Kirby Sentria G10D - Gray - Vacuum Cleaner
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- michaell8Jul 12, 2011by
Great American machine that will clean almost everything in the house!
There is still something to say about American products, this vacuum just reeks quality. From it's polished retro aluminum body with it's LED headlight, to its powerful suction and versatility. I really like this machine not only because it is quality, because it is versatile in assisting to clean your entire house. With a couple of steps it converts from an upright to a canister. It also shampoos and yes really, it can give you a scalp massage. I am not kidding there is an attachment that will give you a scalp massage, I use it on my dog and he loves it. The bare floor head is smooth and roles nicely. Before I bought this vacuum I had a Hoover Windtunnel canister that lasted around 10 years however stuff started to fall apart and break early on and the only reason it lasted as long as it did is because about 6 years ago I bought a used one at a garage sale and used it for parts. I then bought a Dyson canister and after that a Miele canister off Ebay and promptly sold them both back on ebay. Both of these vacuums came with high reviews along with high prices. The Dyson was so bad I could have used a broom and dustpan and got better results on picking up my Jack Russell hair off the rugs, the Miele was as bad if not worse, the design is so bad on the air driven beater brush head that it would stick on my low pile rugs making it almost impossible to vacuum at all. Both of those vacuums are 100% plastic construction for a very high price. The Kirby is about 80% aluminum construction. It is a bit heavy but if you learn how to use it the weight is not an issue at all. It has power drive with a foot leaver on the back that engages it neutral to power and it makes it feel like it weighs nothing. They also have thought of almost everything when it come to cleaning your entire house, a small handle when it converts to a canister, then leave the beater brush on and lift to clean your mattress, a small debris catcher that holds small debris so it does not clunk around the beater brush, a beater brush indicator light to let you know if brush is working. The LED light is very bright and I am sure long lasting like other LED lights the lights in my other vacuums went out almost immediately, I purchased a new bulb for my Hoover it lasted less than a week and it was burnt out again. If I can find some negatives it would be the tools are not onboard like some other vacuums and the tubes for the hard floor attachments do not clip lock together, but if they did have an attachment clip lock they would probably break like the ones on my Hoover and Kenmore did and I would have to use duck take to hold the tubes together. On the Kirby they use friction to hold together and it works pretty good but they do on occasion slip apart at the neck and all I do is push them together and they are good to go. It came with a tool caddy that you can mount on a wall or door that holds all the tools except the carpet shampooer. If you buy any other vacuum you will probably be replacing it in less than 5 to 10 years. This will be the last vacuum I will have to buy. I got a GREAT deal on this 2009 vacuum at $430.00 including shipping and a new one is around $1300.00 and they have not changed, I was willing to bid higher on that auction after spending near $500.00 on the other two brands. Even at $1300.00 it is the last vacuum you will ever have to buy, so it is still a bargain. My friends mother bought a Kirby in the early 1970s for $500.00 and she still uses it to this day.Read full review
- 12321markFeb 2, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Yes it's heavy, but won't need to buy a new vacuum every other year, or duct tape to keep it going.
This vacuum works great. I was surprised how well it worked. Liked it so much I bought another. I inherited my first one a couple of years ago, but due to it's weight, we only we used it on the 2nd floor. It's not suitable for young kids to take up and down stairs, but should not be a problem for the average adult or teenager. With the assisted drive feature, it's weight is not a facter while sweeping. Although it doesn't have a integrated hose on the side, this vac cleans the edges so well, you really don't need it. If you do attach the hose however, the suction matches a shop vac, which is much better than the store vacs. There are also some interesting attachements. I don't think I will use all of the different ones there are, but there are some really nice ones depending on your needs. So when the duct tape didn't hold our store vac together any more, and it was time to buy our next vac, which we had to do every other year, we decided to by another Kirby Sentria.Read full review
- jesus27donatusJan 21, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
the best vacuum
very good vacuum. has good suction, no regret so far.
- thenorrisfamily...Nov 12, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Love the Kirby vacuum. Was very pleased with this purchase.
- timtimma777Aug 19, 2015by
Best to buy on eBay... Otherwise you will spend more than a thousand on one
The Kirby is the best vacuum in the world that money can buy as long as you know how to properly use and maintain them. They will out clean and outlast any other vac on the market. Usually if they quit picking up its as simple as replacing a belt. Most all other vacs are plastic pieces of .... . A Kirby is heavy to pick up so if you have a more than a one story home keep a Kirby on each floor!! There cheap on eBay for the simple fact that there are a lot of attachments and your average person does not like to read instruction manuals! ;-) Don't trust what I say by any meens.... Look at consumer reporting agencies reports!