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iRobot Roomba 630 Review: automatic vacuum cleaner for dog hair,carpet,hardwood floors,and more

iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot for Carpet, Pet Hair, Hardwood Floors

This iRobot Roomba 630 is a robotic vacuum cleaner that can save you time on doing light daily cleaning, you can get your carpets, area rugs, wood floors, linoleum, tile, and other floors vacuumed without any effort. For more info, you can read the iRobot Roomba 630 review below.

    Pros of iRobot Roomba 630 Vacuum Cleaning Robot:

  • It can vacuum both carpets and hard floors.
  • It can clean along edges, around furniture legs.
  • It can get to areas where a regular vacuum hard to reach such as under cabinets.
  • Seems quieter than previous models.
  • It bumps stuff gently without damaging anything.
  • It does not take a long time to charge.
  • It does not tangle up in cords and carpet strings.
  • Has no problem picking up pet hair, debris, crumbs, food particles, dust, and dirt.
  • The virtual wall works as it’s supposed to.
  • When it gets stuck, it speaks, tells you clearly what is the problem so you can help it out easily.
  • It can dock itself automatically for recharging.
  • Emptying the AeroVac bin is a breeze.
  • It does detect dirty spots and spend more time vacuuming there.
  • It can self-adjust between different types of floors.

    Cons of iRobot Roomba 630:

  • iRobot Roomba 630 scheduling? No, this Roomba 630 can’t be scheduled, it doesn’t have the schedule option like the 550. And iRobot doesn’t states this in the product description. If you want one with the scheduling ability, have a look at the 650 model.
  • Though it can get to areas that you usually don’t while using the regular vacuum, there are still some areas it cannot reach.
  • It just moves randomly and slowly, seems not that efficient.
  • Sometimes it gets trouble in getting out of tight areas.
  • The docking station is a bit lighter, needs to be weightier to avoid being pushed by the Roomba 630.
  • Sometimes it might miss an area.
  • Still too noisy to run it while sleeping.
  • This roomba 630 does not support lighthouses. (More about Virtual Wall and Virtual Wall Lighthouses – click here)
  • It might get lost in odd shape areas.
  • Not as strong as a conventional vacuum.

  • Only includes one virtual wall.
  • The dust bin not big, fills up fast.
  • Not as strong as a conventional vacuum.

iRobot Roomba 630 Specs and Features:
Weight: 7.9 pounds.
Dimensions: diameter is 13.39″, height is 3.62″.
Features 3-Stage Cleaning with AeroVac to pick up more mess; Dirt Detect technology to detect dirty spots; iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology to clean your floors more thoroughly; Virtual Wall to get it clean where you need it and blocks it from entering restricted areas; vacuum carries a 1 year limited warranty and the battery has a 6 month limited warranty.

To sum up, this little robotic vacuum has its goods and bads, but it is NOT a toy, it does clean the floors, good for daily cleaning, and is a good complement to conventional vacuum cleaner. But you still need a full size vac for periodic deep cleaning.

More info:

How much does it cost?
At http://www.irobot.com, it is priced at $349.99

Where to download the iRobot Roomba 630 manual?
Here is the download link: http://www.irobot.com/images/homesupport/manuals/Roomba600.Manual.EN.pdf
If it does not work, you can visit irobot.com to find it.

Miele S7210 Review: a Miele Vacuum for Hardwood Floors, Carpet, Pet Hair

Miele Twist S7210 Upright Vacuum for Hardwood Floors, Carpets, Pet Hair
This Miele S7210 upright bagged vacuum is built for hard floors, carpets, as well as area rugs. It also has the ability of picking up pet hair and works well. For detail info, read review of Miele Twist S7210 below.

    Pros of Miele S7210:

  • Plenty of suction.
  • Power cord is pretty long – 39 feet. You can vacuum a large area without changing outlets.
  • Noise level is low, for a vacuum, you can say it is quiet.
  • Well built and high quality.
  • Low profile, lays flat for getting under table and chair.
  • Bag is easy to change.
  • Filter is rinsable and also easy to change.
  • Twist feature is great, makes it very maneuverable.
  • It has a 2-motor system, one motor for rotating brush, one for suction. You can use only suction by turning off the rotating brush.
  • Though it is on the heavy side, its carry handle locates in the middle on the back, makes it convenient to carry.
  • Easy to push.
  • Attachments stored onboard.
  • On/Off button and carpet/bare floor control are easy to reach.
  • It has an indicator to tell when to change bag.
  • It can use both standard filter and HEPA filter. (HEPA filter not included, you have to pay extra money to buy.)

    Cons of Miele S7210:

  • It just picks up stuff underneath, no side suction to clean baseboards.
  • The hose is a bit short.
  • It is hard to use it on stairs since it is heavy and because of its twist feature.
  • When you unwind the cord, it falls from the holder easily. If you don’t need to use the whole cord, it still keeps falling. You will find it hard to unwind only part of the power cord. So every time you use it, you end up winding the whole cord which is 39 feet long. And it does not have the automatic cord recoil system.
  • Replacement bag is relatively expensive as compare with other brand vac bags.
  • It can lay flat, but still cannot get under some low furniture.

  • Heavy & bulky like some other full size upright vacuum cleaners. Not convenient to carry it up and down stairs.

This product is heavy, but it’s well built. It is not a good option for cleaning stairs, but if you need an upright vacuum for bare floors and carpets, just give it a shot. If you are not sure if it meets your needs? Just visit a local store to try it out. For $400+, it is worth spending some time on researching before ordering to avoid disappointment.

Miele S7210 Twist Specs and Features
Model: S7210 Twist
Design: Upright
Color: Sprint Blue
Suction Control: Yes, 4 level
Brush On/Off Switch: Yes
Carpet Height Setting: Automatic Adjustment
Price: Vacuum under $500.00, priced at $429.00 at http://mielestore.com (on 01.28.2013)
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 39 Feet
Automatic Cord Rewind: No
Bagged or Bagless: Bagged, use Type U AirClean dustbag
Full Bag Indicator: Yes
Filtration: Comprised of an Auto-Seal closing FilterBag and Air Clean filter
Onboard Tools: upholstery tool, dusting brush, crevice nozzle
Motor Wattage: 1,200 watt
Cleaning Radius: 54-Foot
Weight: about 21 pounds
Warranty: 7 Year Motor Warranty & 7 Year Casing Warranty
Other details: SwivelNeck Technology, 12-foot integrated flexible hose, telescopic aluminum wand, Anti-tipping device, 2-motor system, with separate control for electrobrush, 4,800 RPM electrobrush motor, 360°front castor wheels
Miele S7210 Twist Manual: Download, if the link is not working, you can visit http://www.mieleusa.com to download it.

Miele S2121 Olympus Review: lightweight quiet vacuum for hardwood floors, linoleum, tile & other hard surfaces

Miele S2121 Olympus Vacuuum
This Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner is powered by suction and has no motorized rotating brush, so it is not ideal for home with wall to wall carpets. But if you need one for hard surface floors, you can consider it. This canister vac has adjustable suction control and a few tools for dealing with various cleaning tasks. If you want to buy one, you can read the Miele S2121 Olympus review below before purchasing, and you can learn more detail by downloading the manual at the end of this review.

    Pros of Miele S2121 Olympus:

  • It is so quiet compared with most vacuum cleaners. It won’t scare your kids, dogs, and cats.
  • It’s lightweight, roughly 9 lbs.
  • Easy to drag around, it has rubber wheels, and the swivel wheel rolls and follows you around pretty well.
  • It features the auto cord rewind fuction, saves you time and effort.
  • Good suction power.
  • Great performance on hard floors like wood floors, linoleum, and tile floors.
  • It is a vacuum cleaner with variable suction, has 6 adjustable suction setting to deal with different cleaning jobs.
  • Has a telescopic wand to provides long reach to vacuum challenging areas, and it is easy to adjust, and collapse for storage.
  • Tools can store on the unit.
  • Low profile floor tool can get under furniture such as couches.
  • You can park the wand upright onto the cannister, this is convenient when you need to pause during cleaning.
  • Upholstery tool does a good job on the couch.
  • Easy to change dustbag and filter.
  • You can upgrade the standard filter to HEPA filter.

    Cons of Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum Cleaner:

  • Some users say that it does a bad job of vacuuming pet hair from carpets.
  • Replacement bag is expensive.
  • Hose is on the short side.

  • The cord has a standard length, but could be longer.
  • Some people might feel it is a bit heavy to hold the stainless steel wand while cleaning high places.
  • It would be better if the On/Off button and suction control are located on the handle, that would make it more convenient to control.
  • It doesn’t comes with a power head.

In summary, this Miele S2121 Olympus Canister Vacuum is not carpet friendly, but it does what it was designed to do. If you need a quiet and light canister vacuum for bare floors, then you can give it a go. If you have primarily carpets, then keep on searching.

Miele S2121 Olympus Specs and Features
Model: S2121 Olympus
Design: Canister
Color: Lotus White
Suction Control: Yes, 6 level
Brush On/Off Switch: No Brush Roller
Height Adjustment: NO
Price: Vacuum under $300, priced at $299 at http://mielestore.com (on 01.27.2013)
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 21 Feet
Automatic Cord Rewind: Yes
Bagged or Bagless: Bagged, use Type G/N AirClean Bag
Full Bag Indicator: Yes
Filter: Use Air Clean Filter
Onboard Tools: Natural bristle dusting brush, upholstery tool and crevice nozzle
Motor Wattage: 1,200 watt
Cleaning Radius: 29.5 Foot
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11.25″ x 18″ (HxWxL)
Weight: About 9 Pounds
Warranty: 7 Year Motor Warranty & 7 Year Casing Warranty
Other details: Auto-Seal Closing FilterBag, Telescopic, Stainless Steel Wand, XXL Handle
Miele S2121 Olympus Manual: Download, if the link is not working, you can visit http://www.mieleusa.com to download it.

Hoover SH20030 Review: a good corded stick vacuum with rotating brush, rubber wheels

SH20030 Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum

Hoover SH20030 is a bagless stick vacuum with cord. Just like other lightweight stick vac, it is good for quick pick ups. Also, this stick vacuum comes with beater bar (motorized rotating brush), can clean from hard surface floors to low pile carpets and area rugs.

If you are looking for the best stick vacuum under $100 that works, you should read the SH20030 review below.

    Pros of Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum SH20030:

  • Suction is good compared to cordless stick vac, but not outstanding.
  • This stick vacuum picks up pet hair, crumbs, cat litter, dog food.
  • Features motorized brush for cleaning low pile area rugs and carpets, can be turned off while vacuuming bare floors with a flick of the control switch.
  • The clear dust cup lets you know when to empty.
  • Light weight, easy to carry up and down stairs.
  • This stick vacuum with rubber wheels to protect hard surface floors.
  • Swivel steering is good for getting around objects.
  • Easy to maneuver.
  • Stands upright on its own without falling over.
  • Low profile head to fits under couches, counter edges, cabinets, and other furniture.
  • Filter is easy to access and clean, the dust cup is also easy to clean and empty.
  • Reasonable price.

    Cons of SH20030:

  • The power cord could be longer.
  • Dust cup could be larger.
  • Suction is not good enough to deal with large carpet.
  • Brush On/Off switch is not located on the handle.
  • No manual height setting.
  • Limited pivot on the cleaner head.

  • You have to remove some screws in order to clean the head.
  • No retractable cord system.

All in all, this hoover stick vac does not replace your full size vacuum cleaner. But if you need a lightweight vacuum for quick pickups rather than pulling out your bulky vac everyday, if you hate waiting for battery powered vac to charge when you need it, then this one is a good choice.

Hoover SH20030 Specs and Features
Model: SH20030
Design: Stick
Brush On/Off Switch: Yes
Height Adjustment: Automatic Adjustment
Price: Vacuum under $100, priced at $79.99 at hoover.com
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 20 Feet
Automatic Cord Rewind: No
Bag Type: Bagless
Filtration: Cyclonic filtration, Rinsable Filter
Tools: NA
Motor Amps: 2 amps
Nozzle Width: 11 inches
Swivel Steering: Makes it easy to maneuver and clean around furniture.
Low Profile Base: Fits under furniture.
Windtunnel Technology: help you do the clean job in less time.
Weight: 8 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years Limited Warranty
Other details: Features extreme recline handle, edge cleaning bristles, non-marring wheels, bottom release dust bin.
Hoover SH20030 Manual: Download, if the link is not working, you can visit hoover.com to search it.

Electrolux EL4300A Review: a canister vacuum for pet hair, hardwood floors, carpets

Electrolux EL4300A Ultra Active Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner

This canister vacuum does a good job picking up pet hair.
If you have mixed floor surfaces, then this vacuum cleaner is an option. Electrolux claim that EL4300A canister vacuum can be used to vacuum all types of flooring.
It comes with power nozzle for carpets and area rugs; bare floor brush for hard floors; crevice tool for cleaning crevices and corners; dusting brush for curtains and bookshelves; upholstery tool for vacuuming upholstery furniture. To learn more about this vac, you can read EL4300A reviews below.

Pros of Electrolux Bagless EL4300A:

  • This canister vacuum comes with two motors, one for agitating carpets and rugs, one for suction.
  • The power nozzle is powerful enough to vacuum carpets.
  • The power nozzle has adjustable height settings to meet different needs.
  • The power nozzle also has the ability to swivel 180 degrees easily, this makes it easy to reach hard to access spots.
  • It is easy to maneuver.
  • The brushroll On/Off control is located on the handle, you can switch between hard floors and carpets conveniently.
  • Easy to change attachments.
  • Adjustable wand length can fit both short people and tall people.
  • It has variable suction.
  • The dust bin is clear, you can see things you vacuumed up, and know when to empty.
  • Emptying the dirt binis a snap.
  • Self cord rewinding makes things easier and save you time.
  • This vac features a headlight, while vacuuming dark place like under the bed, you can see where you are at and what you are vacuuming.
  • The low profile bare floor attachments can fit under most furniture.
  • This vacuum is light enough for you to carry it up and down stairs.
  • It picks up dog and cat hair no problem.
  • It runs relatively quiet.
  • It is bagless, so no need to buy bags to replace.

Rating by Users:

Cons of Electrolux EL4300A Bagless Canister Vacuum:

  • Suction control is located on canister, not convenient when you want to change suction.
  • When you press the power button, there is a delay for it to turn on. But not a big deal.
  • The dusting brush and crevice tool that are stored in hose handle tends to fall out often while vacuuming.
  • The dust bin is on the small side, could be bigger.
  • The power cord is somewhat short (21 feet), if you have large house, it’s kind of pain to change outlets.
  • There is no place to store all the tools on the canister, such as the bare floor tool.
  • It is not easy to wrap the hose compactly for storage.
  • No attachment for stair cleaning.
Electrolux EL4300A Specs, Features and Details
Model: EL4300A
Use: all flooring types
Design: Canister
Color: Tangerine/Granite Grey
Weight: 12.5 Pounds
EL4300A Price: MSRP is $499.99
Power Source: Corded
Cord Length: 21 feet
Auto Cord Rewind: Yes
Motor Watts: 12 Amps
Motorized Brush: Yes
Hose Length: 7 feet
Filtration: HEPA Filtration with Washable HEPA Filter which traps dust and allergens
Electrolux EL4300A Exhaust Filter Type: Electrolux EL012B Filter, should be replaced about every six months
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Tools: Crevice tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool.
Cleaning Path Width: 13 inches
Variable Speed Control: Yes
Warranty: 5 Year Limited