Just received the vacuum 4 days ago and used it to vacuum most of my house since then. The foot control to unlock the handle to allow it to tilt from the base of the unit is pretty stiff and requires effort to unlock. I was initially worried about breaking something when pressing the unlock button to use the floor/rug vacuuming portion. Tried to use the vacuum to vacuum under my bed, but the unit is too tall to get more than a few inches under the edge of the bed. The attachments are all pretty small and using them under the bed or other similar furniture would take forever. Checked Eureka's website and found an attachment called a 'floor tool' for about $11 (about $19 total when you include shipping). I expect the floor tool to allow me to vacuum under the bed. Wish Eureka had included the floor tool as a standard attachment. The rotating brush for use on rugs does a great job. There is an attachment called a Power Paw which is a 4 inch wide tool that has a built in brush for vacuuming rug areas too small to use the main vacuum. The vacuum has a built in HEPA filter which needs to be replaced every 6 months for about $25. The two piece 'wand' with one wand stored inside the other is a neat solution to storing both on the vacuum. Cleaning of a standard stair way with 11 stairs will be a challenge as the vacuum is supposed to be placed at the bottom of the stairs and the hose and two wands together used to vacuum the stairs. I could only vacuum to first 6 stairs before exceeding the reach of the hose and wands. Tried placing the vacuum on a higher stair, but it was unstable and would likely fall if I tried to use it that way. All in all, the is a very good vacuum for the price and I would recommend it to anyone need to replace and old vacuum.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was very similar
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the vacuum appears to be of solid construction. I expect to b e able to use it for years.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The site description was accurate