Sep 15, 2006
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Riccar is sold by many independent retailers as a cheaper alternative to Miele. Their full-size 1700 and 1800 models may well be fine. After purchasing and using their mid-size 1500P, however, I am quite disappointed: it has several basic design flaws. These problems apply to the entire 1500 line:
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- The vacuum bags are tiny and have to be replaced every few days. If anything large is sucked up (e.g. a dryer sheet) the bag is immediately clogged.
- None of the full sized tools can be carried on the canister. Under the lid are a set of useless, tiny mini-tools.
- Very short electric cord makes it necessary to change outlets frequently.
- Power switch on handle only works powerbrush, the main powerswitch is on the canister itself.
I wasted $600 after tax on this unit. After I was fed up with it, I replaced it with a $300 Sears Kenmore that had none of the flaws and an equally good HEPA filter.
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