Electrolux UltraSilencer Deep Clean Vacuum
As a introductory priced HEPA vacuum cleaner, the Electrolux Versatility offers you versatile cleaning and convenient features in one upright
package. With true value added features and little cost to maintain, the Electrolux Versatility is a solid vacuum cleaner for those with
carpet homes and pets. Taking our sample model, I used the EL8052 for a weekend, and this is what I found.
What I like about the Electrolux UltraSilencer Vacuum
Right off the bat, I noticed the weight, or lack thereof, with the Electrolux Ultra Silencer. It's a good weight if you
have to carry this little guy up and down the stairs and the handle is nicely hidden in the back of the canister. When I turned the
canister on, I was pleasantly surprised by the noise level. Even on the highest suction, the noise level still stays below
most comparably priced canisters.
Fingertip controls simply can't be beat! Many canister vacuums have the brushroll control integrated into the handle, and there are even a few
that will place the power button for the vacuum on the handle, but this model includes these as well as your height adjustment. Combine this with the automatic cord rewind,
it nearly completely eliminated me having to bend down or lean over to adjust anything, despite cleaning across all of my different types of flooring.
I tested the versatility of this vacuum throughout my house. I started in the bedroom where I have high pile carpeting, then
moved into the living room where the carpet is low pile. This was a smooth transition from one height to another, and the suction
was easy to adjust. Next was the bathroom. Again, changing the height and suction was a cinch, and it was an easy switch of the
button to turn off the brush roll to use just suction to clean the small area of my bathroom floor. Turning around and going right
back to the hallway, I didn't miss a beat in switching the brush roll back on to take care of the rest of the carpeted hall way. Across multiple
surfaces, this compact canister vacuum performed up to my expectations!
The soft wheels and long cord made it easy to not only clean several rooms at once but transition from room to room with
ease. There was no lifting required to get over the transition pieces between the rooms or height differences, and no continuously plugging in the unit into the closest outlet.
And though I only used it a few times, the wand has good reach.
The Microseal system in the newer Electrolux vacuums assures me that allergens, pet hair and dust will not be leaving the vacuum once
they are picked up. Combined with a HEPA filter, the Ultra Silencer Deep Clean captures 99.97% of particles 0.3 micron or larger, and rest of debris is
trapped in the Style S vacuum bag. The color is also a nice addition to this canister vacuum. It gives it a clean, sharp look that compliments the quality of this machine.
Maintenance is made easy by the filter and dust bag indicators on the canister. The digital display in a fairly large step up from more traditional displays
that simply rely on suction to let you know when the bag is full. Once it's time to change the filter or dust bag, indicators will illuminate in red writing
that says "S-Bag" or "Filter" and that's when it's time to pop open the canister and replace these items. Both replacement parts are pretty inexpensive and
can be found just about anywhere. S-bags are easy to slide in and out of the grooves, and the HEPA filter (aka the exhaust filter) is just as easy to
replace. I found that it's likely a good idea to pick up a washable HEPA filter or two. When the one that is included with the EL7063A wears out, replace it with a washable one.
Then, after a few months of use, you can wash it and plug in the second washable filter while the first dries for a day or two. My 2 quart dust bag
lasted me about 2 1/2 months, but the HEPA filter shouldn't need to be changed but every 6-12 months, or whenever my vacuum tells me to!
What I do not like about the UltraSilencer Vacuum
The accessories were not my favorite part about this product. Although the dusting brush and crevice tool can be stowed on the handle, there was no room
for the upholstery tool. It was also inconvenient to remove the accessories while vacuuming and put them in the closet. A compartment for these tools seems
to be a better design, and would lessen the chance of losing them. The hose was also a little stiff, but with everything else having such a smooth
transition, it wasn't a big deal.
As a pet owner, I may be changing the bags more frequently than I would if the UltraSilencer or the dust bags were a bit larger. For apartments or smaller
households this is a dandy option, and there's money to be saved by opting for a couple washable HEPA filters instead of simply going for the replacements.
In all, I was very satisfied with the performance of this Electrolux Ultra Silencer Deep Clean. Compact and lightweight, the stylish EL7063A is efficient, quiet and easily fit in my
closet when I was finished. Personally, I like the convenience of the digital display and the fingertip controls, and the overall look and style. It doesn't hurt that it's much
quieter than comparable models (including Dyson). And, with its sealed system and HEPA filtration, this Electrolux bagged vacuum is suitable for any household allergies.