Kenmore Progressive 21714 vacuum cleaner

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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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Poor quality
Best Uses
This is an expensive vacuum that doesn't hold up well at all. The power wand broke after 15 months, which is expensive to replace, and of course it is out of the warranty period. There are many reviews out there about this problem. It is unfortunate that it had a good review from Consumer Reports that prompted me to buy it. I would never recommend this unit to anyone.
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)
Cheap Plastic Body
Poor Design
Poor suction power
Unweildy Accessories
Unwieldy Attachments
Best Uses
Im taking the time to write this review because I dont want you to waste your time buying this inferior vacuum only to have to return it as i did. I LOVED my last kenmore canister - had it for about 10 years & when it finally expired I went to Consumer Reports and found great ratings for this Kenmore. Wow CR, you really got this one wrong. Even when set at the highest power, this unit had very weak suction, I still cant understand the great reviews! The cover on the canister was such thin cheap plastic, it had to be jiggled to close properly. I returned it to the store after a few uses. After the great reviews and significant cost, I felt like it should work well but it didnt even come close. I was so disappointed in this product.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
It Works Great
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Best Uses
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
I have 2 cats and friends with cat allergies. Except for those who are extremely sensitive, people who are moderately allergic are much less so if I vacuum soon before their visit. They were very impressed by this, as was I. THIS VACUUM WORKS VERY WELL. It is not lightweight - Canister vacuums are never graceful. There are tradeoffs. My upright NEVER worked this well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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