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R17 Tune-Up Plan

R17 Tune-Up Plan

Long warranties and free service are a testament to Riccar's confidence in our premier vacuums. With the SupraLite R17, we've pushed the boundaries even more with 17 free tune-ups.

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Meet Scott Holmberg, Design Engineer

Meet Scott Holmberg, Design Engineer

He’s a master of plastics, and he’s used his expertise to create an array of products for Riccar. Scott's patience, persistence and attention to detail were instrumental in bringing the Riccar R25 Series vacuums to market.

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Holiday 2019 Promotion

Holiday 2019 Promotion

The weather outside may be frightful, but our "Bundle Up" holiday promotion just might warm your heart while it deep cleans your home.

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Engineered for Clean

Engineered for Clean

Rather than replace and repair aging molds for the Vibrance, Riccar decided to redesign the vacuums. It was time to transform vacuuming by making a machine that was quite simply a delight to use.

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Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

One of the advantages of buying a Riccar premium upright vacuum is the Riccar Red Carpet Service Plan. Like a preventive health checkup for your vacuum, it's our best service for our best vacuums.

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Cleaning by Season Checklist

Cleaning by Season Checklist

Over and above your normal cleaning routine of dusting, vacuuming and wiping down, here’s a list of more detailed cleaning you should tackle at least once a year.

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A Delicious Team: SupraLite and Gem

A Delicious Team: SupraLite and Gem

SupraLite and Gem go together like ice cream and hot fudge. While the SupraLite makes cleaning carpet sweet and easy, the Gem is the perfect complement because it cleans everything else. Get the scoop.

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Why Charcoal Matters

Why Charcoal Matters

Using a charcoal toothpaste seems counter-intuitive, but it really does make sense. Charcoal binds to substances and removes toxins and odors, and that's why it also makes sense to use in a vacuum cleaner.

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Combatting Pet Shedding

Combatting Pet Shedding

Late summer into fall means dogs lose their summer coat -- and you start wearing it. Find out how to keep pet hair and odors under control.

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Retailer Spotlight

Retailer Spotlight

For independent retailer month, we’ve been talking to our retailers to learn about their history - how their stores got started and to learn more about the people themselves. This month, we shined our vacuum headlights on Sandy Berkshire, co-owner of Stuart’s House of Vacuums in Billings, Montana.

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The Making of Prima

The Making of Prima

Prima canisters were designed like a prima ballerina -- powerful, lean, graceful and in complete command of its cleaning performance. What problems did Prima solve? Find out in this article.

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Meet Carol Fisher, Product Manager and Cat Lady

Meet Carol Fisher, Product Manager and Cat Lady

A self-proclaimed Cat Lady, Carol's love of cats and all things clean intersect at Riccar, where every day is Caturday.

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Exceeding Expectations is No Easy Task

Exceeding Expectations is No Easy Task

At Riccar, we believe slow and steady wins the race. We’d rather make vacuums the right way, supported by value-added services and responsive to our customers, than be first on the market with trendy vacuums.

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Meet Donnie Humphrey, Tech Extraordinaire

Meet Donnie Humphrey, Tech Extraordinaire

Accountability, great service and positive attitude are just a few things we love about Donnie Humphrey. As Riccar’s Product Support and Quality Assurance (QA) manager, he knows our products inside and out. See why he’s such an asset to Riccar.

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New Look of Tandem Air

New Look of Tandem Air

With the introduction of our three new Tandem Air models this month, we’ve made two main changes to improve convenience and reduce waste.

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Vacuum Tool Tips

Vacuum Tool Tips

The right vacuum cleaner tool can make all the difference. How you use tools is equally important, according to Tom Gasko, former curator of the Vacuum Cleaner Museum.

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Cross the Spring Cleaning Finish Line

Cross the Spring Cleaning Finish Line

Your vacuum is about to go into overdrive. The days are longer, and the sun's brighter, and that means visible dust and dirt you normally don’t see when daylight is limited in the winter. Here’s a short checklist to make sure your vacuum is ready to clean when you are.

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SupraLite Design

SupraLite Design

When Riccar's engineers began designing a new series of ultra-lightweight vacuums, they had one goal in mind.

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You Know Your Home

You Know Your Home

You know your home best. We know vacuums best. Let a Riccar retailer help you find the vacuum that fits you and your house.

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Give the Gift of Tandem Air

Give the Gift of Tandem Air

An appliance is not the best holiday gift for everyone. But if your loved one has been wishing for a Tandem Air upright, finding a shiny Brilliance or Retriever under the tree may be the best gift this year.

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Why Visit a Local Retailer?

Why Visit a Local Retailer?

Service, vacuum expertise and technical knowledge are three great reasons to support your local retailer. Find out lots of other reasons to visit a small store on Small Business Saturday.

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The Big Deal About the Gold Seal

The Big Deal About the Gold Seal

Riccar helps you find out if you’re buying the best vacuum cleaner by putting it to the test.

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Welcome!

Welcome!

We cleaned the house for your arrival! Welcome to our new and improved Riccar Vacuums website. Take it for a test drive and let us know what you think.

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The Hype on HEPA

The Hype on HEPA

If every vacuum claims HEPA filtration, what makes one better than another? Let's break it down.

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All Vacuums are the same, Right? Wrong.

All Vacuums are the same, Right? Wrong.

It’s not your fault—you walk down the aisles of any store and see many vacuums. They all look the same in a rainbow of colors … that’s it, right? No way! If you need a new vacuum, there are a few things you need to determine before bringing one home.

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Vacuum Performance Tips

Vacuum Performance Tips

Keep your Riccar vacuum at peak operating performance by following these helpful tips.

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5 More Places You Forget to Vacuum

5 More Places You Forget to Vacuum

Dirt is sneaky, but we know where to find it and how to take it out. If your vacuum isn't able to tackle these jobs, it may be time to shop for a new vacuum.
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Gem of a Lesson

Gem of a Lesson

When adult children come home from school, there are cleaning challenges. See how this mom’s purchase of a Riccar Gem turned her college “kid” into a tidy roommate, sort of.
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5 Places You Forget to Vacuum

5 Places You Forget to Vacuum

Those monsters under the bed might just be dust bunnies. Get a good night sleep after you discover other places around your home you may forget to vacuum. If your machine isn't able to tackle these jobs, it may be time for a new vacuum.
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