Summary: Have not used it much yet, bought it for the RV. RV has a central Vac system but by the time you drag out the long hose and hook it up coil it back up and put it away, the stick vac would have already done the job. The Electrolux Vacuum has better suction and can also be used as a hand vac to vac up the recliners & sofa in the RV, the doggies bring in a lot of dirt when we are camping.
Summary: I first purchased this vacuum three years ago and used it every day! After a thousand trips around both hard floors and carpet, it's lost some of its pep. I've relegated it to the lower level and invested in a new one for the main floor and it was even $20 less. It doesn't recommend emptying after every use, but I did because I was always amazed at how much debris it picked up. It's simple to empty and I think it increased both it's life and efficiency!