The FH50240 supports a better cleaning type than most vacuum cleaners that are a similar age to it. This Hoover vacuum supports a Wet cleaning type, whereas most vacuums that were released more than two years ago support a Dry cleaning type.
This vacuum's cleaning type (Wet) is actually the best supported cleaning type across all similar spec vacuums that have been available for around the same time as the FH50240.
Across similar types of vacuum the worst supported cleaning type is Dry&Wet.
We compared this vacuum to all the other Wet vacuums and we think the Hoover FH40160 which is cheaper is also worth considering.