Eureka 4870 Upright Cleaner Reviews
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Eureka 4870 Upright Cleaner

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  • Eureka Smartvac 4870 ...... Why Not?

    Jan 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good price, HEPA filter Useful features, Good pick up, Looks great
    Cons: Heavy, Perfunctory headlight, Troublesome brush roll control, Doesn't vacuum snow outdoors

    Summary: Penny Pyncher, now writing for Frugal and Fussy magazine, recently interviewed notorious cheapskate Epinonator Spudman. PENNY Time is money so let’s get right down to it. Tell us about your most recent purchase. SPUDMAN ... read more

  • Good suction, hard to use + hot cord

    Feb 5, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good suction; good for pet hair
    Cons: Heavy, hard to manuever, wands fall apart

    Summary: I've had my Eureka 4870MZX for over a year now, and the power cord and plug are getting really hot, even with a short amount of use. I have just emailed Eureka about this, so haven't had time for a response. The first thing I noticed when I got the ... read more

  • I made the right decision

    May 30, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely fantastic vac at a fantastic price.
    Cons: Not the easiest to push around, but not really an issue for me.

    Summary: I wanted to make a smart decision, and did the research.  I was willing to spend up to 400 USD on a vac.  I am so glad I didn't.  The 4870 is a fantastic purchase.  I paid 150 USD for the vac, and extra bags.  I was a ... read more

  • Yet another disappointment

    Mar 2, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: On board tools, if you use them
    Cons: Did not last

    Summary: I too thought this vacuum was great...cheap, worked well, cleaned well, a little heavy and noisy but I was willing to put up with that if it cleaned the dog/cat hair out of my carpets and couches.This worked good for about a year and a half. ... read more

  • A Best Buy for us: Eureka 4870MX Boss Smartvac Bagged Upright Vacuum

    Feb 10, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The Eureka 4870MX is very good at removing pet hair.
    Cons: Sometimes difficult to get the handle to release easily on first attempt.  

    Summary: Based on Consumer Reports Magazine Oct '08 (CR Best Buy),  Consumers Digest review recommendation (Best Buy), the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, plus comparative in-person and online shopping at Sears, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy, we ... read more

  • Right-Hand Battlemate in 2007 Flea Fight: Eureka Boss Smartvac 4870

    Jan 29, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Suction (wah-POW!); Super Long Cord; Attachments Galore; Iron-Armor Filters; Price Can't Be Beat
    Cons: Nothing Substantial

    Summary: In March 2007, our home was disgustingly infested by fleas. Not willing to outright poison our home, our pets and ourselves, we desperately researched alternatives online and decided to try out some "natural" flea remedies, including Only Natural Pet ... read more

  • Best Suck for the Buck!!

    Sep 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Suction, lightweight, picks up pet hair
    Cons: Unfortunately, it will not vacuum by itself (!)

    Summary: Our vacuum recently died - not from overuse I’m ashamed to say, but I believe the main thing was a culmination of 12 years, 3 dogs and my long hair. It was a Hoover and it had a great run, but hair’s a killer to a vacuum. I can’t ... read more

  • Cheaply Made

    Aug 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good suction, reaches high places with extentions
    Cons: Plastic construction, falling apart

    Summary: I had done extensive research before I bought this vacuum. I purchased it in 2004 and not even a year later it was falling apart. The plastic piece that holds the hose broke and now I just flop the hose over the front of the vacuum, resting on the ... read more

  • Excellent and Effective Vacuum

    Aug 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, durability, suction, accessories
    Cons: Weight, expensive HEPA filters

    Summary: This vacuum is the best I have ever owned for many reasons. I chose this vacuum after doing extensive research including both reading the recommendations of Consumer Reports, the best non-biased resource available today, as well as visits to many stores. ... read more

  • Had Many Vacuums before and I'm so glad I bought this one

    Jul 26, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sucks awesome, easy to use tool attachments, bagged so it's cleaner
    Cons: Hose stretches and drags sometimes. Barefloor/Carpet switch is tricky.

    Summary: Having bought many vacuums over the last 28 years of marriage, I am so glad I bought this Eureka Boss. I would never be able to afford the expensive Dyson's and such. I had read all the reviews on so many vacuums and many talked about how the Eureka ... read more

  • Great features...but maybe not the best for shaggy carpet

    Jul 15, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Suction is great and the switching between floor and hose is easy
    Cons: Heavy and possibly damages longer carpet threads

    Summary: After my last vacuum bit the dust...I bought this on a whim and from a recommendation from my mom, and also Consumer Reports...(when my usually thorough-research-happy husband was out of town). Did I make the right choice? Floor option Very ... read more

  • I love vacuuming again!

    Jun 19, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great suction, decent price, nice tool storage
    Cons: heavy

    Summary: I love vacuuming again! Thanks to my new Eureka Samrtvac I have reclaimed my love for vacuuming, and clean carpet. After my old vacuum died and went to vacuum heaven it was time to research and find a new one. I had three requirements for my new ... read more

  • The Boss is the Boss of all vacuums at any price!

    Jun 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything, it all works just as claimed by Eureka. And, it is QUIET!
    Cons: Foot operated handle release is still a bit tight, but that will surely loosen up.

    Summary: As with most long-time married couples, we have had many vacuums over the years, mostly Eureka with a couple of Hoovers interspersed along with one single disaster called Dirt Devil. So when our 10 year old Eureka began to make funny noises, accompanied ... read more

  • Really Picks Up Dog Hair

    May 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for dog hair Fair price Convenient tool storage Powerful motor
    Cons: Heavy and clunky Difficult to tip handle back via foot button

    Summary: I purchased this vacuum at target.com five months ago after reading epinion reviews and consulting Consumer Reports. My first choice was the Dyson, however, I wasn't willing to pay that price, so settled for the Boss. I purchased it specifically for its ... read more

  • Great vacuum for the money! Simply put!

    Mar 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great carpet vacuuming, long cord, good attachments.
    Cons: Cheap plastic body, Manufacturer doesnt make parts easily available for long.

    Summary: I got this vacuum for my other place which has only one large room of carpet and really, I got it for all the wrong reasons, but was pleasantly surprised. I got it because it looked cool and was to be in a corner of the room, so I didnt want an ugly ... read more

  • 5 Stars for this Vacuum-You Must be a Little Off!

    Mar 3, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good suction. Does well on carpet & bare floors. Supposedly out cleans Dyson 60%. Inexpensive.
    Cons: Very difficult to switch between carpet & hard floors. HEAVY! Quality not so great.

    Summary: Well I gotta tell you. I research Consumer Reports before I buy anything over fifty bucks. I like to get value for my hard earned money. This one was rated fairly high so thought I'd go for it; it was $100 bucks cheaper than the Kenmore that came in ... read more

  • Consistent failure of its most important feature

    Feb 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beater bar can be turned off for "suction only" on hardwood floors and delicate rugs.
    Cons: The "turn off the beater bar for suction only" feature doesn't work.

    Summary: I bought this vacuum because of one feature: the ability to turn off the beater bar and have a suction only machine. I have oriental rugs, which should not be subjected to the wear that a roller brush ("beater bar") inflicts, and it's not especially good ... read more

  • This Sucks and That is GOOD!!

    Feb 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Did not kick up dust. Powerful. Easy to put together and easy storage. FABULOUS PRICE!
    Cons: The light is not great. It could be seen as heavy.

    Summary: I bought this product because it had such great reviews through Consumer Reports. I was still skeptical, partially because I read some horrible reviews. It was easy to put together, and easy to operate. I have a severe case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... read more

  • Works OK, but cumbersome and difficult to use

    Feb 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good vacuum power, brush works OK, HEPA filter, brush auto shutoff in upright/locked position.
    Cons: Heavy, cumbersome, hand-held hose plugs easily, marginal rotating brush power.

    Summary: There are other reviews with the features of this vacuum. We bought ir mostly on a Consumer Reports recommendation. We've been absolutely underwhelmed ever since we started using it. I can't find a single thing that it does extremely well, but in most ... read more

  • Eureka! Hit Gold with Eureka Boss Smart !

    Jan 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super suction!
    Cons: Heavy!

    Summary: I have had NO LUCK with vacuum cleaners. The latest tragedy involved a Hoover Windtunnel which only lasted about 3 years tops. Faced with the challenge of buying a vacuum cleaner in one day as guests were arriving the very next day, I did a lot of leg ... read more

  • Gets the job done fast!!!

    Dec 22, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -suction -removes fur -works well on upholstery -great on carpets & wood floors -sealed hepa
    Cons: It is easy to push but hard to pull

    Summary: I recently purchased the Eureka Boss Smartvac because my dirt devil bagless was not getting the job done. I have an 85lb yellow lab that sheds like crazy. This vacuum not only removed about 95% of my dogs fur, but it also made my carpet look better than ... read more

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