Summary: This is a cheap vacuum and you get what you pay for. When you want to use the upholstery brush and detach the hose, there is no shut off switch for the beater bar on the bottom!! SO you are wearing a hole in your carpet as you vacuum a chair. I called and they suggested laying it on its side. Very half a**.
Summary: I have a Dirt Devil Reaction dual cyclone vacuum with a hepa pet filter that I have used solidly for at least 8 years. I needed a new vacuum only because it has become unbearably loud. I have 2 pets and given the amount of hardwood floors and furniture that my pets like to sit on, I use the attachments almost exclusively. I bought this DD Power Reach based on the reviews, and I was specifically looking for strong suction power.
Summary: This is a great vac!! I have a cat that sheds everywhere and the Pet attachment works great. I also like the fact that it is light weight. As a senior it helps that I can carry it up and down the stairs easily. The suction is very strong and cleans great. It is so easy to clean, just open it up and dump it out. It is easy to get the pet hair out also. A great buy!!
Easy to put together and very easy to take apart for cleaning
buru buru piggu, Amazon
2 April 2013
Summary: My first impression of this vac is that it feels really overly plastic, but still heavy. I would've preferred more metal for the housing. Assembly was easy and just required the insertion of 2 screws to secure the handle. Everything else comes pre-assembled. I don't like that the handle can't be folded down, however, since I live in a small apartment and every space-saving feature helps. Suction power is very good from bottom.
Summary: I have a Maine Coon cat, with lots and lots of long fuzzy hair, most of which is not attached on either end - at least not for very long. So we end up with a great deal of cat hair everywhere, especially buried into our rugs and carpets. This vacuum cleaner works great. We originally bought a smaller Dirt Devil vacuum that picked up maybe 1/3 of the cat hair on our carpet.
Summary: I have read glowing reviews of this vacuum, and I've read scathing reviews. Neither is really appropriate. To the people who say it's cheap and worthless, i have to ask- what did you expect for a $100 vacuum? If you want a super great indestructible machine, why didn't you buy a Dyson or an Oreck, duh? You bought this Dirt Devil for the same reason I did, because it says it does great things for a very low price. And for the most part, it does.