Eureka ReadyForce – The Slim Canister

Eureka ReadyForceThe Eureka ReadyForce vacuum is a canister model with a slim, yet attractive red exterior. Currently, you can buy it for around $60, which isn’t a bad deal. In my review of the Eureka ReadyForce, I’ll go over this unit’s positive and negative aspects, then decide if it’s worth buying. As you can imagine, this cheaper model does not have a lot of extra features on board. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect when you buy this unit: automatic cord rewind, allergen filter, suction control switch, crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery nozzle, and it also comes with a spare bag. At 16 lbs, this canister vacuum isn’t super light – but it’s definitely lighter than most of the competition.

Alright, now we’ll move onto the negative aspects of the Eureka ReadyForce vacuum. One thing that I’m a little leery about is the cheap plastic exterior. It’s something I would expect on a cheaper unit, so it’s not such a huge deal – plus, I haven’t come across anyone that says it broke. The 16 ft power cord is just a little too short for my liking as well. A couple other things I wish this model had: edge cleaners, adjustable handle, and a better filter. For what it is, the Eureka ReadyForce is a wonderful little vacuum cleaner. In fact, at this price level you’ll be hard pressed to find a better canister model out there. It does a wonderful job at what it was designed to do, and because of that I’m giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Eureka FilterAir Review

Eureka FilterAirThe Eureka FilterAir vacuum is made specifically to help reduce allergens, while at the same time getting your house cleaner. In this review, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of this model, then decide if it’s worth the $160 price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: a brush roll on and off switch, HEPA filtration and Power Paw, dual edge cleaners, flip-bottom dust cup, telescoping wand with crevice and dusting brush tools, 30 ft power cord, a 15 inch cleaning path, and multiple height adjustments. The exterior of this vacuum looks nice enough, but I wouldn’t say it’s anything too eye-catching.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka FilterAir vacuum. There are a couple features that are missing on this model, that I wish it had: suction control switch, automatic cord rewind, and an easy-empty dust cup. The suction power is decent, but I think it does a much better job on carpet than on bare floors. Another thing that’s a little awkward on this unit is that it doesn’t have fingertip controls. You have to reach down to get to the brush roll on / off switch. Also, the stretch hose is not long enough for my liking. Overall, I think the Eureka FilterAir vacuum cleaner has a lot of things going for it, but there are also some issues that make it a little less attractive. With that in mind, I am giving this model a 3.7 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Whirlwind Plus Review

Eureka Whirlwind PlusThe Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum is an upright model, which you can buy new for as low as $110. I like that this unit is pretty stylish, because a lot of cheaper models are not. In this review of the Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. Here’s a quick list of the features you can expect to get with this model: a comfort-gripped oval handle, HEPA filter, an easy-empty dust cup, height adjustments, powerful 12 amp motor, 30 ft power cord, turbo Power Paw tool, a 15 inch cleaning path, and a telescoping duster with several attachments. Even though this is a cheaper vacuum, I like the fact that it comes with a fair amount of extra attachments and tools.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum. First off, it’s a little heavier than I would have liked – around 20 lbs. Also, since the power cord is longer, an automatic cord rewind feature would have been much appreciated. Another thing is that the brush roll does not have an on and off switch. This can be a real pain for cleaning up bare floors, since a lot of times dust just scatters when you have the brush roll on. Lastly, the Eureka Whirlwind Plus vacuum cleaner has some parts that look cheaply made. I don’t know that they’ll break, but they look kind of flimsy. Overall, I think it’s a fine model, especially in this price range. I’m giving it a 3.9 / 5 star rating, because it has some issues, but it’s still a nice little unit.

Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover Review

Eureka Capture Plus Pet LoverThe Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum is a sleek upright model, which definitely caters to animal owners. This model is currently priced around $100, which is pretty reasonable. In this review the Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum cleaner we’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s a good buy or not. As far as styling goes, it looks nice and is very curvy. However, I’m not sure if everyone will like the bright yellow exterior – although, I don’t mind it. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: a powerful 12 amp motor, flip bottom dust cup, sealed HEPA filtration system, 5 height settings, 30 ft power cord, Pet Power Paw brush, pet hair upholstery and dusting brush, a motorized brush roller with an on and off switch, large rubber wheels, dual-edge cleaners, and a stretch hose. Overall, it’s a good amount of features for a vacuum of this price. However, that doesn’t guarantee they all work well – but, we’ll go into that next.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum. Probably the biggest complaint I’ve come across is that it tends to suck stuff up and then shoot it back out the back. Not only that, but it seems to have trouble picking up larger stuff at all. You can disregard one person saying this, but I’ve come across a lot of buyers who’ve had this exact same problem. One thing I do have to mention, it doesn’t seem to have these problems on carpet. In fact it does a very good job on carpet, with the exception of an occasional hair clogging. I wish this model had automatic cord rewind, especially since it’s a longer 30 ft power cord. Lastly, the Eureka Capture Plus Pet Lover vacuum cleaner is a little heavy, so you may have trouble going up and down stairs a lot. Overall, I’m kind of in the middle with this model. I really like some features, but there’s a couple issues that really worry me. With all that in mind, I can only give this model a 3.3 / 5 star rating.

Eureka EnviroVac Review

Eureka EnviroVacThe Eureka EnviroVac vacuum is an upright model designed to produce less waste and also use less energy than the average model. Oh, and they use recycled packaging as well. In this review of the Eureka EnviroVac vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then decide if it’s worth the $55 price tag. Here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: extra-long crevice tool and wand, an easy empty dirt cup, washable HEPA filter, a motor that uses 33 percent less energy than typical models, an extra long stretch hose, EZ grip handle, Power Paw with Riser Visor, and an upholstery dusting brush tool. This vacuum actually has a good amount of features for how cheap it is. However, we’ll see if they are worthwhile below.

Alright, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka EnviroVac vacuum. One of the biggest complaints amongst users is that it gets clogged way too easily. The HEPA filter needs cleaned very often as well. Also, the suction isn’t that great and the plastic exterior is cheaply made. In fact, body is so cheaply made that a lot of users have had trouble with different pieces breaking inside and out. It also gets noisier the more you use it – probably from getting partially clogged inside. As you can see, the Eureka EnviroVac  vacuum cleaner is not a favorite amongst its owners. This is unfortunate, because the idea of an environmentally friendly model is a great idea. Overall, I can only give this unit a 2.5 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Complete Clean Review

Eureka Complete CleanThe Eureka Complete Clean vacuum is a canister model with a stylish exterior and a somewhat decent price tag of around $160 – depending where you buy it. In this review of the Eureka Complete Clean vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s actually worth the price. As far as looks go, I think they did a pretty good job at making it attractive. Here’s a quick rundown of features you’ll get on this unit: a motorized brush roll with a on and off switch, telescopic wand, true HEPA filter, automatic cord rewind, a flip-bottom dust cup, and powerful cyclonic technology. This vacuum also comes with a couple extra on-board tools -  a crevice tool, dusting brush and upholstery nozzle. While I wouldn’t consider this to be a lot of features, it does at least cover the basics and then some.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Complete Clean vacuum. First off, I don’t like where the on-board tools are stored. Also, this vacuum is a little heavy at around 25 lbs. Another thing I don’t like is that the head is a little clunky and hard to control. The dirt also tends to get compressed into the canister, so you have to pull it out sometimes. Last thing I don’t like is that the power cord is a little too short for my liking. Overall, I’m not sure what to think of the Eureka Complete Clean vacuum cleaner. I do like a lot of features on this model, but there are quite a few things I’m not a big fan of as well. Because of that, I can only give it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Pet Lover Oh! Review

Eureka Pet Lover Oh!The Eureka Pet Lover Oh! vacuum is a fairly small upright model with an attractive design. As the name suggests, this model is definitely geared towards animal owners. In this review of the Eureka Pet Lover Oh! vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the $80 asking price. Here’s a quick rundown of features you’ll find on this unit: a deluxe stretch hose with crevice tool, adjustable height handle, an easy-empty dirt cup, motorized brush roll with on and off switch, charcoal filtration to help remove odors, suction control system, and a pet power paw. The pet power paw is unique to this vacuum, and helps remove pet hair from upholstery, stairs and other areas that it builds up.

Now, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Pet Lover Oh! vacuum. For one thing, you have to clean out the filter and dirt container after every use, or the suction will go down a lot. Also, I wish the brush bar could be raised or lowered. Another issue is that it picks up short pet hair quite well, but seems to clog up with longer hair. Lastly, some parts of the Eureka Pet Lover Oh! vacuum seem cheaply made – especially the handle seems flimsy when it’s extended. Overall, I’m quite happy with the suction, lower price tag and the Pet Power Paw – they are what make this model worthwhile. So, even with it’s problems, I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Surfacemax 200 Review

Eureka Surfacemax 200The Eureka Surfacemax 200 vacuum is a fairly inexpensive upright model, which is currently selling for around $65. While the exterior on this model is nothing special, we’ll review the Eureka Surfacemax 200 vacuum cleaner and see if it is still worth the lower price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you can expect with this model: a telescopic self-cleaning duster, dusting brush, crevice wand, HEPA filter, height adjustment, an easy empty dirt cup, and a 15 inch cleaning path. I also like the fact that this vacuum has a 30 ft power cord, which makes cleaning up bigger rooms easier. I know it’s not a killer feature set, but it at least covers the basics.

Now we’ll go over the negative aspects of the Eureka Surfacemax 200 vacuum. First off, it’s a pain to constantly be cleaning the filters. Sometimes it feels like you spend more time doing this than actually cleaning the floors. Another thing is that it’s a lot heavier than it looks – at just over 20 lbs. I also do not like that you cannot turn the brush bar off. This means it will scatter some dirt around on all non-carpeted floors. The suction power on the Eureka Surfacemax 200 is OK at best. While this is definitely not the best vacuum cleaner out there, it’s by far not the worst either. In fact, if you can get this model when it’s on sale, it wouldn’t be a bad deal. I’m giving it a 3.5 / 5 star rating because of the issues mentioned above.

Eureka Maxima Review

Eureka MaximaThe Eureka Maxima vacuum is a very simple upright model, which comes in a variety of colors. Currently, it only costs around $35, which makes it one of the cheaper models out there. In this review of the Eureka Maxima vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses. First off, here’s a rundown of the features you’ll find on this model: washable filter, 5 setting height adjustment, upholstery brush and wand tools, no-tip design, and it has 12 amps of power. The color options available for this model are pretty spunky, so I can imagine that it would make a great vacuum for younger folks – even in college dorm rooms. As I mentioned earlier, the $35 price tag is probably the most attractive feature this model has to offer.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Eureka Maxima vacuum. The vibe I get from most users is that you get what you pay for. It’s definitely made of cheaper materials, and the suction isn’t that great. Also, the hose is sub-par and the attachments leave me wanting more. However, I can’t say that I’m surprised at some of these issues. In fact, for $35 you’d be hard pressed to find a better model. In reality, I think the Eureka Maxima vacuum cleaner is a great little starter model. It’s far from perfect, but at least it will get a small home clean enough to invite over your friends. If you’re expecting more than that, keep on looking. I’m giving it a 3.9 / 5 star rating.

Eureka AirSpeed Vacuum Review

Eureka AirSpeedThe Eureka AirSpeed vacuum cleaner is a brand new model, currently only available at Wal-Mart. In this review of the Eureka AirSpeed, I’ll be going over the positive features found on this model, as well as it’s negative aspects. Basically, this vacuum has Whirlwind technology, which means it has better suction power and also separates the larger debris from the smaller particles. What gives it better suction power is the wider tubes they install in the machine. A few of it’s other nice features include: a deluxe stretch hose, HEPA filter, easily removable dust cup, 27 ft power cord, turbo-powered stair and upholstery brush, extension wand, and crevice tool. Another cool thing about this vacuum is that you don’t need any tools to put it together. Also, the 12 amp motor is what really gives this model the suction power.

Now I’ll go over any negative aspects the Eureka AirSpeed vacuum may have. First off, with this kind of suction power, I wish this model came with a pet hair attachment. I know the turbo-powered brush does alright, but I think it could have been better. This model weighs just under 20 lbs, which can get a little heavy if you have to go up and down stairs a lot. Other than those minor issues, I don’t have a lot to complain about. I just hope the suction power on the Eureka AirSpeed doesn’t start going downhill, like a lot of cheaper vacuum cleaners do. So far, I haven’t heard of that happening to anyone though. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4.5 / 5 star rating. It’s a great buy at just under $120.

Eureka Optima Vacuum Review

Eureka OptimaOur Eureka Optima review: This vacuum cleaner is lightweight, inexpensive, and very functional. The style of the Eureka Optima vacuum is OK, but the huge circular handle does make it look a little awkward. As far as features go, here’s a list of what you’ll get: adjustable handle, 12 amp motor, weighs less than 12 lbs, easy empty dust cup, a couple on-board tools, 20 ft power cord, and a hose for reaching tight places. It’s currently available for $50 at Target, which is very reasonable for what you get.

Now I’ll go over the Eureka Optima vacuum’s biggest drawbacks. The first thing I have to mention is that the material it’s made out of feels pretty cheap. However, this is to be expected from such an inexpensive vacuum cleaner. Also, the 20 ft power cord is not long enough for bigger rooms. Lastly, a few buyers complained about the Eureka Optima losing suction after a couple months of use. It seems to be a semi-common problem with this model, which is very unfortunate. Overall, I am giving this vacuum a 3.5 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Boss Mighty Mite Vacuum Review

Eureka Boss Mighty MiteOur Eureka Boss Mighty Mite review: If you’re in the market for a small, inexpensive canister vacuum, the Might Mite 3670G model is definitely one to look into. In this review, I’ll go over this model’s best features, as well as it’s biggest flaws. Here are the features you’ll find on-board: 6-piece attachment set, 20 foot power cord, a crush-proof hose, triple filtration bag, 2 extension wands, and a powerful 12-amp motor. I really like the large wheels in the back, it makes it easier to drag the Eureka Boss Mighty Mite around.

Now, I’ll go over the potential negative aspects of this vacuum cleaner. First off, the 20 ft cord is much too short. Also, the cord is not retractable – which is more of a convenience, but still a nice touch. The build quality is a little sub-par as well. I guess it’s what you could expect from a $65 vacuum. I do really like how powerful the Eureka Boss Mighty Mite vacuum is, but there are just a few things I don’t like. Overall, I’d say it’s worth the money – but, at the same time I don’t expect it to last much longer than a year or two. I’m giving it a 3.9 / 5 star rating.

Eureka Superbroom 169B Vacuum Review

Eureka Superbroom 169BEureka Superbroom review: Although it’s not the most stylish vacuum cleaner out there, the Eureka Superbroom 169B does do a good job at cleaning the floors. As it’s name suggests, this model is meant to take the place of your broom – not necessarily your full sized vacuum. The great part about this model is that it goes from hard floors to carpet with ease. I think it does better on hard floors, but other users say it works well on both types of flooring. Since it only weighs 5 lbs, it’s very easy to carry around from room to room. It also converts from a stick vac to a hand vac so you can easily get into tight places. Lastly, I really like the fact that the brush roll can be turned on and off.

Unfortunately, there are also a few things I don’t like about the Eureka Superbroom 169B vacuum. First off, the cord is a measly 20 ft – you’ll need an extension cord. A couple users complained about the dust cup button being hard to press. Also, the cup is fairly small, so you have to empty it out pretty often. Last complaint is the suction power. I can’t say that I’m too surprised about the suction, and I almost would expect it from a very small vacuum cleaner. Overall, the Eureka Superbroom vacuum cleaner is definitely worth the $35 price tag, especially if you are just looking for a quick-clean-up machine. I’m giving this model 4/5 stars.

Eureka 4704BLM Review

Eureka 4704BLMOur Eureka 4704BLM review: If you’re looking for a lightweight and affordable model, you’ll definitely want to check out the Eureka 4704BLM Maxima vacuum cleaner. It weighs just under 13 lbs, so it’s fairly easy to push around, and go up the stairs with. The washable filter is a nice feature, because it saves you money in the long run. A couple other features you’ll find on this vacuum: extension wand, dual-purpose brush and upholstery tool, 12 amps of power, and a 5 setting height adjustment. The height adjustment is pretty useful if you have multiple types of flooring in your house.

Unfortunately, the Eureka 4704BLM vacuum cleaner does have its problems. The first is the build quality – but I guess you can expect that from a $42 model. It also does not do too well on thicker carpet. This most likely is the result of the suction not being super strong. You also have to keep an eye on the canister, to make sure it doesn’t get too full. If it does, the suction strength goes down considerably – it does best when it’s empty. Lastly, it would have been nice to get a few more tools with the Eureka 4704BLM Maxima vacuum. Since this is such a cheap model, I can’t say that any of this stuff is surprising. In fact, it does quite well for a model that’s about half the price of most competitors. I’m giving it 3.9/5 stars.

Best Vacuum for Couches

Couch VacuumLooking for the best vacuum to clean up your couch? Well, we’ve done some research to help you out. There are actually two worthy vacuum models that can clean up your couch in no time. In our view, this vacuum has to have all these features: be small enough to get into really tight areas, have super strong suction, last longer than 15 minutes (assuming the vacuum is battery powered), and lastly it needs to be good with pet hair.

The vacuum we consider the best for couches is: the Dyson DC31. This one definitely costs more than most handheld vacuums, but it is also the best. Its small wand can get in just about anywhere. The suction is what really sets this one apart, you’ll notice the difference the first time you use it. Also, there is a pet friendly version of the DC31 that absolutely does great with pet hair.

The runner up in the best vacuum for couches category is: the Eureka 71B. This vacuum also has tremendous suction for a small handheld. It has a roller brush, which picks up pet hair quite well. You can also squeeze this vacuum into the corners and cracks of the couch for deeper cleaning. The pricing on this model is also considerably less than the Dyson, so it’s something to consider.