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Kenmore Intuition 31040
 
Approximate retail price:
$250
Summary: This 23-pound upright from Kenmore is bagless and has HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 32-foot manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagless upright vacuums
About - Kenmore Intuition 31040

The Kenmore Intuition 31040 is part of the vacuum cleaner test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, upright vacuum cleaner models like the Intuition 31040 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Carpet:
Indicates how much embedded talc and sand a vacuum lifted from a medium-pile carpet.

Bare floors:
Shows how well a vacuum picked up sand without dispersing it on bare floors.

Tool airflow:
Indicates the strength of airflow through the hose.
About This Brand

Once exclusive to Sears, Kenmore uprights are now available in Kmart stores as a result of a merger of the retailers. Kenmore uprights typically range in price from about $80 to $300. Kenmore is the best-selling canister brand, with a wide array of models ranging from as little as $50 to $600 or so. It also offers canister hard-surface cleaners and a carpet shampooer.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore Intuition 31040
info Bag No
info Weight (lbs.) 23
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Intuition 31040
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great vacuum
10/23/2013
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
I can find nothing to complain about. I knew it weighrd 23 lbs. when I bought it. It performs exceptionally well and is a bargain!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Very weak suction, does not work after 1
3/16/2013
Pros
Direct Drive
Solid Build
Cons
Weak Suction
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this as a replacement to an older kenmore that worked great, after one year the suction is so weak it won't pick anything up. Will not buy another kenmore as it should last longer, warranty is only one year.<br /><br />The unit feels solid and has lots of nice features like direct drive, led lights, bagels, etc. it just does not work.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Poor design, wand is unusable
12/29/2012
Pros
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Heavy
Inefficient
Poor Design
Wand Design Is Worst
Best Uses
Carpet
Pet Hair
Comment:
This vaccum cleaner has powerful suction and is very good for carpet. But the poor angular design of wand handle makes this vaccum cleaner useless when it comes to cleaning anything other than floor cleaning. To extend the wand cord is also difficult becuase the suction effect pulls the wand cord back. Overall extremely poor design.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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