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Post# 417075   12/9/2019 at 09:48 (286 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        

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Since everyone I know knows I enjoy vacuum cleaners I always seem to get them as gifts 😂. My friend had a Sanitaire commercial bagless and I really enjoyed using the machine when I cleaned for her. So today she surprised me with almost the equivalent, a Eureka Whirlwind Litespeed. I know some people donít like bagless and I usually donít prefer them either but something about this machine I just really like. I guess itís the nostalgia of the dirt actually spinning around in the bin. She found the machine almost new and I was actually pretty amazed that she knew that it was similar to the Sanitaire. It actually cleans surprisingly well and I think the duster is pretty cool.

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Post# 417076 , Reply# 1   12/9/2019 at 09:52 (286 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
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Post# 417085 , Reply# 2   12/9/2019 at 15:02 (285 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
That's a nice vac

Your friend has a good eye for vacuum cleaners and sounds like a good person. I have an older similar machine from around 2001. Like you I prefer bagged as a rule, but this model is no slouch. Nice!

Post# 417129 , Reply# 3   12/10/2019 at 23:35 (284 days old) by huskyvacs (Midwest)        

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Nice gift! I have the Altima which came out in the millennium and I believe that one sourced more than a few parts from. The duster is handy but takes a bit of getting used to so you're not just flinging dust around. The idea they thought of is that by pressing the lever and getting suction through the duster cup, it generates a static charge that will charge up the duster so it will get dust to stick to it.

Post# 417130 , Reply# 4   12/10/2019 at 23:45 (284 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        

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Thankfully my house isnít very dusty thanks to my Rainbow and 4 Rainmates that run 24/7 but Iím hoping this little duster will work good on my TVs and stuff. Like I said Iím not a fan of most bagless machines but I do like this one. It will mainly be used for this quick pick ups and daily vacuuming.

Post# 417134 , Reply# 5   12/11/2019 at 02:46 (284 days old) by EurekaFanSquid (Sacramento, California)        

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Post# 417140 , Reply# 6   12/11/2019 at 08:54 (284 days old) by Ozzie908 (England)        

Would you be so kind as to tell me what a Rainmate is please?

Does it remove dust from the air in the home ? If so sounds like I need one !

Thanks Austin

Post# 417165 , Reply# 7   12/11/2019 at 19:41 (283 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Welcome to the eureka/Bissell club.

I've got its bagged counterpart that I'm about to put up for sale.

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Post# 417175 , Reply# 8   12/12/2019 at 00:03 (283 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
Hi Guys!

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First off let me say I love watching Performance Reviews! I like your detailed views on vacuums. Your videos are very helpful if there is a machine I havenít taken apart yet or just for good info on servicing vacs!

The Rainmate is exactly that, an Air Purifier that uses water. You will find mixed reviews as you do with most things but for me I enjoy them. I like the water filtration and the fact you can add different oils to the water or Rainbow Fresh Air and it smells really clean. If you maintain them correctly (change the water, clean all the parts) they last forever. My friend has an old one of mine thatís about 12+ years old. They arenít for everyone but I will always have one in every room!

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Post# 417194 , Reply# 9   12/12/2019 at 20:55 (282 days old) by Tekjunkie28 (Roanoke Va)        

Those rainmates are trash. The only think they do is waste electricity and make noise. No way would they purify your air in you house. The infiltration rates are way above even a rainbow on air purify mode. Itís also a much of garbage. Itís certified to purify air in a room the size of a bath room. I think itís certified for 80 or 88 cubic feet. Your better off buying a real air purifier. The rainbow does purify the air when on full speed though. It even removes odors from the air which is surprising.

Post# 417197 , Reply# 10   12/12/2019 at 23:16 (282 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        
To each their own

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Exactly my point why I said theyíre not for everyone. So many people want to just be argumentative about everything. I like mine so Iím good with that. I never said they were the best air purifier in the world, but they do have good functionality and make my house smell good. It was my opinion, this is the reason I stay away from the Internet. I donít feel like arguing with people over opinions...

Post# 417204 , Reply# 11   12/13/2019 at 08:58 (282 days old) by Ozzie908 (England)        
As you said each to his own

One mans meat is another mans poison so please lets not fall out over an air freshener I had never heard of them nor have I seen any here but it gives me an idea about what to look out for as some days all the air fresheners in the world are unable to rid my home of Bassett hound funk.

Thank you Mpbyrd for your input..x

Post# 417209 , Reply# 12   12/13/2019 at 11:37 (281 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I always thought I might

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like one of those. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Post# 417237 , Reply# 13   12/14/2019 at 00:37 (281 days old) by Mpbyrd (Connelly Springs, NC)        

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As you see there are multiple views on them, I would never pay $250 for one I got all mine for free when I was a Rainbow Dealer. Check Facebook Marketplace you can usually find them for fair prices on there.

Good Luck!

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