Summary: If this had cost $100-200, I might have given it two stars. If it had cost less than $100, I might have given it three. It worked great for the first couple of months, but eventually, even with regular cleaning of the filter, it just couldn't maintain enough suction to keep the spinner heads rotating, which makes it worthless on my rugs...I don't even have carpeting! Just a few area rugs and hardwood floors.
Summary: Even my 15 year old son agrees this vacuum is awful. I purchased this vacuum to replace my Dyson DC17--I had hardwoods installed in half my house and needed something more versatile....this is NOT it. This vacuum does not even come close to cleaning carpets. It's great on my hardwoods, but is absolutely useless on my low pile carpets.
Summary: I had the dyson animal for 8 years, loved it. I bought this DC23 and 1 year 2 months later it is DEAD. Just stopped working, no warning. Yes there is a 5 year warranty BUT what I am I supposed to do while I wait to get this repaired ?
Summary: Yikes! My machine arrived by UPS, and as I signed the electronic signature pad, I watched bedbugs crawl out of the shipping carton onto UPS man. I was afraid to open the shipping carton. I took it outside the house and carefully opened and, low and behold, we found dead bedbugs at the bottom of the shipping carton and baby bedbugs hanging onto life on the inside walls of the shipping carton.
Summary: Finally I could afford a DYSON. Thank GOD its pretty because that is all if anything nice I have to say about it. It moves awkwardly. It bumps walls and the CORD is WAY too short. The head is motorized and light but the wand that supports it is much heavier. Wish I had test drove this first. Won't return it because I don't want my husband to say "told you so". Should have bought another Shark and hoping this thing blows up so I can.
Summary: Using this vacuum actually makes me a bad person. I'm just not even kidding a little bit. I'm a pretty laid-back guy (to the point where my wife actually gets exasperated by how I can always see the good in any situation), but this vacuum? Let me tell you about this vacuum... It's so ridiculously flimsy and difficult to use, and the suction is so *asthmatic* levels of useless, that it made yell at the cats, slam the door on the postman, be abrupt and rude with family...
Summary: I have always been a Dyson fan until I bought this vacuum. I don't even feel like it is a Dyson. Not good for stairs at all - power head is way to light and does not pick up anything. I contacted Dyson to trade for another model and they blew me off. Will never buy another Dyson product. This does not function as advertised at all.
Summary: I have used the Dyson DC 23 for two months and have decided to return it. It does seem to clean as it should on bare floors and the carpet in our living room, which is almost like a high traffic commercial type. However, in the dining room I have a low pile cheap oriental rug, and a medium thickness scuptured rug. On these it seems to gather both human and pet hair, combine it with dust or lint forming balls, and then mostly refuse to suck it into the machine!
Summary: I heard a lot of positive opinions about Dyson products, but never really investigated them closely until it became apparent that we had to replace out Miele canister. We didn't really consider any of the Dyson uprights, since we have all hard floors and need to be able to vacuum underneath furniture, making the uprights impractical. I purchased the Dyson DC23 based on the reviews that the uprights received.