If you look closely at most canister vacuums available in the market right now, a lot of them will struggle cleaning medium to high pile carpet.
Most of these vacuums don’t have one important feature. This is a motorized brush.
This is not enough to get good agitation on carpet.
A motorized brush is a must have for deep cleaning dirt and dust that are embedded deep under the strands of carpet.
Prolux is one of the few canister vacuums that has a motorized brush. So this is another option to have if you’re looking for a versatile product to clean your home.
Since this is a bagged vacuum is uses bags.
And before you complain about the cost of bags, ProLux has included 6 bags (according to ProLux’s website) in the package thus giving you some savings.
Allergy sufferers will appreciate this cleaner because it uses a sealed HEPA filtration system. This is essential in keeping allergens inside the bin.
- At the highest setting it produces 107 CFM of airflow
- Uses a sealed HEPA filtration system with bags
- LED indicators tells you when to replace the bags
- Comes with a3 year warranty on the motor and a 2 year “bumper to bumper” warranty on the whole vacuum
- Relatively quiet – produces only 67 decibels at the lowest setting
- Comes with these attachments – crevice tool, brush tool, hard floor tool, pet mini head tool and telescopic wand
- Electric power nozzle – equipped with a motorized brush powered by its own motor
- Great agitation thanks to the motorized brush
- Cheaper than other canisters with motorized floor tools
- Uses a sealed HEPA system that keep allergens inside the bag
- Has decent 2 year warranty on the whole vacuum (bumper to bumper warranty as ProLux describes it)
- Adjustable power setting allows you to use only the power you need which saves you on electricity bills, it also cuts down noise (only 67 decibels at the lowest setting)
- Has the cord rewind feature
- Cord length is not specified
- Cost of bags (though not very expensive) will add up over time
- Hose is pretty short
- Complaints about the beater bar that stops working after a few months of use (see more in the customer views section)
- Complaints about the cord rewind button not properly designed
The most impressive feature in my book that consumers should look at is the motorized floor tool that sets this apart from a lot of canister vacuums.
This allows it to deep clean carpet which is the main reason why you want to buy a cleaner with a motorized brush right?
If you look at the metal telescopic wand, it feels solid and will last for years. On the downside, it adds to the weight.
Variable speed control
If you look closely at the body there are two buttons with a plus and minus button.
This allows you to adjust the suction power between 400 and 1,200 watts.
The lowest setting is very quiet, produces only 67 decibels which is quieter than some cordless vacuums I’ve reviewed.
Attachments and Accessories
The ProLux Stealth comes with these attachments and tools.
Power cord is 24 feet long and it comes with a cord rewind feature.
Filter Clean up
Since this is a bagged vacuum, you’ll need to replace the HEPA filter every 6 months.
That’s the absolute minimum. Other factors come into play like the environment you live in and size of your home.
Obviously if you live in a dusty place, you’ll have to replace it more often.
It comes with a 2 year “bumper to bumper” warranty and a 3 year warranty on the motor.
For warranty claims you can contact support [at] greatvacs.com – they’re the ones selling this vacuum in Amazon.
Performance on surfaces like hardwood, linoleum or any bare floor surface is great because of the strong suction and the motorized brush roll.
It also gives you an option to turn off the brush roll just in case you’re concerned about scratching newly installed hardwood floors.
It also comes with a hard floor attachment which is lighter. This is a good alternative if you feel that the motorized floor tool is too heavy for you.
This is the surface where this vacuum will perform its best.
With the floor tool having its own motor, the brush roll spins with more force allowing it to dig deeper into thicker pile carpet.
Agitation is a strong point and will be able to pick up dust, sand ,pet hair and other contaminants in carpet
Having the ability to deep clean will actually save you money on the long run because your carpet will stay intact much longer.
You’ll save on future repair and carpet replacement bills. Your home will also be a much cleaner place to live in.
Whether you’re cleaning fabric or leather upholstery the ProLux Stealth will be capable of cleaning these up.
Other tools include a crevice and brush tool to handle nooks and crannies.
It also comes with a Pet Mini Head Tool which is basically a small tool with a brush roll. This is an essential tool that will pick up pet hair on upholstery or carpet stairs.
The combination of the motorized floor tool and the pet mini head tool allow this to clean up pet hair efficiently on carpet and upholstery.
If you’re concerned about cleaning the brush roll, it can be removed. You just need to remove a few screws to get to the brush.
Also you can buy hook blades from Lowes or Home Depot, you can also check out these hook blades available in Amazon.
|Attachments||Hard floor tool|
Pet mini head tool
|Height adjustment settings||N/A|
|Auto Cord Rewind|
|Brush on/off switch|
|Filter clogged indicator|
|Full bin indicator|
Dirt container is transparent so you can see if it's full
|Net weight||Approx. 18 pounds|
|Shipping weight||27.5 pounds|
|Hose length||5 feet|
|Overall reach||Approx. 34 feet|
|Filter type||Sealed HEPA Filtration|
|Warranty||3 years - for the motor|
2 years - bumper to bumper warranty
Consumers loved how this vacuum performed especially on carpet.
They said it had very good suction and priced just right for the performance. There were some who said that it was still expensive.
Great for pet owners
Pet owners who have more than one pet love how this vacuum performed. So this tells you that this will be a great pet hair cleaner.
Even in 3 or 2 star reviews people still raved about the suction power. This means cleaning performance on floors will not be an issue.
Some potential issues
The attachments however were different. Some reviews complained that the crevice tool was tool short and bristles on the brush tool too hard.
Weight was another issue. Since the telescopic wand was made from metal, it adds to the weight.
And several consumers (particularly older) ones complained that it was a little bit too heavy for their liking. But others didn’t mind it at all because it seemed to be solidly built.
The floor tool also has its own motor which also adds to the weight.
There is also the issue of the button of the retractable cord breaking prematurely. Though only a few people complained about this it is worth noting here for your information.
Another potential issue would be the beater bar that has stopped working based on the complaints of some consumers – make sure to check and clean this part regularly.
The bags based on reviews seemed to fill up pretty quickly and a pack of ten will cost around $25 in Amazon.
So that’s $2.5 per bag.
Cost will add up over time but you have to remember this uses a sealed system. So your health will benefit here – less allergens and dust coming back out.
Overall a majority of consumers like the cleaning performance of this canister vacuum. They say it’s relatively quiet, solidly built and priced just right – right in the middle, between budget sub $100 models and high end canister cleaners costing over $400.
You can buy this versatile canister vacuum from Amazon for less than $250. And it’ll be eligible to their free 2-day shipping if you join Prime.
Amazon also sells extended warranties of up to 3 years if you want that extra peace of mind.
Another option would be buying direct from Prolux but it’ll be more expensive at over $300!
This is a great option for people who are not willing to spend $300 to $500 for canister vacuums with a motorized floor tool and a mini motorized tool for upholstery.
It’ll work well on carpet and bare floor because of the brush roll on/off feature.
Pet owners will also appreciate this because both the floor tool and the pet mini head tool will do their jobs in cleaning pet hair.
It comes with the basic attachments like the crevice and brush tool to clean above the floor areas.
A big concern for me though is the short crevice tool which may not be long enough to reach some areas. But that is just nitpicking.
The 2 year bumper to bumper warranty is will give you some peace of mind at least for 2 years.
The bottom line is people looking for a mid-priced canister vacuum can’t go wrong with this.
It performs well on carpet, solidly built which makes it heavy.