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Canister vacuum for carpet, hardword floors, stairs, and more.

Kenmore BC4026 vs BC4027 vs 81714 vs 81614 vs 81414 vs 81214what’s the difference?

If you are deciding between Kenmore 200 series model 81214, 400 series model 81414, 600 series model 81614, BC4026 & BC4027, Kenmore Elite 21814 & 81714 bagged canister vacuum cleaners, the comparison information here may be helpful to you.

images from kenmore.com & kenmorefloorcare.com

Some popular specific comparisons:

  • 200 series vs 400 series vs 600 series
    (81214 vs 81414 vs 81614)

    The difference between Kenmore 200 series 81214, 400 series 81414 and 600 series 81614 is:

    200 series model 81214 uses paper bags (not HEPA bag) while the 400 series model 81414 and 600 series model 81614 use HEPA cloth bags.
    (All of them have HEPA filter.)

    The 200 series model 81214 has the On/Off control on the canister, while the 400 series model 81414 and 600 series model 81614 have it on the handle. Fingertip control allows you to turn on/off the vacuum and turn on/off the brush roller without bending over.

    The 400 series model 81414 and 600 series model 81614 have a Check Bag Indicator whereas the 200 series model 81214 does not have. The Check Bag Indicator light comes on whenever the airflow becomes blocked.

    The 200 series model 81214 is Orange, the 400 series model 81414 is Red and 600 series model 81614 is purple.

    The 200 series model 81214 has a standard wand whereas the 400 series model and 600 series model 81614 have a telescopic wand.

    The 200 series model 81214 and the 400 series model 81414 comes with 3 attachments: a Crevice Tool, a Dust/Upholstery Brush, and a Bare Floor Tool; while 600 series model 81614 comes with 4 attachments: a Crevice Tool, a Pet PowerMate, a Dusting Brush, and a Bare Floor Tool.

    The 200 series model 81214 has a 24-foot power cord, the 400 series model 81414 cord length is 26-foot and 600 series model 81614 has a 28-foot cable.

  • Kenmore BC4026 vs BC4027 vs 81614
    All of them belong to 600 series.
    The main difference between Kenmore 81614, BC4026 and BC4027 Pet-Friendly bagged canister vacuum cleaners is the included PowerMate motorized floor nozzle.
    The BC4027 has Ultra Plush System – the PowerMate nozzle has vent inlets allow it not to be sealed down on high pile carpets, according to Kenmore, this makes the Ultra Plush nozzle up to 32 percent easier to push-pull on thick carpeting for smooth maneuverability.
    And the BC4027 has a headlight on the nozzle to help illuminate low light spots for a thorough cleaning.
    While the PowerMate nozzle on the BC4026 and 81614 does not have these features.

    Cleaning Reach
    According to specifications on kenmorefloorcare.com product page, the BC4026 has a 9.5-foot telescoping wand versus 10.5-foot on the BC4027 and 81614.

    Color
    The BC4026 is blue, the BC4027 is red whereas the 81614 is purple.

  • Kenmore 81614 vs 81714
    The designs of the canister are a little different.

    The Elite 81714 has Ultra Plush System PowerMate nozzle for smooth maneuverability on thick carpets while the 81614 nozzle does not feature the Ultra Plush System.

    The Elite 81714 has a headlight on the nozzle and a light on the wand whereas the 81614 has no lights.

    The 81614 has a 28-foot cord versus 26-foot on the 81714.

    The 81714 is Champagne/Gray while the 81614 is Purple.

    The 81614 has a Pop-N-Go floor nozzle whereas the one on the 81714 is not.

    The 81714 weighs 22 lbs while the 81614 weighs 22.6 lbs.

    The 81714 attachment reach is 10-foot versus 10.5-foot on the 81614.

  • Kenmore BC4027 vs 81714
    The designs of the canister are a little different.

    The Elite 81714 has a headlight on the nozzle and a light on the wand whereas the BC4027 has only the headlight.

    The 81714 is Champagne/Gray while the BC4027 is Red.

    The BC4027 has a Pop-N-Go floor nozzle whereas the one on the 81714 is not. Not a big deal.

    The 81714 weighs 22 lbs while the BC4027 weighs 24 lbs.

    The 81714 attachment reach is 10-foot versus 10.5-foot on the BC4027.

  • Kenmore Elite 81714 vs 21814
    The key difference between Kenmore Elite 81714 and 21814 is the floor nozzle. The 81714 has an Ultra Plush nozzle while the 21814 has a CrossOver nozzle – the bare floor nozzle is connected and nested inside the motorized nozzle.

    Both have 2 motors, however, the 21814 has a inducer motor which is more powerful than the conventional Kenmore upright vacuum motor. Whereas the 81714 does not have a inducer motor.

    The 21814 nozzle has dirt sensor to help you find hidden dirt you cannot see whereas the 81714 nozzle has no dirt sensors.

    The 21814 has a light on the wand whereas the 81714 has a headlight on the nozzle and a wand light.

    The attachment reach of 21814 is 11-foot versus 10-foot on the 81714.

    The 21814 comes with a Pet PowerMate, a Dusting Brush, a Floor Brush, a Crevice Tool, and a Fan Tool whereas the 81714 comes with a Pet Powermate, a Dusting Brush, a Floor Brush, and a Crevice Tool.

    The 21814 weighs 23 lbs versus 22 lbs on the 81714.

    The 21814 is silver whereas the 81714 is Champagne.

For general comparison of these Kenmore bagged canister vacuum, you can read the comparison table below:

VacuumKenmore 81214 200 Series Pet Friendly Bagged Canister VacuumKenmore 81414 400 Series Pet Friendly Bagged Canister VacuumKenmore 81614 600 Series Pet Friendly Bagged Canister VacuumKenmore BC4026 600 Series Pet Friendly Bagged Canister Vacuum Kenmore BC4027 600 Series Pet Friendly Bagged Canister Vacuum Kenmore Elite 21814 Pet Friendly CrossOver Bagged Canister VacuumKenmore Elite 81714 Pet Friendly Bagged Canister Vacuum
Model812148141481614BC4026BC40272181481714
DesignCanisterCanisterCanisterCanisterCanisterCanisterCanister
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps
Cord Length24-foot26-foot28-foot26-foot26-foot26-foot26-foot
Automatic Cord RewindYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Dust Collection TypeBaggedBaggedBaggedBaggedBaggedBaggedBagged
Bag Part NumberDust Bag (3-pack) 20-54321
Dust Bag (8-pack) 20-50104
Dust Bag (2-pack) 20-53291
Dust Bag (6-pack) 20-53292
Dust Bag (2-pack) 20-53291
Dust Bag (6-pack) 20-53292
Dust Bag (2-pack) 20-53291
Dust Bag (6-pack) 20-53292
Dust Bag (2-pack) 20-53291
Dust Bag (6-pack) 20-53292
Dust Bag (2-pack) 20-53291
Dust Bag (6-pack) 20-53292
Dust Bag (2-pack) 20-53291
Dust Bag (6-pack) 20-53292
Check Bag IndicatorNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Telescopic WandNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Attachment Reach9.3-foot9.5-foot10.5-foot9.5-foot10.5-foot11-foot10-foot
Nozzle Width14-inch14-inch14-inch14-inch14-inch14-inch14-inch
HeadlightsNoNoNoNoYesHas a Wand LightYes
(headlight & wand light)
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Number of Motors222222
(with Inducer Motor)
2
Motorized BrushYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
UltraPlush SystemNorNoNoNoYesNoYes
BeltYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Belt Part Number20-5301320-5301320-5301320-5301320-5301320-5301320-53013
Fingertip ControlSurface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface Type
BrushRoll On/OffYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Carpet Height Adjustment4 settings4 settings4 settings4 settings4 settings4 settings4 settings
Suction ControlYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Dirt SensorNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
HEPA filterYesYesYeYesYesYesYes
AccessoriesCrevice Tool, Dust/Upholstery Brush, Bare Floor ToolCrevice Tool, Dust/Upholstery Brush, Bare Floor ToolCrevice Tool, Pet PowerMate, Dusting Brush, Bare Floor ToolPet PowerMate, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Bare Floor ToolPet PowerMate, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Bare Floor ToolPet PowerMate, Dusting Brush, Floor Brush, Crevice Tool, Fan ToolPet Powermate, Dusting Brush, Floor Brush, Crevice Tool
Attachment ConnectionFriction FitFriction FitClick InClick InClick InClick InClick In
Onboard Tool StorageYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Weight19.6 lbs19.4 lbs22.6 lbs24 lbs24 lbs23 lbs22 lbs
ColorOrangeRedPurpleBlueRedSilverChampagne
WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited Warranty

Similarities:

  • Come with 2 floor nozzles – one for both carpets and bare floors, the brush roller can be turned off; and one designed specifically for cleaning hard floors which has no motorized brush.
  • Have Automatic Cord Rewind allows you to push a button to retract the cord with no need to winding by hand.
  • HEPA Filtration System trap 99.97% of debris, dust, pollen and other particles down to 0.3 microns inside the vacuum, reduce the pollutants in your room, so you breathe cleaner air.
  • Height Adjustment
    There is a height adjustment pedal on the rear of the
    PowerMate nozzle, it has 4 height adjustment settings to fit different surface cleaning needs.
    HI setting for Shag, deep pile, super-soft, or ultraplush carpets, and scatter rugs.
    MED setting for Medium to deep pile.
    LO setting for Low to medium pile.
    XLO setting for other
    carpets and bare floors.
  • Suction Control on the handle allows you to adjust the suction power to clean different surfaces.
  • Fingertip Control allows you to turn on/off the brush roller without bending over.
  • Have Edge Cleaners are on both sides of the PowerMate to help clean along base-boards or remove dirt trapped at carpet edges.
  • Have places to store the attachments.
  • Carry one year limited warranty.

The Pet PowerMate is designed for removing pet hair from furniture, carpet, stairs and more;
the Dusting Brush is for dusting furniture, drapes, walls, etc.;
the Crevice Tool can be used to clean between cushions and other nooks and crannies.

Download manuals to learn more:
Kenmore 200 series model 81214 manual:
https://i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10128154/prod_19266688012

Kenmore 400 series model 81414 owner manual:
https://i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10128154/prod_19266687912

Kenmore 600 series 81614 user guide:
https://i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10128154/prod_2319157912

BC4026 user manual:
http://kenmorefloorcare.com/product_images/manuals/BC4026%20Manual%20GB%20V4_20200508.pdf

BC4027 manual:
http://kenmorefloorcare.com/product_images/manuals/BC4027%20Manual%20GB_ES%20V2_20200429.pdf

Kenmore Elite
21814 manual pdf:
https://i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10119637/prod_19263324112

81714 manual:
https://i.sears.com/s/d/pdf/mp-tc/10119637/prod_19263316312

Difference between Oreck Super Deluxe BB880,BB1200DB,and BB900-DGR Commercial XL Pro 5 canister vacuum

These 3 Oreck machines are similar, all of them are corded and bagged. They are light, weighs about 5 pounds. They do not have wheels, if you want to move it around, you have to use the handle or the included shoulder strap. They have a vacuum port as well as a blower port for cleaning areas like stairs, bookshelves, and drapes.
There is no product info about the BB880 on the Oreck website, but you can find it on sites like amazon.com and walmart.com. For the info about the BB1200DB, you can find it here https://www.oreck.com/compact-canister-vacuum/BB1200DB.html, for the BB900-DGR, find it here https://www.oreckcommercial.com/vacuums/oreck-commercial-xl-pro-5-canister-vacuum

Below are some differences between them.

About the Cord.
The Super Deluxe Compact canister vacuum BB880 and BB1200 have a 20 foot cord which is black, whereas the Commercial XL Pro 5 BB900-DGR has a longer cord which is 30 foot long and in orange color. According to user review, the Commercial one has more heavy duty cord.

Cord Storage
The BB880 and BB900-DGR have the cord wrap on the side of the canister, whereas the BB1200DB has the cord located on bottom of the canister.

Warranty
The BB880 and BB1200DB are designed for household use, they carry a 3 year warranty for residential use. Whereas the BB900-DGR carries one year commercial warranty.

Attachments.
There is some slight difference on the included attachments, make sure what they includes before making a purchase.

If you know other difference between them, please share below.

P.S.
The BB880 and the BB880-AD are the same except for the attachments.
BB1200DB manual – http://tti.a.bigcontent.io/v1/static/BB1200DB_Oreck_User_Manual
BB900-DGR manual – https://www.oreckcommercial.com/media/1157/72191-04_bb900dgr_xlpro5.pdf

Compare Shark NV800,NV800W,NV803,UV810,NV801 vs NV752,NV750,NV750W,NV751,NV753

The NV800,NV800W,NV803,UV810,NV801 belong to the Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed series (Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed models comparison), while the Rotator Powered Lift Away NV750,NV750W,TruePet NV752, Deluxe NV751,NV753 belong to Rotator Powered Lift Away series (Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away models comparison),

Below we will discuss the main difference between the two Shark upright vacuum cleaner series.

Size
The Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away is full size while the DuoClean Speed is compact size.
What makes the full size bulkier is mainly because of the bigger lift away pod and the wider cleaning path width. The Rotator has a dust container holds up to 1.5 dry quarts while the DuoClean Speed has a dust cup capacity of 0.9 dry quarts. The Rotator cleaning path width is 10.5 inches versus 8.5 inches on the DuoClean Speed. The Rotator weighs about 16.7 lbs while the DuoClean Spead weighs 14.5 lbs.

Brushrolls
The DuoClean Speed has 2 brusrolls – a bristle brush to clean carpets, and a soft brushroll to pull in particles and clean hard floors. While the Rotator has only bristle brushroll. When cleaning any blockage, the brushrolls on the DuoClean Speed can be removed while the Rotator brushroll is not removable.

Hard Floor Cleaning Mode
Both of them have 3 preset cleaning modes – Thick Carpet/Area Rug, Carpet/Low Pile, Hard Floor. When setting to Hard Floor mode, the DuoClean Speed brushrolls still spins slowly while the Rotator brushroll does not spin. That means the DuoClean Spead does not allow you use suction only while using the powered nozzle.

LED lights
The DuoClean Speed has lights on the nozzle while the Rotator has lights on nozzle and handle, the LED lights on handle is helpful when cleaning with the accessories for above floor cleaning, especially cleaning those dark spots.

Power Button Location
The DuoClean Speed has the power switch on the vacuum pod while the Rotator has the power button on the handle.

Both of these two series vacuum cleaners have detachable vacuum pod for portable cleaning, features swivel steering, Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum.

Compare Shark NV800W vs NV800 vs NV801 vs NV803 vs UV810 vs NV801Q

The difference between Shark NV800W, NV800, NV801, NV803, UV810 and NV801Q are the color, accessories, and where sold.

The NV800W is sold on the official site sharkclean.com, it’s in cinnamon, comes with a Pet Multi-Tool and Duster Crevice Tool.

The NV800 is available on walmart.com, it’s blue, comes with a Pet Multi-Tool and Duster Crevice Tool.

The NV801 is available on kohls.com and bestbuy.com, it’s cinnamon, comes with a Under Appliance Wand, Pet Multi-Tool and Duster Crevice Tool.

The NV801Q is sold on qvc.com, it’s charcoal, comes with a Pet Multi-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool, Under Appliance Wand, Pet Power Brush, Accessory Bag

The NV803 is sold on amazon.com, it’s cinnamon, comes with a Pet Multi-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool, Under Appliance Wand, Pet Power Brush, Accessory Bag.

The UV810 is sold on costco.com, it’s charcoal, comes with a Pet Multi-Tool, Duster Crevice Tool, Under Appliance Wand, Pet Power Brush, Accessory Bag, Flexi Crevice Tool, and Precision Duster

Otherwise, they are the same.
The Shark NV800W, NV800, NV801, NV803, UV810 and NV801Q belong to the Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-Away Speed series.
All of them are upright and lift away 2 in 1 vacuum cleaners, have a removable bristle brushroll and soft brushroll, finger tip control for switching between floors, LED lights on the floor nozzle, and HEPA filter.

Please help others buy the right one by sharing your reviews on these Shark DuoClean Powered Lift Away Speed vacuum cleaners if you own one. thanks.

Compare Hoover Air vs Air Pro Canister Vacuum Cleaner

The difference between Hoover Air SH40070 and Air Pro SH40075 are as follows.

Dust Cup Capacity
The Hoover SH40075 can hold 2.5 liters while the SH40070 has a bin capacity of 1.98 liters.

Cord Length
The Hoover SH40075 has a longer cord which is 20 feet versus 17 feet on the SH40070.

Cleaning Path
According to info on hoover.com, the SH40075 cleaning path width is 12-inch while the SH40070 cleaning path is 11-inch.

Amps
According to hoover.com, both of them have 12 amps motor, but some users say that the SH40070 motor is 11 amps.

Otherwise, they are very similar.

These 2 are corded bagless canister vacuum cleaners with auto cord retractor, powered by Hoover’s WindTunnel 3 technology that create 3 channels of suctions to pick up debris and dirt, feature Steerable technology for navigating, the brusroll can be turn off when needed, they have suction control slider to adjust suction, have telescopic wand, hose and tool for above floor cleaning, have filter made with HEPA Media to trap tiny particles, and also come with a bare floor tool.

FYI, these 2 do not get good rating from buyers. If you are in the market for a canister vacuum, it would be better to consider another model.