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A New Generation of Household Cleaning

Did you know that you can communicate with your vacuum cleaner on your smartphone? True story. Technology has advanced to the point where we, as homeowners, can actually use an app to review our vacuum cleaner’s recent performance in the household including a maintenance notification and a how-to guide right at our fingertips. I love the world we live in!

The appliance I’m gushing over, with this bluetooth enabled technology, is the Hoover React Upright Vacuum! Currently positioned on the landing off my kitchen and living room, I even showed off this beauty and it’s kid-sister, the Hoover React Cordless at a recent holiday gathering with friends when a glass unexpectedly broke and a clean-up was in order.

Hoover REACT Upright from Tenille Lafontaine on Vimeo.


Featuring intelligent FloorSense technology, the Hoover REACT instinctively senses a change in floor type, automatically adjusting brush roll speed to optimize performance from carpet to hard floors and back again. You do nothing but vacuum as normal, no adjustments to make or the need to stop and change anything. Hoover REACT technology senses your floor type and the brushes adapt as a result!

I can use the Hoover REACT Upright on my main floor which is predominently hardwood along with a few area rugs and linoleum, with ease. I love how the vaccum will sense when I move from hardwood to an area rug and the brushes will adjust. Sure, a hard-floor vacuum can be used on your area rugs but we know you’re not getting them as deep-down clean as a ‘regular’ vacuum cleaner would and the proof is there when you lug your carpet-vacuum cleaner to the area rug and see what it pulls out of it! With this appliance it’s all built in. Two products in one, in a sense. Smart thinking!

Off to our stairway I went, and that’s where I realized that it had been a very long time since I had cleaned inbetween the spindles on my railing. Thanks to the hose and on-board tools, I got all up in there and cleaned the carpet around the railing spindles with ease. I don’t even want to think about how long it’s been since I did that, yikes! The Hoover REACT was easy to carry up and down the stairs and the 25ft cord gave me ample leeway to vacuum the stairway without stopping.

The dog is wondering why a person would ever want to clean up dog hair. It’s “confetti” no?

Also worth noting, the Hoover REACT Upright has been Hoover Tested for Paws & Claws to meet their high standards for optimal hair removal, no loss of suction and includes a sealed allergen system.

Emptying the canister is easy so you can get right back to your super-fun cleaning (does it sound more fun when you call it that?) in no time. Also worth noting, this product is ready to go out of the box. I typically delegate my husband to unpack our new products but tackled this one on my own and discovered it was good to go (I didn’t tell him that though.)

You can learn more about the Hoover REACT product line at! When shopping, look for the Hoover REACT right now at Canadian Tire ($349.99). Other retailers like Best Buy, Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart carry other vacuums in the Hoover REACT line too!

One of our readers is going to win a Hoover REACT Upright (ARV $349.99) – this will certainly help you in the new year! To enter to win, fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN! Then leave a comment below sharing why you think the Hoover REACT would be useful in your household. Don’t forget there are bonus entries available for things like following @HooverCA on Twitter and Hoover Canada on Facebook!

Disclosure: This is a post in partnership with Hoover Canada. All opinions and witty commentary as always are my own.


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