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Kenmore  Progressive Canister Vacuum Cleaner - White

  Item#  02021514000 | Model#  21514
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Reg Price: $299.99
Savings: $90.00
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Reg Price: $299.99
Savings: $90.00
$209.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Cord Length (Feet): 26
Product Overview:
Color: White
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Item Weight (lbs.): 23.1
Accessories Included: Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool, Bare Floor Tool, Motorized Pet PowerMate Tool, Pet Hair Catcher Tool
Controls on Handle: Yes
General Features:
Power Cord Included: Yes
Performance Features:
Bag or Bagless: Bag
Bag Type: True HEPA Cloth Dust Bag
Cleaning Width (in.): 14
Cord Storage: Retractable
Filter Type: Micro Filtration
Number of Amps: 12
Number of Filters: 2
Number of Height Adjustments: 4
Number of Motor Speeds: Variable
Pile Height Adjustment: Manual
Recommended Floor Type: Carpet & Bare Floor
Suction Type: Motorized
Telescopic Handle: No
Convenience Features:
Assembly Required: Yes
Light: No
Other Features: Lightweight
Attachments:
Attachment Type(s): Crevice, Combo Dust Brush/Upholstery, Bare Floor, Pet PowerMate, Pet Hair Catcher
Attachment Reach (ft.): 10
Number of Onboard Attachments: 5
Total Attachments Included: 5
Wand Material: Chrome
Wand Type: Standard
Related Items:
Bag Item Number: 02054321000
Belt Item Number: 02053013000

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Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum - Superior Cleaning

Cleaning floors and furniture is now a simple process with the Kenmore Progressive canister vacuum. A 2-motor system, retractable cord storage, Stair Grip and variable speed settings make carpet and bare floor cleaning a cinch. This vacuum's true HEPA filter keeps pet dander and dust out of the air so you can breathe easy. From the 6-foot hose that swivels 360 degrees and reaches the highest surfaces to the horsehair dusting brush for fine wooden furniture and floors, this vacuum has the tools to get the job done.

  • Designed to make cleaning-up after pets a cinch, the Pet PowerMate™ attachment lifts hair, dander and more from furniture, rugs and carpeting in seconds.
  • Ideal for all types of cleaning, the variable speed control lets you adjust the vacuuming speed based on the amount of dust and dirt you're picking up.
  • The exclusive Stair Grip™ feature keeps the canister body upright and securely in place while the stairs get cleaned, for solid performance and increased safety.
  • A 6-foot hose reaches from floor to ceiling, around corners and far beyond, so no matter where you need to clean, dirt cannot escape.
  • Quick to connect and featuring an array of attachments, the CrossOver Handle rapidly transitions the vacuum from carpet to flooring, crevice cleaning to pet hair pick-up.
  • The True HEPA certified filter can be trusted to remove almost all significant allergens from air flowing through the vacuum, so you can breathe easy.

Added on October 21, 2010

 

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226 Reviewers (61.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Mr-Mac
Dec 14 , 2010
It sucks!

Okay, we all saw that one coming!

We have had this vacuum for about a month now and our floors haven't been this clean for some time that's for sure!  My wife says it must be a great vacuum since the kids all seem to fight for it and are always vacuuming their rooms!  I suppose I should say thank you, Kenmore, for that !

Now, on to the review.

 

The good: 

I like the power of this thing.  It is a 12 amp motor spinning the impeller and it creates more suction than I have seen in a vacuum cleaner in some time.

I can go from carpet to wood floors simply by turning off the brushes in the head.

It sits on the stairs allowing us to clean the carpet on the stairs (nice).

The Pet PowerMate and Pet Upholstery Tool actually work!  This is a big plus as we have a cat and a dog and they like the furniture! 

Of all the features, my kids love the cord retraction system the most! 

 

The bad:

It seems to take more effort than it should to get it to turn a corner.  The handle turns a lot before the head actually turns in the direction you want it to go so it isn't as effortless as it could be.  For me it is a design flaw that is easily forgotten when you look at all the positive aspects.

Most vacuum cleaners will allow you to lift the power head for whatever reason you may choose and this unit does not allow for that.  When the head is unlocked you can lay the handle on the floor and the head remains flat.  If you never have to lift the head you're golden, if you do (like the wife needed to today) then you're out of luck.

 

Summary:

I think, for the most part, Sears/Kenmore got this one right.  Aside from a couple of nit-picky complaints I liek the way the unit functions and my favorite feature is the "Exclusive Stair Grip" which is really just a piece of foam set at an angle but at least it shows someone who uses a vacuum was involved in the design of this thing!  It works and that is what's most important.

Mac

 

 

Criticism17 found this helpful
Kirt67
Aug 23 , 2012
NOT new and improved!

Not happy with this vacuum...I have purchased 5 Kennmore Progressive canister vacs in the last 15 years. They were the BEST vacuum anyone could own. The older model, couldnt be "killed. The first one I purchased is still working! it is 15 years old...my son stole it from me about 7 years ago...I bought another and two years later my other son took that one...still working...this has happened 3 times. I purchased this one with great apprehension due to the obvious changes they made.  The wand is shorter, the wand is also wider, and the (couplings??) where the attachments go on are so big that they dont fit anywhere the old one did. (under dressers, behind furniture) The "easy release" foot thing  is so big that it catches on the bottom of the bed and disconnects the power-mate. It wont get into corners  the handle is not comfortable to hold...I could go on endlessly! I dont think the person who designed this vacuum ever used one. It LOOKS all pretty and "steamlined," but it is not functional. Perhaps if someone never experienced the previous model they will like it , but this vacuum was not made better. Lots of plastic...including the button that releases the attachments....(used to be metal) that little clip broke today...Ive had the unit for 3 months....will not be purchasing another!  Sears, you should have stuck with the Tried and True!

 

brenda2015

Bridgeport, CT

Jan 19 , 2015
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I don't recommend

this vacumm is horrible to work. Is have and the way to put way the attachments is ridiculous and don't it well


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bizyb928

Cutchogue, NY

Jan 18 , 2015
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Keep looking..

I replaced my 8 year old Kenmore canister with this one last year because the motor died. I hate the whole design of the wand and attachments on this one. The wand is too short, there is so much excessive plastic at the top of the wand and carpet attachment that it doesn't fit under lower profile furniture. Makes it clunky and heavier than it needs to be. The bare floor attachment is much smaller (as is the crevice tool) and pivots for what reason?? The only reason I'm giving this any stars is because the suction is fine but this design needs a do over. Also, don't expect to be able to use any of your older Kenmore attachments with this vacuum. I kept mine but found none of them would fit because it's designed so you can only use what comes with it.


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ddski

Ontario, NY

Jan 18 , 2015
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Vacuum

Works good

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SS3818

Phoenix, AZ

Jan 15 , 2015
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Perfect Canister Vacuum

Light weight, easy to handle and powerful, it does the job

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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miacp

Orangeburg, NY

Jan 15 , 2015
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Wand/handle way too short and bulky!

I have a kenmore canister vacuum that I purchased about 9 years ago which I have been thrilled with. I recently purchased this model as an extra vacuum to keep on the second floor of my home. I have been a bit disappointed. There have been a number of changes made which are not necessarily for the better. The wand is made up of multiple bulky pieces and is way too short! I am only 5'4'' and i find I have to stoop over when vacuuming, leaving me with a bit of a backache! previous model had an easily adjustable wand which is great for various cleaning options. The handle is also a bit bulky and not the most ergonomic. On the plus side, the motor seems to be more powerful. All in all, I prefer my previous model!


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dew69

Gettysburg, PA

Jan 13 , 2015
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Wonderful Vac

This vacuum works better that most uprights I have used. Maneuvers very easily. Love the cord rewind. suctions is great. I have not had long but enjoy using this far. Will not go back to an upright.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sherrie777

Littleton, CO

Jan 13 , 2015
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Easy to use vacuum.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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geomel6

Denver, CO

Jan 8 , 2015
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Easy to handle AND great performance!

We inherited an old Kenmore canister vac, and grew to love the ease of moving it from room to room, up and down stairs, due to the weight being split between canister and vac head. When it finally died, we decided to replace it with this new one.


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30yearsofkenmore

Marlborough, MA

Jan 1 , 2015
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Not durable

Bought a Kenmore vac 30 years ago, and it is my backup. The new Progressive Vacuum has way more plastic. Long story short, just outside the one year warranty, the main motor has died out. Seems to be a poor electrical connection on hose to the the handle (with the on/off switch). Do I repair or buy another brand? Deciding now.


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2678

Florence, AZ

Dec 29 , 2014
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Design Flaw

This machine has a design flaw and since I can't find receipt due to a move across the U.S. I'm out of luck. But where the extension with the cord plugs into the bottom beater brush dohicky it is plastic and around where that flang piece is wielded, over time (roughly 2 years) it cracks and breaks away. There is no way other of fixing than buying another extension pole because of the cord.


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