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Variety of Scents

We have all genuine and approved Fragrances aromas by Rexair for you to choose.

Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus/menthol, Orange, Lemon, Violet, Vanilla, Apple Blossom, Pine, Berry, Gardenia, Spice, Luxury Tea Tree Mint, Orange Ginger, Mandarin Rosewood, Lavender Juniper and more…

Original Rexair Fragrances

Rexair Rainbow vacuum fragrances are made in the USA. Designed to be used with your Rainbow Vacuum or RainMate, Use only genuine Rainbow Vacuum scents, in order to optimize and keep in good shape your Rainbow or Rainmate.

Other Approved Fragrances

We have tested other concentrated Fragrances for several years and found some fragrances suitable and safe for use with the Rainbow and Rainmate. You can find these scents below, they last longer than regular fragrances because they are more concentrated scents.

Why not Approved Fragrances

  • Some other generic fragrances can stain the Rainbow water basin.
  • Most of the fragrances sold on the street are designed to be used in candles or heated, therefore they don’t produce enough scent into the Rainbow or Rainmate water.
  • In other circumstances, the fragrance scent is so strong, that the smell can stay in your Rainbow Hepa filter forever, so when you’d like to change your aroma, it will be impossible.

Rainbow Fragrances and scents

Sours: https://myrainbowsystem.com/product-category/rainbow-vacuum-fragrances/

Rainbow Vacuum

Rated with 5 stars
Cyndi of Jacksonville, FL Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 30, 2021

Rainbow Vacuum is the best on the Market. It picks up dust and is easy to use. I have purchased 2 in the last 20 years, they last a very long time. A nurse suggested to purchase one and I did and I am very happy with my decision.

Rated with 5 stars
Tina of Middleburg, FL Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 29, 2021

I has a demo done and when Shawn showed me all the mess my vacuum cleaner did not pick up I was grossed out!! I bought it and absolutely love it!! For one, I have a bad back and the vacuum is easy to use with no back strain! Secondly, the purifier on the vacuum and the small one (that was a gift!) have helped me tremendously in the few days I have had it. I have COPD and a husband that has sleep apnea... I am having deeper sleep and less use of inhalers and he is snoring less and not tossing and turning as much! Shawn is a great rep and very thorough on how everything works and its benefits! She has so much energy and love of the product it makes you excited and want to buy it!!! This thing is worth every penny I will spend!! Thank you Shawn!!!

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Rated with 5 stars
Nev of Beverley, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 1, 2021

We purchased our Rainbow D4 vacuum cleaner in 1994 and we are still use it now in April 2021. The only replacement is the hose with the switch on and that’s pretty good when a modern UK vacuum only lasts about five years. So yes I am well pleased with our £1500 vacuum cleaner, and we also have some kitchen pans purchased at the same time and they are like new. Great product. Regards Nev ** May 1st 2021.

Rated with 5 stars
Chelsey of Carriere, MS Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 8, 2021

Breathe better and sleeping better within one night. I noticed a change in air quality! It is fantastic! Especially with myself having asthma and having a dog in the home. I am beyond glad to have ventured out to see what the Rainbow can do! Better health!

Rated with 5 stars
Carol of Lake City, FL Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 17, 2020

I bought my Rainbow in 1986 not long after my first husband and I built our house. Both of us thought it was absolutely awesome. My husband even wanted to sell them and he did that for a while. I have a different husband now, but the same house and the same Rainbow. I think my husband had to have something on it repaired several years ago, but that is all that's ever been required. It still runs today like it did when it was new. I know there have been a lot of improvements made since 1986, but I can't justify buying another one when this still performs like it's new. Anything that performs that well and that long is top quality in my book. The distributor in my town provided great service when we had the one repair and when we bought new brush attachments. I would give this company and vacuum 10 stars if I could!

Rated with 1 star
Jessica of Niagara Falls, Other Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 13, 2021

Trying to return it and they won’t let me. I have been calling them for months now and no one would get back to be. Well today I find the head office number and they tell me I can’t return it because it’s over the 10 days. I was not made aware that there is only 10 days to return it and being told I should of read the paper. Well thinking a friend is the one who did the demo they would of told me about it. He filled out the paperwork and made my boyfriend a co-signer when he didn’t want to be and we felt forced into buying it because he wouldn’t leave us alone about it when he said no and made it seem like it would easy to sell the vacuum.

Well it’s not and none of my friends or family want to spend money on an expensive vacuum. I’ve been calling them and lend care for months and they won’t let me return the vacuum and threatening me saying the police will be involved because I am stealing it … How am I stealing it when I’ve been calling for months wanting to return the stupid thing?

They are only in it for the money. I keep telling them I am not working at the moment due to Covid and now being due to have a baby soon and They keep telling me I can do the referral program again. I don’t want to. Just want to bring it to wherever I can and wipe my hands clean of this hell. I thought it was going to be a demo to the small air purifier but it wasn’t. It was the overly priced vacuum.

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Rated with 1 star
Sue of South Weymouth, MA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 27, 2021

I purchased this vacuum a few months ago. I got sucked into the whole presentation and liked what I saw. Now that I've used it on my floors I am completely dissatisfied. I have to vacuum the hardwood floors 3 times to get everything up. For the price I paid, it should be done on the first pass. I also don't think I should have to troubleshoot and self repair something that I've only used 4-5 times. I have tried repeatedly to return this monstrosity and was told that it's not going to happen. I called the "customer service" number and it's for the manufacturer. They don't help the consumer. Do not buy this product. Their sales people are shady as are their sales tactics.

Rated with 5 stars
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Shirl of Auburn, NY Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 13, 2021

Rainbow is amazing. The only downfall is the price. It cleans awesome and the filth in the water is shocking.. They do such a great job. If you have children and or animals they are a must. You will never regret buying one. They last forever.

Rated with 5 stars
Zachary of Carmichael, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 31, 2021

My mom has had this vacuum for 25 years. Every now and then needs a good cleaning but other than that it’s an amazing product. Still does an amazing job cleaning the air in whatever room you vacuum in. It instantly feels fresh and cleansed.

Rated with 2 stars
Sarah of Greensboro, NC Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 25, 2021

My husband and I purchased the newest model of Rainbow vacuum after buying our first home in 2021. I was THRILLED with it the first few days, but quickly realized I still had to use my mop and carpet shampooer, unless I earned or purchased the extra accessories to make my Rainbow do so. It is very convenient for vacuuming hardwood floors, and makes my house smell great, we can tell a difference in the air.

But.. not even 30 days in I was emptying the bowl and dropped it. It cracked and was unusable. I contacted my "coach" for the program to see about a replacement to find out like many other buyers have stated "it's not covered under warranty." I understand a warranty is not insurance, and the bowls may be "built tough" but as a customer paying almost 4,000$ for something that broke so easily, I expected much better customer service. Then, once I expressed my frustrations about the product to my coach, and explained I was having no luck with my program, she continually blamed me, made excuses, and then used the contacts they received through my personal Facebook page, without giving me credit or even telling me. I would still recommend the product but they need to tell people the truth about how the program and warranty works first.

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Rexair LLC is an American manufacturer of home cleaning systems based in Troy, Michigan. Rexair is predominately known for its production and marketing of a home cleaning system that uses water as its primary filter.

Along with its corporate headquarters in Troy, Rexair also has a manufacturing facility in Cadillac, Michigan.


In the early 1920s, John W. Newcombe invented a device that separated dust and particulates from the air. He called his new invention the "Newcombe Separator". The Newcombe Separator has a cup-shaped part at its center that spins at high speed, creating centrifugal force. Air can be pulled through holes in the separator, while anything with weight is effectively thrown outward from the separator, trapping it in the bottom of the machine. This air-cleaning device led to changes in the method of collecting dust and contaminants from the home and workplace.

It was quickly discovered, however, that cleaning the air was only taking care of a small percentage of the problem of indoor air pollution; the larger percentage of dust and debris in a room "settles" onto surfaces and any movement through that room would stir the dust and contaminants back up and into the air. Further research proved that by removing the contaminants at their source, they could effectively stop the cycle of stirring dust and contaminants up into the air every time there was movement in the room.

By the late 1920s, Leslie H. Green joined forces with Newcombe to develop the "Newcombe Bagless". In 1929, Green formed a new corporation. They named it Rexair, meaning "King of the Air". While the nation was in the midst of the Great Depression, the Rexair Company began producing, refining and marketing the Rexair Cleaner.

In 1936, T. Russ Hill joined Rexair. Inspired by street cleaners in Kentucky, Hill came up with the idea of incorporating water into the Rexair design, claiming that this would trap dust and dirt. Rexair developed a new slogan: "Wet Dust Can't Fly!" By the late 1930s, medical professionals recognized it as a breakthrough product for allergy and hay fever sufferers.

In 1941, Rexair merged with the Martin-Parry Corporation of Toledo, Ohio, providing Rexair with expanded manufacturing capabilities. During the war, Rexair and Martin-Parry produced radar cases, rocket launchers and ship partitions and linings to aid the war effort.

Around 1948, J. V. "Sandy" Sanders (a salesman from Owensboro, Kentucky) saw a demonstration of the Rexair and came to Detroit, Michigan determined to become "The best salesman the company ever had!". In 1953, "Sandy" became one of five Regional Managers in Rexair's newly aligned national sales organization.

A newly designed Rexair Cleaner was released in 1955 with a motor allegedly twice as powerful as its predecessor. Rexair executives rechristened it the "Rainbow" with one ad reading, "Now your home can be fresh as a rainbow".

In 1969, Rexair opened a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Cadillac, Michigan. New attachments were developed: the Power Nozzle and AquaMate, among others. The new Rainbow D3 was launched in 1980, the first major model change in twenty years. The D3 was the first Rainbow approved for "wet pick-up".

In 1959, Sanders and Associates purchased Rexair. J. V. Sanders was now in control of Rexair. He attempted to develop what he called the "Rainbow Opportunity".

As early as 1947, Rexair had branch locations in Canada, Cuba and Mexico. In the 1980s, Rexair developed an international sales and distribution network, and the Rainbow was modified to meet the specific demands of countries around the world. In 1986, Rexair celebrated its Golden Anniversary by launching its newest Rainbow, the D4.

In 2001, Paul Vidovich took charge of Rexair, as President and CEO, and in 2002, he also assumed the responsibilities of Chairman. Paul began his career in the business in 1971. He rose through the ranks via the direct selling business.[1]

In 2015, Rexair LLC was owned by public company Jarden. In April 2016, Jarden was purchased by Newell-Rubbermaid and the companies were merged. Newell Brands was now the owner of Rexair LLC. Newell Brands is a publicly held company.[2]

On 26 February 2019 Newell Brands announced it would be selling its Rexair business, the maker of Rainbow vacuum products, to private-equity firm Rhone Capital. The Rexair business had about $123 million in net sales in 2018, Newell said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.[3]

On June 16, 2020, Rainbow announced Recalls to Repair Rainbow SRX Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (CPSC website: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Rexair-Recalls-to-Repair-Rainbow-SRX-Vacuums-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards).


The product is a home cleaning system based on water instead of a reservoir to filter dust and dirt while vacuuming. The Rainbow system traps dust and dirt in the water and allows clean "water washed" air to travel through the air path and out the exhaust. From 1936 to current production, there have been several models produced with some having different versions within the models and attachments.

The table below only shows information on United States models. Other countries have slight changes within the model number to separate from the voltage use as well as other specific country requirements.[4]

Model Series Version Year
RHCS19 SRX NA 2019
E2 Type 12 Black 2 2012
E2 Type 12 Black 1 2011
E2 Type 12 Silver NA 2008
E2 Type 12 Gold 2 2006
E2 Type 12 Gold 1 2004
E-2 e SERIES 2 2000
E-2 e SERIES 1 1998
D4C SE 2 1994
D4C SE 1 1990
D4C NA NA 1986
D3C NA NA 1982
D3A NA NA 1980
D2A NA NA 1979
D2 NA NA 1974
D Chrome NA 1961
D Gold NA 1955
C NA NA 1950
B Black Diamond NA 1946
3 NA NA 1941
NA A NA 1936


Sanders restructured the company to focus on direct marketing of its products via independent contractors or independently owned distributors. Rexair's independent distributors and their independent dealers may use direct marketing techniques such as door to door lead generation or the use of referral gathering to get their leads.[citation needed] The main promotional tool it advocates is labeled as "Talent Scouting" which is recruiting a prospect to join the organization as a salesperson and a person who can "scout (more) talent". Once a lead is generated, salespeople will attempt to contact this lead to schedule an appointment to show the Rainbow Cleaning System (sometimes called a vacuum, sometimes called an air filter). Rexair has been issued a certificate from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), [officially adding to] the title of vacuum cleaner, "air filter".[5] A prospect is offered a gift, if they offer to give the salesperson more referrals.[citation needed] Rexair teaches sales and marketing techniques through corporate distributor developers and through training seminars.[citation needed] CEO Paul Vidovich and his staff travel the world educating distributors on developing the Rainbow business.

Rexair manufactures sales promotional tools and sells them to their independent distributors.


External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rexair
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Rainbow E2 Black – is it worth the price tag?

Excellent filtration, a longer lifespan, strong suction, and versatile attachments. These words describe the Rainbow E2 line of vacuums from Rexair. Famed for their durability and unique filtration system, Rainbow cleaning devices are popular across the US and globally.

Rexair is an American vacuums company that has been around for almost a century. They are one of the few to use water filtration in vacuum cleaners, something that sets their devices apart. Although Rexair doesn’t regularly release new models as other manufacturers do, their existing vacuums have always outperformed and outlasted many other brands. Various features make Rainbow vacuums superior when compared to others on the market. Join me as I explore the latest of their models, the Rainbow E2 Black. As usual, we’ll start by looking at its design and its various specifications.


Rainbow E2 – features brief

Dimensions15.5 x 11.8 x 15.8 inches
Weight19 lbs
Cord length25 ft
Volts / Watts120 V / 1150 W
Hose Length8 ft
Water lift80 inches per minute
Suction power70 CFM
Compatibility- bare floors
- carpets and rugs
- stairs
- furniture
- windows
- walls
- between cushions
- hard-to-reach places
FiltrationTrue H13 class HEPA (water based)
Water Tank capacity0.625 gallons (80 oz)
Noise Level68 dB
Accessories- Dusting Brush
- Upholstery Tool
- Crevice Tool
- Floor and Wall Brush
- Power Nozzle
- RainbowMate (optional)
- RainJet (optional)
- Squeegee (optional)
- Rexafoamer (optional)
- Inflator / Confined-Space Cleaner
Country of manufactureUS

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Here’s a promo video that can give you a better glimpse of the product. Jump over at 2:02 to skip the “emotional” intro:

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Suction/Cleaning Power

At the heart of the Rainbow E2 Black is a 1.5-horsepower motor which delivers 70 CFM suction. In other words, the suction system moves 70 cubic feet of air every minute. With that kind of airflow, the Rainbow E2 can clean almost every surface in your home from carpets, area rugs to dirty hard floors.

The main vacuuming head features a spinning brush roll. The brush swiftly excites dirt hidden in carpet fibers and similar surfaces. Thus you can expect the E2 to achieve impressive results when used on high pile carpets. On the sides are two round brushes. These also spin, directing dirt towards the suction inlet for enhanced edge cleaning action.

Bottom of the main brushroll

Bottom of the main brushroll

Besides these features, you can improve the versatility of this Rainbow vacuum tremendously by using various attachments. Some come with the new vacuum, while others have to be purchased separately. The E2 vacuums have an attachment for almost every surface from floors, upholstery, ceiling to baseboard edges.

Input Power

Being a corded vacuum, the Rainbow E2 operates off an outlet. Its motor is rated 9.5 amps (10.5 amps with the electric nozzle) and requires a 120V socket. According to the manufacturer, the vacuum uses switched-inductance, a technology that reduces power consumption. The power itself varies from 50 W to 1150 W, depending on the type of cleaning job.

Bin Capacity

The Rainbow E2 doesn’t use the conventional method to store vacuumed dirt. Instead of a dirt cup, it comes with a water bowl. All the dirt and debris that the vacuum picks up gets deposited in this bowl, where it’s trapped in the water.

The water bowl in the Rainbow E2 has a capacity of 2.5 quarts (2.36 liters), which is adequate for the cleaning requirements of a typical home. Just like the regular dirt bin used in other vacuums, the bowl requires cleaning after every vacuuming session.

Rainbow E2 water tank

Rainbow E2 water tank

Filtration Efficiency

Rainbow E2 vacuums use double filtration; water in a bowl to dissolve dirt and a HEPA filter for the exhaust air. The result is a True H13 class HEPA grade filtration.This kind of filtration is one of the features that sets Rainbow vacuums unique cleaning devices. Using water as a filtration medium offers several benefits. One, it ensures soluble allergens such as dust remain trapped in the bowl, making the vacuum one of the safest for use by allergy sufferers. The few microscopic particles that don’t get trapped in the water meet the HEPA filter on their way out where they get captured. Another major benefit of using water filtration is that it eliminates filter clogging issues. If you use a vacuum often, having a filter clog up is a common occurrence. Apart from reducing the suction power, dirt on the surface of the vacuum filter can mean having to incur replacement costs. With the Rainbow vacuum, such incidences are unheard of.

Weight and Dimensions

The vacuum weighs a hefty 19 pounds. To use it, the water bowl must be filled with clean water, which increases weight. While using the water bowl instead of the usual bin offers several benefits, you may not like the fact that it weighs the vacuum down. As a result, the Rainbow E2 is a little more difficult to lift during cleaning activities. Rexair realized that, though, and equipped the vacuum with 2 features to move it around more easily:

  • On its top is a comfortable carry handle, just in case you have to haul it upstairs.
  • Underneath the vacuum, five smooth-rolling casters allow you to push and pull the device effortlessly.

Unless you have to carry the E2 up or downstairs, its weight shouldn’t worry you much.  Besides, it’s a canister vacuum, and you only have the cleaning head in your hand most of the time.

Storage is facile, since the product measures 15.5 x 11.8 x 15.8 inches. However, if you do get all the attachments, you’ll need a bigger space to put everything.


One of the most impressive things about the Rainbow E2 Vacuums is the warranty. It’s one of the longest you will ever come across from vacuum manufacturers. Each Rainbow E2 model comes with a 4-year warranty, and 8 years for the motor. However, this warranty can be increased to 10 years, if you buy directly from Rexair’s authorized sellers. To qualify for this lengthy guarantee, its advisable to buy your E2 Black edition from certified retailers.


The E2 uses many accessories, and you will find some of them in the box. The vacuum comes with the motor unit and water bowl assembled and only a few separate parts. Among the free parts are the dolly, the nozzles (motorized power nozzle for carpets and floor nozzle), the handle, 2 stainless steel wands and the electrified hose.

Inside the box, you will also find these accessories: an upholstery tool, a crevice tool, dusting brush, refrigerator coil cleaner, inflator and deflator tool, Aerofresh cushion bag, and the user’s manual. Some of the accessories that you can buy later include AquaMate, RainJet, RinbowMate, and MiniJet. Here’s a chart to help you better understand where you can use each of them:

Accessories usability

Accessories usability

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Special Features

The Rainbow E2 Black comes with features to make it effective, easy to use, and durable among other attributes. I highlighted some of the major ones which distinguish this vacuum from the others.

Powerful and Efficient Motor

The E2 uses a 12-amp, 1.5-horsepower motor. Rexair calls it a “hurricane” motor, perhaps to make a subconscious association between the power of a hurricane and the product’s ability to produce powerful airflow that lifts stubborn dirt off surfaces. The manufacturer also indicates that the motor uses technology to reduce its power consumption, making the device powerful yet energy-efficient. The motor is durable, seeing that Rexair backs it with an 8-year warranty.

Powerful Brush Roll

On the underside of this Rainbow vacuum cleaning nozzle is a sturdy, motorized brush roll. Most vacuums that come with a spinning brush can clean carpets impressively. The Rainbow E2 is no exception. With the strong suction created by the powerful motor and the action of the spinning brush, you can expect impressive cleaning results from this vacuum. The cleaning head is adjustable. That means you can lower the brush and suction inlet when vacuuming carpets for a more thorough cleanup. On hard floors, the switch allows you to increase cleaning head height for safer and more effective cleaning.

Rainbow E2 Black works great on carpet

Rainbow E2 Black works great on carpet

Water and HEPA Filtration

This vacuum offers one of the most effective filtrations, using swirling water to capture particles. When wet, dirt, dust, and debris such as hair cannot fly around. That ensures no allergic particles escape the unit to cause a health risk for you or your loved ones. The smaller particles that may not be captured by the water get trapped by the exhaust filter. Being HEPA, the filter blocks 99.9% of these particles for an allergen-free home.

Air Purification

Setting the vacuum on the low power mode turns it into an air freshener. You only have to place it in the middle of the room, and the action of the water and HEPA filter will remove odors, dust, and other particles from the air in your home. That means you won’t be needing a separate device to clean the air of allergens and bad smells. The E2 will also deodorize surfaces during cleaning. Using Rexair’s fresh air solution or fragrances in the water bowl, you can get your home smelling fresh.

Flagrances and accessories

Fragrances and accessories

Sturdy Dolly and Smooth Casters

The casters that the E2 rolls on require minimal effort, plus they can move in all directions. The 360° swivel makes the vacuum easy to move around, especially when you have large areas to vacuum. The dolly is robust and features a rubber bumper all around to prevent your Rainbow E2 from causing damage to furniture and other objects in your home.

A Broad Range of Attachments

These increase the versatility of the vacuum to clean different places. Some, such as the crevice and upholstery nozzle come with the vacuum. The advanced ones require you to purchase them separately but offer higher cleaning abilities. Some even allow you to use the vacuum in ways you never thought you could. Here is a look at the attachments in detail.

  • RainbowMate – it’s a motorized nozzle that extends the vacuum’s reach so you can clean spots that the main nozzle wouldn’t. Such surfaces include mattresses, upholstery hard-to-reach floors such as carpeted stairs and car interiors.


  • AquaMate – an attachment that helps shampoo your carpets using a special cleaning solution. It’s also a powered attachment with its own motor. The AquaMate comes in handy when you have wet messes to clean or stains on carpets.


  • RainJet – this attachment works like a mop but reaches tight spots that would be inaccessible when using a mop. It’s a self-contained tool that comes equipped with a solution tank and two attachments (sponge and brush) for use on various surfaces.


  • MiniJet – a mini tool that you can quickly grab for slight tasks. The MiniJet allows you to shampoo smaller messes on carpets, area rugs or upholstery.


LED lights

The cleaning head of the E2 lights up its cleaning path and allows you to clean the dark areas of your home. You also have LED lighting on the water bowl, perhaps for decorative reasons. While the blue lights serve no useful purpose, they make the vacuum stylish.

LED strip on the power nozzle

LED strip on the power nozzle

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The vacuum requires little assembly, which should take you no more than a few minutes. Despite the different components, you will find it easy to use once assembled. Being a water filtration vacuum, it requires its water pan filled with water before you can switch it on to start cleaning. You have to take the bowl out for that, but the procedure to do so is smooth and straight forward.

Except for the canister weight, the Rainbow E2 comes with features to enhance usability. You get to control the brush roll from the handle on the go, which allows you to vacuum multiple types of floors at once. There’s also a switch on the handle that lets you control airflow. Shutting the vent produces maximum airflow for carpets while opening it allows you to vacuum sensitive surfaces.

Handle controls

Handle controls

To vacuum the tight surfaces, the Rainbow E2 comes with the necessary tools and attachments. You only have to connect the right accessory, and you’re good to go. Some of the attachments come with a spinning brush to enhance cleaning ability.

The Rainbow E2 is a multipurpose appliance. The high-speed setting allows you to use the device like a vacuum cleaner, while the low speed turns it into an air purifier – a great option for fresh air in your home.

Rainbow fragances

Rainbow fragances

The casters used on the Rainbow E2 are free rolling and move in all directions. This allows you to clean without using a lot of effort to move the vacuum around. The only problem would present if you had to lift the vacuum, but which may not be frequent. A handle that’s conveniently located on the vacuum’s uppers side makes carrying the vacuum easy.

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Price in 2021

New Rainbow vacuums can be bought, depending on the retailer and on the attachments included, for as low as $1300 and as high as $3000. Occasionally, it may happen to find a deal for the newest Rainbow E2 Black under $1300. If you find it, I recommend you take it. Refurbished and used E2 Black vacuums cost anywhere between $600 to $1000.

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Rainbow E2 Black – Pro and Con Reviews

If you’re in a hurry or haven’t decided on whether to acquire the Rainbow E2 or not, this section is yours. It’s a summary of the good and bad sides of the vacuum which I’ve spotted over the last year of use.


  • The vacuum offers powerful suction that suits a home with carpet floors
  • The Rainbow E2 features efficient water and HEPA filtration that traps almost every airborne particle
  • The various motorized attachments make the device super effective
  • With water filtration, the E2 vacuums don’t experience clogged filters, and suction remains consistent for a long time
  • The parts are highly durable and can last for more than one or more decades
  • The 4-year warranty is large enough


  • The price is high. As an option, you have the refurbished units which are available at much lower amounts
  • It’s a heavy vacuum. You’ll notice this if you have to take it upstairs

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Rainbow Vacuum vs Quantum Vac vs Sirena

Rainbow Vacuum vs Quantum Vac vs Sirena

Rainbow Vacuum vs Quantum Vac vs Sirena

There are several options to Rainbow E2 Black edition. If you remember, I was talking about the Quantum Vac about a year ago. These units are also comparable with the Sirena canister. Here’s a breakdown of all 3 products:

 Rainbow E2 BlackQuantum VacSirena
FiltrationWater + HEPAWaterWater + HEPA
Weight19 lbs18 lbs20 lbs
Power1150 W850 W1275 W
Bin size100 oz80 oz (can be extended to 128 oz)63 oz
Warranty8 Year Motor
4 Years Parts
5 Years Motor and Parts10 Year Motor
3 Years Parts
Country of manufactureUS (Michigan)US (Florida)China
Price$1,489.00$500Price not available

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Now that you have read our Rainbow E2 vacuum review. It is time to answer some frequently asked questions so that you know everything you need to know about this vacuum before you make your purchase. So, let us begin!

Q: Does the Rainbow vacuum lose suction over time?

A: The rainbow vacuum has great suction power and has a cleaning system like no other. Its strong suction does not deteriorate as the vacuum fills up, which is brilliant and shows you that this vacuum will last you a long time!

Q: Does the Rainbow vacuum use a HEPA filter?

A: Yes, it does! HEPA filtration systems have a great reputation and do a good job; however, you must ensure that you change your filter every two or three weeks for the best filtering results. 

Q: Can the Rainbow E2 be used on bare floors and upholstery?

A: The Rainbow vacuum cleaner has a motorized brush that will deep clean any surface. From upholstery to hard floors and even ceilings, this cleaning system will zap away all of the unwanted dirt. 

Q: Are the Rainbow Vacuum customer service team easy to contact?

A: If you run into trouble with your Rainbow vacuum cleaner, you can call the Service & Repair Department at 800-640-2033, or fill out a form on their website. 

Q: How much does a new Rainbow vacuum cost?

A: Prices vary greatly, starting from $1300 to $3000.

Q: Is Rainbow vacuum better than Dyson?

A: Rainbow vacuums have slightly weaker suction power than Dyson; however, Rainbow are very strong and long-lasting vacuums and are far more durable than Dyson. We feel that the Rainbow vacuum cleaner is better value for money, and therefore better than the Dyson vacuum cleaners.

Q: How long do Rainbow vacuums last?

A: It isn’t uncommon for Rainbow vacuum cleaners to last for upwards of 25 years. The company offers a 15-year warranty on their vacuums too, which gives customers great peace of mind. 

Final Comments

If you’re looking for a powerful and versatile vacuum that can clean every part of your home, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Rainbow E2. It’s the most effective vacuum series from Rexair, an established household name when it comes to quality products. The various attachments will help you to reach the unreachable areas, while simple controls make your cleaning activities a breeze. And with its great suction power, your carpets will never harbor dirt.

If you cannot stand allergens, this Rainbow vacuum should be the device to have. It sucks in dust and allergens, and doesn’t let them out. Moreover, the longevity of the Rainbow E2 is unquestionable. I’ve heard many owners using them for more than ten years without issues. The warranty is also one of the longest you can ever get for a vacuum. The E2 has its downsides, of course, such as the high price and weight. To obtain it within your budget estimates, consider scouting for discounts online. If you feel like it, please post here any valuable deals that you might find, it may help some people.

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Rainbow Vacuum Models History

This page provides a detailed and historical look into the different Rainbow vacuum models. We have consolidated information typically found scattered among a myriad of internet pages, groups, forums, blogs, and our knowledge and experience into one convenient location.

How long should a vacuum cleaner last? The Rainbow is legendary with its durability. The term "built like a tank" comes up in many discussions.

Rainbow Vacuum Models

NOTE: This page was created for the models that were/are distributed in the United States.

E2 Type 12Black22012
E2 Type 12Black12011
E2 Type 12Silver-2008
E2 Type 12Gold22006
E2 Type 12e SERIES / e212004
E-2e SERIES22000
E-2e SERIES11998
BBlack Diamond-1940

Model / Series

Rainbow Vacuum RHCS19 / SRX

RHCS19 SRXThe SRX is a totally new design compared to the E2 Type 12 system. Rexair added a 4 speed motor for cleaning the air to vacuuming thick carpet as well as an all-new motor that increased airflow by 30%. A timer was also added so it can turn itself off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes when running as an air cleaner.

Other improvements include a lower profile so the unit does not tip over as well as an improved cord wrap. The motor was designed for 24/7 operation so using as a full-time air cleaner is not a concern for additional wear.

The buttons are now a soft touch and also forward-facing to easily switch between functions. While the 2nd version Gold series started the quiet option, the SRX has improved on lowering the noise output even further.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle PN3 / SRX

SRX Power NozzleSame as the SRX Rainbow, the SRX Power nozzle is a complete change from all before it. The brush roll is now stainless steel with replaceable brush strips. Rexair has also brought back the adjustable air vent system that was used on the R-series power nozzles. It was a proven design and has finally made a comeback. This feature helps redirect airflow for when a thicker carpet restricts air movement from the bottom. Vents are opened from the top to keep airflow moving for maximum cleaning performance.

The hose connection is a major improvement and uses a magnetic snap function to create a super easy and quick attachment. The hose handle also includes a soft-touch material that helps keep the same comfort level even during prolonged use.

Rainbow Vacuum E2 Type 12 / Black

E2 Type 12 Black SeriesThere are two versions of the E2 Type 12 Black series Rainbow. The only difference between Version 1 and Version 2 is that an LED light was added to the front of the faceplate in late 2012 for troubleshooting purposes.

Though this model has a new external appearance, it is structurally very similar to the E2 Type 12 Silver.

There are only two differences between the Black and Silver Rainbows. One, new blue and white LED lights to shine into the water pan providing a nice visual effect and letting you see the dirt and debris so the water pan can get changed before the water is too thick. Two, they have removed the collapsible arms for the cord wrap for quick cord removal. Now the cord must be removed manually.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle PN-12 / Black

14350There are two versions of the PN-12 Black power nozzle. You are able to distinguish between the two by the location of the belt.

Version 1 has the belt located in the center of the brush roll and Version 2 has the belt located on the side of the brush roll. Version 2 is considered an improvement because they removed the center belt from the airflow path. Moving the belt to the side could result in issues with edge cleaning, but there are side edge brushes that spin to overcome any additional issues caused by this transition.

Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate AM-12 (IV) / Black

14394There is currently only one version of this AquaMate which is designed specifically to work with the Black model Rainbow. The only difference between the AM-12 IV and the previous AquaMate III are the new connections that fit the Black series hose connection.

Rainbow Vacuum RainbowMate RM-12 / Black

1645914396The Black series RainbowMate has two versions. On June 1st, 2017, the second version was introduced that included an LED light much like the power nozzle as well as a pivot arm that allowed cleaning at different angles much easier.

The first version is exactly the same as the Silver series RainbowMate. The only difference is that this has the correct connections to work with the self-docking wands that come standard with the "Black" version Rainbow.

Rainbow Vacuum RainJet RJ-12 / Black

14322This is the first introduction to the RainJet. There have been no version changes to this model to date. (December 2018)

Rainbow Vacuum E2 Type 12 / Silver

13613The "Silver" series E2 Type 12 has two versions. The differences are in the motor. The second version has some design improvements to help with motor/pump durability.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle PN-2E / Silver

15241This power nozzle with the "Silver" applique on top only has one version which is considered Version 5 in the schematics.

Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate AM-12 (III) / Silver

13300 2The AquaMate Silver series has two versions. The early version has two actuators, one on each side of the pivot arm. The second version started with serial number 00143500 and only has one actuator. This helped reduce parts and create a simpler design.

Some would refer to this as the AquaMate III and the Black series AM-12 as the AquaMate IV.

Rainbow Vacuum RainbowMate RM-12 / Silver

13543The Silver series RainbowMate was the first miniature version compared to previous RainbowMates. Serial numbers were no longer stamped or used starting with this version.

Rainbow Vacuum MiniJet MJ-12

15817This is the first introduction to the MiniJet. There have been no version changes to this model to date. (December 2018)

Rainbow Vacuum E2 Type 12 / Gold

12191E2The "Gold" version Rainbow has had several revisions. The early production of this model has very similar stripes compared to the E-2 (e SERIES) Rainbow.

The next big change was with the introduction of the sound reduced version. The motor has had several improvements during its run to help increase durability.

The sound reduction acoustic foam that was installed made a major difference in the noise level in both HI and LOW speed.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle PN-2E / Gold

13804AgThis power nozzle is difficult to identify as well as service. During its run, it had several changes, and not all the parts work together. During service, you must look closely at the schematics to determine what version you have. The applique on top will not give much help.

Early version power nozzles still had the black applique that was in use on the power nozzle that came originally with the E-2 (e SERIES) in 1998. It wasn't till later on when Rexair finally created a matching "Gold" applique. Also, look at the handle on the electric hose closely as this has gone through three revisions.

Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate AM-2 (AquaMate II)

11391This AquaMate is the first version to get away from having the supply water come from a hose connected to a sink faucet. The supply water is placed in a tank that sits in the dolly under the Rainbow and water pan.

The early pumps on this model were very poor and Rexair was very quick to look to a new design carpet cleaner. The pumps have been improved for service purposes but many people get the new water pick-up hose and opt for the AquaMate III.

Rainbow Vacuum RainbowMate RM-2E / Gold

7421gThe RM-2E Gold series is exactly the same as the previous version. Only an applique change sets the "Gold" version from the second version original RM-2E RainbowMate.

Rainbow Vacuum E-2 / e SERIES

E1The E-2 model e SERIES Rainbow is set apart by two versions. The second version became effective on 03/27/00 and serial number 9280000. The second version has an easily removable rear cover to allow changing the HEPA filter a simple process. The first version has to have four screws removed to allow access to the HEPA filter.

This model originally had two different motor variations but was not connected to the revisions by serial number mentioned above. Both design motors were installed in both version E-2 units. The AME motor was made by a company called Ametek and was the lower quality of the two variations.

The second version, GSE, was made by GS Electric and was a superior motor. In 2001 Ametek bought out GS Electric and became the only manufacturer that supplied motors for the Rainbow E-2. Ametek decided to drop the production of the AME motor and decided to focus exclusively on the GSE motor.

Parts are available for both the AME and the GSE motors. These parts are not interchangeable. Double-check the schematics page to ensure you have the proper model motor before ordering parts. The schematics will give details on both these motors so you can be sure to get the correct parts for your model.

Over the years there have been several improvements to the GSE motor. Purchasing a new motor will provide better results in both performance and durability than the original.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle PN-2E / e SERIES

7422AThe PN-2E family power nozzle is no joy to service if you don't know exactly what version you have. Many changes over the years have been made on this model power nozzle and you must look at the schematics and item descriptions on our website to make sure you are ordering the correct part.

This is the first version power nozzle to have a true height adjustment wheel for thicker carpet.

Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate I / e SERIES

9935Small changes to the e SERIES AquaMate is about the only difference compared to the previous version. You can view the schematics to find the small part changes and improvements.

Rainbow Vacuum RainbowMate RM-2E / e SERIES

7421The RM-2E RainbowMate is exactly the same as the RM-2 except for the power cord connection that was changed to work with the improved electric hose receptacle.

The early version design included the same circuit breaker (reset button) as the RM-2. After a short period, Rexair realized that the power control trigger in the handle allowed the user to easily cut power to this attachment, so they opted to remove the circuit breaker all together.


1488315681The RainMate has had several versions since it was first introduced. Many changes were cosmetic. The first version had four slots in the back to hold Rexair fragrances but that has now been removed.

The IL version was introduced and included LED lights that shine into the water. The switch had a high/low setting for the brightness of the lights. In April 2015, Rexair introduced an improvement that allowed the LED lights to be turned off completely.

Rainbow Vacuum D4C / Special Edition (SE)

4366The Rainbow D4C (Special Edition) was the last of the D series and ran from 1990-1998. This Rainbow is the last model Rainbow to not use a HEPA filter. The first version used the same motor as the D4C but shortly after, the motor went through several improvements.

The armature and carbon brushes were an improvement for better performance as well as many of the small motor parts received attention. The top of the armature was a problem area as the inner race on the bearing would spin slightly during use. The factory engineers solved this issue by introducing a tolerance ring to help "lock" the inner race and was an immediate cure.

Other improvements included the flange that received a black coating to prevent rust and corrosion. The first version of this improvement failed as the company that was outsourced to do the coating did not perform one of the steps and this led to major peeling and corrosion issues. These flanges are easily identifiable by the four screw holes instead of the traditional 8 that was used before and after.

Some technicians try to only use four screws in an eight-hole flange but that can lead to water leaking into the air-path and will result in water blowing out the exhaust port.

The switch was also changed from a four-wire design to a six-port spring load design. This design was found to be a problem for service as the loaded springs could easily become damaged and require the entire switch to be replaced. Rexair decided it was best to go back to the four-wire switch and it has been used ever since.

The power nozzle receptacle was also improved by giving move depth for the plug to insert. This gave a better connection and extended the life of the receptacle ports from getting too loose and allowing the plug to easily fall out.

The separator was a huge change and is recorded as dramatically improving the performance of the filtering process. The new SE design moved the fins from a 45-degree angle to a more straight up and down configuration. The new design also has a hex pocket in the bottom to allow the motor nut to set into and hold the motor while you remove the separator nut.

The early spider was a cone shape and matched the gray color of the original separator. Later in the manufacturing process, Rexair engineers decided to go back to a similar spider that looks more like the spider from the D4 and D3C.

The old spider is slightly different and does not work with the new separator so it should be replaced as a pair to make sure of proper function. An easy way to tell the old design spider from the original D4 and D3C is the color. The old design is an off-white or cream color while the new design for use with the SE separator is black.

The top of the handle originally said Rainbow SE but that decal was discontinued many years before the D4 applique so you can't go by the handle decal to determine if you have the SE series. The D4 applique only says "Rainbow" without the "SE". You may find many "SE" Rainbows that have had the handle applique replaced and would make someone think that it was just a standard D4.

In 1994 when the "PE" power nozzle was introduced, the Rainbow got a few slight changes. The decals on the latches as well as on the dolly were removed and replaced with lines molded into the plastic. This reduced down part numbers and many felt it made for a better look.

The standard non-electric accessory hose was not made as heavy-duty as the standard hoses before. This hose was rated as a nine yarn construction and did not need to take constant use due to the new electric hose design for the accompanying power nozzle. An easy way to tell the difference is the nine yarn is a very dark brown color similar to the main housing.

The older standard hoses that were used on the R-2800 and R-1650 power nozzles were lighter in color and made from an 18 yarn construction. All-new standard hoses are an 18 yarn design as the 9 yarn has been discontinued.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle PN-2 / Performance Edition (PE)

5825AThe PN-2 model power nozzle was a greatly improved design change after 14 years with the R-series power nozzle. The "Performance Edition" was introduced in 1994 with an improved brush roll head design and a user-friendly electric hose.

The new hose now included a trigger in the handle to turn the motor on and off. This allows you to let off the trigger if you were vacuuming a throw rug to prevent the ends of the rug from getting caught in the brush roll. With this new design came a plastic bottom that allowed the power nozzle to be used on bare floors.

The soleplate is easy to remove for belt replacement and clog inspection without the need of a screwdriver. The pivot arm was also beefed up to prevent breaking which was more common on the R-series power nozzles.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle R-4375C / Special Edition (SE)

4375The changes in the R-4375 model power nozzle was very little when it came to the head itself, but the new electric hose system was a big improvement.

The new hose design had the power cord installed into the cover and had a plugin the hose handle positioned at the top of the long metal wand to allow the hose to be disconnected from the powerhead. This improvement allowed you to clean with the small attachments while using the same hose.

At the end of the hose is a small "pigtail" cord that comes out of the hose and plugs into the receptacle in the Rainbow. Another improvement was the mounting plate for the circuit breaker. A solid mount plate was installed and prevented vibration from allowing it to come loose.

Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate I / Special Edition (SE)

4615The first version that came with the "SE" system was almost exactly like the one that came with the D4. A small decal change in the head was about the only difference. The second version however employed the new soap switch and got away from the slide pinch design.

The threaded faucet end was also improved with a larger outside section and increased threads to help with the use of multiple gaskets if needed. The larger "nut" really helped with tightening and loosing from the faucet.

Rainbow Vacuum RainbowMate RM-2 / Special Edition (SE)

4954The RM-2 was the introduction of the RainbowMate and was a nice add-on to the Rainbow. This unit allowed the user to clean upholstery, carpeted steps, hard to reach areas, and also your vehicle. The RainbowMate attachment is very simple to repair if needed and parts are inexpensive.

Rainbow Vacuum D4C

D4The D4 model Rainbow was a major change compared to the D3. The dimensions were reduced as well as the number of parts in the motor. The performance is close to the same but the smaller size and fewer parts to go bad made for a major improvement.

The main power switch was moved from the side of the Rainbow to the top. This made it easier to turn on/off the motor no matter where you were positioned.

Rexair starting using more rust-resistant material and this allowed the D4 to take more abuse and still be able to repair without replacing the entire motor. This model also was the start of installing a thermal cut-off to help protect the motor from overheating. The early version installed this on the main housing but later it was moved to a semi-permanent location on the field.

Also in the early version, the cooling fan was metal and was found to be a design flaw. The fan would crash into the motor shroud damaging it and also would sometimes break fins off the cooling fan. This would allow the fins to destroy the field and armature by cutting the winding. The improved plastic motor fan has turned out to be the exact solution as this problem never happened again. The cap cover assembly went through some cosmetic changes over the years. Early versions were completely smooth just like the side of the cover assembly. The later design changed it to a hammered finish and helped hide scratches and scuff marks.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle R-2800C

2800The R-2800 series power nozzle had very little difference compared to the R-1650 model that came before it. The color was darker, "chocolate brown" compared to the D3 series of "oxford brown". The two appliques on the top were slightly changed and the main decal on the top matched the D4 series main housing.

The cord straps that were used to hold the power cord to the hose were changed to a clear color instead of solid. Also, a special smaller strap was made available for the top curved wand. This strap was easily identified by the gold snap instead of silver on all the rest.

Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate I / D4

2845Coming Soon...

Rainbow Vacuum D3C / D3A

D3The D3 model Rainbow was the first for Rexair in the design of an all-plastic outer shell. The early version was the D3A, and it had almost the same motor as the D2A. A separator bolt and a metal separator were present.

This version also had a three-prong receptacle to accept the R-1650A power nozzle.

In June of 1982, the D3C was introduced. The motor was redesigned with a threaded armature shaft that accepted a nut to secure a plastic separator in place. It also went to the two-prong receptacle that continued its use with the D4 model line.

The inner baffle changed colors over the years (white with brown stripes, brown with white stripes). The switch cover did as well. This cover was initially orange, then white, and finally settled on black.
The bearings and motor brushes were an improvement for the D3C. Less cost while keeping the same quality of bearing and improved consistency on the carbon material for the motor brushes.

The early exhaust cover had three tabs that would keep it held secure on the cap assembly. These tabs would break easily, which started the duct tape trend of taping the exhaust cover in place. This cover was improved to a solid twist style and was never an issue again.

The drawback of this design is that the intake air was a major motor cooling factor. If you clogged the hose and kept running it long enough, you could melt the cap since it was plastic. The motor didn't have a thermal cut-off, so you could keep running it until the motor would "varnish" which gave off a really "pleasant" smell. The varnish would get all over the inside of the motor and housing so you ended up having to replace the entire motor. Never something a high-level technician ever wanted to do. Rebuilding is in the blood, so replacing a motor was not done lightly.

Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle R-1650C / R-1650A

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Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate I / D3

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Rainbow Vacuum AquaMate

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Rainbow Vacuum D2 / D

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Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle R1024A-H

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Rainbow Vacuum Power Nozzle R1024F

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Rainbow Vacuum D

DThe start of this model had the company name "Rexair" on the front top cap and by the end of 1960, it was replaced with the word "Rainbow" and a full-color rainbow across it.

The reason is due to a change in operations within Rexair and the sales offices. The sales offices became independent distributors, and the product name was changed to "Rainbow" in order to separate it from the manufacturer's name.

Rainbow Vacuum C

CThe model C was again exactly the same as the two previous models except for a color change to silver with red trim.

The curved bottom wand and both a locking rug and floor tool were found to be improvements over the straight wand/friction fit tools that came standard on previous models.

This model also saw the introduction of the plastic water pan and also an optional larger water pan.

Rainbow Vacuum B

BThe model B "Black Diamond" is exactly the same as the Series A except for the black color, front nameplate, and water pan change.

The improved water pan was redesigned with a built-in flange to allow a full rubber gasket/diaphragm to lay on instead of a metal flange with a rubber gasket on top. 

Rainbow Vacuum - / A

AIf you are wondering why there is a dash in the model section of the title, that is because on this Rexair it only says "Series A" on the top nameplate and not "Model" as in all future Rexair / Rainbows.

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