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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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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|Color||Red & Silver||Silver||Purple||White and Silver||Red Slim-lite||Red|
|Item Dimensions||12 x 17 x 14 in||13.75 x 14.25 x 45.75 in||13.5 x 12.5 x 44 in||11.4 x 14.96 x 45.5 in||11.81 x 12.01 x 46.06 in||11.25 x 10 x 43.5 in|
|Item Weight||—||20 lbs||15 lbs||13.7 lbs||13.23 lbs||9 lbs|
|Additional Features||—||corded||OnePass Technology||30 feet power cord||corded, bagged, HEPA filtration, pet hair, portable||HEPA Media Filtration|
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Nothing sucks like an Electrolux indeed.
After a little over two years of ownership, I can safely say that this thing is a worthless piece of garbage. The electrical system has gone out for the second time in the past 12 months. I had it repaired under warranty at a local shop the first time around, which took several weeks because obviously Electrolux has no motivation to spend money to make a repair happen quickly. Way to treat your customers. This time, it's going straight to the recycling center. I'm done.
Additionally, the cord rewind feature became flaky, and the telescoping handle would not stay extended without a great deal of work. Three strikes and you're out, Electrolux. Since you can't seem to make a vacuum that lasts more than two years under light use, I'm not going spend another dime on one of your products.
The only thing left to do is figure what I'm going to do with new bags and filters I just bought for this thing.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: (4 Stars)
If I had a choice, I would live in a place with hardwood floors, but my apartment has wall-to-wall carpeting, which traps an incredible amount of dust and dog hair. I needed a vacuum with great suction, but preferred bagged over bagless, meaning Dysons were out; after doing some research, I settled on the Electrolux Intensity Upright.
To say the suction on this thing is good would be an understatement; it does such a great job that my carpets look almost brand-new after vacuuming. Although the bags are on the small side, I was surprised by how quickly I filled my first one. I guess my old Dirt Devil upright wasn't doing as good of a job as I thought it was!
The vacuum has two modes, one for carpets, and one for bare floors. It looks like the bare floors mode simply turns off the roller brush and keeps the suction on. I have only used the bare floors mode a couple of times, but it seems to work fine. The compact design is a big plus because of the limited storage space in my apartment. Cord length is adequate. The bags are small (as many reviewers have noted), but are inexpensive to replace (see Electrolux EL206A Intensity Upright Bags).
The only thing I don't like about this vacuum is how it "handles", i.e. it is difficult to turn. It's easy to use on straightaways, but working around furniture, especially table legs, is somewhat difficult. Also, it does not have a "headlight" like my old Dirt Devil. (I thought the headlight was kinda goofy, but when you don't have one, you realize how handy it really is.)
The other half of my vacuuming dynamic duo is a Eureka 71B Hand-Held Vacuum, which as I noted in my review for it, picks up what little this Electrolux leaves behind. It also has an edging tool, which I use to make up for the lack of attachments on the Electrolux. If you already own this vacuum, or are thinking about buying it, look at the Eureka held-held as a complement to it.
I am overall very happy with this vacuum. Some minor changes, in particular to the "handling" problem, probably would have earned it a fifth star. The suction cannot be beat, making it a good choice for a house with pets.
In summary, the Intensity does what a vacuum cleaner is supposed to do well, vacuum. Some conveniences were sacrificed for the compact size. But for the price, this is a solid vacuum for limited space apartments, condos, and homes.
One problem though. While sturdy, the hinge of the handle appears to create wiring issues for the cable within it. 15 months after purchase, I had power to vacuum (power switch was lit), but no ability to switch roller on off. I unscrewed the handle, fiddled with the wires, & it was working again. Something to watch, as your nearest electrolux warranty station may, as in my case, be too far away.
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