|Sturdy as a belt sander, the Sidewinder Hand Vac is an all-purpose household tool with a cleverly helpful feature--a nozzle that swivels 90 degrees to provide more flexibility in vacuuming hard-to-reach spots. This is helpful in vacuuming out tricky spaces, such as between moldings and doorjambs, or the concavities of recessed windows. The Sidewinder also has a powered brush roll, especially useful on rugs or fabrics.|
The Sidewinder has a 20-foot power cord, a workable length for most any household room. The body of the hand vacuum is made of sturdy glitter-gold plastic, and the transparent collector receptacle end is a darker, smoky-gray in color. Its removable filter is made of a long-life, washable plastic weave. The ergonomically molded handle is designed so that the on/off button is in a comfortable position to be used with one hand.
Cleaning the Sidewinder Hand Vac is very easy. The collector cup detaches for easy emptying, and the filter is removable and can be washed in warm, soapy water. (The filter should be entirely dry before being replaced in the vacuum cleaner.) The motor/handle section is not immersible, and it is not advisable to put any of the components in the dishwasher. The Sidewinder measures 13 by 6 by 8-1/4 inches. Hoover products include a one-year warranty against defects and come with a detailed instruction booklet.