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      Kenmore  Progressive Canister Vacuum Cleaner - White

      Sears  Item#  02021514000 | Model#  21514
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       Rating 3.5 | 375 Reviews
      Reg Price: $369.99
      Savings: $74.00
      $295.99
      Reg Price: $369.99
      Savings: $74.00
      $295.99

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      Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum - Superior Cleaning

      Cleaning floors and furniture is now a simple process with the Kenmore Progressive canister vacuum. A 2-motor system, retractable cord storage, Stair Grip and variable speed settings make carpet and bare floor cleaning a cinch. This vacuum's true HEPA filter keeps pet dander and dust out of the air so you can breathe easy. From the 6-foot hose that swivels 360 degrees and reaches the highest surfaces to the horsehair dusting brush for fine wooden furniture and floors, this vacuum has the tools to get the job done.

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      Dimensions:
      Cord Length (Feet): 26
      Product Overview:
      Color: White
      General Warranty: 1 year limited
      Item Weight (lbs.): 23.1
      Accessories Included: Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool, Bare Floor Tool, Motorized Pet PowerMate Tool, Pet Hair Catcher Tool
      Controls on Handle: Yes

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      Specifications & Dimensions

      Dimensions:
      Cord Length (Feet): 26
      Product Overview:
      Color: White
      General Warranty: 1 year limited
      Item Weight (lbs.): 23.1
      Accessories Included: Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush/Upholstery Tool, Bare Floor Tool, Motorized Pet PowerMate Tool, Pet Hair Catcher Tool
      Controls on Handle: Yes
      General Features:
      Power Cord Included: Yes
      Performance Features:
      Bag or Bagless: Bag
      Bag Type: True HEPA Cloth Dust Bag
      Cleaning Width (in.): 14
      Cord Storage: Retractable
      Features: Bagged, Designed for Pets, Multi Surface
      Filter Type: Micro Filtration
      Number of Amps: 12
      Number of Filters: 2
      Number of Height Adjustments: 4
      Number of Motor Speeds: Variable
      Pile Height Adjustment: Manual
      Recommended Floor Type: Carpet & Bare Floor
      Suction Type: Motorized
      Telescopic Handle: No
      Convenience Features:
      Assembly Required: Yes
      Light: No
      Other Features: Lightweight
      Attachments:
      Attachment Type(s): Crevice, Combo Dust Brush/Upholstery, Bare Floor, Pet PowerMate, Pet Hair Catcher
      Attachment Reach (ft.): 10
      Number of Onboard Attachments: 5
      Total Attachments Included: 5
      Wand Material: Chrome
      Wand Type: Standard
      Related Items:
      Bag Item Number: 02054321000
      Belt Item Number: 02053013000

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      Product Description

      Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum - Superior Cleaning

      Cleaning floors and furniture is now a simple process with the Kenmore Progressive canister vacuum. A 2-motor system, retractable cord storage, Stair Grip and variable speed settings make carpet and bare floor cleaning a cinch. This vacuum's true HEPA filter keeps pet dander and dust out of the air so you can breathe easy. From the 6-foot hose that swivels 360 degrees and reaches the highest surfaces to the horsehair dusting brush for fine wooden furniture and floors, this vacuum has the tools to get the job done.

      • Designed to make cleaning-up after pets a cinch, the Pet PowerMate™ attachment lifts hair, dander and more from furniture, rugs and carpeting in seconds.
      • Ideal for all types of cleaning, the variable speed control lets you adjust the vacuuming speed based on the amount of dust and dirt you're picking up.
      • The exclusive Stair Grip™ feature keeps the canister body upright and securely in place while the stairs get cleaned, for solid performance and increased safety.
      • A 6-foot hose reaches from floor to ceiling, around corners and far beyond, so no matter where you need to clean, dirt cannot escape.
      • Quick to connect and featuring an array of attachments, the CrossOver Handle rapidly transitions the vacuum from carpet to flooring, crevice cleaning to pet hair pick-up.
      • The True HEPA certified filter can be trusted to remove almost all significant allergens from air flowing through the vacuum, so you can breathe easy.

      Added on October 21, 2010

       

      Overall, others give this:

      375 Reviews
      227 Reviewers (61.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      Most Helpful Reviews

      Praise9 found this helpful
      Mr-Mac
      Dec 14 , 2010
      It sucks!

      Okay, we all saw that one coming!

      We have had this vacuum for about a month now and our floors haven't been this clean for some time that's for sure!  My wife says it must be a great vacuum since the kids all seem to fight for it and are always vacuuming their rooms!  I suppose I should say thank you, Kenmore, for that !

      Now, on to the review.

       

      The good: 

      I like the power of this thing.  It is a 12 amp motor spinning the impeller and it creates more suction than I have seen in a vacuum cleaner in some time.

      I can go from carpet to wood floors simply by turning off the brushes in the head.

      It sits on the stairs allowing us to clean the carpet on the stairs (nice).

      The Pet PowerMate and Pet Upholstery Tool actually work!  This is a big plus as we have a cat and a dog and they like the furniture! 

      Of all the features, my kids love the cord retraction system the most! 

       

      The bad:

      It seems to take more effort than it should to get it to turn a corner.  The handle turns a lot before the head actually turns in the direction you want it to go so it isn't as effortless as it could be.  For me it is a design flaw that is easily forgotten when you look at all the positive aspects.

      Most vacuum cleaners will allow you to lift the power head for whatever reason you may choose and this unit does not allow for that.  When the head is unlocked you can lay the handle on the floor and the head remains flat.  If you never have to lift the head you're golden, if you do (like the wife needed to today) then you're out of luck.

       

      Summary:

      I think, for the most part, Sears/Kenmore got this one right.  Aside from a couple of nit-picky complaints I liek the way the unit functions and my favorite feature is the "Exclusive Stair Grip" which is really just a piece of foam set at an angle but at least it shows someone who uses a vacuum was involved in the design of this thing!  It works and that is what's most important.

      Mac

       

       

      Criticism18 found this helpful
      Kirt67
      Aug 23 , 2012
      NOT new and improved!

      Not happy with this vacuum...I have purchased 5 Kennmore Progressive canister vacs in the last 15 years. They were the BEST vacuum anyone could own. The older model, couldnt be "killed. The first one I purchased is still working! it is 15 years old...my son stole it from me about 7 years ago...I bought another and two years later my other son took that one...still working...this has happened 3 times. I purchased this one with great apprehension due to the obvious changes they made.  The wand is shorter, the wand is also wider, and the (couplings??) where the attachments go on are so big that they dont fit anywhere the old one did. (under dressers, behind furniture) The "easy release" foot thing  is so big that it catches on the bottom of the bed and disconnects the power-mate. It wont get into corners  the handle is not comfortable to hold...I could go on endlessly! I dont think the person who designed this vacuum ever used one. It LOOKS all pretty and "steamlined," but it is not functional. Perhaps if someone never experienced the previous model they will like it , but this vacuum was not made better. Lots of plastic...including the button that releases the attachments....(used to be metal) that little clip broke today...Ive had the unit for 3 months....will not be purchasing another!  Sears, you should have stuck with the Tried and True!

       

      jnetfrommaryland

      Bel Air, MD

      Feb 23 , 2015
      Overall
      Not as good as progressive 360

      I just bought the updated progressive vacuum to replace my old progressive 360 (loved it) but I'm feeling a little regretful. The wand is considerably heavier and does not extend like my old one. Not getting any younger or taller here so not sure that it was a good replacement.


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      _CB

      Enterprise, AL

      Feb 2 , 2015
      Overall
      Worst Vacuum I ever purchased from Sears in 42 years

      The bag is too small. Vacuum the house 3 times and the bag has to be replaced and they are costly....next time, we will buy a bag-less vacuum. The hose clogs with dog hair and the angle between the hose and the bag gets jammed up. It has low vacuum suction unless you replace the bag, the HEPA filter, clean the hose and the carpet power head out. The replacement HEPA filter cost $20.00. The cord will not retract unless it is pulled straight and laid behind the vacuum. The canister opens when you pull on the hose to move the vacuum. The brush attachment requires 2 hands to remove and is ineffective in cleaning, because the brushes are too short and has a shield around it. The wheels will not roll over the vacuums' own cord. You have to lift the vacuum over it. It will not steer straight by pulling on the hose.The forward caster wheel is too small. The hose adapter end is ineffective, cleaning in corners because it is too fat, not like the old metal tubes. My rating of this vacuum is the worst in 42 years of owning Kenmore vacuums. I would recommend customers run from it!


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      E.M.C.

      Burlington, MA

      Jan 29 , 2015
      Overall
      Poor quality

      Bought this when my 15y/o Electrolux broke right before Thanksgiving. I am sorely disappointed. The floor piece swivels too much. It is noisy. It doesn't fit between furniture legs. It is terrible on floors and fair on low pile carpets. It barely picks up puppy kibble. Spent over $200 for it, not the cheap one. I am plan on repairing my awesome Electrolux!!


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      Jan 26 , 2015
      Overall
      Fantastic value

      This is the vacuum cleaner of my dreams. It has great suction and great accessories. It is light enough for my wife to use, and cleans in all the nooks and crannies. Great for pet hair, dust bunnies, etc.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      brenda2015

      Bridgeport, CT

      Jan 19 , 2015
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      I don't recommend

      this vacumm is horrible to work. Is have and the way to put way the attachments is ridiculous and don't it well


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      bizyb928

      Cutchogue, NY

      Jan 18 , 2015
      Overall
      Keep looking..

      I replaced my 8 year old Kenmore canister with this one last year because the motor died. I hate the whole design of the wand and attachments on this one. The wand is too short, there is so much excessive plastic at the top of the wand and carpet attachment that it doesn't fit under lower profile furniture. Makes it clunky and heavier than it needs to be. The bare floor attachment is much smaller (as is the crevice tool) and pivots for what reason?? The only reason I'm giving this any stars is because the suction is fine but this design needs a do over. Also, don't expect to be able to use any of your older Kenmore attachments with this vacuum. I kept mine but found none of them would fit because it's designed so you can only use what comes with it.


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      ddski

      Ontario, NY

      Jan 18 , 2015
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      Vacuum

      Works good

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      SS3818

      Phoenix, AZ

      Jan 15 , 2015
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      Perfect Canister Vacuum

      Light weight, easy to handle and powerful, it does the job

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      miacp

      Orangeburg, NY

      Jan 15 , 2015
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      Wand/handle way too short and bulky!

      I have a kenmore canister vacuum that I purchased about 9 years ago which I have been thrilled with. I recently purchased this model as an extra vacuum to keep on the second floor of my home. I have been a bit disappointed. There have been a number of changes made which are not necessarily for the better. The wand is made up of multiple bulky pieces and is way too short! I am only 5'4'' and i find I have to stoop over when vacuuming, leaving me with a bit of a backache! previous model had an easily adjustable wand which is great for various cleaning options. The handle is also a bit bulky and not the most ergonomic. On the plus side, the motor seems to be more powerful. All in all, I prefer my previous model!


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      dew69

      Gettysburg, PA

      Jan 13 , 2015
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      Wonderful Vac

      This vacuum works better that most uprights I have used. Maneuvers very easily. Love the cord rewind. suctions is great. I have not had long but enjoy using this far. Will not go back to an upright.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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