With a price tag of around $75.00, does the Eureka Maxima upright vacuum live up to its expectations as a median price range cleaning tool? Here are the results.
The Eureka Maxima upright is a fairly heavy medium level vacuum at 17.5 pounds, and it has a 12 inch cleaning radius. The vacuum itself is bagless and claims to offer maneuverability and powerful suction.
The Eureka 4700D utilizes a 12 amp motor and a dust cup that is fairly large at over 2 quarts. Some of the tools that are included with vacuum include a crevice tool, an extension wand, and a dusting brush.
This Eureka upright also comes with a limited one year warranty and should be available in most retailers that carry cleaning instruments within the United States.
Pros and Cons:
Tragically, there are much more negatives than pros with regards to this vacuum. One disadvantage that is obvious is the weight, and this vacuum should weigh 14 pounds at most to compete with others in its weight class. The cleaning radius is also a couple inches smaller than in the typical vacuum by about 2 inches. Other medium grade vacuums also have better filtration capacity, but the one positive is that the cleaning cup is much larger than standard uprights in this price range.
You should also only purchase the Eureka maxima if you have carpet, as it does not perform well on hardwood floors and simply blows the dust around. This vacuum also does not stand up well to heavy use, and it could break down within only a couple months depending on how heavily it is used.
The motor is also poorly designed and tends to blow things around, as opposed to sweeping them up and the hose is not attached well to the body of the Maxima upright, so it tends to fall off regularly.
The Bottom Line:
In the final analysis, the Eureka 4700D performs poorly on all levels including quality, cleaning power, and cost. If you are looking for a lightweight vacuum, then there are many other alternatives that can be had for $50.00 and that are fairly reliable. The Eureka 4700D upright is ungainly, awkward, and poorly constructed. The team of engineers that designed this cleaning product must have been on a tight schedule or just plain incompetent. In my personal opinion you should continue shopping for another satisfactory upright vacuum cleaner that really doesn’t suck.