Over the years we have had only Kenmore Canister Vacuums. They have always been reliable. So when it came time to replace our vacuum, I decided to gift myself at Christmas with another Kenmore. It may seem like an unlikely Christmas gift to oneself, but I really like these vacuum cleaners and they make maintaining my home so much easier for me. We have pets, and using the attachments that come with the vacuum, I can remove pet fur from furniture and other surfaces. The soft round brush attachment is good for dusting surfaces, and I use it to gently remove cobwebs, the long column makes it easy to reach higher-up areas. The crevice tool is good for reaching into corners to get pet fur. We don't have any wall-to-wall carpet at this home, but in the past we did, and using the beater bar carpet attachment worked well on the carpet we had through out. I wouldn't consider buying another type of vacuum since for so many years the Kenmore Canister has been essential for cleaning my home.
Simi Valley, CA