They say imitation is the best form of flattery. If that’s the case, Hoover honors Dyson.
Let’s take a look at Hoover Cruze (BH52210PC), the brand new Hoover Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner that is very similar to Dyson’s cordless vacuum in both form and function.
But can this imitator beat the original?
If you look at the price, you will find a clear difference. That would be about a $220 difference between this and a Dyson V6 Absolute and a massive $300++ difference when compared to the currently better V8.
Despite the obvious counterfeit design, it’s not necessarily bad because that means more competition and competition means better pricing.
And while Dyson products are clearly very good, not everyone will be able to buy them.
This is the beauty of the free market.
Considering the features, this versatile product is capable of cleaning every part of your home thanks to the interchangeable tools and extension wand.
It is this design principle that James Dyson used for his products that made him such a hit among consumers, other manufacturers have copied this design and why not. It is clearly working.
The ride isn’t any slouch though. It has a 22V Li-ion battery which will run for about 30 minutes (according to some reviews). That’s 10 minutes longer than the V6 but 10 minutes less than the V8.
Quick look at the features
- Weighing only 4.7 lbs – this is one of the lightest vacuum cleaners
- 2-in-1 Versatility – Converts from a stick to a handheld and backpack
- Easy to maneuver thanks to the swivel steering
- Roll brush on/off
- The trigger mechanism locks into place allowing you to relax your fingers when cleaning larger areas
- Li-ion battery 22 volts
- Apart from the main floor tool, it also comes with a crevice, brush and upholstery tool
- washable filter
- wall mount charger
- 2 years warranty
- If you can’t afford a Dyson, this is one of the best options out there that costs just under $160
- A versatile cleaner capable of cleaning floors, upholstery, vents, and every nook and cranny in your home
- Equipped with a brush on and off function – a great feature to have on an open floor
- It has a slightly larger enclosure compared to the Dyson V6
- Decent running time of 30 minutes
- Removable battery (easy to replace)
- Lockable trigger mechanism
- The main floor tool lacks padding underneath to protect exposed floors from scratching
- Agitation is not as good as Dyson
- No micro motorized brush for upholstery
- Heavy load – it has a loud sound to it
What to expect from a Hoover Cruise and how does that compare to the Dyson V6?
It’s hard to compare this to a Dyson V8 because nothing on the market comes close to it yet in terms of features, power and versatility, so I’m going to compare it to a cheaper, less powerful V6.
Before proceeding, please watch this video to see what comes in the box, features and how it works…
It comes with a kit that is versatile enough to allow it to clean almost everything inside your home. What it lacked was a small motorized brush which would have been great for picking up pet hair on upholstery.
Hoover Cruze is a new vacuum cleaner from Hoover and departs from their previous Hover Link Stick, Hoover Air Cordless and Air Cordless Lift.
Rather than using a massive vertical design that relies on a hose to clean above the floor, the Cruise is a total makeover that has been heavily inspired by the Dyson brand.
Even with the different handle design, it’s clear where this product got its design idea from from the dirt cup down to the extension wand and floor tool.
The V6 Absolute and Hoover Cruise have about the same length and possibly the same power (at least according to some reviews).
Lockable trigger mechanism
Both have a trigger mechanism that turns the motor on when you press it, but Hoover added a trigger lock feature that lets you lock it and then release your fingers. This is something Dyson has not yet added to their products.
What the Hoover lacks is the fluffy floor tool, the soft-bristled brush tool and the small miniature robotic tool found on the V6.
Roll brush on/off
But Hoover has added a brush on/off feature that makes it possible to turn off the brush roll – something you want when cleaning a bare floor but when you look under the main floor tool Hoover might have missed something…
It didn’t add any padding under the floor tool, something Dyson has that keeps it from especially scratching wooden surfaces.
Here’s another similarity with Dyson. It also uses cyclonic filtration designed to keep dust out of the filters and maintain performance. The biggest difference between the Hoover Cruise and Dyson will be the lack of hurricanes separating the latter from the pack.
easy emptying bin
The design of the box is similar to that of the Dyson in that there is a door at the bottom. Unpacking this is very simple – push the lever and the door opens, the contents fall out.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? If you were only cleaning Cheerios, this would be the case.
But cleaning floors entails picking up dust and hair.
These types of debris will stick to the plastic wrap and the inner filter. This makes it too messy to empty.
Aside from the main floor instrument, the Hoover Cruise comes with three additional instruments that include…
… an upholstery tool, a crevice tool, and a brush tool.
The brush tool has very short bristles so it lacks reach when you want to clean areas like nozzles.
It also comes with a wall-mountable stand to help you stow it away as this device cannot be stored upright.
However, the wall mount does not include a charger, so be sure to install it near the electrical outlet.
bare floor performance
The Hoover Cruise comes with a brush operation feature that makes it usable on open ground. But it lacks padding underneath and this can be a source of scratches.
I’ve shared the images above with you to compare this to the V6 Absolute Floor Tool.
This is not a big deal unless you have very expensive hardwood.
Again, the power is very close to the Dyson V6 (at least in normal mode) and it has a racket rod so you can use this on the carpet.
It won’t deep clean but is able to remove surface dirt in high traffic areas minus the rope.
In terms of excitement, it won’t have the same power and lacks the filaments to compete with the V6 but it’s a good alternative if you can’t afford a Dyson.
It doesn’t have the little robotic tool that hurts it in this section. But it makes up for it somewhat with a brushless upholstery tool that relies on plastic teeth sticking out at the bottom.
I’m not sure how effective this is when compared to the tried and tested bristle beater bar, but it should provide at least some excitement.
Cleaning pet hair should not be a problem on carpets because of the motorized brush. The biggest issue will be how this handles pet hair on upholstery. It doesn’t have a small motorized tool that does this very efficiently.
If you have a lot of pets, I’d suggest investing in something more expensive like the V6 Absolute or the V6 Animal that comes with a small motorized brush.
Hoover did not specify how long this would take to ship.
This comes with two filters. Both are washable. The main filter is located in the middle of the dirt box. You will need to remove the container itself and the mesh filter to access this filter.
There is another engine filter behind the engine.
Hoover backs up the BH52210PC Cruise with a 2-year warranty.
Watch it in action
Here’s a video from Keith on YouTube showing how this product performs on various surfaces – tiles, floor mats, rugs, some pet mattresses…
Overall it did a very good job I didn’t like how the floor tool head tool wobble when lifted – it lacks some stiffness and folds easily making it difficult to move.
|Roll brush on/off||yes|
|battery||22 volts lithium ion|
|Battery life||Approximately. 30 minutes|
|Net weight||4.7 pounds|
|Purchase Weight||11.3 EGP|
|cleaning path||9 inch|
|total length||45 inches|
|filter type||Lifetime washable filter|
|dust capacity||0.4 liters|
Since this is a relatively new product, most of the helpful reviews will be from consumers of Vine. These are real customers who have left in-depth and helpful reviews over the years and Amazon rewards them for their contribution by giving them a free product to test.
Do not take what they say as the truth of the gospel, in fact I encourage you to take it with caution but if you read carefully, you will be able to understand who is true and who is not.
What do consumers like and dislike?
The obvious supporter of this product is the price. Compared to the Dyson V6 – at least those with portable accessories, it costs about half. It has the same trigger mechanism, the same designed dirt box (but slightly larger) and has a removable extension stick.
In terms of power, one consumer says it produces at least as much power as a V6 in normal mode. Hoover didn’t specify how much suction this machine has, so it’s easy to guess about it.
There were people who were not happy with the performance. I suspect they used it on shaggy rugs because those who used it on bare floors and low pile rugs didn’t complain.
It’s good at picking up fine dust, lint and hair on floors but the upholstery struggled to pick up cat hair on sofas which confirms my fear of designing the upholstery.
good running time
Runtime is pretty good, some say it lasts about 20 minutes, others say 30 minutes, so you should expect this vacuum to run near that range.
It has swivel steering but some have complained that it is too soft but others liked it.
I’ve said this before but I’ll repeat it here, this broom may scratch your wooden floor because the main floor tool doesn’t have any padding underneath…
Even if this is an obvious tradition – it still offers consumers an affordable option.
Where can I buy this?
You can buy this on Amazon for less than $130. It qualifies for free 2-day Amazon shipping if you join Prime. Amazon also offers extended warranties of up to 3 years.
If the Dyson V6 is too pricey for your budget, consider this alternative that will give you at least 80-90% cleaning performance at a fraction of the price.
This machine isn’t as powerful or polished as the Dyson but it does the job well enough but has some quirks.
First, the main floor tool is too soft for me because it bends easily when you lift it off the ground which makes it really hard.
Second, it lacks filler that would scratch hardwood.
Not a big deal if you don’t care about the appearance of your floors. But if that’s a major concern, choose something else.
If so, you better invest in something better like the V6 Absolute.
Third, the upholstery tool may not be able to handle a lot of pet hair due to the design and the small hole.
Aside from these quirks, expect a very good cleaning wand and a portable vacuum cleaner at a fraction of the Dyson price.