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Kenmore Progressive 21514 vacuum cleaner

 
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$219.99 - $245.98
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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
This Kenmore canister vacuum includes a power brush, upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 pounds and provides helpful features such as a retractable cord, brush on/off switch, suction control, and manual carpet pile-height adjustment.
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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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Bulky, heavy, dumb
3/8/2015
Pros
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Inefficient
Poor Design
Short Power Cord
Best Uses
Comment:
Since we bought this one, my wife does not have to vacuum anymore. The reason is simply that this thing is so bulky, heavy and dumb that you need to manhandle it and so I do it. The good news is that is vacuums but that's about it. After every use my wrists hurt and I feel like I need a massage.<br />Consumerreports will loose my subscription over giving this one a good rating for handling.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
My first canister and I love it!
2/8/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
I just bought my first canister. I did so because my mom had a Kenmore canister and it always had great suction. First time I used it I couldn't believe how much easier it was to vacuum the carpet as compared to my German made expensive upright. I wasn't in pain from vacuuming the day after as I normally WAS! I like all the attachments and the long hose. The cord is about 5 ft. short of my other, so what, I have to move it once. It stores easily and is the weight of most vacuums. I love my new Kenmore progressive. One more thing, you manually adjust the carpet height, I like this because with my old upright it was automatic which didn't work well at all.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Disappointing quality &amp; design
1/28/2015
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Heavy
Inefficient
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Hardwood Floors
Tile Floors
Comment:
I vacuum weekly with the occasional extra clean up. I have hardwood floors & large area carpets. The power head for carpets works well as long as you do not go against a wall or corner. Suction is good, but design does not allow for edge suction to be adequate.<br /><br />I hate, hate, hate the wand and attachment designs! The wand has bulky, clunky ends, which will not easily release from the nozzle or the attachments. It does not have a metal end with button type release. There is no allowance to use specialty attachments as I have for my dryer & radiators, since the nozzle opening is not round.<br /><br />The brush attachment, which stores around the outside of the nozzle, makes it difficult to detach the wand and to line up the wand when you want to re-attach it. The floor head attachment has a very weak, all plastic swivel which breaks away from the wand way too easily. I have had to reach under furniture MANY times to retrieve it! It's a pain in the ### to snap back on, too. Finally, the crevice tool has an open slot to each side of the very short attachment. This greatly reduces the suction quality. In order to get the results I want from it, I cover these slots with my fingers (I suppose I could use duct tape).<br /><br />I have owned several Kenmore vacuums over the years. This current one was to replace the one I purchased in 2001. I repaired that one as a back-up for the 2nd floor. I use it more than the newer one. The design & reliability is WAY better than this newer model. Bottom line, I would NOT recommend any of the current Kenmores as they all now have the same design flaws and I will not be purchasing another Kenmore. So sad, they used to be sooo good!
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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