Our Glossary

  • Allergen Filter
    A filter with added media specifically designed to catch 100% of common ragweed, grass pollen and pet dander.
  • Auto Conversion Tools
    An optional convenience feature allowing the quick change from floor to above-the floor hose cleaning automatically.
  • Auto Rinse
    Sets cleaner to wash with detergent on forward stroke, then automatically rinses with fresh water on the backwards stroke.
  • Carbon Filter
    A filter with activated carbon added to the filtration media to help reduce and remove odors. Activated carbon has been proven to reduce odors, particularly pet odors.
  • Clean Surge
    Fingertip control applies extra detergent to stains and heavy traffic areas.
  • Cyclonic
    A method of separating particles (like dirt and dust) from the air without the use of filters. This happens in the dirt chamber, where rapidly spinning air and gravity are used to separate the dust and dirt particles, reducing the fine dust that hits the filter, thus reducing the need to rinse or replace the filter.
  • Dirt Finder
    Uses real time sonic technology to tell you when dirt is being removed from your carpet and floors. The EDF indicator will illuminate DIRTY as long as you are removing dirt from your carpet. Once dirt has been removed from your carpet, the Embedded Dirt Finder indicator will turn green.
  • Dual Tank Technology
    Separate tanks for clean and dirty water, so you can easily fill, empty and rinse each tank individually.
  • Dual V Nozzle
    Focuses air velocity for edge-to-edge suction power, resulting in more efficient and even removal of dirty water from the carpeting.
  • Filtration
    The process of removing dirt, dust and particulate matter from the air.
  • HEPA
    Filter made with HEPA media. HEPA media traps 99.97% of dirt, dust, and pollens down to 0.3 microns, for cleaner air than standard or allergen media.
  • Integrated Spot Cleaning
    Built-in feature found on some carpet cleaners, providing two spot cleaning settings: Stream setting for smaller spots and stains and Spray setting to attack heavy traffic areas.
  • Lithium Ion Battery System
    A technology that gives you the power and run time to tackle big clean ups without the hassle of a cord. The Lithium Ion technology ensures that Linx™ Cordless System batteries and the LithiumLife™ Cordless System batteries sustain power until the battery is completely drained. Lithium Ion batteries provide more stable power than other types of commonly used household batteries.
  • Max Extract®
    MaxExtract® technology features the most advanced combination of multi-action agitation, carpet washing, dirt removal and direct heat drying - to provide the look of professionally groomed carpet that you can live on within hours of cleaning. With Dual scrubbing, multi-directional brushes have been specifically engineered to surround carpet fibers, removing dirt at every angle. A high velocity suction removes the dirty water from the carpet while applying forced heat to speed up dry time.
  • Multi cyclonic
    Multiple ‘cyclonic’ air patterns occurring simultaneously (see ‘cyclonic’). This reduces the amount of fine dust which hits the filter, reducing the need to rinse or replace the filter.
  • Multi-Stage Cyclonic Filtration System
    Cleans the air moving through the filter.
  • No Loss of Suction
    Multi-stage cyclonic filtration system means that the air going through the filter is cleaner than the air that was pulled into the vacuum so that the filter will stay clean longer, and the vacuum will have no loss of suction.
  • Smart Tanks System
    Separate tanks for clean and dirty water, so you can easily fill, empty and rinse each tank individually!
  • Solution Control Dial
    Use the Solution Control Dial to boost your cleaning power. Choose Steam Only to steam away light stains and quick surface dusting. Turn up the dial setting to add the 100% biodegradable, non-toxic SteamPlus™ Cleaning Solution to steam away tougher stains and harder to remove messes.
  • Spin Scrub
    Uses patented counter-rotating brushes to gently wash and groom all sides of the individual carpet fibers for a 360-degree clean.
  • Standard Filter
    A basic filtration method that catches dirt and other particles to prevent dirt from being returned to the air as it exits the vacuum cleaner.
  • WindTunnel
    Hoover's Patented WindTunnel® Technology is a design whereby a channel of air causes dirt to be lifted and removed from carpets. WindTunnel® Technology also prevents dirt from scattering back onto your clean floor, so you can remove dirt in less time.