Tackles Pet Hair and Dander with Ease
The Pet Handi-Mate attachment that comes with the Kenmore 31140 Blue Upright Vacuum Cleaner is designed to grab stubborn pet hair from furniture, flooring and stairs. No more re-vacuuming or worrying about leftover dog and cat hair in your home.
Powerful Cleaning Capability
This upright vacuum uses a double-wall design with Power Flow technology to ensure that you never lose suction while cleaning. The 2-motor system gives you deep cleaning suction power for every surface of your home, from deep pile carpeting to slick hardwood flooring.
Get the Job Done Right
An aluminum telescoping wand and 3 different attachments, including the Pet Handi-Mate, puts the power of deep cleaning in your hands. Get behind kitchen appliances, tackle the stairs and vacuum the couch cushions with ease; no more worrying about how to get the spring cleaning done.
Lightweight and Easy to Use
Weighing in at 19 lbs., this vacuum can zip through household vacuuming with ease. Flawless
This vacuum is great. The only complaint I have is that it is quite heavy and pushing it around is tiring.
I have had this vacuum for several months now. I reviewed it on another site and originally gave it a 4 Star rating, but now am reducing it to a 2 primarily due to problems with the attachment hose. There are positives with the vacuum--I think it cleans the carpet well. In spite of what some people have said, I find that it is not hard to push. The bag is easy to replace. The report in Consumers stated that they found the vacuum to be noisy, but it is much quieter than my old vacuum. It it easy to switch from the "Carpet" to the "Floor" setting since it is done on the On/Off switch. The main problem is the attachment hose. It is extremely stiff and refuses to expand. I thought it would loosen up after using it for a while, but it has not. This makes using the attachments extremely difficult. If i am trying to vacuum upholstery, the vacuum falls over as soon as the hose needs to expand. If I am trying to vacuum the ceiling, it falls over (if I can even reach it). If I am using the attachment to vacuum the stairs, it is very difficult. I sometimes try to hold the hose near where it is attached to the vacuum so it will not fall over and the hose will expand some. However, that makes it very awkward to use. A less irritating feature is the handle to lift the vacuum. It is in the back rather than the front. This makes it difficult to use when vacuuming (my old one had one in the front, which was much easier to use). Then, it is hard to use when putting away because the cord wraps around this. This makes it hard to get a firm grip on the lift handle because the cord leaves little room to put your fingers. If I had known that the hose would not loosen up, I would have returned the vacuum immediately despite liking other features of the vacuum. Having to constantly fight and struggle with the attachment hose makes vacuuming even more than a chore than it should be. I really wish the designers/engineers would try using these products before they put them in mass production.
Before I purchased this vacuum, I went to Consumer Reports and it had a very high rating, so I bought it. So far, I love it!
I heard a click and my upright would no longer go to the upright position. During the short time it worked, I liked the pet attachment, but the unit is quite heavy. Would be hard to use on stairs.
Our current fur-friendly family member is 4+ years old and THIS model Kenmore vac has been the best and most efficient one yet, in picking up all his hair, as well as that of the 3 "long-haired" women who live with him!
Nice vacuum. Bought it for the HEPA features.
Motivated to purchase due to Consumer Reports highest rating. Have used just twice and good results. The flooring in my home has no carpet.
Thus, not able to rate as to ability to clean carpet. My home flooring is all wood or tile.