Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac Review


With a wide 15-inch cleaning path and long 30-foot power cord, this powerful bagged upright earns high marks from users for ease of use and cleaning power despite its 21.5-pound heft.

The combination of performance and features is cause for enthusiastic endorsements in Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac reviews. At sites such as Walmart users commend the strong suction power and its ability to make short work of dust and dirt on carpeted surfaces and hard floors; one user reports it nearly lifted up a pair of reading glasses. Pet hair and dander disappear into its maw, as does the aftermath of a project in a basement workshop, assert Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac reviews at Overstock. Many users admit to being serial buyers of this model and conferring one on family members as a gift; one reviewer tells of keeping a unit on each floor of her two-story house. The bagged design also garners favorable comments, many from users who have switched from bagless models. The variety of attachments and features, like the motorized brush roll with an on/off switch, foot controls, and long power cord, likewise draw approving nods.

But perfect the Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac (starting at $140, Amazon) is not. Several reviews grouse about comparatively weak suction in the hose, which some say renders the stair attachment ineffective. And a fair share of users complains about the model's bulk even though the 4870MZ Boss SmartVac is frequently described as being self-propelled. It 21.5-pound mass is just too heavy to lug up and down stairs, according to some reviewers, and others good-naturedly say it gives you quite a strength-training workout.

The Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac is a bagged upright vacuum with a HEPA filtration system and 12-amp motor. It cleans a 15-inch path and features a 30-foot power cord, which is the longest among the models we researched. The hose length isn't specified but the product description claims it extends five times its resting length. Onboard tools include a nested extension wand, crevice tool, dusting brush, and a Power Paw designed for stair risers and the backs of upholstered chairs. There is also a headlight on the base and nine height settings. The Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac carries a one-year warranty.

Despite sitting near the top of the cheap price range, the Eureka 4870MZ Boss SmartVac is an excellent value. Sure, it's heavier than others but the features and performance compensate, especially when vacuuming large expanses of territory.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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