Owners agree that when the Kenmore Progressive 25513 canister vac works, it works very well. However, owners also report breakdowns and some low-quality parts. Reviewers also point out that this Kenmore canister vacuum performs slightly better on bare floors than on carpeting and is good at picking up pet hair. Note that the Kenmore Progressive 25513 is nearly identical to the Progressive 25512 canister vacuum. The former has a slightly longer power cord.
The best review of the Kenmore Progressive 25513 bagging canister vacuum can be found at Consumer Reports, which includes this vacuum in its recent roundup and comparison testing. A hundred or so owners posting to Sears.com and Epinions also register their opinions of the Kenmore Progressive 25513 canister vacuum.
Consumer Reports includes the Kenmore Progressive 25513 canister vacuum in its latest roundup, comparing its performance to 21 other models for performance on bare floors and carpeting, with a special emphasis on how well each canister vacuum picks up pet hair from carpet.
Review: Vacuums: Best Picks for Pet Hair, Editors of Consumer Reports, Mar. 2007
Most of the 75 or so owners posting here are very happy with their Kenmore Progressive 25512 canister vacuum, but a few point out reliability problems.
Review: Kenmore Progressive Canister Vacuum with True HEPA Filtration, Contributors to Sears.com
The majority of the 20 or so owners posting to this site are complementary about the Kenmore 25512 and related 25513 canister vacuum, but a handful of owners complain about breakdowns and shoddy construction.
Review: Kenmore 25512/25513 Progressive Canister Vacuum, Contributors to Epinions