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I was skeptical
on September 7, 2013
Background: Family of 5--three teenage girls with long hair, mom with long hair, hubby, and a collie dog. I've had 2 Kenmore canister vacuums in my 30-year marriage. Have had a 3 collie dogs within that 30-year period. Basically, lots of hair in my home, and I vacuum frequently. The Kenmore vacuums each lasted about 13 to 15 years each with frequent use.
My last Kenmore had seen the last of it's life slowly leave it. Time to replace. The Kenmores were VERY heavy. I have stairs, wood floors, carpet, tile. So, I needed to replace it quickly. After MUCH research, I came across this vacuum. Many people said it was okay for most jobs. After having used it for 2 months about every 3 to 4 days, I have to say the vacuum is on the same level as the Kenmore vacuums. It picks up everything! The on/off switch is not in a spot that you can "accidentally" turn it off. Maybe mine is newer than the old reviews...I don't know. The power head picks up the hair from the carpets without any trouble. The cord is a great length...think the package said 21 feet. Either way, if you have to unplug it to get somewhere else, it's not really a big deal. The canister is much lighter than my last two. I can carry it up my spiral stairs without any trouble.
The ONLY thing I'm not crazy about is the bags are about half the size of my Kenmore's. However, this is probably why the canister is light enough to carry up the stairs and still vacuum at the same time. So, I have to change the bags more than I did. Big deal! If that's the only drawback, that's fine with me. I ordered a 20 pack of bags at a lesser price than having to purchase 5 at a time. I saved money.