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Kenmore Intuition 31810 Upright Vacuum Review
Have you ever been vacuuming when the smell of burning rubber hits you?
This is something that had been happening to me on a regular basis. I had become used to buying belts on a regular basis because “belt burnout” had become part of my vacuuming routine.
And that burned rubber smell? That doesn't exactly leave the house anytime soon. It is nasty.
What about emptying the vacuum?
I have had a bagless vacuum for years because I thought that saving money on bags was such a great idea.
However, every time I emptied that container, half of the junk ended up back on the floor and some of it ended up in my nasal passages. I could never empty the container without having a serious coughing/sneezing attack and for some who already has bad allergies, this made my condition even worse.
Do you know how to match your vacuum to your needs?
We have a big family and we need a powerful vacuum. Three adults, three kids and a dog mean a high maintenance house! Most vacuums just don't meet our standards or hold up to our need and therefore, don't last very long in our house.
We were recently sent the Kenmore Intuition 31810 Upright vacuum to review. My expectations were high. All of the things that I was not liking about my current vacuum seem to be addressed by the Kenmore Intuition. Almost seemed to good to be true.
Advanced Technology for quicker, deeper cleaning
New Direct Drive 3-motor system technology combined with the new agitator delivers improved dirt extraction, suction and brush rotation.
Powerflow, Steady Powerful Suction
Get steady, powerful suction with double-wall design that keeps air flowing even as bag fills to optimize suction power and performance.
Unique Beltless Agitator & Direct Drive R motor
Quicker, deeper cleaning with new Direct Drive 3-motor system and new beltless agitator. A 160 degree agitator with bristles from end to end means no belts to replace, ever.
Low-Profile Design and Dual Edge Suction for more access, faster cleaning
Easily fits under couches, cabinets, and other floor-level places where dust and dirt can collect.
Pet Handimate Tool & Reach-Out Wand
Easy access for cleaning furniture, stairs, upholstery and other surfaces. Reach into tough-to-reach areas with the convenient reach-out wand and ergonomic 90 degree handle, plus pick up pet hair easily with the Pet Handimate Tool.
An infrared Dirt Sensor powered by avsmart chip alerts you to the dirt that you can’t see and lets you know when an area is truly clean.
Kenmore leaves behind cleaner air. True HEPA operation captures 99.97% of all particles down to 0.3 microns in size, keeping irritating allergens at bay. Comes with a HEPA cloth dust bag.
Get easy access to floor-level places where dust and debris collect with the low-profile design and dual-edge suction, alongside controls at your fingertips – On/Off/Bare Floor controls are integrated right within the handle. Plus, the foot- activated height adjustment allows you to easily adjust to your cleaning needs. Quick release cord hook, simply and quickly release the power cord. Cord storage also functions as a smartly designed carry handle.
SO HOW DID IT STACK UP?
First, I have been using this vacuum now for about two months. Not one time have I smelled burned rubber. Thank you Kenmore!
Next, I am loving the HEPA filtration which goes along well with the smart sensors. If you are after a true clean and want confirmation, this is definitely the vacuum for you. The HEPA filtration means almost nothing is in the air and the smart sensors show you that the floor is clean.
Check out the video below. My husband vacuumed a small patch of carpeting. You can see when he starts, that the lights are red. Watch as he vacuums and as the vacuum cleans the floor, the lights turn green. This is definite peace of mind for me.
My kids are always playing on the floor and the Kenmore Intuition provides confirmation that the floor is clean. I feel better knowing this.You can even feel the powerful suction of the vacuum as you are using it.
The vacuum weighs in at around 20 pounds but it easily maneuverable and gets in & out of all of the places that I vacuum on a regular basis. I even use it to sweep over the floors in my kitchen, which are linoleum, and it does a great job. Saves me time!
The Intuition also is easy to use on the stairs. I love the wand and my stairs have NEVER looked better. The pet hair also came right off of the couch. In addition, thanks to the 30 foot cord, I was able to use the wand to clean out my car the other day!
Honestly, there is no competition. The features on this vacuum and the performance easily make it the best vacuum that I have ever owned.
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU: If you want a bagless or cordless vacuum or you are looking for a small, lightweight vacuum. This powerhouse vacuum is surely a beast but highly effective. Your place will not be cleaner.
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DISCLOSURE: Sears sent me the Kenmore Intuition 31810 Upright Vacuum to review.