Kenmore 21614 Review: a canister vacuum with pet hair attachment


Kenmore 21614 Canister Vacuum Cleaner Progressive Blueberry Purple
If you are looking for a canister vacuum cleaner with pet hair removal attachment, Kenmore 21614 is one of these types of cleaners. Its pet hair catcher tool and motorized Pet PowerMate are designed for picking up dog, cat, pet hair from furniture, stairs and floors.

Here is some pros, cons, and specs of this vac:

    Pros of Kenmore 21614:

  • Easy to assemble.
  • Has retractable cable.
  • ON/OFF control is on the wand handle for easy reach.
  • Fairly quiet.
  • Adjustable suction power, useful for cleaning small or delicate stuff.
  • Several tools for various jobs.
  • Replacement bags are not expensive.
  • Has height adjustment.
  • Easy to use on stairs.

    Cons of Kenmore 21614:

  • Handle is bulky and heavy.
  • The bristles of the dusting brush is short and thin.
  • Does not clean edges well.
  • The wand is bulky, and it is awkward to use.
  • Attachments are not easy to detach and put back.
  • Cord rewind does not work well, you might have to pull it a few times before it rectracts completely.
  • Crevice tool is short, its opening is narrow.
  • Bare floor suction is weak.
Kenmore 21614 Specs and Features
Model: 21614
Design: Canistert
Color: Purple
Brush On/Off Switch: Yes
Height Adjustment: Yes, 4
Suction Control: Yes, 3
Price: Vacuum under $400, priced at $359.99 at http://www.kenmore.com (on 04.19.2013)
Power Source: Corded
Power Rating: 12 Amps
Cord Length: 26 Feet
Automatic Cord Rewind: Yes
Bagged or Bagless: Bagged
Kenmore 21614 Bags Type: The manual says it use Kenmore Style Q bags 50557
Filtration: HEPA filtration traps allergens, pollutants, and other small particles, so the exhaust air is cleaner.
Kenmore 21614 Filters: The manual shows that it use EF-1 exhaust filter part no. 86889, CF-1 motor safety filter part no. 86883.
Tools: Bare Floor, Pet PowerMate, Pet Hair Catcher, Crevice Tool, Dust Brush/Upholstery Combo Tool
Cleaning Path: 14 inches
Weight: 23.1 lbs
Warranty: 1-year limited warranty
Other details: Stair Grip allows the vacuum to stay on staircase securely while cleaning stair; Electronic performance indicator tells whento check for clogs or full bag.
Kenmore 21614 Manual Download: Link, if it is not what you are looking for, you can visit http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals , enter the model number of your kenmore vacuum cleaner, then do a search.

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