Electrolux Vacuum Reviews, Comparison, and Buying Guide 2016

When shopping for a vacuum cleaner, Swedish home appliance company AB Electrolux is one of the major brands out there that you may find yourself considering. This is the brand that first innovated metal runners and pioneered robotic cleaners (the Trilobite, launched in 1997)

It stands to reason that a company which has been in the business since 1912 knows what it is doing. But even with a reputed brand, if you don’t get the right product for your needs, you’ll end up with a bad experience.

Here, we take a look at a comparison of the best Electrolux vacuum cleaners currently available:

Top 5 Electrolux Vacuum (Classic & New Models) Comparison Chart 2016:

 Top 5 Electrolux Vacuums
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Electrolux UltraFlex Canister Vacuum
Electrolux UltraFlex Canister Vacuum Cleaner







Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium Ion
Electrolux Ergorapido Lithium Ion Plus 2-in-1 Handheld







Electrolux Ergorapido EL1064A
Electrolux Ergorapido EL1064A Brushroll Clean 2-in-1







Electrolux Rapido Cordless
Electrolux Rapido Cordless Handheld Vacuum







Electrolux UltraSilencer EL6986A
Electrolux UltraSilencer EL6986A Canister Vacuum








A Brief History of Electrolux

The company has had a hand in nearly every small appliance pie besides vacuum cleaners since it was founded, but their vacuums have influenced generations of models by other makers. The first model launched was the Model V. It was lighter than anything around and very easy to move around. The models from 1937 was sleeker than any other. Sleekness is a trademark of other products by the manufacturer, including its dishwashers and refrigerators. Today, Electrolux serves over 150 countries around the world.


Electrolux Vacuum HeadElectrolux vacuum cleaners are known for their performance, maneuverability and durability – there is a record of a 1930s vacuum lasting until 2008!

The latest CNet review of the best vacuum cleaners in 2015 feature two upright models from the brand in the Top Nine list (and a third from Eureka, which is one of the many brands Electrolux markets under).

From bag to bagless, and from cordless (stick and handheld) to wet and dry models available, you’ll find something to suit.

The company focuses on performance, aesthetics as well as sustainability. True to its tradition as a pioneer, you’ll find the brand making a lot of innovations on its products, whether it is super efficiency, soundless operation, compactness, easy emptying of bags etc.

On top of that, Electrolux vacuum cleaner parts are also quite easy to find and they are available from multiple different vendors online.


Electrolux vacuum filters are HEPA certified and effective at removing 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns and up. This means better air quality in your home, which translates to your home being healthier overall.

In order to get the best performance out of your Electrolux vacuum cleaner, a filter replacement is recommended every 6-12 months depending on how frequently you use it.

If you find a really old Electrolux vacuum for sale, keep in mind that there’s a good chance that it doesn’t have a HEPA filter and will release some of the dust particles back into the air each time you clean with it. If this is the case, you may want to consider choosing (or upgrading to) one of the newer models available.


Electrolux vacuum accessories are one of the things that make Electrolux vacuum cleaners so great. Regardless of which model you choose to buy, you will find accessories available to compliment whatever type of floor you wish to clean.

Nozzles For Every Purpose

There’s a versatile range of nozzles to pick from:

  • The Parketto soft nozzle is ideal for cleaning linoleum, tile, and wood floors.
  • The AeroPro Turbo brush nozzle has a rotating brush that’s ideal for deep cleaning of carpets. It also does a great job on rugs and can easily deal with pet hair.
  • The upholstery tool is perfect for removing dirt from plush furniture, car interiors, mattresses, and other furnishings that require careful handling.
  • For hard to reach places in the home, the affordable crevice tool is a perfectly suited nozzle. It can pick up particles easily from all kinds of nooks and crannies that an ordinary vacuum can’t reach.
  • The mini textile turbo nozzle is great for cleaning textile surfaces in your home. It works amazingly well at deep cleaning furniture as well as getting dust out from pillows, curtains, and car upholstery.

Accessories to Bring Back The ‘New Vacuum’ Feel

Over time, your vacuum’s extension tube may begin to wear down, causing the floor tool to repeatedly detach while you are cleaning. Replacing the extension tube means you get to vacuum again without stopping every two minutes to re-attach the floor tool.

If the suction tube of your cleaner develops holes because of wear and tear, replacing the suction tube can make it feel like you are vacuuming with a brand new vacuum again.

Customize or Repair Your Vacuum With Accessories

Electrolux vacuum accessories can be used to add new features to your Electrolux vacuum, as well as modify it to make it better suited to whatever your changing needs are. And when your vacuum is past its prime, there are many accessories, attachments, and replacement parts that can be bought to bring it back to life and operating like the day you bought it.

The Electrolux 2 in 1 Vacuum

Today’s vacuums have come a long way from the back breaking mammoths of machines that has to lunge from room to room and took up practically an entire closet of storage space. Not only were they an inconvenience, but they often fell short in performance too.

Today’s machines are sleek, compact, and strong. And this is where the Electrolux 2 in 1 cordless vacuum comes in. No matter what it’s put up against, these small and powerful 2 in 1 vacuums can tackle it. There are no cords to tangle or get in your way while cleaning. The battery life is more than enough for most cleaning tasks and you can even clean multiple rooms with a single charge.

The design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also delivers practical convenience. In actuality, the main vacuum is a small handheld unit. It mounts to a long-handled assembly that can stand alone when not in use. The cleaning experience is truly enhanced through its 180 degrees range of motion and motorized brush.

Another great feature is that there are no bags! The Electrolux 2 in 1 works on a cyclonic system that provides continuous strong suction. No matter how often you use your vacuum or when, you never have to stop cleaning just because you are out of replacement bags. You simply pop open the dust compartment, empty, and move on to finish the job.

Ergorapido Battery Life

The Electrolux Ergorapido series is popular partially because of its cordless feature. The Electrolux vacuum battery is used in place of a power connection, which creates a more convenient cleaning experience compared to traditional corded models.

The newer models also feature lithium ion batteries, which perform better in many ways compared to the previous NiMH (Nickel-metal hydride) batteries.

Higher suction power, longer lifetimes, and faster charge times are some of the most prominent benefits of using this type of battery.

The battery also comes in various voltages. Some models like the EL1014A have 9.6 volt batteries, while more powerful models like the EL1016A use 12 volts. If you have thicket carpets in your home, or surfaces which are generally hard to clean, it’s recommended that you pick up a model with a higher voltage and a strong raw suction strength.

With every Electrolux Ergorapido purchase, a charging/docking station is included. This is used to conveniently charge your vacuum’s battery when it is not in use. In the event that the original charger is lost or broken, a new one can easily be purchased online as a replacement. However, you will want to make sure that you pick the appropriate charger for the vacuum model that you have.

Even lithium batteries will eventually stop working after prolonged use. In this case, a replacement battery can also be easily purchased online through various websites. No manual or labor intensive work is needed to replace these.

Overall, Electrolux vacuum batteries are reliable and allow for freedom of movement while cleaning. Before making your purchase, you should make sure that the model you are buying is one of the newer ones that use a lithium battery.

Top Performing Models:

Here’s a closer look at some of the top performing models from Electrolux:

Precision Brushroll Clean

For those looking for carpet-friendly cleaners, there are several upright vacuum models available. You can take a look at the Precision Brushroll Clean which lets you pull a lever and empty any items jammed in the brush straight into the bin. It is well-worth the price, though it can be somewhat heavy and less easy to maneuver than others. This vacuum is still preferred over the compact Electrolux Intensity vacuum models (which is now discontinued).

Ergorapido Power Stick

Another upright model you can consider is the sleek Ergorapido Power stick, which has a removable handheld that is built into the upright for those quick cleaning work. It’s not too good at removing pet hair but is great for removing small debris.

Another lightweight and cordless model that is worth considering (it offers up to an hour’s continuous use) is the UltraPower Studio EL3000A.

UltraCaptic EL4650A

The UltraCaptic EL4650A is another compact, bagless model with an excellent power head, a Go Dust Cap, and premium HEPA filter to get rid of 99.97 percent of particle pollutants in your home.

UltraSilencer Delux EL7066

If you are looking for something that is super silent, the UltraSilencer line, which work as silently as a normal conversation between 61 and 65 decibels. The EL7066 offers great suction power, very quiet, excellent at removing pet hair and good for hard flooring surfaces in particular.

UltraOne Deluxe EL7085ADX

One of the most expensive models is the UltraOne Deluxe EL7085ADX, but it may also be one of the best models around, if you can get your hands on one. It comes with HEPA filters, suction power control, completely sealed vacuum, a motorized brush roll for many carpet types and a Lifetime Belt technology that reduces your maintenance costs.


The vacuums that the company and its many brands offer are known for being easy to clean and store. Besides performance, these are some of the criteria that you are probably going to value most as a user. Just note that before buying your next vacuum, match the type to your cleaning needs. Remember – bags are better for carpets as are motorized brushes, and canisters are easier to move around especially on stairs. Here are some Electrolux vacuum reviews to help you make your decision on which one to buy for your home:

Top Rated Electrolux Vacuum Reviews:

Electrolux UltraOne EL7085ADXElectrolux UltraOne Deluxe EL7085ADX Review

This Electrolux canister vacuum machine was built with the user in mind, boasting functionality, versatility, and power of performance. It comes with a variety of features to ensure top performance […]

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Electrolux Ergorapido EL2010AElectrolux Ergorapido EL2010A Review

A vacuum cleaner is an extremely essential piece of equipment for any homeowner considering the fact that a broom and dustpan cannot even get close to its effectiveness in cleaning. With this reliable handheld cleaner, there’s no chance for dust particles to escape. You get all […]

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Electrolux Ergorapido EL3000AElectrolux Ergorapido UltraPower Studio EL3000A Review

The EL3000A UltraPower Studio with Brushroll is one of the most remarkable Electrolux cordless vacuum cleaners ever created. Its craftsmanship suits all types of surfaces- it’s great for hardwood floors as well as carpeting. Unlike alternatives that offer 20 minutes or so of cleaning, this device lasts up to 60 minutes. What’s […]

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Electrolux Ergorapido EL1064AElectrolux Ergorapido EL1064A Review

Remember the Electrolux jingle way back in the 80s? It was so catchy that a lot of people opened their door to Electrolux salesmen. My mother was one of them, and I was one of those who oohed at the demonstration. […]

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Electrolux Nimble Swivel Head EL8902AElectrolux Nimble Brushroll Clean EL8902A Review

The world of upright vacuum cleaners hosts a fierce competition. When it’s time to replace an old mchine or look into buying a newer model, the amount of choices and features can be overwhelming at times. The EL8902A with Brushroll Clean technology is a good […]

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Electrolux UltraSilencer EL6986AElectrolux UltraSilencer EL6986A Review

The UltraSilencer EL6986A is affordable, lightweight, and powerful, with incredible sound dampening technology. Cons: It lacks some of the features that other vacuums in its price range have. If you’re looking for a powerful but quiet machine that can easily clean bare […]

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