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Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870[ ]
 
Approximate retail price:
$160
Summary: This 20-pound upright from Eureka is bag-equipped and has HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 29-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagged upright vacuums
About - Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870[ ]
The Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870 upright vacuum cleaner includes a power brush, upholstery tool, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 20 pounds and provides usability features such as 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.

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Features & Specs - Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870[ ]
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 21
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off No
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870[ ]
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5.0
Well worth it!
3/27/2014
Pros
Durable
Easy To Empty
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Comment:
I've abused the tarnation out of this vacuum and it just keeps going. I sold one house and bought another, with major cleaning at both ends. I thought, What the heck, it was a cheap vacuum and if it doesn't survive the move I already got my money's worth. <br />I have used it as a shop vacuum. I cleaned the entire basement (walls, floor and ceiling) to get ready to paint. I have cleaned up small amounts of liquids. I cleaned up pet mess left behind in the new house I bought. Everything you should not do with a vacuum, I did. It still works fine.<br />It has a lot of suction both at the hose and the floor. Others have complained about belts dying, but I still have the spare belt that originally came with the vacuum, it's never been changed. The other day I accidentally vacuumed up an entire spool of fishing line. (D'oh!) I took the roller and belt off (very easy, only three screws!), cut the fishing line off the roller, put it back together; no problems.<br /><br />Folks have complained that it is heavy and I guess it might be for a small/weak/old person, but the description clearly says 20 pounds and you should be able to figure out whether or not that is too heavy for you in advance. The weight is not a secret. You do need to have some muscle to use it on stairs.<br />I did find that on a dense carpet you need to be careful about how you set the height adjustment. If you set it too low the vacuum will *not* move easily, but that is not the weight, that is just an easily made adjustment.<br /><br />This is probably the best vacuum I have ever had.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Belt Shredder
3/14/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Broken Belts
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Went through many belts. Including the one that was factory installed upon delivery. Broke 2 belts in one day. Used the vacuum for normal vacuuming on regular carpet in an average size, 1 story house. I finally returned it to Amazon today after several attempts to resolve the belt breaking issue.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Broken belt 1st day
2/1/2014
Pros
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Poor Design
Unreliable
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
1st day two broken belts. It was used for normal carpet. Nothing special. Looks like the belt could shift around rubbing on other internal parts causing the belt to break after 10min.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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