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All Tacony machines pass stringent CRI tests
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Post# 383742   1/7/2018 at 10:58 (284 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

Looking at the most recently updated Carpet & Rug Institute lists, Tacony's products passed these strict tests with flying colors. Keep in mind that these tests are the most robust and stringent in the vacuum testing business. When they pass, they pass, and when they don't, they don't. They run machines over carpet for lengthy periods of time to see how significantly it damages fibers. They use NASA X-Ray telescopy to measure dirt removal. They use totally sealed air-tight rooms to measure emissions. The vacuums must clean, filter, and cause minimal fiber damage to pass and get certified. All of Tacony's uprights and canisters are now certified with the exception of the new Tandem Air. These machines have not had time to be certified as CRI's tests take months to complete.

It cannot be claimed that Tacony's machine's are not "sealed." The data shows otherwise from a strict scientifically sound method. Good data here.

Go to "manufacturer" drop down menu and click Riccar and Simplicity.

Post# 383744 , Reply# 1   1/7/2018 at 12:00 (284 days old) by Tseg (World Traveller)        

Interesting Riccar canisters are Bronze, along with Sebo, and Miele does not make the cut.

Post# 383746 , Reply# 2   1/7/2018 at 12:24 (284 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Miele does not make the cut because the Institute does not test their vacs.

Post# 383802 , Reply# 3   1/7/2018 at 23:45 (284 days old) by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

There is one big caveat to this data I forgot to mention. They test new vacuums straight out of the box. The filtration is tested when the machines are only months old. All vacuums filter pretty well when new. It's when years start piling up that the seals and joints may be compromised and the filters get leaky. Many of the brands here are known to not be all that durable these days so one cannot expect that level of performance years later.

Still it's good to see good scientific data in an actual laboratory environment.

Post# 384062 , Reply# 4   1/11/2018 at 12:45 (280 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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The explanation wheel I gave us about this. Was they didn't feel it was important to submit their machines to CRI for testing as they did not consider them " legitimate testing agency. "
There are some European testing agencies that have tested vacuums as well.

CRI does seem to be a very very small agency operating out of a PO Box& website.
When I saw sharks&cheep Hoover's rated buy them I began to seriously question CRI's legitimacy myself.
They seem to be just another payday to get rated agency like Consumer Reports.

-performance reviews

Post# 384063 , Reply# 5   1/11/2018 at 12:58 (280 days old) by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Here's a link to the European testing standards.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO vacuumdevil's LINK

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