The Kenmore 81614 is a wallet-friendly and multipurpose canister vacuum cleaner. It features a swivel-head design to perform cleanings on all kinds of surfaces in your home or garage. It is also designed for those who regularly and quickly clean different types of dirt such as pet hair, dust, and garbage.
The Kenmore 81614 bagged canister vacuum with Pet PowerMate measures 28.1 x 15.9 x 13.1 inches. The manufacturer also understands that light weight is important for any cleaning device so it weighs only 28 pounds. However, it may be hard to carry upstairs, but this unit from Kenmore is definitely lighter than many other similar models.
The retractable cord is 28 inches long, so you can clean an average-sized room without having to unplug and plug the cleaner again.
The Kenmore 81614 bagged canister vacuum uses a two-motor system which increases suction power and provides an intensive brush rotation for truly effective cleaning. The two-motor system was created with the help of Power Flow suction which makes two motors work in opposition. Besides, thanks to the dual-motor approach, the cleaner never loses suction power. These motors help to create enough power inside the device that it can collect almost everything on the floor.
Despite its efficiency and power, the cleaner provides delicate cleaning and doesn’t leave any scratches. In addition, thanks to the variable power control, you can gently move from rugs to bare floors.
The cleaner’s versatility is provided by 4 different cleaning tools that come in a kit and serve for different kinds of cleaning.
For bare floor cleaning, there is a Pop-N-Go brush which can be easily attached to the handle and wand in a snap when you need to clean hard floors.
The Kenmore 81614 is a pet-friendly unit so can be a true saver for pet owners. It features a special Pet PowerMate attachment which quickly sucks stubborn pet hair from all kinds of floor surfaces and furniture and eliminates it from tangling around the brush.
The crevice tool is perfect for cleaning the hardest to reach areas of your furniture due to its compact, slim shape. It will also work great for getting rid of crumbs, dust, and other dirt clogged up under and inside the sofa.
A long-pile dust/upholstery brush helps in cleaning the especially dirt areas on the hard floors, carpets, and furniture. The main brush picks up dirt even from deep carpets with the help of a powerful motorized brushroll. However, it’s hard to get around the sharp corners.
In terms of filtration, the Kenmore 81614 vacuum uses a triple HEPA certified filtration system which traps almost 100% of the tiniest debris, preventing you from breathing in dust and allergens.
It should be noted that this vacuum cleaner is excessively loud. The manufacturer claims that the noise level emitted by the cleaner measures only 62 dB, but the Kenmore 81614 review helped us find out that in practice, it actually feels like 75-80 dB. Simply put, it mutes the conversation, TV, and will definitely bother sleeping.
The storage of the Kenmore Pop-N-Go 81614 is not a problem as all of its accessories and attachments can be stored inside or onboard the unit.
The Kenmore 81614 bagged canister vacuum has a nice-looking purple color design. Mostly, the unit is made of plastic.
The canister has a transparent cover. is located at the bottom corner of the top panel of the unit. Between the canister and the tool storage, you will find a cord rewind button (on the left), a tool storage cover release button (on the right), and a check bag indicator in between. The carrying handle has a standard round shape. The two large wheels on the left and right sides of the cleaner are standard and don’t offer anything outstanding.
The easy-reach telescopic wand is manufactured of lightweight aluminum and has an adjustable lengthens (extends up to 10 inches). The detachable handle can be used to clean up tight spaces like furniture or car interior.
The handle features a three-way switch which allows turning the unit on/off, activating the canister motor only, or turning on both the canister and the PowerMate motors. To my opinion, the handle lacks LED indicators.
As this Kenmore 81614 review shows, this vacuum cleaner is a great choice for those who don’t feel like buying several cleaners for all types of cleaning. Four cleaning tools make it a universal device for getting rid of pet and human hair from your carpets, cleaning hard floors, as well as furniture and hard-to-reach areas under it. Besides, it’s an all-rounder when it comes to cleaning on different surfaces and features a lightweight design that contributes to the easier cleaning process. It’s also a good choice for those who need a lot of power when cleaning as it features a two-motor system.
The HEPA certified filtration system makes the cleaner safer, especially for people suffering from allergies. The storage is also not a problem since all the tools that come in the package can be stored inside of the unit or attached to it.
Generally, it seems strong enough to withstand frequent cleaning and allows you to clean the whole house in a short time.