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Best Hand Vac I've owned
from New York
Comments about Dirt Devil Corded Had Held:
This may sound a bit weird, but even though this is the 3rd time I've bought this model as a replacement, this is still the best hand-held vacuum I've owned. I just love it. It's great for (carpeted) steps which my wife makes me do 2 or more times a week, and area carpet cleaning. Best features: Easy to use, lightweight, 2 speed, and it DOESN'T have one of those useless Turbo Brushes that never work. Now, why have I replaced it 3 times? User error. Each time I've picked up something that shouldn't be picked up with a vacuum. I remember reviewing this vac on Amazon and seeing someone else's review. In their review they complained about dirt shooting under and behind the vacuum. ANY vacuum has this problem. The reason is that the user is not holding the vacuum properly; parallel the surface. They're tilting it forward slightly which allows the brush to push dirty under and behind the vacuum. 2 things I'd love to see in an upgrade: 1. A rubber (or other material) air dam at the back of the vacuum's surface to prevent the dirt kick back I mentioned when you don't hold it properly. 2. This same model as a cordless hand vacuum...but no turbo brush! I'd rather have to recharge the battery than have a vacuum with a useless turbo brush. And, YES, I will buy it again if need be, unless Royal comes out with the cordless model.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Just what I needed!
from Selkirk, MB, Canada
I like the convenience and power of this fine product. I have had other portable vacuums, (cordless), that actually required twenty hours of charging to give me ten minutes of vacuuming. This is as powerful, (4 amp), as I can ever see requiring in a portable vacuum. My wife and I have a Russian Blue cat that leaves a wondrous silky trail behind her. This does the job between full vacuum jobs. I would highly recommend this model. I like that it has a bag and the crevice attachment is on the unit. I really like this unit.
Not for hardwood
By Not satisfied
from Massachusetts, United States
Bought this to vacuum hardwood stairs. Brush is level with plastic casing and I'm afraid it will scratch the wood. Also noisy but I could put up with that. Should have returned it.
A HAND VAC WITH POWER
I'm on my third dirt devil hand vac and it's because at 4 amps, its the most powerful none commercial hand van you can get. The other hand vacs look good, but don't deliver the lift that the Dirt Devil does. Battery operated hand vacs, don't last very long and take hours to recharge. I wish I could get a better hand vac but I havn't found it yet.
The only full-service hand-vacuum
from Schenectady, NY, United States
I am on my third Dirt Devil Ultra. The first served handily for 20 years; the switch failed. The second blew a bearing (so far as I could tell); it was replaced under warranty with no fuss. The third performs flawlessly. We use this in the room where our birds spend most of the time; it is superb for picking up seed and other like debris. The strong features: This is bagged -- much easier to keep clean when getting rid of debris. The crevice tool is right there -- an improvement from earlier models is that the hose is now permanently mounted, rather than removable. The beater-bar works well; I liked the older version better than the newer one, but both are entirely functional. The suction is impressive; as someone has said of anther DirtDevil product, this thing will suck the chrome off your bumpers. The two-speed motor is nice. Downside: Replacing the belt can be a bit time-consuming -- but this is not a frequent problem. I like the retro feel of the thing. My mother had a Royal upright and a Royal hand vacuum (as well as an electrolux). This hand vacuum has much the same feel as the c. 1940-something vacuum I remember as a child.
Motor Home is not complete without my "Dirt Devil"
By One and Onie
from Oregon, United States
Well, I have had my "Dirt Devil" for longer that I can remember. Never has let me down. I keep one in the house and one in my RV. My motor home. is not complete without my trusted corded hand held vacuum. Behind the driver's seat, nothing fits there except my Dirt Devil, other vacuums are just to big and cumbersome. Under the passengers seats, reaches all that can't be reached by other vacs....Vacuums up every little rock, dust and debris. I can't believe how handy-dandy my hand held vac is. It reaches places that need vacuuming without a fuss and keeps those spaces clean and cleaner. It does the job it was designed to do. Loved Dirt Devil a very long time.The quality was built to last and last and last.
great cat hair remover
from Gold Beach, OR, United States
Great little vacation with plenty of suction & does a great job of removing cat hair etc...
I had this model for years and it fell off of a stool while Spring cleanin and broke. I checked other products but decided to get the same thing. Besides the power I like having the attachment.
This thing is going into the dumpster and it's brand-new
Just bought this online and it's not worth sending back, etc. so I'm going to put it in the trash. Why? Because I would never be able to replace the bag due to the way the cloth bag/rubber holder is put on. The rubber band is SO tight and it's on there at an angle - my husband can't even get it off and he's strong as a moose. I'm so disgusted I don't think I'll buy a Dirt Devil ever again or at least not till they're made to some standards with quality inspections.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Craig H
from Winnipeg, MB, Canada
I bought this mainly to keep a few heavy traffic areas of my apartment tidy, mainly my home office area and especially around my cat's litter box. It works great for the most part, except when cleaning off the carpet by the litter box, the rotating brush tends to kick back as much litter as it picks up, so I have to make 2 runs at it to get it all picked up. The crevice tool works great for hard to reach places and stores neatly out of the way, unlike my DIrt Devil Vision full-size upright. It is far more handy to just grab this and go rather than drag out my upright. I really like this unit and would buy it again.
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