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Great for In-Between Fast Clean Ups
on April 5, 2007
Overall, it's a really good vac. I wouldn't use this for a whole house, but for a small upstairs or downstairs, or a two bedroom (or smaller) apartment.
The narrow cleaning path is great for going in between tight spaces w/o moving everything around. The 12 amp motor is powerful and has great suction for under $100.
It is constructed pretty well, except for the cheap plastic wheels that feel flimsy and squeak right out of the box.
As with ANY bagless vac, to keep suction strong at all times, you have to clean the filter every single time you use it (especially with pets). If you don't want to be bothered cleaning it every time, then be fair, dont buy this machine and don't give it poor ratings. Get a bagged vac ... or a maid.
For those reviewers who say it died 3 or 4 times - it is not dieing. It is overheating because the filter is not clean. The filter needs to be cleaned every one or two uses, not when the dust bin fills up to the max. The reason it works again is because the motor cooled down.
Powerful suction in Floor or Hose mode
Easy to clean
Long stretch hose
Will not tip over when hose is stretched too far
Replacement parts available on Eureka web-site
Filter cleaning every 2 or 3 uses if secondary vac
Hose feels flimsy when stretched to full-length
Cleaning the filter is messy - do it outside
Filter must be cleaned frequently if used as primary vac
Front exhaust blows debris in front of cleaner - tilt down