Summary: I don't live in a large house with every room designed with luxurious carpeting - I live in a small apartment with just three carpeted rooms - so I didn't need an expensive vacuum cleaner. But this Dirt Devil suits my needs perfectly. I've lived in this apartment for two years and it's only been vacuumed twice before - when I borrowed a vacuum cleaner from a neighbor.
Summary: This vacuum would be great if they would have made the canister like the Dirt Devil Quick Path I have. (If that one had attachments I wouldn't have bought another one) The problem with the canister is that it doesn't hold much dirt and dust and emptying it is a real pain. You have to take the filter out every time and clean it too. I am getting ready to return mine to the store. Other than the canister issue, the vacuum picks up good.
Summary: Had several Dirt Devil Dynamites, keep one upstairs and one down. 7 years and still going strong Needed hose and tools for baseboards and ceiling fans so picked this Plus up. Great on all floor surfaces with no need to adjust height.
Summary: This vacuum has great suction but there are two many other things about it that are so great. The dirt canister isn't very easy to empty you have to take it off, twist it apart and remove the filter to empty it. I have to vacuum a large area everyday so this becomes annoying. I read in other reviews about the noise and thought maybe they were sensitive...we'll I'm not sensitive to noise and let me tell you it is very loud high pitch annoying noise.