Excerpt: Received 7 months ago. Very happy picked up extremely well and was light to carry around. The canister was difficult to empty. Remove from machine, twist off top, drop open bottom, remove drop in pc from top with filter, clean all (which gets dust all over everything-so do it outside) then try to line everything back up and reassemble. 7 months in the hinge on the bottom flap broke. This breaks the suction seal and allows dirt to escape.
Excerpt: I bought this for our office as we have several throw rugs. It's mostly plastic, I feel I got what I paid for. I would not use this for my home but for the small amount I need at work it does a good job. I was surprised how much it really picks up. Since I'm the only woman at work I end up being the one to use it. I like that it's lightweight as I have back problems. I am getting one of the guys to start using it and he does a great job with it.
Pros: Easy To Empty, Easy to Use, Efficient, Lightweight, Powerful/Good Suction
Summary: Need to get a new one, not this one. Very hard to keep clean. After cleaning the canister it is hard if not impossible to get it back together. Sorry I wasted my money. Have bought this brand in the past and always loved how good they worked. This is just a poor design. And I don't' have time to clean all 3 filters after EVERY use, and wait for 2 days for the filters to dry out. Will send mine off to the thrift shop and look for a better one.
Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagless vacuum is a great value for the price
Susan Beardslee, Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: I wanted a vacuum cleaner that was light enough that I didn't feel exhausted after vacuuming. It's the first time I've had a bag-less vacuum cleaner & I find that a terrific invention. I like the head size for getting around and under things although one could argue that that means more back-forth to cover a large area. Lightness & easy mobility more than make up for that, to me. I have a cat & this seems to be doing a good job with pet hair; good enough for me, anyway.
Summary: This vacuum cleaner is light and I like it. Unfortunately, the plastic handle BROKE within 7 months. I was not exerting extra force, just trying to lift up the bottom by pulling down the handle, something I have done many times. This time, it broke. I have been unable to re-attach by glue or even tape it back together. What a shame!!!