A brief & objective comparison between the two new Hoover upright WindTunnel models -- the Air Steerable Vs Air Pro -- highlighting both their similarities & differences amongst specifications & features. Ultimately, this guide will help you to identify what each model can offer you & which is best suited to your particular cleaning needs & preferences.
Cleaning Power & Performance
They are both fitted with WindTunnel 3 Technology which acts with three suction points to remove debris from all floor types -- from dug-in dirt to ultra-fine particles (note: they also both deal with pet hair very effectively). Both models act on a multi-cyclonic mechanism this has two implications: i) they are bagless and ii) they suffer with no loss of suction.
Moreover, they have an integrated electric brush-roll to optimise cleaning for hard-flooring and soft flooring (interchangeable through a simple switch mechanism). With regards to actual difference in cleaning performance, it is actually rather marginal - nothing of significance to choose one over the other. In all, both offer a very impressive cleaning performance given their price tags (particularly the Air-Steerable).
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The Air Steerable & Air Pro are both fitted with the same"Steerable technology" to allow easy navigation around tight & awkward corners. However, the Air Steerable edges it in this regard due to being lighter ' weighing in at less than 14lbs' whereas the Air Pro weighs in at an extra 1.5 lbs. This being said, obviously both uprights are pretty lightweight & agile (respective to other competing upright vacuums), making them well suited for someone who priorities a 'comfortable' vacuum -- such as those who are elderly or have mobility issues (such as arthritis).
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I believe, it is in this practical aspect, why you would choose the Air Pro over the Air Steerable -- where you get a more extensive cleaning reach of up to 15 ft whereas with the Air Steerable you get a foot less -- 14 ft (the cord length for both the Pro & Steerable is 30 ft) . Moreover, it has a much larger bin capacity & can obviously therefore hold more dust & debris (ultimately reducing the amount of times you have to empty the bin compared to the Steerable -- although this is pretty easily done through a simple one-press release cup).
They do however both share the low profile design -- making it easy to clean under furniture e.g. tables, sofas. Also, the accessories are largely the same: a 2 in 1 cleaning tool -- that can basically act live a crevice tool for vacuuming tight & awkward gaps, that can also be used as a dusting brush to basically enable you to power dust. The Pro does also come with a turbo tool that is intended for upholstery & stairs.
Both models are fitted with a 5 year warranty for both parts & labour. Moreover, they are fitted with HEPA filters that prevent allergens & fine dust particles from being expelled into the air-steerable -- hence are safe to be used by allergy sufferers or asthmatics. The filters are easily cleaned through a simple rinse and wash under a cold running tap.
Conclusion: Which Vacuum Should You Buy -- the Air Steerable or Pro?
For me, I would opt for the Air-Steerable on the basis that it is quite a bit cheaper & the benefits that the Air Pro provide aren't actually that significant (unless you have quite a large home and are hence insistent on a large bin capacity) -- you have pretty much the same suction power & cleaning performance, you have better mobility (due to it being lighter), backed by the same 5 year warranty cover, same High-Efficiency Particular Air filter & the only real significant practical factor is that the Pro has a large bin (where other aspects such as the cleaning reach is rather minimal -- being different by just a 1 ft on already pretty extensive 44 ft reach & turbo tool which basically does a similar job to the 2 in 1 tool).
But which model will you choose & why? Also, if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding either the comparison article - UH72400 (steerable) Vs UH72450 (pro) - or about either model specifically the Air Pro or the Air Steerable then please do not hesitate to make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.