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Eureka AirSpeed AS1001A Gold
 
Price range:
$119.08 - $135.30
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Bagless upright vacuums
About - Eureka AirSpeed AS1001A Gold

The Eureka AirSpeed AS1001A Gold is an upright vacuum cleaner available from Eureka. The AirSpeed AS1001A Gold typically costs between $119.08 - $135.30.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on upright vacuum cleaner models like the AirSpeed AS1001A Gold.


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).

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.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A were applied to untested model Eureka AirSpeed AS1001A Gold, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A
Price range:
$75.99 - $89.00
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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.

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Features & Specs - Eureka AirSpeed AS1001A Gold
info Bag No
info Weight (lbs.) 18
info Brush on/off No
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Eureka AirSpeed AS1001A Gold
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1.0
lost suction
9/9/2014
Pros
Easy To Dissassemble N Cl
Easy to Use
Lightweight
Long cord
Quite
Cons
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
lost suction quickly started out great cleaned 18x20 living room second time filters were clogged and difficult to clean main problem seems to be small filter directly over motor. i think cr reports needs to take a close look at its testing protocoles
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great price, cleans well
6/18/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Pet Hair
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Hard to Clean
Heavy
Noisy
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Comment:
I bought this because it rated so highly on CR, and was far cheaper than the alternative, a Dyson. I have been impressed with its cleaning ability. It has great suction, picks up everything we throw at it, and does a good job on carpets and pet hair. Overall it's been the most impressive vacuum I've owned at actually doing its job.<br /><br />The problems with this thing have already been mentioned. It's not easy to clean, the filters need to be cleaned frequently, and when they get clogged up the cleaning efficiency goes way down. You have to bang the filters against something to knock out the dust, and then dust flies everywhere. And it's not the easiest to reassemble. My wife can't do it at all, and half the time it goes together easily for me, half the time there's some weird point where it just won't go back together for five minutes. I also wish it had a retractable cord. <br /><br />Still in this proce range it is a real value-- I could replace the entire thing three times over for the price of a comparable or slightly better vacuum.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Works great. Maintenance is a nightmare!
3/22/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Filter Cleaning Messy
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Stairs
Comment:
We use the vacuum regularly. We love its performance, and multiple attachments. However, I am very tired of cleaning the filters. It's a very very messy and frequent job! I'm shopping for a new vacuum.
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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