What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Eureka EasyClean Lightweight Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, Hand Vac Corded, 71B, EasyClean-Yellow?

A total of 5 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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2nd Apr 2015

Hi, thank you very much for your AMA! I brought a Eureka handheld vaccuum cleaner, and have no idea how to clean the front brush and the bag. The brush is covered with hair, and the bag is full of fluff and dust (kind of like the lint you see in a dryer). How do I clean it?

1 point

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8th Jan 2018

I just bought one of these little guys:

https://www.amazon.com/Eureka-EasyClean-Lightweight-Handheld-71B/dp/B0006HUYGM/

I’d probably try to avoid picking up screws with it so they don’t get stuck in the hose, but I don’t think it would be a problem if one got sucked up. It’s fairly powerful for the size, and personally I like that it’s not battery powered.

1 point

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20th May 2016

You didn’t specify if you need a full size or handheld, but I have a Eureka 71b hand vac and it’s very powerful. Be warned it is very loud (and heavy for its size), but doesn’t leave anything behind. Less than $40. http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-EasyClean-Corded-Hand-Held-71B/dp/B0006HUYGM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463769374&sr=8-1&keywords=eureka+hand+vacuum

1 point

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17th Jun 2017

I’ve had this vacuum for 4 years and been very happy with it.

0 points

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11th Sep 2015

I’ve dealt with roaches for years and the vacuum method is much easier than trying to catch it in a cup. The vacuum allows you to catch more than one at a time, and if you find them in a place where they are nesting there will always be more than one. Additionally it allows you to clean up any roach droppings at the same time.

I actually would recommend a powerful corded hand-held vacuum as opposed to a cordless. This is the one I use The extra power afforded by a corded vacuum will essentially eviscerate the roaches as you suck them up. It isn’t a bagged vacuum as the other person suggested. The area where the dirt is caught in the vacuum is clear so you can see if they are still alive (they almost never are).

If you have a real roach problem in your house then a vacuum is indispensable. A lot of chemical methods will kill the roaches but it won’t kill the egg casings. Roaches have a life cycle of about two weeks so even if you kill an adult roach it can still have offspring showing up a week later or so. Of course flushing the roach would take care of this problem too.

I wonder what kind of roaches you are dealing with, though? The larger roaches often refered to as “Palmetto Bugs” in the south tend not to be as much a nuisance as they don’t usually want to live inside your house (they usually just accidently get stuck in the house for some reason). I would suspect those would be a lot easier to catch in a cup than the smaller more common roaches that are associated with infestations.

If you do have an actual infestation catching them in a cup or sucking them up with a vacuum cleaner won’t fix it. You need to at least use some bait such as this . There are other chemicals you can use with a sprayer that you can get pretty cheap online too (these are the same chemicals that the pro’s use and are typically not available in a retail store like Home Depot). If you get a sprayer I recommend a metal one, you’ll pay a bit more but it’s worth it and it’s still cheaper than hiring a pro. Orthene in conjuction with a growth regulator should do the trick.