For the toughest cleaning environments, it is hard to beat a SEBO Essential G vacuum cleaner. Built for everyday, commercial
use, the Essential G uprights are an excellent choice for residential and commercial spaces with wall-to-wall carpet of any type
or for anyone who wants a consistently reliable and powerful way to remove dirt, debris and pet hair as well as allergens like
dust mites, pollen and dander. The Essential G vacuum cleaners feature the same powerful motor as their cousins in the Automatic X series, but they
are slightly less expensive due to their manual height adjustment. A high capacity dust bag retain visible debris, and can be sealed for hygienic
disposal while a sealed system and S-Class filters trap and retain microparticles that other vacuums allow to pass right through and back
into the air you breathe. A slim, 5.5" lay-flat profile makes getting under furniture easy, while the 6' hose and wand provide an
additional 8' of cleaning reach, ideal for dusting overhead spaces. Available as either the SEBO G1 with a 12" independently driven brushroll or
as the SEBO G2 with a 15" brushroll, both Essential G vacuum cleaners offer dependable, efficient carpet cleaning day after day.
SEBO Essential G Vacuum Cleaner
As the most economically priced vacuums in SEBO's line of uprights, the SEBO Essential G vacuum cleaner presents a
durable, no-frills way to clean your entire home. Powerful suction, first class filtration, and long life are three of the
features that have made these vacuums and essential part of cleaning offices and commercial spaces around
the world. So what makes these unassuming vacuums a top choice for professionals? Let's compare the two and find out.
What I like about the SEBO Essential G Vacuum Cleaner
First, let's take a look at the G1 vs. the G2 vacuum. Aside from a minimal difference in price and weight, these two
vacuums are virtually identical. The only significant difference between them is the size (and shape) of the cleaning head. The
SEBO Essential G1 vac uses a more standard size, 12" brushroll. Like all SEBO uprights, the brushroll itself is easy to clean and does
a great job on carpet of all height and density. The SEBO Essential G2 employs a longer, 15" brushroll. This not only gives it a wider
cleaner path but also the distinctive "L-shape" that is common with SEBO power heads. This unique shape does make it more convenient
while cleaning around the legs of furniture and does so for only $10 more than the G1 vacuum. However, since both use the same type of
brushroll, suction and independent motor, the cleaning performance is going to be excellent no matter which model you choose.
Filtration has and always will be a key feature with SEBO vacuums and the G series uprights are no exception. Each uses two microparticle,
S-Class filters that trap 99.9% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger. This S-Class filtration is unique to SEBO and remains an effective way
to eliminate allergens while you clean. The three-ply dust bag of the SEBO Essential G very much reminds me of the older style paper dust bags,
but unlike those, the three ply construction and sealing cap makes these high-capacity bags much more hygienic. Lastly, rubber seals around the
main compartment of the vacuum and around the filters ensure that air does not leak, and that what enters is filtered before it reenters the room.
The slim profile of these vacuums is another plus. Unlike other uprights, particularly Dyson and a lot of your more traditional models, the SEBO
Essential G can lie completely flat on the floor and measures only 5 1/2". This makes it much easier to vacuum under the bed, coffee table or under
other furniture in your home. And while you're vacuuming under the bed, a thermal cutout will prevent the motor from overheating and damage if you happen
to suck up a stray sock!
As two other things I like about this vacuum, it features height adjustments as well as an indicator that will let you know if you've got the height set too
high to clean the type of carpet you're on. There are four height levels to which you can manually adjust the Essential G. The adjustment is done on a dial,
similar to what you will find on some uprights. The indicators will light on the power head when you have the brushroll height set too high. That may not be a
major advancement, but if you're going to be vacuuming, you might as well be doing it right.
The SEBO G series vacuums do use belts to operate the brushroll, but unlike traditional uprights, these belts are built to last. They come with a five year
guarantee, but for most people, they will last for the life of the vacuum without ever needing to be replaced. And speaking of replacement parts, maintenance is
really simple with the G1 or G2. The filters are easy to access and change, while the bag simply snaps into place. The brushroll is much easier to get to and remove
than other uprights. You can remove it for cleaning or even replacement in a matter of seconds.
There are a few other features that are pretty standard with premium uprights, and for the G1 and G2 vacuums, these are a bag full indicator, soft start motor, three included
above-the-floor cleaning accessories, an ergonomic handle, wand with 6' hose, cord caddy, and 5 year warranty.
What I do not like about the SEBO Essential G Vacuum Cleaner
First, this is a carpet cleaning vacuum cleaner. This is what it was designed for, and on carpet is where it will work best. There is no brushroll control, so you cannot
turn it off and use just suction to clean areas of smooth flooring. So, like other vacuums, when used for what it was designed, it is hard to beat, but it does lack the versatility
to be great on smooth floors.
My only other negative I found with this upright is the edging. It only features the ability to edge from one side. On that side where it edges, it works well, but on
the other side, not so much. This can be a bit of a minor point for many since some uprights do a terrible job edging regardless, and with the Essential G vacuums, you lose
edging ability on one side for the sake of easy access to and removal of the brushroll.
Overall, if you want a reliable, durable, carpet cleaning vacuum, the SEBO Essential G is a great option. On carpet, its powerful suction and brushroll excel, while height adjustments,
a long hose & wand, and accessory attachments add versatility. The performance falls off with smooth floor cleaning, but for pet owners, removing the hair and dander
from carpet is quick and easy. The filtration is some of the best available, and maintenance is simple. The price can be a bit much for some, but longevity of the
Essential G makes it a great value.