The Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A is considered a commercial vacuum but plenty of folks seem to be using it in their homes. Consumers like the fact that it is small, light, powerful and HEPA ready, although there are some comments about it being better on hard surfaces than carpet.
The name “Electrolux Eureka Sanitaire SC3683A Commercial Canister Vac” seems a little odd with so many company prefixes. These are all actually part of the same group however. As we understand it, Electrolux purchased the Eureka company in 1974 and Eureka is the parent company of Sanitaire. Sanitaire has been well-known for its commercial cleaning products for many years and Sanitiare vacuums were first offered to the public in the 1950’s.
A quick note - when researching this particular vacuum it became apparent that there were many different specifications posted on different sites. Specs like weight, warranty, motor amps, motor watts, etc seem to vary. Where possible we will quote specs from the Sanitaire site. You can check out the product details here if you like.
The Sanitaire SC3683A comes with a 10 amp motor and most consumers report that it has plenty of suction. It is HEPA ready, having a completely sealed filtration system to prevent dust leakage. But you will have to purchase the HEPA filter separately as it does not come with one. If one has asthma or allergies getting a quality vacuum with HEPA filtration may be a good idea. HEPA filtration removes 99.97% of all airborne particulates of 0.3 microns or larger that pass through it. The key here is that the filters are only able to filter the air that passes through them and many vacuums leak air but still tout the value of their HEPA filtration. HEPA filters work most effectively within a sealed system (and, as mentioned, the SC3683A has a sealed system).
The SC3683A comes with a number of tools:
deluxe floor brush
It also has a metal telescoping wand, a seven foot hose, and a shoulder strap for conveniently carrying the unit. This vacuum is very lightweight weighing in at about 10lbs. It has a 10-inch cleaning path (a little narrow in our opinion) and sports a 20' double insulated commercial power cord – short in our opinion (30 feet plus would be better). Vacuum cleaner dimensions are (L x W x H) 17" x 9" x 11.25".
In terms of a warranty there seem to be many sources indicating that this vacuum comes with a limited one-year commercial warranty, while several other sources indicate a 2 year warranty
Sanitaire's commercial canister, model SC3683, is a heavy-duty dry vacuum that doesn't require a lot of storage space. It's UL listed for commercial use, features a tough polycarbonate housing, 20-foot power cord and weighs only 10 pounds. The compact canister is HEPA ready (with part 60666). Plus it has on-board accessories including a deluxe floor brush, dusting brush, a crevice tool, a metal telescopic wand and a 7-foot hose. This powerful, compact unit has a shoulder strap for added convenience.
- Heavy-duty compact canister
- HEPA filter optional
- On-board accessories
- UL listed for commercial use