This bagless Eureka upright includes a power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool, and it weighs 14 pounds.
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've had this thing for years. I use it in a mostly carpeted house. The exhaust isn't the greatest for hard floors because in smaller rooms the debris is usually blown around excessively. On carpet, it pulls dirt and hair up and fills the canister with debris you'd never think was there in just a few days. <br /><br />I had an issue with it overheating/shutting off after 6 months of owning it. Turns out when you READ THE MANUAL, you find the importance of rinsing the black filter. Works great ever since I figured out the mystery half the negative comments are hung up on. <br /><br />You can do a lot worse at this price-point. Never owned a dyson, and never will if I can buy a decades worth of these for the same price.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Mad mom
from Central Fl
Hose Started Breaking
started coming apart at the hose pretty much right after I got it, repaired it myself several times. It is most unreliable and does not do a very good job. Lately it shuts off after two minutes, called Eureka and unfortunately they do not stand behind their product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Annoyed and harried mother
from Southern US
Not a good buy
I have used the product about once a week to clean my home and personal vehicle. When I first started to use it, it had a very strong burning smell, but over a period of weeks, that smell faded. During the period that the vac was working, it sucked up a lot of dust from my carpets and did a fairly decent job on tiled floor and wood. I always use a robotic cleaner on wood and tile AFTER I vac with this cleaner and it still finds lots to pick up. However, within about 6 months, the brush stopped spinning and there is a faint smell by the brush as well as more heat in that are upon touch than I expected. When I called Customer Service, they told me that it was most probably the belt that was broken (which is NOT covered by their two year warranty). So, I have to now try to see if that is the problem, then go purchase a belt and replace it and hope I can put it back together. Frustrated because I truly don't feel a product that costs so much should stop functioning correctly in less than a year. Between no-decent warranty and the under a year and not doing it's job issue, I feel that this is not a good buy. I will be back shopping for a CR good buy vacuum cleaner, and it most certainly will not be a Eureka product!