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Eureka Brushroll Clean AS3401A Vacuum Cleaner Review

It'll clean your floors, but can it clean itself?

Credit: Reviewed.com / Jonathan Chan
April 08, 2016
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By the Numbers

The Eureka Brushroll Clean AS3401A underwent rigorous testing in our labs. On this page, we'll dive into the details.

Edge Cleaning & Furniture Clearance

The 3401 was able to clean right up to the wall from its side, but stopped cleaning 1.5 inches from the wall from its front. For tight spots you can't turn the brush head around in, we recommend using the crevice tool.

Edge Cleaning
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While the 3401 could clean right up to the wall from its side, its ability to clean stopped 1.5 inches from the front. View Larger

The clunky design meant that 3401 isn't going to clean easily under furniture. During our "limbo bar" test, given a foot of clearance, this Eureka was only able to clean 20 inches in.

Limbo
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The bulky nature of the AS3401A kept it getting good furniture clearance scores. View Larger
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Sound

When active, but not moving, the 3401 produces 78.2 dBA of sound, making it one of the loudest uprights we've ever tested. The whole house will know you're vacuuming.

Carpet Cleaning

During our carpet cleaning tests, we place 100 grams of dirt ranging in grain size from baby powder smooth to coarse sand. On tall carpet, the AS3401A rocked it. In a single pass, the AS3401A picked up 20.2 grams of dirt on average. The $600 Miele Cat & Dog picked up only 18.5.

When we switched over to short carpet, the 3401 fell in the rankings. After one pass this vacuum picked up 65.85 grams of dirt. Although this is the best price-to-pickup ratio, it places the 3401 in the middle of the pack overall.

We also tested to see if the 3401 could pickup large debris. On each carpet, we scattered uncooked rice, uncooked macaroni, and pet hair–also uncooked. On short carpet, it picked up 60% of the macaroni, 85% of the rice, and 66% of the pet hair. When we switched over to the deep-pile carpet, the 3401 picked up 65% of the macaroni, 92% of the rice, and 83% of the pet hair.

Bare Floor Cleaning

We tested the AS3401A on bare floors to see how well it will perform in the typical kitchen. This test uses only uncooked macaroni and rice, and the AS3401A picked up 75% of the macaroni and 95% of the rice.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
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