Devon on June 8th, 2010

I have been living in my apartment for over 6 months now and I decided to finally buy an upright full size vacuum. Don’t get me wrong, I love Agador Spartacus (my iRobot Roomba), he does exactly what they say it should do — but it is true, they say it does not replace an upright vacuum. The Roomba is an every other day vacuum to help between full vacuuming days.

I did a lot of research online to find a good semi-inexpensive vacuum. I was looking for a bagged vacuum (I like the bags, once it is full you toss the bag and the vacuum is all clean, unlike a bagless as you empty it dust goes everywhere and the cup has residue left.), HEPA filer, and a cool look. I landed on the Eureka Boss SmartVac Upright Vacuum. It has everything I wanted and the price was perfect to boot — it is normally $180, I got it 50% off.

As you can see from the image, it is stylish with its bright yellow “I’m going to clean you” attitude. AndĀ it is built for the user — all the pipes and even roller brush are in clear plastic so you can see if the roller is turning or if the pipes are clogged. The HEPA filers (it has a total of 3 filters) capture over 99.97% of dust and allergens so as it cleans it purifies the air too. It also has some featuresĀ that I didn’t even know I wanted — one is that when the vacuum is on and in the upright position the rollers don’t turn and wast energy or toss dirt around (really good when using the hose tool).

I used it last night for the first time and it is amazing. The online testimonials are right: the suction is fantastic (my work pants will testify to that because I had to pull them out of the vacuum bag after I sucked them up), when the rollers are on it basically pulls itself forward (it is kinda heavy, so I would not recommend it for stairs), it is not that noisy — a few reviewers said it was deafening, but I could still hear my TV as I used it for the first time. I think it is quiet for how powerful it is. All in all, so far I am very happy with it.

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2 Responses to “It Sucks”

  1. Where did you buy it for half off? I’ve been thinking i need something to supplement the roomba as well.

  2. DYSON

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