Vacuum Cleaners Buying Guide

Our buying guide will explain which type of vacuum cleaner would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.



8 reviews


    • 8 reviews
    • 1 like

    Works well


    I've had this vacuum cleaner just over a year now and haven't had any problems with it.
    The power head works very well, has adjustable height settings for different carpet. It picks up my cats hair easily. There's a cover which is easily removed to help get in to the brush for cleaning.
    Both the power cord and vacuum hose are a good length.
    Besides the power head and standard one, it comes with 5 other attachments including a couple of brushed heads.
    Changing the bag is fairly standard, there are also a couple of filters before and after the motor as well that need cleaning every so often. Godfreys sold me a box of 20 bags of W2000 Wertheim's for $50 which fit fine and are still HEPA rated.

    Date PurchasedJul 2017

    KittenHunter Region, NSW

    • 8 reviews

    Love the powerhead!


    I never realised how bad my previous bag less vacuum was until I got this. I absolutely love the power head on this vacuum. It virtually drives itself. Easy to manoeuvre. Plus the extra long cord leaves it easy for you to go from one room to another & not change power points. There are also lots of other attachment's for beds, lounges, etc.

    Date PurchasedMay 2016


    • 8 reviews
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    Good product but expensive


    Purchased this product recently moderately happy with the performance.
    Being a bagged vacuum cleaner it is expensive to run and maintain.
    The power head works well to lift the dirt from undet the carpet, without the powerhead the vacuum cleaner feels normal to me as of any other generic vacuum cleaners.
    Had to purchase a dust collector attachment to save money on bags.
    Heavy on hands to work and handle, not ideal to handle for elderly. Harder to manoeuvre in tight spots.
    Please choose carefully, purchase this product only when certain. Godfrey's doesn't have change of mind policy even if the product is returned immediately (unopened).

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    • 3 reviews

    Don’t buy this product


    Purchased it for $799 12 months ago! Nothing but problems. Broke after 3 months. And then every month after that. Will NEVER BUY A HOOVER EVER again. Do not buy this product. Will purchase a Dyson or Miele next time!! Was told I should buy a commercial cleaner?! I’m sorry I bought a allergy vaccum and use it every day!

    Date PurchasedJan 2017


    • 6 reviews
    • 1 like

    It sucks up everything!


    I not joking It sucks up everything! Nuts, bolts, drill bits, wet wipes, screws, socks, food! ect.
    I use on the couch, in the car, on the beds, on carpet, tiles, floor boards.
    The only time I lose suction is when the bag is full.
    It is lighter then my last vacuum and it does have a quiet mode and it is easy to manoeuvre
    when mine dies I will buy the same one!

    Date PurchasedOct 2013

    hillsmumbecSA, 5241

    • 23 reviews

    Good vacuum that does the job


    This vacuum cleaner does a good job vacuuming both hard floors & carpets. The suction is quite strong and it comes with a lot of different attachments. We have a dog & a cat and this vacuum handles all the resulting pet hair very good. It is very light to push around and the cord is very long & flexible. It does not seem to have a bag full indicator like my old vacuum did. I wouldn't say it is any quieter or noisier than any other vacuum that I have used in the past.

    Date PurchasedMay 2017

    Jomann16South East Queensland, QLD

    • 53 reviews

    Not the best choice


    I have tried many vacuums and needed one that could cope with daily vacuuming of pet hair and family mess. It certainly has good suction but after 6 months the clip that holds the bag section closed has broken and I have to tape the front closed and the machine runs at a very high temperature despite the filters having been cleaned and the bag being replaced.
    I do run it with an extra dust collecting tool on the wand, this was sold to me with the machine, it is good and does prevent the bag filling up quickly.
    Overall, I feel that this machine is not the quality it should be for the high price that it is and there would be better options available.

    Date PurchasedJul 2016


    • 2 reviews



    Questions & Answers

    Joe Deegan

    Joe Deeganasked

    Does the 7000ph have an automatic time out if overloaded. Our appliance was left running with a blockage and powered off, does this reset .

    2 answers

    Sorry has not been an issue I have had to deal with but I believe when not using should be turned off.

    Godfrey G.Hoover

    Hi Joe,
    Yes, this is a safety feature, if the machine gets too hot it will turn off.
    Once the machine has cooled down it will turn back on but your will need to clear the blockage from the machine so this doesn't happen again.
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    I have a new carpet, very high twisted cut pile. My Bissel upright vac will not move on the carpet with or without the power head operating. It seems that I will have a similar problem with any new vac with strong suction. The more expensive superior suction vacs are too hard to push on full suction. The carpet manufacturer's carpet care notes suggest turning off powerheads as they damage the tops of carpets. Virgo's "Beware" review demonstrates this issue. Is this issue real problem? Do I reject the expensive power head and superior suction models? No point in buying an expensive model and just turning it down to minimum suction and no power head. Maybe a medium level suction model is most appropriate.

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