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The Sebo Felix 1 is actually a 3 in 1 vacuum. It has its standard upright mode, and although the regular mode is great with hard floors as we will see, you can also change the power head to the included parquet tool which is specifically designed for hard floors.
You can also push the adjustable handle down, disconnect the powerhead and use it as a handheld canister vacuum with the attachments.
The cleaner head has a button that turns off the brush roll for better hard floor performance.
It has an adjustable suction switch, a 4 level height adjustment on the cleaner head, a full bag or clog indicator, as well as lights on the cleaner head that tell you if you have an incorrect height adjustment or if there is a blockage.
Its filtration is great, it is a sealed system which is rare though the filters are so called hospital grade, not HEPA filters, there is a second filter which is actually the colorful exterior fabric, which also helps reduce noise making it unusually quiet.
Its brushroll was able to be completely removed for easy cleaning, a feature that I wish every vacuum had, but few do.
The attachments set includes a very high quality upholstery tool, a crevice tool and a onboard holder for the attachments, They offer a suction powered Turbo Tool, which I would recommend buying separately for reasons I will discuss later.
But beyond its extremely high build quality, it has big time power, we measured the suction at 69” of water and its airflow at 70 cfm at the cleaner head and an extremely high 99 cfm at the wand. For context we measured Dysons most powerful vacuum the Ball Animal 2 at 74 cfm and the Miele U1 at 67 cfm
Another pro is that in addition to being excellent with debris on carpets including pet hair the Sebo Felix 1 is unusually good at deep cleaning carpets, It seems to have an excellent seal on carpets, which makes the most of its airflow and agitation. Thanks to VacuumTests here on Youtube for coming up with a great way to demonstrate this, what he calls the flour under the carpet test. You can see how much more flour the Sebo Felix picked up compared to the super powerful Shark Apex.
I was also very impressed with its hard floor capability. I have been really disappointed with vacuums like the Miele U1s or the Dyson uprights in that while they can pick up really fine debris they really struggle with larger debris and do not have a way to adjust the height, but with the Sebo Felix did fantastic with everything from fine debris to pet hair, which it really excelled at, and medium to large debris. It did struggle a bit with extra large debris but most vacuums do, and thats why the easily accessible hose is there. I found that the 3rd height setting was high enough to pick up just about anything while still being low enough to have good airflow for fine debris on hard floors.
I also liked that it was small enough to stand perfectly on stairs so that you can use the 5 foot hose with an attachment. Here again This is something you cannont do either with the Dyson Ball Animal 2 or the very bulky Miele.
If you have carpeted stairs I really would suggest buying the optional turbo brush as the upholstery tool is decent for stairs, but not ideal.
The final pro is that it has an extremely good warranty 5 years overall and 7 years on the suction motor.
Alright so lets move on to the Cons.
The Sebo Felix is a very expensive vacuum, and while you definitely get what you pay for in this case it is a big investment.
I did not care for the parquet brush attachment for several reasons. It uses brushes with a particularly small castle cut, which means it snow plows just about everything including pet hair and small debris. Its even prone to snow plowing fine debris. That being said it does create an unbelievably good seal on hard floors, in fact it was one of the best perfomances I have ever seen on the crevice pickup test so it would be great for picking up debris in the crevices and cracks of wood floors or tile.
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