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- Kenmore Progressive Glide
- The Kenmore Progressive Glide performs admirably at a more than reasonable price.
Kenmore Progressive Glide Vacuum Cleaner Review$99.99
Despite not doing as well on hardwood debris pickup and high-pile dirt cleaning, we were still happy with the Kenmore Progressive Glide's results.
While the Kenmore Progressive Glide wasn't very productive on high carpet dirt cleanup, users should take note of its height adjustment settings. The powerbrush height adjustment settings can be very helpful to the user, but they can also serve to confuse at times. For our long carpet test, as the manual instructed us to do, we used the vacuum's "High" setting and the results were poor. It garnered only 11.4% of the dirt from our high carpet, so we changed the setting to "Medium" and the number increased to 33.5%. The only issue here was that the lowered powerbrush was working hard to get through the carpet's long tassels and the motor emitted a burning smell afterward. Though the "Medium" setting produced better numbers, we would advise keep the vacuum on "High" if you choose to use it on long carpet.
The Kenmore Progressive Glide did a much better job on short carpet and the "Medium" height ended up being the perfect setting. The vacuum pulled in 74.2% of dirt and had no issue moving back and forth on the carpet.
With a sterling 96.1% of dirt sucked up, the Kenmore Progressive Glide did some of its best best cleaning on the hardwood surface.
Pet owners take note, as the Kenmore Progressive Glide did well on pair hair pickup as it left no visible residue behind.
Given its struggles with dirt pickup on high carpet, the Kenmore Progressive Glide did surprisingly well on debris cleanup on the same surface. It brought in 84% of debris on high-pile, which was one of the better totals we've seen from a vacuum. The vacuum wasn't as great on hardwood, though, as it only pulled in 44% of debris and didn't pick up a single dime or penny, even with with height set on "Low".
Dirt Holder Capacity
The Kenmore Progressive Glide's replaceable bag held 0.82 gallons of cork, which is good because customers hate replacing vacuum cleaner bags.