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| Amazing Sebo D4 Canister Vacuum|
Reviewed by: Another allergy sufferer from Middletown, Ohio
I am so glad I purchased this vacuum. The quality is top notch and it cleans extremely well. I have tile, wood, and wall to wall carpeting in my home. It tackles each one of these effortlessly. It has a 40 ft cord that allows me to plug it in one electrical outlet to clean my entire one story home. 3 tools stored on board are the crevice tool, upholstery tool, and a dusting brush with soft bristles. The D4 also comes with a parquet floor tool for all your hard surface flooring. The suction on the vacuum is controlled from the handle with + and - buttons. The on button has an led light, that circles the button. The faster it goes the more suction you have, the slower it goes the less suction you have. All you have to do is look at the led to judge the amount of suction. The power nozzle that comes with this vacuum is one of the best I have ever used. Your carpets will look brand new. If you get hair or string wrapped around the brush roll no problem. The brush roll pops out for easy cleaning. If you have delicate carpets, Sebo offers a softer brush roll that can be changed out in less than a minute. The Sebo D4 has an extra large easy to change dust bag and two filters that need changing after 8 dust bags are used. This is a completely sealed system with better that HEPA filtration. The price is comparable to Miele's and less than the top of the line Aerus cleaners. If you are looking for a vacuum cleaner, please take a look at the Sebo D4. You won't be disappointed.
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Q1: i have all hardwood floors with area rugs. A friend gave me a rainbow and I hate it. I am looking for a simple vacuum that has great suction.
On the lower end of the price scale you could opt for a Miele Capri
. It has great suction and comes with two brushes to handle both smooth flooring as well as area rugs. I would go with that model if the area rugs have low to medium height carpet. If the carpet is thicker, you might want to consider moving away from the air driven carpet brush of the Capri and instead leaning towards the Miele Titan
. This one has the same smooth floor tool but has an electrically driven carpet brush. This powerbrush is better for thicker and medium to high pile carpet. The Titan also comes standard with a HEPA filter, and after a year, if you don't want to stick with it, you can always step down to the Super Air Clean filter, which comes standard in every box of bags. Both of these Miele models will provide excellent suction for many years, and like all Miele vacuums, they come with a seven year warranty on the motor, and both are quiet particularly when compared to other vacuum brands.
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SEBO Airbelt D4 Premium Vacuum Cleaners
In an expansion of the SEBO line of canister vacuum cleaners, the SEBO Airbelt D4 vacuum cleaners truly gives SEBO a
premium series of canister vacuums, comparable to other high end canister vacuum cleaner manufacturers. The D4 canister series
retains the feature that have made SEBO the vacuum cleaner of choice amongst cleaning professionals. Add to this several
upgraded features that the older Airbelt vacuums lacked, and you have a top of the line canister vacuum cleaner well suited for
any type of flooring. With your demo model, this is what I found.
There are three models to choose from and each varies in only 2 ways. The black and white D4 canisters are very similar in that the features are
identical to each other with the only difference between them being the color. The Airbelt D4 in red varies from the other two in not only color, but
also the power brush that comes standard with it. Instead of the 12" ET-1 that comes with the black and white models, the red features the wider
ET-2 power brush. So with this model you get a larger carpet cleaning tool that cuts down on your cleaning time by widening the cleaning path. For my testing
purposes, I was using the model pictured, the Airbelt D4 in black with the ET-1.
What I like about the SEBO D4 Vacuums
Out of the box the first thing you will notice is the style of this canister. It has a very unique look to it, similar but different
than the canisters that have come before it. As you power the unit up you'll notice the LED around the power switch lights up. This
rotates around the power knob and correlating with the current suction level of the vacuum. I have to admit, while not really functional, this LED does complement the
look of the the Airbelt.
I used the standard SEBO Parquet tool on the tile and hardwoods found in our kitchen, living room and foyer. This smooth floor tool works
well on the smooth flat surfaces and picked up dirt and pet hair with no problem. As a note, I would recommend you brush off the floor tool periodically,
particularly if you have pets. The pet hair can occasionally catch around the bristles. What I have done before with other vacuums is disconnect the floor tool,
then use the suction straight from the wand to remove and debris that may get caught in the smooth floor tool's bristles. Very satisfied
with the performance on smooth flooring, I switched to the ET-1 powerhead to try my luck on the carpet in our bedroom and the rugs at our entryways.
On carpet the unit worked well. What I have always liked about the ET power brushes is the ability to edge. They perform very well,
especially when compared to other canister style vacuum cleaners on carpeted surfaces. The suction combined with the power of the motor
turning the brush roll was more than adequate to remove pet hair, dirty footprints and spilled potting soil from the carpeting we have. It pulled
carpet that had been crushed flat, upright again. My only drawback to this powerhead is the height adjustment. Unlike some vacuums that have
an auto adjustment built in or a foot pedal, the ET series powerhead uses a turn dial. That is not uncommon, so I can't fault it too much, especially when
I take into account the suction and deep cleaning ability of this model.
As with all SEBO vacuum cleaners, the Airbelt D4 has S-Class filtration. This includes not only a dust bag but also a motor filter and Hospital Grade filter.
This filter traps and removes ultra fine particles with nearly identical efficiency as a HEPA filter. The Ultra-Bag is also electrostatically charged to
help attract and retain small particles. Overall, the filtration of the SEBO is a primary reason why SEBO vacuums are common in commercial use, particularly
in hospitals. In the home, this level of filtration is superior to nearly all less expensive vacuums that you will find in big box stores.
On the handle of this model there are suction controls which adds convenience by saving you from bending over to switch suction levels while moving from carpet
to a rug. The auto rewind feature is also found on this model as well as a protective bumper that acts as a cushion between the Airbelt and furniture or walls, while
you clean. The casters allow for smooth movement across any surface, and surprisingly, this model was fairly quiet while operating.
What I do not like about the SEBO D4 Vacuums
Though the dust bags are very large, and you do save time and money on fewer bag changes, SEBO created a brand new style of bag for
this line of canister vacuums. The bag style change just makes it a little more difficult to get replacements since the older bag styles have
been widely distributed. As a final note on the dust bags, the snap enclosure is certainly better than bagless vacuums and an upgrade
over dust bags that have no way to be sealed, but a spring-loaded or self sealing bag is better for keeping all dirt and allergens
trapped inside the bag while you replace it.
As far as SEBO vacuum cleaners go, the price of the Airbelt D4 Premium is at the very upper end. But like top-of-the line vacuum cleaners
of other manufacturers, these vacuums tend to far outlast cheaper vacuums while providing better filtration and more value added features. So while
the initial cost may be high, when factoring in the length of service the SEBO D4 will provide, it is a little easier to justify.
While I have to admit that I personally prefer upright vacuums over canisters, the SEBO Airbelt is likely the best SEBO that I have
tested. The cleaning and edging was superior while the mobility and weight made the unit easy to move from surface to surface. Ease of use was a big bonus
(that auto rewind is always something I miss while using an upright), and the look is, well, distinctive. With pricing being my largest
complaint, for the money, this vacuum is in line with the high-end, value rich models offered by other top vacuum manufacturers.