The Linx is one of Hoover’s bestselling brooms, and for good reason.
Tech blogs like CNet love how this product performs on floors and carpets as proven in cleaning tests.
Even with its limitations and drawbacks, one thing is constant – Linux cleans up.
This is why even if this product has been on the market for more than 5 years, people still buy it even when the newest Hoover is out.
Here’s what CNet’s Megan Wallerton had to say about the Linx Stick
The Dyson DC59 is one of the most revolutionary cordless vacuums ever that combines the cleaning capabilities of a stick in a handheld device with interchangeable tools in its arsenal.
This machine can literally clean most parts of the house from the floor all the way to the ceiling.
It was so popular that even other brands copied the look and design because it works.
The biggest downside to the Dyson is the price.
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How do these two compare? Well, let’s take a closer look.
These two machines are similar and different at the same time.
Let me explain.
Since these machines operate without wires, they will only cover a small area. Both are capable of cleaning carpets and hard floors, making them a great tool for quick cleaning in high-traffic areas. But the similarities between them end there.
While the Hoover Linx is a stick vacuum, the DC59 is more than that. When you combine all the accessories, you have an all-in-one cleaner that can transform from a stick into a handheld device that can clean upholstery, stairs, floors, ceilings, vents, and everything in between.
Another note, the DC59 contains a few variants, Animal and Motorhead.
Here is the comparison chart.
The Linx doesn’t have the swivel feature of the DC59 series so it suffers a bit from maneuverability.
The DC59 does not have a brush on/off feature which makes it less efficient at cleaning large bits of debris on an exposed floor because the fast-spinning bristles can actually throw large debris around. It would be best to use a crevice tool to clean things like Cheerios or chips.
Hoover Linx also has a portable sibling called Platinum Linx which can serve as the above floor scrubber to complement it.
It comes with 3 attachments – a sturdy brush roller, a pet upholstery tool and a dusting brush tool that should be able to clean upholstery, nooks and crannies around the house but will still lack the reach of the DC 59 series vacuum.
But on the plus side, even if you combine the price of the two products, the cost will still be lower than that of the Dyson. So if you are budget-conscious, this is a good alternative. Another incentive is that the batteries on both devices are interchangeable, so it increases flexibility.
How do they compare cleaning different areas?
Here’s how Linux sticks to the carpet…
Based on the video, he did a really good job of picking up a good amount of cat litter and nibbling it off the carpet. Not sure how well the rug was, but it was able to clean most of the strewn dirt.
Here’s DC59 Animal and Motorhead in action on a low-pile rug…
The biggest difference will be the roll of the brush.
The Motorhead brush is much larger and Dyson claims it produces 75% more cleaning power than the standard DC59.
This is the main reason you can hear in the video that Motorhead seems to pick up better on the carpet – that’s the effect of a bigger brush roll and stronger excitement.
They are both equally skilled at cleaning carpets but you have to remember that both will struggle on a very thick, plush carpet because they will not have enough suction and paddle power to do so.
on bare floors
The one who thinks the Hoover Linx has more than the DC59 is the ability to close the motorized brush roll. This is important if you do not want to scratch the surface of your floors.
The suction is strong enough to pick up dirt on exposed surfaces like tiles, watch this to see what I mean…
Even in tiled areas, it could still soak up all the cat litter in there, so this machine would have no problem getting dirt on hardwood or any other type of bare floor surface.
It also has a recessed zone so that larger bits of dirt like grain can pass through.
The Dyson DC59 Motorhead in particular is very good on the open floor. It was able to clean most dirt in one pass. But the lack of a brush on/off feature dispersed some of the dirt.
You will notice that some of the dirt and hay bounced off the speed at which the brush roll was spinning. He was tossing some debris around instead of picking him up.
So, in essence, the lack of an on/off feature on the beater bar affected the bare floor cleaning performance quite a bit – it made a bit more of a mess than Linux.
Hand’s down the Dyson DC59 is the winner here because it comes with an extension wand. And a host of other tools that can clean upholstery, tables, and air vents (yes, even ceiling vents).
A Linux laptop should be able to help but I find that the tools included in it were lacking in cleaning performance.
The most useful accessory was the brush roller attachment which is great for cleaning pet hair on upholstery.
the show length
Hoover Linux loses here. On a full charge, the battery will only give you 15 minutes of run time (down to 10 minutes if you turn on the brush stroke).
Compare that to the DC59 Motorhead’s longer 26-minute runtime which is about 50% more.
Where can I buy this?
The difference between Hoover and Dyson is huge ($300 difference!). A Hoover motor will cost just under $140.BUY NOW FROM AMAZON
while a DC59 MotorHead will cost over $300! DC59 Animal costs about the same price give or take a few bucks.BUY NOW FROM AMAZON
The difference between these two is the main cleaning head with the motor head being larger in diameter and having more agitation.
But remember that the latter is two products in one. And you’ll get longer uptime and better build quality (in my opinion).
You can’t go wrong with either of them. Both will clean well on carpets and bare floors.
You will just have to know your needs and budget.
If you want to spend more than $300 on a cordless vacuum cleaner that can do all of that, go with Dyson.
If you don’t want to throw away that much dough and don’t mind the lack of versatility, go with Hoover, you won’t regret doing it. It only costs less than $140 so it’s a bargain for performance but remember it doesn’t have any ability to clean above decks.
The Linx Stick also comes with a wired version, just upside down.
Remember that these two machines will not clean carpets deeply, so set expectations accordingly. But for quick midweek cleanups, it’s hard to beat either of the two products you see here.