Eureka SurfaceMax 300 Vacuum Cleaner ReviewsPosted on December 2nd, 2009 No comments
The Eureka SurfaceMax 300 is ideal for cleaning your whole home from floor to ceiling. Its Telescopic Self-Cleaning Duster reaches up high to grab dust from delicate surfaces. The onboard Power Paw® Brush with Riser Visor™ removes dust, dirt and pet dander from upholstery, stairs, and other surfaces. And, the HEPA Filter on the SurfaceMax™ 300 captures 99.97% of dust and allergens for a cleaner home.
The SurfaceMax™ upright series comes in two models, the SurfaceMax 200 and the SurfaceMax 300. Standard features range from the Easy Empty Dust Cup and HEPA filtration to a 12 amp motor and edge cleaning. See our side by side comparison for all the features of each model.
One unique feature of the SurfaceMax 300 vacuum cleaner is its telescopic self-cleaning duster. The onboard holster not only stows the duster between uses, it cleans and applies an electrostatic charge to the duster before each use to attract and hold dust! The telescopic handle can be used in short or extended positions to clean furniture, blinds, pictures, and high-reach areas.
The SurfaceMax 300 is equipped with the Power Paw® turbo brush to quickly clean dirt and pet hair from upholstery, stairs, drapery, and many other surfaces. The turbobrush is cradled below the vacuum handle so it is always at your fingertips.
Maintenance of the SurfaceMax 300 is fast and easy. Filters are conveniently located and the easy empty dust cup is removed with the flip of a lever. Whatever your household task, the SurfaceMax 300 upright vacuum cleaner can handle the job.
The Eureka SurfaceMax 300 vacuum cleaner is described as a multi-surface vacuum, designed to clean everything from bare floors to thick carpets. With a built-in hose and onboard tool selection, the SurfaceMax can also handle above floor cleaning tasks.
All of the filters on the SurfaceMax 300 are readily accessible for ease of maintenance. The dust bin removes easily for fast emptying, simply slide the release lever and the bin drops from its cradle. A nice feature here is the filter and belt maintenance label on the back of the dust bin, it not only reminds you to check the filters, you won’t have to search for your owner’s manual to know when or how to service them. Basically, you’ll empty the dust bin after every use, wash the foam filter and filter screen weekly, and replace the HEPA filter every 6 months. The belt and brush roll are cleaned and inspected monthly.
The controls on the SurfaceMax 300 consist of a single ON / OFF switch located on the front of the chassis, while this is not a bad location, it would be better if the switch were up on the handle. There is a large dial with five settings in the center of the floor head that controls height. When the vacuum is in the parked position (for storage and above floor use), the floor head is raised completely off the floor, an excellent feature so as not to damage carpets or delicate flooring surfaces while attending to above floor tasks. A cautionary note on this vacuum is that the brush roll is always rotating, which makes cleaning bare floors more dangerous and difficult. Dangerous because the brush can scratch delicate floor surfaces, difficult because the brush roll has a tendency to flip large debris particles out from under the floor head.
The SurfaceMax has a floor head release pedal that is depressed once to go from “park” to vacuuming floors. When you need to get under low items you step on the release pedal a second time and the vacuum will lay nearly flat to the floor. In our opinion, the vacuum should have full range of motion without the unnecessary and inconvenient second pedal action. Another annoyance is that returning the vacuum to the “park” position requires depressing the release pedal, otherwise the vacuum does not easily return to a fully upright and locked position.
Above floor cleaning with the SurfaceMax 300 is limited due to the hose not extending more than a few feet from the vacuum. The hose is actually much longer than this, however, it is routed through a loop on the bottom of the vacuum cleaner to prevent tipping the vacuum over when pulling the hose to full extension. The hose does not freely slide through this loop, resulting in half of its length being lost. While a short hose is fine for quick pick-ups and low area cleaning, it is not suitable for reaching higher areas such as book shelves, ceiling fans, or out of the way corners where cobwebs like to gather. Even with the 16″ extension wand and an additional 16″ crevice tool, useable reach is limited. Removing and reinserting the hose into its cradle is cumbersome due to the hose wrap guides and the telescoping duster cradle being in close proximity.
There is a convenient handle on the back of the vacuum cleaner for carrying the vacuum. While this is very handy, the upper electrical cord wrap is also located in this area and as your fingers wrap around the back of the handle you can’t help but pop the cord wrap out of its socket. One of two things will result from this problem, either you’ll toss the cord wrap in a box somewhere and forget about it or it will get lost. Either way, you’ll lose the only means to secure the cord on the machine for storage.
The SurfaceMax 300 is equipped with a telescoping duster. It is holstered in a cradle on the side of the vacuum, where with the flip of a lever it is “self-cleaned” and a static charge is placed on the duster so that it attracts and holds dust. The shortcoming of any duster is that they tend to push more dust around than they pick up, even with a static charge, then flick that dust into the air. A better method of dusting with a vacuum cleaner is to use the dusting brush on the end of the hose, where the brush will break the dust loose and the vacuum is right there with the brush to safely contain the dust. When reinserting the telescoping duster into its holster, it does not lock down into place without effort. Without being locked into place, the “self-cleaning” feature doesn’t work properly and the duster will bounce around while using the vacuum in “floor” mode.
Other onboard attachments on the SurfaceMax 300 are an extension wand with a nested crevice tool, a dusting brush, and a Power Paw™ with Riser Visor™ turbo brush. The extension wand and crevice tool are both 16″ long, being nested makes them cumbersome to use when you only want to use one of them at a time. The bristles of the dusting brush are soft and well suited to dusting delicate items. The Power Paw™ is cradled conveniently on the front of the vacuum cleaner handle and works well for cleaning upholstery and drapes. The unique feature of the Power Paw is its Riser Visor. The Riser Visor is a two position door. In the “up” position the Power Paw brush roll is exposed to the bottom of the tool and useful for flat work. In the “down” position, the brush roll is exposed to the tip of the tool to aid in cleaning stair risers and the backs of furniture. While this can be useful in some tight locations, the suction is somewhat reduced due to the dual opening design and air leaks around the door.
The SurfaceMax 300 is inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to use, however, it is a poor quality vacuum overall. It has poor suction, resulting in little to no pick-up of debris from either carpets or bare floors. The belt on our test model broke within the first week and is indicative of the overall quality of this machine. We would like to say that the performance of the SurfaceMax 300 is what you would expect of any vacuum cleaner in its price range, but that would be high praise, something that the SurfaceMax 300 does not deserve.Eureka, Upright Vacuum Cleaners, Vacuum Cleaner Brands, Vacuum Cleaners By Type Appliances, Business, Cleaning, dust, eureka aspirador sem saco, eureka aspirador sen bolsa, eureka aspiradora sense bossa, eureka aspiradora sin bolsa, eureka aspirapolvere senza sacchetto, eureka Aspirateur sans sac, eureka bagless cleaner, eureka bagless fshesë me korrent, eureka bagless putekļsūcējs, eureka bagless ryksuga, eureka bagless støvsuger, eureka bagless usisivač, eureka bagless σκούπα, eureka bagless правосмукалка, eureka bagless שואב אבק, eureka bagless جارو برقی, eureka Bezmaisa dulkių siurblys, eureka bezsáčkový vysavač, eureka nélküli porszívó porzsák nélküli, eureka Odkurzacz bezworkowy, eureka påslösa dammsugaren, eureka pölypussiton imurin, eureka Poseløs støvsuger, eureka Sesalnik brez vrečke, eureka Staubsauger ohne Beutel, eureka tolmukotita tolmuimeja, eureka vacuum, Eureka vacuum cleaner, eureka zakloze stofzuiger, eureka баглесс усисивач, eureka Пилосос без мішка, eureka Прахосмукачка без, eureka Пыласос без мяшка, eureka Пылесос без мешка, hepa, Home and Garden, Plastic, Power Paw, Shopping, Suction, vacuum, vacuum cleaner
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