Pros / This canister vacuum doubles as a vacuum and blower.
Cons / You cannot adjust the suction on this Eureka canister vacuum.
Verdict / The Eureka Mighty Mite lacks some design features that help with vacuuming hard floor surfaces, but this vacuum was very impressive during our tests, removing all kinds of debris from our floor.
The Eureka 3670G Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum combines versatility and power at an economical price point. This hard floor vacuum is effective for vacuuming different floor types, and its blower port is ideal for cleaning out garages. The vacuum uses dust bags that hold up to 96 ounces, greatly reducing how often you have to replace them. The bags are easy to remove and contain the dust and particles well.
Because this is a canister vacuum, you can manually adjust the height of the suction piece from the floor, which is particularly important since this hard floor vacuum does not have adjustable suction settings. The best hardwood floor vacuums include the capability to turn off the brushroll and reduce the risk of the vacuum scratching the wood. The Eureka Mighty Mite does not do that specifically, but you can raise the brush if you are cleaning particularly soft flooring.
This model weighs less than 10 pounds, making it an effective vacuum for hardwood floors. With such a light weight, it places minimal pressure on the flooring while you are cleaning. It is also easier to maneuver than heavier models. Additionally, the floor brush has a cleaning path of 10 inches, which helps you cover lots of ground as you vacuum. One drawback is the quality of the wheels. They are made of plastic, which has a potential to scratch, unlike the rubberized wheels on more expensive competitors.
This bare floor vacuum has a high-powered, 12-amp motor. As such, it is louder than the other models in our comparison. We measured the noise to be 84 decibels while vacuuming. With the additional port for blowing out air, the vacuum acts and sounds more like a shop vacuum.
It has a 7-foot hose you can connect to the vacuum port or the blower port, as well as to the cleaning tools. With a dusting brush, a crevice tool and an extension wand, you can clean most areas with this vacuum. It also has a 20-foot cord that allows you to clean throughout large rooms freely. If you were hoping to get a cordless unit, though, check out the Dyson V7.
Eureka provides a one-year warranty for this vacuum that covers defects in material and workmanship. To contact the company, Eureka has an email and a telephone number on its website. You also can search for nearby service centers. If you run into problems assembling or using your vacuum, the website has a FAQs page as well as video tutorials that can help.
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The Eureka Mighty Mite tied for the second best suction of the ones we tested. We were surprised and impressed by its cleaning power, especially at the low price point. The Mighty Mite includes both a vacuum and blower port so you can clean a variety of different floor types, and even garages or outdoor workspaces. While it lacks some design features that potentially protect wood floors, we found it to be very safe and effective on our test flooring.