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Dirt Devil Razor vs Razor Pet what’s the difference?

The main difference between the Dirt Devil Razor and Razor Pet is the included turbo tools.
The Razor Pet comes with a TurboClaw Pet Tool that has rubber nubs to help loosen and remove stubborn dirt and pet hair on stairs, mattresses, upholstery, etc.
Whereas the non pet version comes with a general Turbo Tool that has no rubber nubs.
There is also small difference on the color scheme. The pet version has purple color.

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Otherwise, they are the same.

  • They are corded upright vacuum cleaners that have a 25-foot cord.
  • Powered by a 8 amps motor.
  • They are bagless, has a transparent dust cup.
  • Three stage filtration system keep the vacuum running smoothly and longer with less maintenance.
  • Lightweight upright, weighs approximately 12 lbs.
  • Swivel steering allows you to steers around furniture with minimal effort.
  • Low profile design.
  • Premium SPIN4PRO brushroll is designed and optimized to tackle both carpet and hard floors with automatic height adjustment.
  • 12-inch cleaning path width.
  • 10-foot cleaning reach to help clean hard-to-reach places like ceiling fans and stairs.
  • Detachable handle with wand.
  • Comes with a 2-in-1 Tool which can be used as a dusting tool or a crevice tool.
  • Carry 2-year limited warranty.

Some questions and answers about the Dirt Devil Razor & Razor Pet:

  • Are the turbo tools motorized?
    No, the brush is air driven.
  • Do they use HEPA filters?
    No, the included filters are not HEPA filters.
  • Are the filters rinsable?
  • Can the brushroll be removed to clean up?
    Yes, it is easy to detach without using tools.
    Just turn the vacuum over, press the brushroll release tabs to remove it.
  • Can you turn off the brushroll when cleaning bare floors?
    Yes, you can use suction only without the brushroll rotating.
  • Do they have pile height adjustment?
    You can not adjust the height manually, the machines adjust it automatically.
  • Do they have automatic cord rewind?
    No. You wind the cord by hand.
  • Do they have LED headlights?
    No, they don’t.
  • Do they have fingertip power control on the handle?
    No, power control is on the top of the canister.
  • Can you turn off the steering?
    No, you cannot.
  • Do they use a belt?
    Yes, they do.
  • Do they have suction control?
    No, they do not have suction adjustment.

Download manual to learn more:

Hoover UH72625 vs UH72630 what’s the difference?

  • The difference between Hoover UH72625 and UH72630 is the Cord Length.
    The UH72630 has a 40-foot power cord versus 30-foot on the UH72625.
  • About the Air Valve Dial.
    Both the UH72625 and UH72630 used to have an Air Valve Dial on the side which allows you to switch suction between Floor and Hose. Turn dial to HOSE position for cleaning with hose and/or tools, turn dial to FLOOR position for general floor cleaning through nozzle.
    But the new versions of UH72625 and UH72630 no longer have the air valve dial. You will have to go to the bottom of the vacuum to detach the hose if you want to use attachments.
    Don’t be fooled by the images on the product box and the manual, though they show the air valve dial, the actual vacuum did not have that function. There are users that bought the UH72625 and UH72630 complained this false advertisement. Seems the manufacturer have not updated the package yet.

Compare Hoover UH72625 and UH72630

 Hoover WindTunnel 3 Max Performance Pet Upright Vacuum UH72625 Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Upright Vacuum UH72630
WindTunnel TechnologyWindTunnel® 3 TechnologWindTunnel® 3 Technolog
Bagged or BaglessBaglessBagless
Dirt Bin Capacity1.42 liters1.42 liters
Bottom-Release Dirt Cup Yes Yes
Power SourceCordedCorded
Cord Length30 ft40 ft
Retractable CordNoNo
Power Specs12 Amps12 Amps
Motorized BrushrollYesYes
Brushroll On/OffYesYes
Height Adjustment7 Level Manual Adjustment7 Level Manual Adjustment
Air Valve DialNoNo
Washable FilterYesYes
HEPA FilterYesYes
Cyclonic ActionMulti-CyclonicMulti-Cyclonic
Nozzle Width15-inch15-inch
Hose Typestretch hosestretch hose
Edge Cleaning BrushNoNo
Performance Check IndicatorYesYes
Included ToolsPet Turbo Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Extension WandPet Turbo Tool, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Extension Wand
Extended Reach15-foot15-foot
Warranty5 year limited warranty5 year limited warranty

Otherwise, they are similar.

  • They feature Wintunnel 3 technology which creates 3 channels of suction to help pick up messes through the nozzle to the dust cup.
  • Fingertip On/Off control allows you to turn on/off the vacuum without bending over.
  • Have brush roll On/Off Switch and carpet pile adjustment to deal with various types of surfaces from hard floors to deep pile carpets.
  • Have headlights.
  • 15-inch cleaning path width.
  • HEPA media and odor-absorbing carbon layer filter traps 99.97 percent of dirt, dust and pollens down to 0.3 microns, and absorbing smell.
  • Multi-Cyclonic Technology: air passes through 13 cyclones to filter dirt and debris from the air path.
  • Bottom-Release Cup for emptying with the push of a button.
    Dust cup capacity is 1.42 liter.
  • Up to 15 feet above floor reach with wand and tools.
  • Come with (1) Telescopic Wand to extend cleaning reach;
    (1) Pet Turbo Tool to remove pet hair from upholstered
    furniture and carpeted stairs;
    (1) Wide mouth Pivoting Dusting Tool to help clean ceiling fans, shelves and other hard to reach high spots;
    (1) Crevice Tool to clean nooks and crannies.
  • Carry 5-year limited warranty.

If you know other difference between these two Hoover upright bagless vacuum cleaners, please share below to help others make a smart purchase.

Kenmore 31140 vs BU1005 vs Elite 31150 vs BU1017 vs Elite BU1018 what’s the difference?

Here is some difference between Kenmore 31140, BU1005, Elite 31150, BU1017, Elite BU1018 Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum Cleaners:

(The 31140 and BU1005 are similar only with different colors, the Elite 31150, BU1017 and BU1018 are similar only with different colors.
So we will only discuss the difference between 31140 and Elite 31150 below.)

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  • Belt vs Beltless
    The 31140 use a belt to help drive the brush whereas the Elite 31150 is a direct-drive vacuum, its motor drives the brush directly without a belt. Since it has no belts to break, the beltless design cuts down on maintenance and repairs.
  • Number of Motors
    The 31140 has 2 motors while the 31150 has a 3-motor system.
    The 31140 uses a conventional Kenmore upright vacuum motor, while the 31150 equipped with a 3D Inducer Motor that provides 20 percent more suction power than the conventional Kenmore upright vacuum motor.
  • Dirt Sensor
    The 31150 features an infrared Dirt Sensor which activates a LED light when it detects dirt to help you do a more thorough cleaning, the light turns off when the floor is clean. While the 31140 has no such sensor.
  • Carpet Pile Adjustment
    The 31140 has 4 settings while the 31150 has 5 settings.
  • Cord Length
    The 31140 a 30-foot power cord while the 31150 has a 35-foot cord.
VacuumKenmore Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum 31140Kenmore Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1005Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum 31150Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1017Kenmore Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum BU1018
Power SourceCordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps120V, 12 amps
Cord Length30-foot30-foot35-foot35-foot35-foot
Automatic Cord RewindNoNoNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaggedBaggedBaggedBaggedBagged
Bag TypeStyle OStyle OStyle OStyle OStyle O
Bag CapacityApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3LApproximately 3.3L
Check Bag IndicatorYesYesYesYesYes
Lift Up CanisterNoNoNoNoNo
Telescopic WandYesYesYesYesYes
Removable HandleNoNoNoNoNo
Attachment Reach10-foot10-foot10-foot10-foot10-foot
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNoNoNo
Number of Motors22333
Motorized BrushYesYesYesYesYes
Fingertip ControlOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface TypeOn/Off and Surface Type
BrushRoll On/OffYesYesYesYesYes
Carpet Height Adjustment4 settings4 settings5 settings5 settings5 settings
Suction ControlYesYesYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringNoNoNoNoNo
Dirt SensorNoNoInfrared dirt sensorInfrared dirt sensorInfrared dirt sensor
HEPA filterYesYesYesYesYes
Accessories(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(6)HEPA Bags
(1)Pet Handi Mate,
(1)Combo Brush,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Telescoping Wand,
(1)HEPA Bags
Onboard Tool StorageYesYesYesYesYes
Weight19 lbs19 lbs21 lbs21 lbs21 lbs
WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited WarrantyOne Year Limited Warranty


  • Corded with manual wrap.
  • HEPA filtration captures 99.97% of debris, dust, dander, pollen and other allergens, and emit clean air which is good for your health.
  • Power Flow design helps maintain the suction power.
  • Brush On/Off control and carpet height adjustment dial allows you to select the best settings to fit your cleaning needs.
  • Headlights to help clean dark spots.
    The 31140 has the headlights above the nozzle whereas the 31150 has the lights at the front of them nozzle.
  • Telescopic wand length is adjustable, helps you reach high and low areas, and other hard to reach spots.
  • Check bag indicator to tell you when to change the bag or check possible clogs.
  • Onboard tool storage for quick tool reach and neat storage. All the included accessories can be stored on the unit.

    The Combination Brush can be used without the brush for cleaning furniture,cushions,stairs or other surfaces that need greater suction power; while attaching the brush, it can be used for cleaning loose surfaces such as drapes.

    The Pet HandiMate is an air driven tool to help remove pet hair and other debris from furniture,stairs,car seats,etc.

    The Crevice Tool can be used for cleaning nook and cranny.

  • The suction control located at one end of the hose, allows you to change suction for different cleaning jobs.

If you own these Kenmore pet friendly bagged upright vacuum cleaners, please share more details below to help others make an informed decision.

Kenmore BU4020, BU4021 vs BU4022 what’s the difference?

According to Kenmore customer service, the difference between Kenmore Intuition BU4020, BU4021, BU4022 and the one sold at official site is the color, the number of bags included, and what accessories are included. The machines are functionally the same.

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  • BU4020 is Red; sold at; comes with (1)Dusting Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool, (1)Crevice Tool, and (4)HEPA bags.
  • BU4021 is Blue; sold at; comes with (1)Dusting Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool, (1)Crevice Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush and (4) HEPA bags.
  • BU4022 is Green; sold at many retailers websites such as,, and more; comes with (1)3-in-1 Combination Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush, (1)Dusting Brush and (6)HEPA Bags.
  • The one sold at is Green, comes with (1)3-in-1 Combination Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool and (6)HEPA Bags.

All tools can be attached to the end of the wand and the handle.

  • The 3-in-1 combination tool can be can be used as a crevice tool to clean in tight spaces such
    as between cushions, or as an upholstery tool to clean
    fabric surfaces such as sofa, or as a dusting brush to clean loose surfaces such as drapes.
  • The Pet HandiMate® tool can pivot, you can use it to clean furniture, carpet or other fabric surfaces.

Kenmore Intuition Bagged Vacuum Models Specifications comparison:

VacuumKenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4020Kenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4021Kenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4022
Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 10 amps120V, 10 amps120V, 10 amps
Cord Length30-foot30-foot30-foot
Automatic Cord RewindNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaggedBaggedBagged
Dust Collection Capacity3.1L3.1L3.1L
Lift Up CanisterYesYesYes
Detachable WandYesYesYes
Detachable HandleYesYesYes
Hose6-foot (with attachments)6-foot (with attachments)6-foot (with attachments)
Cleaning Path Width11-inch11-inch11-inch
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNo
Motorized BrushYesYesYes
BrushRoll On/OffYesYesYes
Carpet Height AdjustmentNoNoNo
Brushroll Status IndicatorYesYesYes
Suction Power200W (hose end)200W (hose end)200W (hose end)
Suction ControlYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringYesYesYes
HEPA filterYesYesYes
Accessories(1)Dusting Brush,
(1)Upholstery Tool,
(1)Crevice Tool
(1)Dusting Brush,
(1)Upholstery Tool,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush
(1)3-in-1 Combination Tool,
(1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush,
(1)Dusting Brush
Bags Included(4)HEPA bags(4) HEPA bags(6) HEPA bags
Onboard Tool Storage2 holders2 holders2 holders
WeightLess than 14 lbsLess than 14 lbsLess than 14 lbs
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty

Features you may want to know:

  • No Touch Bag Disposal
    The hands-free operation and self-sealing bags do not require you touch the bag when empty.
    If you have a Shark Lift Away vacuum but hate all the maintenance you have to keep up with, then you can consider this Kenmore Intuition bagged vacuum which requires less maintenance work.
  • AllergenSeal™ Technology
    In addition to the No Touch Bag Disposal Technology, these vacuums have Triple filtration including HEPA filter to trap allergens and 99.97% of dust particles (down to 0.3 microns), this makes the Kenmore Intuition a good vacuum for allergy and asthma sufferers.
  • Lift-Up Technology
    This is similar to Shark Lift Away feature, you can lift away the canister part to tackle stair cleaning and above floor cleaning such as ceiling fan cleaning. This makes it versatile.
  • Detachable Handle and Wand
    The removable handle and wand also make it more versatile for tackling different cleaning jobs and extend the reach.
  • Bag Fill Level Indicator
    This indicator located on the top of the canister tells you when the bag is full and needs replacing.
  • Swivel Steering
    The cleaner head swivels for better maneuverability.
  • Lightweight
    Weigh less than under 14 lbs, light as an upright vacuum. The lift up canister weighs about 8 pounds.
  • Powerflow™ Technology
    Filling and compacting simultaneously, allows the bag to hold more, and maintain suction power.
  • Headlight
    The lights on the nozzle illuminates dark spots and reveals hidden messes for a thorough clean.
  • Brush On/Off
    There is a Brushroll On/Off control located on the top of the canister to let you turn on for cleaning carpeted surfaces or off for hard floor cleaning.
  • Suction Control
    There is a suction control valve on the handle that allows you to open to reduce suction when less suction power is needed.

Bissell 2998 vs 2999 what’s the difference?

The difference between Bissell MultiClean Allergen Lift-Off Pet 2998 and Bissell MultiClean Allergen Pet 2999 is as follows:

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  • Lift-Off vs No Lift-Off:
    This is the major difference between them.
    The 2998 has the Lift-Off feature which allows you to detach the canister part from the cleaner head whereas the 2999 does not have this Lift-Off feature.
    Does the Lift-Off make the vacuum better?
    The Lift-Off pod makes it lighter to carry, this could be more convenient for portable cleaning, such as cleaning stairs.
  • Hose Length:
    The 2998 has a 7-foot hose while the 2999 has a 9-foot hose. Longer hose allows for longer reach, this is helpful while cleaning high and low spots, staircase, and other areas that require extended reach.
  • Headlight:
    The 2998 has led headlights whereas the 2999 does not have any headlights.
    Headlights help you find hidden dirt and debris, illuminate dark spots, so you can do a more thorough cleaning.
VacuumBissell MultiClean™ Allergen Lift-Off® PetMultiClean™ Allergen Pet
Power SourceCordedCorded
Power Rating7 amps7 amps
Cord Length30-foot30-foot
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBagless
Dust Collection Capacity0.75 L0.75 L
Lift OffYesNo
Detachable WandYesYes
Cleaning Path Width13-inch13-inch
Tangle Free Brush RollYesYes
Motorized BrushYesYes
Brush Roll On/OffYesYes
Carpet Type ControlYesYes
Suction ControlNoNo
Swivel SteeringYesYes
HEPA filterYesYes
ToolsDusting Brush & Crevice Tool 2-in-1 Tool, Pet TurboEraser® ToolDusting Brush & Crevice Tool 2-in-1 Tool, Pet TurboEraser® Tool
ColorBlack with Electric Blue AccentsBlack with Cobalt Blue/Electric Green Accents
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty

Otherwise, they are very similar:

  • HEPA Sealed Allergen System
    Traps 99.97% of dust and allergens (Tested per ASTM F1977 at 0.3 microns), emits clean air. Good for user health, especially for those who suffer from allergy and asthma.
  • Washable Pre Motor Filter
    The pre motor filter can be washed to maintain good suction power.
  • Tangle-Free Brush Roll
    Actively prevents hair wrap around the roller. (Tested per tangle free protocol BTP0251-A with hair length 6-8″.)
  • Brush Roll On/Off Control
    These Bissell upright vacuum cleaners allow you to turn on the brush roll to vacuum carpet, or turn off the rotating brush roll when cleaning hard floors and delicate surfaces.
  • Carpet Type Control
    Allows users to adjust to fit low pile, medium
    pile and high pile carpet.
  • Corded
    Have a 30-foot cord.
  • Bagless
    Dust cup has a capability of 0.75L.
  • One Touch Easy Empty
    You can easily press a button to empty the bin.
  • Quick Release Wand
    You can detach the wand from the vacuum body to extend cleaning range, good for reaching those hard-to-reach areas.
  • Swivel Steering
    For easy maneuvering around table, chair legs and other obstacles.
  • On-Board Tools
    They come with 2 tools: (1) Pet TurboEraser and (1) Crevice Tool & Dusting Brush 2-in-1 tool which can be stored on the vacuum body for quick reach whenever you need them.
  • Warranty
    Both carry 5 year limited warranty.

Some questions and answers:

  • Can you turn off the roller to vacuum hard floors?
    Yes, there is a brush On/Off control.
  • Do they have automatic cord reel?
    No, they don’t. You wind the cord manually.
  • Can you adjust the height to clean different surfaces?
    There is a slider on the handle that allows you to choose between low,medium and plush carpet. When cleaning hard floors, you can turn off the brush roll if you want.
  • Can you adjust the suction power?
    The settings for carpet cleaning provide different suction levels, if you choose the low carpet setting, it offers the strongest suction. But if you mean a variable suction adjuster, no, they do not allow you to change suction little by little.

You can download manual to learn more details:
Bissell 2998 MultiClean Allergen Lift-Off Pet manual:
Bissell 2999 MultiClean Allergen Pet guide: