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Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Mar 31, 2022 at 09:45 am
Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Picture
7.5
Bare Floor
7.3
Low-Pile Carpet
7.8
High-Pile Carpet
5.6
Pets
6.4
Stairs
5.2
Cars
4.7
Workshop
Vacuum Type
Upright
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No
Wet Compatible
No

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is a basic cordless upright vacuum. It's part of Hoover's ONEPWR series of cordless appliances that use interchangeable ONEPWR battery packs, which are available in a variety of different capacities. It's much lighter and notably easier to store than most traditional uprights, and it delivers impressive overall performance on bare floors and high-pile carpet. However, it does a terrible job of sealing in fine particles and can't be configured as a handheld vacuum, making it hard to clean debris in difficult-to-reach areas.

Our Verdict

7.5 Bare Floor

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is good for bare floors. It easily cleans pet hair and small debris on this surface type. It also does a decent job dealing with bulkier material, but you might need to make an extra pass to collect everything. It has a brushroll off switch, which is helpful if you want to avoid sending debris scattering everywhere. It's also lightweight and reasonably easy to maneuver, though its bulky dirt compartment can get in the way when cleaning under tables and chairs. It's easy to maintain, and its bagless design incurs few recurring costs. Unfortunately, it exerts very little suction force at its floorhead, so it can struggle with clearing stubborn debris and material stuck in deep crevices.

Pros
  • Great performance on bare floors.
  • Brushroll off switch.
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Decently easy to maintain.
Cons
  • Poor air filtration performance.
  • Bulky plastic construction.
  • Low suction power at floorhead.
7.3 Low-Pile Carpet

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is decent for low-pile carpet. It's highly effective in sucking up pet hair, but you might need to make an extra pass to fully clean fine and large material on this surface type. It's also decently well-built, fairly easy to maintain, and incurs few recurring costs. Its lightweight construction makes it fairly easy to maneuver, though its upright design is somewhat bulky in places, making it hard to clean under tables and chairs. The default 4.0 Ah battery pack also provides sufficient runtime for cleaning most rooms in its default power mode. However, you might need to work a little faster to deal with particularly stubborn messes when running it in its 'Carpet' mode. The vacuum does a terrible job of sealing in fine particles and exerts very little suction force at its floorhead.

Pros
  • Brushroll off switch.
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Decently easy to maintain.
Cons
  • Poor air filtration performance.
  • Bulky plastic construction.
  • Struggles with fine and large debris on low-pile carpet.
7.8 High-Pile Carpet

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is a very good option for high-pile carpet. It does a fantastic job dealing with pet hair and sucks up most large and fine debris. Suction performance also remains consistent even as its large dustbin fills up. Unfortunately, while it does have a dedicated power mode for cleaning high-pile carpets, it lacks any brushroll height adjustment, which would allow it to create a tighter seal with the cleaning surface. Alternatively, you can pause the rotation of the brushroll, which is helpful if you don't want to get caught on rug tassels or shag-pile rugs.

Pros
  • Excellent performance on high-pile carpet.
  • Brushroll off switch.
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Decently easy to maintain.
Cons
  • Poor air filtration performance.
  • Bulky plastic construction.
5.6 Pets

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet delivers disappointing performance for pet owners. It does a fantastic job of cleaning pet hair on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet, but it can't be configured as a handheld vacuum to deal with pet hair on furniture or in hard-to-reach areas. While it isn't exceptionally loud for a vacuum, it does emit a very high-pitched noise that could be disruptive for some pets. In addition, it does a terrible job of trapping fine particles, in no small part thanks to the lack of a HEPA filter or allergen-sealed body. There's no mopping capability either, resulting in bad stain-clearing performance. Still, its brushroll is easily removable, allowing you to quickly cut away any tangled hair. Its filter and brushroll also have an anti-microbial coating, which the manufacturer advertises to help reduce odor over time.

Pros
  • Superb pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Removable brushroll.
Cons
  • Poor air filtration performance.
  • Can't be used as a handheld vacuum.
  • Terrible stain-cleaning performance.
6.4 Stairs

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is a passable option for vacuuming stairs. Its cordless design means that you don't need to worry about tripping over a power cable while climbing a staircase, and its relatively lightweight construction makes it easy to pick up and carry. Unfortunately, since you can't configure it as a handheld vacuum, it's a little unwieldy for use on small stairs. It does a great job of dealing with debris on bare floors and high-pile carpet, but its performance on low-pile carpets is mediocre.

Pros
  • Great performance on bare floors.
  • Excellent performance on high-pile carpet.
  • Lightweight construction.
Cons
  • Bulky plastic construction.
  • Can't be used as a handheld vacuum.
  • Struggles with fine and large debris on low-pile carpet.
5.2 Cars

You can only use the Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet as an upright, and therefore it isn't suitable for cleaning cars.

4.7 Workshop

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is mediocre for workshop cleaning. It does a terrible job dealing with stains and isn't wet-compatible, so you can't clear liquid spills. It also exerts very little suction force at its floorhead, so it struggles with sucking up debris in tight crevices. Still, it delivers impressive performance on flat, even surfaces and has decent battery life, especially in its default power mode.

Pros
  • Great performance on bare floors.
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Decently easy to maintain.
Cons
  • Poor air filtration performance.
  • Terrible stain-cleaning performance.
  • Low suction power at floorhead.
  • 7.5 Bare Floor
  • 7.3 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.8 High-Pile Carpet
  • 5.6 Pets
  • 6.4 Stairs
  • 5.2 Cars
  • 4.7 Workshop
  1. Updated Nov 03, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores and text have been updated.
  2. Updated Jul 28, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  3. Updated Mar 31, 2022: Review published.
  4. Updated Mar 24, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

'The Hoover Evolve Pet Cordless is only available in one color variant: 'White'. You can see the label for our test unit here.

This vacuum comes with one battery pack and a charger in the box, though you can also buy it packaged with an additional battery. You can also purchase it as a bundle with either the Hoover ONEPWR Dust Chaser Cordless Handheld Vacuum or the Hoover ONEPWR Cordless High-Performance Blower.

Let us know in the discussions below if you come across another variant of this vacuum.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Hoover Evolve Pet is a basic upright vacuum with a removable battery pack. Like the Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Hand Vacuum, it's part of the manufacturer's ONEPWR product ecosystem, which comprises a wide variety of household appliances like leaf blowers and shop vacuums that all use swappable battery packs. Compared to traditional uprights like the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum, it's considerably smaller and lighter, but it delivers terrible air filtration performance and doesn't have a height-adjustable floorhead.

If you're looking for an alternative, take a look at our list of recommendations for the best cordless vacuums, the best vacuums for tile floors, and the best upright vacuums.

Dyson V8

The Dyson V8 is better for more uses than the Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet. The Dyson is a cordless stick vacuum that incurs minimal recurring costs, is easier to maneuver, performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpets, has an onboard allergen-trapping HEPA filter, and delivers superior crack-cleaning performance. It can also be configured as a handheld vacuum to help clear messes in tight corners and comes with a wide variety of tools. Conversely, the Hoover is a cordless upright with a larger dustbin and sturdier construction. Its 4.0 Ah battery pack also takes much less time to recharge while supplying a similar runtime.

Wyze Cordless Vacuum

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is better for more uses than the Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet. The Wyze is lighter, easier to maneuver, does a better job of trapping fine allergens, makes less noise, performs better on low-pile carpets, and you can configure it as a handheld vacuum for cleaning hard-to-reach areas. It also has a longer maximum runtime, though the Hoover's battery pack charges faster. The Hoover is also better-built, does a better job dealing with small debris, and has a larger dustbin.

BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max

The BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max and Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet share an upright configuration, but they're for different uses. The BISSELL is a hybrid vacuum/mop and can deal with stains and liquid spills with minimal difficulty. It performs better on bare floors than the Hoover, and its fluffy brushroll is better suited to drawing debris up from cracks and crevices. The Hoover is a more conventional cordless upright that you can easily use on carpeted surfaces. It's also lighter, charges faster, and has a dustbin that's roughly twice as large.

Dyson V7

The Dyson V7 is a more versatile cordless vacuum than the Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet. The Dyson is a cordless stick vacuum that you can configure as a handheld. It weighs less, is easier to maneuver, incurs minimal recurring costs, delivers superior air filtration performance, makes less noise, and does a better job clearing debris in tight crevices. Meanwhile, the Hoover is a cordless upright with a removable battery pack. It's more effective in cleaning bulky debris, feels better built, charges faster, has a longer battery life, and has a larger dustbin.

Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet and Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV are differently-designed vacuums with different strengths, meaning one might suit you better depending on your needs. The Shark is a corded upright with a virtually indefinite runtime. You can use it in a semi-handheld configuration to clear messes in tight corners. It incurs lower recurring costs, has an adjustable-height floorhead, performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet, and exerts a much stronger suction force in the real world, resulting in superior crack-cleaning performance. It also does a much better job of sealing in fine particulates. Conversely, the Hoover is a cordless upright with a virtually limitless range. It's smaller, lighter, easier to maintain, and has a larger dustbin that doesn't need emptying as often.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.0
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Upright

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless feels decently well-built. Its body is mainly made of hard plastic, though its wand is metal. The small rubberized wheels at the back of the floorhead also roll smoothly. It feels sturdy for the most part, though the flexible hose attachment point at the front of the vacuum feels a little flimsy, as does the dirt compartment.

The vacuum itself is easy to assemble out of the box, requiring only that you push the wand into the main body. No tools are required to access any of the components that need periodic cleaning.

7.0
Design
User Maintenance

The Hoover Evolve Pet Cordless is decently easy to maintain.

  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment can be easily removed by pressing the dirt compartment release switch, seen here. It can be a little tricky to line up within its housing when you reinstall it. You should empty it after every use, and you should take special care to take out any larger debris stuck at the top of the compartment. You can wash the dustbin with water to clean off any fine or stuck-on debris.
  • Brushroll: You can easily twist the brushroll out of its housing. It has a few integrated slits that allow you to insert a pair of scissors and cut away any tangled debris. It's also advertised as being antimicrobial and odor-resistant, but you should make sure to remove any stuck-on debris regularly.
  • Filter: The filter is inside the dirt compartment and can be simply pulled free. No specific maintenance interval is given by the manufacturer, but since the antimicrobial coating on it seems to attract fine debris, you should wash it under water periodically.
  • Lint screen: The lint screen is inside the top cover of the dirt compartment, and you can pull it out. You should clear it of any stuck-on debris or pet hair regularly.

Any parts that you wash under water should be left to dry completely before refitting them.

7.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Replacement Vacuum Cleaner Filter
HEPA Filter Part Number No HEPA Filter

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless incurs decently low recurring costs.

  • Filter: No specific replacement interval is given for this component, but it's recommended that you replace it once or twice a year depending on how frequently you use the vacuum, as the antimicrobial coating on it can degrade over time. You can buy a replacement from Hoover's website.

8.1
Design
Storing
Height
44.09" (112.0 cm)
Width
4.13" (10.5 cm)
Depth
7.48" (19.0 cm)
Cord Storing
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is very easy to store. It's much smaller than traditional uprights like the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum.

7.8
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.26 gal (1.00 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet has a good-sized dirt compartment. It's made of clear plastic and has a max fill line, allowing you to see how close you are to max capacity with a single glance.

Design
In The Box

  • Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet cordless upright vacuum body
  • Handle
  • Dirt compartment
  • Brushroll
  • Filter
  • Lint screen
  • 1x ONEPWR 4.0 Ah Lithium-Ion battery
  • ONEPWR Battery Charger
  • Manuals

10
Design
Range
Cordless
Yes
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A
Minimum Wand Length
3.08 ft (0.94 m)
Maximum Wand Length
3.08 ft (0.94 m)
Total Range
N/A

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet is cordless, so its range is limited only by the remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment. However, its handle doesn't extend or retract, so you can't adjust its height to better suit your preferences.

8.1
Design
Portability
Total Weight
8.66 lbs (3.93 kg)
Weight In Hand
2.07 lbs (0.94 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless is impressively portable. It's much lighter than traditional uprights, like the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360, and has a built-in carrying handle that makes it easier to move from room to room.

7.4
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
22.3 min
Maximum Battery Life
40.2 min
Recharge Time
140 min
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless upright vacuum delivers decent battery performance. Its 4.0 Ah battery pack yields a much longer runtime than the 2.0 Ah battery bundled with the Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Hand Vacuum. Using it in its 'Hard Floor' mode conserves battery life, though its runtime is roughly half as long when running it in its max-power 'Carpet' mode.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
None

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless is a fairly simple vacuum, but there are a few convenience features. It has three power settings: the default 'Hard Floor', which is for a wide variety of floor types, 'Carpet', which is for high-pile carpeting, and 'Brush Off', which stops the rotation of the brushroll for cleaning delicate surfaces. Its floorhead also pivots to help improve maneuverability.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
Yes
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
No
Upholstery Tool
No
Soft Bristle Brush
No
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
No
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless doesn't come with any additional attachments. You can remove its brushroll to clean it.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No
Performance
8.1
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "Hard Floor"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 84%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 82%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 78%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless delivers decent performance on bare floors. It easily cleans small debris like rice, though you should run it in its 'Brush Off' mode to prevent it from scattering around this kind of material. In its 'Hard Floor' mode, it does a reasonable job dealing with bulkier debris like cereal, but you might need to make an extra pass to get it all.

6.4
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Carpet"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 67%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 69%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 73%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 41%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 47%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 61%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless delivers passable performance on low-pile carpet. In its 'Carpet' mode, it's reasonably effective in clearing large debris like sand and does a fairly thorough job dealing with finer material like baking soda. Still, you might need to make an extra pass to clear everything.

8.9
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Carpet"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 85%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 87%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 91%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 79%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 79%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 78%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless delivers excellent performance on high-pile carpet. When used in its 'Carpet' mode, it's highly effective in dealing with fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand.

9.7
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
100%
Low-Pile Carpet
95%
High-Pile Carpet
100%

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless delivers exceptional pet hair-cleaning performance. It has no trouble dealing with this kind of debris on bare floors and low or high-pile carpet.

1.8
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
1.0 inHโ‚‚O (0.26 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum "Carpet"
Normal Suction
0.5 inHโ‚‚O (0.13 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal "Hard Floor"
Hose Diameter
N/A

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet has terrible suction performance at its floorhead. While it does exert a much stronger suction force in its 'Carpet' mode compared to its default mode, it's likely to struggle with cleaning stubborn debris since it can't generate a tight seal with the contact surface.

7.8
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
77.2 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
79.9 dBA

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet isn't exceptionally loud. However, it's a bit louder than traditional uprights like the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum, meaning that most nearby conversation is likely to be drowned out by the sound of the vacuum running. The sound it makes is very high-pitched, which could be especially disruptive for some people nearby.

6.5
Performance
Maneuverability

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet Cordless is fairly maneuverable. It isn't especially heavy, and its pivoting floorhead makes it easy to maneuver around obstacles. The brushroll off switch makes it much easier to clean high-pile carpets and tasseled rugs. The hose that connects the floorhead to the dirt compartment sticks out to a noticeable degree, making it difficult to clean under some tables and chairs. Its bulky dirt compartment also gets in the way when cleaning under various obstructions.

0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test
Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet does a terrible job of trapping fine particles. It isn't advertised as having a sealed construction and lacks an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, so it isn't for those suffering from serious allergies.

6.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet does a passable job clearing debris in cracks. While it can deal with debris in shallower cracks, it struggles with material in deeper crevices. It's incapable of generating a tight seal with the contact surface, resulting in a low suction force at its floorhead.

1.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

The Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet has terrible stain-clearing performance. Its brushroll doesn't make contact with embedded stains, so it can't dislodge them from surfaces.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test

Unlike battery-powered shop vacuums like the RYOBI 18V One+ 3 Gal. Project Wet/Dry, this vacuum isn't rated as being wet compatible.

Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No
0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No

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