Eureka Endeavor NLS Vacuum Review

When my wife and I moved last year, she didn’t own a vacuum, and I had a massive canister one that was a hand-me-down from my Uncle. I looked up the model and it came out in 1988. So it’s a big old….and huge. So when we moved I wanted something super light. So we purchased a lightweight battery powered vacuum.

My wife hates it.

I don’t mind it, but she hates having to recharge the battery, and it’s small and light, which is nice for stair….but we don’t have that many stairs.

Enter the Eureka Endeavor NLS. It’s not small. It’s not electric. But man can this thing SUCK!

ha ha.

The NLS stands for “No Loss of Suction”.

It’s very powerful, and it worked especially well on our carpet. Though we did use it on our fake hardwood kitchen area as well, and it did pretty good there as well.


  • Lots of power
  • Easy to empty (no bags!)
  • Surprisingly nimble for it’s size
  • Price: $79.88 at Walmart


  • Bulky, and pretty loud
  • Lots of plastic

Overall for the price, it’s a pretty darn good vacuum.

And now my wife is happy : ).

Video of Eureka Endeavor NLS

What do you think are the most important features in a vacuum.

Disclosure: We received this vacuum as a review unit to keep. Which is awesome, cause we needed a vacuum! End disclosure.


By , on Sep 23, 2011
DebtKid DebtKid started to document his through bankruptcy, a short sale, living in his office, and ultimately get out of debt. He started with over $300K in debt and has been slowly hacking away at it.


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  1. Cindy:

    One of the most important features of a vacuum cleaner for me is that it has attachments. If I see a cobweb near the ceiling or dirt or pet hairs on furniture, I can immediately use the attachments to clean them up.

  2. Essie:

    The ability to lift and handle the vacuum cleaner is as equally important as the suction because I have one hip replacement and the other to be replaced soon and the weight when standing to vacuum can be painful.

  3. Katie:

    Price is a heavy consideration when looking for a vacuum, well any new appliance really. But also, it needs to be able to tackle pet hair really well and be awesome on hard surfaces too.

  4. Cynthia:

    The pick up of dog and cat hair.

  5. Cynthia:

    The abiltiy to pick up dog and cat hair.

  6. Gina Giltner:

    The most important thing to me is good value for the money. I want a vacuum that is reasonably priced and efficient.

  7. aeko:

    price is important, then easy everything, easy to empty, easy to push around, light to lift.

  8. Diana:

    I have been wanting a new vacuum cleaner for about a month now, since our wet/dry vac that is really my husbands. It has great sucking power, but is way too noisy and bulky. He uses it in his garage, so you can imagine all the dust that blows out the other end when it is in use. Thank you.

  9. Wanda McCown:

    Suction and not losing it!

  10. Carla:

    I, too, am concerned about sucking up all that pet hair! Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. Gerri:

    My most important feature would have to be ease of use. I have 2 dogs that seems to shed a lot!!

  12. Jessica:

    Suction power! My dog may be smallish, but she seems to lose her weight in fur weekly :)

  13. Ginger:

    Power is the most important thing to me. I have several dogs and a cat and it can be difficult to get all of that hair out of the rug and off of the furniture! Thanks!

  14. Molly:

    Cat owners will understand- a vacuum that doesn’t pick up cat hair has no place in our house- which is why we got rid of the old one and moved into a place with hardwood floors :) But the new apartment has carpet, so… this vacuum would be awesome.

  15. Lisa:

    The most important things about a vacuum for me are efficiency and power. Our family of 7 creates a lot of need for a good vacuum. Which we need a new one since my thoughtful eldest son burned ours up trying to clean out the van.

  16. Norman:

    I like vacuum cleaners that are easy to empty without making a mess. My vacuum cleaner now also has a HEPA filter that is expensive to replace when it gets old.

  17. Marcia:

    I need a new vacuum, my old one is 9 years old &
    I can’t get replacement filters for it.

    I think price is important, but power is more
    important to me as well as service.

    I do love Eureka.

  18. Most important is the ability to handle wood floors and carpets. We are in need of a new one—the children have played with mine so much that I had to duct tape the handle onto the unit!

  19. Pam:

    Most important to me is the price. I live alone, take my shoes off at the door, have no pets and have minimal carpet (mostly hardwood floors). I want something light and fairly cheap price, but not so cheap that I have to replace it every couple of years.

  20. Elizabeth:

    The most important thing is lifetime! I don’t mind paying a bit more for something if I know that it will last me a long while, and that the company is going to provide consistent service if if breaks – so I go for one with an iron-clad warantee. To me, that says that the company believes in the lifespan of their product!

  21. Beth:

    The most important thing for me is that it continues to work well for several years. I had a vacuum that lost suction in less than 3 years even though it was well maintained (filters and tubes were clear, etc.), which was really annoying.

  22. Jo:

    Suction. Definitely. I need a carpet that does not lose suction!

  23. The most important thing for me is suction because we have a cat and vacuuming up the cat hair can be challenging for some vacuums.

  24. James:

    *I meant us.

  25. James:

    My wife and I are looking for a new vacuum.

    We’re torn between price and quality, but I think price is probably most important to you.

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