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The Electrolux Intensity Vacuum Cleaner

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Electrolux Intensity Vacuum Cleaner

Electrolux Intensity Vacuum Cleaner

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When shopping for a vacuum cleaner, it can be easy to get distracted by the bells and whistles of a fancy upright, but how often do you get a quality machine? The Electrolux Intensity has many exciting extra features, all the while providing a vacuum cleaner that really does its job well.

Electrolux Intensity Vacuum Cleaner Specifications

Warranty= 2 Years

Cord Length= 21 feet with cord rewind system.

Filtration= 2 Stage HEPA

Weight= 16 lbs.

Height Adjustment Settings= Automatic

Tools= 0

Extras= bifold handle, full bag indicator light, handle controls, telescoping handle, filter replacement light, lightweight design.

Who Should Buy the Electrolux Intensity Vacuum Cleaner?

The Electrolux Intensity makes a great vacuum cleaner for those looking for great cleaning power in a compact design. The Electrolux Intensity folds so compactly that it is easily stored nearly anywhere. This vacuum cleaner is perfect for homes with limited storage space, or any home that wants a compact cleaner with a lot of cleaning power.

Who Won't Want the Electrolux Intensity Vacuum Cleaner?

  • Buyers who want tool and wand options.
  • Buyers looking for a bagless vacuum cleaner.

Impressive Features for the Electrolux Intensity

Suction

The Intensity's suction power is fantastic. The vacuum's design is supposed to streamline the air path to provide maximum suction. What does this translate to? The Intensity picks up even deeply imbedded particles in your carpet. The brushroll does a fantastic job of working the carpet fibers to remove dirt and debris.

Compact and Lightweight

With a bifolding handle, the Electrolux Intensity folds up to be smaller than a standard clothes basket, making storage space easy to find. With its light weight, the Intensity is a dream vacuum for homes that don't enjoy toting a bulky vacuum to different sections of the home.

Filtration

With a 2 stage HEPA filtration, and bagged vacuum cleaner system, the Intensity is perfect for allergy sufferers and people with breathing issues.

What is Lacking from the Electrolux Intensity?

Cord Length

It seems like a small thing, but most vacuum cleaners have a cord length of around 30 feet, making the Electrolux Intensity's length of 21 a tad bit short. Still, the length is enough to vacuum an entire room where the vacuum cleaner is plugged in, and the cord rewind system is fabulous. No more winding up cords with this vacuum cleaner.

Tools

If you're looking for a vacuum cleaner with tools and wands, you'll need a vacuum other than the Electrolux Intensity. However, the lack of tools makes this vacuum a sleek compact machine perfect for those who would never need or want to use a hose or attachments anyway.

Movement

The Electrolux Intensity isn't the easiest vacuum to maneuver. It's large wheels don't turn as easily as some other vacuums, but the lightweight design does make it easier to push than other bulky uprights.

Maintenance for the Electrolux Intensity

Change the Bag

The Electrolux Intensity comes with a full bag indicator light to help you know when it is time to replace the bag.

Replace the Belt

The belt is fairly easy to replace. Remove three screws on the bottom of the cleaner. Take out the brush roll, remove old belt and replace the new belt before replacing the brush roll and screws.

Clean the Brush Roll

The brush roll can be cleaned of hair and debris by removing three screws on the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. Lift out the brush roll to remove debris before replacing it and the screws.

Replace Filters

The final exhaust filter will need to be replaced when the filter change indicator light comes on. The filter is easily replaced by opening the bag cover.

Price and Availability for the Electrolux Intensity

The suggested retail price for the Electrolux Intensity is $299. It is available at retailers like Best Buy, Lowe's, Sears, and QVC.
User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Intense desire to finish the Job!, Member MsHubbaDee

Sure, I love the suction!!! But this vacuum is crazy! I've had two (2) of them with the same problem! They both cut off on me intermittently and stopped working during the vacuum task. The blue light stays on, but it will not power on. You have to wait until ""it"" decides to work again. Loved the auto-wrap cord. It is small and compact indeed. It didn't come with any other tools for edging or cleaning blinds or cleaning the furniture. Sorry, but this vacuum is not for grown ups.

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