Are you searching for a lightweight vacuum? Better yet, are you a fan of handheld vacuums? Do you sometimes wish your handheld had a power cord?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions,  hang tight because your dreams are about to come true with our product review!

The nifty Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac hijacks conventional cordless designs by adding in features not typically associated with handheld vacuums. For one, the Eureka 71B has a 20 ft black power cord that conveniently wraps itself around the vacuum base. To prevent unwinding, simply secure the electrical plug to the power cord by aligning the circular groove. Another noticeable feature is a 3 ft crushproof hose that neatly wraps itself around the circumference of the cleaner. Soft and stretchable, this Eureka hose is capable of wedging itself between tight spaces to pick up dirt and dust bunnies. Even better, on the underside of the Eureka 71B, you will find a 3-inch crevice tool conveniently stored on-board.
Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac - 71B

Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac - 71B

Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac - 71B
For this review, we tested the Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac on wall to wall low-pile carpet found in our lobby and on white ceramic tile inside the women's bathroom. In plain sight, the controls for this handheld are right at your fingertips. To turn on the vacuum, simply push the selector one step forward. This activates the 5.5 amp vacuum motor and is ideal for straight suction messes common to bare floor surfaces. A grey horizontal line symbolizes this setting. To turn on the brushroll, use your thumb to push forward on the selector once again. This setting is ideal for vacuuming carpet and is symbolized by a grey wide-tooth comb.  Unlike the Eureka RapidClean Step Hand Vac 41A, the new and improved Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac 71B is fitted with a patented Riser Visor. This 6 inch adjustable see-thru cover fits neatly over the fine, soft bristle brushroll and flips up or down to concentrate the air flow on the surface you're cleaning. To clean flat areas like stair steps or carpet, cover the front of the brushroll and leave the underside of the brushroll exposed. To clean stair risers or furniture backs, cover the underside and leave the front of the brushroll exposed. To turn the vacuum off, push the selector back two paces, so it aligns with the grey open circle on the yellow carry handle. Lastly, to separate the dust cup assembly from the handheld, push the selector backward until you hear a loud click.

Like most handhelds, the Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac is a bagless system. The transparent dust cup can hold roughly 2 quarts of dirt and debris. Its see-thru design allows you to monitor dirt intake as you vacuum, and its durable plastic exterior allows it to be rinsed under running water and reattached once dry. However, the same cannot be said for the Eureka 71B Dust Cup Filter. Maintenance for this filter includes brushing off miscellaneous debris into the trash and replacing every three months.

We hope this product review gave you a solid run-down of the Eureka Easy Clean Hand Vac 71B. If you need help deciding which Eureka Handheld vacuum is best for you, please feel free to browse our comparison chart or dial 1-866-972-8227 and speak with a trained vacuum specialist.