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A civil economy, transforming the market in the twenty-first century

Creator: Severyn Ten Haut Bruyn | Political Science - 2000-04-20

The NAD determined that Oreck's demonstration was an inaccurate representation of cleaning superiority. The Hoover Company challenged the accuracy of Oreck's broadcast and print advertising and its product demonstration.

Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr

About this book
A civil society is one in which a democratic government and a market economy operate together. The idea of the civil economy--encompassing a democratic government and a market economy--presumes that people can solve social problems within the market itself. This book explores the relationship between the two, examining the civil underpinnings of capitalism and investigating the way a civil economy evolves in history and is developed for the future by careful planning.Severyn T. Bruyn describes how people in three sectors--government, business, and the Third Sector (nonprofits and civil groups)--can develop an accountable, self-regulating, profitable, humane, and competitive system of markets that could be described as a civil economy. He examines how government officials can organize markets to reduce government costs; how local leaders deal with global corporations that would unfairly exploit their community resources; and how employees can become coparticipants in the development of human values in markets.A Civil Economy is oriented to interdiciplinary studies of the economy, assisting scholars in diverse fields, such as business management, sociology, political science, and economics, in developing a common language to examine civic problems in the marketplace.As an undergraduate text, it evokes a mode of thought about the development of a self-accountable system of markets. Students learn to understand how the market economy becomes socially accountable and self-reliant, while remaining productive, competitive, and profitable.Sveryn T. Bruyn is Professor of Sociology, Boston College.


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A comprehensive index to company and industry information in business journals.



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  • Hoover

    Hoover Platinum Collection Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister, UH30010COM

    Home (Hoover)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Hoover

    Terrific product! (3/14/09)

    Hoover Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister (UH30010COM) (3/14/09)Overall, this is a terrific vacuum. The person who will be happiest with this combination is the person who: (1) wants a lightweight vacuum, (2) has mostly carpet in their home, (3) has carpeted stairs, and (4) uses attachments.I liked my old vacuum, so using the LBU has been an eye-opening experience for me: I didn't realize how much effort I was exerting with my old upright with attachments - not only heavier, but so much bending and stooping to change settings or get tools.At 11 pounds, the LBU is 2 to 3 pounds heavier- but less expensive - than competing models. Bonuses: it has a longer cord and a stair cleaning handle.Competing models -Hoover LBU, 11 lbs list $300/retail $300 (includes canister), 6 yr warrantyRiccar RSL5; 8 lbs list $710/ retail $500 (without canister), 3 yr warrantyOreck XL Gold: 9 lbs list $600/ retail $500 (includes... 5/5 User425 (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Hoover Platinum Collection Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister, UH30010COM (Kitchen) Hoover Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister (UH30010COM) (3/14/09)Overall, this is a terrific vacuum. The person who will be happiest with this combination is the person who: (1) wants a lightweight vacuum, (2) has mostly carpet in their home, (3) has carpeted stairs, and (4) uses attachments.I liked my old vacuum, so using the LBU has been an eye-opening experience for me: I didn't realize how much effort I was exerting with my old upright with attachments - not only heavier, but so much bending and stooping to change settings or get tools.At 11 pounds, the LBU is 2 to 3 pounds heavier- but less expensive - than competing models. Bonuses: it has a longer cord and a stair cleaning handle.Competing models -Hoover LBU, 11 lbs list $300/retail $300 (includes canister), 6 yr warrantyRiccar RSL5; 8 lbs list $710/ retail $500 (without canister), 3 yr warrantyOreck XL Gold: 9 lbs list $600/ retail $500 (includes... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 15, 2009

    Finally ... a Vacuum Cleaning System Worth the Money

    First, a disclaimer of sorts .... I'm a long-term, died-in-the-wool Hoover evangelist. No, I don't work for Hoover, but I've always used them religiously for over 30 years. I've tried switching off to other top-of-the-line brands (Oreck, Eureka, Kenmore, etc.), but I always return to Hoover for their unsurpassed cleaning power and reliability.That does not, however, mean they were perfect.* The Hoover WindTunnel U6439 bagged upright that I've had for the last several years would suck up a Buick. Unfortunately, it also rivaled a Buick in the weight category. Although it's supposedly a "self-propelled" model, I felt like I had to go into training in order to vacuum my house. It became something I would put off because I wasn't sure I had the strength to wrestle this bulky beast all over my house.* The WindTunnel controls which allow you to change the brush height from carpet to floor were manual, hard-to-move levers on the brush housing which... 5/5 Jan Schroeder (Denver, CO) - See all my reviews This review is from: Hoover Platinum Collection Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister, UH30010COM (Kitchen) First, a disclaimer of sorts .... I'm a long-term, died-in-the-wool Hoover evangelist. No, I don't work for Hoover, but I've always used them religiously for over 30 years. I've tried switching off to other top-of-the-line brands (Oreck, Eureka, Kenmore, etc.), but I always return to Hoover for their unsurpassed cleaning power and reliability.That does not, however, mean they were perfect.* The Hoover WindTunnel U6439 bagged upright that I've had for the last several years would suck up a Buick. Unfortunately, it also rivaled a Buick in the weight category. Although it's supposedly a "self-propelled" model, I felt like I had to go into training in order to vacuum my house. It became something I would put off because I wasn't sure I had the strength to wrestle this bulky beast all over my house.* The WindTunnel controls which allow you to change the brush height from carpet to floor were manual, hard-to-move levers on the brush housing which... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 24, 2009

    Can the canister - Not your best Hoover

    We read the overwhelming positive reviews and decided, with confidence, to buy our first nice vacuum. We were extremely pleased with the upright vacuum. It's lightweight just as others had promised. It sucked up everything and even felt cool to operate. Huge bag, nice filtration, excellent light and comfortable design. We were pleased!Then came time to vacuum the hardwood, linoleum and stairs. I took out the "handy" shoulder-strapped canister, placed the floor tip on and went to work. OUCH!!! This thing is so loud and bulky. The motor whines with a loud high pitch when tools are on and it only does an average job of sucking up our normal dust and dirt. The on-board tools fall out every time you pick up the canister and there's no cord rewind at all. Just the cord. (No hooks & no rewind option) The Hepa bag is tiny and fills immediately. The replacement bags aren't cheap either. No way would I put up with this.We're normal people that require a versatile... 3/5 Samary (Colorado) - See all my reviews This review is from: Hoover Platinum Collection Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister, UH30010COM (Kitchen) We read the overwhelming positive reviews and decided, with confidence, to buy our first nice vacuum. We were extremely pleased with the upright vacuum. It's lightweight just as others had promised. It sucked up everything and even felt cool to operate. Huge bag, nice filtration, excellent light and comfortable design. We were pleased!Then came time to vacuum the hardwood, linoleum and stairs. I took out the "handy" shoulder-strapped canister, placed the floor tip on and went to work. OUCH!!! This thing is so loud and bulky. The motor whines with a loud high pitch when tools are on and it only does an average job of sucking up our normal dust and dirt. The on-board tools fall out every time you pick up the canister and there's no cord rewind at all. Just the cord. (No hooks & no rewind option) The Hepa bag is tiny and fills immediately. The replacement bags aren't cheap either. No way would I put up with this.We're normal people that require a versatile... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2009
    List Price: $299.99
    Lightweight bagged upright vacuum cleaner (UH30010) with powerful 12 amp motor
    Includes canister vacuum (SH10010), bare-floor brush, dusting brush, crevice tool, and telescoping wand
    Measures approximately 15-1/2-by-13 by 45 inches; 5-year limited warranty
    Illuminated fingertip controls, 2 speeds, self-sealing HEPA bag, check-bag indicator
    Direct air-flow technology and wind-tunnel technology for fast, efficient results


  • Oreck Commercial

    Oreck Commercial 2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum, Blue

    BISS (Oreck Commercial)

    Rating (425 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Oreck Commercial

    Orecks are AWESOME !!!

    0 5/5 Bev Russell - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oreck Commercial 2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum, Blue (Misc.) I purchased my second Oreck a month ago... I decided I wanted to keep my first one downstairs and not have to bring it up and downstairs.... my 2nd Oreck is a commercial model... almost vacuums by itself... so very lightweight ... I LOVE it... I clean house for my daughter who is going through chemo... she has a Dyson.... I have a backache for at least a day after using that vacuum... sure do appreciate the light weightness of the Oreck.... but is has ALOT of "suck" power... HIGHLY recommend this vacuum !!!!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 15, 2012

    NONE COMPARE

    0 5/5 Linda L. Beacham (Colorado Springs, Colorado United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oreck Commercial 2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum, Blue (Misc.) Cleaning houses is what I do and I do that with Orecks. I have four and this one is the best! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 16, 2011

    Only One to Own

    0 5/5 Sandra Lee (Seattle WA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Oreck Commercial 2100RHS 8 Pound Commercial Upright Vacuum, Blue (Misc.) I bought this for my 92 year old mother who insists on doing her own vacuuming and only wants to use an Oreck. This one is light enough for her to move around, works beautifully, and is a good value. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 25, 2010
    List Price: $299.00
    Upright vacuum cleaner with 12-inch-wide cleaning path is better suited for cleaning carpets than typical canister vacuum cleaners and takes up less space for storage
    Measures 6 x 13 x 35 inches (H x W x D); weighs 8.2 pounds
    Automatic floor adjustment enables the vacuum cleaner to move between carpets and hard surfaces without changes to manual settings
    Helping Hand handle has received Ease-of-Use Commendation from Arthritis Foundation; on/off switch is located in handgrip for convenience
    Powerful, high-speed, balanced brush roll with double helix brushes whirls at 6,500 RPM and move debris toward the vacuum inlet for cleaning


  • ORECK Commercial

    Oreck Commercial BB900DGR XL Pro 5 Super Compact Canister Vacuum, 30' Power Cord

    BISS (ORECK Commercial)

    Rating (65 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    ORECK Commercial

    I Like this Vacuum

    I don't understand why this vac doesn't get more attention here on Amazon. I kept dismissing it because there was very little info and the one star review. It was three times the price of the Eureka 71B that I was considering as my top choice.After some availability problems for the 71B I came to realize I didn't really want or need the roller brush on my quick use hand held vac. We have a lot of long hair in our family and I would be always cutting it out of the roller brush, like I have to do with our large main carpet vac.I reconsidered my price range and looked at the Hoover Porta Power and the Oreck XL Pro that I am reviewing here... 4/5 Barkingmad (Colorado (wild west) USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I don't understand why this vac doesn't get more attention here on Amazon. I kept dismissing it because there was very little info and the one star review. It was three times the price of the Eureka 71B that I was considering as my top choice.Eureka 71B Hand-Held VacuumAfter some availability problems for the 71B I came to realize I didn't really want or need the roller brush on my quick use hand held vac. We have a lot of long hair in our family and I would be always cutting it out of the roller brush, like I have to do with our large main carpet vac.I reconsidered my price range and looked at the Hoover Porta Power and the Oreck XL Pro that I am reviewing here... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 12, 2011

    This vacuum sucks but in a good way. :)

    0 5/5 Dr. Si - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I have 2 Orecks at my house and wanted a small canister vacuum for my second home. In spite of the fact that there was only one review and it was 1/5 I purchased this unit and am happy. The flexible tube is 24 inches long and extends to 32 inches and the extension tube is 19 inches but extends to 30 inches so that's a full 5 feet of reach, and the unit is hanging from your shoulder at waist height. In case you don't figure it out there is a button on the tube to allow the extension to open to full-length. I'm over 6 feet tall and can use the crevice tool on the floor with no problems and without leaning over. It would be nice if it had come with a few replacement bags but not a deal breaker.Oreck Xl® Pro 5 Compact Canister Vacuum 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 3, 2011

    Broke within a week of use, Oreck has been unresponsive

    0 1/5 jls - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) A week after I purchased this item, the extender piece cracked. I contacted Oreck via phone as per the warranty and was told to fax the receipt and explanation to them complete with my phone and mail address. 2 1/2 months later I still have not received a response from my fax although I was told over the phone they would ship a replacement part to me immediately upon receiving the receipt. The vacuum works great otherwise but mine is now fixed up with duct tape. I am VERY VERY disappointed in Oreck customer service and I would hesitate to purchase another Oreck product in the future. NOTE: this is not a reflection on the distributor of the product since the vacuum arrived on time and in excellent condition. The problem lies with Oreck and their warranty customer service. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 27, 2011
    List Price: $169.00
    30-foot power cord enables the vacuum to cover larger area without changing outlets than vacuums with shorter cords
    Adjustable extension wand and 4-foot hose help facilitate cleaning overhead vents, ceiling fans, and other high places
    Canister vacuum cleaner with shoulder strap and integrated handle for portability
    Measures 8 x 6 x 15 inches (H x W x D); weighs 5 pounds; has 1-quart capacity
    4-amp, two-stage bypass motor is more powerful than typical flow-through motors and has a greater vacuuming capability than single-stage motors


  • Panasonic

    Panasonic MC-CG917 "OptiFlow" Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (Panasonic)

    Rating (350 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Panasonic

    Excellent Vacuum

    January 2013 UPDATE: It's been a year that I've owned and used this vacuum. I thought it important to add an update so here it is: This is an EXCELLENT vacuum and works as well a year later as it did upon purchase. I have no doubt that it will last for years to come. One word of caution: DO NOT USE THE POWER VAC DIRECTLY ON ANYTHING BUT CARPETING! I know that sounds stupid but I used to cheat and use my old Kenmore power vac (the heavy duty part used for carpeting) on my furniture if I was in a rush... never had a problem with the Kenmore (which tells you that the suction wasn't that great). HOWEVER, the Panasonic's power/suction is so terrific that it damaged my upholstery fabric... pretty much chewed it up! I mean it really did some damage! This is not a negative for the vacuum... it just goes to show what a powerful vacuum this is and what a GREAT job it does on my carpeting! It was such a dumb/stupid thing for me to do but I certainly learned my lesson and that couch... 5/5 D. ONEILL "doneill" (Charlotte, NC) - See all my reviews, January 13, 2012

    Nicely built, excellent performance. Just a few minor issues.

    Overall I'm very pleased with this vacuum. It excels in the areas that are most important in a vacuum - it picks up dirt very well and it is solidly built.I find the second factor (build quality) to be something that's becoming harder to find these days. For example, I had a Hoover bagless canister that performed very well, but lasted less than 3 years before calling it quits. Along the way it started shedding pieces, such as a cracked hose, an on-again, off-again working status for the power head, and so forth. The Panasonic, however, feels very substantial, especially the hose. I know you're not supposed to pull it along by the hose connection, but I do (and I suspect that many others do as well). The hose is made of thick plastic and the end connectors seem very well up to the task of being stressed now and again.This is my second Panasonic vac - the other one is about 2 or 3 years old and works (and looks) as good as it did on day one (albeit some scuffing... 5/5 Comdet - See all my reviews, December 7, 2011

    Pretty good for a mid-priced canister vacuum

    Update April 30, 2014:I can't believe this vacuum is almost two and a half years old already. It's holding up extremely well. Impressed with how clean it stays inside the canister--not a lot of dust and debris like we've had with some vacuums. I guess the bag seals well at the entry point, the filtration system is good. There have been no problems at all with this device.----My wife and I have been using the OptiFlow canister vacuum cleaner for a few weeks now, and we agree that it competes quite well with the CR-recommended Sears unit we also own. We like to keep two vacuums: one for upstairs and one for downstairs most of the year, and then we take one of them to our little summer cabin to use there during the summer.As mentioned elsewhere, there's lots of plastic in this device.Advantages:1. Good sucking power--not as strong as the other device we have, but probably 90 or 95% as much. A close second.2. Good... 4/5 J. Friedman "J-F" (Upstate NY USA) - See all my reviews, January 19, 2012
    List Price: $332.99
    Tools on-board include: (Floor brush, Dusting & Upholstery Brush, Crevice Tool, Pet Turbine Mini-brush) and Alumimum Telescopic Wand
    OptiFlow System with separate large bag caddy for easy emptying of dust bag and 20% more use of bag for optimum bag usage and airflow
    Measures: 12" (L) x 8.75" (W) x 21.5" (H), 12.3 lbs, Ebony & Green
    Power Nozzle with Overload Protection reset, Bare Floor switch on handle
    Powerful "Bag" Canister with 12 Amp Motor, 24 foot Power cord w/Cord Reel


  • Panasonic

    Panasonic MC-UL915 "Jet Force" Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, Metallic Red

    Home (Panasonic)

    Rating (217 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Panasonic

    No Rush to Judgment, I Took My Time With This Machine

    I am an Oreck girl, I have used their machines for years; but I was starting to get a little curious about all the new technology out there and was wondering how they were going to improve on a relatively simple piece of equipment.Panasonic has really impressed me with this vacuum.First of all, this monster is heavy so the idea of hauling it up and down stairs will not appeal to most users. With that being said, it is my only complaint.I decided to put this new fangled machine to the test, I hauled out my Oreck, vacuumed the living room, it looked pretty good, no complaints, then I brought out the Panasonic. I darn near vacuumed up a small dogs worth of fur and dirt. Actually, I do not know where the dirt came from unless it was down in the pads somewhere. Just makes you wonder what you are walking on in your bare feet.That was impressive. Now, on to the next test.Power cord. Finally, a cord that is long enough that I... 5/5 Nancy "Stepfordmomto2" (CA USA) - See all my reviews, July 4, 2010

    Beyond *Realistic* Expectations

    I usually don't write product reviews for ANYTHING, let alone a stupid vacuum cleaner. But yet I'm taking the time to type this up:Maybe I have different expectations than the people who left poor reviews, but this thing is AWESOME! Seriously.I can echo all of the positive comments other users have posted. There's no need for me to go over them again.But I was a little concerned about the negative comments from a few customers (pre-purchase), so I thought I'd share my thoughts after using mine a few times:*** Comments about the canister being prone to spillage: I don't see the problem. The release handle removes the canister and is also a carrying handle for your trip to the trash can. There's no need to tip the thing over at any point. The trap door for the dirt is on the bottom.*** Comments about the "pre-filter" being prone to clogging: I've only had a problem when vacuuming large amounts of dog hair. Honestly, cleaning... 5/5 Just_a_Guy - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Panasonic MC-UL915 "Jet Force" Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, Metallic Red (Kitchen) I usually don't write product reviews for ANYTHING, let alone a stupid vacuum cleaner. But yet I'm taking the time to type this up:Maybe I have different expectations than the people who left poor reviews, but this thing is AWESOME! Seriously.I can echo all of the positive comments other users have posted. There's no need for me to go over them again.But I was a little concerned about the negative comments from a few customers (pre-purchase), so I thought I'd share my thoughts after using mine a few times:*** Comments about the canister being prone to spillage: I don't see the problem. The release handle removes the canister and is also a carrying handle for your trip to the trash can. There's no need to tip the thing over at any point. The trap door for the dirt is on the bottom.*** Comments about the "pre-filter" being prone to clogging: I've only had a problem when vacuuming large amounts of dog hair. Honestly, cleaning... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 11, 2012

    Great Vacuum/Love the Color!

    I am writing this review from the perspective of a user who has never owned an upright vacuum cleaner before. In my lifetime I have been spoiled by owning two Electrolux canister vacuum cleaners , which I love, but which are becoming rather expensive for my taste. However, I have used several uprights over the years owned by friends and family, and have never been very impressed with them.This vacuum has changed my opinion of uprights. It has taken a bit of getting used to and learning how to use, but I love it. When I received this vacuum, I cleaned the main floor of my home and then carried it upstairs with no problem, and I am a senior citizen. I did not find it extremely heavy, maybe a tad awkward, but I think taking any vacuum up and down stairs is a bit of a task. I have continued to use this in my upstairs only, which is not used a great deal and does not get very dirty.I find that this vacuum does a great cleaning job. It picks up everything and... 5/5 annie "grannieannie" (Mid-MI) - See all my reviews, August 9, 2010
    List Price: $249.99
    Canister like handle for easy tool placement
    JetSpin cyclone "bagless" upright with powerful 12 amp dual motor system
    Measures 13-1/4-inch (L) by 14.24-inch (W) by 39-inch (H), Red Metallic finish
    QuickDraw2 with tools on board include aluminum telescopic wand, combo brush, crevice tool, pet air turbine brush, floor brush
    Dirt sensor technology, EZ bare floor switch


  • Panasonic

    Panasonic MC-CG902 Full Size Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (Panasonic)

    Rating (452 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Panasonic

    Same as Kenmore for Half the price!

    This vac might actually be worthy of a 5-star review, but I haven't used it long enough to have that strong of an opinion, so I'm giving it 4 stars for now.I never thought I'd buy a vacuum cleaner online -- I'm so picky about little things like ergonomics, how well it cleans, etc, and I know that shipping back an unwanted vac would be so expensive that I'd end up keeping a vac I didn't like.However, I had looked everywhere in town for a vac that did well in Consumer Reports testing but didn't cost a lot, and I'd had no luck. So, I went ahead and took a chance on this vac; it did really well in the latest Consumer Reports testing and had overall good reviews on Amazon. (BTW, don't confuse Consumer Reports with Consumer Digest; the latter is basically paid advertising designed to look like tests/reviews!).I've been using my new vacuum cleaner for a few days and really like it. I had a Kenmore Whispertone before that finally died and was surprised... 4/5 mm "working mom" (rural) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Panasonic MC-CG902 Full Size Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen) This vac might actually be worthy of a 5-star review, but I haven't used it long enough to have that strong of an opinion, so I'm giving it 4 stars for now.I never thought I'd buy a vacuum cleaner online -- I'm so picky about little things like ergonomics, how well it cleans, etc, and I know that shipping back an unwanted vac would be so expensive that I'd end up keeping a vac I didn't like.However, I had looked everywhere in town for a vac that did well in Consumer Reports testing but didn't cost a lot, and I'd had no luck. So, I went ahead and took a chance on this vac; it did really well in the latest Consumer Reports testing and had overall good reviews on Amazon. (BTW, don't confuse Consumer Reports with Consumer Digest; the latter is basically paid advertising designed to look like tests/reviews!).I've been using my new vacuum cleaner for a few days and really like it. I had a Kenmore Whispertone before that finally died and was surprised... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 8, 2011

    Good Machine, Good Value

    Overall, I'm happy with this product. It gets the job done better and more efficiently than the canister and upright vacuums I was using.Pros:- Off/floor/carpet slide switch is on the top of the handle - super convenient to run from rugs to bare floor and back.- Good suction - picks up small rocks.- The power head is low profile - gets under the toe kicks and sofa.- The long cord reaches several rooms, rewinds.- The extra floor attachment is ~9" and so gets into the nooks and crannies the powerhead won't.- The wand / powerhead clip on the unit when upright so it stores compactly in the closet.- Powerhead is light, a breeze to whip around the room, but see handle con.Cons:- The carpet height indicator is hard to see in anything but bright light.- The handle rotates freely 90d ccw, which is good for getting under the sofa if you're right-handed, but not so good if you're left handed. Also makes the... 4/5 Random Consumer - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Panasonic MC-CG902 Full Size Bag Canister Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen) Overall, I'm happy with this product. It gets the job done better and more efficiently than the canister and upright vacuums I was using.Pros:- Off/floor/carpet slide switch is on the top of the handle - super convenient to run from rugs to bare floor and back.- Good suction - picks up small rocks.- The power head is low profile - gets under the toe kicks and sofa.- The long cord reaches several rooms, rewinds.- The extra floor attachment is ~9" and so gets into the nooks and crannies the powerhead won't.- The wand / powerhead clip on the unit when upright so it stores compactly in the closet.- Powerhead is light, a breeze to whip around the room, but see handle con.Cons:- The carpet height indicator is hard to see in anything but bright light.- The handle rotates freely 90d ccw, which is good for getting under the sofa if you're right-handed, but not so good if you're left handed. Also makes the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 18, 2011

    Revised review - died after one year

    I got this vacuum after initially purchasing another brand and sending it back. This is exactly what I want a vacuum to be. It's lightweight to pull around. I had a similarly designed Hoover for 15 years and this is as powerful as it was, but much lighter and easier to maneuver. Cleverly designed so the handle can rotate to go under beds, etc. without too much stooping on my part, which is good since I have issues with my back. Best of all, it has really powerful suction, even on my deep pile carpets. It was also very easy to put together - I was able to put it together without help from my husband, who gets called in on the tough jobs. It would have gotten 5 enthusiastic stars from me, except for one minor design flaw. I like to use the brush attachment for dusting, but this b rush is so wide and narrow (what was wrong with round brushes?) that when you turn on the vacuum, the suction causes the soft plastic of the brush to close up completely! So basically, the brush tool... 2/5 L. Young "lisafx" (Clearwater, FL USA) - See all my reviews, December 26, 2010
    List Price: $279.99
    Quick Drow Tools on-board for easy access the includes: 2 Standard Wands, Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush and a bonus feature "Air Turbine", Headlight
    15" Cleaning Path, 24 Foot Cord length with Automatic Cord Reel, 12.5 Foot Attachment reach, Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment for proper setting for any carpet type. Please refer the User Manual
    Measures 15" (W) x 12.5" (L) x 44.5" (H), 17.6 lbs, Pepper Red finish
    Dual Active Edge Cleaning, HEPA Filter System to capture small particles such as allergens, irritants and pollutants
    Powerful 12AMP motor system which includes a Motor Protection System that bypazsses the motor and fan and directs the dirt right into the bag


  • Oreck

    Oreck Magnesium Bagged Upright Vacuum, LW100

    Home (Oreck)

    Rating (170 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Oreck

    Best vacuum cleaner I have owned

    I was always a bit skeptical of Oreck with their bowling ball commercial. I was given a chance to try out the Oreck Magnesium and didn't know what to expect. I find myself pleasantly surprised.First, the Magnesium is very light. The cord almost feels heavier than the entire vacuum cleaner itself. Set up took less than a minute. The Magnesium comes almost assembled - you just have to attached the handle, which doesn't require tools and takes a couple seconds.The rest of the construction feels solid, apart from the plastic tube near the back. I wish that was made of the same material as the handle. The bag and zipper parts also feel well made. I never owned a bagged vacuum cleaner before, but Oreck's bagged system actually works well. The bag seals itself, so there's no mess (unlike with my bagless cleaner that ends up spreading dust around when I dump it out). I'm also a sucker for the electric blue accent color of the bag portion.As for... 5/5 Quoad Toad (Chicago) - See all my reviews, June 5, 2012

    Good performance, high price, annual maintenance cost.

    I had always shied away from Orecks in the past. I have friends who absolutely adore them, but as they explained their experience with Oreck I was always unsure it was a good idea for me to buy an Oreck for myself.Why?Well, there are two reasons really.1) Regular maintenance despite a higher cost up front. Orecks cost more than most other vacuums as a rule. But once you pay the premium price, you have to take it to an Oreck service center annually to replace motor parts, gaskets, and belts. This is not the case with any other vacuum brand that I am aware of. Of course, my friends had their Oreck vacuum for years and years, but over the lifetime of the vacuum they continued to shell out money on something they already purchased.2) Orecks are never rated very highly by Consumer Reports. I've never seen any Oreck model in the top ten vacuums in independent testing of 50 vacuums.Now, my Oreck fanboy friends never like it when I point... 3/5 Just Trying to Help (USA) - See all my reviews, June 8, 2012

    Important Aspects To Consider

    First, some quick background info.I did quite a bit of research prior to this purchase. I own a 20 year old home in need of new carpet so, we decided to go with a high quality carpet; Mohawk SmartStrand Silk. This carpet is an average length cut yet super dense pile and it is a darn good thing that I asked our salesperson what vacuum was recommended. He gave me a certain model of Oreck vacuum.Prior to this I was looking into a Rainbow vacuum because I always wanted one but, I am glad I decided against it because a Rainbow vacuum requires some minor cleaning after each use, and my wife and I did not want the extra work. Secondly, I was considering a Miele because of the superior engineering and the quiet/easy operation. But, I began to consider an Oreck after it was recommended by our local flooring company that has a long standing positive reputation in our community of about a quarter million population.The local Tarjay has the Oreck Magnesium for sale... 5/5 Paul Fucich (Palmdale, CA) - See all my reviews, March 11, 2013
    List Price: $499.99
    HEPA inner bag captures at least 99.97% of particles at .3 microns from the air passing through it, including pollen, mold, dust and animal dander
    30 foot cord means fewer stops and speedier vacuuming
    Two speeds: high speed great for carpets, lower speed gentle enough for oriental and Persian rugs
    Constructed from incredibly durable magnesium, it delivers all of the strength and durability that you've come to expect in an Oreck vacuum.
    Has received Carpet & Rug Institute Seal of Approval


  • Panasonic

    Panasonic MC-CG301 Bag "Suction" Canister Vacuum Cleaner

    Home (Panasonic)

    Rating (101 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Panasonic

    Nozzle is NOT as in picture! [Updated!]

    Hi. Our older similar model of this type of Panasonic vacuum cleaner's switch broke, so ordered this one, judging this should be better than the old one, as it has a much better nozzle, in the picture. Once the package arrived, we were quite disappointed that the nozzle was NOT the one as in the picture, but a much cheaper & less functional one. The Panasonic home page shows the same picture with the 'better' nozzle. I should call up Panasonic for what's this all about. Other than that, works fine just like the old one, and now has a metal (not plastic) straight hose.[Update 2011/12/13]Hi again. After a lengthly process of calling Panasonic USA many times over near a month, the proper 'as in the picture' nozzle head arrived at my doorsteps suddenly. Yep, this is the one. A bit shorter in width, though has wheels and an extra degree of freedom. Please see my posted pictures. The Part # YMV96QAR000. I would suggest all buyers to check if they received the correct... 4/5 JUNJI M "Junji M" (Earth) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Panasonic MC-CG301 Bag "Suction" Canister Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen) Hi. Our older similar model of this type of Panasonic vacuum cleaner's switch broke, so ordered this one, judging this should be better than the old one, as it has a much better nozzle, in the picture. Once the package arrived, we were quite disappointed that the nozzle was NOT the one as in the picture, but a much cheaper & less functional one. The Panasonic home page shows the same picture with the 'better' nozzle. I should call up Panasonic for what's this all about. Other than that, works fine just like the old one, and now has a metal (not plastic) straight hose.[Update 2011/12/13]Hi again. After a lengthly process of calling Panasonic USA many times over near a month, the proper 'as in the picture' nozzle head arrived at my doorsteps suddenly. Yep, this is the one. A bit shorter in width, though has wheels and an extra degree of freedom. Please see my posted pictures. The Part # YMV96QAR000. I would suggest all buyers to check if they received the correct... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 18, 2011

    Just what I was looking for

    0 5/5 Rainy Daze - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Panasonic MC-CG301 Bag "Suction" Canister Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen) I needed a small vacuum for my RV that was light and easy to use and powerful and this is it! The dust bag is so easy to change. I also use it to blow the leaves off my deck. It is not as powerful as a leaf blower, but it still does the trick. If you have throw rugs you would have to adjust the lever on the wand so it is not as powerful, but it works well on rugs too and I have 1 dog and two cats in the RV. It is well worth the money! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 12, 2011

    A revelation

    Just got this, so no long-term reliability comments, but it seems well-madeWhat I like:Light - so easy to carry up and down stairs - you can easily carry it with one hand.Tiny - it fits on one stair. It sits vertically or horizontallyRetractable chord - An absolute mustPowerful - It picks up more dirt than my shop vacBagged (how the heck is having to empty a disgusting can of filth considered an innovation? The bags are $1/each and well worth it.Design - This is the iPod of vacuums - the design of the motor is first-rate - it rolls well, is easy to carry, and even has a little notch to hold the wand in place in the closet. Bravo.What I don't like:No power-brush head - you have to spend another $100 on a bigger, bulkier unit to get this featureOnly two attachments! The (non power) floor attachment works great and there is a crevice tool, but a brush tool at the very least would be appreciatedNo place for... 4/5 A guy from Philly (Philadelphia, PA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Panasonic MC-CG301 Bag "Suction" Canister Vacuum Cleaner (Kitchen) Just got this, so no long-term reliability comments, but it seems well-madeWhat I like:Light - so easy to carry up and down stairs - you can easily carry it with one hand.Tiny - it fits on one stair. It sits vertically or horizontallyRetractable chord - An absolute mustPowerful - It picks up more dirt than my shop vacBagged (how the heck is having to empty a disgusting can of filth considered an innovation? The bags are $1/each and well worth it.Design - This is the iPod of vacuums - the design of the motor is first-rate - it rolls well, is easy to carry, and even has a little notch to hold the wand in place in the closet. Bravo.What I don't like:No power-brush head - you have to spend another $100 on a bigger, bulkier unit to get this featureOnly two attachments! The (non power) floor attachment works great and there is a crevice tool, but a brush tool at the very least would be appreciatedNo place for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 19, 2012
    List Price: $99.99
    "Suction only" 12" Floor Nozzle with Crevice Tool attachment included, 17 Foot Cord lenth with Automatic Cord Reel, 5 Foot Hose
    Measures 10.1" (W) x 12.2" (L) x 9.2" (H), 9.4lbs, Red finish
    Convenient Blower Function that when you attached the hose to the blower port you have a simple efficent way to extract dirt from hard to reach nooks and crannies.
    Powerful 11AMP motor system, Bag design so not touching the dirt again
    Soft Wheels are gentle on floors and makes the turning the vacuum easy


  • Panasonic

    Panasonic "Jet Force Bagless" Upright Vacuum Cleaner MC-UL425, Dynamic Blue & Black finish

    Home (Panasonic)

    Rating (169 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Panasonic

    Great vacuum from Panasonic - lightweight, lossless suction comparable to Dyson. But read on for side-by-side comparisons...

    We tested *most* of the top-selling vacuums on Amazon, in side-by-side tests. First, two observations:(1) Dyson is not the "best" vacuum ever made, but they do have the best marketing. If you're looking for the "best" vacuum, let's reframe the question a little bit - perhaps what's the best vacuum under $500 or under $1000? If you're looking for the "best", be prepared to spend a minimum of $2,000-$3,000 for a commercial upright or whole-house system.(2) About rating systems - only side-by-side comparisons make sense to us. A friend owns a Ferrari, and complains about expensive tune-ups. He would give his Ferrari 3 stars on a bad day, 4 stars on a good day. My dad really likes his Hyundai, and would give it 5 stars. Does that make Hyundai better than Ferrari? We believe only in comparing apples to apples.Wish we could just say "XYZ is the best at everything, buy it!" ... but the fact is, each vacuum has its pros and cons. Some are better at area... 5/5 Mad Max (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews, January 16, 2013

    Great Vacuum

    0 4/5 Stephenie - See all my reviews This review is from: Panasonic "Jet Force Bagless" Upright Vacuum Cleaner MC-UL425, Dynamic Blue & Black finish (Misc.) Purchased this vacuum in August 2012...I would rate it highly. Only complaint is that the top round 4 inch filter on the unit seems to get dirty rather quickly (which probably means it's working fine to trap dust). All you have to do is wash it out with water to clean it...the problem is that it takes forever for it to dry out (24 hours is suggested). Thus you can't use the vacuum until that filter is completely dry. I ended up having to purchase a second filter, which I can pop in while the first one is drying, should you want to use the vacuum again in less than 24 hours.Took me awhile with Panasonic on the phone to get the part number and finally get it ordered. (Part Number: AC44KDMTZOOO Price: $11.44 plus shipping and tax) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 19, 2012

    Powerful, Small to Mid-Size Vacuum Cleaner (4-stars)

    0 4/5 Debbie Lee Wesselmann (the Lehigh Valley, PA) - See all my reviews, July 26, 2012
    List Price: $129.99
    Measures 12-inch (L) by 13.5-inch W by 42-inch (H), dynamic blue/black finish, 16-pound
    Automatic carpet height adjustment, dual active edge cleaner, 24 foot cord, 13-inch nozzle width
    Lightweight "Jet Force" 12-Amp Motor Upright Bagless Technology for easy cleaning
    Cyclonic Filterless Cup for easy handling of dust particles; HEPA Filter System
    Pet Friendly with bonus Air Turbine included; Quickdraw on-board tools
    Bare Floor Agitator Shutoff; Automatic Carpet Height Adjustment, Soft Wheels for the elimination for scratching floors, Automatic 24 Foot Cord Reel, Dual Active Edge Cleaner


  • Zenith Technologies, LLC.

    VTplus by Soniclean: The First and Only Vacuum Cleaner To Use Sonic Cleaning Technology

    Home (Zenith Technologies, LLC.)

    Rating (32 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Zenith Technologies, LLC.

    Note to Seniors (and anyone else who will listen)

    I am 74 years old and I have arthritis. When my old Hoover lightweight finally kicked, I thought I'd get modern and buy one of those high-end highly touted bagless vacs. Big mistake. I realized that once I'd finished vacuuming, I had to spend virtually equal time emptying the cup (dust going everywhere) and washing out the filters. If I needed to vac again before the filter stuff was dry, that stalled my agenda. Vacuuming is tedious enough without having to clean the machine extensively as well.So now I've just bought a Soniclean. First, assembly. Okay. Some-assembly-required makes me apprehensive, so I opened the box with trepidation. Just one screw into one hole with one Allen wrench (provided), with kindergarten-clear instructions. Yes. I can do this. (Fringe benefit: a sense of accomplishment.)Cleaning: First, the hose is a decent length. I can do the entire main floor of my house with one outlet change. Second, profile: the low nose on the... 5/5 Bookworm 426 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: VTplus by Soniclean: The First and Only Vacuum Cleaner To Use Sonic Cleaning Technology (Kitchen) I am 74 years old and I have arthritis. When my old Hoover lightweight finally kicked, I thought I'd get modern and buy one of those high-end highly touted bagless vacs. Big mistake. I realized that once I'd finished vacuuming, I had to spend virtually equal time emptying the cup (dust going everywhere) and washing out the filters. If I needed to vac again before the filter stuff was dry, that stalled my agenda. Vacuuming is tedious enough without having to clean the machine extensively as well.So now I've just bought a Soniclean. First, assembly. Okay. Some-assembly-required makes me apprehensive, so I opened the box with trepidation. Just one screw into one hole with one Allen wrench (provided), with kindergarten-clear instructions. Yes. I can do this. (Fringe benefit: a sense of accomplishment.)Cleaning: First, the hose is a decent length. I can do the entire main floor of my house with one outlet change. Second, profile: the low nose on the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 17, 2014

    Soniclean

    Let's start off by talking about assembly. I always get nervous when things aren't put together for me. But the Soniclean was fairly simple, The only thing that really needed to be done was attaching the handle, which took a few minutes at most. Once that was done, we were ready to start cleaning. One of the things I noticed about this vacuum right away is that it's extremely light weight. Its great for carting up and down the steps. The handle also bends all the way down to the floor, making it easy to slide the head under beds and chairs. It is a little too big to fit under my sofa but depending on how high it stands off the ground, some people would be able to squeeze it under there as well.As far as suction, this sucker is definitely powerful. I had no trouble picking up clumps of cat and dog hair, and those pesky cheerios came up easily as well in most areas. Because of the dual setting, I also found it worked great sweeping up the excess cat litter that got kicked... 4/5 NewAgeMama (New Jersey) - See all my reviews, August 28, 2013

    Best Upright Vacuum Ever!

    First of all, it was easy to assemble with clear instructions. The upper handle is easily inserted into the vacuum. I have arthritis in my hands and was impressed at how ergonomically the handle was made. Finally, no pain holding onto the vacuum as I maneuver it around the house. The upper cord hook needed to be installed with an allen wrench (included). You wind the cord around the upper and lower cord hook. The upper hook can be rotated to release all of the cord when you need it. I was impressed once again at how thoughtfully the vacuum had been engineered. The automatic air freshener was easy to insert. I haven't changed the bag yet, but I'm sure that also will be well done. This vacuum can really clean, and yet it is not stressful on the operator (me). We have three floors in our home. This vacuum is lightweight and easy to carry up and down. It's smaller width allows it to go into places I was unable to reach with our old upright vacuum and also the Electrolux canister vacuum we... 5/5 Reader in Upstate NY - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: VTplus by Soniclean: The First and Only Vacuum Cleaner To Use Sonic Cleaning Technology (Kitchen) First of all, it was easy to assemble with clear instructions. The upper handle is easily inserted into the vacuum. I have arthritis in my hands and was impressed at how ergonomically the handle was made. Finally, no pain holding onto the vacuum as I maneuver it around the house. The upper cord hook needed to be installed with an allen wrench (included). You wind the cord around the upper and lower cord hook. The upper hook can be rotated to release all of the cord when you need it. I was impressed once again at how thoughtfully the vacuum had been engineered. The automatic air freshener was easy to insert. I haven't changed the bag yet, but I'm sure that also will be well done. This vacuum can really clean, and yet it is not stressful on the operator (me). We have three floors in our home. This vacuum is lightweight and easy to carry up and down. It's smaller width allows it to go into places I was unable to reach with our old upright vacuum and also the Electrolux canister vacuum we... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 18, 2014
    MORE SUCTION AND CLEANS BETTER than DYSON, ORECK AND SHARK*
    Patented Sonic Bar Delivering 200 Vibrations Per Second
    *Based on LMS 2012 Test Method regarding suction and average cleaning ability for particles 0.2-100 microns in size. Actual results may vary on carpet type and particle size. Dyson DC 41 Multi Floor, Oreck Graphite & Shark Rotator Professional.
    35 Foot Power Cord; Weighs Only 10.5 Pounds; 3 Year Motor Warranty; Lifetime Belt Warranty
    Patented Jam Protection Feature; Sonicfresh Fragrance Dispensing System


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