Long Power Cord
Yes, the top-of-the-line Sears Intuition canister vacuum has very good suction. I understand that it would rate well when tested and compared to other vacuums.<br /><br />However, be prepared to take it to a Sears repair center often. In fact, I had to take mine so often, and repairs took so long, that I needed to buy a backup vacuum, which, not coincidentally, was another brand. <br /><br />This vacuum is used on only one floor of my house, approximately 1200 square feet. It is used only every 7-10 days. It is 4.5 years old and has been to the Sears repair center 10 times. If I had not purchased a 5 year service contract, I would have given up on this vacuum years ago. You name it, it has broken. Wheels on the undercarriage of the powerhead have come off twice. The hose has twice broken where it attaches to the handle with controls. The electric cord lost its ability to retract. Entire motor went out twice. Plastic housing on main canister cracked badly and had to be replaced. I am very meticulous about changing the bag and filter often.<br /><br />Consumer Reports is doing a disservice to keep rating this vacuum so highly. I know they have heard from a number of consumers about the frequency of repair woes on the Sears Intuition vacuum. If it tests impressively, but does not hold up well, as testified by many cunsumers, is it really a great vacuum? I don't think so. I won't buy this vacuum again and I would not recommend it. When I need to replace it, I am moving to a Miele or a Dyson.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.