Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Aug 24, 2021 at 08:32 am
Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 Picture
7.4
Bare Floor
7.3
Low-Pile Carpet
8.0
High-Pile Carpet
8.9
Pets
5.7
Stairs
6.1
Cars
Vacuum Type
Upright
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
No
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 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.

Our Verdict

7.4 Bare Floor

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

Pros
  • Few recurring costs.
  • Does a good job clearing most debris from bare floors.
Cons
  • Somewhat hard to maneuver.
  • Struggles a bit with bulky debris.
7.3 Low-Pile Carpet

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

Pros
  • Few recurring costs.
  • Good on low-pile carpets.
Cons
  • Somewhat hard to maneuver.
  • Struggles a bit with bulky debris.
8.0 High-Pile Carpet

The Eureka FloorRover Elite is great 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.

Pros
  • Few recurring costs.
  • Impressive high-pile carpet performance.
Cons
  • Somewhat hard to maneuver.
8.9 Pets

The Eureka FloorRover Elite is amazing 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.

Pros
  • Clears pet hair easily from all surface types.
  • HEPA filter.
  • Removeable brushroll.
  • Few recurring costs.
Cons
  • Somewhat hard to maneuver.
5.7 Stairs

The Eureka FloorRover Elite is inadequate 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.

Pros
  • Few recurring costs.
Cons
  • Somewhat hard to maneuver.
  • Short hose.
6.1 Cars

The Eureka FloorRover Elite is an upright vacuum that isn't suitable for cleaning cars.

  • 7.4 Bare Floor
  • 7.3 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 8.0 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.9 Pets
  • 5.7 Stairs
  • 6.1 Cars
  1. Updated Aug 24, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Aug 19, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Eureka FloorRover Elite feels adequately built. 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.

6.5
Design
User Maintenance

The Eureka FloorRover Elite is reasonably easy to maintain.

  • Brushroll: The brushroll can be manually cleared of any debris build-up as necessary. To access it, you have to unlock the three slots on the bottom plate using a coin or flathead screwdriver.
  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment is easy to clip and unclip by pressing the release button near the vacuum handle. You simply press a button to open the bottom of the compartment to empty the dirt, and it can also be washed with warm water as needed.
  • Pre-motor filter: You need to frequently shake dust off of the pre-motor filter and wash it with warm water approximately every three months.
  • Filter screen: The filter screen is under the pre-motor filter. Tap it to remove any dust, and you can wash it with warm water if needed.
  • HEPA filter: Eureka suggests washing or replacing it once a year. You should watch it with warm water.
  • Pet turbo brush: You can also remove the bottom cover of the turbo brush to clear away any debris as needed.

You must air dry any part washed with water for 24 hours before using it again.

9.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
not available
HEPA Filter Part Number
Not available

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.

7.2
Design
Storing
Height
44.29" (112.5 cm)
Width
12.60" (32.0 cm)
Depth
12.60" (32.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Manual
On-Board Tool Storage
Yes
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

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.

7.7
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.37 gal (1.40 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum body
  • Vacuum handle/hose extension
  • Hose
  • Dirt compartment
  • Pre-motor filter
  • Filter screen
  • Grill
  • HEPA filter
  • Brushroll
  • Crevice tool
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Pet turbo brush
  • User guide

6.9
Design
Range
Cord Length
30.25 ft (9.2 m)
Hose Length
6.40 ft (1.95 m)

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.

6.7
Design
Portability
Total Weight
16.38 lbs (7.43 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.11 lbs (1.41 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
N/A
Maximum Battery Life
N/A
Recharge Time
N/A
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
No
Removable Batteries
No
Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
No
Self-Propelled
Yes
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

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.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
Yes
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
Yes
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
No
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
No
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

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.

Design
Alternative Configuration

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

Performance
7.8
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
97%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
83%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
83%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
82%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
96%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
91%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Brush Roll "Off", Suction Control "Max"

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

7.6
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
57%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
56%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
56%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
79%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
77%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
75%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Brush Roll "On", Suction Control "Max"

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

8.6
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
98%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
70%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
70%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
70%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
80%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
79%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
77%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Brush Roll "On", Suction Control "Max"

The Eureka FloorRover Elite 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.

6.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Bad
Under Low Table
Bad
On Furniture
Excellent
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Good

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.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Eureka FloorRover Elite Anti-Tangle Pet NEU630, which is a variant of the Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU529. They appear to have very similar specs, except the NEU529 includes LED headlights to illuminate the vacuum's path. The NEU630 comes in a 'Grey/Red' color, while the NEU529 comes in 'Grey/Teal'.

If you come across another variant or your Eureka FloorRover NEU630 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know in the discussions, and we'll update our review.

You can see our unit's label here

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 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.

For more options, see our recommendations for the best upright vacuums, the best vacuums for pet hair, and the best vacuums.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360

The Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 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. 

Dyson Ball Animal 2

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 and the Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 are both excellent options for cleaning pet hair, though the Dyson has a couple advantages. The Dyson is slightly easier to maintain and has no recurring costs, while the Eureka has a HEPA filter that needs to be replaced on occasion. The Dyson is a bit more maneuverable overall, but its strong suction force can actually make it more difficult to move around on carpets.  

Shark APEX Upright Vacuum

The Shark APEX Upright Vacuum is somewhat better than the Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630. 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.

Miele Dynamic U1 PowerLine

The Miele Dynamic U1 PowerLine performs better overall on most surface types than the Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630. 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.

BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet

The Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630 is a bit better overall than the BISSELL CleanView Swivel Pet. 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. 

Shark APEX UpLight

The Shark APEX UpLight is better overall than the Eureka FloorRover Elite NEU630. 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.

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