I bought a Eureka Smart Vac Vacuum a few days ago, and I'm planning on
returning it to the store. It is one of the worst appliances I've ever
purchased anywhere. "Consumer Reports" rated it as one of their "Best
Buys." In the future, I will not make decisions based on "Consumer
Reports" ratings, especially their so-called "Best Buy" products. First
of all, the vacuum gets incredibly hot after just a couple of minutes.
I've had several vaccums in my life, and I've used many others that
belonged to friends and relatives, and I don't EVER remember a vacuum
getting so hot. In fact, this is the first time I've ever had to be
concerned with a vacuum over-heating. It happened immediately, the
first time I used it, long before any debris could have possibly
accumulated or obstructed the air flow.
Secondly, like so many products we buy nowadays, I had to do some
assembling of the vacuum on my own. Two of the parts are not flush with
each other. They just don't fit! And if that weren't bad enough, all
the parts and attachments are made of the cheapest, most easily
I'm really disgusted by this. I'll stick with Hoover in the future.
Thanks for listening to my rant. I hope this serves as sufficient
warning to anyone shopping for vacuums that they shouldn't waste their
time with Eureka.