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Kenmore Progressive 21614
 
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$147.00 - $229.99
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Summary:

This 23-pound canister from Kenmore is bag-equipped and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 28-foot, retractable cord.

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Type: Bagged canister vacuums
About - Kenmore Progressive 21614

The Kenmore Progressive 21614 canister vacuum cleaner includes a upholstery tool, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 23 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.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore Progressive 21614
info Bag Yes
info Weight (lbs.) 23
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off Yes
info Manual-pile adjust Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Progressive 21614
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3.0
Not made like they use to
3/31/2014
Pros
Long Power Cord
Cons
Bulky Trim Pieces
Bulky Uneeded Trim Peice
Inefficient
Poor Design
Poor Suction
Best Uses
Carpet
Comment:
I had 2002 Kenmore model that was wearing out and I bought this model to replace it. That was about a year and a half ago and I regret not just taking my old one to a repair shop and having it revamped. This vacuum is primarily used on bare floors, with normal house hold dirt, dog and cat hair. It does an ok job, but it doesn't seem to have the suction power of the old model. The vacuum often sounds like it is partially clogged, when it isn't and the bag isn't full. I also seem to go through a lot of bags, which aren't even full when you empty it. The wand and hose handle also have these white trim pieces which just get in the way when you are trying to get under furniture or other tight spaces. I really do miss my old worn out Kenmore canister over this new on, if only I hadn't given it away.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Manuals are meant to be read!
3/31/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Efficient
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Stairs
Tile Floors
Comment:
Having had a Kenmore canister in the past; which lasted 15 years until it tumbled down the basement stairs, I had no reservation on buying another.<br /><br />I have read numerous complaints from other reviewers about the lack of suction, and non useful tools. Hogwash. There is a suction control lever right on the handle. Perhaps people are not accustomed to the integrated tools on the main handle, but I find them extremely helpful and less time consuming. The horsehair brush excels the old design, as it cleans a much wider path, less time vacuuming!<br /><br />In a house with two dogs, the machine excels in picking up dog hair with both the Powermate on carpeting and also with the bare floor tool on hardwoods and tile.<br /><br />The salesman in the store showed us how to use the machine properly and stated it was the top seller. We have no regrets and are thrilled with machine. It is well made, easy to maneuver and although some complain about it being all plastic, this is no problem as it is as stated, well made. So for those who are having problems, I suggest reading the manual for it is quite helpful in explaining the features and how to use them.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
one year in...
3/28/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Tile Floors
Comment:
We have a busy multi-child home. Rugs are all over the house and we vac multiple times per week.<br /><br />The machine works very well. The bags last a while and are not very expensive.<br /><br />Some parts are a bit on the cheap side. The wand release button broke about one year into use. This is a very cheap and fast fix if you do it yourself. <br /><br />Be very careful with the canister compartment latches and hinges...delicate and plastic. It's a good thing you don't have to move them very often.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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