Conclusion: The Electrolux Nimble looks great on paper and has good features but some owners struggle with certain aspects of the machine. As a result, consumer ratings are not as high as one might expect . The machine does have its proponents and some folks swear it is better than a Dyson but there are a number of detractors who feel that it is too heavy, hard to push on carpet and the plastic used in the construction of the machine isn’t sturdy enough.
Pros: Washable filters, Most (but not all) owners feel it has great suction, Easy to assemble, Not too loud (again, most owners feel this way but not all), Swivel motion provides good mobility, Long power cord, Dirt canister is easy to empty
Cons: Washable filters, Most (but not all) owners feel it has great suction, Easy to assemble, Not too loud (again, most owners feel this way but not all), Swivel motion provides good mobility, Long power cord, Dirt canister is easy to empty
Summary: The Electrolux Nimble EL8605A vacuum cleaner does a fantastic job deep cleaning a variety of carpet types but is not so effective on bare flooring. Its swivel design improves the vacuum's handling but it is fairly large with some bulk and may be too much vacuum for a petite user or for use in a smaller sized home. The Electrolux Nimble EL8605A vacuum cleaner is best suited for a large home that is mostly carpeted.
Pros: Great filtration for clean air as you vacuum., Strong suction power to deep clean carpet and leave it looking refreshed., Power controls & brush roll controls located within easy reach., Swivel steering improves turning., Minimal assembly needed – comes ready to use., Very easy to use extension wand and hose attachments., Large powerhead with edge to edge cleaning., Long power cord and extended reach., Improved 5-year warranty.
Cons: Not good for vacuuming bare floors., 3-in-1 Versa tool is not very functional., Powerhead is not self-propelled & has no carpet height adjustment., No suction adjustment., Large and on the heavy side., Produces a fair amount of noise., Accessory tools constantly get knocked off their holders., Hard to attach the accessory tool holder/cord wrap clips to the back of the vacuum., Emptying the dust container is not allergy friendly.