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Kenmore 22614
 
Approximate retail price:
$291.00
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Summary: This 23-pound canister from Kenmore is bagless and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 24-foot, retractable cord.
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Community icon9 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Bagless canister vacuums
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
3.0
Good and bad
9/8/2014
Pros
Easy to Use
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Canister Is Too Small
Hard to Empty
Over heats
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Smaller Spaces
Stairs
Comment:
This vacuum has great suction but it gets overwhelmed by the quantity of pet hair in our house (3 cats, 2 dogs). It will overheat and then shut down during a lengthy vacuuming session. The canister needs to be frequently emptied. The dirt canister is too small, is messy to empty, and doesn't empty thoroughly.<br />It is small and lightweight. It would work fine in an apartment/small house with one or two pets, but it just isn't heavy duty enough for big jobs.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
More functional than my Dysons
7/8/2014
Pros
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
No Loss Of Power As Fill
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Frequent emptying
Slightly Messy To Empty
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
Uses the same powerhead as their top rated canister--parts are interchangeable. It would have been helpful to include the accessory bare floor brush, available and very helpful for under $15. Adding this gave me excellent wood floor and tile coverage. I don't like the powerhead for such, and changing heads is very easy.<br /><br />I own the dyson pet purple ball upright as well as their canister model with the electrically powered wand. This little machine holds less, but is superior on carpets for dirt and pet hair. I can also better get under beds and low surfaces. <br /><br />It is a bit messy to empty, which can be done by flipping the bottom open or unscrewing the canister. The mess is similar to the Dyson units. No big deal if you empty into a bag held around the container, or empty outside.<br /><br />The canister is easy to remove and replace on the unit.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
would not buy
7/1/2014
Pros
Good For Carpets
Cons
Bagless Design Is Bad
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
Have given this vacuum a try and the only good use is for carpets. It does not pick up dirt on my floor and the bagless cannister is impossible and messy to use.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore 22614 is part of the Vacuum cleaners test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore 22614 Vacuum cleaners features and specs include Manual-pile adjust, Bag, Brush on/off, Easy on/off, Weight (lbs.). In our lab tests, Vacuum cleaners models like the Kenmore 22614 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Pet hair, Tool airflow, Bare floors, Carpet, Emissions, Handling. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore 22614 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore 22614 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore 22614.
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