Reviewing The Best Electrolux Canister Vacuums

Electrolux Canister Vacuums Review

Some models, like the Electrolux UltraActive, are bagless for even easier use.

Electrolux canister vacuums are generally very well-liked by their owners and are known for being convenient to use. They offer more versatility and maneuverability compared to most upright vacuum cleaners, and tend to get great results.

We have singled out four of the most highly rated Electrolux canister vacuums to review here: the EL4300B UltraActive DeepClean, the EL6988E Oxygen, the EL6984A Ultra Silencer, and the S3686E Mighty Mite.

Company History

Electrolux was founded more than 90 years ago by Axel Wenner-Gren and have since become a global leader in home appliances.

The company sold North American distribution rights during 2000 to the Swedish group, making it a Swedish-based company that changed the name of the North American distributorship to Aerus, LLC in 2003. It now has 500 franchise locations throughout the North American continent. There might be some confusion for some consumers because they have purchased the rights to Bissell and Eureka vacuums over the past years, as well.

Electrolux UltraActive DeepClean Bagless Canister Vacuum EL4300B

Electrolux Canister Vacuums - EL4300B ModelThe EL4300B model features powerful cyclonic suction, an easy-to-empty dust cup, a washable HEPA filter, and a deep clean nozzle. It has a 21 foot cord and a 13 inch cleaning path. Weighing in at just shy of 13 pounds means that this machine is easy to maneuver to boot.

Consumers give this model an overall 4 star ranking, and report that it has a superb ability to clean multiple surfaces and tight spaces. They also like that the machine is bagless and that it’s easy to empty the dust bin.

While most are happy with the EL4300B’s performance, there are a few things they wish were different. They say that the machine takes a little time to warm up and that they wish the power cord were longer.

EL6988E Oxygen Electrolux Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Electrolux Canister Vacuums - Oxygen EL6988E ModelThe EL6988E is a small, lightweight canister that is compact for ease of storage. It features variable speeds and height adjustments on the handle, as well as the ability to control the brush rollers for different floor types.

It has quiet operation, an automatically rewinding cord, and a HEPA filtration system for fresher air quality. The deep cleaning power of the separate motor on the head boosts performance.

The price is the most affordable in the Oxygen series, at less than $300. About the only complaint is the price is higher than some competitor units, but it is one of the more popular Electrolux canister vacuums.

EL6986A Ultra Silencer Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner

Electrolux Canister Vacuums - UltraSilencerThe EL6986A Ultra Silencer is one of the popular Electrolux vacuums that features super-quiet operation, although the brand is known for quiet operation overall.

This machine is made from 55% recycled plastic materials, features a super-efficient motor, and offers variable suction adjustment. With the 360 degree swivel hose, high-efficiency dust bags, and non-motorized floor tools, the machine is not only super quiet but offers great cleaning capabilities.

The HEPA filter is washable and the foot switch makes it easy to switch from one floor type to another.

The main complaint consumers have is the limited storage capability of the bag.

S3686E Mighty Mite Electrolux Canister Vacuum

Electrolux Canister Vacuums - S3686E Mighty MiteThe Electrolux S3686E Mighty Mite is also sometimes referred to as a Eureka and Electrolux bought the Eureka brand name, which is the reason for some confusion.

The Mighty Mite has also been referred to as a Sanitaire because it is equipped with Arm and Hammer odor-elimination, besides offering all of the features you could look for in a light-weight, multi-use canister, capable of cleaning all floor types.

Whatever brand name you find the S3686E Mighty Mite sold under, it is one of the popular Electrolux canister vacuum cleaners that capture the smallest dust particles, including mold and bacteria.

At a weight of 13 pounds, the 12 amp motor is powerful, like you will find on full-sized models, featuring a 2 year warranty on the machine and a 5 year motor warranty. It is capable of cleaning all the hard-to-reach spaces, while effectively cleaning carpeted and hard floor surfaces.

The Electrolux S3686E Mighty Mite Canister Vacuum Cleaner can be picked up for just over $150 or cheaper.

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