Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate Jet Review - Hype or Legit?

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff
Published on: Jun 12, 2019

The Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate JET hard floor cleaner simultaneously vacuums dry messes, scrubs floors with its microfiber brush roll, and suctions up dirty water, making it perfect for cleaning sealed wood, tile, laminate, vinyl. Then, you can quickly switch settings and also use it to refresh your area rugs.

Despite its cord-free convenience, Hoover advertises that the FloorMate Jet delivers the same powerful suction performance as a corded cleaner, which means you can use it to pick up big messes, dried-on spills, and everything in between. But, as you move around your home, you won’t have to worry about tangling or constantly unplugging.

With its ability to vacuum and wash both wet and dry messes in a single step, as well as its ONEPWR battery that works with all tools in the lineup, the FloorMate Jet seems like it really could simplify your cleaning routine, while also saving you time and hassle. Does this mean it’s the best value for your money, though?

By taking a deep dive into the FloorMate Jet’s pricing, competition, and functionality, this is the central question we’ll help you answer in this article.

How Does the Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate Jet Work?

Weighing 16.85 pounds and measuring six inches by 9.8 inches by 44.4 inches, the Hoover FloorMate JET (model BH55230TV1-9) features a removable 3.0 Ah Lithium-ion battery that promises to provide up to 20 minutes of fade-free power when fully charged. It’s also completely interchangeable with all nine high-performance tools in Hoover’s ONEPWR lineup and takes 3.5 hours to recharge fully.Once you insert the Jet’s battery and the cleaner is powered up, its on-demand SprayClean trigger handle and nozzle will squirt as much—or as little—of Hoover’s Multi-Surface Cleaning Solution as you need, directly in front of the device and onto messes. The company recommends you only use their solution, which breaks up dirt and grime by mixing with tap water inside Jet’s 22-ounce solution tank.

Then, as you pass over messes, the extra gentle microfiber or multi-purpose brush rolls found in Jet’s swivel head will scrub and wash grime that’s stuck to sealed hard flooring surfaces like tile, laminate, hardwoods, and vinyl. Switching between the two is as easy as taking off the removable brushroll cover.

Simultaneously, FloorMate Jet's powerful suction picks up wet and dry debris and cleaning solution, which deposits into an 11-ounce tank that’s separate from the clean water.

During operation, you can use the handle-mounted controls to switch between high mode for maximum suction, or eco mode to maximize runtime. You can also lightly “refresh” and clean up area rugs once you’re finished with your hard floors.

After you’re finished, Hoover advertises that you can make FloorMate Jet “like new” using their Rinse and Storage Tray. Simply place the device on the tray, fill with water and solution, recline the handle, run on high mode for 10–15 seconds until all the water is extracted, and then empty the dirty water tank and allow time to dry.

How Much Does the Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate Jet Cost & Where Can You Buy?

If you purchase Hoover's exclusive TV-only offer from FloorMateJet.com, the cleaner (model BH55230TV1-9) costs five monthly payments of $59.99, or single payment of $299.95.

Free shipping is included, or you can upgrade to rush shipping (two to three days) for an additional $29.99.

This includes a rinse and storage tray, measuring cup, extra gentle and bristle microfiber brush rollers, charger, two 3AH ONEPWR batteries, an 8-ounce bottle of Multi-Surface Cleaning Solution, and a bonus ONEPWR Task Light.

You can also purchase the FloorMate Jet on Amazon for $299, including free delivery for Prime members.

It’s also available via the Hoover.com website for $299, or three interest-free payments of $100. However, you’ll have to pay an additional $9.99 to get your hands on a 32 oz bottle of Multi-Surface formula, and an extra $99.99 for a second battery.

When the time comes, you can purchase a replacement 32-ounce bottle of Multi-Surface Cleaning Solution on the Hoover website for $9.99.

All Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate Jet cleaners come with a 30-day money back guarantee, including a free return shipping label. According to the return policy on Hoover's website, though, it can take up to four weeks to receive your full credit upon receipt of your cleaner.

The FloorMate Jet also features a two-year preferred limited warranty for the motor (this does not apply to batteries) against original defects in material and workmanship. This warranty also includes a dedicated phone line for filing claims, free returns, and immediate item replacement within two to three days.

You can reach customer service at (800)944-9200 or support@hoover.com.

Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate Jet vs. Competing Cordless Multi-Surface Floor Cleaners

There are a handful of wet/dry indoor cleaners in the same market at the Hoover ONEPWR. Like the product in question, they also promise to scrub and vacuum sealed hard flooring surfaces and area rugs using proprietary cleaning solutions, condense multiple cleaning steps, and save you time and effort.

Features-wise, many also come with handle-mounted touch controls and multiple modes, removable brush rolls and tanks, front-mounted spray nozzles, swivel steering, and two-year warranties. Here are some of the most popular options on Amazon and how their core criteria compare:

Product Price Weight/Dimensions Average Amazon Rating Notable Features
HOOVER ONEPWR FloorMate JET $300 10.4 lbs., 6” x 9.8” x 44.4” 4 stars, 2 customer reviews 3 Ah battery, two-tank system, 10”-wide cleaning path, battery works with all ONEPWR tools, up to 20 minutes of runtime
Bissell CrossWave $270 (base), models that include cleaning formula or extra brush rolls are $300 11 lbs., 10.5” x 12” x 46” 4.1 stars, 1,945 customers 4.4 amp battery (not cordless), 12”-wide cleaning path, two-tank system, 28 oz water tank, 14.5 oz dirt tank, 25 ft power cord
Shark Sonic Duo Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaner $250 9 lbs., 46.5” x 9.5” x 11.5” 3.5 stars, 700 reviews Corded (22-ft. cord), 2 modes (hard floors and carpets), AirGlide technology for easy maneuverability, headlights, 16 oz cleaning bottle capacity, 11.5” cleaning path

Choosing the right option will wholly depend on which of these factors you place the most emphasis.

For example, the Hoover FloorMate Jet is the only cordless model of the group, and it’s also the only one whose battery you can use with other tools in the ONEPWR lineup. However, you’ll only have 20 minutes of runtime in eco mode, whereas the Shark and Bissell models’ cords provide unlimited runtime.

The tradeoff, obviously, is that with the latter two, you’ll have to remain close to an outlet and plug them in wherever you go.

Price-wise, the Shark Sonic Duo is the least expensive of the group—a full $50 lower than the Hoover—and is also the lightest. On the flipside, its cord is three feet shorter than the Bissell’s, it comes with the smallest cleaning tank capacity, and features the lowest average Amazon customer rating of the group.

Do you want to minimize the number of passes around your home? In this instance, Bissell’s CrossWave offers the widest cleaning path, although it’s only half an inch wider than the Sonic Duo, whereas the FloorMate Jet is a full two inches narrower than the Bissell.

We can see that Hoover’s ONEPWR FloorMate Jet comes with the highest price and the second-highest weight among the group, although it’s also the only corded model, its battery works with all of Hoover’s ONEPWR tools, and it comes with mostly positive—if not limited—online customer feedback.

Let’s carry this thought over to the final section as we come to a conclusion about the Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate Jet.

Our View: Should You Buy the Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate Jet Multi-Surface Cleaner?

Because you’re sacrificing price and a not-insignificant amount of cleaning path width, we think the Hoover ONEPWR might be ideal if your top must-have is cordless operation. After all, it’s the only cord-free multi-surface floor cleaning option currently available.

If you’re ready to purchase, Jet’s TV-only offer will deliver the most bang for your buck, since you’ll receive two batteries and cleaning solution along with your order, which comes with higher prices when purchased individually.

However, we think it’s important to emphasize that while its battery-powered operation might help you avoid frustrating tangles and having to unplug continually, according to Amazon reviewer Liz (one of two Amazon reviews the product had at the time of publishing), it will only last long enough to clean a small apartment or a large room before requiring a recharge.

In fact, she guesses most average-sized family homes will require three to four recharges to thoroughly clean.

She also points out that Jet’s water tank is only large enough to clean a small room, and requires multiple refills for anything larger, and that there’s no quick use of the product, since you “have to clean the roller and the tubes and the tank [after each use], even if it was just a small spill.”

Otherwise, she says, “if you don’t, it will smell. Really, really smell,”—even potentially cause mold to grow.

Bottom line: If you only clean small spaces, or don’t mind repeatedly switching out batteries—or emptying and refilling tanks—when addressing larger areas, the FloorMate Jet’s cordless operation and limited runtime could deliver a lot of value for the money. Otherwise, you might want to focus on corded models with unlimited runtime.

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