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Ewbank Chilli
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Post# 457215   10/3/2022 at 16:08 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Hi,

I'm just wondering if anyone here has one of these little guys.
I believe the name on it is Ewbank Chilli. It's a small, plastic, bagless upright that I believe converts to a hand vac. I'm almost 100% sure it was purchased from HSN or QVC several years ago.
It's a nice metallic red color.
I was doing a little light cleaning at my mom's house the other day, and found hers sitting forgotten behind the laundry room door.
I may have actually put it together for her when she first bought it. But, I don't think I've seen it since.
It's been used, because the dirt cup and filter are full of schmutz.
The next time I'm over, I'll probably try to clean it up.
One thing I was wondering, if anyone is familiar with them, is if you can still get replacement filters or parts for them. I tried a quick internet search, but I came up empty.
There are a few videos of them on YouTube, but they seem to be mostly demonstration videos from when they were new.
Actually, when I mentioned it to her, she had pretty much forgotten that she even had it, and spoke like she was going to either throw it away or donate it somewhere.
If that's the case, and knowing me like I do, I'll probably end up dragging it home.
Anyone have any thoughts on them?

Barry




This post was last edited 10/03/2022 at 17:40
Post# 457328 , Reply# 1   10/8/2022 at 22:05 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Well...it's mine now.
I couldn't find any of the attachments or the hose that supposedly came with it.
In the process of cleaning it up, I found that the dirt cup is broken where the air-powered floor tool attaches. Which explains why it falls off so easily. Supposedly, these have a fairly powerful motor. But, in general, I don't think it seems very well made/designed.
It's red and shiny, so it's kind of fun to look at. I'm pretty sure that's about all I'll be doing with it. It does make a quirky little addition to the hoard.

Barry


Post# 457337 , Reply# 2   10/9/2022 at 16:17 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

For those not familiar with the Chilli vac, I thought I'd shoot a fun photo for size comparison.
Here it is, in between a (toy) Dirt Devil Junior Upright, and a Hoover Convertible.
I thought the different shades of red would look nice amid the New England autumn leaves. Unfortunately, the really colorful trees/leaves are in the back yard, where it wouldn't have been as convenient to stage the vacuums.

Barry


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