Reviewers and owners have mixed reviews for the Rainbow e-series E2 canister vacuum. They like this vacuum's versatility: It can be used to dust plants and inflate rubber balls, as well as to clean. However, testing shows it to be noisy and not very effective at cleaning carpeting for its premium price. On the other hand, Rainbow vacuums do earn high marks for durability, being among the least repair-prone vacuum cleaners on the market.
We found the largest number of reviews for the Rainbow e-series E2 at Epinions. Since this canister vacuum cleaner has been on the market since 2000, it's had time to amass over 200 owner-written write-ups. The Rainbow E2 is also tested by Consumer Reports, where it's compared against twenty other canister vacuums. The E2 even appears in a piece of short fiction written by someone who clearly appreciates this vacuum's versatility.
Consumer Reports includes the Rainbow e-series E2 canister vacuum in its latest testing, where its performance is compared to twenty other vacuum cleaners. Models are rated for cleaning ability, noise, ease of use and emissions.
Review: Vacuums: Best Picks for Pet Hair, Editors of Consumer Reports, Mar. 2007
Over the last seven years, nearly 200 Epinions users have registered their opinions about the Rainbow E2 canister vac, and most have positive things to say. However, a handful of owners say the Rainbow doesn't clean much better than a $200 canister vacuum.
Review: Rainbow Technologies E Series Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum, Contributors to Epinions
It isn't often that a vacuum cleaner appears as an overarching metaphor in a piece of fiction, but this short-short story was clearly written by someone who owns a Rainbow E2 canister vacuum. The Rainbow, says the writer, uses water, "nature's most powerful element (aside from love.) In the end, the writer's wife is so impressed by the E2 that she runs off with the man who sold it to her.
Review: The Vacuum She Left, "Dannye", Jan. 17, 2003