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Eureka 437AZ Optima Lightweight Upright Vacuum

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • 12 Amps
  • Tools on Board
  • 8' Hose
  • HEPA Filter
  • Bagless

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 38.1 x 33 x 111.8 cm ; 5 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 7 Kg
  • Item model number: 437AZ
  • ASIN: B000GLPU9O
  • Date first available at Oct. 28 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #393,064 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Get the power of an upright in a lightweight and versatile vacuum! The Optima Lightweight Upright features the exclusive Power Paw¿ with Riser Visor® to efficiently clean stairs and upholstery. The comfort grip looped handle has 13 adjustable positions for a sure and comfortable grip. You'll enjoy cleaner indoor air with the HEPA filtration system that captures over 99.9% of dust and allergens.

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By KC on Aug. 10 2011
Two things:

1. The product was ordered on Friday and it arrived on Tuesday. Standard shipping; had been 'warned' that it might take upwards of a week, but shipped in two business days.

2. About the vacuum cleaner: powerful. I've used portable vacuum cleaners and a powered one with a bag, but this one just beats them hands down; it is a little under 3 ft. tall and has quite a few nozzles that can be attached to the main body, so that once I set it up, it became an all in one solution. It also took me around six minutes to take out everything out of the box and set it up.
I did a test run yesterday with the portable one I had before followed by the new Eureka; it was like I hadn't vacuumed the carpet before!

Long story short: powerful and compact.
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This Eureka vacuum is lightweight, compact and powerful--small enough to get under furniture, yet performs better than larger, more expensive vacuums created by other manufacturers. This is a great little high performance machine! Eureka! I found you! Don't ever stop making this model--there is no comparable competitor on the market.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa7a200b4) out of 5 stars 274 reviews
204 of 208 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7c4b1bc) out of 5 stars Excellent vac: mostly pros, with few cons Dec 3 2006
By Charlotte - Published on
We have four vacuum cleaners, and it's not because we're neat freaks. It's exactly the opposite. We keep hoping for the one vacuum that will clean our house with the least effort. Each succession of vacuum cleaner gets smaller and smaller, especially after we discovered we can pay our 5-year old 50 cents to clean the carpet. Between this and the Eureka "The Boss Superlite", they're our favorites. Here are some of the real pluses of the system, followed by the negatives:


Great suction, especially on fine dust

Very lightweight, our kid (5 years old) can operate it

Retractable handle makes it easy to carry around (we're short people)

Retractable handle makes it easy to store



The HEPA filter attracts dust very quickly and needs to be cleaned each time (is this a plus or a minus?) Anyhow, it's a messy job.

The front face could be a fraction smaller to get under furniture better
150 of 153 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7ef76b4) out of 5 stars Great for In-Between Fast Clean Ups April 5 2007
By Rick - Published on
Overall, it's a really good vac. I wouldn't use this for a whole house, but for a small upstairs or downstairs, or a two bedroom (or smaller) apartment.

The narrow cleaning path is great for going in between tight spaces w/o moving everything around. The 12 amp motor is powerful and has great suction for under $100.

It is constructed pretty well, except for the cheap plastic wheels that feel flimsy and squeak right out of the box.

As with ANY bagless vac, to keep suction strong at all times, you have to clean the filter every single time you use it (especially with pets). If you don't want to be bothered cleaning it every time, then be fair, dont buy this machine and don't give it poor ratings. Get a bagged vac ... or a maid.

For those reviewers who say it died 3 or 4 times - it is not dieing. It is overheating because the filter is not clean. The filter needs to be cleaned every one or two uses, not when the dust bin fills up to the max. The reason it works again is because the motor cooled down.


Powerful suction in Floor or Hose mode

Easy to clean

Long stretch hose

Will not tip over when hose is stretched too far

Replacement parts available on Eureka web-site

Filter cleaning every 2 or 3 uses if secondary vac


Hose feels flimsy when stretched to full-length

Cleaning the filter is messy - do it outside

Filter must be cleaned frequently if used as primary vac

Front exhaust blows debris in front of cleaner - tilt down
47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7fe0410) out of 5 stars Actually, this is the best vac among 3 vacuums I have. Aug. 10 2006
By gracesantacruz - Published on
Pros: Saction power, light weight, good performance on different surfaces (hardwood, tile, carpet, carpetted stair), great value!

Cons: Dirty and cumbersome to clean the filter, noisy

I have 3 vacuum cleaners--large and heavy upright for carpet, cordless stick vac for picker-upper, and Eureka Optima for all-round cleaning. This has the best saction and versatility among all, and for the first time, I feel I can stop my pursuit of a good vac cleaner.

After trying so many cleaners, I now have realistic expectation. Even a good vac has some shorcomings, and you need to know what your priority is. In this case, cleaning the waste bin and filter is very messy and cumbersome. Because Eureka Optima has very good saction, the filter catches so much fine dust very quickly. I need to dust if off almost everytime I vacuum, and it is not fun. However, for me, can-vacuum-anywhere versatility and light weight make up for it.

I recommend Eureka Optima even if this dies on me within one year (which it does not yet). This is not a perfect cleaner, and there is not a perfect cleaner, but a great value for solid performance.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa7fdd0cc) out of 5 stars There's hardly anything better for a small place Nov. 28 2008
By Vladimir Shapovalov - Published on
I have had this vacuum for a few months. I usually vacuum the whole house (600 sq. feet) once a month, and vacuum small areas a few times a week.

My criteria for a vacuum were that it needed to be small (due to the lack of storage space), upright, it needed to have a hose, and a motor driven brush (to remove pet hair). This vacuum fits the bill, and works mostly well. The suction is excellent, the brush pics the pet hair very well, and the turbo brush attachment is wonderful for the furniture and hard to get places. The hose is just long enough to pick the spiders at the ceiling level.

The problems:
1. forward facing exhaust. The easy solution is simply tilting the vacuum back a little more. If it's at 45 degrees it will not blow the dust in front of it.
2. The dust sticks to the filter and blocks it. This can be mitigated by putting a piece of pantyhose over the filter (I have uploaded pictures). $2 pair of pantyhose from Walgreens last me a few months, and made it easy to remove the dust from the filter.

Otherwise I like the vacuum very much, and it makes an excellent job of keeping our little house clean and dust free.
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa788bc24) out of 5 stars Great Machine Oct. 4 2006
By Meanderingman - Published on
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This machine really sucks. :-) Balls of cat fur an inch ahead of the machine are pulled right in. The discharge of air ahead of the machine is an advantage; those onion skins and dust balls up against the baseboards that used to require a broom to loosen get blown out onto the floor and then sucked up into the machine. I have nothing but praise for this product.

See also multiple reviews for similar 431AXZ--the 437AZ costs $20 more, adds HEPA filter and $20 remarkable turbo powered brush for the hose.