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The Eureka Boss SmartVac bagged vacuum cleaner has a sealed HEPA filtration system and other features that compare well to the other vacuum cleaners we reviewed. It has a suction control switch with two settings, one for vacuuming and one for the power hose mode so you can use it for cleaning objects such as curtains.
The HEPA filtration system captures 99.97 percent of tiny particles, including pet dander and find dust, so fewer allergens escape. Each compartment of the machine has a rubber lining that prevents air from escaping, so the dirty air doesn't leak back into your home.
We are impressed with the clear view window located over the brush roller. You can see the brush roll operate while you are running the machine. This comes in handy for observing tangled debris and hair. You do not have to flip the vacuum cleaner over to see if the brush needs cleaning, and you can turn the brush off to clean hard surface floors.
There are seven height settings with this vacuum cleaner, so you can clean any type of flooring, from high-pile carpeting to flat tile. However, we found the location of the height adjustment knob to be a drawback. It is on the front of the cleaner near the ground so it is a little hard to reach. You have to bend over to make adjustments.
Although there are no swivel features on the vacuum cleaner, the machine has an ergonomic oval handle that is comfortable to hold. This upright vacuum cleaner handle does not recline back for cleaning under low furniture. You will have to move end tables or use cleaning attachments to reach underneath them.
If you have ever tried to vacuum pet hair from fabric, you will be impressed with the air-driven Power Paw with Riser Visor attachment. It is designed to extract pet hair from carpeting and furniture. Additionally, three on-board tools come with the machine, including a crevice tool, an upholstery nozzle and a dusting brush. The tools attach to the back of the machine, so they are easy to find, and you do not have to bend over to reach them.
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The Eureka Boss SmartVac comes with a two-year warranty. The Eureka website is informative and has a FAQs page, videos and a handy service locator. You'll also find a contact phone number and email address. We found it easy to get a hold of live agents when we had questions about the machine.
Although this upright vacuum lacks design features that would make it more maneuverable, like a swivel neck or a reclining handle, this vacuum cleaner has powerful suction and picks up dirt from a wide variety of surfaces. With seven height settings, a powerful motor and cleaning tools that remove pet hair, this machine does what it promises.