Growing up in the late sixties, Hoover played such an integral role in our daily family life. We had a Hoover ‘Senior’ upright at home; it was a brute of a machine, noisy and so heavy that either my dad or one of my older brothers would have to carry it upstairs to ‘hoover up’ or do ‘the hoovering.’ But gosh did it clean, and while the ‘Senior’ might have been of a different time, the HOOVER ONEPWR Blade Max is very much the portable vacuum cleaner of today.
With Hoover continuing to lead the revolution in advanced cleaning technology, the ONEPWR Blade Max doesn’t disappoint. Not only is the Blade Max super chic with a modern design aesthetic. It’s Hoover’s most potent high-performance, lightweight, portable cordless vacuum stick. That gives you total freedom and versatility to clean anywhere in and around the home.
For us, we found it to be the complete multi-purpose clean-up tool for all hard floors, carpets, upholstery, stairs, car cleaning, and so much more.
But it’s not only the super cool styling and flexibility that makes the ONEPWR Blade stand out from the crowd. The Blade MAX is part of the exclusive ONEPWR cordless cleaning system. Unique from Hoover, this is an innovative family of nine different cord-free, high-performing cleaning products, including everything from a leaf blower to carpet cleaners to hard floor washers. That can all share the same powerful ONE PWR removable rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery.
The ‘swap and go’ technology allows removable and rechargeable batteries to interchange with any ONEPWR product for virtually endless run time. So now you can clean in and around the home for longer and go further.
In our opinion, the ONE PWR concept is a fantastic idea, and we wish more companies in the cordless space would adopt this universal battery technology.
But there’s more besides the fantastic ONE PWR technology, the Blade MAX comes with a comprehensive range of specially designed high-quality tools and brushes, allowing you to get to wherever the dirt is lurking.
That’s all great, but let’s talk about the technology of Hoover ONEPWR Blade MAX:
Weighing just 7lbs and powered by the exclusive ONEPWR Lithium-Ion battery, you can clean longer, faster with up to 45 minutes of full power from under 3.5 hours full charge time, maintaining a continuous versatile clean from start to finish.
With a push of a button, the high-performance digital motor and Hoover Dual Vault System effectively tackles the toughest messes with maximum power, capturing 99% of dust and debris with no loss of suction for hassle-free all-round cleaning.
With a broad 9.5″ cleaning path, the powerful multi-surface brushroll cleaning head complete with ‘Dusttracker’ LED headlight – perfect for seeing right into those dark corners or under furniture, delivers outstanding performance on all carpets and hard floors.
Or for just hard floors, use the soft microfiber roller, explicitly designed for removing any fine dust or large debris.
And if you need a deeper carpet clean or if you need to extend the run time, it’s easy to switch across to either Carpet mode or ECO mode. The Blade MAX is a powerhouse in cord-free cleaning.
And when it comes to getting to the those hard to reach spots, the Blade MAX quickly changes into an ultra-effective lightweight handheld vacuum that’s perfect on stairs or for in a messy car. With the ergonomically designed comfort grip handle, you can use it comfortably either from the side or put your hand at the top of the handle where it balanced nicely so no strains on your forearm.
Then when you’ve finished, the completely removable dirt cup makes clean-up even more straightforward — giving you more time to enjoy the essential things in life.
What’s in the box?
The cordless easy to assemble Blade Max stick vacuum and ONEPWR 4.0 Ah Battery, AC Charger, and extra Battery, along with this also come several individually designed cleaning tools, including a Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Upholstery tool, Motorized Pet Tool, Microfiber Hard Floor Nozzle, all created to make cleaning easy.
There is also a ‘wall mount’ for safe and secure storage along with the User Manual. The ONEPWR Blade MAX also comes with a three-year motor warranty.
Is the Hoover Blade MAX right for me?
Well, like most vacuum cleaners, there are pros and cons to consider, which means it might not be right for everyone.
We felt the ONEPWR Blade MAX made an excellent investment if, for no other reason than it’s a Hoover – still an iconic brand that signifies trust and quality. We also felt there were several other benefits to owning a Blade MAX and these included
At just 7lbs, it’s light enough for taking it up and downstairs or outside with little or no effort.
Being cordless and portable means the maneuverability and versatility are exceptional, and of course, there are no trailing power cables or the need to keep switching sockets as you work, which is a real time saver.
When it comes to getting into those hard to reach spots or under furniture and cabinets, that’s no longer an issue. We found it super easy to swap into the handheld vacuum unit — perfect for stair cleaning, cleaning upholstery, and for giving the inside of the car a good clean.
With hard floors and carpets, we found it to be the best stick-cleaning machine currently available.
For its size, we thought the suction of the Blade MAX was pretty incredible, and it had no trouble picking up hard and soft debris or for getting into crevices from all over the house and in the car.
And being able to completely remove the dirt cup makes clean up not only more straightforward, but we found it also saves a tremendous amount of mess and time.
And lastly, we really believe the Hoover ONEPWR battery initiative is future; being able to interchange batteries gives you the ultimate versatility for a faster and easier cleaning routine in and around the home.
So all in all, there are lots of positives to be said about the Blade MAX. However, there are a couple of cons to consider.
Firstly it is battery operated, and while you do get 45 minutes running time, you do have to allow for approximately 3.5 hours charging time, so you need to work smartly, particularly if you live in a large house.
Also, we would like to see a slightly wider primary power-brush carpet attachment; the narrower one takes longer to vacuum more extensive areas, which when taken into consideration with the battery run time, could be an issue.
Lastly, we did think the Blade MAX was a little louder than the majority of the competition, and we would have preferred it to be just a tad quieter out of respect for the neighbors – but it’s not the end of the world.
The Last Word
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed using this ONEPWR Blade MAX and would highly recommend it to anyone that values versatility and maneuverability. Particularly if they are looking for high performance easy to use, affordable, handheld, portable, vacuum cleaner & the best hoover floor cleaner that’s ideal for hard floors and carpets.