Powr-Flite BP6S - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

Powr-Flite BP6S

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General Info
Brand
Powr-Flite
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Vacuum Cleaner Type Vacuum cleaners come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the most common types include upright, handheld, canister, stick, robotic, and drum. Upright vacuums are probably what you picture when someone me ... Show more
Backpack
Dust Handling

There are two major types of vacuums: bagged or bagless. Bagged vacuums collect all dirt and debris into a bag, which must be changed every time it’s full. These bags are typically better at collecting allergens that irritate asthma and allergies. Plus, bagged vacuums are easier to empty, but they do require you to purchase new bags on an ongoing basis.

Bagless vacuums collect dirt and debris into a dustbin or canister, which is emptied when it’s full. Though there are no bags, and therefore no ongoing investment, the downside is that this style can be difficult to empty and oftentimes scatters dust when you’re dumping the bin if you’re not careful.

In addition, the maximum capacity of the dustbin or bag will vary widely based on vacuum type. Regardless of type, a good vacuum also includes an indicator when the bin/bag is full. In bagless vacuums, the dustbin is usually see-through, so you can tell when its full. For bagged vacuums, it’s especially helpful to have a full bag light or sound indication when it’s time to empty the bag.

Dust Collection Bagless = one time investment; bagged = easier to empty the vacuum
Bagged
Full bag/bin indicator Is there an indicator of when the bin/bag needs to be emptied?
No
Filter Type Vacuums typically have a primary and secondary filter that collects dust and dirt from the air as it’s sucked into the vacuum before disposing it back into your home environment. A good filtration sys ... Show more
HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air)
Cleaning Ability
Cleaning Method Most vacuums are dry vacuums. They use air suction to remove dirt and debris from various sources but cannot suck up any liquids. However, some vacuums will also be wet vacuums. Wet/dry vacuums let yo ... Show more
Dry
Surface Type The types of floors in your home are an important consideration with choosing a vacuum. A vacuum not designed for hardwood could do some serious damage to your floors. Plus, regular vacuums don’t alwa ... Show more
Carpet, upholstery, hardwood
Pile Adjust Vacuum cleaners should be adjusted based on the height, or pile, of the carpet/rug. If the setting is too low, the vacuum may not be able to get enough airflow for the suction to be effective. If the ... Show more
No
Power Features
Easy On/Off Is there an easy access switch on the handle?
Yes
Wattage Vacuum wattage can be used to determine how strong its suction is. Generally, higher watts mean stronger suction and a more powerful vacuum—though there is some debate on whether or not this is accura ... Show more
1,200 watts
Self-propelling Some types of vacuum cleaners (excluding robotic vacuums, which are inherently self-propelling) are known for being heavy and difficult to push, especially when they have strong suction and are used o ... Show more
No
Power Cord

Keep in mind the size of your home and its rooms when you consider the length of the vacuum’s cord. Longer cords will allow you to vacuum longer without needing to move to another outlet. The average cord length is around 5 meters or 15 feet, though some brands and models will have cords up to 10 meters/30 feet. If you live in a small apartment, cord length probably isn’t a huge concern for you. However, longer cords will help you clean larger homes and rooms more quickly and with fewer interruptions from moving outlet to outlet. Also, retractable cords are easier to store, especially if you have a longer cord length, which is something to consider.

Cord length How long is the maximum cord length from the outlet?
50 ft
Retractable cord Does the cord automatically retract with a button?
No
Physical Features
Dimensions
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Weight

8.6 lbs
 
Premium Features
Certifications
Carpet and Rug Institute
Included Tools Outside of additional brushes, vacuum cleaners can come with a variety of other tools and attachments to maximize your cleaning process. Some of the most common include the: Crevice tool: A skinny tub ... Show more
  • 17-inch Crevice Tool.
  • 5-inch Upholstery Tool.
  • 3-inch Dusting Tool.
  • 14-inch Powr-Glide Carpet Tool, Carpet Tool, and Hard Floor Tool.
  • 4 feet Crush Proof Hose and Double-bend Wand
Collapsible If you need to store your vacuum in a small space, live in a small apartment with very little storage, or just want the vacuum to be out of the way, choose a collapsible design. These vacuums usually ... Show more
Yes
Additional Info
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
54 / 100
Rank: #525 out of 657.
#1 is Dyson V8
Special Features Unique features that sets it apart from other vacuum cleaner
7 Points of Adjustment
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Key features
  • 130 CFM
  • 4-stage HEPA filtration
  • 50-ft safety-yellow power cord
  • Tools fit conveniently on waist belt

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