its floor cleaning performance, the Evo comes with a 2.5 metre hose and extension tube. This makes it easy to clean above floor areas, although it lacks the versatile handheld mode included with cordless Dysons or even Hoover’s own FD22G though.

There are other drawbacks to this model. It’s an expensive machine, so it’s directly competing with models from the Bosch Athlet or Dyson V7 range – and it’s hard to recommend it over these vacs. It’s also relatively heavy for a cordless vacuum.

Even so, if you want a cordless vacuum with an upright design, it’s worth considering. It provides more cleaning power and better performance than other cordless Hoover machines – plus it’s particularly effective at removing pet hair.


  • Price Range: £££
  • Power: Cordless (45-Minute Run-Time)
  • Weight: 4.7kg
  • Dust Capacity: 1.5 litre
  • Filter Type: Standard

Key Features:

  • Upright design without a cord
  • Long 45-minute run-time
  • Boost mode


While Hoover isn’t as popular as it once was, the company still manufactures some excellent vacuum cleaners. The four listed in this article all provide great value for money, and have been rated highly by buyers.

If you’re looking for a cylinder vacuum, then the Hoover TE70 Enigma is probably the best option unless you need a bagless model. For upright vacuums manufactured by Hoover, we think the Hoover Breeze Evo Pets is the one to go for.

Do you have any questions about finding the best Hoover vacuum cleaner? Or do you think we need to add a model to this list? Let us know!

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2 thoughts on “Which are the Best Hoover Vacuum Cleaners?”

  1. Avatar for Anna

    Hi James. Thank you for this post – I’ve found it very useful. I’m a little confused about why you haven’t included any models from the Freedom range though? Do you not recommend them?

    • Avatar for James Hall

      Hi Anna. If you’re looking for a reasonably cheap cordless with a stick/handheld design then the Freedom range is worth looking at – at long as you’re aware that they don’t offer the same suction as Dyson or Bosch models. They are less than half the price though, so it would be unfair to expect the same performance.

      If you decide to go for a Freedom, the Pets Plus FD22RP is probably the best available at the moment.


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