Riccar 8850 Cleaner

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  • Bolt down the furniture and hang on to the kids!

    Aug 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent cleaning ability on carpet and smooth floors.
    Cons: Heavy, somewhat expensive.

    Summary: I live on a small farm and one of the biggest challenges my wife faces is keeping the house clean while I am constantly tracking dirt, sand, gravel, etc. into the house. We have been married for nearly 7 years and this was the fourth vacuum cleaner we ... read more

  • Great if you have pets, kids, and a dirty husband!!!

    Aug 4, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great durability Great Suction Warranty Heavy duty Long-lasting Inexpensive replacement parts
    Cons: Must go to specialty store to get vacuum bags Heavy to cart around Expensive

    Summary: My husband splurged and bought me this vacuum three years ago for my birthday. At first I was a little angry he spent so much money on a vacuum, but once I tested it out I was hooked. After three years it still runs as good as it did when I first got ... read more

  • Riccar 8850 - Don't buy one

    Sep 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Can't think of any.
    Cons: Poor suction on floors!

    Summary: We have had this for over a year and have found this to be a very poor vacuum. We have a lot of wood floors in our home and this thing will not pick up anything. You have to sweep the house with a broom and dust pan. It does a fair job on carpets, but ... read more

  • suctions up stuff my steam cleaner leaves behind.

    Jan 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: powerful, almost self propelling brush action. brings back the nap!
    Cons: hard cover bag compartment is almost too easy to open. inflexible extensions.

    Summary: When we bought our new house a few years back the one thing that _HAD_ to go was the carpet. Brown and tan shag. We bought some beautiful new blue carpet and put it most everywhere where the old carpet had been. To tackle this carpet I recently bought ... read more

  • Sad But True

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, good color
    Cons: Too heavy, bulky in tight places, not long enough tube for accessories, not good on wood floors even with air flow adjustment

    Summary: I bought a surprise for my wife, the best on the market so I was told. She used it once and called me at the office to tell me that the unit was too heavy, hard to handle in the tight corners of our home and when she used the floor attachment she could ... read more

  • Hold on for dear life!!

    Feb 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: long cord, get pick up!
    Cons: is pretty heavy..

    Summary: My dad owns a commercial cleaning business, so a good vacuum is important to him. Well, he owns one of these vacuums and we use it to clean his buildings that he cleans. I have also used it in my home. This vacuum is WONDERFUL!! It could suck your ... read more

  • Fantastic Vacuum!

    Feb 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent sucking power
    Cons: Could be a little pricey for some.

    Summary: I bought this product two months ago after moving into my new house. At first I was a little hesitant to spend the $423.00 that it cost, but I am so very glad that I did. This vacuum is by far the best vacuum I have ever ... read more

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  • The last vac you will ever need to buy

    Dec 1, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: works flawlessly, will suck the chrome off of a truck bumper.
    Cons: heavy, is more pricey than other manufacturers.

    Summary: We bought out Riccar about a year and a half ago, and it is the best value, even at its price, that we have ever made. The wife has long, thick hair, and she tends to shed heavily on the bathroom carpet. Our house is about half and half wood and carpet, ... read more

  • Suckered!

    Aug 8, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Works great until it clogs.
    Cons: Clogs often. Costly repairs. Lousy machine.

    Summary: After reading the reviews on how wonderful the Riccar was, I chose the model I wanted and went directly to the local dealer. The first time I used the vacuum, it clogged. I took it back immediately. The guy cleaned it out, gave me the baggy containing ... read more

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