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Kenmore Elite 31150 Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Our Verdict

This versatile machine can remove embedded dirt, and its filtration features retain dust and pollen in its bag so you do not breathe it in.

For

  • The cleaning hose has exceptionally strong suction power and removes stubborn pet hair.

Against

  • This vacuum cleaner has only a one-year warranty.
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Kenmore Elite 31150 image: The machine includes a powered pet hair removal attachment.

Kenmore Elite 31150 image: The machine includes a powered pet hair removal attachment.
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Kenmore Elite 31150 image: The height control is located at the base of the machine and has four settings.

Kenmore Elite 31150 image: The height control is located at the base of the machine and has four settings.
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Kenmore Elite 31150 image: This machine has three motors, giving it extra power.

Kenmore Elite 31150 image: This machine has three motors, giving it extra power.
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Kenmore Elite 31150 image: The machine operates on a wide variety of flooring heights.

Kenmore Elite 31150 image: The machine operates on a wide variety of flooring heights.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

What matters most in a vacuum cleaner is how much dirt it removes from your floors and the Kenmore Elite does that better than most. This vacuum cleaner uses three motors, giving it extra power, and it has an infrared dirt sensor that tells you if you miss a spot.

The Kenmore Elite's powerful suction is efficient at removing embedded dirt and separating stubborn pet hair from furniture. It uses a HEPA bag that filters out 99.97 percent of pollen, mold and animal dander found in your home, so it's an ideal vacuum if you suffer from allergies.

If there is dirt on the floor, the machine's dirt sensor detects it and tells you where it is by activating an LED light. Once the floor is spotless, the light shuts off. This upright vacuum machine has four different height levels, so you can adjust it to the types of flooring you are cleaning. However, the control is located at the base of the machine, so you have to bend to reach it.

The machine does not have outstanding maneuverability features, but it zooms over a wide variety of flooring heights, so it is easy to use. At 21 pounds, it is on the heavier side of uprights, and it does not have a low-profile handle that reclines back to the floor. You have to move furniture to clean underneath it, or use the hose and a cleaning tool to reach out-of-the-way spots.

The machine includes all of the accessories you need, such as an upholstery tool, dusting brush, crevice tool and a telescopic wand. It comes with an attachment for removing pet hair from furniture, and the hose has exceptional suction power. When you use it, it does not suffer the power loss that you experience with most cleaners.

This machine has a one-year warranty, which is not long for upright vacuum cleaners. The website has an email link and telephone number, so it is easy to get help. Service centers are located in most major cities, and we were able to contact agents quickly.

This versatile machine has strong suction that cleans high-pile carpets and flat surfaces alike. The hose suction is also strong, so you can use it to clean high-traffic stairs and remove pet hair from the couch. However, we would like it to have a motor warranty longer than one year.