The Eureka SuctionSeal Pet AS1104A upright vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 21 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, a brush on and off switch, and manual carpet-height adjustment.
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 a SuctionSeal (AS1104A) in October. Three months later, the drive for the brush (not the belt) busted. I called Eureka and they sent me an entirely new vacuum (ASM1105), because it was an apparent known issue where the shaft that drives the pulley was made of plastic, and they replaced it with one made of metal (which is funny because they look the same to me). It's April now, and while I haven't had a repeat with the brush drive (yet), but I have noticed that the part that holds the vacuum upright when not being used isn't very strong (enough of an accidental tilt, and the top will break away). <br /><br />For a HEPA vac, I would not recommend it to those with allergies. Get something with actual sealed suction.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Sarasota, FL
So far so good
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Onoff With Your Foot
Poor Quality Material
Just bought it after we returned the junk Shark vacuum. This one has a height adjustment and it actually goes very close to the floor. No useless lights. Everything worked fine. Even picked up fine sand in grout joints. Very impressed. Let's see how long it lasts
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Birmingham, AL
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Unreliable - Poor quality
Self Retracting Cord
I have pets. When the vacuum worked it worked well; even on pet hair. However, within a month the beater bar stopped working. No noise, no warning, just stopped. The belt was not damaged and the motor did not squeal. The Beater bar just stopped. I bought the until at a local hardware store and will return it under the store's 90 day return policy.