Electrolux EL6988E – Oxygen Canister

Electrolux EL6988EThe Electrolux EL6988E is a canister model, also known as the Oxygen. You can currently get it for around $300, so it’s definitely on the higher end. In this review of the Electrolux EL6988E vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this canister model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth spending the extra money. As far as looks go, I think this unit is beautiful. They did a wonderful job at making it attractive – both in design and color combination. Here’s quick rundown of features found on this model: a telescoping wand with three attachments, HEPA filter, headlight, 3 floor height adjustments, retractable cord, V belt technology, fingertip controls, electronic dust bag indicator, and it weighs just 13 lbs. Another nice thing about this vacuum is that there’s a separate motor on the power head system, which gives it a lot of extra power. This is especially useful for deep cleaning carpets. The HEPA filter works great – which I guess is the reason behind the naming of this model.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Electrolux EL6988E vacuum. A couple things I notice right off the bat – I wish the bag was larger and that the cord was longer. Along with the bag being small, you have to buy them at a pretty regular pace, which can end up being a good deal of money. Another thing is that a few of the parts seem a little sub-par, which is often the trade-off for a lighter model. Lastly, the head is just a little too big to get under some couches, etc. Overall, I think the Electrolux EL6988E vacuum cleaner does a spectacular job at what it’s designed to do. There are just a couple flaws I wish the company would address, but this is the case with almost any unit. I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating.

Electrolux Ergorapido Ion Review

Electrolux Ergorapido IonThe Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum is a stick model, which can also convert to a hand-held unit. Currently, it’s price right around $200 – so, in this review of the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses then decide if it’s worth the higher price tag. My first impression of this model is that it’s very stylish, thin and it looks very practical for small jobs. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on-board: a battery indicator light, 10 inch cleaning path, LED headlight, very agile swivel head, cyclonic technology, brush roll attachment, a 2-stage filter system, 18 volt battery, and it’s also Energy Star qualified. And as I mentioned earlier, the hand-held vacuum can be detached from the main stick.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion vacuum. First, it only has a maximum of 30 minutes use time. To be fair, this amount of time is considered pretty good amongst cordless models – yet, it’s still a pretty short battery life. Another thing is that it doesn’t like to suck up anything bigger than a popcorn kernel. Lastly, the dirt canister fills up pretty quickly, which is the reason it can be so thin I suppose. Overall, I really don’t have many issues with the Electrolux Ergorapido Ion. I like this vacuum cleaner a lot, and you won’t find many stick models with more features than this one. It’s hard not to like such a sleek and stylish unit – which is why I’m giving is a 4.2 / 5 star rating.

Electrolux Versatility Review

Electrolux VersatilityThe Electrolux Versatility vacuum is a bagless upright model with a lot of style and some great suction power. The tangerine and white colors actually go together quite well. In this review of the Electrolux Versatility vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses – then determine if it’s worth the nearly $230 price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: a 30 ft power cord, powerful cyclonic technology, hand turbo attachment, a quick-release wand with up to 14 ft of reach, HEPA filter, on / off switch for the brush roll, stretch hose, and also a dirt cup that’s pretty easy to empty. As I mentioned earlier, this vacuum has some great looks, but it’s also built with quality materials.

Now we’ll go over the potential negative aspects of the Electrolux Versatility vacuum. For one thing the upholstery attachment is a little loud and loses suction pretty easily. Also, at 22.6 lbs it’s a little heavier than I’d like. This is especially true if you have to lug it up and down stairs a lot. I wish it had just a couple more attachments, as it’s missing a little in that department. Also, the Electrolux Versatility does tend to get a little hot, which you’ll start to feel if you’re in a smaller space. Overall, it’s a spectacular vacuum for which I’m giving 4.5 / 5 stars.

Electrolux UltraSilencer Review

Electrolux UltraSilencerThe Electrolux UltraSilencer vacuum is a stylish canister model with, you guessed it, special silencing technology. In this review of the Electrolux UltraSilencer, well take a look at this vacuum cleaner’s best and worst assets. First, we’ll start off with the best features found on this model: HEPA filter, 20 ft cord length, automatic cord rewind, telescoping wand, special noise-reducing technology, full size turbo nozzle, a couple attachments for the wand, and it’s very powerful as well. The large wheels on the canister make it easy to tow around. I mentioned before how stylish this this vacuum is, but it’s great that this model is both stylish and very functional as well. And yes, this is one of the quietest model’s you’ll every find.

Now, I’ll go over any potential negative aspects of the Electrolux UltraSilencer vacuum. The consensus amongst users seems to be that this model is not that great on carpet – it does much better on bare floors. The suction power isn’t the problem, it’s the configuration of the head that doesn’t allow it to sweep on carpets very well. The bags and filters tend to be pretty pricey as well. Other than those couple issues, I think the Electrolux UltraSilencer is an awesome vacuum cleaner. However, I can only give it 4 / 5 stars, because of the poor suction on carpets.

Electrolux Ergorapido Review

Electrolux ErgorapidoThe Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum has a futuristic style that’s actually quite fashionable. Of course, style isn’t everything as I’m sure you know. In this review of the Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s highlights and lowlights – then I’ll give an overall recommendation. As I mentioned, this model has a futuristic look to it, which is one of those things where you either love the look or hate it. Here’s a rundown of features you’ll find on this unit: it’s cordless, converts to handheld, it has a 10.8 inch cleaning path, has 2 speed cycles, and works on all types of floors. Since it only weighs 5.7 lbs, it’s easy enough to take up and down stairs.

Now I’ll go over the negative aspects of owning the Electrolux Ergorapido vacuum. While this machine is fairly powerful, it still doesn’t have the power to suck up larger crumbs on the floor, and also doesn’t do great on large rugs. There is about an inch on both sides of the head that doesn’t suck up anything – which gives it more like a 9 inch cleaning path. Another issue is that this thing only lasts for 20 minutes, if you’re lucky. This is very common with stick vacuums though, so I won’t hold it against the Electrolux Ergorapido in particular. Lastly, don’t expect it to pick up pet hair – because it doesn’t like that. The $99 price tag is a little more expensive than most competitor units. As far as stick models go, this is one of the best ones out there. However, I’m not entirely sold on it overall. I’d have to give this model a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Electrolux Professional EP9025A Upright Vacuum Review

Electrolux Professional EP9025AElectrolux Professional EP9025A upright vacuum review: Even though its name suggests commercial usage, the Electrolux Professional EP9025A is actually meant for residential spaces. The sleek style and smooth curves give it a beautiful look. The curved handle is padded and allows for more control over the vacuum. It weighs just 10 lbs, so it shouldn’t be a problem to drag up and down stairs. A few other features worth mentioning: the powerful 5 amp motor can suck up just about anything, it has an extra wide air path to minimize clogging, and a 30 ft cord.

The Electrolux Professional EP9025A upright vacuum is a bagged model. And, like any bagged model, you’ll spend money every time the bag needs changed (which adds up quick). I can’t really complain about the $200 price of this model, since most similar competitors cost at least that much. Unfortunately, this model seems to be lagging when it comes to tools and some basic features (ie. – brush on/off button). However, I really do love the Electrolux Professional EP9025A vacuum cleaner’s suction and style. I’m going to give this model a 3.8/5 star rating.

Best Vacuum for Frieze Carpet

Frieze Carpet VacuumIf you’ve just installed frieze carpet in your house, you’ll definitely want to find the best vacuum for your new frieze carpet. As you know, the threads on this type of carpet are usually a little longer than a lot of alternative carpeting options. It looks great, but can be a pain to clean if you don’t have the right equipment. Well, I’ve researched many different vacuum models, and have come up with two models that should work great for your new frieze carpet.

The Electrolux Oxygen 3 is my top choice for the best vacuum for frieze carpet. There are different models of this vacuum cleaner, but they all seem to work very well on carpet. One that works especially well is the EL7020 canister model. It automatically adjusts the height, so you won’t be straining yourself trying to push the wand over the carpet. It does a great job on all styles of floors, so you shouldn’t have a problem going from tile to frieze carpet.

Hoover Tempo U5140-900 is my second choice. It’s a whole lot cheaper than the Electrolux model, which is always nice. The one thing I don’t like about this vacuum is that the beater bar doesn’t stop turning when you’re not on carpet. However, it does do a good job on frieze carpet and all other types of carpet as well. Plus it’s very lightweight, so you shouldn’t have a problem pushing this one around either.

Electrolux QuietClean PU3900 Central Vacuum

Electrolux QuietClean PU3900The Electrolux QuietClean PU3900 central vacuum system which claims to remove 100% of dirt, dust and allergy causing particles. The Electrolux QuietClean PU3900 is also, as the name suggests, very quiet. It actually reduces the noise level to less than a dishwasher’s. Another really neat feature on this model is the permanent HEPA filter. It basically cleans itself after every usage – which sure beats buying new filters every couple months. Oh, and when the vacuum needs emptying, it will actually tell you on the LCD screen.

As I mentioned earlier, the Electrolux QuietClean PU3900 claims to remove 100% of all dirt/dust. I don’t know if I quite believe that, but I do know that it’s much better than your average central vacuum cleaner.

If you haven’t used a central vacuum system before, it’s definitely something to consider. It’s especially useful for bigger, spread-out houses. All you have to do is plug the stretch hose into any one of multiple suction points throughout the house. It costs a lot more to set up in the beginning, but it can save so much time and energy in the future. I would definitely recommend the Electrolux QuietClean PU3900 if you’re in the market for a central vacuum.

Best Suction Vacuum Cleaner

Best Suction Vacuum CleanerMost people think the best suction vacuum cleaner would have to be a Dyson. That’s what they are most known for – so it makes sense. More often than not, this generalization is true. I’ve actually found three different best suction vacuum cleaners, each in it’s own sub-category (upright, canister and handheld).

The Dyson DC25 All Floors is the vacuum with the best suction in the upright category. For Dyson to sell so many vacuums at a premium price there has to be some reason, right? Well, in this case it’s the suction. It’s also very easy to maneuver around.

The Eureka 71AV has the best suction in the handheld category. What’s great about this little model is that it is portable and lightweight, besides having great pick-up power. It’s nice for stairs and other hard to reach areas.

The Electrolux EL6985A canister also has superb suction. One thing that’s really attractive about this model is that it is so quiet. It’s also fairly lightweight, so you shouldn’t have a problem dragging it up and down stairs. A lot of people prefer canister models, but it really just depends on your taste.

Overall, I would probably rate the Dyson highest of these 3 models. Other than price, the DC25 has just about everything going for it – including being the vacuum with the best suction.

Best Vacuum For Small Apartment

Best Vacuum Small ApartmentSearching for the best vacuum for a small apartment? Well, we’ve done some research and come up with two of the best vacuums for small apartments on the market today. Both of them have above average suction, are fairly quiet (you don’t want to get the neighbors angry!), and both are small. OK, let’s get started.

The Electrolux Oxygen 3 Canister is one of the best vacuums for small apartments. After using it, you’ll notice how small, lightweight and easy to manuever this model is. It also comes with a lot of extras, such as a full bag indicator and it automatically stops if clogged. The suction is great and works well for allergy sufferers. Like I mentioned earlier, this vacuum is also much quieter than competitor models. It’s not cheap though, at around $450.

The second best vacuum for small apartments is the Hoover Platinum Linx stick vacuum. I normally don’t care much for stick models, because they feel cheap or don’t have very good suction. This particular machine seems to buck the trend. It is cordless, so it won’t last too long – however, it should be just the right amount to clean up a smaller apartment (say, 600-700 sq ft). The build quality is great, and the suction is one of the best I’ve even seen on a stick vacuum. It also has one-touch brushroll activation and cleans edges easily. Storing this model takes up very little space. It retails for around $180.

So, those are two of the best vacuums you’ll find for smaller apartments. I know the prices are a little higher, especially on the first model, but if you can afford it I would definitely reccomend either one.

Electrolux Versatility Bagless Vacuum Review

Electrolux Versatility Bagless VacuumThe Electrolux Versatility Bagless vacuum cleaner is often compared to Dyson. In fact, a lot of Electrolux Versatility owners, who have owned a Dyson in the past, say this vacuum works just as good or better. The build quality is exceptional. It’s very sturdy and made of thick plastic material, plus it is very stylish. The suction power is on par with Dyson, although the canister on this machine fills up pretty quickly. This vacuum also features a HEPA filter, which is great for allergy sufferers.

The Electrolux Versatility bagless vacuum comes with a lot of useful tools as well. Included with the unit is a hand Turbo tool, a crevice tool & a dusting brush. These work great for cleaning blinds, upholstery, etc. The 30 ft cord is longer than a lot of competitors – which is really nice when you have a bigger room. Probably the biggest complaint we have of the Electrolux Versatility bagless vacuum is the weight. I think it’s something you have to live with, if you want a vacuum built of heavy duty material. The price is also a little steep, but when you compare it to a Dyson it’s not so bad. Overall, I would recommend it.

Electrolux EL1012A Ergorapido Vacuum Review

Electrolux EL1012A ErgorapidoA vacuum cleaner review for the Electrolux EL1012A Ergorapido Stick Hand Vac says: “The Electrolux EL1012A Ergorapido vacuum is the absolute best small machine I’ve ever owned. It does a great job of picking up crumbs, pet hair and other small messes around the house. I think it does best on hardwood floors. Also, you can take it apart to use just the hand-vacuum part of it. This way you can get into tighter areas, couches, etc.

If you’re used to a heavier vacuum cleaner, you’ll want to get this one for lighter jobs. It is so much easier on your back. It used to be a huge pain to vacuum up dog hair every day, but now thanks to the Electrolux EL1012A Ergorapido, it’s quick and easy. The one thing you have to watch out for is the shorter battery life. It’s actually not so bad, compared to other cordless vacuums – but it can get annoying nonetheless.”

Electrolux Intensity 5020a Vacuum Review

Electrolux Intensity 5020aAn Electrolux Intensity 5020a vacuum review states: “The Electrolux Intensity 5020a is like no other vacuum cleaner available. It’s design is very unique, with an adjustable handle. This allows you to get in tighter places, which is very helpful. Also, you can fold it smaller to put it away. The power and suction is surprisingly good on this vacuum. Electrolux’s are usually very good, but this product is exceptionally powerful. It picks up pet hair and fuzz with ease.

A couple things I would have liked to have with the Electrolux Intensity 5020a are a bigger bag and some extra attachments. As it is, this vacuum cleaner does not come with any attachments whatsoever. You’ll have to pull out your handheld for blinds, upholstery, etc. The bigger bag is just a small detail that would be nice to have. If you clean large areas, the small bag will fill up pretty quickly. Overall, the Electrolux Intensity 5020a is still a wonderful small vacuum.”

Electrolux EL7020B Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum Review

Electrolux EL 7020B Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister VacuumA user reviews the Electrolux EL7020B Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum: “I purchased an Electrolux EL7020B Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum Cleaner and have been using it for a little over a month. At this point I am totally thrilled with the product for the price. I have owned Exectrolux products in the past that were more expensive and a hoover product for about the same price. To say the least I am back to Electrolux. I love being able to go under furniture, and being able to disconnect head and use in tight or unusual spots with various attachments. We have a dog and the Electrolux EL7020B Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister Vacuum Cleaner is a wonderful fur finder! The filtration systems are great for keeping dust and dirt where it belongs once it is sucked up. I’ll never stray from Electrolux again.”

Electrolux EL1000B Pronto Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review

Electrolux EL1000B Pronto Stick VacuumA user reviews the Electrolux EL1000B Pronto Stick Vacuum Cleaner: “The Electrolux EL1000B Pronto Stick Vacuum Cleaner has a beautiful design and color that does not need to be hidden away in a closet; it’s almost weightless, cordless, handles like a champ around all corners; plus, the suction power is amazing (almost as good as my $300 Hoover) and the battery life is more than sufficient for a quick sweep.

I hate vacuuming, but this little wonder makes it bearable. Now I can keep my house free of pet hairs and dust without having to pull out that 50 pound torture device called Hoover. I can only recommend the Electrolux EL1000B Pronto Stick Vacuum Cleaner to anyone who hates vacuuming.”