Eureka PowerSpeed All-Floor Upright Vacuum

Last updated: March 17, 2023

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Product Details

In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Eureka PowerSpeed All-Floor Upright Vacuum placed 12th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Brushroll Clean Technology SuctionSeal Technology AirSpeed Technology Never loses suction High efficiency allergen filter On/off brushroll Washable dust cup filter 5-setting height adjustment Low profile nozzle Automatic cord rewind.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Highs: Excelled at removing embedded dirt from carpets. - Performed well when cleaning bare floors, ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and hardwood floors. - Did well at picking up pet hair, useful if you have a cat or dog. - Has a manual carpet-height adjustment, which is better than automatic systems at matching the brush to the surface. - Has a brush on/off switch, which safeguards bare floors and prevents the scattering of dust and debris. - Has a retractable cord, which lets you rewind via a slight tug or a pushbutton.
he Brushroll Clean uses Eureka's SuctionSeal and AirSpeed technologies, which are ways of keeping airflow and suction power consistent, efficient, and powerful. Happily, the vacuum's suction power is quite satisfactory.
This works nicely on both carpeting and hardwood floors, with strong suction to clear away fine debris such as dust, course debris like kitty litter and lightweight debris like pet hair.
The Brushroll Clean feature of the Eureka Brushroll Clean with SuctionSeal works well; you'll rarely have to untangle pet hair by hand. On carpets, it performed well with both large and small particles, in addition to picking up pet hair and avoiding tangles.
The brushroll cleaner, the 3401 comes with a stair nozzle, a dusting tool, a crevice tool, and an extension wand.
Eureka’s Brushroll Clean model is built with carpets in mind, with high-powered suction that concentrates airflow (and unlocks deeply embedded dirt) and easy, tangle-free cleaning with the push of a button. A low-profile nozzle slides easily under furniture for that much-needed deep clean, while a set of plates built into the vacuum move as you’re cleaning to maximize airflow.
The self-cleaning brush roll is another feature that most people agree all vacuums should have. You’ll never need to take the scissors to the roller of the Eureka because with a single button, the job is done for you.

What reviewers didn't like

Lows: You must bend to adjust the pile height. - Requires manually emptying the bin, which is messier and sometimes presents problems for those with allergies or other respiratory issues. - Lacks suction control, which helps protect drapes when using tools.
Vacuuming is very loud in general, but the Brushroll Clean was occasionally noisy enough that colleagues thought I was using industrial equipment, even though I was behind closed doors used for testing loud television speakers.
We found a few shortcomings with this device. The extension wand fell off during use. Also, you cannot tell if the brush roll capability is on just by looking at it, and the brush roll button is somewhat hard to push. We also found the motor gets hot, and since the filter is on top of the motor, you might want to let the vacuum cool off a bit before you change the filter.
It's not as effective when cleaning hardwood floors and lacks any sort of modern maneuverability like a swiveling handle or self-propulsion. As a result, it feels heavier than it should when you vacuum with it.
It doesn't do as good a job on other kinds of flooring, and the Brushroll Clean system was a disappointment.
At 20.7 pounds, the Eureka is not a vacuum that many people can actually use comfortably. If you have any issues vacuuming as it is with your current lighter vac, this heavy model may not be the best fit for you.
View our Upright Vacuum buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

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