Eureka 71B Review – a Good Handheld Vacuum for Stairs

Eureka 71B hand held vacuum cleaner is bagless, it is good for quick clean ups or vacuuming small spaces, such as cleaning stairs, furniture, and car upholstery.
Eureka 71B Hand-Held Vacuum

Here are the goods and bads of Eureka 71B.


  • The cord is long enough to reach the entire stairs.
  • Powerful suction, has greater power than battery powered vacuum.
  • Suction motor is separated from the brush motor, this makes it has more power than other similar vacuum cleaners.
  • This hand vac has excellent pick up ability, it picks up dog & cat fur, dust, paper scraps, kitty litter, pet food, and other types of debris.
  • It’s great for small jobs, such as cleaning carpeted stairways, upholstery, dog bed, fabric upholstered couch, sofa, mattresses, car, and apartment.
  • Quieter than some other brands.
  • Great size for carrying around.
  • Easy to clean and empty.
  • The “riser visor” is useful for vacuuming vertical areas, such as the riser part of steps and the backs of sofas.
  • The hose wraps around the vacuum and the crevice tool stows inside, so there are no tools to get lost.
  • This little vac is compact for storage.
  • The Eureka 71B price is great, less than $40.


  • The hose is indeed short.
  • The cord is not retractable, it has to be wound manually.
  • It is a little heavy to hold it for a while. It could be lighter.
  • The dust cup is a little small.
  • The filter and dust cup needs to be cleaned regularly.
  • Cleaning the filter and the dust cup may be messy. You may get dust on your hands.
  • The brush could get clogged with hair and it is not easy to remove the hair off the bristles.

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Eureka Light Weight Hand Vac 71B Features and Details
Vacuum: Eureka Bagless Hand Vac 71B
Model: 71B
Surface Type: excellent for carpet stairs and auto upholstery
Weight: 5 lbs
Power Source: Corded
Power Cord Length: 20 feet
Auto Cord Rewind: No
Bag Type: Bagless
Power Rating: 5.5 Amps
Two Motors: One motor for suction, one motor for powering the revolving brush.
Filtration: Standard Filter captures dirt, dust and other small particles.
Brushroll On/Off Switch: Yes, convenient for hard floors and area rugs quick pick ups.
Cleaning Path Width: 6 inches
Onboard Tools: Crevice tool – helps reach tight spaces.
Riser Visor: The clear cover over the brush, you can flips up the plastic cover while cleaning vertical areas. It is useful for vacuuming vertically.
Color: Yellow
Dimensions: 15″x7″x8″ (L x W x H)
Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Eureka 71B Hand-held Vacuum Manual: Owner’s Guide

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