Eureka 71AV - Yellow - Handheld Cleaner

Hand-held but very powerful, this Eureka model eliminates the hassle of lugging around a full-size vacuum for cleaning car upholstery, sofas, and carpeted stairs. A long 20-foot cord (which wraps for storage) provides good reach, as does the deluxe hose that stretches to three times its length. With the crevice tool on the end of the hose, this vacuum reaches into all kinds of tight places. And, with two motors, one to power the revolving brush and one for suction, the 5.5 amp vacuum cleans deeply.

Product Review Summary

Based on 9 user reviews
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  • Effective (3)
  • Bagless (3)
  • Powerful (3)
  • Good Quality (3)
  • Easy to Use (3)
  • Stylish (2)
  • Long Power Cord (1)
  • Ergonomic (1)
  • Easy to Empty (1)
  • Great Design (1)
  • Heavy (1)
  • Poor Design (1)
Good For
  • Stairs (3)
  • Carpet (3)
  • Multi-Purpose (2)
  • Hardwood Floors (1)
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Consumer Reviews


Far more powerful than expected

bydefinitive400 Jan 4, 2011
15 Helpfuls 16 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros VERY powerful, versatile, simple to use and convenient.
Cons Just OK filtration.
Recommended it? Yes

Eureka really brought something very special to the stage here with this handheld vacuum.  Out of the box, the setup is very simple.  Unwrap the cord, plug it in and turn it on.  At first glance, this cleaner has odd proportions and looks as though it may be cumbersome to use,... Read full review »


Initial impression: WOW!

bygunshipgator Jun 9, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros POWER, size, dedicated brush motor, long cord, convienient nozzle stowage
Cons slightly heavy, corded not as convenient, but well worth it
Recommended it? Yes

Impressive power in a small package.  Corded vacuum, not as convenient as cordless but the power makes up for it.  Dedicated brush motor makes a BIG difference.  Cord is long and easily wraps around body.  Easy storage in back of the nozzle for getting into tight spots like car seats and crevices. ... Read full review »


Best little vacuum

bytensionn Mar 2, 2009
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent sucking power<br>Lightweight<br>Easy to use<br>Easy to...
Cons Sucking power a little too strong for the leather ottoman<br>Wish it had the brush...
Recommended it? Yes

I am a pet owner with two german shepherds.  I've purchased everything to help me clean considering I am cleaning almost every day.  I researched the Eureka handheld and decided based on the reviews I'd give it a try.  I found that it absolutely SUCKED and sucked and sucked some more - until all of... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Attachment Type Upholstery Tool • Brush • Vacuum Crevice Tool

Details and Capabilities

Number of Motors 2
Cleaning Areas Car • Upholstery • Stairs • Carpets
Cord Length 20 ft.
Weight 5 lb.


Amperage 5.5 Amps

Product Identifiers

UPC 023169117174

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