Electrolux EL7000A Oxy3 HEPA Canister Vacuum Cleaner

 
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Product Description

Take a deep breath (and a load off) with this smart canister vacuum. Use the specially designed low-profile, high-suction power nozzle to clean hard floor surfaces, low level carpets and much more. At the same time, clear the air of ultra-fine dust particles with advanced Microseal fresh air technology and a sealed HEPA filtration system. Designed for maximum efficiency and ease of use with thoughtful details like fingertip controls, automatic cord rewind and an optimum sensor system that automatically monitors cleaning performance. Two-year limited warranty.

Features:
  • 12 amp canister vacuum for hard floors, low-level carpets, and above-floor cleaning
  • Separate-motor power head; auto height adjustment; optimum-performance sensor system
  • Electronic fingertip controls; telescoping wand; dusting brush and crevice tool
  • HEPA H12 filtration; bag- and filter-change indicators; automatic cord rewind
  • Measures 11 by 13 by 17 inches; 2-year warranty
Customer Reviews:
  • Electrolux canister vacuum
    I purchased this as a gift for my son and daughter-in-law. The source provider (Photoland) was prompt in their delivery, the package arrived undamaged and my daughter-in-law says she is pleased with it....more info
  • Eelctrolux Oxy cannister vacuum
    As others have said DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER BUYING THIS VACUUM!!!!

    Based on the allergy website reviews, I purchased this vacuum and indeed it is sleek, lightweight and performs well when it works. Based on our excitement, a neighbor also bought one and we purchased a second one for a vacation home. The neighbor's machine broke almost immediately. Our wand to brush attachment broke after one month and the repair shop said they see a lot of these and recommended a Miele. After we got it back, it lasted about 2 months before the electronics board died and I am still waiting for the repair as they shipped the wrong board to the shop (shop said they do that often). Now our second machine has died, the brush control button on the wand is dead (cheesy buttons that do not work cleanly). So we are currently at less than one year and all three machines have died once, with two repairs on one of them. I have now puchased a new Miele vacuum to have a functional vacuum and will avoid Electrolux products as long as I breathe.


    ...more info
  • Little Engine That Could!
    Typical scenario - our old vacuum cleaner died unceremoniously, of course, in the middle of a major cleaning campaign(Easter day, expecting 15-20 guests). So, we had to scramble to get a new one fast.

    Since through my job I was deeply involved with a major vacuum brand manufacturer from the product development perspective, I thought I would do some research prior to buying a new machine. This research was based both on my knowledge acquired through consulting for the afore-mentioned vacuum brand manufacturer and on good old-fashioned internet research.

    Since our place is a large loft, majority of which is covered with hardwood floors, I was specifically looking for a vacuum cleaner that is very good on those types of surfaces. After quickly dismissing the Mieles and Dysons(ridiculously overpriced) of the world, I started to come upon a lot of positive feedback on the Electrolux vacuums. Coincidentally, I had been given a demo by one of their sales reps at the gigantic Housewares Show last year in Chicago and was impressed by both design and performance of their units.

    At any rate, I had looked around for the best price and found an incredible deal on Amazon.com, buying a refurbished unit. The Oxy3 EL 7000 can be found on line anywhere from [...]. Well, the refurbished unit I got cost $210. The delivery was incredibly prompt and immediately after receiving it we had put it through a series of rigorous tests: hardwood floors full of debris from a couple of weeks of entertaining numerous guests - it sucked everything up, including marble-sized chunks of concrete; carpeted areas full of dog hair(courtesy of a visiting black lab) - the carpets looked clean for the first time in a long time; various dusting jobs in order to test the portability and attachments, etc. etc. So, here's the synopsis:

    Performance: incredible suction and mobility due to its diminutive size - do NOT be fooled by it, this vacuum is a beast!

    Design: This is a very thoughtfully, beautifully designed machine.

    Noise: this is the quietest vacuum I have ever been around and my dog is no longer scared of vacuums.

    Filtration: It has a washable HEPA filter, which cleans the exhaust air, leaving your house free of flying allergens.

    Attachments: It has 3 attachments which allow you to clean almost any surface.
    ...more info
  • BMW of vacum cleaners
    This is a beautifully built canister type vacum cleaner that is very powerful yet very quiet. It takes up relatively small space and works extremely well in our NY apartment. ...more info
  • Electrolux Canister
    The plastic piece that holds the hose unit to the canister doesn't actually hold. The plastic is weak and is actually worn down a bit or is perhaps defective. Also the wheel on the head of the vacuum is squeaking. Chord doesn't retract with any umphhh - you have to help it by straightening out the chord so it is easy for the machine to suck it in. I am bringing it in for the plastic clip and the wheel. It just concerns me that we are having issues so soon after purchasing. Suction is good - really good. Canister is light and I do like the machine. It's just they could work on the quality a little more....more info
  • Suction control sucks (in a bad way)
    I bought this vacuum cleaner based on Electrolux's reputation, and I was very disappointed.
    The finish and design are nice, the suction power is tremendous, so much in fact that if you don't have everything nailed or glued to the floor the turbo brush head gets stuck, and it may even stop functioning.

    I have tile floors and a large area rug, also many smaller area rugs. The vacuum has a "MIN" (minimum suction power) button on its handle, which doesn't seem to do anything to reduce suction. Suction is so strong, that even on bare tile the brush head seems to stick like a suction cup. On the area rugs it gets even worse, it cannot be passed back and forth, as it sucks the rugs in. My rugs are very short pile oriental rugs. This vacuum cleaner cannot be used, it was designed for patios or decks. I can only imagine the damage it would do to drapery!

    The "Auto", "Min" and "Off" buttons on the handle are flimsy, they don't always respond, and the futuristic lights are nothing but gimmicks.

    The S-Bags are nice, fair price but also hard to get in Canada from a regular store like Canadian Tire. Buying online means double the cost of bags by the time one has to pay for shipping.

    I have an old Eureka canister (model 6856) that has a lot more control and adjustability. The only reason I looked for a new vacuum cleaner was the fact that my old Eureka's powerhead stopped working after many years. But I will have it repaired, or replace the part and save myself a few hundred dollars.

    This Electrolux just doesn't cut it....more info
  • Used it for 6 months -- still like it
    The only thing I don't like about this vac is the small bag. I have to replace the bag quite a bit more often than my old vacuum. It seems to pick up a lot more though. The problems most reviewers encounter seem to center around not adjusting the suction control on the handle. Additionally when you use a cannister vacuum on scatter rugs, you must hold down one end of the rug with your foot and stroke the machine away from you, otherwise it sucks the rug up. Cannisters do have more suctin than uprights. Also adjusting the height of the beater bar at the head, and the suction control on the handle will allow more flexibility on the different types of vacuuming chores. I like it, definitely less dust flies around when running than my upright. Very flexible for above ground cleaning, chairs, baseboards, and stairs. ...more info
  • Defective
    The beater brush was inoperable from day 1. Unforturnately, this went unnoticed for over 30 days. We took the vacuum to an Electrolux Repair shop and the board that needs replacing is backordered. It appears this is a common problem. The repair shop recommends a Panasonic or Miele product....more info
  • Don't even think about it
    The first five reviewers must have been paid off by the company, do not, I repeat DO NOT buy this vacuum. I have had this thing for 5 months, and it has worked for maybe 1 month. I have already had to buy a second vacuum for when this one does not work. The power head turns off whenever it wants, and now the entire machine turns off. It's been to the service center three times.....not fixed. It is not even really an Electrolux, it's just an overpriced Eureka...they bought the name apparently. I'm eating my 400 bucks and taking a slegehammer to this piece of junk!!!!...more info
  • The company behind the product can matter as much as the product itself
    I do all the vacuuming in our household, and having recently moved to a three-story townhouse with carpeted stairs, it became clear that our cheap old, noisy, heavy Hoover upright was no longer up to the task. I had long wanted to get a vacuum cleaner of better quality than the sub-100 cheapie I'd been putting up with for years, so this was my opportunity.

    I bought this vacuum on the strength of rave reviews found on various sites across the web. I will also confess to being taken in by its stunning good looks.

    The vacuum delivered on a number of promises -- very strong suction, clean exhaust air, extremely quiet operation, and light weight. Having controls for suction strength right on the handle was great, and the big rubberized wheels made for easy movement across hard floors.

    The brushroll was not confidence-inspiring -- it had very soft bristles, and I doubted whether it would be enough to lift dirt and hair out of even our low carpet pile. As it turned out, I never got the chance to test it -- the brushroll was defective and would not turn.

    As luck would have it, there was an authorized warranty repair shop close to our house, so I took it there rather than return the unit. Electrolux phone support was friendly and knowledgable, which made gave me some reassurance that all would be well. Three weeks and many phone calls later, the unit was still in the shop due to a shortage of replacement parts. Electrolux representatives told me that they had run out of replacement parts for their power nozzle.

    I asked if I could order a new power nozzle altogether, and I was told these were backorded as well. Worse yet, no one at Electrolux seemed to know when parts or power nozzles would become available again.

    It was a great-looking, well put-together vacuum, supported by helpful, cheerful staff. But ultimately they were let down by an inability to make the parts necessary to service their products. Sadly, it's a 5-star product sold by a 2-star company.

    With time running out on my Amazon return privileges, I asked for an RMA, and Amazon delivered above expectations by processing my return with zero hassles and utmost speed....more info
  • Great vac
    Only used it few times. It does what it suppose to do -- vacuum. Works well on carpet, wood and tile. Gave 4 stars because it makes a high pitch noise when really getting deep down on carpets. ...more info
  • A mistake
    I originally wrote a good review but after 6 months of frustration I must ammend it. The unit is quiet. When working, it does a good job but the small bag doesn't even get 1/4 full and the vac shuts down. I would vacuum for about 10 minutes and it would stop. I'd leave it off for a few minutes and it would start back up, then shut down. I changed bags, it would work for another 10 minutes and shut down. And this is on bare floors. Not heavy carpet. I have pet hair more than dirt so maybe the pet hair makes the machine sense the bag is full. At any rate it is in the repair shop to see if there is something they can do. The repair shop says they get a lot of problems with these units. I am ordering a Miele today and will just use this unit as a spare if it ever works. My recommendation: it's not worth the money and definately don't get it if you have pet hair....more info
  • good suction, quiet , a bit heavy
    Pros:
    Good performance so far.
    Quiet.
    Well built.

    Cons:
    Don't really like the 'remote' buttons on the handle (make the handle more prone to break , then the vacuum is unusable as there is no switch on the vacuum itself.... )
    A bit heavy when you have stairs. ...more info
  • Doesn't do rugs!
    Really! This vacuum states that it is best for a house with mostly hard surfaces and some rugs or carpet. But it doesn't do rugs at all! No matter how short the pile, even a no-pile braided cotton rug, the beater stops working as soon as you touch down. A smaller rug, like an area rug, just gets sucked up so hard it lifts it off the ground. If you have 100% hard surfaces or very short pile wall-to-wall carpet, it's fine. If you have any scatter or area rugs, it's a disaster. I disliked it so much, I returned it and am out $60 because of it. Be advised, the company I ordered from, Ace Digital, doesn't take returns on vacuums. I had to argue my way thru that. I will NEVER again order a vacuum on line. ...more info
  • Outstanding, quiet, we bought two!
    My DH did a lot of research on vacuums, looking at the Dysons, the consumer reports best buys (Kenmores), uprights vs. canister to replace our trusted top of the line Hoover bagless upright vacuum.

    We don't have pets but do have two asthma sufferers in the household so a good vacuum is important to us. We also wanted something stylish enough that it is nice to look at even when left out in our 130 year old home -- we have an infant who tends to be quite messy so do vacuum around his high chair daily.

    The Oxygen 3 is an amazing vacuum. It is very quiet, very light (half the weight of the comparable Consumer Reports best buys, a useful feature for stairs) and extremely stylish. The air that comes out is incredibly clean.

    We have a three story house so decided to go with two vacuums, one for the first floor, one for the upper floors. If you do the math, you'll find that a three year supply of bags and filters cost in a busy household cost approximately the same as one new vacuum, so getting a couple of vacuums in which to place all those bags was a smart choice to DH (...).

    The vacuum is very sophisticated... it has electronic controls in the handle which make it easy to turn off and on, a blue light in the main foot to show its getting power, and automatic sensors that tell you its working optimally. The results are impressive... deep cleaning of carpets, clean floors, and a dust-free environment. The cord rewind is very smooth, activated simply by putting the handle away. The tools snap neatly into the main arm for easy access.

    Its so quiet that the baby thinks its his new toy and loves it when we use it. DH loves it because I used to make him do the vacuuming due to my asthma, but now I can do it myself as well.

    The bags and HEPA filter are more expensive compared to the bagless models, but the reality is changing them is a much less messy process and contributes to much cleaner household air. It uses a standard clinic S-bag common to all Electrolux models in recent years so finding replacements is easy (ditto for the W13 Hepa filter, again an Electrolux standard).

    The only difference between this model and the Ultra is the foot attachment, and since this one is powered as well and works on all surfaces it was hard for us to justify the extra $100, especially given how light this one is.

    Finally, I should add that every other week I have a professional housekeeper come in. She was so impressed with the vacuum she is going to order one herself.

    Please note this item also appears here as "Electrolux EL 7000A Oxy3 Canister Vacuum"... searching on Oxy3 instead of Oxygen 3 may get you a better deal direct from Amazon instead of its partners...more info
  • Outstanding, quiet, we bought two!
    My DH did a lot of research on vacuums, looking at the Dysons, the consumer reports best buys (Kenmores), uprights vs. canister to replace our trusted top of the line Hoover bagless upright vacuum.

    We don't have pets but do have two asthma sufferers in the household so a good vacuum is important to us. We also wanted something stylish enough that it is nice to look at even when left out in our 130 year old home -- we have an infant who tends to be quite messy so do vacuum around his high chair daily.

    The Oxygen 3 is an amazing vacuum. It is very quiet, very light (half the weight of the comparable Consumer Reports best buys, a useful feature for stairs) and extremely stylish. The air that comes out is incredibly clean.

    We have a three story house so decided to go with two vacuums, one for the first floor, one for the upper floors. If you do the math, you'll find that a three year supply of bags and filters cost in a busy household cost approximately the same as one new vacuum, so getting a couple of vacuums in which to place all those bags was a smart choice to DH (...)

    The vacuum is very sophisticated... it has electronic controls in the handle which make it easy to turn off and on, a blue light in the main foot to show its getting power, and automatic sensors that tell you its working optimally. The results are impressive... deep cleaning of carpets, clean floors, and a dust-free environment. The cord rewind is very smooth, activated simply by putting the handle away. The tools snap neatly into the main arm for easy access.

    Its so quiet that the baby thinks its his new toy and loves it when we use it. DH loves it because I used to make him do the vacuuming due to my asthma, but now I can do it myself as well.

    The bags and HEPA filter are more expensive compared to the bagless models, but the reality is changing them is a much less messy process and contributes to much cleaner household air. It uses a standard clinic S-bag common to all Electrolux models in recent years so finding replacements is easy (ditto for the W13 Hepa filter, again an Electrolux standard).

    The only difference between this model and the Ultra is the foot attachment, and since this one is powered as well and works on all surfaces it was hard for us to justify the extra $100, especially given how light this one is.

    Finally, I should add that every other week I have a professional housekeeper come in. She was so impressed with the vacuum she is going to order one herself....more info