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Product Review: Hoover REACT™ Upright Vacuum

Recently Edited (Dec 2019):  Occasionally I will update a post on a product review, after some time and use. These updates are to let you know what I think a year or even years later.  After about a year of use this vacuum had to be replaced.  Also, it does not work with thicker carpets…we recently installed a 40 ounce carpet and it won’t work on it.

I am working with Hoover to test and review some of their home products, and I’m sharing my thoughts on them! But as always, all opinions and statements in this post are my own.  Today I’m sharing details on the Hoover REACT™ Upright Vacuum, and my thoughts on it!

This vacuum actually has adjustable suction settings, which I really love. I use the highest suction setting because I have 2 pets and 3 kids, so I want to make sure the vacuum is doing it’s job.

The first time I used the vacuum, I vacuumed my master bedroom, the office carpet and the living room rug and the canister was almost full!!  I was SHOCKED at how much stuff this vacuum pulled out of my carpets.  I thought they were relatively clean! Look at that full container…gross.  But at the same time I was thrilled that this vacuum deep cleaned my carpets.  I am also really impressed with how my carpets feel after being vacuumed with this model…you can feel that the carpet has been lifted and dirt suctioned out.

Hoover’s REACT™ Upright Vacuum

Features of Hoover’s REACT™ Upright Vacuum:

  • FloorSense Technology:  You can vacuum seamlessly from tile, to hardwood to carpet without having to manually change the brush speed.  This vacuum utilizes micro-sensors that detect changing floor types and automatically adjusts brush roll speed for the best results on any floor type.  Making vacuuming easier than ever!
  • WindTunnel Surge: Designed to capture dirt, dust and pet hair.
  • Multi-Cyclonic Technology:  No Loss of Suction ensures a continuous cleaning experience.
  • Sealed Allergen System: Captures and contains 99% of dust and allergens and prevents them from being released back into your home.
  • Hoover Tested for Paws & Claws: Hoover’s new REACT line is especially effective in homes with pets. Every vacuum with the Hoover Tested for Paws & Claws Seal meets Hoover’s high standards for optimal pet hair removal on floors and above.  Less pet hair in your home is awesome.
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology:  All from your smart phone (with the Hoover app) you can customize your vacuum’s cleaning performance, and receive convenient maintenance notifications, as well as access to a simple and intuitive how-to guide for operating your new REACT™ vacuum.

My Thoughts and Things to Note:

  • I am very impressed with how much dirt and debris it pulls out of my carpet…even when I think they’re already clean!
  • I like how my carpets feel after they’ve been vacuumed.
  • This vacuum doesn’t come with a stair attachment…I really wish it did though.  This is the only drawback to this vacuum.
  • It is a heavier vacuum, although the ease of maneuvering and steering makes up for that.
  • The vacuum head is small enough in height that it can easily fit under dressers, beds and cupboards, which I really really love.  This means that I don’t have to switch vacuum tools to get into these hard to reach places.
  • I also noticed that it sucks up crumbs along baseboard really well…I didn’t even have to use the crevasse tool.
  • It switches between floor types, hardwood or carpet, really fast which is awesome.
  • This vacuum has really good suction, which by the way is adjustable! I use it on the highest setting.

Where to Purchase:

This vacuum retails for $349.99 CDN and can be purchased at, Canadian Tire, Costco, Walmart, and London Drugs

Happy cleaning!

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    Judy Cowan
    January 16, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    That would have to be folding the laundry. Vacuuming I actually like, looks like a nice one!

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    Keely Sorette
    January 16, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    I’m in the market for a new vacume. We have a small portable hand vacume, but it’s not all what it promised to be & do. It barely sucks up anything that’s bigger than a cheerio, which is not great when you have 3 kids and are a regular dog sitter. This Hoover looks amazing.

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    Kim McD
    January 16, 2018 at 4:08 PM

    Bathrooms are the absolute vain of my existence, followed closely by laundry. I find vacuuming to actually be relaxing.

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    January 16, 2018 at 4:12 PM

    I hate trying to keep the floors clean – vacuuming, mopping, sweeping, etc. It’s a never-ending, thankless chore in a house full of pets and kids!

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    January 16, 2018 at 4:15 PM

    I love how my floors look after being vacuumed. I wish the lines lasted longer than 5 minutes

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    January 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    I am totally in the market for a new vacuum. Mine is old and ready to be retired!

    My youngest turns 18 next month and you would think that at that age the floors would be cleaner but with his numerous pairs of work boots he can make it a challenge.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

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    January 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Dusting! It seems like it’s never ending. A day later and you can see more.

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      January 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM

      And I follow on Instagram…saribelle

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    Margo B
    January 16, 2018 at 4:39 PM

    bathroom, I hate cleaning the bathroom so gross lol, I love vacuuming and do it every day, mine is dying on me, hope to replace it soon

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    January 16, 2018 at 4:44 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is cleaning the bathroom shower curtain.

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    Nicole P
    January 16, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    I have the worst allergies, this would be so amazing. I hate vacuuming but that’s probably because I literally use a shop vac…

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    Kim Tanti
    January 16, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    My least favorite job is cleaning the bathroom.

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    January 16, 2018 at 4:53 PM

    No cleaning is fun, but would love to have a vacuum where you can see the dirt come up!

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    lynn clayton
    January 16, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    i hare cleaning my oven and bathrooms

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    Amy Heffernan
    January 16, 2018 at 5:24 PM

    Argh I hate sweeping, mopping!

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    January 16, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    I hate putting away clothes

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    Lynda Cook
    January 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    I hate cleaning the bathroom, and that is because I suffer from a bad back and having to clean the tub is painful!

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    January 16, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    My least favourite cleaning chore is dusting, takes a long time, no one notices and looks like I did not do it the next day. Maybe a good vacuum will help, mine is old and I think it causes dust.

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    Debbie Flynn
    January 16, 2018 at 7:52 PM

    There so many that are my least favourite! I would have to say vacuuming is the least favourite. My vacuum cleaner is old and heavy. I have lost some of the attachments so I can’t clean the couch.

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    January 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM

    I don’t mind actual cleaning, I really hate tidying though! It just never seems like there’s enough place to put everything!!

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    kristen visser
    January 16, 2018 at 8:25 PM

    I actually like cleaning ( i know lol) BUT I am not really fond of laundry (gahhhh the folding) or dusting (yawn boring )

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    January 16, 2018 at 8:48 PM

    What an informative post! Who would have ever thought a vacuum would have Bluetooth technology? If our moms could only see us now 😉

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    Julie bolduc
    January 16, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    I least like cleaning bathrooms

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    Maritess S
    January 17, 2018 at 3:17 AM

    MY least favourite is cleaning kitchen floors. I always end up redoing some spots because I see streaks.

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    Elizabeth R
    January 17, 2018 at 8:20 AM

    My least favourite is definitely vacuuming so this would help with that.

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    Carolle H
    January 17, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Vacuuming because I have a really heavy and old vacuum

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    January 17, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    oh, to choose!! I hate all cleaning tasks, but if I have to, I suppose it would be cleaning the floors (however, cleaning the bathroom is pretty gag-worthy too)

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    January 17, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Definitely dusting! Yaeurk!

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    Birdie Colleen Trafford
    January 17, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    My least favorite cleaning task is cleaning the bath tub , have always disliked it , would vacuum , dust, wash the floors and do dishes any day over cleaning the tub.

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    January 17, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is cleaning the bathroom. It takes a long time and I’m a bit of a germophobe!

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    January 17, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    cleaning accumulated cat hair that is literally glued to my curtains

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    Tainan Lu
    January 17, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is cleaning the bathroom

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    Laura S
    January 17, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    My least favorite cleaning task is laundry, it’s not hard to do but I always forget to move the laundry over!!

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    tiffany @ myDIRT
    January 17, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    We have 4 kids, 2 cats and 1 dog, our vacuum gets a lot of mileage. My least favourite chore is bathrooms. Especially the spot behind the toilet. UGH!

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    Lorrie Helliar
    January 17, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    Least favorite task is cleaning the soaker tub/shower. I have to stand on a step stool in the empty tub to clean the walls because they tiled all the way up to the ceiling in there and its SO hard to reach. The tub is so deep I almost fall in when reaching in to the clean the sides…ugh.

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    Laurent L
    January 17, 2018 at 9:26 PM

    I hate cleaning the bath tub. Yuck.

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    Robyn Bellefleur
    January 17, 2018 at 9:50 PM

    I hate cleaning the toilet.

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    January 18, 2018 at 3:42 AM

    Doing laundry

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    Linda Svarovsky
    January 18, 2018 at 7:08 AM

    Laundry is my least favourite cleaning task.

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    Phil Nep
    January 18, 2018 at 8:03 AM

    Bathrooms! ugh, so icky! Mirrors – so hard to get just right.

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    Sarah L
    January 18, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    My least favorite cleaning task is definitely cleaning the bathrooms and taking out trash. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    January 18, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    I hate vacuuming the stairs and cleaning the bathroom.

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    Sherry K
    January 18, 2018 at 12:40 PM

    I really don’t like washing my kitchen floor. It always needs doing.

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    Irene Eichler
    January 18, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    I have cleaning the bathroom … it never fails to remain clean with 4 kids ….. But this vacuum looks cool !

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    Carey Hurst
    January 18, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    My least fave is vaccuming due to only having a crap one so I have to go over the same point many times over lol

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    james smith
    January 18, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    doing the dishes! they never end, especially with a toddler! this vacuum would be super useful as our old one just doesn’t pick things up anymore.

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    January 18, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is scrubbing the bathtub.

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    Jenny B
    January 19, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task has to be vacuuming the stairs.

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    January 19, 2018 at 7:49 PM

    Dusting is a never ending challenge. This vacuum looks like it would hit the mark perfectly. Thanks so much. Have a happy day!

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    Lisa L
    January 20, 2018 at 7:44 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is mopping!

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    lisa bolduc
    January 20, 2018 at 7:51 PM

    For me it is the kitchen. How does it get so bad so fast

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    Anne Marie
    January 21, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    I hate cleaning bathrooms!

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    January 21, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    I would love this product!I need a new vacuum so bad,thanks.

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    Anne Taylor
    January 21, 2018 at 12:20 PM

    I really DESPISE cleaning the bathroom lol

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    Deb Postma
    January 21, 2018 at 12:53 PM

    I hate keeping our stairs and entryway clean. With a child in a wheelchair, I am constantly vacuuming!

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    Sab Edwards
    January 21, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    I don’t enjoy cleaning the animal litter boxes. My sons moving back home and he already brought back his cats, so i’m doing the boxes til he gets back again on monday or tue..not fun

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    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    January 21, 2018 at 5:31 PM

    I actually really dislike cleaning the bathroom

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    January 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Both dusting and cleaning the bathroom, are a tie for worst for me!

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    Todd Hodge
    January 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Folding laundry or bathrooms. I usually just leave my clean clothes in the hamper.

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    Tiesha Dorleans
    January 22, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    Cleaning the bathroom

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    Susan Beatty
    January 22, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Sweet!Thanks for the chance!

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    Natasha Hamvai
    January 22, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    For me its dishes soo many always and no dishwasher well me im the dishwasher lol but at the moment vacuuming is twking the cake a wheel broke off mine ad it doesnt pock uo very well so winning would be a blessing thank you so much for the chance!!

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    Ann-Marie Vaughan
    January 22, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    Cleaning the bathroom and the compost bucket.

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    Vivian Dionne
    January 22, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    I hate cleaning bathtubs, showers and toilets!

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    Ashley P.
    January 22, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    I hate moping the floors!

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    ivy pluchinsky
    January 22, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    My least favorite cleaning task is cleaning the bathroom and vacuuming under the beds and behind them

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    Erin N
    January 22, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    My least favourite cleaning job is definitely vacuuming because my current vacuum barely has any suction power at all. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I would be so excited to vacuum if I won 😛

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    Laurie P
    January 22, 2018 at 4:53 PM

    I don’t really care much for cleaning stairs…

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    Cathy Balogh
    January 22, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    My least favourite chore is laundry. I always seem to get busy doing something else and forget it is in one machine or the other so it can go on very late into the day.

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    January 22, 2018 at 5:04 PM

    Between vacuuming, dusting, n laundry…I’ll pick laundry!

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    Dianne G.
    January 22, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Dusting is my least favourite chore. It seems like I dust and when I come back later that day I see dust again. So it becomes a daily job.

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    January 22, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Hoover REACT™ Upright Vacuum! We tend to buy cheaper vacuums thinking they are all of the same. They’re Not!! It’s time for a Hoover! Would love to (and need to win).

    Thanks for the contest.

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    tina hill
    January 22, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Looks like a great vacuum. My hubbie picked the one we have now and it does a lousy job. With 2 cats and grad kids, we could certainly use a decent vacuum.

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    Susan Hanley
    January 22, 2018 at 5:12 PM

    Cleaning the bathroom, specifically the toilet, is my least favourite chore around the house.

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    Melinda Klotz
    January 22, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Vacuuming !!
    UGH UGH UGH !!
    I can’t even vacuum for 5 minutes without being in back pain.
    And the animal hair that sticks in the carpet even after I vacuum drives me insane !!

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    Sarah Forrester
    January 22, 2018 at 5:25 PM

    I hate cleaning my tub.

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    Jenness M
    January 22, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    I don’t care for cleaning the bathroom!

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    January 22, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    I hate cleaning the bathroom!

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    Suzanne G
    January 22, 2018 at 5:39 PM

    My least favourite chore is cleaning toilets.

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    Jackie M
    January 22, 2018 at 5:41 PM

    I hate mopping the floors 🙁

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    Laurence Price
    January 22, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    This is a great vacuum. I need one like this to mop my house and make it clean.

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    Shelley R
    January 22, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    I hate cleaning bathrooms and floors. Would love to win this!

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    January 22, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    love to win this

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    January 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    nice vaccum

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    January 22, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    without a doubt my less favourite is cleaning the shower and tub

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    Krista M
    January 22, 2018 at 6:18 PM

    Folding clothes and putting them back in the closets & drawers is my least favorite! It’s just a never-ending cycle that seems to take up so much time every week!

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    Jennifer P.
    January 22, 2018 at 6:23 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is laundry – especially folding it and putting it away.

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    laurel jones
    January 22, 2018 at 6:25 PM

    i HATE VACUUMING THE carpeted stairs

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    January 22, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Cleaning the bathtub/shower stall!

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    January 22, 2018 at 6:33 PM

    I have two boys and a very shedding dog…I hate how dirty my floors look ALL the time! I need this vacuum!

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    Florence Cochrane
    January 22, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    I don’t like cleaning the bathroom the most. Love to have a new vacuum.

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    Gillian Morgan
    January 22, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    I hate cleaning the toilet. I don’t mind cleaning but the toilet is always a chore.

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    Gillian Morgan
    January 22, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    I hate cleaning the toilet. I don’t mind cleaning but the toilet is always a chore

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    Judy Elliott
    January 22, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    I hate dusting! ….but I love vacuuming! I grew up with a Hoover in my parents house. Would love to win one!

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    Chandra O’Connor
    January 22, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    Cleaning my bath tub and tiles

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    Ashley P.
    January 22, 2018 at 7:13 PM

    Oh my gosh! I just hate doing dishes. I feel like I’m always under a mountain of dishes!

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    January 22, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Ironing is my least favourite task.

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    Michelle Policelli
    January 22, 2018 at 7:45 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is cleaning the bathrooms!!

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      Michelle Policelli
      January 22, 2018 at 7:47 PM

      Following on Instagram as @michelle_policelli 🙂

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    January 22, 2018 at 7:57 PM

    I strongly dislike cleaning the countertops. It’s a neverending maintenance regime, because they pick up water stains so quickly.

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:33 PM

    Cleaning the toilet

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    Leah Sorensen
    January 22, 2018 at 9:40 PM

    I hate doing the dishes!

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    Alicia Boisvert
    January 22, 2018 at 10:35 PM

    Honestly my favourite cleaning activity to do is vacuum! It’s fun because I make natural scented cleaning powder with essential oils and baking soda and I enjoy the scents while I vacuum it up. Thank you for this giveaway.

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    Arlene Cunningham
    January 22, 2018 at 10:47 PM

    Need a newer version vac, would be nice to win

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    Stefanie Haluk
    January 22, 2018 at 11:15 PM

    I hate cleaning bathrooms.

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    Tina C
    January 23, 2018 at 12:24 AM

    My least favourite cleaning task is cleaning the bathroom 😛

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    Kristi F
    January 23, 2018 at 12:30 AM

    My least favourite is cleaning the shower! I wish someone would do that for me.

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    January 23, 2018 at 1:14 AM

    My least favourite is cleaning the bathroom and putting away the clean folded laundry.

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    anna donato
    January 23, 2018 at 2:17 AM

    Looks like a great machine.

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    Adina H.
    January 23, 2018 at 2:31 AM

    I dislike cleaning the bathroom.

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    Caroline Lozinski
    January 23, 2018 at 3:05 AM

    I don’t like dusting and hate mopping the floors ! Yuck ! Back breaking !

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    Lisa Neutel
    January 23, 2018 at 5:14 AM

    I hate cleaning bathrooms and dishes not my fave either – thanks so much for the chance

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    tammy harrison
    January 23, 2018 at 6:28 AM

    I hate laundry

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    January 23, 2018 at 6:33 AM

    My least favourite task is the bathrooms! Believe it or not, I find vacuuming kind of calming, in a weird sort of way! Just found your blog, about to check it out!

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    Sarah Smart
    January 23, 2018 at 8:09 AM

    I think vacuuming is alright but sweeping is the worst IMO! I wish we had a bigger vaccum like this one because I only have a little hand held one right now and we have a dog that loves to shed! Hah

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    Carole Palmer
    January 23, 2018 at 8:25 AM

    My least favourite thing to clean is my bathroom (mainly the toilet). I don’t mind the counters and floors but there is something about the toilet… 🙁

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    Christine D
    January 23, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    My least favourite are the dishes and washroom! Other then that I love cleaning and organizing!

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    January 23, 2018 at 9:01 AM

    Dusting, I’m allergic to dust and its the worst

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    Geraldine Durant
    January 23, 2018 at 9:17 AM

    Vacuuming is my least favourite.

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    Paul A
    January 23, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Hate cleaning the bathroom

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    January 23, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Cleaning the oven! I hate the smell of the cleaner and it’s such a big production.

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    melanie Messing
    January 23, 2018 at 1:02 PM

    I hate cleaning the bathroom!

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    Rosanne Robinson
    January 23, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    My least favourite cleaning task is the bathrooms, closely followed by vacuuming.

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    Caryn Coates
    January 23, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    I hate cleaning the bathroom. 5 boys in my house so you can imagine why lol

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    Ron Friesen
    January 23, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    That Hoover vacuum would be great for our house. We have 2 dogs that can shed a lot of hair.

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    Kristi Mossman
    January 23, 2018 at 3:48 PM

    I am currently without a vacuum, have 2 dogs and a son…brutal because I cannot afford to buy one right now. This would be perfect for my home, as it is very small, with lots of nooks and crannies!!

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    Victoria K
    January 24, 2018 at 7:46 AM

    I hate cleaning the showers

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    Bailey Wilson
    January 24, 2018 at 11:42 AM

    I hate cleaning the bathroom. So gross!

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