Has a stretch hose which can stretch up to 3 times it length to make it easy to reach for cleaning cars, stairs, and upholstery
Comes with a strong 5.5 amp motor for great suction
You have two motors, one for powering the revolving brush, and the second motor for providing suction
For cleaning carpeted stairs you get a riser visor which is a clear plastic cover that remains down to use when cleaning horizontal surfaces and raises up so you can vacuum the vertical carpet on stair risers with the revolving brush.
It comes with an onboard crevice tool for getting at hard to reach places
Easy to clean the bagless filter and the clear dust cap
Unit weighs 5 pounds and comes with a long reaching 20 foot electrical cord that wraps for easy storage.
The brush head is great at picking up dirt and pet hair
Very powerful vacuum cleaner that provides outstanding suction that easily picks up pet hair and just about anything that you have on the floor or carpet making it dirty
Easy to use
The vac is very compact
All of the attachments stay hooked up once you attach them
Very easy to store or carry from room to room
Very well built and should last a long time
Easily gets into hard to reach corners
No rechargeable batteries to wear down or be replaced, plus being a plug in it has much more power than a battery operated vacuum.
Might be too heavy for some people, especially people with arthritis or other ailments where lifting and grasping items is difficult.
The filter can be difficult to clean as dust and especially pet hair is rather hard to remove
Vac is rather loud, but that is a problem with most hand held vacuums
Filter needs cleaning rather often
The cord has to be totally unwrapped to use or it will all slip off while you are vacuuming, would be a vast improvement if they would make it a retractable cord
Summary: This Eureka 71B Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaner is an amazing cleaning appliance. It is very powerful, has a stretch hose that can be stretched 3 times its original length, and has 2 motors. One motor for suction, and one for the revolving brush. This vac picks up pet hair like no other vacuum cleaner can. It is a bit on the heavy side, but nothing compares in suction for picking up ground in dirt and debris along with pet hair. You want clean, this will do it for you. Not only that, but the price is amazing for the quality you get.