Shopping for a vacuum? I highly recommend the powerful and light Electrolux UltraFlex vacuum, which works well on plush carpets, wood floors, drapes, lightweight fabrics, upholstered furniture, frames, bookshelves, and hard to reach nooks and crannies. Measuring 13 x 11.5 x 20 inches and weighing just under 12 pounds, this versatile vacuum takes up little space and is easy to maneuver. Plus it's equipped with the all-important HEPA filter, which captures 99.5% of all dust, pollen, and other airborne irritants.
I couldn't believe how well the Electrolux UltraFlex vacuum worked, picking up loads more dust - in a convenient bagless system - than my last vacuum.
Let's examine the powerful UtraFlex vacuum.
Lightweight, Versatile, and Easy to Navigate
Out of the box, I saw a pretty red machine, which I picked up by its convenient handle - lightweight! While the instructions were easy to grasp, initially I figured basic things out on my own due to its intuitive design. I read about its versatile tools like a crevice tool and dusting brush stored conveniently on the handle to clean crevices and stairs in one quick step, and upholstery and bare floor nozzles to help clean all surfaces. Plus the added convenience of three level height-adjustments.
A nifty 21-foot power cord pulled out of the canister and with the touch of button shot right back in. Pure ease! No more laboriously wrapping a cord around and around like my last vacuum.
A self-cleaning dusting brush that removes tangles from the brush roll with the touch of button sounds incredible for human and animal hair removal.
On versatility, I live in a one-bedroom carpeted apartment, though I'd prefer hardwood floors. So that UltraFlex attachment for wood floors - the bare floor tool - will be much appreciated one day. I'll keep dreaming. I did use the vacuum on my bathroom floor, first turning the brushroll switch to "off". Also, I'm reading about minimalist living where multi-functional home tools are all the rage.
Back to my carpets.
Power in a Vacuum!
I'd vacuumed my apartment recently (my old vacuum), so I was shocked when the UltraFlex bagless dust cup, attached to the canister, completely filled with dust on the first go! I maneuvered around furniture easily due to a smooth swivel-turning design. And in tough to reach spots, I removed the power nozzle and used suction in narrow areas, utilizing the different power suction settings. It was as if I'd never vacuumed my rooms before. Yet, I had!
Dust, dust everywhere, spun in the canister as I vacuumed. It was kind of cool to watch, like watching clothes in a dryer, and also frightening because all these years I thought I'd vacuumed well enough and obviously that wasn't true. While the vacuum behaved beyond amazing, I wondered to what degree I'd unnecessarily breathed unhealthy air in previous years.
I don't have a pet but I read the UltraFlex works wonders with pet hair and dander. So to my friends with pets, consider this wonderful machine.
Clean-Up a Breeze
When I finished vacuuming, I put on gloves - oh, so much dust in that dust cup! - and with the touch of a button, easily removed the dust cup from the canister. I turned my face away in case loose dust poofed into the air, and dumped a huge dust ball into the garbage bag. Twist-tied the bag to keep that dust away, and returned the pretty red machine to its new spot in my apartment. Voila!
Extra Special Features for Cleaner Air
As for the benefits and impacts of the HEPA filters, HEPA is an acronym for "high efficiency particulate air.” The Electrolux s-filter® HEPA Washable Filter in the UltraFlex canister provides top cleaning performance with a high-tech design that captures 99.5% of all dust, pollen, and other airborne irritants. It's recommended to replace the HEPA filter in approximately 2 years and wash every 3 months in cold water. Also replace foam dust cup filter every 2 years, and clean every 3 months in cold water. Make sure filters dry for 24 hours before placing back in the canister.
Cleaning for those of compromised strength
After residual strength issues from shoulder and wrist injuries, I needed to go light with everything in my life or forego what used to be easy.
When my uncle Franklin asked why I chose the Electrolux UltraFlex model over another model, that was easy: The UltraFlex is lightweight, does multiple jobs in a powerful way, uses minimal extra parts, is easy to maneuver and store, and has a HEPA filter. It works for me and I'm grateful to be able to vacuum without suffering unnecessary pain.
About Electrolux, the company you can feel good about
Electrolux is a global climate change leader, using renewable energy in their operations. They've set a target to grow their share of renewable energy use to 50% by 2020. Recently recognized by the nonprofit climate change group, CDP, Henrik Sundström, Head of Sustainability Affairs at Electrolux, said,
“Improving our climate impact is a core part of Electrolux sustainability framework for the better, and CDP’s assessment is one of the most important external references showing we are at the forefront of the industry.”
Great job, Electrolux!
To learn more about the UltraFlex vacuum by Electrolux - a dream machine - click here.
Electrolux Appliances provided the UltraFlex vacuum for review.