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.
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 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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Battle Creek, MI
Direct Drive - No Belts
Easy to Use
None that I can think of
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Bancroft NE
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Do Not Buy!
vacuum had good suction but that is about it. It was cumbersome and not designed well. Then 1 year after we bought it, right after the warranty expired the motor died I would not recommend any Sears products.