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The Hoover Elite Max Capacity Pet is a budget-priced upright vacuum cleaner with features especially for homes with pets. Hoover's WindTunnel 2 Technology assures you'll get powerful suction which results in deep cleaning.
On-board tools include a dusting brush that removes pet hair from furniture, walls, shelves and other surfaces. It also comes with a crevice tool to grab dust and debris from corners and floorboards. A turbo tool with a small brush bar cleans furniture, stairs and other places where the regular floor brush bar can't go. This model does not come with an extension wand in the tool set, but you can order one from the Hoover website. This bagless vacuum is also adept at cleaning linoleum, tile and other hard surfaces.
The large 2.3-liter dirt collection cup holds more than most models, so you won't have to empty it as often. The dirt collection cup on the Max Capacity Pet conveniently empties from the bottom with the push of a button, which helps keep the dust from going back into the air.
This vacuum has an efficient filtration system. Dirt and dust pass into the collection chamber, where large particles and dust are pushed to the bottom of the cup. This helps to keep the motor free of damaging particles, and it prolongs the life of the filter. The air then goes through a HEPA media exhaust filter, which traps 99 percent of the dust and pollen, preventing it from leaving your vacuum cleaner. The exhaust filter also contains a layer of carbon to help neutralize pet odors.
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This model has good reach, with a 25-foot power cord and a 9-foot hose. It measures 14 inches wide, 13.74 inches long and 45 inches tall. This sturdy 16-pound machine comes with a two-year warranty.
The Elite Max Capacity Pet is a versatile machine that cleans with powerful suction on carpets, bare floors and other surfaces. It features a standard tool set and an efficient filtration designed to help neutralize pet odors and trap dust and allergens.