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Kenmore now selling tub style vacuums
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Post# 462148   4/9/2023 at 10:58 (462 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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Apparently now Kenmore has a range of tub vacuums, both wet/drys dry only versions. I like the colors. These appear similar to the Vacmaster line, and made by Cleva like other Kenmores these days.

Post# 462149 , Reply# 1   4/9/2023 at 11:47 (462 days old) by FanOfVacuums2 (Williamsburg, VA)        

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I saw that! I have the Vacmaster VZA306P 1101, which is the Vacmaster version of the Kenmore KW3010, and it is actually a decent vacuum cleaner, especially for something that I got for around $50 on sale. It is powerful, quiet, has large bags, a tapered hose, and so forth. I saw some people say that they are top-heavy, but I disagree. Next to comparable canisters such as the Eureka Mighty Mite and Bissell Zing, I think the Vacmaster, which could use a catchy name too, more than holds its weight. For example, the hose is far less prone to kinking than primarily the Zing, it is more powerful than either two, the floor tool is the best of the three, you by far get the most cord length, and onward. Plus, it is a cute little Henry knockoff. Of course, the other two have some nice features such as more lightweight designs, an automatic cord rewind for the Zing, and more, so there is a give and take. I just think certain people dismiss the Vacmaster too quickly, perhaps due to it being a Henry clone or from bias against the manufacturer.

As for the Kenmore version of it, I wish they would offer some better attachments with it, given the increase in price. The floor tool that comes with it is fine, being a genuine Wessel-Werk thing, but it only seems to come with the regular crevice tool and dusting brush, with the latter being an attachment that wholly unimpressed me. The only difference other than branding that I have been able to find is that the Kenmore model has a slightly longer cord than the Vacmaster. I know that it has a standard fitting and attachments are simple and cheap to source, but they could try to one-up the Simplicity Jill, for example, with better attachments out of the box.

I am not familiar with the KW3030 or the KW3050. The KW3030 is so cheap that I may keep an eye peeled for sales if I have some extra money and want to mess with one, because I have done that with a lot of affordable stuff from Kenmore, Vacmaster, Hoover, and so forth.

Post# 462165 , Reply# 2   4/10/2023 at 00:28 (461 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have a SimplicityRIO Tub vacuum-Got it from the Greenville Sew& vac dealer here in town.Simplicity says it can be used for commercial or home use.Dry only.Also have a "James" vacuum I bought there,too.The Sears machine and the ones I have could be considered maids vacuums.Popular with maid cleaning services.

Post# 462178 , Reply# 3   4/10/2023 at 12:09 (461 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Not too bad, they look pretty durable considering. The way they are decorated makes me think it's something more for the home user and occasional use than something for a jobsite or strictly for the garage entirely.

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