When shopping for an upright vacuum cleaner you should be looking for something that has longer power cord so you do not have to move power points all the time as you clean. It would also be very useful to have something has a cord rewind feature so you do not have to stand there winding and unwinding by hand. Of course you want a machine that also has excellent suction and is light and easy to maneuver. So here is a look at the Eureka AirSpeed Unlimited Rewind upright.
The AirSpeed technology on this machine is perhaps one of its most attractive features. It reduces the chances of losing power by making sure suction goes straight through the nozzle, not through a length of hose first, which is what other vacuums do, and why they suffer from a weak suction. If you want to use the hose though you can actually move the suction from the inlet to the hose with the turn of a knob. The hose itself is a nice length too at 12 feet. When you add that to the length of the extension wand which is 15 feet you get a good long reach for cleaning blinds, cobwebs off ceilings, upholstery and stairs.
The other top features of the Eureka AirSpeed Unlimited Rewind is its retractable power cord. It is 27 foot long and it is retractable. Often when uprights have a feature like that it impacts on the weight, reducing maneuverability. But in this vacuum it is just 15 pounds and you can use it on carpets and hardwood floors without worrying about scratching as the motorized brush can be turned on or off depending on the surface you are cleaning. Read more reviews of Eureka vacuum cleaners.
Bare floor performance is good as mentioned you can turn of the motorized brush so you do not have to worry about scratches as the stiff nylon brush swooshes across the floor, and it will not just fling larger debris like cereal around it will actually suck them up. The suction is strong enough that food and small particles will get collected and the floor will be cleaned.
On carpeting you can turn that brush back on and with that and the strong suction you get an upright that is very effective, even on carpets that have a deeper plush. At the base of the vacuum is a know that lets you select the thickness you are cleaning from bare, to thin carpeting to plush. Putting it in the right setting will help make sure you get a much better result.
You can also clean your furnishings and upholstery with the Eureka AirSpeed Unlimited Rewind. There is the turbo nozzle or a brush tool depending on the kind of reach you need and what needs to be cleaned up. For something embedded the nozzle is the best option, then you can also use the dusting brush for larger pieces.
Pet hair is something this vacuum is very capable of cleaning whether it is on your furniture, your hardwood flooring, your carpets or your stairs. The motorized brush should reach into the carpet and deal with pet hair as well as other dirt and debris. Turn it off for hard floors and you can get those balls of hair floating across the floor. The turbo brush nozzle works a treat getting the hair out of your furniture and off the lower part of your curtains. There are four useful tools, the crevice tool, dusting tool, extension wand and turbo nozzle tool.
It has two filters and both are ones you can wash and put back in. One is a filter for allergens so you can worry less about allergens coming back out of the vacuum, and one of them is a foam filter. As they are washable they only need to be replaced every 6 months. The allergen filter is under the dirt canister, which you have to take out to access it. The foam filter is at the top of the canister which you can get to when you life off its cover. Always make sure both are air dried completely before placing them back in.
The Eureka AirSpeed Unlimited Rewind is not a very expensive model and does a good job at cleaning. From somewhere online like Amazon you can find one for under $100 and direct from Eureka online it is somewhere over $60.
This is definitely a budget cleaner so is great for people who need a new upright but cannot afford, or do not want to pay the high prices that competitors like Shark or Dyson charge. It of course does not come with all the features they may offer but the important thing about a vacuum cleaner is whether it cleans well, and this one does. You also get a good 3 year warranty and it is versatile enough to deal with more than just a carpeted floor. The suction for a budget model is good, perhaps not as great as those top models but certainly good enough for what you want it to do.