Updated 5 Apr 2018

Nilfisk

Elite Comfort 107402946

Snapshot: The Nilfisk Elite Comfort 107402946 is a turbo-head canister vacuum cleaner with a 2.6L bag. How well does it clean your floors?

Elite Comfort 107402946
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$584

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Test results

Overall score
83
Carpet quick clean
?/10
Carpet full clean
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good for quick carpet cleaning.
  • Very good at carpet cleaning.
  • Good at cleaning corners and edges.
  • Excellent at removing pet hair.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has HEPA filter.
  • Good reach from power point.

But

  • Heavy.

How we test: corded models

Overall score includes:

Carpet quick cleaning: 37%
Carpet full cleaning: 18%
Pet-hair removal: 15%
Ease of use: 30%

Carpet cleaning and pet-hair removal are tested using the power or turbo head (where supplied).

Price is from a March 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$584
Type
Canister standard
Head type
Turbo-head
Reliability
89%
Satisfaction
64%

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
74
Edge distance at side/front (mm)
<10 / 10-20
Reach (m)
12.9
Weight (kg)
9.6
Bagless
No
Bag/bin volume (L)
2.6
Power measured (W)
1730
Battery type
n/a
Battery voltage
n/a
Claimed charge time (hours)
n/a
Running time (minutes)
n/a

Features

Hand-held option
No
HEPA filter
Yes
Variable power
Yes
Wand suction control
No
Carpet height control
No

More Info

Availability
-

Reliability

Our 2017 appliance reliability survey found that overall, 90% of vacuum cleaners had never needed repair.

  • Above-average: Miele
  • Below-average: Electrolux, Shark, Bissell, Hoover, Sauber
  • Total number surveyed: 3513

Almost a thousand of the 3513 vacuum cleaners in our survey were from Miele. Miele was also the standout performer with above-average reliability. This isn’t surprising as the German manufacturer has been above-average in all our reliability surveys since 2006. It also posted stellar results for satisfaction and value for money: 87% of owners reported “excellent satisfaction” and 77% said they were “excellent value for money”.

One in 10 vacuum cleaners had needed repair or replacement. Canister vacuums remain the most popular type with more than 2500 reported, but cordless sticks are on the rise. In 2012-13, just 4% of models reported were cordless sticks, but by 2016-17 this had risen to 22%. More than half of cordless sticks were Dysons. However, cutting the cord comes at a cost — they were the only type of vacuum below-average in our survey. Batteries or charging was the main problem (56% of all cordless stick and 24% of all Dyson problems). This lower reliability doesn’t affect satisfaction though. They were up there with corded canisters and uprights.