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Kenmore Elite  Canister Vacuum Cleaner - Silver/Gray

  Item#  02021814000 | Model#  21814
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Reg Price: $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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12 Reviews Write a review
9 Reviewers (75.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise13 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.
Criticism1 found this helpful
KLC19
Aug 11 , 2014
WOW!!!!!
This is the most frustrating vacuum I've ever used!!!!!!!!! DO NOT PURCHASE IT IF YOU HAVE PILE CARPET! OR ANY KIND OF CARPET BESIDES LOOP OR BERBER ! It is impossible to push this vacuum through the carpet. I wish I would have read the reviews before my husband purchased it! The description should warn you of this with pile carpets!
 

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Flushing, NY

Aug 13 , 2014
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Powerful vacuum suction!

I was looking for a canister vacuum with strong powerful suction power to lift dirt in dirty places. I first tried the Kenmore 21614 which was top rated by Consumer Reports but was not impressed with the suction power it had. It was not as strong as an older Electrolux Oxygen EL6988D that I had so I immediately returned the 21614 to Sears the same day! Then I saw this newer model 21814 that said it had a 20% stronger motor and I decided to give it a try. I was immediately happy as soon as I turned it on and felt how powerful the suction power on this model was over the mid-line Kenmores. It works great. As usual though it is made of flimsy feeling plastics and even though it says it has a "stair step stopper" underneath I found that it does not even stop the canister from rolling down the stairs when I tried to rest it on my carpeted lined stairs to vacuum. The canister slipped and rolled/fell down the stairs! Useless stair step stopper, but everything else so far seems to work great. It is still new less than a week old with me, but I think it should hold up since I don't vacuum a lot. Just occasionally so any vac should last a long time with me. If you are looking for a high end strong motored vac, this is one that you should look at. Recommended.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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marmo43

Palmyra, MO

Aug 12 , 2014
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on the heavy side

I cleaned with my old vacuum, then when I cleaned again, I sucked up more dirt. with the dirt sensor, I kept running the head over that area until the light went out. the head is on the heavy side compared to my old vacuum (which I will use upstairs) and it is thicker so can't get under some of my furniture. The head doesn't swivel to the side completely so the head and wands lie flat on the floor and the head can go flush with the mop board under furniture. only goes part way so it will hit on the furniture. at first I thought the level lever was broke, but found if I lifted the front of the head up, then the lever worked easier. This vacuum could have some improvements. Engineers need to talk to the women who run them.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 11 , 2014
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WOW!!!!!

This is the most frustrating vacuum I've ever used!!!!!!!!! DO NOT PURCHASE IT IF YOU HAVE PILE CARPET! OR ANY KIND OF CARPET BESIDES LOOP OR BERBER ! It is impossible to push this vacuum through the carpet. I wish I would have read the reviews before my husband purchased it! The description should warn you of this with pile carpets!


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GPW4

Charlotte, NC

Aug 4 , 2014
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A superior product which exceeded my expectations. it has all the features.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 1 , 2014
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Very unwieldy and difficult to use. Staff not knowledgable about vacuums.

I felt if I got Sears best vacuum I couldn't go wrong. I asked staff about vacuums and the 2 I spoke with had no idea about any of them. I bought this vacuum and could hardly push it on carpet even on the highest setting and with the least amount of auctioning. It did not pick up at all when pulling backwards. I have never seen a vacuum not do this. It also made deep lines in the carpet that would not come out. I did take it back without any problems.


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Ja9Mac

Glen Rock, NJ

Jul 31 , 2014
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Love this vacuum!

The features, design and suction of this vacuum makes it best vacuum I have ever owned. The ease of going from hardwood/tile and carpet is fast and simple plus they have placed the crevice tool on the wand for easy access- no more going in and out of the hood. The LED lights both the floor and carpet attachment is very helpful. It is features like this and more that make this a well designed and a well build machine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BirminghamShopper

Birmingham, AL

Jul 30 , 2014
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Great purchase

Love this vacuum cleaner - has great suction and is very easy to use Lots of wonderful features!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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solidgold

Monsey, NY

Jul 22 , 2014
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Great Vacuum

Tremendous suction and easy to use. I use it mostly on wall to wall carpeting and an area rug. Previously had a Miele and before that an Electrolux. The Miele I feel that is equal to this one is twice the price which at this stage I was not going to buy. I prefer a canister as I also want to use it on the car. I was a little leery as a review I read by someone else stated it was hard to replace the bags which is not true. Having allergies I would not buy a bag less one as you still have to empty it, so that defeats the hepa filter when you do so. I am trying to convince my brother and sister to replace their upright with this as it has better suction and their new house is wall to wall carpeting. By the way I know it is better as I borrowed their vacuum for my new apartment and you would not believe how much more dirt the elite picked up that theirs missed. (like almost a bagful)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pbogho

Galway, NY

Jul 21 , 2014
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Don't by it if you have pile carpet!!!!!

I purchased this vacuum to replace my old Kenmore that I have had forever. In the store the vacuum runs across the carpet effortlessly. Got it home, and you can't use it on pile carpet!!!! You push and pull even at the highest setting with the least amount of suction. Pushing and pulling it across the carpet so hard that the telescope part releases all by itself!! Save your time and money if you have carpet! If it is just for loop carpet or hardwood the suction is great. Construction is cheap with thin plastic.


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Denicews

Lancaster, CA

Jul 18 , 2014
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Fantastic Vacuum

My old Kenmore finally was falling apart... I checked Consumer reports and this one rated very high. Has a nice long cord and a button to push to retract it. Again I went with a Kenmore as they always last the longest. I love the filter/bag in this one as it seems to pick up and keep the dust particles contained

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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