Dual brush roll systems aren’t new, and one of its advantages is its versatility. Most of the options I’ve tested are above average.
Hoover is the latest brand to utilize this technology in the OnePWR Emerge BH3602V model, as I’ve spent the past few days testing it with mixed results.
Aside from the all-terrain dual brush nozzle, it comes with a hose that’s usable with motorized tools like the mini-turbo brush, increasing its versatility.
Budget Alternative to a Shark or Dyson
Ergonomics - 94%
Surface Cleaning - 99.83%
Deep Cleaning - 88.4%
Quality - 94%
Design - 93%
Value - 97%
Hoover’s new all-terrain dual brush nozzle offers superb surface debris performance since it combines the strengths of a soft roller and standard brush roll. This design reminds me of Shark’s older Duo but with better deep cleaning performance (at least compared to the ION P50). Despite its bulky frame, this model also offers excellent handheld ergonomics thanks to the flexible hose consumers can use with the mini-turbo brush.
- The all-terrain dual brush system is excellent at cleaning surface debris on hard floors and carpets
- Versatile two-in-one handheld and stick vacuum functionality
- The flexible hose is usable with the mini-turbo brush
- It has a bright LED to illuminate its path
- Detachable battery with a separate charger
- Both brushes are detachable, making it easier to clean
- A cheaper option than a Shark or Dyson
- Below-average dustbin volume (only 0.4 liters)
- Shallow turning radius
- Bulky nozzle struggles at fitting in tight spaces
Hoover introduces a new series, the OnePWR, spanning three categories – handheld, stick, and upright.
These products use the same OnePWR lithium-ion battery but with varying run times.
The BH53602V model is its cordless stick vacuum option with the “all-terrain” dual brush roll system.
It’s a similar design to Shark’s Duo Clean nozzle but with some advantages.
Both utilize a similar-looking soft roller and stiff-bristled standard brush roll attachment, but Hoover’s rear brush is detachable, making it easier to clean.
Shark’s Duo Clean nozzle doesn’t have this feature, so cleaning the rear brush will be more difficult.
The “all-terrain” nozzle has an LED headlight, helping it illuminate the brush roll’s path and track dust.
However, it’s not as good as the Dyson V15’s laser slim roller, but it can be handy in dark spaces.
All Hoover OnePWR options use the same 20-volt OnePWR lithium-ion battery.
One advantage of this is its availability; since more models use this battery, more will be manufactured.
You can purchase the same OnePWR battery for the handheld, which will be compatible with the stick vacuum unit.
Another pro for the OnePWR battery is its dedicated charger so that folks can charge it separately from the vacuum.
Extending run time is possible by purchasing extra batteries and minimizing downtime waiting for the battery to charge fully.
Tools and Attachments
The OnePWR Emerge Pet doesn’t have a lot of tools, but what it has is extremely helpful for above-floor cleaning.
- Mini turbo brush
- Combination crevice and brush tool
- Flexible hose
- Tool storage
- Wand clip with tool storage
- Extra filter
- Battery charger
A unique aspect of Hoover I haven’t seen in other brands is the flexible hose usable with the mini turbo brush.
This feature helps clean fabric upholstery without dealing with arm fatigue, which is typical for any stick vacuum with a bulky frame.
It’s handy in cleaning fabric upholstery like the chair above or any flat carpeted surface (or stairs).
The flexible hose is also helpful for cleaning tight spots like your car interior or sofas.
The Hoover OnePWR Emerge dustbin sits on top of the frame, which has some usability quirks.
First, consumers must detach it from the frame before emptying it since the quick-release latch is blocked.
So emptying the dustbin is a multi-step process of detaching the container and disposing of its contents.
But the wide opening makes it straightforward to empty debris, which is a plus for usability.
Unfortunately, this product has no sealed system since it leaked badly during the fog test.
There’s heavy leaking at the exhaust and seals around the dustbin, so it’s not something I’d recommend for allergy sufferers.
Like most stick vacuum options, the Hoover OnePWR Emerge is a versatile product functional in various configurations as a handheld and stick vacuum.
Again, one plus for the OnePWR Emerge is its lengthy flexible hose, enhancing its ergonomics over options without it.
Thanks to the hose attachment, you can use this product on upholstery, sofas, chairs, or any tight space.
Hoover says that the OnePWR battery has a 45-minute run time, so to check if this claim is accurate, I ran the vacuum from full charge to empty with and without the brush roll.
Results with the “all-terrain” nozzle.
- Low: 30:31 mins
And here are the results with the crevice tool.
- Low: 42:11 mins
Hoover doesn’t specify the air watt figure of the OnePWR Emerge, and cordless vacuum manufacturers don’t have a universal metric to disclose power.
So I use an anemometer to measure airflow, which is a more accurate metric (in my opinion) as high airflow options tend to perform better, especially on carpets.
Here are the results for the Hoover OnePWR at the cleaning nozzle.
- Low: 22.58 CFM
- Mid: 28 CFM
- Max: 32.23 CFM
And extension tube.
- Low: 28.57 CFM
- Mid: 34.98 CFM
- Max: 43.29 CFM
Based on airflow tests, the OnePWR Emerge is below average compared to other brands.
But the “all-terrain” dual brush nozzle makes up for this deficit with high-end agitation, which we’ll look at in the next section.
- Overall: 96.97%
- Hard floors: 100%
- Sand on hard floor: 100%
- Carpet: 99.5%
- Deep cleaning: 88.4%
Next, we’ll examine the cleaning test results, and the Hoover OnePWR Emerge exceeded expectations. Yes, even with the low airflow.
It excelled at vacuuming surface debris and getting 100% on all the hard floor experiments (except for cleaning hair).
Even on carpets, it got excellent results at 99.5%, which is Dyson-level efficiency.
Hard Floor Results
- Quaker oats: 100%
- Coffee grounds: 100%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet litter: 100%
Not surprised with the results on this surface because of the dual brush roll with the soft roller upfront.
It was excellent in every experiment, from light stuff like quinoa to heavier debris (pet litter).
One downside is the fast-spinning front roller, which can splatter debris forward, but that’s only an issue with large dirt quantities.
Sand on Hard Floor
I tested the Hoover OnePWR Emerge at cleaning sand (one of the toughest to vacuum) and got excellent scores, picking up a 100% average on two tests.
You can see in the before and after photos that it got everything without any remnants after a few passes.
It’s an excellent cheaper alternative if you live near the beach or a sandy area.
Again, despite the low airflow, the Hoover OnePWR Emerge was excellent at cleaning the edges.
Even with this much debris, cleaning it only took several passes. Again, it’s proof of the dual brush nozzle’s proficiency in this area.
Hair Wrap [on Hard Floors]
One downside to the dual brush roll design is the lack of an anti-tangle system on both rollers, and the consequences of this omission are seen in the hair wrap test.
- 5-inch strands: 99%
- 7-inch strands: 76%
- 9-inch strands: 44%
It only did well with five-inch strands. However, it struggled at cleaning seven and nine-inch strands.
Fortunately, the second brush is detachable and more accessible than the Shark Duo Clean nozzle.
Despite the low airflow, the results on carpets aren’t far off from hard floors. The OnePWR Emerge was excellent on low and mid-pile carpets.
- Quaker oats: 98.6%
- Coffee grounds: 98.6%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet litter: 98.8%
Again, the results are above-average for a low airflow stick vacuum. It’s a testament to Hoover’s “all-terrain” dual brush roll system agitation, gobbling up nearly every crumb of dirt.
- Quaker oats: 100%
- Coffee grounds: 100%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet litter: 100%
Surprisingly, the results on this surface are better than on low pile carpet. The Hoover OnePWR Emerge got a 100% score on every experiment, from quaker oats to pet litter, which is surprising (at least for me) because of the low airflow.
Unfortunately, the “all-terrain” nozzle’s high-end agitation couldn’t compensate for the low airflow limitation.
It only got an average of 88.4% (a notch) below other high airflow options.
Hair Wrap [on Carpet]
Again, the Achilles heel of the Hoover “all-terrain” nozzle is its inability to resist hair tangles since it lacks an active anti-tangle system on both brushes.
- 5-inch strands: 98%
- 7-inch strands: 58%
- 9-inch strands: 21%
It was decent with five-inch strands but not good at cleaning longer seven and nine-inch hair with hair wrapping on the roller and rear brush roll.
Unfortunately, it’s not something I’d rely heavily on cleaning (high quantities of) pet or human hair because of this limitation.
How noisy is the Hoover OnePWR Emerge?
Since it has low airflow, you’d think this product won’t be noisy, but it’s the opposite.
I used a sound meter to check the noise levels, and it exceeded 80 decibels in all settings, with most of it coming from the “all-terrain” nozzle.
- Low: 82.7 dB
- Mid: 83.2 dB
- Max: 84.1 dB
It’s an unfortunate downside since the motor needs to generate enough torque to power two brush rolls.
|Model||Hoover OnePWR Emerge BH53602V|
|Brush roll on/off||No|
|Battery||20-volt OnePWR lithium-ion battery (4.0 aH)|
|Charging time||1 hr.|
|Filter type||Washable foam|
|Dust capacity||0.4 li|
|Airflow||Up to 43.29 CFM|
This versatile cordless stick vacuum is available in online stores like Amazon. Check the link below for the latest pricing information.
- Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet on Amazon
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Given its price point and premium-level cleaning performance, I’d say it’s excellent value, but there are some limitations (typical for most options at this price level).
Yes, it’s excellent at cleaning surface dirt, but the lack of airflow hinders its performance at vacuuming embedded stuff.
The “all-terrain” nozzle doesn’t have an active anti-tangle system to untangle hair. Thus, I don’t recommend this product for cleaning hair (pet or human).
But it’s cheaper than a Shark Vertex or any Dyson cordless stick vacuum, making it a compelling option.
4 Reasons to Purchase the Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet
- Highly efficient surface cleaning: The “all-terrain” dual brush nozzle efficiently vacuumed surface debris.
- Flexible hose improves handheld usability: It comes with a flexible hose that’s usable with the mini-turbo brush, improving its handheld ergonomics over something without it.
- Extremely fast charging: The OnePWR battery takes only one hour to charge fully.
- Lower cost: This product is cheaper than a comparable Shark and Dyson product – an FYI for budget-conscious shoppers.
Despite its flaws, the Hoover OnePWR Emerge Pet is an intriguing option for consumers because of its lower cost.
Surface cleaning performance is excellent thanks to the “all-terrain” dual brush nozzle, which is better than what I expected.
However, the low airflow limits its potential with deep cleaning carpet.
Another flaw is the unsealed system that leaked heavily during the fog test – not ideal for folks with allergy issues.