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Kenmore Progressive 21614 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$295.00
Summary: This 23-pound canister from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 28-foot, retractable cord.
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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 21614
This Kenmore canister vacuum includes a 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, manual carpet pile-height adjustment, and telescopic wand.
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 21614
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 21614
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1.0
Poor Quality
8/29/2015
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
We live on a farm and track in lots of dirt, hay bits, sawdust. Have 4 house dogs. As careful as we try to be, by taking off our outside boots, shoes, clothes in the utility room, we still manage to bring in dirt, hay, grass, sawdust, and dogs shed. I've had this machine for about 3 years. This vacuum sucks it up well. I have to change the bag third vacuuming. The door to change the bag is flimsy and sticks open. Very difficult to get it to close without breaking the hinges. The wand with power head will not standup by itself. Always falls over. I have small spaces between appliances in the utility room and furniture throughout the house, but can't get between them with the wand, which is bulky at the end of it where it attaches to the power head. Stupid design. I hate it. The older models you could just slide the wand in between those small spaces and suck up the dirt/fuzz. The power head light bulb started shortening out about 3 months ago. The door to the attachments is flimsy and difficult to lift and close. The power head wheels don't roll well anymore. I hate it. For suction, it's great, but usability it is bulky and awkward. Can't believe it got such a high rating on CR.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Operates Like a Toy
12/19/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Long Power Cord
Cons
Clumsy
Hard to maneuver
Poor Suction
Best Uses
Stairs
Comment:
I use this vacuum cleaner in my home. The wand does not stand upright well and falls often. It has damaged my walls and floors and has dented my new refrigerator. The suction is poor. It barely picks up dirt from my carpet. I'm going out to buy an upright vacuum. I'm so disappointed with Kenmore.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Took it back after two uses
10/24/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Awkward
Heavy
It Got Very Hot
Noisy
Poor Design
Very Hard To Manuever
Best Uses
Comment:
I thought this was going to be a great vacuum based on the review from CR. It is not. I found that steering the brush head was difficult because the joint where the wand attaches to the brush head turns, but the head doesn't - strange. It is heavy, making it hard to pull around. The hose is almost too long, and the handle is buky. It is very noisy. Also, the case and the cord got very hot after a very few minutes of use.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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