Hoover HF2 Cordless Vacuum Review scaled

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I have previously reviewed the Hoover HF4 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, the HFX Pet, HL4 Upright and the HF9. They have all been superb in their own right depending on your requirements.

The new Hoover HF2 is on the more affordable end of the Hoover product range, with the current price starting at just £169.

While it is understandably not as good as the more expensive product, it is an excellent lightweight vacuum that would work well for a small apartment, in addition to a robot vacuum, or just for people on a budget.

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Specification / Features

  • Performance – impressive suction power can be extended with a simple action
  • Extreme lightness – weighs just 2.35kg, for effortless manoeuvrability
  • Anti Hair Wrap – hair is automatically removed from the brush bar
  • Perfect for Pets – motorised mini turbo brush loosens and lifts out stubborn cat and dog hairs
  • Warranty – peace of mind with a free warranty up to 3 years

Hoover HF2 vs HF4 vs HF9 Comparison

Hoover CordlessHF2HF4HF9
Best forLightweightPower & Anti Hair WrapPower & Anti Hair Wrap
Runtime40 mins30 Mins30 Mins
Pet toolYesYesNo
HEPA filterNoNoNo
Dust collectionBaglessBaglessBagless
Anti Hair WrapYesYesYes
Warranty3 Years Warranty3 Year Warranty5 Year Warranty
Weight2.4kg2.63kg 3.4kg
Dimensions W D H250*200*1100258*165*1110 mm260*210*1110 mm

Unboxing / Design

Hoover HF2 Cordless Vacuum vs HF4

The Hoover HF2 appears physically smaller than the more expensive models in the Hoover range. The section containing the motor and dustbin is much thinner but longer.

As you’d expect for an affordable vacuum, everything is kept quite simple. There is a power button, a turbo/eco button, and three LEDs to indicate the battery life.

The dustbin has a slightly odd design. It has a sort of pump action design where you slide the dustbin up the body, which then compresses towards the lid, allowing it to fall out easily when you open the lid. With the dustbin empty, you can access the filter from inside.

Beyond that, everything is very similar to the other Hoover models. You have the main extension pole, which is used for regular use, or you can plug the attachments directly into the main HF2 body.

I was sent the pet model, which includes a small motorised pet brush plus the main cleaning head, along with the anti-hair wrap roller that is used on other Hoover models.

Cleaning Performance

Like many other companies, Hoover doesn’t provide any specific data about cleaning performance. The product page states:

“Despite its lightweight design, HF2 has impressive suction power to clean your floors. Easily extend the suction power with a simple action at any time, thanks to ULTRA COMPACT X3™ technology. Tested internally according to IEC 62885-2:2021 cl.5.12 before and after compaction.”

The closest objective figure about cleaning performance I can find is from Currys, which states 50 air watts of power.

A quick look at the air watt values of competing products from Currys shows:

  • Shark IZ202UKT has 75aW at £190
  • Shark Detect Pro IW3510UK has 75aW at £300
  • Hoover HF4 has 80aW at £229
  • Hoover HF9 has 13aW at £259
  • Beko ErgoClean Pro has 100aW at £120
  • Dyson V8 has 115aW at £330
  • Dyson V15 has 240aW at £650

With the exception of the Beko ErgoClean Pro, the HF2 has a price-to-performance ratio similar to that of the other models while being the lightest model compared to the others.

In terms of real-world performance, I found it performed better than expected. I don’t vacuum my office anywhere near as much as I should and the carpet was starting to get quite grubby when I testing this vacuum and it did a perfectly good job.

It is definitely not as powerful as all the other vacuums I have, but I would say only the mains-powered upright vacuums like the HL4 Upright have noticeably significantly better suction.

After doing some synthetic tests by throwing debris on our kitchen floor, the HF2 did a good enough job; it handled flour, salt, and rice well. Things like flour may require a couple of passes, but it still cleans everything up.

Similar to the other Hoover models I have reviewed. The anti-hair wrap roller seems to handle hair much better than many competing models. I have used the HL4 and HF9 regularly since reviewing them, and I have yet to have them completely clogged up with hair.

The lightweight design is noticeable. I am physically fit, so it is not essential for me to have a lightweight vacuum, but it is incredibly easy to carry this around and vacuum. I’d imagine those few hundred grams less weight than competing options make quite a big difference for someone in their older years who isn’t as physically capable as they used to be.  


All cordless vacuums have relatively short battery lives, depending on how they are used. This is no exception. In the standard mode, you get around 30 minutes of run time.

There is also an eco mode and a turbo mode. The turbo mode will significantly reduce the run time, but I found that it was still able to 3 of my downstairs rooms before needing a charge again. 

Price and Alternative Options

The Hoover HF2 has an RRP of £219 for the home edition and £239 for the pet edition, which includes the motorised pet brush.

At the time of writing, the HF2 Pet edition is reduced to just £169.

On paper, the Beko ErgoClean Pro Cordless 2-in-1 Vacuum Cleaner is better value for money with a lower price point but higher suction though it lacks a motorised mini brush head and weighs more.


The Hoover HF2 sits on the lower end of pricing for cordless vacuums, and the performance reflects that.

It is a good vacuum for the price, and the low price and lightweight design make this handy to have to complement a robot vacuum. Alternatively, it would work well for smaller homes with less demanding requirements.

While I can give the Hoover HF2 a strong recommendation, it is worth keeping an eye out for discounts for the other models. At the time of writing, the Hoover HF4 pet edition was just £10 more. It weighs more but has 60% more suction. Similarly, when I reviewed the HF4, you could pick up the HF9 for the same price.

Hoover HF2 Cordless Vacuum Review


The Hoover HF2 sits on the lower end of pricing for cordless vacuums, and the performance reflects that.

It is a good vacuum for the price, and the low price and lightweight design make this handy to have to complement a robot vacuum or for smaller/less demanding households.

  • Overall - 75%


  • Very liight design makes this much easier to handle than other vacuums
  • Good performance for the price


  • Relatively low suction power means this is best suited for less demanding households.
  • Depending on discounts, the HF4 may only be slightly more expensive

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