Our 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.