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Electrolux Pronto Vacuum Review: 2 in 1 Stick Vacuum

Posted by John on July 22nd, 2008

Electrolux Pronto bagless vacuumI tried the new Electrolux Pronto stick vacuum a few weeks ago. Although I loved the entire design concept of the 2 in 1 vacuum and its actual performance, I must admit that it’s not the right vacuum for my home – but it may be the perfect vacuum for you!

The Pronto vacuum is ideal for apartments, lofts, and small houses with mostly hard floors. While it works well on low-pile carpets, it is not made for use on high-pile carpets. (I have high-pile carpet and two pet cats, which is why I need a larger vacuum made for carpet cleaning.)

However, this lightweight vacuum made me wish I had place with bare floors. Vacuuming would be so much easier and faster! The Electrolux Pronto weighs in at just over 5 pounds. It glides across the floor with minimum effort, and its swivel head makes the process even smoother. Best of all, there’s no cord!

The Pronto may be cordless, but that doesn’t mean it’s weak. It features powerful cyclonic suction technology and a long battery charge life. You can vacuum for up to 20 minutes on just one charge.

When I think of the Electrolux Pronto, I think “convenience.” As the full name of the product implies, it’s a 2 in 1 vacuum with a removable handheld unit. The hand vac is great for small spills, and it has an extendable crevice tool so that you can reach all those hard-to-reach spots – behind furniture, between cabinets, and under car seats.

Now that I’ve pointed out its best features, here are the drawbacks that I found:

1. When it’s not in use, you have to place the Pronto in its charging base, and the charging base takes up an electrical outlet. However, the charging base can be mounted to a wall and takes up little space.

2. The see-through dust cup is small and needs to be emptied often. On the other hand, it’s easy to empty the dust cup, and you’ll never have to worry about buying replacement bags.

3. If your floors or mostly carpet, you should select another vacuum that’s better suited.

4. If you have severe allergies or asthma, you should select a vacuum cleaner with a true HEPA filter.

Overall, I give the Electrolux Pronto vacuum four out of five stars. It’s the ideal quick and easy vacuum for hard floors, but it’s not made for heavy-duty carpet cleaning.

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