The Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A (*Est. $120) is an 18-pound bagless vacuum sold only at Walmart. In professional tests, it performs well on both carpet and bare floors, and its HEPA filter keeps emissions low. Its dirt cup opens from the bottom for easy emptying, a feature that users appreciate. They also say that the vacuum is fairly maneuverable and really gets the dirt out. However, the fact that its brushroll can't be switched off is a problem for many owners, who say it can scatter dirt on hard floors. Some also complain about the amount of maintenance this vacuum requires, including frequent and costly filter changes. Overall, we found better reviews for the comparably priced Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless UH70120 ($100). .
The Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A is one of 80-plus upright vacuums reviewed by ConsumerReports.org. Each vacuum is rated for performance on both hard floors and carpet, as well as emissions, noise and maneuverability. It also receives almost 600 reviews from users at Walmart.com (the only site that sells this model) and smaller numbers at Viewpoints.com.
ConsumerReports.org evaluates more than 80 upright vacuums, including the Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A, by testing them on carpet and bare floor. It rates each one for cleaning ability, noise, emissions and ease of use, as well as its ability to pick up pet hair from carpeting.
Review: Upright Vacuum Cleaner Ratings and Reliability, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
In almost 600 user reviews, the Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A earns an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of a possible 5, and 90 percent of owners say they would recommend it. Users praise its strong suction and maneuverability, though some complain that it requires too much maintenance.
Review: Eureka AirSpeed Bagless Upright Vacuum, AS1000A, Contributors to Walmart.com
The Eureka AirSpeed AS1000A gets a near-perfect rating from about 15 owners at Viewpoints.com. Users appreciate this vacuum's strong suction and low weight, and they say it does a great job on pet hair.
Review: Eureka AirSpeed Bagless Vacuum AS1000A Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com