Eureka 71B EZ Kleen Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaner Review

Suction Rating Capability Rating Price Rating Value Rating Over All Rating Generic Price Range*
8 8 10 10 10 $40-$60

My review and perspective on model: 71B vacuum cleaner

This is the Eureka 71B EZ Kleen Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaner Review please check the reviews page for a comparison of other vacuum cleaners.

The perfect hand held vacuum cleaner. That's right... if you've been reading through my other hand held vacuum cleaner reviews you're probably wondering if I've gone insane. I make no bones about it, I do not like hand held vacuum cleaners, they're pretty well worthless... well... most of them at least. The Eureka 71B EZ Kleen Hand-Held Vacuum is the exception to the rule. The only other hand held vacuum cleaner that compares is the Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Canister Vacuum Cleaner. Which is sized more like a canister vacuum cleaner than a hand held, though the Sanitaire does have some advantages like a sling for carrying it. It's also designed for commercial use where this little Eureka is a residential machine, so the fact that it keeps up with a commercial machine in itself is amazing.

Now the fun part, this machine is beautiful. Where most hand held vacuum cleaners leave you wanting with a simple suction design, this little beast of a machine not only has a more powerful suction engine than most (due partially to the fact that it does not rely on battery power to operate, and therefore can draw more power from the walls as needed), it also has a separate engine for turning its brush roll... yes you heard me correctly this great machine not only has a powerful suction engine it also features a powerful brush roll for digging deep into carpet, upholstery, rugs, or furniture to pull dirt from within. You also get a detachable suction hose for getting deep down in the cracks or under the cabinets where the brush head won't reach.

Did I mention that it is not cordless? Because it's not. While some people are groaning at the thought this is actually an advantage for 3 major reasons. First off the unit is lighter than a battery operated unit, second it's more powerful than any battery operated unit ever dreamed of being, and third not only do you not have to worry about how charged up the unit is you don't have to have to worry about the batteries dieing. One thing that people either don't realize or don't think about is that rechargeable batteries die over time even without use. Their capabilities diminish as time goes on ensuring that you will have to buy a brand new handheld vacuum cleaner, probably sooner than you got the value out of it. The Eureka 71B EZ Kleen Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaner helps you steer clear of this issue.

The only issue you might have (and you will have it with any hand held unit) is the limited capacity with the dirt cup. The difference with this vacuum cleaner is that it is powerful enough to actually draw dirt from deep down and will fill up much faster than your average handheld vacuum cleaner unit.

Model: 71B Product Description

Hand-held but very powerful, this Eureka model eliminates the hassle of lugging around a full-size vacuum for cleaning car upholstery, sofas, and carpeted stairs. A long 20-foot cord (which wraps for storage) provides good reach, as does the deluxe hose that stretches to three times its length. With the crevice tool on the end of the hose, this vacuum reaches into all kinds of tight places. And, with two motors, one to power the revolving brush and one for suction, the 5.5 amp vacuum cleans deeply.

One of Eureka's innovations is the Riser Visor, a clear plastic cover that stays down for cleaning horizontal surfaces and flips up so the revolving brush can reach the vertical carpet on stair risers. There's no bag to change, just a filter and clear plastic dust cup to shake out when necessary.

Product Features

*Strong 5.5 amp suction with stretch hose cleans cars, upholstery, stairs
*1 motor powers the revolving brush, second motor for suction
*Onboard crevice tool; Riser Visor for carpeted stairs
*Bagless filter and clear dust cup clean easily
*Weighs 5 pounds; 20-foot cord wraps for storage

The 71B is a Residential vacuum designed for use in the Residential environment. I have reviewed it accordingly, the price point of the 71B is set for the Residential industry which should be taken into consideration when purchasing or thinking about purchasing this vacuum. Commercial vacuum cleaners may be built to last longer and endure more abuse, but are more expensive and may be lacking some of the luxuries (such as light weight, or low noise) that you are accustomed to. On the contrary Residential vacuums are made at lower price points, lower quality, but are often lighter and quieter to use. Please feel free to add your own perspective of the Eureka 71B EZ Kleen Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaner Review.

*Prices subject to change, is not responsible for incorrect pricing information. Price ranges based on MSRP and prices found online, brick and mortar stores may vary greatly in price. Sales tax and shipping not included.