Riccar RSL4 SupraLite Vacuum Cleaner Review

Review of Riccar RSL4 Vacuum

The RSL4 is an upright vacuum manufactured by Riccar, an American company, for residential use. The RSL4 is one of the Riccar models of vacuums that are classified as supralite; it weighs in at just 8 lbs, and beats the cleaning power of the competitor’s light weight model vacuum by almost 40 percent.

The RSL4 is available in a sapphire blue color, comes with a 30 foot cord, and an ergonomic looped handle.

Riccar backs this vacuum with a 3 year warranty. The MSRP is $569.95, and this model weighs an amazing 8 pounds.

Riccar RSL4 SupraLite Features:

  • HEPA Filtration
  • Lightweight
  • 2 speed motor
  • On/off switch location

HEPA Filtration:

HEPA filtration means more dust and allergens are captured, making your personal home environment healthier. Because these fine particles are removed, your allergy or asthma sufferer will be much more comfortable.


The Riccar RSL4 weighs 8 pounds, making it one of the most lightweight vacuums manufacturers by anybody. These machines are so light they are very easy to carry even up stairs. Vacuuming is so much less of a chore, and requires much less physical work; you won’t be as tired as you would be if you had to push around a much heavier vacuum.

2 Speed Motor:

Some upright vacuums are only safe for carpeted flooring. If the vacuum only has a one speed motor, and no way to shut off the beater bar, than it would not be safe for some hard surface floors. The RSL4 has a 2 speed motor, and a built in squeegee, making it safe for both carpet and hardwood, or other hard surface floors.

On/Off Switch Location:

Have you heard the expression location is everything? This just doesn’t apply to real estate; it applies to on/off switches as well. Put one in a bad place, and you have a poorly designed piece of equipment that can be a hassle to use. The RSL4 has the on/off switch conveniently located on the handle. The speed selector for the motor is also located here.

Riccar RSL4 SupraLite Recommendations:

Riccar’s mission statement is that they are – The First Name in Vacuums That Last -. Riccar is not focused on mass producing vacuums, they are committed to building a quality, (not quantity) product. Riccar vacuums are sold only through authorized dealers. This can be somewhat of a negative, it may not be as easy to find a dealer as it is to find your nearest big box store, but the positive side of this is that you can easily by parts if you need them, from the dealer.

Because of the lightweight feature of this model, it is a good choice for either someone who is not capable of pushing around or carrying around a heavy vacuum or it is also a good choice for a parent who is interested in getting their children to help with housework.

One of the negative features of this model is there is no onboard attachments. So if you are looking for a vacuum that has extensions that can reach into corners or ceilings, this would not be a good choice.