Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum Cleaner - WhiteItem# 02021514000 | Model# 21514
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Cord Length (Feet):||26|
|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|
|Power Cord Included:||Yes|
|Bag or Bagless:||Bag|
|Bag Type:||True HEPA Cloth Dust Bag|
|Cleaning Width (in.):||14|
|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|
|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|
|Bag Item Number:||02054321000|
|Belt Item Number:||02053013000|
Ratings & Reviews
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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Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I LOVED my Sears canister vacuum cleaner. The motor finally went up and it was not able to be repaired. I JUST wanted the same one! This one is terrible. The attachment that was stationary swivels and I seriously am getting carpal tunnel from using it. Way too much plastic as well. HUGE HUGE disappointment.
Yorktown Heights, NY
I bought this vacuum cleaner 3 years ago. For two of those years I had a cleaning lady who brought her own vacuum, so it was very lightly used, maybe once every 2 weeks. At this point the height adjustment is broken, the plastic connector between the upper and lower wands is broken, and the power to the beater head cuts in and out. Also, every time I open the case to check the bag, I expect that plastic hinge to break because it has to be forced. I came from a family that bought Ken,ore appliances all the time, but the quality is just not there anymore. I will never buy anything else with the Ken,ore name on it
I've had my Kenmore powermate since 1995. The power head finally died. Just got this new one and can't believe how bulky and clumsy it feels. The wand is heavier and so much wider, do they think we are going to suck up whole eggs through there? I wish they didn't change designs! Other than that, it seems to pick up fine.
This vaccuum is easy to use and seems to pick up the dirt and dust on the carpets and floors. I have not used it for furniture yet. The various attachments are in different places on the vaccuum (as opposed to my last Sear's canister which had all of them in one compartment).