EL1012A Ergorapido Hand Vacuum
- Combination STICK vacuum AND HANDHELD vacuum for all your cleaning needs
- Motorized brush-roll for extra strength bare floor cleaning
- The 2-position switch lets you flip from high to low power and back again in an instant
- Once the job is done, Ergorapido lets you make a clean get away with hassle free bagless convenience featuring a no-touch dust cup and a snap-spring filter that removes all the dirt
- 12 Volts of Power, Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush
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Top Customer Reviews
If you haven't already figured it out, yes I have two Shelties and they SHED a lot! Especially here in Hawaii where the weather is normally humid and warm! I also live in a tri level house and with my arthritic back, you can see that dragging a full size vaccum up and down stairs can really be a back breaker. And dragging a cannister vacuum around isn't much fun either especially up and down the stairs, having to avoid tripping on cords. Last but not least, I have several throw rugs and my upstairs are fully carpeted.
If you own a dog that sheds, you know that rugs and carpets are like velcro to dog hairs! You also know what it's like to vacuum several times a week.... aaargh! And with Shelties,if you don't vacuum at least every three days the floor and especially the rugs and carpets begin look like a hens nest!
Imagine having to vacuum two sets of carpeted stairs and dragging that heavy vacuum or a clumsy ole cannister around? Also, try vacumming a little 3' x 5" throw rug with a full size vacuum and see if it doesn't try to suck the entire thing inside. You wind up having to play 'TUG O WAR' with the vacuum, and if you have (string) fringes around the rug, it winds up badly torn up.
Now if you have EXPENSIVE or ANTIQUE rugs, then you're liable to have someone who gets pretty angry with you for letting the vacuum eat the rug! I guess it's a good way of getting out of having to vacuum the house, if that's your objective! The problem is the spouse won't want to drag that heavy duty full size vacuum around either so you wind up with a hens nest until someone gets tired of looking at it!Read more ›
I thought about returning it because of that, but I do like it. It's lightweight and easy. It does great with pet hair, but it fills up quickly. Basically, it's a dustbuster with a long handle. The dustbuster part comes off to pick up larger things, like coffee beans. The attachments allow for sucking dirt from under the stove, fridge, etc. It is no good on upholstery and probably not great on carpet.
UPDATE: I wish I could up my stars to 4 because even with the short battery life, I love it for the ease of use. It kind of forces me to do my vacuuming quickly with no dilly dallying around. I always know my 1500 sq ft of polished concrete floors will be vac'd in less than 15 min, so it's no big deal for me to vac more often. This beats sweeping any day!
I bought this from [...] after reviewing this model and a less powerful model. The suction works really well on hardwood floors (dog hair, crumbs etc.) and somewhat well on very low-pile carpet. Designed for floors and that is what I based my decision on. I have used it now for a couple weeks. 15-20 minutes at a time and the suction was still strong (haven't had a need for a longer time frame yet) after each use. The storage/charging base has a small footprint as well as being easy to put the stick/hand vac on and off of it. I have a Dyson DC18 Slim and the hose attachment is totally a bother to use (as well as the floor setting [no brush spinning]. This Electrolux works so much better for the job on the floors that I highly recommend it. Even though I have never tried the latest Shark model, from what I've read, this product is far superior.
Assembly - There's really not much to it especially if you don't mount the charger unit on the wall. The vacuum comes in two pieces attached with one screw and the two charger pieces simply snap together. Even a caveman could do it.
Length of charge - This is why you can't vacuum your entire house, unless you do it piecemeal, vacuum quickly, or have a small house. We've found that the battery maintains power about fifteen or twenty minutes with continuous use depending on whether you're using the high or low power settings. The first charge takes 24 hours, and subsequent full charges are said to take up to 16 hours. Mostly we use the Ergorapido (Latin for therefore fast?) for small tasks and return it to the charger, so it's always charged and ready for use.
Performance - For what it is, the performance of this little vacuum is great. It works better on bare floors, but the pick up on carpet is more than adequate, especially for touch ups, like for scatter rugs by the doors. We really like being able to clean around the parakeets so quickly, easily, and quietly. Just don't expect it to perform like a full size upright.
Ease of Use - This appliance is absolutely remarkable. I've never had a tool that was so easy to place on and remove from its charger.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broke easily after several months of use. Not much power in this one at all!Published 13 months ago by Damir Begovic
Do not purchase. Bought it and it worked well for a few months. Mistakenly recommended to friends and now we all have a useless device after a few months. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Reasonable Person
Not a detailed review, just my experience. I bought this nearly three years ago, and for two of the three years it worked well (my mother-in-law had the red one, and it seems to... Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by A RHEA
I have been looking for a great vac to use on my hardwood floors. Thought this would be the one but, sadly no. Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I used in kitchen on hardwoods & light carpet. It was pretty good for suction in beginning but I loved the design and convenience of it. Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Shnookie04
This is a great vacuum. No, it is not your primary vacuum for cleaning carpets. It actually does not run well on carpet at all. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by M. Santos
The vacuum is great my only problem is with the tacky way in which it was shipped. Secondly I had marked that it was a gift but when it came the shipping label with my address on... Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by Terry Smith
I am writing this review because I bought this because of reading reviews. For me, this vacuum is not worth it. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Ms Harmony
I know my title sounds like an exaggeration, but it's true! I hate vacuuming because I hate maneuvering anything with a cord attached to it, or that's heavy and bulky. Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by AnitaRL
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