This is my first stick vacuum and i'm kind of obsessed! I have two 60 lb dogs so quick clean ups are a requirement in our house. This vac is super easy to pop off the storage/charging station with all the accessories i need right there, so i'm not constantly looking for them. I am shocked at how long the battery lasts. i typically use it on low to conserve and it does just as good of a job if it were on high, i can get my entire main floor vacuumed included in the furniture in 1 charge! like almost 25 min. I was concerned about being able to buy another battery if this one gives out, so i contacted Kenmore customer service and they said they will be available for purchase this year..so the reviewer above need not worry, we'll see!. I also like that it extends so my husband doesn't have an excuse not to use it lol!, it's nice and long, great for him and cleaning the ceiling corners. I don't mind switching out nozzles for carpet and my hardwoods, its nice to see they are very different materials which seems like they are cleaning differently. The pet tool is AMAZING. like i said the dog hair, ugh, and this thing really has a ton of power to remove all the hair from our couches...My step mom has a Dyson and used ours and she said loved how it doesn't have a 'trigger' to hold down the whole time...ok i guess that's enough rambling. :)
I purchased this vacuum. It's actually really solid, but it is good for quick jobs that call for vacuuming sand or other small material. Anything big will merely get stuck on the opening, and have to be manually removed. It has two speeds: Low and High. Either speed makes no difference in suction power, but high gets stuff faster, albeit taking more battery. The extra accessories are nice, but a lot of them are kind of pointless, like the under appliance tool. It also is kind of an eyesore as it doesn't match the rest of the color coded tools. If you are looking for a second battery, don't bother. Sears continually battles with it's supply, and no replacements were made outside of the one packaged with the vacuum. So if your battery goes, it's time to chuck the vacuum, or try and find a cheap one online somewhere. Overall, the vacuum is fantastic, it looks flashy, has a great wall mount where everything clicks into place (outside of the tool I mentioned that doesn't.) and the reason it isnt as good is because the opening on the vacuum head is too small, and replacement parts are scarce. Buyer beware.
This Kenmore Elite Cordless Multi-Vac is terrific. Since it is cordless (running on a rechargeable battery, it enables easier movement as your clean your carpeting and other flooring. It is light-weigh, so easy to carry to the various rooms in your living space. It is powerful - you won't be believe the dust/dirt it will pull out of your carpeting. I love this vacuum!