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Sanitaire SC889A Commercial Quiet Upright 2 Speed Vacuum Cleaner with Disposal Bag and 7 Amp Motor, 12" Cleaning Path
|Price:||$203.89 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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Specifications for this item
|EAN||0642125272216 , 0640206324045 , 0023169127227|
|External Testing Certification||CRI Green Label, CSA, OSHA Approved for commercial use, UL Approved, Meets LEEDS requirements|
|Item Weight||24.6 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty|
|Number of Items||1|
|Overall Height||8.24 inches|
|Overall Length||17.50 inches|
|Overall Width||22.25 inches|
|Specific Uses For Product||Dual action|
|UPC||640206324045 , 023169127227 , 642125272216|
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Top Customer Reviews
Adding to the confusion is the fact that each manufacturer has multiple models with slightly different names and features -- comparing them is a nightmare.
Once I had them narrowed down I attempted to see each in person at local re-sellers -- all were flimsy, plastic junk.
At some point I started investigating commercial vacuums on the premise that they would be built for heavy-duty continuous use.
That search led me to the Sanitaire line. I quickly narrowed the search to an upright with a disposable bag to keep the dust down.
(note that other models have either a shake-out, reusable bag, or a dirt cup).
I settled on the SC889a.
It is nothing more or less than what it claims. It is simply, but sturdily built.
Using the higher of the two available speeds sucks the cleaner right down to the floor and you can hear tiny bits of debris as they are lifted from the depths of the carpet pile.
It is important to understand that agitation is incredibly important in carpet cleaning. It is the equivalent of hanging a carpet over the line and beating it (as used to be done).
Suction alone is NOT sufficient -- if it were, you could do a good job of carpet cleaning with a powerful shop vac -- but the truth is, you can't.
The Sanitaire has a polished chrome agitator bar with bristles which can be user-replaced if it ever becomes necessary.
When combined with a powerful 7 amp motor, there is no place for dirt to hide.
A couple of random notes -- like another reviewer, mine too arrived with a few lumps on the metal shroud -- no big deal, and no effect on performance, but worth noting. Also, it comes with a LOT of cord -- 50 feet! -- but it is intended for commercial use after all.
I started to think about what we really needed. A bagless is actually a pain and we had to replace the sponges etc. Washing out sponges to keep stuff from blowing out of the canister is also crazy. More work than I expected.
I cleaned carpets as a side job when I was younger and this is the brand of vacuum they used. A little more plastic now than 25 yrs before but still weighs three times as much as our Oreck that we use upstairs.
This vacuum is really nice. We never use crevice tools. We use this on stairs as well. The weight is very manageable. It practically pulls itself.
We vacuumed the living room with our Oreck XL and then put the Sanitaire on high. I couldn't believe how much stuff I heard coming out of the rug. Very impressive.
I priced the Dysons which have mediocre reviews and are two-three times the price for a piece of plastic. We have a small handheld vac we use on the car etc and so we have that for the couch when necessary. (Movie night with popcorn, for example.)
If you don't actually use the on board tools, don't mind changing a bag periodically, and are looking to just vacuum the carpet, this vac will impress you.
e I was so impressed while repairing an older sanitaire at work. The design is simple and extremely easy to work on. Despite what I estimate to be thousands of hours of hard commercial use bearings, switches, and other components were still good on the old sanitaire.
This is a heavy duty no frills vac. Because it has no hose attachments I use it in conjunction with a dust buster which makes an efficient combination. With simple maintenance this vac should last a lifetime.
PROS: 1. It seems to be sucking up the dirt well but it is new. 2. The materials it is made of, seem to be very sturdy and it has a lot of metal. It has a very low profile and gets under furniture very well. 3. It flattens out to the point I can get totally under my beds. It is very heavy, but it
maneuvers easily with the ball bearing wheels.. 4. The bags are very easy to install. 5. It has a 2 year warranty. 6.. It is not made in China, 7. You can get replacement parts. 8. In my area, there are a number of places that repair Sanitaire. 8. Reasonably priced compared to many other vacuums.
CONS: 1. It is very heavy and may not be suited for two story homes. If you are strong, and consider lugging a vac up the stairs a good aerobic workout.. then go for it. 2. Eats up long fringe even on the low setting. I have some smaller area hooked rugs and I have to vac on low and be very careful to keep away from the edges as they will be eaten by the vac. My rugs are mostly very low pile Keristan's and, on these heavier rugs, it cleans them easly without a problem. 3. The 50' cord may be good for ball rooms but I find it difficult. I will say I am working on it and I can clean most of the house with just one plug in. However, the cord is very heavy duty and it gets caught on furniture.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have replaced the belt on this vacuum 4x in two months. It is quite loud. The power cord is wearing thin. It is not built to last, unfortunately.Published 11 days ago by Brian Morton
This is my third (and last) Sanitaire. Motor seized up after 10 weeks. Covered under warranty, but the customer service from corporate is indifferent at best. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Mark M.
Arrived as expected. Packing was loose but no damage. Base of bag had two screws to insert and the pole had two joints. Motor is strong with excellent suction. Read morePublished 22 days ago by nc0464
Quiet? NNNOOOTTT! And it spits dirt from the sides as it runs. Find something else.Published 1 month ago by DTZCT
Powerful vacuum cleaner, gets the job done in a right now kind of way.Published 2 months ago by jojo
Product did not work out of the box and parts to fix are not available.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a well built upright with a very strong motor, an accurate, very
usable height adjustment, robust wheels, and a very long heavily insulated cord. Read more
The vacuum cleaner works very well but only after I fixed the gasket at the connection point between the bag and the back of the sweeper. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer