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.

Dyson DC24 Animal Review

Dyson DC24 AnimalThe Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum is an upright model, currently selling for around $450. This model is designed to be super powerful, yet very lightweight. In this review of the Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects, then decide if it’s worth spending the extra money on this machine. To make it less heavy, they made this unit a little smaller and kept the design very simple. Here’s a rundown of features you’ll find on this model: ball technology for quick turns, washable lifetime HEPA filter, mini turbine head, an easy empty dirt container, motorized brush roll with on and off switch, certified asthma and allergy friendly, a 20 ft power cord, fingertip controls, and it has a 5 year warranty on parts and labor. Oh, and this vacuum weighs just 11.6 lbs – which is substantially lighter than the original model.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum. First off, the 20 ft power cord is entirely too short. I would have at least liked to have 25 ft, but preferably even 30. Also, the 11 inch cleaning path is pretty narrow – meaning it will take a longer time cleaning large spaces. Another thing is that the hose is pretty short – so it can be hard to reach tall places. Lastly, the Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum cleaner has some trouble with bigger items. Although, you probably wouldn’t want to risk ruining the motor by sucking up something big anyway. All in all, I am a big fan of this new model. I’m giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating, even though the price is a little more than I would normally spend.

Oreck Edge Review

Oreck EdgeThe Oreck Edge vacuum is a brand new upright model, which is said to be the most powerful and quietest currently made by this manufacturer. In this review of the Oreck Edge vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth the nearly $800 price tag. I have to admit, this is probably the most stylish model that this manufacturer makes. OK, here’s a rundown of the best features you’ll find on this unit: a 30 ft power cord, variable speed controls, quick wand tool, a gliding head, HEPA quality filter, a long-lasting belt, it only weighs 13 lbs, and it’s also said to be the quietest and most powerful upright vacuum made by Oreck. Besides those features, you also get a separate hand-held unit included with the purchase. This little unit alone is worth a fair amount of money, and it also comes with a few tools.

Alright, now we’ll move onto the negative aspects of the Oreck Edge vacuum cleaner. To be honest, there is not a lot I don’t like about this model. There are only three things that come to mind: the $800 price, the head is a little too bulky, and the fact that you have to purchase bags. I think the price is going to be way over most people’s budget, and I think it’s just a little too high for what you get. The head is fine in most instances, but it may not fit under low beds or furniture too well. And the fact that you have to buy bags just adds to the cost of owning the Oreck Edge vacuum. Overall, I just can’t help from liking this model though. It’s so beautiful and does an excellent job that I’m still giving it a 4.5 / 5 star rating.

Bissell PurePro Review

Bissell PureProThe Bissell PurePro vacuum is an upright model which is touted as cleaning up the air in your house, as well as the floors. It is currently selling for around $180. In this review of the Bissell PurePro vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses – then we can decide if it’s worth buying. First off, here’s a quick feature list of what you’ll find on this unit: microban protection, HEPA media filter, powerful multi-cyclonic technology, motorized brush with on and off switch, 15 inch cleaning path, 30 ft power cord, multiple height settings, dual edge cleaning, headlight, turbo-brush, and also an extension wand. This a pretty decent set of features for this vacuum, but not overly impressive.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Bissell PurePro vacuum. First off, I wish it had an automatic cord rewind feature. I do like the 30 ft power cord, but it can be a pain to wind it all back up when you’re done. The dust cup can be a little messy to empty, unless you’re careful with it. It also does not have a clean filter indicator light or a dirt sensor. The suction is good, but I think there are a couple other models that are better at this price level. Overall, I like the Bissell PurePro vacuum cleaner well enough. I think it is best suited for users with allergens or odors in their house. Overall, I’m giving this model a 4 / 5 star rating.

Hoover Duros Review

Hoover DurosThe Hoover Duros vacuum is a canister model currently selling for around $150. The name suggests power and durability, but we’ll see if that’s actually true. In this review of the Hoover Duros vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth investing your money on. As far as features go, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect: a 360 degree swivel feature, 18 ft power cord, brushed edge cleaning, three height adjustments, headlight, dusting brush and crevice tool, auto cord rewind, a 14 inch head, an allergen-reducing bag filter and also a bag indicator light. This isn’t a bad set of features on this vacuum – and, I really like the 360 degree swivel feature. Also, it only weighs 22 lbs, which is a little below average for a canister model.

Now, onto the negative aspects of the Hoover Duros vacuum. I’m not really sure what the manufacturer meant by it’s name, but unfortunately it is not very durable. The exterior materials seem a little cheap, and some users say their units actually broke. A couple other things: I think the wand is a little too heavy, the tool caddy is a little weak, and the power cord is too short. All in all, the Hoover Duros vacuum cleaner is lacking in some areas. However, the suction power is good and it does have some other nice features. Even with it’s issues, I’m still giving this little model a 3.5 / 5 star rating.

LG Kompressor Plus LUV400T Review

LG Kompressor Plus LUV400TThe LG Kompressor Plus LUV400T vacuum is a high-end bagless model, currently selling for around $500. I have to admit, it’s one of the better looking models out there. In this review of the LG Kompressor Plus LUV400T vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the positive and negative aspects of this model, then decide if it’s worth the higher price tag. Here’s a quick rundown of the best features found on this unit: washable HEPA filter, a 40 ft power cord, a detachable wand with 15 ft of reach, four floor height adjustments, a pet hair turbine tool, headlight, powerful dirt compacting technology, plus a couple other useful attachments. There are a couple features on this vacuum that I wish more manufacturers would take notice of – such as the 40 ft power cord and detachable wand. These two features alone make this unit very unique and impressive.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the LG Kompressor Plus LUV400T vacuum. There are just a few things I wish they would change about this model. First off, the suction on carpet is great, but it could definitely be better. Another thing is I wish it were self-propelled. This would really help when pushing it along. Also, the smaller head doesn’t pick up bigger items too well. However, this usually isn’t a problem if you run over it first with the main vacuum cleaner. Lastly, the price is a little higher than I normally like to pay. Overall, the LG Kompressor Plus LUV400T is a superb model. Even though the price is a little high, I think it’s worth every penny. I’m giving this model a 4.5 / 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.

Hoover Pet Cyclonic Review

Hoover Pet CyclonicThe Hoover Pet Cyclonic vacuum is part of the Windtunnel family, but geared specifically for pet owners. I think the maroon and gray colored exterior looks classy. In this review of the Hoover Pet Cyclonic vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the best and worst this model has to offer, then decide if it’s worth the $170 asking price. First off, here’s a rundown of the better features found on this unit: a hand-held turbo brush powered by the suction, lifetime HEPA filter, headlight, 28 ft power cord, automatic cord rewind, 1-touch brush roll control, dual stage cyclonic technology, a bottom-release dirt container, wand and stretch hose, 15 inch cleaning path, crevice tool and a dusting brush. This is not a bad set of features on this vacuum, but it’s not overly impressive either.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Hoover Pet Cyclonic vacuum. First off, the filter can be a little hard to get to and a pain to clean off. Also, I’m not a huge fan of the hand-held turbo brush. Since it’s one of the main selling points of this model, I was hoping it would work spectacularly, but it’s just average in my opinion. Another thing is that it’s a little heavy, especially if you are trying to lug it up and down stairs. It would also have been nice to have an extra extension for the hose.The dirt container can be a little messy to empty as well. Overall, I’m quite impressed with the suction power and ease of use with the Hoover Pet Cyclonic vacuum cleaner. It does have some short comings, but it’s still a pretty good unit. I’m giving it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Dirt Devil Power Reach Review

Dirt Devil Power ReachThe Dirt Devil Power Reach vacuum is an upright model with some character and a decent price tag – currently selling for around $90. In this review of the Dirt Devil Power Reach vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then determine if it’s a good buy or if you should pass on it. As I mentioned, I really like the styling on this model. The top part has a little flair out, which almost reminds me of a Dyson. Here’s a quick rundown of the features you’ll find on this unit: a motorized brush roll with adjustable height settings, a crevice tool, stretch hose, dusting brush, back-saver wand, HEPA filter, and an easy-empty canister. The 14 inch cleaning path is pretty handy for bigger rooms. I definitely get the feeling that this vacuum is intended mainly for carpeted houses, with the brush roll and the included attachments.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dirt Devil Power Reach vacuum. First off, the stretch hose isn’t long enough and the main unit tips over if you extend it too much. Also, the hose keeps coming off when you are trying to use it. Another thing is that it does horrible on bare floors. I know this model is intended for carpets only, but it’s still annoying if you have a mix of carpet and bare floors. The components also seem a little cheap – but not horrible. Overall, the Dirt Devil Power Reach vacuum cleaner is still a pretty good unit. It has great suction power, and the price is wonderful. I’m giving it a 4.3 / 5 star rating.

Bissell OptiClean Review

Bissell OptiCleanThe Bissell OptiClean vacuum is a bagless canister model with cyclonic technology. The exterior of this model is pretty nice looking, but in this review of the Bissell OptiClean vacuum cleaner, I’ll dig a little deeper to see if it’s actually worth the $100 price tag. Here’s a rundown of features you’ll find on this unit: telescoping wand, crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool, HEPA filter, an easy empty dirt container, variable suction control, retractable power cord, washable pre-motor filter, and this vacuum only weighs 16 lbs. The number of on-board attachments is pretty impressive for a mid range model.

OK, onto the negative side of the Bissell OptiClean vacuum. First off, it doesn’t do that great of a job on thicker carpets. However, if you have mostly bare floors you should be fine. Another thing I don’t like is that the hose is pretty short, which can make it tough to reach certain areas of the house. Also, I can tell the build quality isn’t that great on this model. I suppose it’s to be expected from a cheaper unit, but it’s still disappointing. I also wish it had a rotating brush in the head, which would help clean carpets a lot better. Overall, I think the Bissell OptiClean vacuum cleaner is fine. I think the main group of people who would consider it, should have mostly bare floors. Overall, I’m giving this model a 3.5 / 5 star rating.

Dyson DC33 Multi Floor Review

Dyson DC33 Multi FloorThe Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum is an upright model which boasts superior suction power and the ability to work on any floor type. In this review of the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then determine whether it’s worth the nearly $400 asking price. As far as looks go, I think this model definitely hits the nail on the head. It’s sleek, stylish and the color combination looks great. Here’s a quick rundown the features you’ll find on this model: a telescoping reach wand, combination and stair tools, a quick-empty dirt container, lifetime HEPA filter, Root Cyclone technology for extra suction power, and this vacuum also has a 5 year warranty. Another thing I really like about this model is that it weighs just over 17 lbs – which isn’t super light, but lighter than a lot of the competition.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum. Probably the biggest drawback of this unit is that it’s not as agile as some of the Ball models. Also, it doesn’t fit under furniture and beds very well. Unfortunately, it’s a little hard to push on thicker carpets, because the suction is so strong. Another thing is that the brush roll switch is in a awkward place – by your feet. Lastly, the price is a little higher than most of it’s competition. However, I know a lot of people won’t have a problem spending a little more money on the Dyson DC33 Multi Floor vacuum cleaner. Even with the few flaws this model does have, I think it’s still a good buy. I’m giving it a 4.3 / 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.

Dyson DC17 All Floors Review

Dyson DC17 All FloorsThe Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum is a stylish upright model, which is currently selling for around $450. The platinum color scheme really looks nice. In this review of the Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses this model has to offer, then decide if it’s worth the higher price. As with most models from this manufacturer, you’re really paying a premium for quality, performance, and even for the name brand. Here’s a quick rundown of the features found on this unit: 35 ft power cord, HEPA filter, mini turbine head, motorized brush roll with fingertip controls, edge cleaning, telescoping wand, certified allergy and asthma friendly, a couple accessories, and a 5 year warranty. Not a bad set of features on this vacuum, but there are some other models from this manufacturer that come with more attachments.

OK, onto the negative aspects of the Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum. First off, let me state the obvious – the price. I know the suction is tremendous on this unit, but it’s just up to the consumer if they feel like paying a premium for slightly more power than the competition. Also, there are a few users who say it really loses it’s suction strength after a couple years. Another thing is that this model is pretty loud. Lastly, the one negative aspect of having a really powerful suction is that it can be a little hard to push it on thicker carpets. Overall, the Dyson DC17 All Floors vacuum cleaner is good – although, I think the company makes a couple better models. However, this unit cleans well and looks great. You just have to decide if you’re willing to spend the extra money. I’m giving it a 4 / 5 star rating.

Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic Canister Review

Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic CanisterThe Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum is a bagless model, which is currently selling for around $200. The styling on it is tremendous, I really like the color scheme. In this review of the Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over the strengths and weaknesses of this model, then decide it it’s actually worth the price tag. First off, here’s a rundown of features you can expect to find on this unit: extra long hose, back-saver wand, 25 ft power cord, HEPA filter, motorized brush roll with fingertip controls, easy empty dirt container, retractable power cord, headlight, crevice tool, a flat out head, and it has a 13 inch cleaning path. Overall, this is pretty good feature set.

OK, now I’ll go over the negative aspects of the Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum. First off, emptying the canister can be messy and a pain. Another thing is that it’s on the heavier side, at 25 lbs. In my opinion, the attachments aren’t that great either. A couple users have had problems with the retractable power cord. Also, there are a few people who say the suction power goes down after a few months of use. While I think the last two claims could be true, I also would consider them somewhat of a fluke, since most users don’t have problems with these things. Overall, I think the Hoover Blue Elite Cyclonic canister vacuum cleaner is a decent enough model, although nothing too special. I’m giving it a 3.8 / 5 star rating.

Bissell PowerEdge Pet Review

Bissell Bronze PowerEdge PetThe Bissell PowerEdge Pet vacuum is a stick model meant to work especially well at picking up pet hair. This bronze colored model also very cheap – currently $50. In this review of the Bissell PowerEdge Pet vacuum cleaner, I’ll go over this model’s strengths and weaknesses, then decide if it’s worth buying. Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect to find on this unit: a 20 ft power cord, innovative V shaped head to direct debris towards it, edge cleaning, pet hair pickup, easy-empty dirt container, swivel head and an 11.35 inch cleaning path. I love the fact that this is a corded model, which is becoming a rarity with stick vacuums these days. This means you can go for an unlimited amount of time, and not have to wait until the battery recharges. A couple other things I like: the fact that it’s just 7.5 lbs, and I like the classy bronze color scheme.

Now I’ll go over the potential negative aspects of the Bissell PowerEdge Pet vacuum. First off, the dirt cup is very small. Not only that, but it doesn’t always empty pet hair very easily. Also, the suction power isn’t tremendous. It’s pretty good for a $50 model, but that’s not saying a whole lot. Lastly, some of the parts seem pretty cheap. Overall, I do like the Bissell PowerEdge Pet for a quick clean-up. However, I don’t really expect it to last for too many years – especially the suction and plastic parts. I’m still giving it a 4 / 5 star rating, because it’s cheap and does a good job.