Thread Number: 44346  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
Favorite Vacuum Cleaner Feature?
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Post# 461574   3/21/2023 at 14:39 (452 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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This is a question I believe hasn't been asked before so I thought I'd start a discussion about it;

What is a vacuum cleaner that you like, not necessairly for the vacuum as a whole, but for a certain particular feature that it has or does?

For me, I like the Eureka Brushroll Clean With SuctionSeal AS3401A (yes that is the real name) for the brushroll cleaning feature. It has a metal cutting bar connected to a foot operated pedal, and all you have to do is step on that pedal, and it brings the metal bar down on the brushroll (while the vacuum is running) and it cuts off any wrapped hair or debris stuck to the brushes. It works brilliantly and I really wish more vacuum companies did that. I did not want to retire that vacuum just because of that feature alone. The suction is also immensely powerful too, you can tip the vacuum over if using the hose and it sticks to the hardwood floor.

Another vacuum I am fond of is more vintage, the Hoover Concept Two with its little onboard Dustbuster. You can be vacuuming the floor, and notice some crumbs on a furniture or table as you are vacuuming, and just lift the little dustbuster off, clean up the mess, and stick it back on. To me that's such a handy idea especially since it's always plugged in and receiving power so it is ready to go at any time you need it. It ewas really ahead of it's time considering how vacuums now want everything all onboard all the time.

Another example - even though it was a flop - the Oreck Radiovac. I love listening to music on my Zune while I'm working so having a radio on the vacuum was such a great idea. You need noise cancelling headphones to use it to block out the vacuum noise (Oreck sold these at extra cost and they are unobtainable anymore but I suspect that Bose was the supplier) but the concept does work as it should and it uses your body as the antenna for the radio (kind of weird I know).


Post# 461576 , Reply# 1   3/21/2023 at 15:03 (452 days old) by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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I could probably think of more, if I take some time. But, off the top of my head, I always liked my Electrolux Epic 6500/Aerus Lux Legacy because I can turn the brush roll on and off from the handle. As well as there being a suction control right there too.
I know other vacuums have those features. But, the Electrolux/Aerus was my first experience with them.

Barry


Post# 461586 , Reply# 2   3/21/2023 at 16:28 (451 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"-always plugged in-"

Actually,the Concept 2 and the small dust buster type vac share the same power cord.To use the small one you have to unplug cord from side of big one and plug in rear of small one and then replace to continue with carpet.The Concepts were good vacs with few problems but I saw several of these cords that were allowed to fall to floor and not put in clip near switch that would wear and short out at female plug.And a few that shorted and burned both cord and male terminals inside upper body when cord was not fully inserted.

Post# 461588 , Reply# 3   3/21/2023 at 17:53 (451 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Definitely Miele's Spotlight Handle that came with my S8/C3 canister! It's like having a flashlight strapped to the hose handle! Really a great feature!

Post# 461597 , Reply# 4   3/21/2023 at 20:45 (451 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Rainbow

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The black e2 that is a wet dry hose.
I like shop vacs detachable blower.
Maybe have a built in small vac detachable for stairs
I also like a 50' cord. Plug it in the middle of area and i can vacuum every area..


Post# 461612 , Reply# 5   3/22/2023 at 07:50 (451 days old) by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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I like the lock on hose of my Compact Tristar.
The quick disconnect of Kenmore and Electrolux canisterd and the telescopic
wands. metal floor and rug tool .s


Post# 461614 , Reply# 6   3/22/2023 at 09:10 (451 days old) by Eureka1998 (New York )        
Staple of Maytag era Hoover's.

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Always liked the easy access on board tools on the front of the machines in the covered cases. Gave the vacuums an efficient look to them as well. Just pull one out and ready to do above the floor cleaning. Wish they had found a way to make the covers more durable though of course.

Post# 461622 , Reply# 7   3/22/2023 at 14:51 (451 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Mine would be the brushroll indicator lights.

Post# 461623 , Reply# 8   3/22/2023 at 14:54 (451 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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My favorite one would be on the older Windsor Versamatics.

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Post# 461629 , Reply# 9   3/22/2023 at 15:50 (451 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        
The D50 illuminated logo.

Why none of the other models had this classy item is beyond me...

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Post# 461630 , Reply# 10   3/22/2023 at 15:55 (451 days old) by RoyalFan103 (Bremerton, Washington)        
My favorite feature is…

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Headlights!

Post# 461672 , Reply# 11   3/23/2023 at 12:34 (450 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
"--illuminated logo--"

I also like this Kirby AND the Airway that did this first.


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