Kenmore Progressive 21714 vacuum cleaner

 
Approximate retail price:
$400
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Summary: This 24-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 21714
This Kenmore canister vacuum includes a upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 24 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 21714
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 24
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 21714
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Great vacuum until it's not
11/26/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
Good set of features at this price point. I love that the brush head floor attachment rotates from the extension wand. I like that the switch to turn off the brush on the carpet attachment is up on the handle making the quick transition to hard wood floors easy. That being said, I really prefer to use a true hardwood floor tool and this vacuums is too small, it should about the same size as the power brush attachment.<br /><br />But then, after the warrantee, but too soon in this product's life, the extension want broke--the electricity was not getting from the powered handle down to the brush. I would cost 50% of a new one to replace the wand. So this vacuum is just another disposable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
CR shouldn't be recommending this vacuum
9/26/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
After 14 months of use, a plastic part broke in the swivel section of the Power Mate attachment. As a result, the Power Mate pulls loose from the wand during use. When a vacuum costs nearly $400, its parts should last more than 14 months.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Kenmore Progressive: Progressive in a not so good way
9/17/2015
Pros
Easy To Empty
Powerful/Good Suction
Reach Tight Places
Cons
Noisy
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Stairs
Comment:
Go with the Pros first:<br />Power mate handy for steps<br />Hose holding up well considering the constant tugging on cannister<br /><br />OK now for the Cons:<br />Cheap plastic attachments (crevice tool, floor brush)<br /><br />Difficult to depress lock button to remove wand sections<br /><br />Wand sections wobbly at connection point<br /><br />Floor brush falls apart at swivel joint with lightest of pressure pulling forward and back<br /><br />Flexible hose gets wound up, constantly unwinding<br /><br />Cannister tips over easily when pulling on hose to move cannister.<br /><br />Agitator bearings (noise) replaced after 6-7 months operation by service center. Three months later same noise coming from agitator.<br /><br />The quality of components, and maintanability of this model is terrible. Recommend consumer report concentrate on the best of best products and rate those only.<br /><br />The panasonic and kenmore agitator and floor to agitator lift mechanism look identical?
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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