Sometimes a review opportunity comes along at just the right time.
My vacuum is dying. I mean really dying. I’ve been considering buying a new one-but of course being a frugal gal I am at loathe to buy something new when the old one is still working-albeit poorly. Of course the fact that I typically wait until it is completely unavoidable before I vacuum doesn’t help matters.
So when Eureka offered me the opportunity to review their new Airspeed, I jumped it.
Eureka recently released to the market the Eureka AirSpeed. This vacuum sells exclusively to Walmart for $119.96 (check out the videos-they are actually pretty cool). This is a bag less vacuum with the following features:
* HEPA filter removes up to 99.97 percent of all allergens for cleaner home
* Turbo powered stair and upholstery brush removes dust, allergens and pet dander from upholstery backs and stair risers
* No tools required for assembly
* Upholstery and dusting brush, extension wand and crevice tool
* 27′ power cord with easy cord release
* Flip bottom dust cup for easy emptying
This vacuum worked well. They claim it works as well as the Dyson-I don’t know about that personally, but several other bloggers I know who reviewed it and actually *have* a Dyson have told me that the suction is as good (or better) with the Eureka Airspeed, but that the maneuverability-while good-is not as excellent as the Dyson. On the other hand at $119.96, the Eureka is 1/3 the price. Now that’s frugal!
There are several things I really liked about the Airspeed:
1-I like that there is an actual attachments setting-that means that there is no suction on the attachment hose until you turn it on-so for your regular vacuuming all the “sucking” power is on your floor!
2-I like that it is bagless. I hate the idea of buying bags all the time. Ick. Frugal gals love things that can be reusued over and over.
3-I like that the filters are washable. Although they will eventually have to be replaced, the unit comes with a special brush to clean the filter and they tell you upfront that you can wash it with water. Love that! Just make sure it’s totally dry before you use it again!
4-I like the power brush attachment. Not only does the rotating brush part really seem to work (on some vacuums that function is pretty anemic) but the suction is really good. I used it to vacuum my stairs and it did a great job.
5-I really liked that the power brush attaches to the main unit with a magnet. That was just too cool-instead of having to snap the dang thing in there and then having it fall off every time I bumped into something (which happens with my dying one) as soon as it got close enough it attached itself. Love that.
So now comes the fun part! How would you like to win your very own Eureka Airspeed?
Giveaway is from October 8th to midnight EST October 14th.
The winner will be posted on October 16th.
You have 3 opportunities to enter. Each entry must be entered as a separate comment.
This contest is open to US readers only.
Ways to enter:
#1-Comment on this post. Tell me what your biggest challenge is while vacuuming.
#2-Subscribe to Frugal Upstate then come back and leave me a comment telling me so. If you already subscriber (Thank You!) just tell me that.
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#4-Tweet about the contest using this link, then come back and leave a comment.
#5-Follow @EurekaClean on Twitter, then come back and leave a comment.
Eureka provided me with a vacuum to review and offered one to give away here on Frugal Upstate. All opinions expressed are my own.
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