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The Vacuum Nitty-Gritty: Electrolux Ergorapido Power vs. Pronto All Floors

June 16, 2015
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Electrolux may be best known for its kitchen appliances, but the home brand has a diverse line of vacuums for sale as well. We studied two popular Electrolux cleaners — the Ergorapido Power and the Pronto All Floors — to help you determine which device belongs in your home.

The vacuums: at a glance

Sometimes shoppers know exactly which type of vacuum they want and browse accordingly for that vacuum type from a variety of brands. But other times, shoppers aren’t quite sure whether they want an upright, a canister or something in between.

If you fall in the second category, this side-by-side Electrolux comparison is perfect for you. We’re contrasting a stick device (the Electrolux Ergorapido Power) with an upright model (the Electrolux Pronto All Floors) from the same brand. Read on to discover whether the former convenience-minded design or the latter conventional vacuum is a better match for what you’re looking for.

(No matter which vacuum you declare the winner, take a look at our Vacuum Buying Guide for tips on which features you should be paying attention to.)

Electrolux Ergorapido Power (EL2030A) Electrolux Pronto All Floors (EL8400A)
Price $179.99 (MSRP $199.99) from Electrolux $229 MSRP
from Electrolux
Type Stick Upright
Cord length Cordless 30 feet
Weight 5.5 pounds 14.8 pounds
Headlight Yes No
Crevice tool Yes Yes
Dirt collection Bagless Bagless
On/off brush roll No Yes
Cleaning width 10 inches 12 inches

The vacuums: up close and personal

But vacuums are more than cords and crevice tools. To find out where the real distinction between these models lies, we outlined which vacuum is best for which type of user.

Electrolux ErgorapidoElectrolux Ergorapido Power

NerdWallet takes you shopping: The first model we analyzed is the Electrolux Ergorapido Power, a $179.99 stick vacuum.

Easily recognizable by its purple coloring, this model boasts a freestanding design — no need to lean it against a wall — and cordless operation. This bagless device also includes a washable filter, LED headlights, a dusting brush and crevice tool.

Weighing in at 5.5 pounds, this product is lightweight enough to carry around the house, while also featuring a 10-inch-wide cleaning path. When you put the vacuum away for the day, store it on its charging stand.

Good fit for: This model is a match for those who desire a lightweight and extremely portable device. Its cordless design and included charging stand make it ideal for apartment or condo dwellers who want to vacuum their entire place in one clean sweep.

Electrolux ProntoElectrolux Pronto All Floors

NerdWallet takes you shopping: The second vacuum we analyzed is the Electrolux Pronto All Floors, a $229 upright device. It’s $49.01 more expensive than the previous model’s current price.

Designed to deliver continuous suction, this upright features a multi-cyclonic system to reduce clogging, a HEPA filter, an on/off brush roll, a comfort grip handle and a one-touch release dust cup. The bright orange vacuum also includes a suction control switch, dusting brush and crevice tool.

Unlike the previous model, the Pronto isn’t cordless; it includes a lengthy 30-foot cord for easy reach across rooms. Other departures from its fellow Electrolux include the Pronto’s wider cleaning width (12 inches instead of 10 inches) and bulkier design (14.8 pounds instead of 5.5 pounds).

Good fit for: If you’re looking for a traditional, yet sleek, vacuum cleaner, this upright device is right for you. Plus, as its name suggests, it’s suitable for picking up messes on all floor types in your home.

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Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected]. Twitter: @courtneynerd.

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