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Kenmore Progressive 21714
 
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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
The Kenmore Progressive 21714 canister vacuum cleaner includes a upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 24 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on and off switch, suction control, manual carpet-height adjustment, and a 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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1.0
Intended Convenience Taken To Extreme
6/30/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Cumbersome
Destined To Break
Heavy
Poor Design
Best Uses
Comment:
This vacuum sucks well, but as you can see from CR's take on handling/usability, this unit leaves much to be desired. Kenmore engineers took the idea of let's attach tools to the handle! and ran with it, and kept running with it. Convenience overkill lead to cumbersome results. The plastic attachment points for those tools on the handle should have a sticker placed nearby: Avoid using! For display purposes only. You can visualize those nubs breaking soon. <br />As for the crevice tool having slots on each side that reduce the suction at the tip, my guess is the design reduces the concentration of suction from one point so as to avoid overloading the motor. However, it cripples its effectiveness as a cleaning tool. And why is it so short? The That's what she said jokes notwithstanding, I'd like to view a transcript of the design process behind that move.<br />Other reviewers berate CR for recommending this vacuum, but if you examine the ratings, what they rank high are indeed areas where this vacuum excels. And the let's attach everything to the handle school of design seems to have pervaded the industry (with few exceptions) at this point in vacuum manufacturing history, so I'll cut CR some slack; they're simply working with what's out there for purchasing.<br />As for me, I returned my vacuum to Sears.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Consumer Reports needs do a 2nd review -
6/15/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Inefficient
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
Bought this vacuum because of Consumer Reports reviews. My old Hoover is still the preferred vacuum to use in my house. Seems to have good suction, but dog and cat hairs do tangle around the brush. Don't have that problem with my Hoover. The side cleaning also does not compare with my Hoover performance. My Hoover is so old, I can no longer get parts. Very disappointed in Consumer Reports lab review!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
would not buy another one
5/31/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Purchase one about 3 years ago and after 13 months the power head stopped working. It would cost about 1/2 the price of a new one to replace the power head so we purchased another one. After 11 months the wand shorted out and was repaired under warranty. 12 months later it shorted out again, out of any warranty. I will not buy another.
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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