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Electrolux Debuts World's First Green Vacuum Cleaner


In the market for a new vacuum cleaner? It might be worth checking out Electrolux’s new AirMAX Öko— the world’s first green vacuum. While most vacuum cleaners use 2 kW of power, the AirMAX consumes only 1.25 kW.

Despite the low energy profile, Electrolux claims that its vacuum has serious suction power due to high-performance fans and uniquely designed dust bags and floor brushes.

The AirMAX gets bonus points for being made up of 55 percent recycled materials. And at $270, it won’t hurt your bank account too much.

I doubt that the AirMAX can clean carpets with the gusto of my early 1990’s Eureka model, but its low carbon footprint makes it mighty attractive.

Photo Credit: Electrolux


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