Lightweight and inexpensive yet solidly constructed, the Eureka 4711AZ Maxima offers an excellent value in a full-size upright vacuum. The cheerful yellow unit is easy to push and maneuver, offers powerful, 12-amp suction, and even uses micro-filtration to capture dust mites, pollen, and pet dander for cleaner, healthier indoor air, whether you have allergies or not. Like other bagless models, the Maxima eliminates the expense and hassle of disposable vacuum cleaner bags, using instead an easily accessible, easily-emptied dirt cup that's transparent so you can see when it's full. On the downside, the filter needs to be cleaned often, especially if you have pets, but this is also common with other bagless models. In the case of the Eureka Maxima, there's only one filter to clean and it's easily washable, simplifying the process considerably.
The Maxima also comes fully loaded with onboard tools: a crevice tool for corners and baseboards, dusting brush for upholstery and blinds, an extra-long, nested extension wand for added reach, and Eureka's unique Power Paw. This handheld attachment features a powerful brushroll to remove ground-in dirt and pet hair; its "Riser Visor" shield flips up and down to convert from vertical to horizontal cleaning on surfaces from stairs to upholstery. The addition of this feature makes the Maxima4711AZ the unit to buy if you have a lot of carpeted steps to clean. All of these tools attach to an integrated large-diameter hose designed to resist clogging and help keep the unit from tipping when it's pulled. (The hose detaches rather easily, but this comes in handy in case it does need to be cleared.) A grip on top near the base aids in cleaning stairs or upholstery, while the handle lowers almost flat to vacuum under low furniture. Other features include a powerfully bright headlight and a five-position manual height adjustment for cleaning surfaces ranging from hard floors to deep pile. Weighing in at just 14-1/4 pounds, the Eureka 4700A maxima measures 15inches wide by 12 inches long by 42-1/2 inches tall; it is covered by a one-year limited warranty. --Mary Park
For powerful lightweight cleaning, choose this Maxima 12-amp, bagless vacuum cleaner with headlight. This vacuum is full of extras, including a 5-position height adjust to tackle a variety of carpets and hard floor types, an easy-empty dust cup for constant cleaning power and an extra wide integrated hose for no clog above the floor cleaning. Integrated hose means that you don``t have to disconnect and reconnect the hose to change from regular cleaning to above the floor cleaning. Vacuum``s lightweight, no tip design is perfect for cleaning on stairs. Plus, it comes equipped with Power Paw with Riser Visor, which uses a powerful brush roll to get deep down dirt and pet hair from stairs and upholstery. The Riser Visor allows for vertical cleaning. Current: 12 A; Voltage: NA; Power: NA;Tank Capacity: NA.
Lightweight but solidly constructed bagless vacuum offers powerful suction and excellent maneuverability
Micro-filtration captures dust mites, pollen, and other allergens for cleaner indoor air
Includes crevice tool, dusting brush, extra-long extension wand, and large-diameter no-clog hose, and Power Paw attachment for cleaning stairs, upholstery, and vertical surfaces
Measures 12 by 15 by 42-1/2 inches; weighs 14-1/4 pounds; 1-year limited warranty
Powerful inexpensive self-moving vacuum I bought this vacuum based on the reviews here and its very modest price. I use it once a week or more for my apartment carpets. I don't know how it takes heavy duty use. Several reviewers complained it is not very robust with heavy use. In addition to being light weight, the brushes pull it along. It really could use a brake sometimes! The on-off button would be more convenient near the top than down near the motor. The hose does easily come out of its resting place, unless you screw it in tightly! Then, I seldom have a problem. Perhaps its biggest design fault is that the exhaust air comes out the front, blowing light things out of the way of the pick up! Actually, this doesn't seem to be a big problem for me. The suction seems as powerful as my more expensive heavier Eureka Boss vacuum, which is very poweful indeed. If you want a light duty low cost bagless self-moving strong vacuum, this is, on the whole, a good choice. Just make sure you screw that hose into its socket tight, so it won't pop out....more info
Will not Power on 4 months after purchase Very disappointed in the quality of this item. We got it 4 months ago for light use in our office and it will no longer power on....more info
J.L. Ohlinger This vacuum is absolute trash... in addition to the hose continually removing itself from the base at the brush it also constantly overheats and will not restart for up to a half hour...
It generally overheats after just a few moments and rarely can you make your way through an entire room before it shuts itself off...
I would strongly recommend buying something more expensive that actually works...
Very good vacuum for the money My old upright vacuum (bag-type model) died the other week, and I picked this up at Sam's Club for a mere $50 as a replacement. I wasn't expected it to be so good for the money or the weight. It picked up LOADS of dirt that my old machine had left in the carpet. Needless to say, I'm very impressed.
The unit is really light, and practically pulls itself along. The unit that I bought looks a little different from this picture - mine is deep red and grey plastic.
I'm only giving it 4 stars since I'm sure there are better vacuums out there with more features, etc. But ... for the money I don't think that one can do better than this. ...more info
Eureka 4711 Vacuum This is a great vacuum for the money. Like others who reviewed this item I was really surprised at the amount of dirt that came out of my carpet on the first use. The only complaint I have is maybe the on/off button could be in a less congested place. I highly recommend this vacuum to anyone. ...more info
great for the price This is a great vacuum for the price. My only complaint is the hose pops out at times. ...more info
Great Vacuum i love this vacuum it was a good price and it picks up everything!!! would recommend to anyone. ...more info
Product is sweet We got it out of the box, put it together in like 5 mins, used it in a tiny part of my apartment and it picked up alot more stuff than our last vacuum did, i was amazed...more info
DON'T DO IT!! I HAVE OWNED THIS ITEM FOR A WHILE AND I HATE IT!! THE HOSE COMES OUT OF THE ATTACHMENT ON THE BOTTOM WHILE YOU ARE CLEANING AND WHATEVER IS BEING PICKED UP IS GOING RIGHT BACK ONTO THE FLOOR. I HAVE TO STICK THE HOSE BACK IN SEVERAL TIMES WHILE I AM USING IT AND I HAVE A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT. I WOULD NOT TAKE A BRAND NEW ONE IF IT WAS GIVEN TO ME. IT IS RIDICULOUS TO BECOME UPSET OVER A THING LIKE THIS BUT IT MAKES YOU GET IRATE HAVING AN ITEM THAT HAS NEVER WORKED PROPERLY...MARIE ROSE...more info
SUPER IT'S LIGHTER THEN THE OTHER BAGLESS VACUUMS
1. EASY TO ASSEEMBLE
2. WORKS FAST
3. EASY TO MAINTAIN
4. EASY TO ORDER PARTS
5. I JUST LIKE IT
6. OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD TRY IT
JEROME VERTHEIN ...more info
Eureka vacuum cleaner Wasn't too thrilled when I found out that I have to put all of these parts together. If I had known that, I might have selected another brand....more info
Vacuuming seems less heinous a chore! Love this vacuum cleaner!! Very lightweight, love the compact size for condo storage, and am amazed at how much 'crud' this little thing picks up! I was actually rather grossed-out by how much it picked up after my Dirt Devil bit-the-dust (literally). I hadn't realized I was such a slob. Heh. Yeesh! Great vacuum cleaner for the price! ...more info
Good Bargain This is a good little vacuum - easy to use, not real heavy and bulky and lots of onboard tools....great price too...more info