Starting off with one of the most popular models in our best handheld vacuum list we will be having a look at Eureka EasyClean 71B. Again, like with most other Eureka products, this model’s popularity comes from the combination of low price tag, great performance and easy maintenance. The 71B shows even the most skeptic of vacuum reviewers that a model doesn’t need to cost hundreds of dollars to be efficient, effective or durable.
The Eureka EasyClean 71B provides 5.5amp suction which puts it in a very decent situation when compared to the rest of the handheld models on the market, especially the low and medium-priced ones. The 5.5amps allow the 71B to easily deal with all types of upholstery, carpets, stairs or the inside of your car. Just like any other handheld, the model is very lightweight and compact, putting no strain on the user and allowing for easy storage. The revolving brush actually powered by a second motor and it doesn’t take away any power from the vacuum.
The model comes with everything that it needs to clean up your whole home. It is of course, equipped with an on/off brushroll that can deal with any flat surface such as stairs, upholstery or flooring. In the package you also have a crevice tool, that allows it to deal with awkward corners and other difficult to reach places. The model’s cord length is 20 feet which grants it a very impressive range for a handheld model.
What makes this cheap model shine and grants it a place in our best handheld vacuum list? Well first of all it’s the accessibility. The low price tag grants access to a very wide audience, which increases the overall popularity of the model. But popularity alone won’t really convince us to feature any product. This is where its suction power, ability to deal with pet hair and lightweight come in.
Powerful Suction – The model’s 5.5 amp motor provides all the suction needed for a handheld model and not only for the low price tag. The Eureka EasyClean can compete with a lot of medium priced products and it comes out on top most of the time.
Great For Pet Hair – Even though this is kind of expected from most handheld vacuum cleaner models, the Eureka EasyClean deals exceptionably well with all types of pet hair. This makes it the preferred vacuum of cat and dog owners.
Lightweight – Not really all that surprising for a handheld model, as they are supposed to be lightweight and not cause any strain in the user, but there are many products of the same category that don’t really qualify.
Accessibility – The low price tag on the Eureka EasyClean makes it easily accessible for anyone looking for a handheld model and in combination with its other qualities turns it into one of the best handheld vacuum solutions for the customers on a budget.
The main disadvantage here is brought by the cord length. Even though it is quite decent for a handheld vacuum, it still cannot be compared to upright and canister products. And since the model can’t operate via batteries, you are left very limited as to what you can vacuum. The other big downside is something that is shared between all handhelds, sticks and robots. It comes from the fact that they are not meant to be used as your one and only cleaning tool, and using them to deal with the whole house is a bad idea.
Range – The cord length is not bad on its own, but when we add the lack of battery options the situation becomes very limiting.
The Eueka EasyClean gets a 9.5 out of 10. Even though it has a wide variety of great things going for it, the best and most key thing here is the low price tag. This makes the product really accessible and as a result allows it to shine over the competition. Yes, some medium priced models and a lot of the high class ones can outdo it, but they aren’t all that accessible, not to mention that they have their own set of downsides.
The model’s biggest downside is the limiting cord range, which forces you to operate within a certain range of power sources. This isn’t really that big of a deal however, since we are actually talking about a handheld model. We aren’t looking at a model that’s meant to clean the whole house on its own, so the reach doesn’t really get in your way. Not just that, but the positives completely outweigh the negatives here, starting from the model’s low weight, going through its ability to deal with pet hair and finishing with its awesome suction power.
The Eureka EasyClean is a great choice for everyone, looking for a handheld model on a budget. What it really excels at however is dealing with small spaces, upholstery and pet hair. This combination makes it one of the best handheld vacuum cleaner choices for pet owners on the market.