Pros: You can feel the brushes pulling up all the fur and debris on the pull back and feel it pulling forward when moving forward. The unit is reasonably quiet and light. When using it on a rug that is always shedding it lifted up more debris/fur/shedding carpet than I have ever seen with other vacuums. The fact that you can lift the unit from the vacuum head makes cleaning tight places and high up places must easier. It also works amazingly well on our cat tree with the "pethandimate" attachment and the unit detached and resting on a lower platform on the tree. Cons: There is no retractable cord storage so you will be wrapping the cord around two posts. It was shipped in the product box without any other protective shipping. It is a sturdy box and lots of foam molding, so no harm there, but some plastic wrapping on the outside of the box for unexpected moisture would be a nice touch.
Rollers shut off and will not pick up when it gets even slightly warm. If it picks up the corner of a rug, be prepared to wait 20 minutes until you can use it again! Lift away is great....I am returning this for a SHARK!
I like the ability to switch between
hard surface mode and carpet mode. Carpet mode can really get between the fibres of my thick carpet, and bare mode is effective while still protecting my cork floors. However, after THREE months, the switch button got really temperamental, and 12 days before its 2nd birthday, it finally decided to stay in bare mode. Since I can't use it where I need it, it's dead to me.
Full Disclosure, I'm sure my Spring 17 PA broke the button (she broke/scratched/dented several items while in my employ). But if a young vacuum couldn't survive her abuse, it's a waste of $$, time and energy.
I have had my Crossover Max Bagless Vac for about 3 weeks now and am enjoying it. It was super easy to put together ( no tools needed). I am amazed at how much it picks up (so much more than my previous 17 year-old Kenmore Bagless). I use it in carpet and wood flooring -no problem. Finally, it is extremely light-weight and easy to carry up and down my 3- flight condo.
I bought this vacuum and liked the pet attachment and the ability to lift off the canister to do stairs. However, the carpet agitator never worked. I returned it after two weeks and bought a bagged unit, because they are supposed to be better for allergies. Well, my second Kenmore vacuum in two weeks broke on the 2nd use. I returned that one too and went with another brand. So, while I might recommend, make sure everything works right away.
i just bought this Kenmore 10325 CrossoverMax Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner- Silver/ Blue and it is great! it is bagless, so need to refill it up and spend more money