Eureka EasyClean Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B Reviews

November 15, 2013 by
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Eureka EasyClean Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B

Eureka EasyClean Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B

  • Strong 5.5 amp suction with stretch hose cleans cars, upholstery, stairs
  • 1 motor powers the revolving brush, second motor for suction
  • Onboard crevice tool; Riser Visor for carpeted stairs
  • Bagless filter and clear dust cup clean easily
  • Weighs 5 pounds; 20-foot cord wraps for storage

Remove deeply embedded dirt from anywhere in your home or car. Ideal for cleaning stairs and auto upholstery, this hand vacuum cleans with the help of a revolving brushroll with Riser Visor, a stretch hose and attachments for getting into tight spaces. The onboard crevice tool gets into those places too small for the brushroll. Hand-held but very powerful, this Eureka model eliminates the hassle of lugging around a full-size vacuum for cleaning car upholstery, sofas, and carpeted stairs. A long

List Price: $ 59.99

Price: $ 59.99




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3 Comments on Eureka EasyClean Hand-Held Vacuum, 71B Reviews

  1. yupi on Fri, 15th Nov 2013 11:28 pm
    1,173 of 1,189 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great little vacuum, October 12, 2005
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    yupi (Long Island NY USA) –

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    Two cats and two fabric-covered couches, can you feel my pain? After a while, I was going nuts. I’d go broke buying the adhesive type lint rollers, the rubber ones (search for “sweepa”) and the reusable brush type didn’t do the job. All I’d heard about was dysons, dysons, dysons, so I started saving. But then I thought, hey, what I want is the little motorized roller brush attachment — so I got online, started searching, and found this. I figured $40 as opposed to $500 was worth a try, especially with the good reviews.

    and it *was*. It gets all the cat hair off my couch, and the nice thing is that the hose just tugs right out and you can also get the little cracks and crevices without missing a beat. The “riser visor” thing, I thought was kinda silly til I started using it — and it’s great. You can vacuum horizontally and vertically, and for furniture, stairs, etc–a great feature.

    My only complaint is that it’s just a *bit* heavy, especially for longer use. Wears that arm out, but that can be a good thing, too.

    I’m still hoping to get a dyson eventually, but for the job I wanted to do, getting pet hair off my furniture — this is *perfect*.

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  2. Old Qwfwq on Fri, 15th Nov 2013 11:51 pm
    689 of 701 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sucking great!, April 24, 2012
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    Old Qwfwq (Los Angeles) –

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    ‘Caveat emptor’ should be a caution against not just unscrupulous sellers, but misguided buyers as well, a self-warning of sorts. To that end, I read all ~1600 reviews of the Eureka, paying special heed to the three percent or so that awarded it one star. Call this a meta review. My conclusion after a complex and detailed statistical and psychological analysis of the complaints is that the hand-held vacuum was being misused, abused in some cases. After a few months of use, I agree with all the positives: Eureka is powerful & easy to use, the brush enhances cleaning power, the canister is a snap to empty, and the filter creates a nice, tight seal. As for the complaints…

    “Vacuum stopped working after X uses/N years.” That was the predominant complaint, sparks and smoke and vacuum broke. Many of the reviewers who sent their Eurekas to the Great Vacuum too soon seemed to be using them as replacements for full-sized vacuum cleaners: three flights of stairs, several area rugs, hotel lobbies, etc. I planned to use mine to clean up the occasional kitchen spill and kitty-litter dusting–no sucking marathons, just little sprints here and there. Could there have been honestly defective units among these? Sure! I mean, the FDA allows for up to 60 insect fragments per 3.5 oz of chocolate, so a defect in three out of every 1000 Eurekas is nothing to get all huffy and litigious about.

    “Vacuum is too heavy.” Again, an easy-to-dismiss complaint for me. Step 1: read product specs and ascertain that product weighs 7 pounds. Step 2: lift a bag of potatoes to get a feel for what 7 pounds is like. Step 3: conclude that I can hold seven pounds for the thirty seconds or so it will take me to clean up the flour and popcorn that have peppered the kitchen floor. Step 4: be pleasantly surprised that the 7 pounds referred to the shipping weight, and that the Eureka sans box weighs (according to my bathroom scale) a featherlight 5.4 pounds. Step 5: determine that if the Eureka were a bar of chocolate, then the FDA would be OK if it contained up to 1500 insect fragments.

    “Vacuum blows dust everywhere.” This was perhaps the most serious of the warnings that I read. After all, vacuums need to exhaust all that air somewhere, and I have noticed this issue with some uprights, especially on hardwood & tile floors. I took solace in the overwhelmingly positive reviews, especially those that addressed the suck-and-blow issues. In particular, one reviewer noted that the vacuuming should be done by pushing the Eureka away from you and not towards you since the exhaust was stronger under the Eureka’s belly. That’s how I vacuum anyway–plus, I identified, since the exhaust is stronger under my belly as well–so I took a chance. So far, there has been no exhaust problem, no blowing stuff around.

    “Power cord is hard to store.” As I see it, there are four options for power cord management. Option one: get a cordless handheld vacuum, put up with weaker suction, leave unit constantly charging and sucking power, replace batteries every couple of years once they reach the end of their recharge cycle. Option two: get a short-corded handheld vacuum and plan to spill beans only near electrical outlets. Option three: get one of those internal-storage crank widgets that are a pain to operate or else spring-loaded with an angry and temperamental spring. Option four: to store, wrap the long cord around the base in the time that it takes you to say wrap wrap wrap wrap wrap wrap wrap wrap wrap.

    “Hose suction is weak.” Nope, it’s strong. The same motor powers both the hose and the main unit. And the hose is ridiculously easy to use, requiring none of the attach/detach acrobatics of most vacuums.

    “Vacuum requires screwdriver to turn on.” This must have been written by Edward’s younger brother, Johnny Screwdriverhands.

    “Vacuum doesn’t work in Australia.” Well that settles it then: I’m not moving to Australia.

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  3. SLP on Sat, 16th Nov 2013 12:20 am
    708 of 729 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Perfect Machine., November 16, 2006
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    SLP (Elk Grove, CA United States) –

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    I’d planned to get the small Dyson, but the reviews of this vacuum persuaded me to give it a try. It’s absolutely excellent. It’s the best handheld vacuum I’ve ever tried, and I’ve thrown more of these things away than I can remember. Fortunately, I’ve always saved the attachments. Sometimes they fit another model, sometimes they don’t. Since there’s no fancy coupling required to attach tools to the hose end of this one, its just friction, most fit it.

    This is a solid, powerful vacuum. The filter is heavy-duty and seems very durable. It’s easily removed and reattached. I use those over-priced compressed air duster cans to blow all the dust and dog hair off of the filter. Between this and my full-size Dyson, there’s probably more of the family dog outside the house than in by now. As for the weight of this machine, it is a little heavy, but then I only have to support its weight when doing vertical surfaces or carrying it around. When it’s vacuuming stairs and furniture, I let the horizontal surfaces support most of the weight.

    Everything about this machine suggests its maker really put a lot of thought and effort into making an absolutely excellent product. And, I commend them for packaging it in protective plastic that can be easily removed without knives, pliers, bolt cutters, or a chain saw. The engineering on this one was obviously thoughtful and thorough.

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