March 25, 2012

Becoming a Hoover Dirt Devil Insider at Chicago Int'l Housewares Show #DirtDevilInsider



A few months ago I met with the Hoover and Dirt Devil team to discuss Spring cleaning. Since I'm a mom who's in New York City, they were interested to know what my cleaning plans were and if their line of vacuums and cleaning products are on my radar. To be honest, I wasn't sure how these vacuums would do in a small NYC apartment with wood and tiled floors.

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But during that meeting, I was impressed when the Hoover and Dirt Devil team highlighted some of their vacuums that fit a NYC mom cleaning lifestyle. The meeting ended with us agreeing to be in touch to discuss more. When I receive an invite to come out to Chicago to visit their booth at the 2012 International Housewares Show, I nearly fainted! Instead I quickly replied YES and started packing!

In Chicago, I joined other bloggers also visiting the Inter. Housewares Show to connect with the Hoover and Dirt Devil team
At the Inter. Housewares Show, I received a tour Inside the Hoover booth. Woot! I was able to learn more about the history of the company, how their updating the Dirt Devil brand (I'll share more info about that later) and some of the special "features" on their products.

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The Dirt Devil Gator Series is a ENERGY STAR approved compact but powerful (voltage range 10.8V-18V) line of cleaning hand vacs. Designed with a dirt cup that flips open for easy emptying, that allows for debris removal with a quick press of a button, eliminating contact with dirt and saving time and effort. They all feature a built-in crevice tool and three-year warranties. Two models come complete with a motorized brushroll that is perfect for pet owners. The motorized brushroll is also great for cleaning cars and stairs. Price varies ($29.99-$59.99).

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The Dirt Devil line of Upright Vacuums come in a nice range of styles targeted to different uses. One of the vacuums swiveled easily to move around furniture.

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The Breeze Bagless Upright cleans up any sort of mess including grime, splatters or pet hair and furs. It also has a signature Microfresh form of filtration that in Laboratory testing trapped 99 of airborne dirt, dust and irritants. Wow

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Then I learned about the Dirt Devil Whiskers Robotic Which I thought was not only adorable but perfect for NYC apartments! The Whiskers sweeps and vacuums tile, linoleum and wood flooring at the touch of a button. Simply place in an enclosed area, switch it on and it does the cleaning for you. Check out my video below of the Whiskers in action!



We then headed over to the Hoover section of the booth to learn about those vacuums and do some real time testing. It was time to show and prove!

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Our first test was with the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop (SRP $129.99). I was impressed to learn that the TwinTank uses a 100% biodegradable formula cleaning solution. It also keeps the water and solution separate for better cleaning control. You can use just steam for simple cleaning or steam and solution for tough stains.

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I was able to test the TwinTank Steam Mop at removing crayon on wood floor. Something I truly know about since my son is quite a little artist! It was easy to use and removed the crayon marks on both wood and tiles areas. I also liked that the Microfiber Pads (SRP $19.99) are machine washable and reusable so I can save money.

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Next was over to the Cyclonic Upright area to test out the strength of the vacuums. When he asked me to turn the vacuum on and put it on the wall, I confess I gave them the side eye. No way was I going to be in trouble for breaking their vacuum. LOL

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Thank goodness the other blogger took these photos for me cause it PROVE that the vacuuming power is THAT strong. If these vacuums can stick to the wall with the suction power imagine how clean they'll clean your carpets and floors. Dirt doesn't stand a chance!

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By then I was blown away and finished my tour in awe with the super high tech Hoover Premier Products vacuums. From the super quiet Zen Whisper Canister to the Platinum Collection Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister. This line of Premier Products vacuums are insanely powerful for those that are serious about their cleaning!

After ALL of that I had to say YES when they invite me to join the Dirt Devil Insider program. I'm excited about working with the Dirt Devil team, sharing what I learn about their products here on the blog and of course offering some great giveaways to my readers. I know many of you are getting ready to Spring clean and Dirt Devil wants to help!


To learn more about Hoover products visit Hoover.com or connect on at Facebook.com/Hoover
To learn more about Dirt Devil products, visit DirtDevil.com or connect on Facebook/DirtDevil

Please Note:As a Dirt Devil Insider, my Chicago travel, hotel and expenses were covered by Hoover and Dirt Devil team. Views expressed are always 100% my own.
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4 comments:

Laura "Liz" said...

You look like you had a blast! Love Hoover, classic company my Mom had a Hoover. The stuck to the wall pic was awesome!

Bicultural Mama said...

Very cool products...and so cool that vacuum could stick to the wall!

SarahButtonedUp said...

Love that picture of the vacuum stuck to the wall as well. I figure if it's doing THAT, the dirt doesn't stand a chance. So glad I got to meet you in Chicago and look forward to battling the dirt with you in the coming months.

Diane N - Philzendia said...

Congrats! Can I get them to come and do a demo at my house? Not cause I want to buy one, but because I just want someone else to do the vaccuming! LOL

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