You’ve probably seen so many upright vacuum cleaners that they don’t excite you any longer. If this is the case, then lay your eyes on the best of a machine, the Sanitaire S5000A – an ultra-versatile upright vacuum cleaner that offers professional-grade cleaning at home. So what makes the S500A stand about above the seemingly infinite sea of uprights? We’re going to answer that precise question in the following segments.

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Durable Design

At first glance, many might feel that the S5000A doesn’t look the part of the sleek, sexy upright we’re accustomed to seeing. However, don’t let its admittedly unattractive looks fool you; this is a beast. Its outer casing is meant to protect its oversized motor and electronic components from harm, extending its lifetime far beyond what you’d expect from traditional uprights.

The only downside of having such a hard outer shell is that it increases the risk of marking and damaging furniture. As long as you’re careful when swinging this bad boy around, you and your furniture will be fine.

Suction Power Control

Remember how we spoke of the S5000A’s versatility? Well, its adjustable suction power valve is only one aspect of it. When transitioning from carpets to smooth floors, you can save your floors, and your energy bills a ton of surprise by cranking or turning suction pressure up or down. This is extremely handy when cleaning rugs and carpets of various carpet pile heights since too much pressure can lead to pull out fibers and bald patches.

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Adjustable Brush Heights

Like most uprights, the Sanitaire Professional EON’s brushes can be adjusted to suit whatever surface you’re cleaning. With four different brush heights opposed to the two you’d normally find, you have greater control over how deep or shallow the brushes dig. Once again, this will come in handy when dealing with low- all the way to high-pile carpets and shaggy rugs.

Foot-Wide Clearing Path

A wide clearing path can be a double-edged sword. A 12-inch sweep allows users to clean wider floors with fewer passes. This saves time a ton of back and shoulder ache. However, the wide head also means less control in-between furniture. Back to the first point: combine lack of control with a hard outer shell, and you might end up marking table and couch legs while cleaning. Once again, just be careful not to run or swing the vacuum around while working.

Multi-Surface Cleaning

What about above-ground surfaces like upholstery, auto interiors, and drapes? Sanitaire has an answer for that, too: cleaning attachments! The S5000A comes with a modest-sized hose where a triangle brush, crevice tool, or spot-cleaning vacuum head connect. It also comes with an extension wand that increases your reach by more than a foot for cleaning drapes and shelves.

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HEPA Filtration

On top of everything good we’ve talked about the Sanitaire Professional EON, it also comes equipped with a HEPA Filter! This type of filter ensures that any pesky particles that get suctioned into the vacuum stay in the bag and have no chance of escape. The filter traps particles as small as 0.3 microns in width up to 99.7% of the time. If you suffer from seasonal or pet allergies, or are dealing with mold spores or dust mites on the ground, then the HEPA filter inside of the Sanitaire S5000A can be your best friend.

40-foot Power Cord

As you can imagine, the S5000A’s power does not come from a rechargeable battery. This corded upright comes with a super-long 40-foot power cord, offering up to roughly 5,000 square feet of movement from each outlet. For most homeowners, this may not be an issue, but for those who need a professional-grade vacuum cleaner for janitorial jobs, then this is a real lifesaver. Of course, you can extend your range of movement simply by plugging it into an extension cord. However, we’re sad that the upright vacuum doesn’t automatically rewind the cord; 40 feet is not easy to manage!

LEED Certified

For our environmentally conscious readers out there, we’d like to inform you that the S5000A is LEED-certified. Despite having an oversized motor that provides multiple levels of cleaning power, the Sanitaire keeps your floors spotless while hardly using any energy. What else could you ask for?


We’ve established just how great the S5000A from Sanitaire is. Extreme versatility, extreme cleaning power, and LEED certification combined make this an upright anyone would be proud to own and operate. We would recommend the S5000A to anybody for any purpose – at home or for work. The only thing it’s missing is an auto-retract feature for the coil, but you can’t have it all, though the S5000A is as close to “it all” as can be.

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