Dogs are amazing but as a pet owner, you know that their hair tends to coat every surface in the home including the carpet and couches. Even if you’re lucky enough to own one of the least smelly dog breeds, their hair and dander can leave an unwanted odor that can quickly overwhelm your home. The 81714 Pet Friendly vacuum by Kenmore Elite is equipped with some great features and impressive suction power that makes it tough enough to manage even the worst pet hair situation.
Not all pet hair vacuums are created equal, but we’re confident that you’ll love what this model has to offer, especially if you’re searching for a vacuum with more power.
Overview and Features
Dog and cat owners know that pet hair can quickly coat every surface in their living space, from beds and sofas, to ottomans and carpet. Stubborn pet hair is hard for the average vacuum to suction up, requiring several passes over the same area to remove only around sixty percent of hair.
But models that are specifically designed for pet hair clean up, such as the Pet Friendly vacuum, are solid performers that will allow you to maintain your home, easily, and quickly, and in just a fraction of the time it normally takes with basic vacuums.
In order to stay on top of your pet hair problem, investing in this model by Kenmore Elite is definitely a step in the right direction. This is a bagged canister model, which means it features a compact design that makes carrying it up the stairs a breeze.
In terms of design, this vacuum appears pretty basic with its subtle gray and silver finish and compact size. It comes with a few cleaning tools designed specifically to pick up pet hair and debris, and even comes with a large rubber guard that’s located on the top of the canister and designed to prevent damage should you accidentally bump into walls and furniture.
The vacuum offers a variety of ways to keep your home clean and free of pet hair. The four included attachments will definitely help make the process much easier when you’re trying to suction up stubborn pet hair in hard to reach places.
The Power Mate tool is motorized and definitely one of this model’s best features. It also works really well when it comes to sucking up even the finest pet hair.
This vacuum comes with an LED indicator light that will alert you when the bag is full and needs to be replaced.
The vacuum itself weighs in at almost thirty pounds, which makes it heavier than most models in this price range and not exactly stair-friendly. However, don’t let the heavier weight put you off too much. The vacuum rolls smoothly and is easy to maneuver. The vacuum’s integrated floor brush will allow you to clean a variety of floor surface types easily.
If you live in a two or three-story home, then you may need a model that can be easily carried from floor to floor. The Sebo 9559AM Automatic X4 Pet Upright Vacuum is half the weight and offered at a comparable price, however, this Kenmore model has a reputation for providing more suction power.
The cord measures in at twenty-six feet, which is decent for a vacuum in this price range. It also allows you to cover a larger space without moving from outlet to outlet.
However, if you live in a larger home, then you may need to use an extension cord with this model.
If you’re searching for a vacuum that offers a longer cord length, click here to read our epic buyer’s guide, which will give you the inside scoop on other leading models of vacuums on the market specifically designed to pick up pet hair.
The vacuum’s two motor system offers impressive suction power and a smooth operation. It integrated HEPA filter will rid the air of allergens including dust, debris, and pet dander.
In terms of noise, this model is a little louder than most homeowners would like, but this is a direct result of the powerful motor.
One issue some buyers had complaints about was in regard to the vacuum bags, which are said to fill up very quickly.
The two-motor design means more suction power, which is exactly what you need if you have dogs or cats.
The vacuum’s double wall design makes this model tougher than most other models on the market. While the included attachments are made out of plastic, they seem very sturdy.
However, the vacuum’s rear wheels seem somewhat flimsy, so keep this in mind when in use.
The HEPA filtration system will pick up microscopic pieces of lint, pet dander, hair, debris, and other contaminants in the home. In fact, it’s so effective that it’s often recommended to people who suffer from pet dander or environmental allergies.
- Powerful motor
- Comes with four cleaning attachments
- Decent cord length
- Included pet hair attachments
- HEPA filter
- Weighs in at almost thirty pounds
- Attachments are made out of plastic
- Rear wheels are flimsy