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- Bagless upright vacuum with extra-large dust cup
- True HEPA filter traps extremely small particles
- 15-inch cleaning path; headlight
- Onboard tools: upholstery nozzle, dusting brush, and crevice tool
- Brush-roll adjusts to carpet heights
List price: $269.99 (that's 70% off!)
This thing is tremendous. It was downright scary how much it got out of my rugs that the ol' Dirt Devil didn't. It's comfortable to use, glides well, and is very quiet. There are a couple of things that could be done better...the hose should be longer and it would be nice if one of the cord wrap hooks rotated so that you could drop the cord off instead of unwinding it.
I now understand why someone would pay $$$ for a one of these things. Gald I didn't have to.
Is there a bad side? Not really. It shares the characteristic of cup-type dirt collectors. You can see the collection cup through the plastic case easily. It is not difficult to remove, but is sealed very well so no dust escapes. But when you dump the cup, a mushroom cloud of dust naturally billows up, so you do not want to empty it in the house. This is annoyance, but intrinsic to the cup-collector type of design. Above the cup is a pleated paper filter. This gets covered with lint and hair and filled with fine, flour-like dust. You must take this outside, pick off the hairballs and clap it like an eraser. You get clouds of fine dust from this operation, of course, and must plan accordingly. Better be upwind for these operations so you get no blow-back, but not near a window, door or your newly-washed parked car. Every six months, you also will need to change the genuine HEPA filter, which will cost you a few bucks.
In summary, if you buy this vacuum cleaner, you will be pleased with the performance and the outstanding bargain. You must be prepared; however, to deal with the effort in dealing with the comprehensive filter system that gives you the remarkable cleaning ability of this machine.
- Lightweight, upright shampoo cleaner
- Full-width nozzle with 5 brush rows
- Deep cleaning forward and backward
- Stair and upholstery tool, 8’ extension hose
- 25’ quick-release power cord
Did a 12x12 room with 1 gallon of water, 4 oz of cleaner (16 oz comes with product), and cleaned out dirty water reservoir 3 times. Upholstery tools are handy too.
Great value for the price and the 2-year warranty!
- True HEPA filtration
- Bagless cyclonic
- Larger dust cup
- 15-inch cleaning path
- Headlight and 30-foot power cord
List price: $289.99 (that's 28% off!)
Used price: $113.48
As we recently added a dog to our family I wanted one with HEPA filtration. I also have a lot of hard floors (tile & wood) so I wanted something that would work well on bare floors.
Out of the box: It's easy to assemble and get started. You will be vacuuming in less than 30 minutes. Its important to read the instruction manual about the filters and cleaning schedule.
It's a heavy solid piece. All of the plastic feels solid and well built. The wand attachment is wonderful but I have to use it too much (more on that in a moment). The headlight is dim and doesn't really light much on the floor. More like a headlight letting the pets know your coming. The motor is very quiet and a nice change from the less powerful vac I upgraded from. The Power switch is oddly placed but you get used to it pretty quickly.
However, the "Hard floor" switch is difficult to use especially when transitioning between rooms with/without carpeting. Hard floors are the weakness of this vac. On tile it is practically impossible to pick up small particles and cat litter. Wood floors are only slightly better.
There is no provision for picking up in corners. That is unacceptable in a vac of this price. My old cheapy picked up very well in corners on the right side. So you are forced to use the wand a lot. Since my house is mostly hardwood I must use the wand for at least 50% of the vacuuming. Not fun.
On the plus side it does an excellent job on carpets. However, throw rugs are an issue as the vacuum is so strong it sucks them off the floor. I love the HEPA filtration. I truly do see a small reduction in the amount of dust in the house.
The bagless feature is great and is of sufficient volume that you don't have to dump it after every room. I usually get two full vacuumings in before I dump the canister. The filters are holding up well and haven't needed to be cleaned or changed yet. That's good because the replacements are expensive as compared to a bag. Of course they are filtering a lot more dust & dirt than a bag can.
Overall I am very happy with the quality of the product. However, it really isn't up to the task on hardwood or tile floors. I would be ecstatic with this vac if I had wall to wall carpeting.
Quality look and feel
Very stylish design
Doesn't work on hard floors
Carpet/hardwood switch difficult to use
I tried to find the 4880 locally, and no one had ever heard of it! I was told it was an "old model," things like that. Actually, according to the Eureka WEBsite, it's quite a new model. Anyway, I decided to purchase from Amazon.com so I ordered, and it came in just a very few days, faster than promised.
Well, everything the other reviewers have said is absolutely true! The first time I vacuumed my house, I got three cupfuls of dirt and pet hair; I had to empty the dirt cup and rinse out the filters three times! I didn't know whether to cheer or throw up! By the way, the dirt cup is large and both the cup and the two filters that are removable are easy to get out of the machine, rinse out, and put back in. Be sure to use your spray attachment on your sink to get all the dirt out, and also let all the pieces dry COMPLETELY before you put them back into the machine.
The Hepa filter is the third filter. It's not removable/rinsable, and should be replaced about twice a year according to directions. Not much gets clear through to the Hepa filter, though, because the two other filters precede it.
Here's another tip. Run the cord up through the looped handle before you plug it in. That will hold the cord up and out of the way better than you can achieve with most other vacuum cleaners. I figured that out myself; it's not in the instructions. By the way, the instructions are clear, simple, and well illustrated.
As others have said, the machine is heavy, but the rollers seem to pull it forward though it is technically not self-propelled. It is smooth and quiet to use. It does not have edge-clean so you will either have to use the attachments for that purpose or use your handvac which is what I do.
This is a VERY satisfying product to use, quite fun, actually. I was suspicious about what my last vacuum cleaner was leaving in my carpet, and now I KNOW!
After reading the many previous reviews, I was sure this was the vacuum cleaner I wanted, and now that I have used it for a few days, I know I was absolutely right. If you have pets or a woodstove as we do, two dogs and a cat, plus bringing wood in through the house, this vacuum cleaner is one you should consider very seriously. My husband was annoyed with me for wanting to replace our old vac, but he is believer, now.
Amazon.com reviews of products really help keep the buyer from making bad purchase mistakes. It's a wonderful service. Thank you, Amazon.com!
To be quite honest, I put a lot of credence in the reviews and opinions of other reviewers... and I think most everybody was dead-on right. This vacuum definitely has good sucking power. I think that a price you pay for this is the fact that the machine really wants to go... albeit it is not really 'that' difficult to handle. Weight wise, it is a little bit heavier than my previous vacuum (but realistically not that much more)... besides, with that weight you definitely get really good stability while vacuuming and utilizing the accessories.
The carpet/hard floor switch is an awesome shift when you need to do hard floors. I must admit, though, that this is not the best unit for getting edges. The accessories are easy to use. And most important, I've had absolutely no problems with the unit; someone wrote about a suction problem... they should probably check to ensure that they seated the canister properly.
- Eight-chambered cyclonic design for powerful, consistent suction
- Bag-free dirt collection with hygienic emptying trigger
- Long-lasting filtration system with HEPA filter
- Includes 17-foot hose, crevice tool, dusting brush, and upholstery attachment
- Measures 14 by 46 by 13-1/2 inches; 6-month warranty
List price: $399.99 (that's 30% off!)
I phoned customer service and was pleased to learn that they would replace the chamber/bin no questions asked. I received the part within the week and now the sweeper works fine. I am disappointed that the warranty is only for 6 months, but don't expect to need it again.
I am sold, this thing is just flat impressive. Another nice surprise was that it is not very noisy compared to some other vacuums we have had. I have called Dyson and ordered the turbo brush to go with our Yellow Dyson. I think that would be helpful on furniture. Bottom line, good price when compared to the new ones. Reconditioned one is in like new condition, and it picks up stuff you would not believe. My friend has a Bissell turbo type vac. and not only does he have to empty the dirt bin he also has to clean the filters out. This Dyson picks up dirt his machine left behind, and it was all in the bin, the filter looks new.
I would not hesitate to recommend this machine to my friends!
- Power scrubs, waxes, and polishes hard floors and shampoos rugs, carpets
- Scrub and shampoo brushes and waxing, buffing, polishing pads included
- Dispenses cleaning solutions with finger-trigger
- Weighs 10 pounds, stands 43 inches high
- Assembles with one nut-and-bolt
List price: $169.99 (that's 12% off!)
Buy one from zShops for: $149.00
- Bagless cleaning with true HEPA filtration
- 15-inch cleaning path and seven nozzle heights
- Include anti-clog hose and onboard tools
- Casing is red with gold glitter finish and bright yellow accents
- 15 by 12 by 43-3/4 inches
List price: $249.99 (that's 60% off!)
- Deep-cleans carpets, bare floors, upholstery with hot water, cleaning solution
- Includes powered upholstery/stairs tool, powered hard-surface scrubber
- Cleans both forward and reverse with five rotating brushes, two speeds
- Automatically adjusts for carpet height, upholstery, bare-floor, car tools
- No faucet hookup needed; two tanks separate clean and dirty solutions
List price: $309.99 (that's 16% off!)
Needless to say it's going back in the box and being returned.
To Hoover's credit the water in the dirty water bucket was quite dirty so it was getting dirt up before it blew up.
I also tried calling customer service and had a hard time getting through. They were not very helpful and suggested I take this brand new machine into an authorized service agent. No thanks.
But I still wasn't convinced this was the one until I did some checking, and surprisingly, more expensive *isn't* better. The more expensive models seemed more awkward to use, and I found lots of complaints about leaking, etc.
This machine keeps my light carpet looking great, and I have been very happy with it.
Like others here, I've previously used Bissell cleaners with mixed success. The canister style Bissell that I purchased a few years ago worked more or less. But it had a tendency to leave way too much water in the carpet with its anemic suction power. Plus the inconvenience of hooking the thing up to a faucet to use it (not to mention the clean-up process) meant that it lived in the closet more than it worked, and begged to be replaced with something better.
Despite that, when I began searching for something to replace it, I tended to look first at Bissell, thinking I'd give their self-contained cleaners a try. Thankfully I didn't limit my shopping to retail stores, and dropped by here not only to price the cleaners, but read the reviews. It saved me from making what could have been a mistake: another Bissell purchase.
Based on positive reviews of the Hoover, coupled with great experiences with Hoover vacuums, I decided to purchase one... Great decision. Why?
1. The Hoover has outstanding suction power, leaving the carpets barely damp after cleaning, and quick to dry completely. No waiting and waiting.
2. It works. You'll be amazed at what comes out of your carpets and into the cleaner's tank. (Or you'll just be grossed out.)
3. Clean-up is as easy as possible. None of these cleaners is (or could be) clean-up free. But the Hoover makes it as simple as I could imagine.
4. Hoover's cleaning solution -- unlike Bissell's -- leaves a nice, clean smell that's not too strong to start, but then dissipates as the carpet dries. No room-filling perfume scents that linger long after the cleaning's done (and rapidly become irritating).
I'll be the first to admit I have not tried Bissell's self-contained extraction cleaners, but my older, canister style Bissell extractor was a disappointment. In contrast, I love my Hoover SteamVac, and would highly recommend it for those who, like me, just sleep better at night knowing those floor coverings are as nice and tidy as possible.
- Full-size upright vacuum with 15-inch cleaning path for fast work
- Onboard tools: dusting brush, upholstery nozzle, crevice tool
- Disposable allergen filter removes dust mites, 99.98 percent common pollen
- Headlight; stretch hose; 24-foot cord
- Adjusts for bare floors, three carpet heights
List price: $179.99 (that's 22% off!)
- Bagless twin-chamber dirt collection
- One HEPA filter plus two others for reduced allergens
- Side-mounted hose and on-board attachments
- 31-foot cord with quick release hooks
- Measures 15 by 12-3/4 by 43 inches
List price: $249.95 (that's 21% off!)
This cleaner has some very good reviews. HOWEVER, after two uses (in my home) mine went to the local Hoover store for repair. (the brushes were loosing a lot of their bristles) They replaced the brushes under warranty and I was told by the stores repair man (Oh yeah, they had to redesign the brushes, the original design did that). The repair took about three weeks (they had to order the replacement brushes and the warehouse was out of stock) Three calls to Hoover national customer assistance without the courtesy of even a reply. Several e-mails to Hoover headquarters customer support e-mail address with no reply. I got the cleaner back and was given a free replacement filter cartridge for my trouble. Two more uses and the gear box for the brushes burned out with a lot of evil smelling smoke from the melted plastic case. Back to the Hoover store. Another warranty repair. Now I have it back and will see what happens next. NEVER AGAIN WOULD I BUY A HOOVER. They seem not to care at all about customers or customer service. If this was a typical sample of their product quality they need some heavy duty help.
My previous vacuum was old and even when it was new, I was never really impressed with it. It was time to replace it.
RESEARCH - I did plenty of research - Consumer Reports, other online rating sources and of course, reviews written by customers here on Amazon. This model was the best of the bagless, which is what I wanted. There were 2 Windtunnels rated slightly better which used bags. Anyway, this is the one that looked best for me.
SUCTION - When I brought it home, it hadn't been long since I'd last vacuumed. I looked at the carpet and thought it didn't look bad, but I still wanted to try it out. I vacummed one room and then took a look at the cannister. Oh, my gosh! This vacuum really sucked (in a good way). Where did all that stuff come from? It must have pulled dirt from the floor below. Surely all that dirt and dust and hair and fluff wasn't in that one room! I refused to vacuum any more until my husband came home. He had to see this. We have several cats and one inside dog, but I still wasn't expecting to see so much dirt!
DUST IN THE AIR - I wanted a bag with a Hepa filter since I'm allergic to dust. After vacuuming a room with the U5720-900, the air is great. I can breathe just fine - no sniffles at all, unlike with my previous vacuum. However, emptying the cannister indoors (on any bagless vacuum) might not be a good idea. I take the cannister to a garbage can in our garage to empty it. so dust is not re-introduced to the indoor air. Then, since our house is apparently so filthy, I also take the Hepa out of the cannister (which is fast & simple)and shake out the extra dust. The instructions say you really don't need to do this each time, but, with all the dust in there, I think it's a good idea.
ATTACHMENTS - Consumer Reports only gave the attachments on this vacuum a GOOD, but I find them wonderful and simple. I love how they are arranged (easily accessible) and I love that the hose stays ready to use for quick pick ups. The only thing to do is choose which head you need or sometimes add an extension. The suction is good.
EFFORT - It's easy to push - it practically pulls itself along.
Bottom Line - I love it!
- Powerful edge-to-edge suction for better recovery and faster drying
- 5-brush SpinScrub system, removable for easy maintenance
- Two-tank system with automatic detergent mixing and fingertip controls
- Includes spot-cleaning tool and 8-foot hose
- Measures 18-1/2 by 11 by 43-1/2 inches
List price: $299.95 (that's 20% off!)
However, the motor failed recently. Machine is not as rugged as it needs to me. I am surprised that Maytag, which owns Hoover, is not living up to their reputation.
Another problem that has surfaced is that the clean water tank has developed a leak at the bottom valve and becomes a steady stream when the system is running...the net result is water everywhere...making for a slippery mess. I think the system is great, but it takes a while to learn the quirks of this machine.
I originally borrowed my mother's and after using it was surprised at how clean everything was. I've had a number of comments from friends that the rugs look brand new. Better yet, I was dating someone who had severe asthma and when he walked in, he took a deep breath and said: "You cleaned your carpets, right?" He didn't wheeze one bit the entire time he was there.
I also own a Dyson vacuum. Love that, too. When I power clean, I'll vacuum over everything slowly and thoroughly first. All the cat hair picks up plus dust, dirt and my own hair. Then I'll start working with the Hoover. Despite the power behind the Dyson, the water in the Hoover is always dark when I'm washing. Within a short amount of time, the rugs feel great! There is a rinsing option as well if you want to make sure all of the cleaner is out of the rug and you can pretty much go over everything without depressing the clean button to suck up excess water.
This also has a squeegee attachment to do the linoleum floors. Good idea. Scrubs then scoops up the water and sucks it up. There is a a different detergent for linoleum so take a look around. However, it is very LOUD when doing bare floors. Not recommended at night. :)
Also, there are two Hoover SteamVacs, one with more brushes. My mother's had the fewer amount and I haven't noticed any difference between the two. I just ended up with the bigger one because when I ordered the smaller from Sears, they sent the larger by mistake and said: "Oh, well, you get it for the other price." Good deal!
Good tip: If you want to clean in the winter -- don't hesitate! Especially when it's really cold outside. Not only does it get the dirt that's been laying around while your windows are all shut but when it's so cold that the humidity is at 0 you'll be surprised how fast the rugs dry. I did mine just now an hour ago and they're all dry.
The only thing I'd recommend is to buy a allergenic detergent. The best one I've used is Bissell 720 Multi-Allergen Removal Formula, which you can find on Amazon.com. This really seems to do the trick when it comes to getting out the junk in the rugs.
Things do snap apart for cleaning and can take a little time, but if you vacuum thoroughly enough before hand you shouldn't have this excess of junk to pull out. There are some crevices where things can get up into, but snap it off, turn on the garbage disposal and get the faucet hose and you should be good.
With all vacuums and rug machines, I have this advice: You have to go slowly with ANY machine. Not snail-slow, but don't go so fast! Give both time to really pick up. If you sweep too fast, it misses the dirt. Quick swiping is alright for last minute company cleaning, but once a week I really take my time with my vacuum. A good rule of thumb for cleaning (if you really want that fresh look without overloading the machine with dirt) would be vacuum once a week -- wash once a month.
The combo of both these machines has well been worth it. I recommend this machine for any household and if you want super clean, get the Dyson vacuum as well.