The biggest issue however would be the short run time. With the brush roll on, it will only run for about 10 minutes. Minus the brush roll that number goes up only by 5 minutes.
This is the biggest Achilles heel of what would have been a great product.
Enter the Commercial TaskVac CH20110. It’s basically the Linx B50010 with a heavy duty baffle and battery that will last much more than the non-commercial variant.
Another upgrade is the extra filter that comes in the package. Unfortunately, warranty is short at only 1 year.
But if you need something that’ll last longer than the Linx Stick this could be a good option if you don’t mind not having any above the floor cleaning functionality.
A quick look at the features
- Heavy duty 18 volt lithium ion battery
- Wind tunnel technology
- Brush roll on/off option
- Fingertip controls on the handle means you don’t need to bend down to turn this on or off
- LED battery gauge tells you how much power is left
- Bottom release dirt bin makes it easy to empty
- Rubber wheels
- 1 year warranty
- Runs longer than the Linx 50010
- Built for commercial use so components are sturdier
- Comes with an extra filter to minimize downtime
- Great cleaning performance on bare floor up to low pile carpet
- Easy to empty bin
- Short warranty
- Purely a floor cleaner (you will need a hand vacuum to pair with this)
- Run time not as long as advertised
The Hoover Commercial TaskVac is a slightly beefier version of the Linx Stick B50010. Aside from being meatier this commercial version similar to the non-commercial version so expect the same performance.
Make sure to read my review of the Linx Stick and find out why it has remained popular despite competition from newer brands Shark and Dyson.
Wind Tunnel Technology
This is the same Wind Tunnel technology found in the Linx Stick that’s responsible for the cleaning performance.
It is just a fancy term for the brush roll used but what I like is how the design allows both small and large debris to pass through without snow plowing.
Fingertip Controls on the Handle
Access to the brush roll on/off switch is easily accessible thanks to the fingertip controls on the handle.
You can toggle between bare floor (that turns off the brush roll) and carpet mode (brush roll is on).
Take note that if you turn on the brush run time will go down.
18-volt Lithium Ion battery
This variant comes with an 18-volt lithium ion battery. It isn’t built in so you wouldn’t need to bring it to a service center just to change the battery.
Hoover did not disclose run time numbers but it varies between 15 to 30 minutes if you look at the reviews.
Bottom Release Dirt Cup
Emptying the bin is easy thanks to the detachable dirt cup with a trap door at the bottom. This makes emptying a much easier task and less messy.
This vacuum comes with a washable filter plus an extra filter so that you can still use the vacuum while the other filter dries up.
Hoover also put on rubber wheels that minimize risk of scratching hardwood floors.
This stick vacuum will not have any problems cleaning bare floor whether tile or hardwood suction will not be an issue. And you don’t have to worry about the brush roll scratching hardwood because there is an option to shut it off.
Watch this short video to see how this does on hardwood and low pile carpet…
At least from the clip above, TaskVac was able to pick up most surface dirt on the floor. At least on bare floor this stick vac will have more than enough power to pick up dirt.
Don’t expect this to replace a true upright because it lacks power and agitation. Where this products shines is as an in-between-deep-clean-cycle cleaner because it’ll help prevent dirt from piling up.
The cordless feature will allow you to clean anywhere indoors. It has just enough agitation and suction to pick up surface dirt big and small. But it’s only limited to cleaning low pile carpet. If your home has thicker pile carpet, you may want to consider something with more power like the Shark Rocket or Oreck Magnesium.
These options are still light enough but have cords so it has more power on tap.
|Brush roll on/off||Yes|
|Battery||18 volt Lithium Ion|
|Charging time||3 hours|
|Battery life||15 - 30 minutes|
|Shipping weight||10.6 pounds|
|Energy Star Rated||Yes|
Two things that consumers like about this stick vacuum – it’s lightweight and it sucks (in a good way). It’s good at picking up dust, pet hair but may struggle with stuff like paper or leaves. If there’s anything with weight on it, this will also struggle. Edge cleaning is also a bit suspect according to one review.
But you’ve got to understand that for every day cleaning tasks, this machine will do well. What do you clean up on most days anyways, dust and hair right? Sure there will be the occasional hair but it’s a rarity.
Despite these negative points, most of the consumers were pretty satisfied with how this machine cleans.
Quality may also be an issue long term with several consumers complaining about the brush roll motor breaking prematurely.
Run time varies. Some say that 30 minutes while others say 20 minutes.
The best place to buy this in my opinion would be in Amazon because of their return policy. And it’s cheaper. Just in case something wrong happens, you will have the option to return or claim the warranty. Since this is a “commercial” product, Amazon does not offer an extended warranty.
The Hoover TaskVac CH20110 will have the same performance as the Linx Stick B50010 but cheaper. Since this product marketed for commercial use, it comes with heavier duty components like a sturdier baffle.
Performance should not be a problem in terms of picking up dust and hair but it may struggle with sand and paper.
Overall this is a good option for in-between clean ups if you don’t mind it not having any above the floor cleaning ability. So if you buy this make sure to have a hand vacuum on hand for spot clean ups.