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Kenmore Progressive 21514
 
Approximate retail price:
$199.99
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Summary:

This 23-pound canister from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 26-foot, retractable cord.

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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 21514

The Kenmore Progressive 21514 canister vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on and off switch, suction control, and manual carpet-height adjustment.

About This Brand

Once exclusive to Sears, Kenmore uprights are now available in Kmart stores as a result of a merger of the retailers. Kenmore uprights typically range in price from about $80 to $300. Kenmore is the best-selling canister brand, with a wide array of models ranging from as little as $50 to $600 or so. It also offers canister hard-surface cleaners and a carpet shampooer.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore Progressive 21514
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 23
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 21514
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1.0
Had to return it - has a basic flaw
12/6/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
When you move the hose around where it attaches to the canister, the vacuum either stops or won't start. This seems to be a design problem in most if not all their canister vacs. We're very disappointed and will have to go elsewhere to buy a vacuum cleaner. I have also tried their orange canister model and it has the same problem.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Just died
10/26/2013
Pros
Efficient
Cons
Short Power Cord
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
So this vacuum replaced another CR vacuum recommendation that didn't work for me and now this one has just died. The carpet cleaner power quit working but the canister still works if you do not use the extension pole. I am soo done with faulty vaccums (2 in less than 3 years) and didn't even bother to take it back to Sears because I am just over it and cannot be without a vacumm while they dicide whether or not they will fix or replace it (I have 3 pets). Don't recall warrenty. I bit the bullet and bought a Dyson (Animal 41) and so far it is good. I especially like that it's lightweight and easy to use and emptying the dirt doesn't bother me. Will be nice not to keep buying bags :) I'll write a review on the Dyson a bit later when I have used it more.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Not Your Grandmother's Sears!
5/9/2013
Pros
Long Power Cord
Stores Neatly
Cons
Cumbersome To Use Tools
Motor Shuts Off
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Pet Hair
Comment:
Bad design for duster-tool and no good at corners for any function. Handle is not ergonomic. Biggest issue is that it cuts out on the floor attachment unless held at an extreme right-ward angle. This is NOT the quality or design that I expected from a Sears vacuum.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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