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Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum

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  • 3-motor direct drive system for a more powerful clean
  • LED dirt sensor and headlight
  • Includes pet handi mate designed for tough pet hair and dander
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Get rid of pet hair, dust, allergens and more with the Kenmore BU1018 Elite pet-friendly bagged upright vacuum. After sweeping through the house with is easy-to-use vacuum, you can take a deep breath of fresh air. This vacuum is low-maintenance with a HEPA filter, dirt sensors and pet hair removal attachments. This vacuum cleaner has the suction power you need to keep your home nice and clean. This bagged upright vacuum uses a 2-motor system and power flow technology to ensure you won't lose suction or leave any debris behind as you vacuum through each room. A telescoping wand and pet Handi-Mate attachment helps you reach ceiling cobwebs and deep-down pet dander from just about any part of your home. The infrared dirt sensor activates LED lighting to help you see dirt so you can be sure you'll get it all and a 5-position height adjuster allows for optimal airflow and cleaning.
  • A more powerful clean. The 3D Inducer Motor combines the power of three motors that gives you 20% more air power than a conventional upright vacuum while never losing suction.
  • Triple HEPA filtration captures 99.97% of debris, trapping dust, dander, pollen and other allergens so exhaust air is clean and you can breathe easier.
  • The Infrared Dirt Sensor activates a LED that tells you where to focus cleaning power, then turns off when the floor is clean. 5 height adjustments allow for optimal airflow and cleaning.
  • Easy to control with one hand, the Pet HandiMate hose and wand attachment makes getting pet fur and dander off furniture and out of your car a breeze.
  • Includes a combination dusting and crevice tool for base boards and tight corners, a Pet Handi-Mate(R) eliminates pet hair and dander, and a telescoping wand helps you reach up to 10 feet to those awkward corners, steep stairways and high shelves for whole home cleaning.
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Elite Pet Friendly Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Amperage (amps)12 A12 A11.67 A10 A
Recommended SurfacesBare Floor,Carpet,Concrete,Laminate,Leather,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,WoodBare Floor,Carpet,Laminate,Stairs,Upholstery,Vinyl,WoodAuto Interior,Concrete,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Leather,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery,VinylFabric,Granite,Gym Floor,Hard Non-Porous Surfaces,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Low-Pile Carpet,Marble,Multisurface,Plush Carpet,Rubber,Stone,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Operation StyleWalk-BehindPushPushPush
Included AccessoriesCrevice tool,Dusting Brush,Extension wand,Upholstery ToolCrevice tool,Telescoping wand,Utility brushCarpet attachment,Filter,Handle,Hose,Telescoping wandCrevice tool,Dusting Brush,Filter bag,Handle,Hose
Voltage (v)120v120v120v120v
Cleaning Path Width (In.)151413.415
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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
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Amperage (amps)
12 A
Appliance Category
Floor Care
Brush Bristle Type
Capacity (gallons)
Cleaning Path Width (In.)
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Cordless/ Corded
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Built-In Accessory Storage,Carpet Height Adjustments,Dual Motor,Edge Cleaner,Pet Hair,Telescoping Wand
Included Accessories
Crevice tool,Telescoping wand,Utility brush
ABS Plastic
Number of Attachments
Number of Filters
Number of Wheels
Operation Style
Product Weight (lb.)
20 lb
Recommended Surfaces
Bare Floor,Carpet,Laminate,Stairs,Upholstery,Vinyl,Wood
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Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed,HEPA Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 95 reviews
  • 78% recommend this product
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Out of the Rolls sideways!
Best vacuum I've ever had with the exception that it won't roll straight! Cannot vacuum beside a piece of furniture or a wall because it runs into it. Push it 3 feet forward it moves 4 inches to the right. If pulled it 3 feet backwards 4 inches to the left. Don't know what else to do but return it. Very disappointing!
by Drew
    4 people found this helpful
    Great vacuum
    Easy to assemble It is quite heavy but the suction is amazing with picking up all the dog hair and crumbs from the dogs kibble Definitely recommend this vacuum
    by Nursejamie
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      4 people found this helpful
      I hated getting rid of my 25 year old Hoover Windtunnel. It was so powerful! But just falling apa...
      I hated getting rid of my 25 year old Hoover Windtunnel. It was so powerful! But just falling apart. Having faith, I just bought another one, hoping I liked it as much. I returned it immediately and began doing research. This vacuum kept making top 3 in power reviews but nowhere near the price of the top 2. So, I got it but was thinking, “they just don’t make them like that anymore”. I LOVE it! I want a bag, I learned, from the returned bagless. It goes from surface to surface, no problem. The belt drive is surprising at first but you learn how to use it. Also, that feature can be turned off but suction is more powerful with it on. It doesn’t have things I don’t want and it DOES what I want it to do very well. Onboard attachments are great, especially the power head for pet hair. I can’t say how happy I am with this vacuum. i never got a reminder to review the product so after three months, I decided to find out how to do it because I love it that much!
      by Kelley
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        14 people found this helpful
        Powerful, well-designed, and reasonably quiet upright bagged vacuum with HEPA filter. We have dee...
        Powerful, well-designed, and reasonably quiet upright bagged vacuum with HEPA filter. We have deep pile carpet in our basement, and have to be very careful of moisture. Recently, I discovered mold under a bookcase, so we've been doing some careful cleaning. This vacuum is fantastic. The direct-drive motors in the beater brush are impressively powerful, and the suction was strong enough to pull up grime that our other, high-dollar vacuum missed. LED lights on the front light up the work area nicely, and a sensor underneath (and light on top) tells you when the machine detects dirt. Don't know how that works, but it seems accurate -- it would light up when I ventured into an un-vacuumed area, but stay off if I returned to an area that I had already cleaned. A flexible hose connects to the usual assortment of tools (crevice, brush, etc.), and a telescoping tube and suction-driven mini cleaning head are great for cleaning curtains and drapes. Overall, a very well thought-out machine, and not so heavy as to be difficult to maneuver. Highly recommended.
        by Chris
        • Recommended Product
        13 people found this helpful
        This is a well known Kenmore Elite brand upright vacuum cleaner model # BU1018. It comes with a 1...
        This is a well known Kenmore Elite brand upright vacuum cleaner model # BU1018. It comes with a 1 year limited warranty for private household use only. It has HEPA air filtration, a 3 motor direct drive sysytem, a 30 foot cord, LED dirt sensor and headlight, and a above floor telescoping cleaning attachment. The vacuum is not bagless and does require and come with a replaceable vacuum bag for collected debris. The vacuum is stylish looking and relatively quiet in use and rolls easily across even thick rugs. It is advertised as "pet friendly" for collecting pet hair and fur and having a HEPA air filter to reduce allergies and asthma, and having a separate attachment for collecting pet hair. We don't have pets, but are happy with the appearance and performance of this Kenmore Elite upright vacuum and think the price of about $280 in March of 2019 is very reasonable, and we would recommend it.
        by JVB
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        6 people found this helpful
        KENMORE ELITE PET FRIENDLY BAGGED UPRIGHT VAC. Model BU1018 As the man of our house I have done a...
        KENMORE ELITE PET FRIENDLY BAGGED UPRIGHT VAC. Model BU1018 As the man of our house I have done all the vacuuming for the past 50 years so I can say this is one of my areas of expertise! I am still using my reliable “Kenmore Progressive” I bought new in 2003. (16 yrs. ago never needing repairs) We installed new expensive carpet two years ago, a product called “Soft Carpet” which is a longer woven strand and has a very soft and thick feel to it. It requires an upright vacuum cleaner that is both gentle and of course cleans well. At the time we bought the new carpet I brought home several new uprights (up to $800.) and then returned each of them to the store because their brushes would all fray the end tips of the soft carpet fibers. I believe the actual terminology for it is called “blooming.” My test was running each vacuum back and forth 100 times on a section of a piece of leftover soft carpet and then looking at the fibers up close with a L.E.D. light and a magnifying glass. I compared all of them against the never vacuumed new carpet sample. None were as good/gentle as my old Kenmore so I still use it for the “soft” carpeting. I have another excellent, well-known brand I use for the rest of the house, but it too causes “blooming” of the fibers on soft carpet. I used another soft carpet remnant (see photo) and did the same 100 passes test with this new Kenmore Elite and with my old Kenmore Progressive and I can see no real differences to the carpet fibers between the two. Both units (Old and New) left an ever so slight acceptable bloom and I don’t believe you can do any better than that. The new Kenmore Elite with all attachments weighed 20 lbs. on my scale and has a generous 35 foot long 2 prong power cord. As part of the cord wrap feature there is a thoughtful and useful handle integrated on the back of the unit. I used it right away when lifting and putting it away into my closet. I like the bright LED lights and when you run it along a wall it cleans to the baseboard leaving no carpet dust stripe. It flashes blue when the dirt sensor detects dirt so you can go over the area extra times. (It’s not a gimmick it really does work) All attachments fit securely onboard and the pet brush attachment works very well picking up hair and lint on furniture. I popped open the pet brush to have a look inside and the pet brush uses the vacuum air passing over an impeller making it spin super-fast. The impeller then rotates a tiny toothed belt that drives the spinning brush roller. Impressive design and it works almost as well as if it was powered by a drive motor set up. The vacuum has 5 height settings raising and lowering an overall total distance range of about ½”. The Elite uses “O” size cloth bags which are excellent bags, I know because I have used them with my older vacuum. The unit comes with 1 bag installed and it’s easy to order more online. I can’t scientifically lab test it of course, but with combination of the cloth bag and the HEPA filter I feel it does an excellent job of keeping the dust contained while in use. The Elite works best for carpeted flooring that is the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5.
        by FB
        • Recommended Product
        13 people found this helpful
        Outstanding vacuum!
        I love this vacuum. I like a vacuum with a bag so I don't have to empty it all the time and breath in the dust. I have been using a Hoover Wind Tunnel and it has been very good. I had trouble finding a replacement Hoover so I switched to this. It is a great product. I will probably buy another one.
        by RRemodeler
        • Verified Purchase
        The elite performed exactly as specified by Consumer Reports, who...
        The elite performed exactly as specified by Consumer Reports, who rated it top in its class of vacuums
        by STEVEN
          Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
          Rating provided by a verified purchaser
          by HomeDepotCustomer
          Response from Product ExpertAug 17, 2021
          Hi there,

          We are so sorry to see that you are not completely satisfied with the BU1018. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, please reach out to us at 1-877-351-7321. We are always happy to help.

          Kind regards,

          Kenmore Support
            Where can I purchase more bags?...
            Where can I purchase more bags?
            by HomeDepotCustomer
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            1 person found this helpful
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