The Eureka AirSpeed AS1002A (Target) is an upright vacuum cleaner available from
The AirSpeed AS1002A (Target) typically costs
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 AS1002A (Target).
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.
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.
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).
The Ratings of Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A were applied to untested model Eureka AirSpeed AS1002A (Target), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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 AirSpeed AS1002A (Target)
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.
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.
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).
Our house is hardwood floors wih many large area rugs. We have two big shepherds so need a good vacuum. I replaced my old, good Eureka with this new one and this one is very<br /> unreliable. I change the belt so often compared with the previous model and this one clogs all the time. I would recommend another vacuum if you use it often or have pets.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from AUBURN, AL
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Finally a vacuum properly vented!
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
I have been looking for a vacuum that is not front vented so it does not blow pet hair and debris away from the vacuum cleaner. This was the only vacuum I could find at [...] that had the vents placed high that does not blow debris around.