This is my first review of a backpack vacuum cleaner, so please bear with me! The Rubbermaid Vacuum Cleaner currently gains an impressive rating from hundreds of customer reviews. So what exactly makes this product stand out? If you are in the market for a new cleaning unit, here are my thoughts on this (which I really hope to help you with your decision). In the following lines you’ll find out:
- how good is the Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Backpack Vacuum Cleaner
- what version should you buy, the 6-quart, the 10-quart or the 10-quart HEPA
- how people use it, what are its main positives and negatives
- where to find a decent price for it
|Suction power||This unit has a great airflow and suction power, hitting 110 CFM and 100" water lift efficiency. It is thus suitable for cleaning both carpets and hard surfaces. THe motor is absolutely wonderful, a great addition brought by Rubbermaid Commercial.|
|Input power||Watts/Amps/Voltage: 960 Watts, 8 Amps, 120 Volts.|
|Bag capacity||The 3 different units come in 2 sizes: 6-quart and 10-quart.|
|Filtration system||Besides the fact that you can always opt for HEPA bags, this backpack vacuum cleaner uses a sealing technology that prevents you from releasing any dust or debris when changing the bags. The 10-quart HEPA version comes (as its name states) with an integrated HEPA filter.|
|Weight and Dimensions||All 3 models measure around 14.2 x 14.2 x 31.2 inches, and weight around 23 lbs.|
|Warranty||Comes with a 1-year limited warranty.|
|Accessories||Upon purchase of the product, you will have all the attachments needed to make the most out of its use. Here's you will get with the product:|
Aluminum Wand - made from aluminum, the wand is a combination of lightness and durability. It is extra long which should be perfect if you happen to be tall. The length also makes it easier for you to reach farther places in the house without having to bend over.
Dusting Brush - the dusting brush is specially designed to offer efficient dusting power without really damaging your fragile home items.
Upholstery Tool - need your couch and sofa cleaned as well? With the upholstery tool, you will be able to address furniture dust and grime with one easy step.
Crevice Tool - crevices can be the most frustrating part of the house to clean, for the simple reason that most vacuum cleaners are not equipped to reach them. With this crevice tool from the Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Backpack Vacuum Cleaner however, you will be able to accomplish this task without any delay.
Sealed Vacuum Bags - the sealed vacuum bags can be conveniently attached and removed from the machine. Perhaps the best thing about this is that what goes in the bag does not come out unless you choose to. This ensures that you will not have any of that dirt and grime coming back from a leakage.
|Special features||Quiet Cleaning - Most vacuum cleaners have noise problems which can be problematic if you live in an apartment. This Rubbermaid model however works at an impressive 66dB which is significantly lower than most vacuums today. At this noise level, there is no need to worry about the neighbors hearing you clean in the middle of the night.|
|Usability||All the features of the Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Backpack Vacuum Cleaner come together, creating a product that is 100% easy to use. The controls are also conveniently located at an easy-to-reach area so you have full control even when wearing it as a backpack. If you are tired using traditional vacuum cleaners that are heavy and need to be removed/attached to a power line, then this is the product for you! The harness can be adjusted so you will be comfortable with every use. It does not matter who uses the vacuum cleaner backpack - people of different sizes and shapes can easily make the adjustments needed to work the vacuum in comfort for hours! The cord is 40 ft. long and is mounted on a swivel joint. Cord damage is common for many vacuum cleaners since you pull on them during use. The Rubbermaid model prevents this from happening by adding a hard mounted cord feature which essentially lessens the strain on the line.|
|Price||There are 3 models, thus you'll get to pick among 3 prices. IMO the best deal is for the 10-quart HEPA, for which I've found a great deal here.|
The long cord is definitely a pro, making it easier for you to clean all around the house without cutting off the power. Unlike other vacuum cleaners that you have to lug around, the Rubbermaid model offers sufficient mobility, letting you focus on the cleaning rather than worrying about maneuvering through all the nooks and crannies of the room.
The light and compact size of the vacuum cleaner allows for easy movement around the house. The fact that you are wearing it like a backpack leaves your other hand to do more important stuff such as moving around furniture for a more thorough clean. With the size, finding a place for this vacuum cleaner should not be a problem, giving you sufficient room for storage, plus more!
Carpet and Rug Institute Seal of Approval
CRI stands for Carpet and Rug Institute that places their seal of approval on only the best vacuum cleaners in the market. This is why it is fairly impressive that the Rubbermaid model comes with this stamp. Just some of the characteristics checked by CRI before giving their seal are:
- Efficiency in removing moisture
- Ability to remove soil
- Presence of optical brighteners
- Vacuum’s effect on the carpet’s color, surface appearance change
Of course, there is no such thing as a perfect product. Before buying this model, first be aware of the things that can go wrong:
- Replacement Parts – There are not that many replacement parts for the model so make sure you take good care of the attachments. The manufacturer offers replacement parts if needed, but the waiting period can take days.
- Assembly – assembling the device may prove to be demanding for some
- Size – some people complain about the size of the machine
Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Series Backpack Vacuum Cleaner reviews from other buyers have been more than helpful, detailing exactly how the item met their needs. It is interesting to note that this vacuum cleaner is often used in industrial settings thanks to the extent of its power. Others are impressed with the size, style, and incredible lightness of the product. Check out more user reviews to see what I mean.
Should you buy this vacuum cleaner after reading my review? The short and simple answer is YES! If you are looking for something powerful, efficient, and easy to use at a price that fits your budget – this might be the one for you. Although mostly marketed for commercial use, this model naturally works well for domestic, private use. Here’s the VGM of the product:
Well, that’s all. What do you think? Have any questions? Care to share some tips? Use the form bellow.
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Why doesn’t WalMart sell these Rubbermaid backpack vacuums? I cannot find them anywhere but on line.
Jason Roberts says
It’s a little bit hard to deal with WalMart as a big corporation, ans sometimes selling online has it’s advantages. However, you can find Rubbermaid occasionally at Home Depot or Sears.