- Gold Seal of Approval - Carpet and Rug Institute tested for soil removal, soil containment and carpet wear.
- Squeegee - Cleans bare floors beautifully.
- ABS Plastic Body - Used in hardhats and SupraLite nozzles, ABS plastic is rigid and durable yet incredibly lightweight.
- Metal Brushroll with Replaceable Brushstrips - A strong metal roller is designed to perform well and to last for many years. As you'd expect, brushstrips are replaceable and are customizable to your home's floors.
- Self-Sealing HEPA Media Bag - Meets HEPA filtration standard of 99.97% efficiency at 0.3 microns. Self-sealing bags are simple to attach and remove for clean disposal.
- Two Speeds - Performs at high power or higher power.
- Hall Sensor and Lifetime Belt Protection - Breaking a belt is a thing of the past with Hall sensor technology. When it senses a a jammed condition, the brushroll stops until the jam is cleared. Then it's back to vacuuming like nothing ever happened.
- Lightweight - Weighs only eight pounds.
- SupraLite 17 - A special service plan allowing 17 service visits, honored at participating Riccar retail stores
This model features a Hall sensor with lifetime belt, which virtually eliminates down time due to broken belts. It's light enough to carry up and down stairs and has a 40-foot power cord to clean room after room without stopping. Equipped with a self-sealing HEPA media bag to trap dust and dirt, it also has rubber wheels and non-marking bumper, a two-speed motor and a metal brushroll with replaceable brushstrips that can be customized for delicate floor types or rugs. Because most homes have at least some bare floors, the R17 has a rubber squeegee that gently corrals dust and debris for easy removal.