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Eureka Mighty Mite Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Sep 08, 2020 at 08:02 am
Eureka Mighty Mite Picture
8.7
Bare Floor
7.8
Low-Pile Carpet
7.4
High-Pile Carpet
8.6
Pets
8.0
Stairs
8.0
Cars
Vacuum Type
Canister
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
No
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The Eureka Mighty Mite is a budget-friendly canister vacuum designed with bare floors in mind. It easily picks up pet hair as well as small and large debris on this surface type, which makes it a handy tool in a garage. It also has very good overall performance on carpet but it struggles a bit more with small debris. If you need to get into harder-to-reach places, the wand is made of two separate pieces so you can shorten it. Unfortunately, it has a plasticky build quality and it uses a dirtbag, so you need to replace it when it's full. That said, maintenance is outstandingly easy with this vacuum and the dirtbag is its only recurring cost.

Our Verdict

8.7 Bare Floor

The Eureka Mighty Mite is excellent for bare floors. It easily picks up pet hair as well as small and large debris. While it has an overall plasticky build quality, it's outstandingly easy to maintain. The dirtbag is also the only major recurring cost, as it needs to be replaced when full. It also has good maneuverability, although its range is a little short.

Pros
  • Five dirtbags included with the 3670M model.
  • Picks up pet hair without a problem.
  • Picks up small and large debris on bare floors.
  • Outstandingly low maintenance needs.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Somewhat short range.
7.8 Low-Pile Carpet

The Eureka Mighty Mite is good for low-pile carpet. While it has a mediocre build quality, it's able to pick up pet hair and most small and large debris. It's outstandingly easy to maintain as its dirtbag is the only thing that needs to be taken care of. The 3670M variant comes with five dirtbags, which is nice.

Pros
  • Five dirtbags included with the 3670M model.
  • Picks up pet hair without a problem.
  • Picks up most small and large debris.
  • Outstandingly low maintenance needs.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Somewhat short range.
7.4 High-Pile Carpet

The Eureka Mighty Mite is decent for high-pile carpet. It has no problem with pet hair and it can pick up a good amount of large debris. However, it struggles a bit more with small debris like baking soda. Its mediocre build quality doesn't stand out, either. However, it's a very easy vacuum to maintain and the dirtbag is the only recurring cost, which is great.

Pros
  • Five dirtbags included with the 3670M model.
  • Picks up pet hair without a problem.
  • Picks up a good amount of large debris.
  • Outstandingly low maintenance needs.
Cons
  • Struggles to pick up small debris.
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Somewhat short range.
8.6 Pets

The Eureka Mighty Mite is excellent for pets. It has no trouble picking up pet hair from all surface types. While it doesn't come with a HEPA filter to help trap allergens, its pre-motor filter doesn't need to be replaced if you take good care of it. Maintenance is very easy and the only part you need to worry about is replacing the dirtbag when it's full.

Pros
  • Five dirtbags included with the 3670M model.
  • Picks up pet hair without a problem.
  • Outstandingly low maintenance needs.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Somewhat short range.
8.0 Stairs

The Eureka Mighty Mite is great for stairs. It's a lightweight vacuum, and while it doesn't have a significantly long cord or hose range, it should be able to cover a flight of stairs. It's at its best when cleaning bare floors as it easily picks up pet hair and debris but it can also pick up a fair bit of debris on carpet too. However, the vacuum has a plasticky feel to it.

Pros
  • Five dirtbags included with the 3670M model.
  • Picks up pet hair without a problem.
  • Picks up small and large debris on bare floors.
  • Outstandingly low maintenance needs.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Somewhat short range.
8.0 Cars

The Eureka Mighty Mite is great for cars. This vacuum is lightweight and easily portable. Since its wand is made of two pieces, you can easily shorten it to reach more difficult areas. While it doesn't have the longest reach, you can fit its tools and brushes into its on-board storage so you don't have to keep going back to grab more parts. The vacuum is easy to maintain, even though it has a mediocre build.

Pros
  • Five dirtbags included with the 3670M model.
  • Picks up pet hair without a problem.
  • Outstandingly low maintenance needs.
Cons
  • Plasticky build quality.
  • Somewhat short range.
  • 8.7 Bare Floor
  • 7.8 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.4 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.6 Pets
  • 8.0 Stairs
  • 8.0 Cars

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Test Results

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Design
6.0
Design
Build Quality

The Eureka Mighty Mite 3670M has mediocre build quality. It's completely made of plastic, which makes it look a little cheap, but most of it is fairly sturdy. However, while it's easy to assemble all of its parts, the wand could fall apart if not properly clipped together.

9.0
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum is outstandingly easy to maintain. It doesn't have a brushroll and the manual doesn't state that the vacuum head needs to be maintained either.

  • Dirt compartment: You can access this part by removing the hose from the canister and opening the lid. The bag has arrows to let you know to close it when you remove the bag to prevent debris from spilling out. The bag needs to be emptied when full.
  • Pre-motor filter: The pre-motor filter is located behind the dirtbag. The manual doesn't specify further instructions other than to clean when needed. You can wash this filter if necessary.

If you wash any part with water, it's recommended that you air dry it for 24 hours before using it again.

6.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
60295C
Filter Part Number
38333
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

This vacuum has one main recurring cost, which is its dirtbag. This part needs to be replaced when full and can be purchased directly from Eureka's website. The pre-motor filter shouldn't need to be replaced, as long as it's well-maintained. That being said, if you're often cleaning fine debris like plaster dust or powder, the manual recommends changing the bag and filter more often. If you're looking for a budget-friendly vacuum that doesn't use a dirtbag that needs to be regularly replaced, take a look at the BISSELL Zing Bagless Canister.

6.6
Design
Storing
Height
54.72 in (139.0 cm)
Width
15.75 in (40.0 cm)
Depth
23.62 in (60.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Manual
On-Board Tool Storage
Yes
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The Eureka Mighty Mite is alright to store. With the hose upright, it's quite tall but it shouldn't be too much of a problem if you're storing it in your garage. It also has on-board tool storage for its crevice tool and combination tool.

8.1
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.74 gal (2.80 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
5

This vacuum has a great dirt compartment. It's quite large and it has an indicator to let you know when it's full. It even comes with five bags, which is pretty handy.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum body
  • Hose with handle
  • Wand (two pieces)
  • Vacuum head
  • Pre-motor filter
  • Crevice tool
  • Combination tool (upholstery and hard bristle brush)
  • x5 Dirtbags
  • User guide

6.2
Design
Range
Cord Length
19.62 ft (6.0 m)
Hose Length
6.89 ft (2.10 m)

The Eureka Mighty Mite has an acceptable range. Its cord and hose lengths aren't particularly long. While you may not have a problem if you're just cleaning your garage, if you have more space to cover, you may need to change outlets more frequently.

8.4
Design
Portability
Total Weight
9.04 lbs (4.10 kg)
Weight In Hand
1.01 lbs (0.46 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

This vacuum has great portability. It's light, especially when compared to other canister vacuums like the Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister and the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister. It also comes with a carrying handle, so it's easy to move from one room to another.

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

This vacuum doesn't use a battery.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
No
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

This vacuum has a couple of extra features. While there isn't a power adjustment feature, you can adjust the main head to extend its bristles for hard floors or retract them for carpets. There's also a 'slip ring' on the hose that you can open or close to control its suction level.

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

The Eureka Mighty Mite 3670M comes with a couple of tools. The combination brush is both an upholstery tool as well as a crevice tool. The wand also comes in two pieces so you can remove one section to adjust its length.

Design
Alternative Configuration

You can use this vacuum in another configuration by removing one part of the wand to shorten its length.

Performance
9.9
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
100 %
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)
99 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
99 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
99 %
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Default, Head Position "bristle extended"

This vacuum is fantastic on bare floors. It can pick up pet hair, as well as small and large debris without a problem. Its performance also stays consistent, even as the dirtbag fills.

8.3
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
89 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
89 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
88 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
87 %
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
67 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
67 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
68 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
68 %
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Default, Head Position "bristle retracted" ( slip ring slightly opened)

This vacuum is great on low-pile carpet. It can pick up pet hair and most large debris. It struggles a bit more with smaller debris like baking soda though. On the upside, it delivers consistent performance, even as the dirtbag fills up.

7.5
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
62 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
61 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
60 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
58 %
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
47 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
47 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
47 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
46 %
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used Default, Head Position "bristle retracted" ( slip ring slightly opened)

This vacuum is good for high-pile carpet. It can pick up pet hair without a problem but it struggles more to pick up small and large debris. However, its performance stays consistent, even as the dirt compartment fills up.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Good
Under Low Table
Good
On Furniture
Good
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Excellent

This vacuum has good maneuverability. The vacuum head and handle are very light. As the wand is in two pieces, you need to make sure they're properly aligned, otherwise it could be harder to maneuver. That said, the wand has a good reach to get under couches and tables, but you may have to crouch a bit to keep the vacuum head from lifting off the floor. It's easy to move around electrical cords and to clean furniture thanks to its tools. Long tassels from a rug could get stuck on the head, though.

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

This vacuum doesn't have any automation features.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Eureka Mighty Mite 3670M also comes in two other variants: the Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G and the Eureka Mighty Mite 3670H. The major difference lays in the number of dirtbags included in the box and their color.

Model Name Parts Included Canister Color
Eureka Mighty Mite 3670G x2 dirtbags Yellow
Eureka Mighty Mite 3670H x2 dirtbags Blue
Eureka Mighty Mite 3670M x5 dirtbags Yellow

That being said, we expect both variant models to perform similarly to our test unit. If someone comes across a Mighty Mite that's different from ours, let us know in the discussions and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Eureka Mighty Mite 3670M is a budget-level canister vacuum meant for cleaning bare floors like garages. It has an incredible performance on bare floors as it's able to pick up pet hair as well as small and large debris with little problem. It also has few maintenance needs aside from emptying its dirtbag when full, and it comes with a couple of handy tools to help you clean places like the inside of your car. If you're looking for more vacuums, check out our recommendations for the best vacuums, the best vacuums for high-pile carpet, and the best vacuums for pet hair.

Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister

The Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister and the Eureka Mighty Mite are similarly-performing canister vacuums. The Whirlwind feels better built, has less recurring costs, and offers better performance on low as well as high-pile carpet. However, the Mighty Mite is slightly better on bare floors. It also comes with more tools, it's a bit more portable, and it has a longer range. User maintenance is much easier, and its dirt compartment holds more.

BISSELL Zing Bagless Canister

The Eureka Mighty Mite and BISSELL Zing Bagless Canister have different strengths. The Eureka is a bagged canister vacuum with better bare floor performance, less demanding maintenance requirements, fewer recurring costs, and slightly lighter construction. The bagless BISSELL feels slightly sturdier and does a better job on both low and high-pile carpet.

Miele Classic C1

The Miele Classic C1 is a more versatile canister vacuum than the Eureka Mighty Mite. The Miele feels better built, it's easier to maintain, and it comes with a soft bristle brush for cleaning more delicate objects. It also has better performance on high-pile carpet and it's more maneuverable. However, the Eureka has better performance on bare floors as well as low-pile carpet, it has a longer range, and it's more portable. Its recurring costs are lower too.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister

The Eureka Mighty Mite is a better canister vacuum for bare floors than the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister. The Eureka has a larger dirt compartment, it's lighter, and since its wand is made of two separate parts, you can shorten the wand for more maneuverability. It also has significantly better performance on all surface types. However, the Dyson has no recurring costs. It's also easier to store, more maneuverable, and it comes with more tools and brushes.

NaceCare HVR 200 Henry

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry and the Eureka Mighty Mite are two similarly performing canister vacuums but the Eureka is better for cleaning cars. The Eureka's wand is made of two parts so you can shorten it if you need more maneuverability. Its performance on all surface types is also significantly better, and it's more portable. However, the NaceCare feels better built, its dirtbag holds more debris, and it comes with a few more brushes and tools. It's also more maneuverable overall.

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