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Interview with Jamie Chan of Top5Vacuums.com

top5imageEditor’s note: Jamie Chan, owner and writer of Top5Vacuums.com, was kind enough to sit down with us and chat about her website, how she writes her reviews, and what inspired her to start her site.

Q: Jamie, why don’t you start off by telling us a little bit about why — and how — you decided to launch your site?

A: Yeah, so I’ve been a home appliance junkie for several years now. And it’s not just vacuums. All kinds of stuff — toaster ovens, wine openers, kitchen knife sets, leaf blowers. You name it, I’ve probably mentally reviewed it. It’s funny, when you think about all the stuff you own in your home — all the things that you need to take care of your home — you become very familiar with them. And as the homemaker for our family, for better or worse, I have become intimately familiar with vacuum cleaners, lol :) So I figured, why don’t I just start a site about all these products that I’m using? And that’s how Top5Vacuums.com got started.

Q: That’s awesome. So you landed on vacuum cleaners. How do you go about reviewing the products?

A: Well, I own several vacuums that I purchased myself, just over the course of every day life. Then, I reached out to several manufacturers, asking them to send me review units. And many companies had no problem doing that, once I showed them my site. So that’s how I get all of my units. Then, I simply go about using each vacuum over the period of 7-10 days or so, sometimes longer. I use them as I typically would use any vacuum, doing all the types of jobs that you’d expect. I keep notes as I’m using each machine, performing each task.

Q: The reviews are very in-depth. How long do they take to write?

A: Yeah, I’m a big believer and getting down to work and really writing the heck out of each review. I want to relay to my readers exactly what it’s like using each vacuum. I research every vacuum before I buy it. I like to know what others are saying about it. Then, as I said, I use it for about a week or so, taking notes the whole time. When I finally sit down to write the reviews, they can take several hours, at least.

Hoover Corded Cyclonic Review

The Hoover Corded Cyclonic vacuum has been reviewed by more than 825 customers on Amazon, averaging a customer rating of 4.34 stars out of 5. It retails for around $90, and is one of the best wood floor vacuum cleaners for sale today as well as one of the best pet hair vacuums.

Features

The Hoover Cyclonic vacuum features a powered brush roll with Cyclonic Technology, which makes transitioning from hard flooring to area rugs and carpeting quite easy. This is another vacuum on the market that has “swivel steering”, so it is easy to maneuver around the home. Hoover boasts about the vacuum’s lightweight design and long cord, making it easily accessible at a moment’s notice. Other features include a rinseable filter and wide cleaner mouth.

Pros

What did Amazon customers like about this vacuum? A few things were mentioned by several reviewers. First, the Hoover Cyclonic has a sleek and lightweight design coming in at under eight pounds, making it easy to maneuver around the home, and also makes it easy to store. Second, the vacuum’s low-profile base and extreme decline allows the vacuum to get under hard-to-reach areas. Some customers mentioned the dust cup, which is easy to use and empty. Many reviewers noted how well the vacuum performs on hardwood floors, and how lightweight it is.

Cons

This vacuum does not come with any accessories, something to be mindful of, which several Amazon reviewers took note of. Also, due to its small size, the Hoover Cyclonic must be emptied quite frequently, which can be annoying, but that’s part of the tradeoff of a smaller, lightweight vacuum.