The Eureka FloorRover is a corded upright vacuum with a bagless design. It has a large dirt compartment and is reasonably easy to maintain, with a few parts that need regular cleaning. Thankfully, it has minimal recurring costs, as you should only need to replace its HEPA filter periodically. It performs especially well on high-pile carpets and does a good overall job clearing various debris from bare floors and low-pile carpet. That said, it's not the most maneuverable due to its bulky size, and some of its parts feel a bit flimsy.
The Eureka FloorRover is decent for cleaning bare floors. It clears pet hair from this surface easily and does a good job with small debris like rice. However, it struggles a bit more with bulky material like cereal. It's adequately maneuverable, but its bulky body and dirt compartment may get in the way when cleaning under tables or couches. It also has very few recurring costs, which is nice.
The Eureka FloorRover is decent for cleaning low-pile carpets. It clears pet hair without issue, and it's great at sucking up fine debris like baking soda, but it has more trouble clearing larger debris like sand. Thankfully, it has very few recurring costs, and it's reasonably easy to maintain, though it has a few parts that need regular cleaning. Its maneuverability is okay, but it can get stuck on rugs and carpets.
The Eureka FloorRover is very good for high-pile carpets. It has no problem sucking up pet hair and does an impressive job clearing large debris like sand and fine debris like baking soda. It's okay to maintain with a few parts that need regular cleaning, but it has very few recurring costs, which is great. It's reasonably maneuverable, but its bulky body may get in the way, and it can get stuck on rugs and carpets.
The Eureka FloorRover is a good choice for cleaning up after pets. It has a HEPA filter to reduce allergens. It also does an incredible job of cleaning pet hair from all surface types. It comes with a pet turbo tool to more easily clean pet hair from furniture. Its brushroll is also removable, so you can somewhat easily clear any hair wraps. That said, it's not the easiest to maneuver as its body is bulky and hard to push around.
The Eureka FloorRover isn't really designed for cleaning stairs. While it has a carrying handle to make it easier to lift and take up a set of stairs, it's quite bulky and heavy. You can use it in a semi-handheld configuration to help clean stairs, but its hose is very short, so you'll still likely have to bring the vacuum up the stairs with you as you go. On the upside, it does a good job clearing various types of debris from all surface types.
The Eureka FloorRover is an upright vacuum that isn't suitable for cleaning cars.
There are several variants of the Eureka FloorRover, which have slight differences in terms of attachments and design. We tested the Anti-Tangle Pet NEU630 model, and you can see our unit's label here.
|Model Code||Parts Included||Color||Advertised Dustbin Capacity||Notes|
|Miniature turbo brush, crevice tool, dusting brush||Teal/Grey||1.9L||
Floorhead has a headlight
|NEU526||Miniature turbo brush, multi-angle adapter, crevice tool, dusting brush||Purple||1.4L|
FloorRover Anti-Tangle Pet
|Miniature turbo brush, crevice tool, dusting brush||Red/Silver||1.9L||Only available at some vacuum dealers|
If you come across another variant or your Eureka FloorRover that isn't mentioned above, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.
The Eureka FloorRover is an excellent upright vacuum for those with pets in the home. It includes high-end performance and features, like a HEPA filter, that you'd find on vacuums like the Dyson Ball Animal 2 but at a fraction of the cost. It also has minimal recurring costs, though it has many parts that need frequent maintenance.
The Eureka FloorRover and the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 perform fairly similarly overall, though they have some key differences. The Eureka is better overall on bare floors and high-pile carpets, while the Shark generally performs better on low-pile carpets. That said, the Shark can be used in a handheld configuration, with its dirt compartment as a canister, so it's more suited to cleaning stairs or cars than the Eureka. The Shark also has virtually no recurring costs, though the Eureka is a bit easier to maintain.
The Eureka FloorRover is a bit better overall than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel. While the BISSELL performs a bit better all-around on bare floors and low-pile carpets, it struggles a bit on high-pile carpet, and it lacks a HEPA filter to reduce allergens. The Eureka, meanwhile, has a longer range, fewer recurring costs, and is a little easier to maneuver.
The Dyson Ball Animal 2 and the Eureka FloorRover are both excellent options for cleaning pet hair, though the Dyson has a couple of advantages. The Dyson is slightly easier to maintain and has no recurring costs, while the Eureka has a HEPA filter that needs replacing on occasion. The Dyson is a bit more maneuverable overall, but its strong suction force can make it harder to move around on carpets.
The Miele Dynamic U1 PowerLine performs better overall on most surface types than the Eureka FloorRover. It also feels much better built and is incredibly easy to maintain. That said, the Miele doesn't have a HEPA filter like the Eureka does, and it incurs significantly higher recurring costs.
The Shark APEX Upright is somewhat better than the Eureka FloorRover. It's more effective than the Eureka on bare floors and low-pile carpet but doesn't perform as well on high-pile carpet. It also feels a little better built and is a bit more maneuverable. On the other hand, the Eureka is easier to maintain and comes with more tools and accessories.
The Shark APEX UpLight is better overall than the Eureka FloorRover. While it's not as effective at picking up fine debris on high-pile carpets, it performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpets. The Shark is easier to maneuver and has a more portable handheld configuration that makes it better suited to cleaning stairs and cars. It also has no recurring costs as long as its parts are well maintained. The Shark's biggest downside is that its dirt compartment is considerably smaller, so it needs more frequent emptying.
The Eureka FloorRover has mediocre build quality. It's mostly made of hard plastic, with a plastic and metal handle. It's well-designed, with relevant buttons and controls within easy reach near the handle. The handle and hose feel fairly solid, but the vacuum's body looks and feels somewhat flimsy, and it squeaks and wiggles during use. Other parts like the dirt compartment and the turbo brush look as though they could crack if dropped. That said, the vacuum is easy to assemble.
Note: This vacuum's brushroll on/off function can fail, even if the Belt Drive mechanism and brushroll on/off button appear to be in good working order. The manufacturer states that you shouldn't remove the Belt Drive motor if it malfunctions and should send it to a service center for repair. Let us know in the discussions if you experience a similar issue with your vacuum.
The Eureka FloorRover is reasonably easy to maintain.
You must air dry any part washed with water for 24 hours before using it again.
This vacuum has minimal recurring costs. It has a bagless design, and most parts shouldn't need replacing so long as they're maintained properly. The only part that may need replacement, according to the user manual, is the HEPA filter; you should wash or replace it once a year.
This vacuum has decent storing capability. While it has a tall vertical footprint, it doesn't take up too much floor space, so it can easily fit into a closet. You can also store the turbo brush and soft brush attachments on the vacuum itself.
The Eureka FloorRover has a good-sized dirt compartment, although in practice, its capacity is somewhat less than the advertised 1.5L. The compartment is clear plastic with a line to mark when you should empty it.
This vacuum has okay range. It has a long cord, so you shouldn't have to switch outlets too often, but its hose is quite short.
The Eureka FloorRover is reasonably portable. It's quite heavy overall but feels light in the hand. It also has a carrying handle, making it easier to move from room to room or upstairs.
This vacuum has a few quality of life features. It's self-propelled, so its wheels move forward automatically when it's in a tilted vacuuming position but stop when placed upright. You can also toggle the brushroll on and off with the press of a button and adjust its suction force using the 'Suction Control' setting on its hose. You'll have to go for the Elite model if you want a integrated LED headlights in its floorhead.
The Anti-Tangle Pet variant of this vacuum comes with several tools and brushes. You can extend the handle to some extent into a short wand for hard-to-reach areas. It also comes with a turbo brush for pets, as well as a crevice tool for tight spots and corners, and an upholstery tool for fabrics. The Dash variant of this vacuum comes with a multi-angle adapter to clean tight spots.
The Eureka FloorRover can also be used in a semi-handheld configuration with various tools and attachments. You can also use the handle as a semi-handheld extension wand.
The Eureka FloorRover is good on bare floors. It has practically no issues picking up pet hair from this surface type, and it does an excellent job clearing small debris like rice. However, its performance gets worse on subsequent passes as its dirt compartment fills up, and it struggles a bit more with bulky debris like cereal.
The Eureka FloorRover is good on low-pile carpet. It clears pet hair easily and does a great job with fine debris like baking soda, but it has more trouble picking up larger debris like sand.
The Eureka FloorRover is excellent on high-pile carpet. It does a great job clearing larger material like sand and is amazing at clearing fine debris like baking soda. It also sucks up pet hair without issue.
This vacuum has okay maneuverability. While its wheels roll quite smoothly, it's somewhat hard to maneuver. Its bulky body and dirt compartment get in the way when trying to clean under sofas or tables, but thankfully, those areas are easier to reach using the semi-handheld configuration, which is easy to switch into. That said, it may get stuck on small rugs, even when using its 'Low' setting with the brushroll turned off. On the upside, it doesn't drag tassels around too much when used on 'Low', and it doesn't get stuck on cables either, although it does push them around.