Cleaning made easy with a super-stretch hose, ergonomic soft handle, and 15" cleaning path
Actually Makes Vacuuming Easy!
I purchased the Electrolux Aptitude last month despite some bad reviews here. After using it for one month, I am thoroughly satisfied with it. This is the best vacuum that I have ever owned. It is a replacement for a Hoover V2 that literally fell apart. The Electrolux is much quieter, more solidly built and easier to maneuver. Hoover claims to outclean all other uprights but I find that this vacuum leaves the carpet cleaner and raises the nap of the carpet better. Also, there is no dust residue on the vacuum cleaner, the attachments, and wheels after using it whereas with the Hoover, even with it's HEPA filter, there was always dust.
In summary, I would recommend this cleaner; it's relatively light and very easy to use, quiet, great looking, cleans very well and leaves no dust after using it.
Buyer Beware....This is not a real Electrolux!!
I purchased an upright Electrolux about 20 years ago and the vacuum is still going strong, needed another vacuum and greed got the best of me......"an Electrolux for just a little over $300?....I better snatch that up right away!"....What a mistake!! cheap, poor fitting plastic, poor overall performance. a warmed over Eureka (Same Company).
Evidently Electrolux sold off the high quality vacuum cleaner portion of their business to a company called Aerus, they have a web site or you can buy a slightly different version of the Aerus 3000, still the high quality of past Electrolux's, on QVC called the "Ultralux by Electrolux" for $344.
What a Rip-Off
I first, i thought i was getting a "True Electrolux" for a bargin price. The old saying "you get what you pay for" is oh so true. As it turns out, this is a cheap Eureka vacuum cleaner. First time i tryed to clean under a chair, i discovered the brush head lifts off the floor completely. Forget cleaning under a bed. It's noisy, looks like cheaper tthan normal plastic parts. It also left scuff marks all over my wood flooring. I could get the same vacuum cleaner but branded Eureka for a lot less money if thats what i wanted. For me, it's going back for a refund. My advise, stay away from this product. If it is an Electrolux you want (as i do) then be sure you buy the real item. Don't know why, but the real Electrolux is now called Aerus or something like that. Same great products but a different name now.
My 3 cents worth,
Great vacuum, very versatile!
After doing much research, Consumer Reports and reading a lot of reviews, I decided to by the EL 5010 upright. I went to Sears to get a highly rated Kenmore model. However, after comparing the way it felt compared to the Electrolux, I decided to get the Electrolux. It's attractive appearance, comfortable handle, quieter 2 speed motor, tool accessory package and ease of use is what sold me! I originally had planned to get one of the Dyson's but after reading what Consumer Reports said about it, I realized it's not all its hyped to be, inspite of all the rave reviews on this site. Compare several upright vacuums, listen to them and practice handling them in person in a store before you buy or order on line and you'll see what I mean about this wonderfully pleasant vacuum! I was able to clean areas around the computers and wiring along the edge of the wall that have never been cleaned before with the on board tools and hose.
Not my Mother's Electrolux
For years my Mom used her old Electrolux canister vacuum and it worked like a champ. So needless to say I was very excited to see Electrolux had re-released their product line that is better than ever! Wow, what can I say, it's light, powerful easy to use and picks up pet hair like crazy. Plus, with the HEPA filter my daughter's allergies symptoms have been reduced. I can't say enough good thing about it. It almost makes vacuuming fun.
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