Kirby Heritage II Canister Cleaner Reviews

Kirby Heritage II Canister Cleaner

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  • Kirby! A name I have trusted for over 15 Years!

    Sep 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works like the pro it is, easy clean up.
    Cons: Heavy but reliable, and expensive!

    Summary: Update: Since writing this review my Kirby has had all parts now replaced at least one. I had the motor replaced again in July 02 and its still working well. (That prices was still 99.00 for the new motor.) I have also had several Kirby salesman come ... read more

  • Built-in Durability

    Mar 2, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Made in the USA!!! Quality components. Very good suction. Easy to adjust beater-bar height.
    Cons: Heavy if you are required to lift the vacuum off the floor.

    Summary: My previous vacuum cleaner was bought used from a thrift store. A mere $12 bought a 1960s era Eureka with mostly metal components.I still use it and it does a very good job of vacuuming.As time marched on I was given newer vacuums for ... read more

  • 1986-2003 - R.I.P.

    Jan 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: - Good Suction - Durable
    Cons: - Heavy - Can clog - Questionable value

    Summary: I bought the Heritage II from a buddy getting into Kirby sales back in 1986. Boy did Kirby teach him how sling cr*p. I was told how each grain of sand has 17 "cutting edges" that would destroy my carpet, I was shown the myriad features and attachments ... read more

  • Best Vacuum I've Ever Had -

    Jul 14, 2005 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Strong suction, large bags, ease of use, manual height adjustment, all metal
    Cons: It is a bit heavy and its hard to take upstairs

    Summary: I bought this vacuum used for $100 at a local vacuum repair shop where it had been traded in. I just FEELS like quality, yes it is heavy but it is easy to push along the carpet when it is adjusted to the carpet depth properly. This vacuum replaced a ... read more

  • I hate my Kirby

    Mar 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Zip brush attachment-excellent. Hoses and hose attachments-good.
    Cons: Everything else-horrible!

    Summary: Purchased a new Kirby Heritage II back in 1989 from the local door to door salesman. Salesman was excellent! The Kirby has turned into nothing but a pain! I still have it and still have to use it as I can't afford to do anything else at this point. ... read more

  • Finally a Quality Vacuum Cleaner

    Dec 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction, long lasting, Stylish Retro looks, can get high filtration bags
    Cons: Weight, speed of changing attachments, all dirt and debris goes through the fan

    Summary: I have just recently moved out to be on my own and with my first apartment I needed different things for the first time. I was given a used Dirt Devil MVP from my sister and her husband-to-be. I thought that this would suffice for all my vacuuming ... read more

  • My First REAL Vacuum!

    Oct 31, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, Multi-Functional, Good filtration, Glides easily and has variety of quality attachments!
    Cons: Expensive if bought new, sales tactics are questionable (Not always some Kirby agents are great)

    Summary: Ok, Lets get it over with: There is no denying that this is an expensive machine(new) & some of Kirby's sales techniques are questionable. I bought this machine of eBaY for $200 after having a four-hour home demo of the new machine. Features: The ... read more

  • CLEAR THE CITY! Its Vacuumin' time, Kirby style.

    Mar 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds up fairly well, Shampoos the rugs, Dog Vacuuming Attachment, Cleans Carpets well
    Cons: Its heavy, I mean it. Suck up a penny and the fans shot.

    Summary: Life was goin well, the birds were singing and the house was squeaky clean, I don't think so. But I was happily vacuuming along with my old Electrolux canister that I used to use. Well, I was talking with my aunt who purchased her Kirby Legend II new in ... read more

  • This one beats my Electrolux anyday

    May 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Gets the dirt out
    Cons: Heavy

    Summary: I must say my grandfather was the one who bought this Kirby back in 1976. It is still going strong. He has since passed and it has been sitting in his restaurant's basement. The restaurant is now my mother's and aunt's. I can remember when I was ... read more

  • Kirby

    Jun 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Reliable, always does a great job
    Cons: can be somewhat heavy if need to do stairs

    Summary: My very first vacuum when I was married was a used Kirby my husband bought me for $100.00 in 1971 as a Christmas present because I had been using an old one my darling MIL had given me (a upright Hoover). I fell in love with the Kirby because it always ... read more

  • The HumVee of Vacuums

    Jun 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Metal construction, easy parts availability
    Cons: Metal construction, you'll need those parts

    Summary: First of all, I love my Miele (see my review). When I vacuum this is the machine I use, and love. I had a 'commercial' Panasonic upright that I bought in the late 80's. However, my cleaning lady, who I swear was half gorilla, somehow managed to keep ... read more

  • Sucks in a good way

    Mar 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent suction, lasts forever
    Cons: heavy

    Summary: We bought our Kirby Heritage II system in 1984. It is a great vacuum. We have only taken it to the repair shop twice. We have a few problems the mini emptor in stuck and the front bearings are going out. But these are the only real problems we have had. ... read more

  • It keeps on going!!

    Apr 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Will probably last longer than me.
    Cons: It weighs A LOT!!

    Summary: My Kirby was my first real financial purchase I had made as a young teen. I was only 18, and I was so "sold" by the salesman at my door, I financed a $1200.00 vacuum. My family thought I was nuts! Well that was in 1988, and my Kirby is still going ... read more

  • Mr Kirby liked the way women bodybuilders look

    Jan 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans well, love the floor polisher, and it really knows how to suck up
    Cons: Have to be in top condition to vacuum

    Summary: I'll admitt it I am a push over for a good sales pitch. (Except by telemarketers) My best friend's son was selling Kirby's to work his way through college and asked me if he could demonstrate the Kirby for me. Well, he sold me one which I had no ... read more

  • Quite a Heritage

    Jan 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Thorough cleaning, long cord and hose, versatile
    Cons: Very heavy, attachments inconvenient, high price

    Summary: I don't know why I let that Kirby salesman in the door. The pitch the salesmen give is tempting - "would you like one room's carpet shampooed for free?" Why, sure I would! I can't even remember if I actually got my rug cleaned. Our salesman was ... read more

  • For weight lifters only

    Jan 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great if you know how to use everything
    Cons: Made for weight lifters

    Summary: Several years ago our General Electric vacuum cleaner had bit the dust and we were in the market for a new vacuum cleaner. I had heard from a neighbor that the Kirby vacuum cleaner was really good, that she wished she could afford it. At that ... read more

  • Kirby vs. Hoover: Celebrity Vacuum Death Match

    Nov 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds up like a tank
    Cons: Weighs as much as a tank

    Summary: I am very tough on vacuums. When I vacuum, God help whatever is in my path. I don't have the time or the patience to pre-clean my targeted vacuum area. If it's small enough to suck up and it's laying on the floor on vacuum day, it's going to end up in ... read more

  • It's worth it in the long run

    Sep 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, Useful attachments
    Cons: Heavy, Attachments are some times hard to hook up

    Summary: I have had my kirby for 12 years. During those 12 years I had the cleanest carpets around. I know that now because I bought a new vacuum about 9 months ago. I bought a cheaper brand for $100.00, a eureka. This is no contest between them, kirby is the ... read more

  • Did you really want it?

    Sep 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durability, cleanability, affordability
    Cons: weight

    Summary: Kirby has been a household name for many years. Through constant improvements they have refined their products to fit more and more of what their customers have demanded. I have had the honor of working under one of the biggest distributors of ... read more

  • What a workout!!!

    Sep 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: picks up, lots of attatchments
    Cons: heavy, cumbersome, expensive

    Summary: When I married my husband, I also married his beloved Kirby Heritage II vacuum cleaner. I have used many brands in the past, my favorite being the Dirt Devil that I gave away right before moving in with my husband. Oh, how I regret that now!!! My ... read more

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