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Eureka Easy Clean 71B
 
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Type: Hand vacuums
About - Eureka Easy Clean 71B

The Eureka Easy Clean 71B is part of the vacuum cleaner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, small vacuum models like the Easy Clean 71B are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Carpet:
How well models removed surface debris from medium-pile carpet.

Bare floors:
Denotes removal of surface debris from sheet vinyl flooring.

Edges:
How well units picked up debris from where floor meets walls.
About This Brand

Eureka sells a wide array of models marketed to address different needs, including pesky pet hair. Uprights typically range from $50 to $200. You'll find this national brand in a variety of discount stores and mass merchants, including Walmart, Target, and Kmart. Eureka also makes hand and stick vacuums, canister models, deep cleaners, and central vacuums. Canister models typically range from about $60 to $260 and are available through a more-targeted selection of retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond and Lowe's.

Features & Specs - Eureka Easy Clean 71B
info Weight (lbs.) 5.5
info Cord length (ft) 20
info Battery type Corded model
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User Reviews - Eureka Easy Clean 71B
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Value, Effective Cleaning
8/11/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Pet Hair
Upholstery
Comment:
It's a powerful little workhorse. I've had mine for at least 10 years, and use it for cleaning upholstery and spot cleaning of the carpeting/floor. I have two longhaired Maine Coon cats who shed lots of fur - this little gem removes fur, dust and practically any other debris quickly and effectively. It's a bit noisy but it gets the job done so quickly, it's not really an issue. In all the years I've owned it, it has never needed any repairs or belts other than the the power cord about 4 years ago which I repaired myself. I clean the dust filter by removing the fur and dust from it every month or so.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
It Has Its Limitations
7/15/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Poor Design
Best Uses
Comment:
First the positive: great suction. That's not enough for me to keep this VERY HEAVY & awkward vacuum, though. The other complaint is that the hose, even when extended, is very short. Additionally, the only attachment available for this model is a crevice tool. No parts to extend the hose length or coupling device to attach parts and worst of all--no brush attachment! Who designed this thing? In summary, it's very limited it what you can do with it & very heavy.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Goodbye Cat Fur
4/8/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Stairs
Comment:
I have two Himalayan felines. Talk about fur! They walk by and shed at will. There is no piece of furniture safe from feline follicles. I have a full size vacuum but this is ineffective for cleaning the recliner and sofa. The brush wand attachment is too far away from the suction of the motor and all I do is push fur around.<br /><br />This vacuum is purrfect for cleaning upholstery. The brush is powered (unlike rechargeable dust vacs) so fur is quickly picked up. The filter is easily cleaned and reusable. The dirt container holds a fair amount of fur, but I clean after each use to keep it ready for the next use. <br /><br />It does come with a crevice tool for getting in between cushions. Since this vac can be used horizontally and vertically, I really don't need a brush attachment, but could always use that from my full size vacuum.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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