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Dirt Devil Corded Hand Held

  • Model: 08230
  • MPN: M08230RED
  • Hand Held
  • Corded (Household Current)
  • Powered Nozzle
  • On-Board Tools
  • 20.0 Feet
Vacuum Type
Hand Held
Power Source
Corded (Household Current)
Powered Nozzle
Powered Nozzle
On-Board Tools
On-Board Tools
Power Cord Length
20.0 Feet
6.8(w) X 8.8(h) X 12.8(d)
Shipping Weight
6 lbs

The Dirt Devil Ultra Hand Vac offers the ultimate in power and convenience. This light weight vacuum has a 4-amp motor which provides strong suction and cleaning power.

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Dirt Devil Corded Had Held

(based on 9 reviews)

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Good Vac But Handle Broke

By Bruce

from Los Angeles, CA, United States

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

I've had this vac for several years with minimum use. The plastic handle keeps breaking near the switch area. I take it apart and super glue it back together but it only lasts for a short time and breaks again. Dirt Devil sells a lot of replacement parts for this unit, but not the handle assembly. Guess I will super glue it again and maybe this time wrap the handle in filament tape.


30 Years and still going strong

By Dcat

from Naugatuck, CT, United States

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

Great for small spaces especially my dryer. Just wish the nozzle was a little longer and thinner to reach that unreachable area.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great for people with pets hair on furniture

By Babette

from Mankato, MN, United States

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

I'm a professional house cleaner and I've tried a lot of vacuum cleaners on the market. As I use my clients' appliances depending on what their household needs are, I'd definitely recommend this Dirt Devil to any one who wants to grab bad and overwhelming pet hair on upholstery, furniture and staircases. I tried many vacuums and the ones with best suctions are not comfortable to use in standard US staircases; the ones that fit the staircases don't have the right suction or don't work well with upholstery. Pretty much I haven't find the perfect vacuum (do all) yet! If you have hairy pets and you need something that will get rid of the hair off your furniture and every little place, this is definitely the best hand held vacuum I've used so far ( I'm talking about efficiency here). Yes it's VERY loud and heavy on the arm.... I hate that it has a bag too. There are always some leakage if you are dealing with dusty places.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Bring Back the Classic

By BlairBugeater

from Blair, NE, United States

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

The crevice/hose attachment is worthless and simply unnecessary.  The classic style was much more balanced.  I've returned this model and went back to using my old cracked 8100.  Why to companies continue to fix what isn't broken?  Bring back the classic.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


absolutely the worst ...

By Gini

from New Port Richey, FL, United States

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

absolutely the worst vacuum, in my opinion, that one might purchase....bought it at ABC in Troy, MI and would have tried to return it, but unfortunately, brought it to Florida with me to use while here. Awkward to use, suction is poor, one little part broke right away. If Dirt Devil would take it for a trade-in on another style, I would be happier. If not, will try another brand.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Best HandVac I've ever owned.

By Leon

from Daly City, CA

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

I've had one for years. Saves me the effort of attaching a hose to my upright when getting into tight spaces. Great for stairs and furniture, as well as cleaning off dusty items from storage. The first reviewer probably never shut the rotating brush cover closed when trying to use the tube. You'll never get tube suction if you leave that open. Only wish it came with a long rigid tube extension and a brush end tool for the tube aside from the crevice tool.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Rebuttal to the one review.

By nwbookie

from Southern California

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

I, too have used Dirt Devils for years and was pleased when I found the Ultra available. The tube, indeed, is not as powerful as a tank-type, full-size vacuum but is adequate for most small jobs. Perhaps the reviewer has a "lemon" and should give it another try.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


No Suction at All Through Tube and LOUD!

By Daniel

from California

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

I inherited a Dirt Devil Ultra Hand Vac. It had no suction at all through the tube which is the only way I use it. It was also much louder than the model 103. My own 103 worked perfectly and I used it everywhere. I gave the Ultra away. After 10 years, when my 103's motor froze, on eBay I bought 3 more 103's and 2 8100's because they don't make them anymore. The Ultra is worthless. Why they still make it I don't know. I bought FIVE (5) of the above models because I wanted to always have one available forever. Dirt Devil needs to discard the Ultra and bring back the model 8100 which has the built-in rear tube for the G-type bag.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Packs quite a punch

By Truely Amazed

from Burke, VA

About Me Occasional User


  • Easy To Empty
  • Easy to Use
  • Powerful/Good Suction


  • Noisy

Best Uses

  • Carpet
  • Stairs

Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:

First of all, out of all chores, vacuuming is my least favorite. That said, I completely rearranged my private man-cave, and found a year's worth of dust and dirt under and behind the sofas, TV entertainment stand, and book shelves. My main house vacuum coincidently stopped sucking. So I ended up using this little dirt devil as a backup to clean the baseboards, edges, and hard to reach places. I was truely amazed by its power! I had other hand held vacuums, but this one beats all. It's a heavy duty machine indeed. Vacuuming was almost fun, so I got carried away and did my whole 20ft X 12ft room including half way up the staircase. I whole-heartedly recommend this vacuum as a secondary or backup for the house.

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