|Most vacuums just don't cut it when it comes to really cleaning a home or office. Pesky pet hair embeds deeper in carpet than traditional vacuums go; bits and pieces of tracked-in dirt and debris hunker down under floor trim just out of reach of the latest brush innovations, rendering us to the silliness of handpicking behind that expensive vacuum, filling our pockets with lint, and wondering--who's really the boss? Troubles like these made the folks at Eureka get down and dirty and, ultimately, design the Boss Smart-Vac Upright Vacuum. Offering powerful performance for everyday household cleaning, the Eureka Boss is the solution for people who insist on having a truly clean home. The Boss's Direct Air Control System features an air selector switch that lets you direct all suction either deep into the carpet or to the hose for easy above-the-floor cleaning. The Power Paw brush makes it easy to clean stairs and upholstery, and even claws up embedded pet hair, so Fido can spend more time inside. The motorized brush lets you go from carpet to bare-floor cleaning with the flick of a switch. The Boss Smart-Vac is powered by a beefy, 12-amp motor that provides plenty of suction power for deep-cleaning carpets, and leaves nothing behind on hard floors.
The Boss Smart-Vac isn't just the best household carpet- and floor-cleaning vacuum on the market; it's also equipped with a unique, sealed, HEPA filtration system that captures 99.97 percent of dust, pollen, allergens, and bacteria. So, vacuuming the house doesn't mean you have to dust afterward, or sneeze while you're doing it. Cleaner carpets and cleaner indoor air at the same time!
Customer Reviews of Eureka 4870MZ Boss Smart-Vac Upright HEPA Vacuum Cleaner
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Great (medium-term) vacuum!6/27/2014
This is the third Eureka 4870 vacuum that I've bought. They get 3-5 fantastic years, and then the rolling brush gets very tough to keep working. I buy new belts and even a new roller brush, and it just becomes easier to buy a new Eureka 4870 and get 3-5 great years from it. See you again in 2017-2019 when I do it again!
Although most the reviews are for the 4870GZ and I bought the 4870MZ, I suspect the machines are basically the same so I won't repeat what others have already said about it except to say this is a solid machine with excellent suction and it did a great job on my carpets, both deep cleaning and returning the nap to a plush feel. I'm writing to say that, contrary to many reviews, the Power Paw does in fact attach to the vacuum. At least mine does. It comes with a clear plastic cover that attaches to the vacuum just below the top D-handle. If you look closely you'll find the mating point. You then simply clip the paw into the cover and it stores on the handle. Also, contrary to some reviews, the bare floor setting works fine. You just need to press the tab hard until you hear a click and it engages. The brush is then disabled for bare floor vacuuming.
Excellent value and product!8/24/2012
This item has been highly rated at review sites and I agree! The description did NOT include that it was good for pet hair which is extra value for me! And great HEPA filtering. Good value!
Pros and Cons8/19/2012
OK Vacuum with pros and cons. First the Pros. I like the fact that when the vacuum has it's handle locked in the upright position it stops the brush. Also the feature of switching the suction from the floor to attachments is nice. The vacuum rolls nicely but is a little heavier than some other like vacuums on the market. The biggest con I found is the design of the brush. I'm finding that I'm replacing the brush after four years of usable because the bearing in the brush will seizes. The belt is Kevlar and not made out of rubber. The Kevlar is nice because it will last longer but when the brush locks up because the bearing go out it will start smoking and will start the wood brush soldering.
WASTE OF MONEY1/23/2012
Im on here because THIS vacum is the one I am looking to REPLACE. It was rated the best buy in Consumer reports so I bought it...once I got it, at first it worked ok, but did not take long for the wheels to stop turning and the suction to quit.I have had looked at as cant afford another vacum, but suction stopped. I have 2 cats, and need a good vacum...this one is NOT worth any price you pay!! Plus the Hepa filters, and many extras get to be expensive if you replace when called for. Do not waste your money!
My ownership began well but almost immediately the "POWER PAW" furniture attachment ceased to work well. About 18 months later, something inside broke, spewing small pieces of plastic housing and making incredible noise. It is useless now and I need to buy another machine. Not a Eureka.
Good Vacuum. Eureka is a good product
Works good. Spotlessly cleans up trickiest corners of the room too. Good system.
Can I just say that this vacuum is wonderful? I originally believed I wanted a Dyson—you know how well done, classy commercials and hype can suck you in. However, I was not comfortable with the $400-$500 price tag. But our current vacuum is 9 years old and while it sort of works OK, it smells horrible. Somehow I came upon this model of Eureka. I began reading the reviews, and was impressed. I then went to 2 other websites and read those reviews. These were consistent with what I read here—even the complaints. I went with my gut and ordered this vacuum, great price, free shipping—and crossed my fingers. WOW! Ordered on Saturday, arrived on Wednesday. Didn’t get to try it until Friday but immediately was impressed. Heavy? Yes, but only about a pound more than my Hoover. Loud? Sure but not as loud as my Hoover! I have never worried about being able to vacuum when someone is sleeping. Life is too short to worry about something like that. Difficult controls? No, I didn’t think so. Not even the lever you have to push to release the vacuum from upright position-the key is to click to down & to the left, not straight down. Works like a charm. The other controls were OK for me, no complaints. The tools are so well stored on the unit that I actually thought it didn’t come with any. The Power Paw was amazing on my couch. Can you go weeks before cleaning off pet hair? No, I wouldn’t recommend it, but for regular cleaning it will get the majority of pet hair off your furniture. The bare floor setting actually worked. I walked barefoot looking for that grainy sand feeling and was impressed. Will it hold up in the spring when we’re tracking in the sand on the roads from winter? This remains to be seen. The unit has a slight self propelling feature so be prepared for it to roll away on you while vacuuming. If you’re not paying attention, you could drop it. It also came with 2 bags, and an extra replacement belt. What I would change? I wish the flexible hose was longer, it was a little awkward while cleaning the couch. I don’t know how clumsy changing the bag will be and that tends to be an issue with this style of vacuum. And sure, I wish it weren’t so heavy but it’s minor. I’m hopeful the HEPA filter will improve the air quality, as I have a dog allergic to dust, grasses, you name it. That may or may not be obvious as time goes on. My biggest caution to a buyer would be cleaning area rugs, especially long shag styles or ones with loose threads (ANY carpet with loose threads.) The suction is so strong it started to suck up my shag kitchen rug and it will lift the nap of your carpet, except in really heavy traffic areas.(Which means it’s sucking up more dirt!) Once I figured out how to use it without causing the rug to get sucked into the machine, it came cleaner than I’ve seen it since new…even after washing it in the washing machine. Overall, this vacuum is a champ and for $120, affordable enough that I didn’t even bother buying the extended warranty. I’ve never had a vacuum completely die on me, just not work as well. If I had to replace it in 2 or 3 years, I’d be disappointed but I wouldn’t feel near as bad as having to replace a $500 model!
Excellent vacuum for the price3/23/2010
I received my vacuum in 3 days with free shipping-excellent! The vacuum has powerful suction and a sturdy build. It perked my carpet right up and left it very clean. I love my new vacuum- it was well worth the money!
Great Vacuum, Especially for the Money,4/14/2009
I researched for several months before making this purchase and i'm very happy with this vacuum. Cleans exceptionally well and the power paw is great for picking up cat hair. The HEPA system actually works because I don't sneeze at all while vacuuming and I have chronic allergies. (It made me realize how poorly my hoover upright worked. And it was only 2 1/2 years old.) Yes, it's a little heavy, but every vacuum that has strong suction is. I guess it's because of the large amp motor. If you have pets, you won't be dissapointed. The only thing I wished it had was an automatic cord rewind. But for the price, I have no problem living without it. My last eureka lasted me 10 years, and when I finally got rid of it, it was because It was so beat-up, but it still worked great. Not the case with my 2 1/2 year old Hoover. This unit is a great deal for the money.
So far, so good3/4/2009
We've had the 4870MZ for about a month now, with no complaints. We bought it based on all the positive reviews and to replace an old Bissell from WalMart. This thing is like night and day compared to that. Powerful suction (sounds like a hurricane instead of a whine), more attachments, a hard-floor setting that turns off the brush rotor, etc. The MZ comes with the Power Paw attachment, which is a second upholstery attachment with its own small rotating brush inside. Seems pretty useful, but maybe not worth buying on its own. Overall, the wife and I are extremely pleased.
I recently had my carpets cleaned and decided to buy a new Vac. I purchased this Eureka vacuum cleaner from Buy.com. I ordered it on a Friday and it was delivered the following Wed with free shipping. I vacuumed my house and it picked up a full bag of dirt. I was very impressed with the suction and the carpet looked great.
Great product for the money12/5/2008
I have gone through quite a few vacuums trying to find the right one, and this is it. Consumer Reports also rates this for one of the THE best for hardwood floors and it most surely is. The only thing I don't like about it is it's a bit on the heavier size. Other than that, if you're looking for a solid hardwood vacuum, this is the one.
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