Summary: I really hate this thing. It's hard to lug around. It's clumsy. I feel like the power of a dyson should actually vacuum...but not this one. It sucks up surface debris but beyond that forget it... Totally not worth the price and if I didn't pay $200+ I would throw it out. Worst vacuum I've ever had.
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...
Summary: The Dyson works well when it is running, but the power head has failed within 12 months of use; and that with only one carpet to clean! When it is being used the wand design feels cumbersome, a little difficult to control for someone of slight build.
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.
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...
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.
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.
One Vacuum trying to take the place of two (and failing).
Alex Baker "ToolNut", Amazon
26 December 2011
Summary: The problem with the DC23 is that is isn't a good floor vacuum and it isn't a good hand vacuum either. Also, it isn't as portable as you might think. When compared to a hand vacuum: What you want is a shop vac type setup with a quick well made attachment on the end of a long hose.