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Electrolux EL5020A Intensity Upright Vacuum Cleaner


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  • Upright vacuum cleaner with 12 amp motor and 3-inch air path for maximum suction
  • Fingertip controls; carpet and bare-floor modes; 12-inch-wide cleaning path
  • Helpful indicator lights; adjustable-height telescopic handle for comfortable use
  • HEPA filtration; 1-quart bag capacity; bi-fold handle; retractable 21-foot cord
  • Measures 17 by 12 by 14 inches when folded down; 2-year warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 12 x 14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 20.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000N3YBNQ
  • Item model number: EL5020A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,040 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Maximum suction in a compact design. 12 amp power for full size suction and brushroll performance. Direct airpath maximizes suction power. Dirt travels only 3" to the bag. This unit has a compact design with folding handle and it's easy to store and to carry. Lightweight convenience with maneuverable handling for cleaning around furniture. Perfect for deep down routine cleaning. Fingertip controls and automatic cord rewind reduces bending.

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Customer Reviews

It has great suctioning power!
Mommyof3
PROS: Its light weight, folds to a compact size that can be carried around with it's large handle, and transitions easily from carpet to hard flooring.
Judith K. Van Bockern
Bad design or poor quality of parts in handle.
D. Tipton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

104 of 106 people found the following review helpful By M. Winter on May 16, 2007
This little vacuum packs in power and innovative design. From the first try, I was amazed at the suction. The first time through the house I quickly filled the bag and had to change it. The Intensity pulled up all the little carpet fuzz on the 3-year-old carpet that my old vacuum could never get. It has more power than any other vacuum I've used.

The collapsing design is a nice feature. It folds up into a neat little package that fits easily on a closet floor without running into the coats. I love the controls on the top of the handle. You can go from bare floor to carpet with the touch of a button. The cord retracts nicely. The bag is easy to change, though a bit small, well, because the vacuum is small.

I discovered a nice fail-safe feature when I tried to finish the room when the full bag light was on. The vacuum shut off. I waited a bit to let it cool down, changed the bag, and it started right up. So pay attention to that light.

Overall, the design is fantastic. A couple improvements though would make it even better. For it's small size, light weight and those big wheels, it doesn't corner all that easily. The front is nice and flat and has an edge for going under cabinets, but since the front is the same width as the back, you can't go straight under cabinets. You have to go at an angle and keep adjusting the position. So making the front part a little wider than the back would make going under cabinets a breeze.

Also, if it didn't have that big carrying handle on the top of the canister, it would vacuum right under the bed. The handle isn't positioned well anyway for doing stairs, because when you hold it by the handle to maneuver on stairs, it's too back heavy and tips back.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By netterino on January 31, 2008
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I noticed this vacuum for sale about a year ago - mainly because of the pretty ingenious, apartment-closet-friendly design - but figured it couldn't be *that* much better than the one I was already using. In the spirit of fiscal responsibility, I put it off. Boy, was I wrong.

Y'know the other review, where the person talks about filling a bag on the first go? You figure they must either be a reforming 'dirty person' or exaggerating. It seems a stretch. Whelp - I'm no 'dirty person' of any kind, and when I was through the living room and midway through the bedroom the 'change bag' light came on. I sighed, figuring that the sensor was off, and tugged off the cover to check it.

Whaddaya know? Full to the brim with stuff I had *no* idea had been hiding from my other vacuum. Ew.

I went through one more bag. I vacuumed three rooms. You do the math.

My carpet looks pretty splendid this morning. Needless to say, I'm pleased. I never woulda thunk it, but I wish I'd bought this thing when I first noticed it so the equivalent of the two bags of crud that went down the trash chute wouldn't be in my lungs right now.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Michael on March 29, 2008
The Electrolux Intensity upright- excellent design, suction, and storage.
I love the fact that it is so simple in design without all of the hoses and attachments.
All I ever did with the hoses and attachments on my old Hoover was trip over them, Struggle with them, and curse at them when they fell all over the place.
As for the small bag, larger bags just reduce suction. Also, the dirt inside larger bags just collects, then the dirt begins to stink and whenever you turn on the vac it smells.
Small bag is the way to go.
Excellent product, you wont be disappointed.
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By A. Attanasio on April 3, 2007
Don't expect to use this vacuum for ALL your cleaning needs. Its excellent quality , with nice features and GREAT suction, however the disposable bag is much too small. I vacuumed 2 wool rugs that are a year old and previously vacuumed many times with my old Oreck and filled the bag the first time I used it. Folds up to a small foot print and the wire recoil is a nice feature but its demise is the small bag unless you don't mind purchasing bags frequently
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 14, 2007
Powerful vacuum cleaner that fits into about 1/3 the size of the machine it replaces. We are replacing a Hoover Self Propelled Ultra WindTunnel model. We have found this model just as easy to push and pull as the self propelled Hoover.

The Electrolux does not have as many settings and gadgets as my older vacuum. It does not have a hose and attachments, which is ok with me since I have a Dust Buster which I've used instead of the attachments for some time. I personally don't like fooling with bulky hoses and attachments.

It cleans much better that my old vacuum, leaving my 15 year old carpets looking fresh and clean. It transitions easily from carpets to hardwood and tile surfaces at the touch of a button. I have seen some reviews complaining about the length of the cord. The cord is just under 20 feet (yes, I measured it myself before purchasing), plenty long for my needs. And the cord retracts, so it is completely out of the way when being transported or stored.

The best part of the design is the compactness of it. It can literally be folded up and put away when not in use. I highly recommend it to anyone that needs a very good vacuum that doesn't take up much storage space.
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