Specifications of the Eureka Optima
Weight= 11 lbs or 4.98 kilos.
Warranty= 1 year
Cord Length= 20 ft. or 6.1 meters
Filters= 1 washable, pleated filter
Height Adjustment Settings= 0
Tools= Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush
Extras= On/Off Brushroll, Ergonomical Handle, Telescoping Handle, Suction Control Knob for Tools, Bagless, Stair Cleaning Handle
Impressive Features of the Eureka Optima
The Eureka Optima's handle is looped and adjustable to more than eight different heights. This came in handy when my seven year old wanted to try to vacuum. On the lowest handle setting, vacuuming was easy for him. The looped design of the handle makes any angle of vacuuming more comfortable and controlled. With the handle down, the Optima is compact and easy to store. It can easily fit in a coat closet with room for coats to hang above.
Eureka Optima's Suction Power
The Eureka Optima has real cleaning power. I was actually very pleasantly surprised to see a lightweight that had just as much or more cleaning power than bulkier full-size uprights. The brushroll and suction power have the ability to clean dirt, pet hair, and debris. The edge and corner cleaning abilities of this vacuum cleaner are amazing. I rarely had to go back along edges or in corners with the cleaning hose.
Tools and Hose
The Optima's hose is clear, has a large diameter, and is crush resistant. A suction control knob switches power to the hose for above the ground cleaning. With the lightweightness of the Optima, vacuuming the stairs was a breeze.
Versatility on Carpet and Hard Floors
This vacuum cleaner did a fantastic job on carpet. By using the on/off brushroll switch, the Eureka Optima also was fantastic on hardwood, vinyl, and tile floors. The bottom of the cleaner has a line of rubber behind the brush roll that keeps dirt from being blown around on hard surface floors.
The Eureka Optima is a bagless vacuum cleaner that uses a pleated filter and full size dirt cup. Don't worry that the compactness of the vacuum cleaner means the dirt cup is teeny. It holds just as much dirt as a full-size vacuum cleaner.
The Eureka Optima will not tip over when you use the tools. With the handle down, the Optima can be pulled around behind you without tipping over. I tried to tip the vacuum over while using the tools, but the hose attachment is so low on the body of the vacuum that it would not fall. Anyone who has ever been hit in the head by a vacuum cleaner while vacuuming under furniture will appreciate this feature.
Maintenance for the Eureka Optima Vacuum Cleaner
The brushroll will need to have hair and debris cleaned off occasionally.