Rated 5 out of 5Â by jojidu I LOVE it so far!
Re: Electrolux Ergorapido ShearClean
Model #EL1061 Type A
I bought this to replace a cordless sweeper that doesn't suck, a corded 3-in-1 vacuum that doesn't sweep, and I also needed a hand vacuum - the corded vacuum is way too much trouble for daily use (I don't have an easily accessible outlet), and the sweeper just moved dirt around.
I live in a room with a linoleum floor and 3 cats. The cats are allowed outside in the back yard, and bring in a lot of dirt when they come inside. In recent months, it has been necessary to sweep my room daily with a broom, then try to deal with the dust pan. So I was thinking about getting a hand vacuum to suck the dirt up after I sweep. I happened to see the Electrolux Ergorapido ShearClean being demonstrated on a television shopping network, but it sold out before I was able to order it. I searched for online retailers, and of the few there were, it was available at Kohl's. Luckily, I have a Kohl's charge card.
I have had the product for about 2 weeks, and have used it daily. It works EXCELLENTLY for my needs - just a quick vacuum through the traffic areas and around the litter boxes. Every day, 2 minutes and I am done. Then it goes back to the charging stand, ready for the next use. I LOVE IT for this! It also works well to vacuum the furballs under the shelves and bed.
I haven't tried the vacuum on carpet; however, I used it this morning to vacuum some astroturf at work. It worked very well at cleaning up all the debris, and it was not difficult to move - except on the reverse motion, the vacuum head would stick and flop over, so the brush/bottom was not on the ground. That being said, it was probably due to the angle I was working at.
The swivel head is awesome and handy, it is easy to maneuver, and I like the weight of the vacuum as well. The lights don't SEEM like they'll help much, but they work well to enable me to see the litter on the floor of the dark closet, as well as the fur under the bed.
It is easy to clean out the dust cup. There is also a hole on it (with a cover) to attach a vacuum hose and vacuum it out, without having to remove the dust cup. The filter has a little spring and you can pull a notch to help it release the dust particles within the filter.
It is gorgeous, in my opinion.
I have not had any issues with the battery charge capacity so far. Cleaned the bedroom this morning, then the astroturf at work, then a quick breeze around the shop's tile floor, then utilized the brushroll self-cleaning feature all on one charge - with plenty of charge left to go. I LOVE the brushroll self-cleaning feature. No more turning the vacuum over, pulling out the scissors, and cutting the hair out. The sound is a little scary, though.
There are 2 speeds for the brushroll. The switch is combined with the power switch on the main vacuum; press the top portion of the switch to turn on/off, and the bottom portion to switch speeds.
Other reviews I have seen on the Ergorapido product line have mentioned that the vacuum falls over and won't lean against a wall. This version has a rubber grip on the back, so you can lean it against a counter or something of similar height and it stays up perfectly; there is also rubber on the back of the handgrip, and if you leave it at the right angle, it holds up just fine.
There are 2 things I do not like.
1) The attachments - a short crevice tool and brush are stored inside the charging base, behind where the main vacuum rests to charge. So, if you want to use a tool with the hand vacuum, you must remove the entire vacuum from the charging stand, get the tool, put the vacuum back, then remove the hand vacuum from the stick vacuum. Then again to put everything back. It's a little annoying.
2) It would be nice to be able to remove the brushroll head from the main vacuum and attach to the hand vacuum, but I don't see any way that it would be possible; or if the hand vacuum would accomodate standard round vacuum tools so I could use the hand tools I have for my existing vacuums - such as a rotating power brush. The included tools are specific to this vacuum, which has a small rectantular connection. I would love to use the hand vacuum to clean the floors in my car, but I feel the included brush is too small and I would like to keep it clean for cleaning crumbs off the bed, so I won't use it on the floor. I think the main vacuum is too long to be able to maneuver inside an automobile.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gabby4 Great Vacuum for hardwood floors :)
I use this on tile and hardwood floors. It does not roll well at all on even short pile carpet. Other than that I love it. I love to just slide it over the kitchen after dinner and clean up any mess spilled from coking or crumbs for the baby. I would have given it 5 stars if it would roll better on carpet. I use it constantly and I love the stand :)