Hoover SH20030 Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review - Best Vacuum For Hardwood Floors 2018

Hoover SH20030 Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review

December 23, 2015

The first impression when looking at this Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030 is that such a compact machine cannot possibly perform up to the level expected in a Hoover. Don’t let first impressions fool you!

There are multiple features included in this stick vacuum that let you know it proudly claims the Hoover name:

We Like

  • Hoover’s cyclonic Technology
  • Easy transition from hard floor to carpet
  • Easy to maneuver around furniture
  • Handle reclines to allow ease of access underneath furniture
  • Cord release makes handling the 20 foot cord easy
  • Bagless, bottom release dirt cup
  • Power brush roll and edge cleaning bristles included
  • Lightweight for easy handling
  • 2 year limited warranty

We Don't Like

  • Does not include attachments
  • Toggle for brush roll on/off is awkward
  • Power cord does not automatically retract
  • Does not handle long pet hair well

With this Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030 you get the benefit of a compact, lightweight stick vacuum along with the quality standards inherent in a Hoover product. Hoover’s WindTunnel technology means there is a powerful suction element in place that easily removes even dirt that has become heavily embedded. Blow back and scattering of vacuumed dirt back to the carpet is kept to a bare minimum.

The power brush roll can become clogged when dealing with long pet hair (such as that from a Golden Retriever) but it handles short-haired pet residue well. The brush roll is a powerful sweeper but must be turned off to avoid scratching hard wood floors. The switching mechanism for disengaging the brush roll is awkward. It requires one press for wood floors and two presses to engage the brush for carpet.

Controls are located in the stick handle for ease of access. The bagless technology includes the Hoover cyclonic technology in the clear dirt cup. This allows you to monitor the level of dirt and debris collected so the need for emptying the cup is never left to guess work. The foam filter can be easily rinsed under any faucet, dried and reused.

Unfortunately, there are no attachments for crevices, drapes or upholstery. This is strictly a stick vacuum, designed to care for your floors. The head swivels for maneuvering around furniture and the extreme reclining angle of the handle means it can reach under furniture. The cleaner head includes edge cleaning bristles and a wide mouth that can handle larger debris.


Hoover’s Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030 is a tough vacuum that can get the job done in short order. The lightweight, compact design makes it easy to maneuver, highly portable, and won’t take up a lot of space in your storage area. The bagless collection cup with an easy release bottom makes emptying the canister a simple process that won’t spread dirt back into your home. Quiet and efficient, this Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum, SH20030 is everything you would expect from a Hoover. The full two year warranty is an additional plus in its favor. The lack of attachments for other cleaning jobs can limit its effectiveness in total cleaning. For floor care alone, the Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum ranks at the top of the list.

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