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:||3|
|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:||2|
|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 7-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!
Cape Coral, FL
I researched this vacuum on Consumer Reports, which was highly recommended. I bought it in November, 2013. The hose is cheap and most recently, everytime I plug it in, it trips our circuit breaker. I have tried it in different rooms, with the same result. I plan to call the customer service center tomorrow as I tried to use it again this weekend. I miss my Electrolux vaccum that I had for 20+ years?
This is my second Kenmore canister vacuum cleaner. It has great performance and is very easy to use. The suction is excellent. It's easy to maneuver around and overall light weight. I don't have any problems with the unit shutting off when the hose is pulled as some other users have complained about. The trick is you have to make sure the clip on the hose going to the main part of the vacuum firmly locks in place. This is the same on all Kenmore canister vacuums. The power head is so powerful it seems like it just wants to take off when you switch it on. I would rate this a 4.5 star if I could. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars is due to two gripes I have. 1) As literally everybody else states, the crevice tool is completely useless. It is way too short to reach anywhere to be of use and the design allows air to leak in around the sides which reduces the suction power. 2) It is very hard to keep the power head standing upright on it's own. It constantly keels over unless you angle the hose just right. This seems to be a Sears issue as my old Kenmore had the same problem. But this one is even worse! Overall, I am very pleased with this model and hope to get years of use out of it. I would definitely recommend this vacuum cleaner.
I had this for 90 days and the powermate head now sounds like a buzz saw. Ive taken it apart, no clogs, quite when running if the cover is off, put cover back on and it its crazy loud. Appears the belt is not clearing the cover. Poor design. What a waste of money. My Dirt devil is less expensive and much more powerful.
I've had this vacuum for 5 mths and it's been torture. I've owned Kenmore Canisters in the past as "satellite" vacuums to my (mothership) Kirby. They never work as well buy are easier for young kids to maneuver, good for small quick jobs, and generall worked well enough. Got this one when we moved to a larger house for the upstairs "kid's wing". Have to admit it is very pretty and light - but that's about it. The plastic it is made out of feels so cheap it's unreal. I think a kid's toy vacuum is more convincing. Makes me angry everytime I bust it out thinking about the crappy/cheap products our market is flooded with. I expect more from SEARS. It doesn't suck/vacuum up much of anything. YOU WILL WASTE YOUR TIME. If I am vacuuming I want the vacuum to be sucking up stuff - this one doesn't. On hard surfacees, sometimes I even sweep first and then vacuum up but I think using a dust ban would be quicker. Not sure what to do with it. Don't get stuck with one too.
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