The Kenmore Intuition 28014 canister vacuum cleaner includes an upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 26 pounds and provides usability features such as a retractable cord, brush on and off switch, suction control, manual carpet-height adjustment, and a telescopic wand.
About This Brand
Once exclusive to Sears, Kenmore uprights are now available in Kmart stores as a result of a merger of the retailers. Kenmore uprights typically range in price from about $80 to $300. Kenmore is the best-selling canister brand, with a wide array of models ranging from as little as $50 to $600 or so. It also offers canister hard-surface cleaners and a carpet shampooer.
Bag Denotes whether the model has a disposable bag. A growing number of vacuums, particularly upright models, use a container that can be emptied, eliminating the bag. To capture fine-dirt particles, however, these models must use a filter (such as a HEPA filter) that can need routine cleaning or replacement. Replacement filters tend to be significantly more expensive than bags. While vacuums with bags may also use filters, the bag acts as a prefilter that helps to keep the fine-dirt filter cleaner, thus extending its performance until cleaning or replacement. Another caveat: Emptying the dustbin and cleaning a filter can be messy, and handling it may expose you to dust and other allergens.
Weight (lbs.) Weight of the vacuum cleaner, to the nearest pound.
Brush on/off An on/off switch for the rotating brush lets you stop the brush from rotating when using tools or cleaning bare floors. This helps eliminate scattered dirt on bare floors and reduces the risk of injury if the vacuum tips over during use. It also reduces the risk of damaging a carpet or the finish of a bare floor if the vacuum sits in place at the low-height setting.
Easy on/off A switch that's located on the handle or where your foot can activate it is more convenient than one on the body of the vacuum.
Manual-pile adjust Lets you adjust the height of the machine to a carpet's pile height to allow for easy movement and thorough cleaning. Adjustments are automatic on some models, but we prefer the manual control afforded by some models.
We bought this vacuum based on recommendations BEFORE we got our Golden Retriever. We got it BECAUSE we were getting a Golden Retriever. The vacuum never goes in the closet. It gets used twice a day, every day. It has been promoted from daily vacuum to stink-bug sucker because of the long wand.<br /><br />We use it on hardwood and persian rugs, as well as wall-to-wall upstairs. I<br /><br />1. We love the multi-junction head and want. You can remove a subset of the vacuum head to reach small areas - partcularly hardwood areas. <br />2. We love the reliability. Anything that can survive a house full of kids (and scouts!) in addition to a Golden Retriever - that's a good vacuum.<br /><br />The one change I would make - it has an elbow brush. Very delicate. Broke the first time we used it. But it was a pretty weird attachment anyway. We haven't missed it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Phoenix, AZ
One design flaw makes it unusable for me
Long Power Cord
I bought my first Intuition vacuum in June. I have just returned the third one to the store (September) for the same reason I returned the first two, the wand does not stay extended when vacuuming the carpet. I am relatively tall and need the wand to be fully extended. Sadly, even on the highest carpet setting, it would not stay extended and retracted on every occasion. Whilst the carpet is new, it is not deep pile, more so medium pile, so I am surprised and disappointed because I love everything else about this vacuum. I have now swapped it for the next model down which uses a completely different kind of wand extension design and am hoping for the best.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Somers, NY
Worst vacuum I've ever owned
Too Many To List
In The Box
The cord retracts itself while you are vacuuming and pulls out of the wall socket. The hose it too long, so when you pull it forward, it swivels and hits walls and furniture, or on a smooth surface, will roll right into you as you are vacuuming forward. The adjustable wand collapses every time I try to extend it. The floor head has one small hole in the center where the dirt can travel up into the vac, so if you don't go over the dirt with the center of the cleaning head, it doesn't pick everything up. Just Awful -- don't buy it!