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Hoover Athen Vacuum Cleaner

Dry 3.9kg Bagless Apr 2014
Cleaning Type Weight Dust Container Cordless Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Hoover Athen has one of the quieter noise levels (only 75 decibels) amongst vacuums of this age. Across all the vacuum cleaners of this age and spec the noise levels range from 66dB to 89dB, and the average noise level is 78dB.

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Hoover Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

On average Hoover vacuums have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all vacuum cleaners produced by Hoover.


The Hoover Athen is cordless, which is unusual. Most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for a similar time to the Athen are not cordless.

There are a number of other cordless vacuums currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the ZB3010, the ZB3006, or the ZB3011 (£267.12) all from Electrolux.

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Fairly Long Run Time

At 55 minutes, the Hoover Athen has a fairly long run time compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable age and type to the Athen. The run time of vacuums of this type and age range from 6 min to 60 min.

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Very Narrow

At only 185 millimeters, the Hoover Athen is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuums that were released around the same time as the Athen. The narrowest vacuum that has been on the market for more than two years is 100mm wide, the widest is 550mm, and the average width is 280mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This vacuum received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Les Numeriques.com. Experts aren't convinced by this Hoover vacuum.

Does Not Have a Brush Tool

The Hoover Athen does not have a brush tool. Most of the other vacuums that were launched around the same time as the Athen also do not have a brush tool.

We compared this vacuum cleaner to all the other vacuum cleaners with a brush tool and we think the AEG Ergorapido AG 18PLUS (£258.23), or the Hoover WindTunnel (£297.50) is also worth considering.

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Very Short Cord Length

Vacuum cleaners that came out around the same time as the Athen have cord lengths of between 0.6m and 16m, and the average cord length is 7.5m. The Hoover Athen has a quite short cord length (only 1.5 meters) compared to most of the other vacuums of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hoover Athen

Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of the this vacuum cleaner is Dry, which is typical of many vacuums of a similar type and age to it.

We compared all the other Dry vacuums to this vacuum cleaner and we think the ZB3011 (£267.12), and the ZB3010 both from Electrolux or the AEG Ergorapido AG 18PLUS (£258.23) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.

If the cleaning type of this vacuum is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Electrolux ZB3006 (Wet) which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This vacuum has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

At 3.7 kilograms, the Hoover Athen has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other vacuums that have been on the market for a similar time to the Athen.

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Dust Container
Wheels Material
Dust Capacity
Cleaning Type
Noise Level
Intended Use
Air Filtering
HEPA Class
Cleaning Surface
HEPA Filtration System
Washable Filter
Cord Length
Carrying Handle
Cable Length
Battery Low Indication
Recharge Indicator
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Width
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Turbo Brush
Hard Floor Brush

Expert Reviews


Avec un affichage clair du niveau de batterie, on gagne un peu en confort d'utilisation. Le nouvel Athen présente aussi une efficacité d'aspiration améliorée, même si pas encore à la hauteur...

Indicateur du niveau de charge de la batterie par paliers
Peu d'entretien et facile
Bonne filtration monocyclonique
Variateur la poigne
Collecteur de contenance confortable et avec trappe
Pas d'aspirateur main
Position de parking mal assure
Lourd et un peu pataud

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hoover atn18, hoover atv264, hoover atn18b, hoover atv264b, hoover atn18bg, hoover atv264bm, hoover 39400270, hoover athenatn18, hoover atv252lt011, hoover athenatn18b, hoover athenatn18bg, hoover athenevoatv264, hoover athenevoatv264b, hoover athenevoatv264bm
Barcodes 00000039400222, 00000039400270, 08016361843370, 08016361854130, 08016361862982, 08016361907249, 08016361907270, 08016361912151, 08016361923553

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