Hoover have constantly been a major name in the vacuum cleaner market, as a company they are always trying to come up with new and ground breaking ideas for their consumers. One of their newer creations is the Hoover Freedom FD22G, a multi functional, lightweight and efficient cordless vacuum cleaner.
The Hoover Freedom FD22G is unfortunate to hold a rating of 3.3 stars on Amazon. The rating is due to mixed user reviews. Out of 812 reviews 45% gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 5 stars and 31% gave it just a 1 star rating, ouch! Let us, however, examine all the facts.
What are the main features of the Hoover Freedom FD22G?
- Lightweight and versatile, just like many cordless vacuum manufacturers, the Hoover Freedom FD22G boasts about its light weight, it is an impressive 2.3kg making it easy to move and lift around your home
- Multi functional, with its rotating brush bar it is able to thoroughly clean hard floors and carpets. It also transforms into a handheld vacuum cleaner for use in the car or in the more delicate areas of your home
- Two power modes, if you’re doing a quick tidy with your vacuum and you need to stop and start then the Trigger mode is the one to be utilized, however if you are in need of a constant flow for a longer period of time, choose Continuous mode. Both can be accessed with a touch of a button
Hoover also issue a 12 month guarantee on their products. You can register your vacuum cleaner on the Hoover website just in case you have any issues, and looking at the reviews, you may encounter some. This being said it has been very useful to many buyers, who have had no problems whatsoever.
What are the Pros and Cons of the Hoover Freedom FD22G?
- Energy efficiency, the energy efficiency of the Hoover Freedom FD22G is an ‘A’. The idea of energy efficiency is to reduce the amount of energy required to provide a product or service whether in the home or elsewhere. ‘A’ is the highest rating, so this is quite an impressive factor, one Hoover are keen to show off
- Extra tools and power modes, as touched on before this cordless vacuum cleaner has two power modes (trigger and continuous). It is also equipped with a dusting/upholstery tool and a crevice tool for those smaller and hard to reach places
- Easy to use and to empty, the whole idea of the cordless vacuum is to be easy to use, so it won’t come as a surprise that the Hoover Freedom FD22G is lightweight and simple to empty
- Sound, usually we are faced with the usual scream of a vacuum cleaner every time we want to do a quick clean but Hoover have magnificently reduced the sound to only 10 decibels, they’re either liars or geniuses, we think they’re most likely the latter
The dust container for this Hoover product is only 0.7 litres, which we believe is ideal for a smaller living space or for some light cleaning to really get the full usage out of it.
- Battery power, the Hoover Freedom FD22G is powered by a 22 volt lithium battery pack which provides charge (with the help of a wall mount and charger) to the vacuum cleaner for 25 minutes, enough, Hoover believe, to clean a typical sized home from top to bottom. We’d like to believe that, but that’s not even the full story, it will take you up to 6 hours to charge your vacuum for that meagre 25 minutes cleaning. Oh the humanities!
- Cleaning, many users have found that they need to thoroughly clean their vacuum in order to thoroughly clean their homes. To make matters worse, these users have stated it’s not even good for thoroughly cleaning your home, it sounds more like 25 minutes of frustration
- Reviews, as mentioned earlier the Hoover Freedom FD22G hasn’t received exceptionally flattering reviews. Numerous users have complained about the product not lasting very long amongst other unfortunate faults. Oddly enough though, on the Hoover website it has received a star rating of 8.7. In the end, each user will have a different experience which is reflected in those mixed reviews
- Price, at a hefty £116.99 on Amazon this really would be a leap of faith into the cordless vacuum cleaner realm, especially with the conflicting reviews. It would be cheaper to purchase this product on the Hoover website, this would reduce the price to £99.99 which is still quite a big sum for something you’re unsure of buying
What do we think?
Ultimately, when it comes to buying a cordless vacuum cleaner you really have to be sure when it comes to the one you want, if you aren’t sure then keep on searching until you find the right deal for you.
Despite all this being said, the red and grey/silver design is rather stylish. It’s similar to looking at something from a Star Wars movie, and it does look easy to store away in a closet or elsewhere in the home.
Still, even though it has its faults, we won’t write it off, Hoover are a trustworthy brand and we can forgive them for a few minor faults.
All in all, it has it’s advantages and disadvantages, we’ll leave it with you to decide how you feel about the Hoover Freedom FD22G.
You can find it on Amazon here
Or on the Hoover website here
- Multifunctional - Freedom cleans your floors beautifully thanks to its rotating brush bar, but it can also be used as a handheld vacuum in your car, on your stairs or on just about any other surface in the home
- Cordless power - with the 22 V lithium battery pack you can clean for up to 25 minutes non-stop
- Continuous mode - There's no need to tire your fingers by constantly pressing the trigger, as Freedom has a lever to activate the continuous power mode
- Accessories included - Freedom is supplied with a wall mount, charger, crevice tool and 2-in-1 dusting brush/upholstery nozzle to help with all your cleaning needs
- All Hoover products are guaranteed for a minimum of 12 months; please register your appliance with Hoover