I did not think it was possible to find a vacuum specifically for pets and allergies, with a stair beater brush for this price. My old Kenmore died and I was not impressed with the newer ones with bags. The plastic was cheap and they did not do a good job cleaning. This one was on display so I tested it in the store. I was impressed. I never thought I would like a bagless one. So I bought it and tried it as soon as I got home because if I didn't like it I would just return it. It's a keeper. I LOVE it. We have a Blue Point Himalayan cat and he has really long fur. We also have a very furry house bunny. So the vacuum needs to do a great job with pet fur. This vacuum does an excellent job. We have runners up our stairs and the stair beater brush also does an excellent job. We have allergies and asthma and it does a great job cleaning.
I loved this machine until in quit working. I took to an authorized repairer and was told all it needed was a simple switch, but that the part was unavailable. This was my third kenmore, and definitely my last. This vacuum was only a few years old and is still for sale on Sears website. Shameful!!
Suction and pickup is great. Wheels leave black scuff marks on tile floors which are hard to clean off.
I do like it, however, it needs a regular floor head. The main floor head works well on carpet. Not so much on bare floors