Electrolux vacuum cleaners have enjoyed a quite reputable history; primarily because of the evident customer loyalty the brand has gained through the years. For instance, one Electrolux owner’s granddaughter has watched her grandmother use the same Electrolux vacuum cleaner since she was a little girl, more than 30 years, and the machine is still just as powerful.
Another consumer used her vacuum cleaner continuously for 20 years and immediately replaced her worn out model with a brand new Electrolux. If all products received this kind of praise, there would have never been a need for today’s consumer reports.
While Electrolux vacuum cleaners have always been well known for their workmanship, their name has gone through many changes. First manufactured in Sweden more than 90 years ago, Electrolux cleaners were soon cleaning floors in homes throughout Europe. Within 10 years, production of vacuum cleaners for the United States and Canada was started by Electrolux, LLC in Dallas, TX.
Recently, AB Electrolux in Sweden decided to cash in on the the popularity of their trademark in North America and offered Texas Electrolux manufacturers $50 million to change their 80 year old name to Aerus.
Aerus has continued to provide Americans and Canadians with durable, hard working Electrolux vacuum cleaners under both names and, while their products haven’t seen many changes, their sales methods have changed drastically.
When Electrolux first began in America, salesman traveled from door to door, demonstrating and selling the vacuum cleaners to middle-income housewives. As time progressed, the Electrolux line was promoted in several department stores.
These attempts were not very successful, but some models are still found in a few major department stores. Most of today’s Electrolux vacuum cleaners are sold through an independently owned franchise store. There are more than 500 Aerus dealers across the United States and Canada, including several islands as well.
Aerus also promotes their Electrolux vacuum cleaners online through their website, but a registered account is needed to purchase the products through the site and there are no visible buttons that allow visitors to click and buy.
The “buy now” link offers an easy way to locate a store nearby for those interested in buying a vacuum cleaner. Consumers can also schedule a product demonstration or request additional information through the website.
The very first American Electrolux vacuum cleaners were innovatively designed with an easy to maneuver tank attachment. This style of vacuum cleaner is commonly known as a canister vacuum. Today, the Lux Classic, once known as the Electrolux UltraLux 2000, is still one of the most popular models available from Aerus.
There are many styles of Electrolux products available today, now branded simply Lux, but this classic canister style has proven to be a reliable workhorse that often lasts as long as 30 years.
Service and Repairs for Classic Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners
Electrolux vacuum cleaners are favorites in many American households because of their long life span, but they do occasionally need repair. Any authorized Electrolux dealer can make repairs to your machine, although vacuum cleaners bought online, through eBay, or elsewhere outside of a franchise dealer are not covered by warranty.
It is not recommended for consumers to purchase a vacuum cleaner online because these models are often rebuilt, sometimes used, and, occasionally, these products are stolen.
Electrolux vacuum cleaner parts, however, can be found in abundance through a variety of online dealers. Electrolux bags and filters can be purchased online with ease, even bags for older models including style C bags for the Lux Classic.
User handbooks and product manuals can also be found online and are available for instant download. Some repairs can be performed at home with the assistance of the manual, but an authorized Electrolux store should be responsible for all major service and cleaning to the machine.
AB Electrolux of Sweden, also known as the Electrolux Group, took over the Electrolux brand name in 2004. Before becoming known as Electrolux in North America, this Swedish manufacturer sold vacuum cleaners to American households under the popular brand name, Eureka. Today, AB Electrolux is the leading provider of quality vacuum cleaners all across the globe.
Today’s Electrolux vacuum cleaners are available in a wide array of designs, including classic canister styles, convenient lightweight models, and standard upright cleaners. Electrolux also has a robotic vacuum cleaner in the works, but it is not available for sell yet. This cutting edge vacuum will offer a trouble-free floor cleaning solution that automatically recharges itself at the special charging station whenever the battery runs low.
There are many different options available in each style of modern Electrolux machine as well. Some models offer low noise, some are rechargeable, and others feature handy, retractable cords with extra length for specialized cleaning. Some styles use vacuum cleaner bags, while others are bagless, or cyclonic, and some Electrolux vacuum cleaners are equipped with special HEPA filters to eliminate allergy causing dust particles.
The Electrolux Oxygen Ultra is a canister style vacuum cleaner that features a washable HEPA 13 filter, perfect for households with asthma sufferers. This model cleans away virtually all the dirt and allergens inside your carpet and locks it inside the self-sealing bag, eliminating indoor allergies and respiratory complications due to dust.
The Electrolux Harmony is another popular canister style vacuum cleaner from the world’s leading supplier of residential carpet cleaners. This model boasts a silent motor that is ideal for families with small children, night workers, or others sleeping during the day. The Harmony, model number EL6985, also has a self-parking feature that is great for small storage spaces.
Lightweight vacuum cleaners are perfect for small spills, cleaning the couch cushions, or vacuuming the stairs. The Electrolux Pronto is a rechargeable, bagless vacuum cleaner that works as a convenient hand-vac and crevice tool as well.
This model has received plenty of reviews from consumers with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5. It has been noted, however, that the Pronto doesn’t work its best on carpets and rugs.
One of the most popular Electrolux vacuum cleaner models is the Intensify. This innovative vacuum cleaner operates as an upright model, boasting unsurpassed suction power, and conveniently folds away like a canister vacuum so that it barely requires any storage space.
The outstanding power of the Intensify does come with a price and this model’s compact design doesn’t come without drawbacks either. The Intensify will only hold half as much dirt in the bag and uses more energy than other models.
Other features commonly found on modern Electrolux vacuum cleaners include expandable wands for attachments to save space and make cleaning easier, integrated lamps to illuminate dark corners, and guards and soft wheels to prevent damage to furniture and walls.
Some models have dust sensors to alert you to change the bag and many models provide space-saving options like foldaway designs and flexible handles.