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The Turbo Comfort contains a rotating roller brush that works to loosen the dirt in the floor while collecting lint and thread.
Optimal for cut-pile.
Floating roller brush that adjusts on different carpet heights.
Applicable for the following models: S1, S500, S700, S2/S4, S5/S6
|Product Dimensions||12.6 x 11.8 x 3.5 inches|
|Item Weight||2.15 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||2.15 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||STB205-3 Turbobrush (S2/S4/S5/S6/S700)|
173 customer reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars
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March 10, 2017
I have Berber and Persian rugs in my mostly wood-floored home. On the Berber, at full-power, the Turbo Nozzle glides smoothly and easily. On the thicker Persian rugs, at full power, it takes a bit more effort (but definitely less than the AirTeQ tool). I suppose if I dropped the power 1 notch or opened up the air vent on the tool it would be equally smooth at pushing. I probably would want a powered head if I had any carpet thicker than a (thick, robust, quality) Persian carpet. I think the agitation this brush provides over suction-only probably allows for not only much better fiber/hair pick-up, but probably deeper cleaning.
My initial impression of the unit is that it is quite light but well made. Compared to all the powered rollers I’ve had in upright vacuum cleaners my whole life it is a much more delicate feel. With that said, based off the hundreds of reviews I’ve read about it I’ll just accept the lightness as a benefit and have faith that the quality plastic will make it durable for many years to come. My other impression is it is not particularly wide. This is great for my house as I have no wide-open tracts of carpet and a lot of tight spaces under tables and chairs to vacuum. My Mom’s house, on the other hand, has lots of wide open areas with thick plush carpet… I don’t see this head ideal for that situation.
If one understands this unit is not built for thick-pile carpeting and is not particularly wide, it does excellent at what it was designed to do. Also keep in mind this brush will pick up hair like any roller-brush, but it’s air-driven performance will degrade more quickly if not regularly cleaned. I recall my Dyson that was having issues picking things up and I turned over the unit to look at the roller and it was completely thick with hair just about to the end of the brushes… but the motor kept it spinning. It took an hour to clean all that hair out. This head will force me to be more diligent at regularly cleaning out the hair/fiber (with a seam ripper). Anyway, I’m please the unit arrived and am very pleased with its performance.
Update 9/2/17: After several months of use I have grown weary of pushing this turbo brush over thick, medium pile Persian rug carpet. Option a) continue to put in the effort and work up a sweat – Option b) Open the exhaust vent and further reduce the airflow through the carpet… airflow already being sapped by the turbine. After getting a bit geeky with research about vacuum airflow and suction I have concerns turbo heads just don’t deep clean enough to my liking, particularly for any carpet thicker than Berber. So now to Option c) I now just spent another $500 to upgrade my non-electric hose/wand/head to the powered version for my C3. It is all about having the right equipment for the application. The turbo brush works well, but only on low pile carpet… also does well with hardwood, so for mixed floors with that combination the turbo brush is ideal. It does remain an excellent head at picking up hair under all conditions. I suppose I’m just continuing my quest to build out the perfect vacuum. I’ll leave this with 5 stars… one just has to understand its limitations relative to its price (vs. the price of a powered setup).
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November 25, 2017
Since I hope to move back to hardwood soon the brush is a vast improvement. It will be better for my Karastans.