The Ratings applied to untested model Eureka AirSpeed AS1001A Gold come from our tests of model Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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.
Bag Denotes whether the model has a disposable waste bag. A growing number of vacuums, particularly upright models, use a container that can be emptied, eliminating the bag. To capture fine-dirt particles, however, these models must use a filter (such as a HEPA filter) that can need regular cleaning, or replacement. Replacement filters tend to be significantly more expensive than bags. While vacuums with bags may also use filters, the bag acts as a pre-filter that helps to keep the fine-dirt filter cleaner, thus extending its performance until cleaning or replacement. Another caveat: Emptying the dustbin and cleaning a filter can be messy, and handling it may expose you to dust and other allergens.
Weight (lbs.) The weight of the vacuum cleaner, to the nearest pound. If you expect to carry your vacuum up and down stairs, consider a lighter vacuum (under 20 pounds).
Brush on/off An on/off switch for the rotating brush lets you stop the brush from rotating when using tools or cleaning bare floors. This helps eliminate scattered dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over during use. It also reduces the risk of damaging a carpet or the finish of a bare floor if the vacuum sits in place at the low-height setting.
Easy on/off A switch that's located on the handle or where your foot can activate it is more convenient than one on the body of the vacuum.
Manual-pile adjust Lets you adjust the height of the machine to a carpet's pile height to allow for easy movement and thorough cleaning. Adjustments are automatic on some models, but we prefer the more precise manual control afforded by some models.
I bought this for my wife to use upstairs. We have a more heavy duty vacuum but it was just too heavy to clean the stairs and drag it up and down the stairs. We used it 4 times and it died. The motor just quit. We got it at Walmart on sale. Now we know why. It's poorly built, everything is plastic. Can't get parts to fix it. It's cheaper to buy a new one, and NOT a Eureka!
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from High Point, NC
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Belt replaced three in two months
This products is worthless, requires replacement of belts, almost weekly. Just me and my wife. Never owned a products that required so much cleaning and belt replacements. At this rate, my expense for belts will exceed cost of purchase.<br /><br />They need to recall this product or find a belt that will work, at least a month.