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Kenmore Elite  Canister Vacuum Cleaner - Silver/Gray

  Item#  02021814000 | Model#  21814
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$599.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Cord Length (Feet): 26.0
Product Overview:
Color: Metallic
General Warranty: 1 year Limited
Item Weight (lbs.): 23.0
Accessories Included: CrossOver Nozzle, Horsehair,
Controls on Handle: Yes
General Features:
Power Cord Included: Yes
Performance Features:
Bag or Bagless: Bag
Bag Type: Style Q
Cleaning Width (in.): 14.0
Cord Storage: Retractable
Filter Type: HEPA
Number of Amps: 12
Number of Filters: 2
Number of Height Adjustments: 4
Pile Height Adjustment: Manual
Recommended Floor Type: Carpet & Bare Floor
Suction Type: Motorized
Telescopic Handle: Yes
Convenience Features:
Assembly Required: Yes
Light: Yes
Attachments:
Attachment Type(s): CrossOver Bare Floor Nozzle, Ceiling Fan Tool,
Number of Onboard Attachments: 5
Total Attachments Included: 5
Wand Material: Aluminum
Wand Type: Telescopic
Related Items:
Bag Item Number: 02053292000
Filter Item Number: 02053295000

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Kenmore – trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.

The Kenmore Elite 21814 canister vacuum delivers ultra-powerful cleaning on carpets and bare floors. The powerful Inducer motor, Kenmore’s most powerful, delivers 20% more air power to remove dirt and debris. Double-wall Power Flow technology keeps air flowing as the bag fills to optimize suction, power and performance. This system delivers a deep, efficient clean on every floor surface including deep carpets.

The Kenmore Elite canister vacuum cleaner boasts a CrossOver bare floor nozzle – a floor brush is connected and nested inside the nozzle for quick transitions from carpet to bare-floor cleaning. Plus, it comes with a convenient ceiling fan tool to make cleaning hard-to-reach place a breeze.

  • The Kenmore Intuition canister vacuum’s CrossOver handle stores a crevice tool at your fingertips
  • Electronic performance indicator lets you know when a clog or full bag is reducing suction
  • Powerful Inducer motor, Kenmore’s most powerful, delivers 20% more air power to remove dirt and debris.
  • Double-wall design with Power Flow technology keeps air flowing to maintain suction, power and performance
  • Attachments include a crevice tool, dust brush made of horse hair, horsehair bare floor tool and ceiling fan tool
  • Stair Grip keeps the canister upright for worry-free stair cleaning
  • Aluminum telescoping wand for quick, simple height adjustments
  • Convenient, on/off switch on handle for easy operation
  • 8-ft. hose lets you reach surfaces above the floor

Added on January 12, 2014

 

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22 Reviews Write a review
15 Reviewers (68.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise14 found this helpful
K.Adams
May 6 , 2014
powerful
This is the most powerful canister yet. The power head it a little heavy, but this machine rocks.
Criticism5 found this helpful
kenhvrmieleeurka
Aug 27 , 2014
Not what I expected...
Firstly, I own the bottom of the line Lime Green Canister I purchased last year for $99.99 and that machine is way more user friendly and has less bells/whistles than the $600 Elite Canister. I also own a 1980 Sears Best Powermate Canister Vacuum I'm still using. With that said...here's my review... The first machine I brought home was dead out of the box...no power to the PowerMate and the vacuum would only turn on if the wand was attached..disconnect the wand and the machine powered off, yet no power to the brush roller...vacuum also had a weird burning smell. Mind you I hadn't even used it...I did bring back to Sears and they exchanged...BUT they were shocked that there was an electrical issue...I spend well over an hour watching 4 salespeople attempt to make this thing work... I brought the second machine home and it's working; however on wall-to-wall carpeting in my upstairs, it's virtually impossible to push the PowerMate. I have tried EVERYTHING, highest setting for height adjustment and even the lower power for suction...this thing will give you a hernia to push on carpeting...I agree with the other reviewers, if you have pile carpet, it's a BIG NO to this vacuum. Low nap/berber like the store had this thing propels across the carpet without any effort... The suction is great and the bare floor tool works great on the my downstairs and stairs with hardwood. The attachments are not that great, I do not like them. I like the older Kenmore canister vacuums with the 4-piece attachment set. The cord is super long and that's great. I've had for a week but will be bringing back to Sears...I'm not impressed with this vacuum at all and considering the price, I expected more. I'll stick with my 1980's machine and $99.99 Lime Green canister for now...
 
Nov 7 , 2014
Overall
the Elite Canister

I've owned at least 6 Kenmore canisters over the last 34 years with the Elite being the latest. I just received it on 11/7/14. I vacuum daily as I have two large shedding dogs, so they get used like a commercial vacuum. I like the vacuum except I miss that it doesn't have the 360 rotation on the hose, so I'm hoping it doesn't tear at the area where it connects to the vacuum. It seems to droop at this area and put strain on the hose. Also, as I've read on other reviews, the power head does drag on carpet even with it on the highest height level. That said, the suction is great and only time will tell how it holds up. My last Kenmore was a turquoise one for 229.00 and it was falling apart within a few months. ( plastic pieces fell off and the handle release mechanism kept popping off, so I removed it and had to deal with a wobbly handle when stored.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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HVAC1776

Englewood, CO

Oct 15 , 2014
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Some nice features but wand slips.

The telescoping wand slips out of its notch with normal push and pull pressure. The bar that the wand length adjust button snaps into is made of flexible plastic - (connection wand, lower #17,I believe). It appears to be too flexible allowing the length selection button to slip out. Since you are using the wand most of the time, it is an annoying reminder of a design defect.


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LovesDante

Erie, CO

Sep 30 , 2014
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Cleans greatdoes

does much better than any of the newer models we had went back to Kenmore

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ThreeSearsVacs

Midlothian, VA

Sep 30 , 2014
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Powerful, but issues

Powerful on berber carpet and hardwood floors. However, I am forced to use my old Sears vac on regular carpets. It does not have the regular upholstery tool-the one that comes with it is a brush combo and is too powerful for my upholstery--once again, I am required to use my old vac. I don't like the crevice tool on the handle. Also, this tool is too short. I am still deciding about the floor brush--powermate combo. All-in-all I would not buy it again and I would not recommend it. The vac is too expensive for so many issues.


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Sep 17 , 2014
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Vacuum

The suction is excellent. I have mostly hardwood floors and I love the pop out bare floor tool. There is a problem using this vacuum on my large area carpet as it does not adjust high enough to push without great effort. It sticks tight unless the handle is tipped down to 10" above the carpet. Poor design. For carpet no good.


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Keppler1

Mason, TX

Sep 15 , 2014
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Love my new vacuum

I have had this vacuum for several weeks now and I have loved using it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 5 , 2014
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Crossover Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Twenty years ago I purchased a Kenmore Canister Vacuum and loved it. So, naturally, when it came time to purchase a new one I was looking for something similar. I chose the Crossover Canister Vacuum and the more I use it the more pleased I am that I bought it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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espresso2014

Blaine, WA

Sep 2 , 2014
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Excellent Vacuum

Vacuums very well, and picks up well as to the heavy pushing that it takes try stretching the wand to the highest pull out which I found makes it easier to handle. I replaced my old Panasonic vacuum with this one and they are comparable.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kenhvrmieleeurka

Wading River, NY

Aug 27 , 2014
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Not what I expected...

Firstly, I own the bottom of the line Lime Green Canister I purchased last year for $99.99 and that machine is way more user friendly and has less bells/whistles than the $600 Elite Canister. I also own a 1980 Sears Best Powermate Canister Vacuum I'm still using. With that said...here's my review... The first machine I brought home was dead out of the box...no power to the PowerMate and the vacuum would only turn on if the wand was attached..disconnect the wand and the machine powered off, yet no power to the brush roller...vacuum also had a weird burning smell. Mind you I hadn't even used it...I did bring back to Sears and they exchanged...BUT they were shocked that there was an electrical issue...I spend well over an hour watching 4 salespeople attempt to make this thing work... I brought the second machine home and it's working; however on wall-to-wall carpeting in my upstairs, it's virtually impossible to push the PowerMate. I have tried EVERYTHING, highest setting for height adjustment and even the lower power for suction...this thing will give you a hernia to push on carpeting...I agree with the other reviewers, if you have pile carpet, it's a BIG NO to this vacuum. Low nap/berber like the store had this thing propels across the carpet without any effort... The suction is great and the bare floor tool works great on the my downstairs and stairs with hardwood. The attachments are not that great, I do not like them. I like the older Kenmore canister vacuums with the 4-piece attachment set. The cord is super long and that's great. I've had for a week but will be bringing back to Sears...I'm not impressed with this vacuum at all and considering the price, I expected more. I'll stick with my 1980's machine and $99.99 Lime Green canister for now...


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PFLeopold

Larue, TX

Aug 18 , 2014
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Replace same model from 15 years ago

Great vacuum. Worth every penney. Old one lasted 15 years. Cannot beat it for cat hair.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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