Summary: I had a full size Dyson, which I also loved but it was pretty heavy and living in a tri-level I had difficulty carrying it up and down the stairs, especially with tendonitis in my elbows. The Dyson Compact is great for carrying up and down the stairs and it does a wonderful job on my carpets and hardwood floors. The only negative is I wish the cord was longer.
Excellent Small Vacuum and No Worries About it being Refurbished
Joseph Day, Amazon
26 June 2013
Summary: First let me address this item being refurbished. It came in amazing condition and looked brand new. I haven’t had a single problem with it. I am no stranger to taking a chance on refurbished items and I was definitely not disappointed. If one is available, don’t hesitate because its refurbished, just get it. We have two bedrooms that get vacuumed regularly, along with a set of stairs and a few fairly small area rugs.
Summary: I was tired of going through cheap vacuum after cheap vacuum they never picked up very well, they clogged constantly, and broke down easily. I decided to look at Dyson, best cleaning decision I've made, the DC24 was exactly what I needed. I liked the newer versions but didn't want to spend the extra money so I decided to go with the DC24 for the price and still a great vacuum. The DC24 does a great job picking up animal hair and never looses suction.
Summary: Having a multi-floor vacuum is the best thing ever. This goes from carpet to hard floors with the push of a button and suction is not affected at all! This is easy to put together and has a great extension wand that makes it easy to clean baseboards, corners, even ceilings and ceiling fans. The filter is easy to get out and wash and it empties easily and cleanly. I was surprised (and grossed out) to see the Dyson pick up the dirt my Dirt Devil had been leaving behind.
Summary: Should have bought it years ago. Soon as I got it, I vacuumed the whole house and got 3 canisters worth of dog hair. It even lifted some carpet stains too. So good bye to my old Oreck - XL and welcome Dyson!