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If you are looking for versatility and great performance, the bagged Felix 2 Premium Upright vacuum cleaner is worth considering. It has a sealed system, which means each compartment is lined with an airtight rubber seal so that dust cannot escape through the seams of the machine. It also has a pre-motor filter that purifies the air before it passes through and prevents dust from clogging it, thereby extending its life. It's a good vacuum if you don't mind taking a bit longer to clean; the small cleaning base requires more passes over the floor.
If you forget to empty the vacuum cleaner bag, this vacuum cleaner will let you know. It is equipped with a light that indicates a full bag or a clog. If you run over something in your cleaning path, like a sock or small toy, the machine automatically shuts off. These features are vital in preserving the long life of your vacuum cleaner.
The Sebo Felix 2 Premium is a straight-suction machine. That means it sucks dirt and pet hair straight up through the center of the machine and deposits it directly into the bag. You can manually adjust the brush height to four different levels, so it is easy to clean all types of flooring. However, the small cleaning base means it takes longer to clean your floors.
The vacuum has a 6-inch profile, which means the handle can recline until it is just 6 inches off the floor. You can easily maneuver the cleaner under your bed and into other tight spaces. This means you can vacuum under low tables without having to move them. One of our favorite features is how easy it is to remove the brush, which makes it extra easy to clean.
The body of the vacuum can separate from the base, so you can attach it to the included shoulder strap and clean your stairs. This machine only weighs 15 pounds, so it is easy to lift. It comes with a 35-foot power cord, so you do not have to switch outlets as you go from room to room. The vacuum comes with a parquet brush, a crevice nozzle and an upholstery nozzle. You can order more attachments on Sebo's website.
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The Felix 2 has five-year warranty coverage that includes both the motor and non-wear parts and labor. Compared to many other vacuum cleaner brands, this is a standout feature. Most warranties only cover the motor. The Sebo Felix line has the most comprehensive coverage we have seen. If you cannot find a local service center, Sebo will pay the shipping cost to have it serviced. The website has contact information, including telephone numbers and email addresses. You can also find instructional videos that demonstrate things like how to change bags or clean the brush roller.
The Sebo Felix 2 Premium Upright may take more passes over your floor than most vacuums do to completely clean your carpets, but it is otherwise very efficient. It is versatile and easily portable with its detachable base and 6-inch profile, so it's a good choice if you have long staircases in your home and don't mind taking a little more time to clean.