Comparing this to last years Top of the kenmore, it clearly wins. This new Kenmore has the wheels as part of the lower power head which means when you tilt the vacuum handle up and down it does not effect the angle of the power head. The new LED headlights are from the Panasonic Japan canister power heads used on their MC-PA line and are much more helpful than the previous model. I turn off the kitchen light when vacuuming the kitchen tile and the LED lights seem to magnify the debris you need to vacuum. Zoom in in the photo of the front and you will see the floor plate has been redesigned to increase airflow from last years model. This Vacuum is made by Panasonic in their factory in China and the workmanship seem superior to the last years which were made in Mexico. Give this upright a try, I am confident you will Be impressed. My bet is this kenmore will run away with the Consumer Reports best upright vote this spring.
After only 1 year, the beater bar bristles are worn down to nubs. Ordered a replacement, only to be sent the wrong one. While disassembling the unit, I found out that the motor that turns the bar is integrated into the bar. That explains why the part is $199. EXTREMELY disappointed that this unit is manufactured in an unserviceable manner.
Very Heavy, good suction with the wand, does not pick up lint dirt from carpets no matter how I adjust the dial--forced to use my old Sears Kenmore canister vacuum to thoroughly clean carpeted floors.
I have two dogs and a home with plush carpeting and tile. Using this vacuum is the first time I believe these surfaces to be truly free of dirt.
Sleek looking. Tremendous suction. Nice attachments. Dirt sensing feature I love
I bought this vacuum for my mother after purchasing one for myself two years ago. It is terrific...heavy duty, self-propelled drivetrain, excellent suction and all around great performance. Plus, it has a 5 star rating in Consumer Reports. Can't go wrong with this purchase!
Bought this to replace my old Kenmore vacuum that gave out. The carpet feels clean after using, but provided hose is too short to clean the stairs. Saved my old one to use, which works for me, but if you don't have one that fits, you may want to look into ordering an additional length of hose attachment if such a thing is available.