Thread Number: 27564  /  Tag: 80s/90s Vacuum Cleaners
Looking for Electrolux Xtreme & Xtreme Plus Info.
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Post# 308480   12/10/2014 at 22:07 (1,385 days old) by ronni (USA)        

I'm wondering if Electrolux's Xtreme/U129B and Xtreme Plus/U139A were made for commercial use? Also, were they sold directly by Electrolux, or through distributors? They look like commercial cleaners to me, but unlike others they don't indicate that on the the outside from what I've seen in photos.

Post# 358165 , Reply# 1   8/24/2016 at 16:54 (762 days old) by sanitaire (anchorage, alaska)        

commercial vacuums...we had them at the hilton hotel when I worked there in the 90's....replacing the older prolux model. good vacuum...

Post# 358168 , Reply# 2   8/24/2016 at 18:24 (762 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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That has the same tool holder on the handle that my Discovery Plus has.

Post# 361647 , Reply# 3   10/29/2016 at 10:28 (696 days old) by ronni (USA)        

Xtreme Plus specs (from

Electrolux Xtreme Plus
•10.0 ampere high-performance motor system, 86 cubic feet / minute airflow, 67 inch sealed suction (water lift).
•200 Air watts
•15.8 lbs
•Non slip timing belt design ensures extended life, and eliminates downtime due to wear and tear. Automatic shut-off protects motor from overheating and jammed conditions. Extra wide 16" cleaning path and replaceable non-marring bumpers.
•7300 brush contacts per minute (3650 RPM) brush speed.
•Externally replaceable 50 foot, 18 gauge, grounded cord with 3 wire conductors in a high visibility color.
•96.10% efficient at .03 micron, 99.71% efficient at 1 micron.
•2.5 quarts capacity. 4-ply filter bag helps eliminate the re circulation of most common particles and microscopic organisms that can cause allergic reactions.
•Engineered thermoplastic construction offers reduced weight and un comprising durability.

Post# 380901 , Reply# 4   11/8/2017 at 00:27 (322 days old) by Paul (MN)        

Hmmm ... the color scheme is the same as the commercials, but the Xtreme Plus's manual cover doesn't specify 'commercial', so maybe it was just a heavy-duty household version like the Prolux line.

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Post# 380909 , Reply# 5   11/8/2017 at 07:18 (321 days old) by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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A telltale sign might be whether it has a two-prong or three-prong plug. Commercial machines generally have a three-prong plug, whereas household models have two prongs.

Post# 380961 , Reply# 6   11/8/2017 at 22:45 (321 days old) by Paul (MN)        

Good point, Bill.

I know, for example, that the Proluxes only had the two-prong cords. At least that's all I've seen. I know they made several successive models and one does have "Commercial" stamped on the base by the "Prolux" lettering.

Post# 380962 , Reply# 7   11/8/2017 at 23:07 (321 days old) by Paul (MN)        

In the '90s Electrolux Corp. experimented with different sales lines besides its door-to-door one. Going by memory, they were premium store, catalog, QVC, and fair/trade show. I'm guessing that the Xtreme and Xtreme Plus were sold through one of the indirect lines as household cleaners.


Just skimmed the XP manual and didn't see the word 'commercial' used at all. Interestingly, though, the illustrations showed a 3-prong plug, and the warranty for the motors and belt was 2 years--which was standard for commercial cleaners (standard household ones were typically covered for 5 years since the Super J. I know more recent ones such as the Lux Guardian Ultra & Lux Guardian Platinum were longer still.

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