Eureka High Performance The Boss Vacuum

Eureka High Performance The Boss Vacuum

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The Boss Lite...Powerful, But Not Expensive

Dec 2, 2001 (Updated Dec 27, 2001)
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Pros:Lots of "pick-up" power, on-board tools, lightweight

Cons:Noisy

The Bottom Line: Excellent quality, but inexpensive!


After looking at information I found on vacuum cleaners at Epinions and other sites on the internet, I recently bought another Eureka vacuum cleaner. Actually, what I was in need of was the attachment hose and its connection piece that connects to the bottom of upright Eurekas. My old (25 years old!) Eureka still works good, but the attachment connections are worn. The design of Eureka vacuum cleaners (except some commercial quality ones) has been changed, and attachments no longer hook onto the underside of the uprights. But instead of buying a new attachment kit to fit a very old vacuum, I decided to just get an inexpensive Eureka upright that has attachments that hook onto the vacuum when not being used.

There are many models called "The Boss", and the "The Boss Lite" (model number 17618AT) appealed to me. It weighs only 12 pounds, so it is easy to move to where it is needed. It is all black colored, and has a "soft" bag. After deciding this was the model I was going to buy, I used the internet to check prices. I found the price to be $50 at all stores. A few days later I went to Target to buy it, and it was on special for $47. My neighbor came over to help me put it together. There wasn't too much to assemble, but we agreed that the instructions/drawings could have been a bit better. The owner's guide includes a toll-free phone number (1-800-282-2886) that can be called six days a week for any assembly problems or questions one might have.

For being an inexpensive cleaner, this vacuum does have lots of "pick-up" power! It does make a lot of noise, as most inexpensive cleaners do. It has an 11 amp motor. Most of the other cleaners I looked at had either 10, 11, or 12 amps, but some were much higher. I know that high amperage cleaners and other appliances do blow the electrical circuits in some houses in my neighborhood. So even though I don't understand or know about amps, I do consider the amps of appliances and avoid the higher-use ones.

I like the way the tools are stored "on-board" when not being used...they clip onto the vacuum. The vacuum came with a wand, a combination upholstery/brush tool, and crevice tool. I was very happy to discover that all the extra tools I bought last year for my little red shop-vac also fit this Eureka. Maybe vacuum tools always fit all brands??? There is also an on-board place to attach the hose that is needed only when using the tools. When being used, the hose fits into a slot on the top of the motor area. It is very easy to convert this cleaner from floor to attachment tool cleaning. When cleaning floors, the handle will fold down low to the floor to make cleaning under more furniture pieces possible.

This vacuum even has a light that shines on the area about to be cleaned, which is very helpful in seeing any small objects that you wouldn't want to get into the vacuum. The "cleaning path" of this vacuum is 13 inches wide. It has 7 different cleaning heights, so it can be used on all types of carpets and rugs. In my small house I have some braided rugs on hardwood floors, and carpeting in other rooms. This vacuum cleans both the rugs and carpeting very well after adjusting the height for each.

The Boss Lite uses style U bags, and style U belts. Target sells the bags 3 for $2.89 and the belts 2 for $2.49. Eureka also makes a style U high-filtration bag which can be used in this cleaner if one needs to create an even cleaner indoor environment...the special bags sell for about twice the price of the regular bags. The vacuum comes with one regular bag.

The owner's guide has detailed information on using this cleaner and maintaining it, as well as warnings on what shouldn't be done with this cleaner. It has a one year warranty on defects, and can be taken to your local authorized Eureka store if you should have a problem. Additional tools, bags, belts, or other replacement parts can be ordered by mail or by (toll-free) phone.

This is really a nice vacuum for the price I paid ($47), and much better than I expected!


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 47

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