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Kenmore Intuition 31100
 
Approximate retail price:
$250
Summary: This 21-pound upright from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 32-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Kenmore Intuition 31100
The Kenmore Intuition 31100 upright vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 21 pounds and provides usability features such as a brush on and off switch, manual pile-height adjustment, and a telescopic wand.
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 31100
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 21
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Intuition 31100
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3.0
poor design pet brush,
3/16/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Efficient
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Clogs Vacuum
Heavy
Pet Tool Poor Design
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
Pet tool: The pet hair tool does not spin once the beaters touch a furniture surface. Pet tool does not work. <br />Handle: The hose has a bent handle that prevents me from easily cleaning the pet hair off of the couch and chairs. If it was a straight handle, I could reach every surface. But this very poor design of a bent handle prevents cleaning any further than the first 12 inches. <br />Dec 2013 to March 2014 worked fine<br />March 2014 suction stopped. Maybe a clog up in the main vacuum. There is no easy way to clear it. I will try taking using a plastic bendable sink drain cleaner to reach the clog. After that it will go to the shop at my cost.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
difficult cleaning furniture, pet hair
1/8/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Long Power Cord
Cons
Inefficient
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
I have hardwood floors with oriental rugs, and cat hair covered furniture. This vacuum is not good at vacuuming the pet hair off furniture as the pet tool does not work, AND the 45degree bend in the wand handle prevents reaching no deeper than 12 inches onto a couch seat. <br />If you do not need to use tools, but just vacuum floors this a great vacuum.<br />If you want to attach pet hair on couches, chairs bookcases, the tools are useless.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Great Design
12/8/2013
Pros
Direct Drive - No Belts
Easy to Use
Cons
None that I can think of
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Tile Floors
Comment:
Prior to this we had an Eureka Boss. The controls were never very good on the Eureka Boss. I had to bend over to change the carpet height or to switch to hard floors and it took a lot of foot pressure to engage the vacuum. It ate belts like crazy and it got bogged down in our higher than average carpet even when set to the highest height. I took a chance with the Kenmore Intuition because I knew the user reviews were not great. I looked closely at the design and features. Maybe it's the engineer in me but I liked the direct drive for the brush. The controls are very easy to use on the Intuition. I can switch from lo to lo/medium hi/medium or high with the easy click of a foot. Even the cord storage works well. This was always a problem with the Eureka as the top guide that holds the cord wouldn't stay up. No such problem with the Intuition.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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