3.7
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Kenmore
Kenmore Progressive 31069 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Kenmore Progressive 31069 Bagged Upright Vacuum
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Better than a bagless

By 

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Frequent User

Pros

  • Easy To Empty
  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful/Good Suction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carpet
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Pet Hair
    • Stairs
    • Tile Floors

    Comments about Kenmore Progressive 31069 Bagged Upright Vacuum:

    I used to buy bagless vacuums all the time. Every year I had to get a new one because they either burned out or just shut down. I thought they were better for the air quality in my home. I recently switched over to this vacuum and I am happy I did. I have a dog who sheds a lot and a cat. I am vacuuming at least three or four times a week. When I used to use the bagless vacuums, every time I emptied them I felt like half the dirt, dust, and dog and cat hair would fly up in the air. I feel like I'm breathing in some of that junk. I switched to this vacuum and all that junk that gets sucked up is in the bag and it all goes right in the garbage and not in the air. I can use it all over the house. It picks up all the animal hair and crumbs from the kids. Good vacuum for people with pets and kids.

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    3.0

    Somewhat Disappointed

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    from San Antonio, Texas

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Inefficient
    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Carpet

    Comments about Kenmore Progressive 31069 Bagged Upright Vacuum:

    I needed a vacuum cleaner to use in my apartment that was easy to maneuver, store, and empty. I've had problems in the past with vacuums that didn't last very long and was in need of a more durable model. While this vacuum has been working for over a year now, it's not the best when cleaning a hardwood kitchen. I prefer to vacuum rather than sweep, and it was disappointing to see that this model doesn't efficiently clean up crumbs, dust, and other dirt particles. The vacuum works decently on carpet, and there are multiple settings to adjust for the surface you are working with. Luckily, this Kenmore model is easy to empty and store. It seems like it would be an ideal model for someone who lives in a small living space largely covered in carpet. But if you live in a home with hardwood floors, stick with a broom and mop.

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    • Personal

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    3.0

    Great on carpets; horrible on floors

    By 

    from Middleboro, MA

    Comments about Kenmore Progressive 31069 Bagged Upright Vacuum:

    I bought this vacuum cleaner when my home had wall-to-wall carpeting. It came with a hepa filter and was very thorough at cleaning my carpet, but even with the hepa filter, my allergies persisted.
    I finally had to pull up all of the carpet due to health issues from the carpeting. So now I have a vacuum that is great on carpets, but no carpet except for throw rugs. This vacuum has such powerful suction, that it practically sucks my throw rugs into the machine. This is not good, and I find myself having to put my foot down on one end while I 'gingerly' vacuum the other end. I must say that for all of my effort the throw rugs look great after vacuuming them.
    Here is the big problem, though, which gave this vacuum only a 5. The Kenmore Progressive only has one tube to attach to the hose when cleaning floors. I am only 5'1" tall and I have to bend way over in order to clean my floors and it kills my back. If I had to do it again, I would never buy this vacuum unless even my kitchen and bathroom were carpeted, too. Doing a small room isn't so bad, but imagine having to clean your entire house while bending way over. I can only imagine how painful it is for a tall person to use.
    Here's another problem. The wand is not long enough to vacuum cobwebs from along the ceiling unless you are tall.
    I will be reading other vacuum reviews, for I am now in the market for a new vacuum.
    I almost forgot, this vacuum is heavy. I have a two story house, and it is awful trying to lug this thing up and down the stairs.

    Maneuverability
    Maneuverability is great on wall-to-wall carpeting; horrible on floors.

    Ease of Maintenance
    It's ok. Never had a problem that needed use of the warranty.

    Suction Performance
    Great suction on carpets; suction sucks on floors.

    Versatility
    Not very versatile considering you have to break your back bending over to clean floors.

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