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Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2006
Living in the desert means dusty gritty conditions, but this little vac gets it done. The "riser visor" is unique and works very well on upolstry and stairs. The crevice tool attachment neatly stores away inside the little machine, and the hose is long enough to be very functional.

What I like best about the Eureka 71AV is it's superior suction and that it is corded - not battery powered or rechargeable.

Rechargeable vacs are always too weak, and the battery cycle life declines rapidly causing you to spend more money replacing the battery or throwing the vac away. The cord of Eureka 71AV easily wraps around the back of the unit when not in use, so it's a big asset not a liability.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2007
Yes, I agree with the other reviewers about convenience and suction power. I chose it because I have had good success with Eureka products over the years, although I currently have a Dyson Animal (great action) and Bissell (v. inexpensive) uprights with almost equal efficacy. I figured a corded model would do better than a battery one for power and duration. However, the BIG negative for me is the nuisance of emptying the cup. Emptying HAS to be done outside, using a brush (not provided) to clean off the filter -- not very healthy inhaling that stuff, for sure. If you have a pet (we have a kittycat) it only takes a very few minute of vacuuming to clog the filter. Y'all let me know when Mr. Dyson has solved the battery life of his handheld! I think we're all waiting for a 5-star hand vac!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2006
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This little vacuum has great suction and picks up pet hair much better than the previous small vacuum we had. It is used primarily on the carpeted stairs and to vacuum the floor of our cars. The filter is easy to clean & you don't have to mess with a paper bag. The built in hose attachment is easy to use and did a nice job on dust on the stairway banister.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2006
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It is a really good vacuum with a lot of power. Just one thing I would like to suggest -- moving the hose to the center instead of on one side. When I use that to vacuum desk, I have to have one hand hold the vacuum, one hand hold the hose. Then no hand for moving items on the desk.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2006
I ordered this item based on the other reviews and am glad I did. With 2 small dogs and a Golden Retriever, we have a 'fur on the floor' house. I got this little guy mainly for the stairs, and am not dissappointed! The weight is not a problem at all. My 9 year old granddaughter was able to manage our 13 stairs just fine. I am pleased that the noise level is low, and the built in hose feature is excellent.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon June 21, 2008
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This is a great hand vacuum. It's a little heavy and unwieldy for a hand vac, but the suction is very good as is the construction and design. As others have mentioned, the hose is a little short. So I went looking for an extension hose and found the perfect fit in the Electrolux Automotive Vacuum Kit KIT01N. This kit comes with a 5 foot extension hose, plus one crevice tool, one wide nozzle, and an adapter. But you don't even need the adapter. The hose fits perfectly on the Eureka as is. Now with the hose attached, I can set the vacuum on the floor while cleaning areas of my home that are eye level or even higher.

The Electrolux kit really adds to the functionality of this little Eureka. The on-board crevice tool does fit the extension hose too, but you can also use one of the two attachment tools that come with the auto kit. In fact, since the Eureka's on-board hose as well as the Electrolux extension hose use standard size vacuum fittings, you can use any standard size vacuum attachment with them. That's a thoughtful design decision by Eureka that just adds immensely to the versatility of this little vac. Right now the Electrolux kit is being sold at uBid for just $15 with free shipping. It's a great deal that might not last long. So snap one up if you want to get even more out of your Eureka hand vac. (Note: the pictures accompanying the Electrolux KIT01N on many websites show a small turbo brush, but this kit does not include that ... just the crevice and wide nozzle tools.)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 19, 2006
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its not often that i order a product from amazon and think to myself "i MUST write a good review for this" - but in the case of this hand vac, i did.

its great.

solid construction, slightly heavy to tote around but nice and solid. very strong, got cat hairs off of the dining chairs very very nicely. easy to empty/clean. long cord length, although yes the plug pulls out a bit easy. but with the long cord, just leave some slack. kinda noisy, but i dont mind the noise if it WORKS. and it works great. the riser visor thing is cheesy but comes in handy! seriously. when using the handheld tube vac thing, it works great - still a lot of suction. nice edging tool stores inside. the cable sometimes is annoying in that when you wrap it, the length is such that to connect/stick it on its not on the side of the wrapping area, its right on a corner and is kinda hard sometimes. but oh well.

so in summary:

- good quality

- strong

- easy to use and clean/empty

- has the features i needed

- very reasonably priced
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2011
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This is an absolute piece of plastic JUNK! Manufactured by Eureka which is owned by Electrolux. I purchased this in January based on the positive reviews posted here. It worked fine for awhile, but twice within a 2 month period, the roller brush stopped turning because it kept getting clogged with cat hair. While trying to clean the unit, I discovered a cracked plastic piece which houses the screw that secures the bracket over the roller brush. This made it impossible to remove the screw so I could clean out the roller brush and to replace the belt. And, by the way, you will not find any instructions whatsoever in the manual on replacing the belt. I called Eureka customer service and they told me to take it to one of their warranty repair stations. My nightmare began when the repair station fabricated a story that it was MY fault that the screw housing was cracked. This is what they reported to Eureka, blamed it on the customer! So Eureka refused to honor their warranty. It's quite obvious that the warranty repair station did not want to repair it in the first place because they don't make any money on warranty repairs. They 'break even!' This is what I was told by the repairman. He also complained about the poor quality plastic garbage that's being manufactured today by vacuum companies. EUREKA, ARE YOU LISTENING?? If you are selling a product made of cheap plastic parts, then as your warranty states, you should replace these cheap plastic parts when they break AS STATED IN YOUR ONE YEAR WARRANTY. If you don't, then this is considered 'breech of warranty' or 'WARRANTY FRAUD' and is subject to a class action lawsuit. My vacuum is still in the shop while I battle this out with Eureka. AMAZON, you should be ashamed of selling this product.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2006
I thought I was a good housekeeper until I used the Eureka 71AV. I can't believe all the dirt I got from just one chair. Even my husband was amazed. Today the chair, tomorrow the world!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2005
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I agree with the five star commenters -- this is a very handy vac for stairs, small places, the car, etc. It is easy to use, empties fast, and cleans like a wiz.
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