The Kirby Sentria vacuum has it’s positives and negatives for sure, but is it worth the $1,000+ price tag? Well, I guess that would all depend on the customer. There are a lot of people who love their Kirby Sentria. After all, it does a great job on both carpeting and hardwood floors. The tools it comes with are quite useful as well. Also, the vacuum is fairly easy to clean, and the emissions are super low.
Unfortunately, the Sentria vacuum has a few issues that most buyers generally agree on. The loudness of this machine is definitely one of the top complaints. Also, a lot of owners find it a bit bulky and hard to push around. It really isn’t a light-weight model, so keep this in mind before you buy it. One other thing I have to mention are the sales tactics of the Kirby company – they are pushy. I know it doesn’t have anything to do with the actual Kirby Sentria vacuum, but the multi-hour presentation can certainly rub some potential buyers the wrong way.
So, is the Sentria worth the money? While I love the suction and tools this vacuum comes with, I really think most customers could find a similar alternative for about half the price. On that note, I am giving the Kirby Sentria a 3/5 star rating.
A Kirby Sentria vacuum review states: “The Kirby Sentria vacuum cleaner works like none other. It’s absolutely the best, that is if you can afford the steep price. But, in this case it is worth every penny. You can buy it cheaper online than if you have a sales person show up at your door (try Amazon). Plus, there are a fair amount of people selling them slightly used.
The suction on the Kirby Sentria vacuum (G10) is amazing. The auto drive feature is great, you almost don’t even have to push the machine to move it along carpets. I really love the attachments that come with it. It’s pretty much like an all-in-one upright, canister, stick & carpet cleaner. Although, the carpet cleaning part isn’t the best I’ve seen.
One thing I don’t like is how heavy it is. It’s hard to drag up and down stairs, or even all over the house. Also, if you don’t want to use it as an upright, you’ll have to take off the front peice and latch the attachments to the hose. It’s kind of a pain to do. The Kirby Sentria vacuum is definitely worth the money, and should last a very long time.”
A user reviews the Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner: “The Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner was a real stretch on the budget, but after seeing the benefits, we couldn’t see not spending the money. The salesman used our vacuum, a Hoover, to vacuum an area of our living room. Afterward, he went over it with the Kirby. I was appalled to see all that my vacuum had missed picking up! When he used the hand attachment to vacuum my mattress, I couldn’t believe all of the dust and dirt that he got up! No wonder my dust allergies were so bad!
Although generally I highly recommend the Kirby G5 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner, there are a couple drawbacks. First of all is the weight of it. It was built to last and you can tell just by trying to pick it up! Second, the Kirby line of products are not in-expensive. Bags are quite expensive at 3 for $9.00 and are only available from Kirby dealers which aren’t always convenient. With all of this in mind, I have to admit that I’m not sorry that we made this purchase. I feel like the vacuum does a very thorough job of cleaning which is why we purchased it”
A user reviews the Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner: “The Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner is the best house hold cleaning product I have ever come across, but the big let down is the price. In this case though I have to say that you get what you pay for. The machine is solid, reliable, comes with a lifetime guarantee, is easy to use, provides visible results and looks stylish, on top of all of that.
As a demonstrator you have to show the customer what the Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner is capable of and this is achieved by comparing it to the machine that the customer already uses. To do this, we have to set up little tests for the two machines to tackle. The first is the salt test. The demonstrator will pour salt over an area of your carpet and ask you to clean it up with your normal vacuum cleaner. When you have done this, the demonstrator will then go over the same area with the Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner. They will then show you what your regular vacuum has left behind. Believe me when I tell you the results are astounding.
The price is a little too high for most people though, but when you are told you will never have to buy another vacuum cleaner for the rest of your life, it makes you think. You are definately getting a top piece of machinery, that comes with a life time guarantee. If anything breaks or stops working, they will replace or mend it, no questions asked. What other company offers this? On the whole, the Kirby G6 Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaner is an excellent product, but I feel the company needs to change their selling techniques. Their product is the best on the market, but only being able to buy one if you have a home visit is a bit of a pain.”