If you are shopping for a vacuum and have narrowed your choices down to a Dyson bagless model and a Hoover bagless model, then you might be at a bit of a crossroads and wondering – are Dyson vacuums really that good?
To help you answer that question, and any others that you may have, I want to break it down and compare the Hoover vacuum against the Dyson vacuum to determine which is the best bagless vacuum for the money. And also, I need to buy a new one for myself as my old one died and I used this comparison to make my purchase (I reveal which one I bought at the end).
Battle of the Bagless Vacuums: Hoovers vs Dyson
To compare these two name brand bagless vacuum models, let’s look at how they differ in a few different categories to determine how they stack up against each other.
Price: The Hoover WindTunnel is available in a few different models, so there is no real set price for it. The Dyson bagless vacuum is also available in a few different models, each with different prices. Winner: Hoover
Warranty: The Hoover WindTunnel comes with a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer. And the Dyson DC40 Origin comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. Winner: Dyson
Allergens & Clean Air: The Hoover WindTunnel comes with a high-quality HEPA rinsable filter. And the Dyson DC40 Origin also comes with a high-quality HEPA rinsable filter. Winner: Tie
Weight: The Hoover WindTunnel weighs in a 16.5 pounds. And the Dyson DC40 Origin has a weight of 14.6 pounds. Winner: Dyson
Hose length: The Hoover WindTunnel has a hose length of 8 feet. And the Dyson DC40 Origin hose length comes in at 15.3 feet. Winner: Dyson
Nozzle width: The Hoover WindTunnel has a nozzle cleaner width of 13.5 inches. And the Dyson DC40 Origin cleaner width comes in at 12.2 inches. Winner: Hoover, if you want a larger width.
Tools included: The Hoover WindTunnel comes with a Crevice Tool, an Air-Powered Hand Tool, a 12″ extension Wand, and an Upholstery/ Dusting Brush. And the Dyson DC40 Origin cleaner comes with a combination tool and a stair tool. Winner: Tie.
Other considerations: The Hoover WindTunnel does not give any info on the suction power, while Dyson doesn’t hesitate to let you know that you get 200 a/w from the DC40 Origin model.
Hoover also doesn’t tell you how much dirt and debris the “dirt cup” will hold, while the Dyson DC40 Origin model lets you know that the bin capacity is 0.42 gal. This is important information to know because it tells you how often you’ll be emptying that bin while trying to clean the house.
Of course, for some people out there, that might not be a big deal, but if you have a large home then it might be more important to you than to other homeowners or renters.
Another thing to consider is durability. The Dyson DC40 Origin is super durable as it is made from ABS and polycarbonate, which are the same materials used to make crash helmets and riot shields. This means that theoretically it should hold up over the long term better than the Hoover.
That being said, we think that both of these vacuums are some of the highest quality options on the market right now. So, both of them should last your family for plenty of years to come.
Conclusion – Is The Hoover Better Than The Dyson?
Unfortunately, there is no clear winner here between these two models as they are both GREAT options. In the end, it really comes down to what you are looking for in a new vacuum.
If you are on a budget and not all that worried about the capacity of the vacuum or the weight of it, then the Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Upright Vacuum, Bagless, UH70120 is the best choice for you.
If you want the best value for the money with the better suction power and the more lightweight vacuum, then the Dyson DC40 Origin is the best choice for you. Plus, this one lets you know the dirt cup capacity before you buy.
In my house, we’re currently using the Hoover WindTunnel model mentioned above and it works very well, though I do find myself wishing it was lighter when I have to take it up and down the stairs on cleaning day.
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