Summary: Works great! I purchased this quite some time ago. But I wanted to wait a few months before reviewing to get a more accurate review. Anyhow, I have 2 dogs. 1 of which sheds like no other, and the vaccum works wonderfully to suck up all his long husky hair! I am very impressed by it! It is also very easy to clean, and easy to empty the filter. Would definitely recommend!
Summary: Ok I read the review on it and thought it would be perfect. It didn't have quite the great suction everybody raved about. It's good but my old vac had better. I does pick up tons of pet hair so that is great. It is lightweight and quieter than my old machine. One dislike is the hose keep popping out of the bottom piece which my old vac also did but not as bad. So in a word, it's OK.
Summary: Seriously, this thing makes your carpet look like it's being vacuumed but leaves a ton and the filter needs changing all the time. I've had mine 11 months and now i'm storing in my dumpster because it stopped all together any kind of meaningful suction just before the motor blew up. You get what you pay for. There's little value when the damn thing doesn't even last a a year of twice a month use. Save your money and by a brand that actually cares about quality.
Summary: One of the key features that continually fails is the suction hose that is "friction fit" into the lower housing - This pops out constantly regardless of the slack you place in the hose. It should have been designed to lock into the lower housing, as with other Dirt Devil Vacs. A simple twist and lock feature would have made this a lightweight, inexpensive vacuum suitable for small home/apartment users.
Summary: This vacuum works just as well as a more expensive Dyson. Our daughter has the Dysan so we compared and what we needed the vacuum to do at our house with only one Brittany Spaniel was just wonderful. Now if you have a dog that sheds a lot or 2 more pets the the you may want to look at the Dysan. Normal day to day cleaning by the Dirt Devil does a Super job and we are very pleased. Would recommend to all.
Summary: When I was researching for a new sweeper, the number one issue for me was the need for a beater bar that lifts high enough for thick frieze carpet. This was it! It does not drag on my carpet; and therefore does not destroy the twisted strands. After several sweepings, my carpet actually looks new again. I also love how light-weight this Dirt Devil is. I have arthritis and my old Bissell was impossible to push.
Summary: This vacuum my Wife and I have been using for awhile now, and we are overall pleased with the vacuum. One item to mention is that the extension hose is a little rigid. Not a lot of distance to the hose, but we like how the vacuum is able to clean our cat's hair with ease. For the price, easy of cleaning, and overall weight I would recommend this vacuum.