I’ve always thought my vacuum did a good job. I mean the floors look clean, and I can see the dirt it sucked up. That’s all I can ask for, right? Not so fast. I am shocked – shocked – by how much my vacuum has been leaving behind.
The first time I took the Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum out of the box, I had been crafting and punching out tiny holes. So even though I had just vacuumed my small area rug a couple of days prior, I gave the Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum a whirl instead of picking up the mess by hand.
Actually, I had my hands full so my husband gave it a vacuum, and as soon as he started he said, “Wow this thing has some suction.”
Then we looked at the results, from half of the rug, not only did all of my confetti come up, but oh my stars the dust and dirt was gross. Hello, I just vacuumed three days prior! Clearly, I needed to vacuum the whole rug.
This was the gunk from our 10×6 area rug that had been vacuumed three days prior. Crazy, right?
When I received the Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum to review I was asked to take a “real-life challenge.” My challenge was to crush a baggie of cereal and sprinkle it all over the carpet – you know, the way kids do. I even rubbed some of it into the carpet the way my daughter does when she is “helps” clean up a mess.
Now, before I go further I have to tell you. I took the real-life challenge after a full day of cleaning, which included vacuuming the whole house with my old vacuum — including the carpet in my daughter’s room where we performed the challenge. (Why did I use my old vac instead of the new one? Habit. But it makes a good story, so stick with me.)
Here we go — big mess on clean floor.
After one pass, most of the mess was gone, but the itty bitty crumbs were still ground into the carpet where I rubbed them in.
A couple more quick passes, and the mess was gone. Challenge accomplished.
When I checked inside the canister, that is when I became shocked. In order to clean up the cereal mess, I vacuumed an area approximately 3 x 5 feet in my daughter’s room AFTER vacuuming it earlier in the day. This is what I found in my canister!
Do you see that giant dust bunny?I swear, I vacuumed earlier in the day. And this was a small 3×5 area. What in the world was my old vacuum sucking up?
I don’t know about you, but that’s gross.
After dumping the contents into the trash can, I discovered one more important detail about the Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum. In addition to the dust, hair and cereal crumbs, my trash can is filled with glitter (which is really hard to see in the picture, but I promise it is there). I am a crafter, and I have two small princesses, so glitter is a state of being in this house. The Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum actually sucked glitter out of carpet that I didn’t even realize was there. That is impressive!
Now, I will note that my old vacuum is eight years old. However, commercials for my old vac promise that the brand never looses suction. I am not naming any names but… the sticker on my Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum appears to be true…
Note, I make no promises that the Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum will get your husband to help with vacuuming. But my husband likes to play with any new toy, even a new vacuum… so maybe…
Oh, and in case you can’t tell from the name of this vacuum (Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum), it cleans hard floors too. It does great on my tile floor, I was just super impressed by the carpet deep cleaning.
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