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Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum

  • Model: SD40100
  • Bagless
  • 10.0 Amps
  • HEPA Air Filtration
  • On-Board Tools
  • 15.0 Feet
Dirt Collection Type
Bagless
Power Rating
10.0 Amps
Air Filtration
HEPA Air Filtration
On-Board Tools
On-Board Tools
Power Cord Length
15.0 Feet
Other Features
Auto Cord Rewind; Bottom Empty Dirt Cup
Shipping Weight
15 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

The Dirt Devil® Featherlite® provides advanced cyclonic performance in a versatile compact cleaner. For those with hard floors this vacuum packs a punch with lightweight design and bare floor nozzle with retractable brush-it gets the dirtiest of messes. On-board tools help get into nooks and crannies that are above floor so you don't have to use another machine. The foot petals make it simple to turn on and store quickly with automatic cord rewind.

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Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Efficient (17)
  • Powerful/good suction (17)
  • Easy to empty (15)

Cons

  • Short power cord (3)

Best Uses

  • Tile floors (16)
  • Hardwood floors (13)
  • Pet hair (12)
  • Carpet (9)
  • Stairs (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (19)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (20)

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5.0

Dirt Devil FeatherLite is great !!

By MM

from Washington, DC

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Empty
  • Easy to Use
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight
  • Long Power Cord
  • Powerful/Good Suction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Carpet
    • Hardwood Floors
    • Pet Hair
    • Stairs
    • Tile Floors

    Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

    I use this vacuum all around the house - rugs, hardwood, tile, carpet. It's easy to manipulate, has good power, and plugs into the wall with good reach so it won't die. Easy to get into tight spaces. All around good quality.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Arrived soon after the order was placed.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    not good enough

    By nicknameless

    from fairfield county, connecticut

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Inefficient
      • Suction Poor

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

        product was recommended, but I returned it because of poor performance/not good suction on my carpets where cats live.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ideal Pony

        By Manny

        from Toms River, NJ, United States

        Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

        My needs are minimal as only two small rooms have rugs. I lost my original upright vacuum in the flood from hurricane Sandy, leaving me with only a shop vac unsuitable for these two carpeted rooms. My first experience with a "Dirt Devil" was with a hand held plug in that continues to give outstanding service, so when I saw the "Dirt Devil" lineup I looked them over with a partiality, comparing them to the other standard brands. I noticed two "Dirt Devil" models designed for pet owners (I am not) and I thought this was a pretty keen specialty design that smartly accommodates the ever-expanding pet household count in our nation......I continued shopping. Having nominal needs, I wasn't looking for vacuums much exceeding $50 or $60 dollars.....and playing with the display models of the various brands, I got annoyed with the gimmicky styling and the often puzzling dirt canister removal and emptying designs.....and there are SO many different ones. "Dirt Devil" vacuums seem to have straightforward, thoughtful designs in appearance and functionality including the swift removal, emptying and replacement of the dirt canister. So, on sale at PC Richard via their website and in stock at their local store, I found this scaled down upright. Sale priced and well reviewed on their website, I decided to buy it. Tonight was the unboxing and first use. It is a scaled down and lightweight design of what we've all come to know in an upright vac. The hose is exceptional quality and the handle extends for use and retracts for storage in a snap. The upright section of the vacuum swings all the way down, parallel with the floor for a great reach and clearance under low furnishings and the decreased width adds to the ability to get into tight spaces that a standard size vac would stumble at.  If you have huge square footage (I don't) of rug/floor to vacuum, you'd want a standard size machine, of course. I didn't get to examine this vac until the unboxing, but the fast dirt canister design exists on this machine as well. It's fast and clean unloading dirt. My girlfriend's vacuum is not too bad emptying the dirt box, a little awkward, but this "Dirt Devil" is fast. I like that. The "see through" plastic (I think they all have them) is the way to go. Again this vac is "bagless." There is a little green indicator in a window designed to alert the user when it's time to empty and clean the filter and dirt cup and check for clogs. I cannot comment on this feature as the machine has only 5 minutes of operation on it. It's not a big deal for me if it works well or not because I'm the type to clean the components often on my own. I like the plastic formula used in the construction. It's has a slight pliability that makes sense with the forces involved in the task of vacuuming floors. The bright red "Dirt Devil" color speaks of "utility" and because it's so visually conspicuous, the possibility of tripping over or knocking the unit down the steps should be reduced. The power cord is "ribbed" along the wire axis which gives a tougher service against cracking/chaffing/damage over time and the plug has that built in "push-clip" that stows it away neatly snapped onto the coil when wound around the two familiar keeper clips behind the unit. I prefer a power on/off switch high on the unit for a finger to use, based on using a vacuum I borrowed that had the switch low for the toe to use which had a stubborn action. My "Dirt Devil" power switch is also toe operated, but it's crisp and fast to find and use unlike my borrowed vac, so I think it'll be just fine only because the crisp operating switch design makes its location a non-issue. The machine's "upright" stowaway position just snaps up into place and the design requires the user to step on the "nozzle" (the component that travels the floor with the wheels and the roller brush) to "pop" the "upright" back from the stowaway position in order to use the vac with the upright freely pivoting. I hope the "catch" that locks the vac in its stowaway "upright" position doesn't wear out from repeated use. Standard size vacs have a release lever for this function. We'll see how it lasts...... The "floor nozzle" has a window to view the middle portion of the roller brush which could be useful to see a jam or a buildup of string that that can become problematic, though I think the critical point for this situation exists at the ends of the roller which are not visible in the window......but still, the window can be useful and adds to the value of the machine. The dirt canister has more dis-assembly for cleaning than I've yet needed to do, but the top of the canister itself offers a great lifting handle in addition to the retractable handle, so the unit is not only light and scaled down, it's hand lift friendly. The top of the handle has a "keeper" clip to help manage the power cord while using the unit, keeping it high off the floor at the machine. This should help avoid the dreaded "run-over-the-power-cord-with-the-roller-brush" move...... Tools for using the hose apart from the floor nozzle are the standard crevice tool and a brush nozzle. The brush fibers are quite tough but I'd like to see a double row of them instead of the single row. The brush fibers on the roller bar are also very tough. And suction? Robust and effective in my fast first use that got the office/bedroom wall to wall knocked out. I took the hose off the floor nozzle and put palm to it and trust me, it sucks with impressive power, lol! I registered the product online earlier and read over the owner's manual which is somewhat confusing because it covers TWO "Dirt Devil" models side by side in sequential illustrations. The distinction between two models in one owner's manual should be more plainly indicated. Also, two additional languages plus English under each illustration and on most every page make for a very cluttered read, but it's not a big deal....it's just that I prefer each different language kept to its own separate section across the booklet....no big deal. My review cannot possibly speak to long term service of this vacuum, but you may be sure I will take care of the unit and use it consistent with its purpose. The hand held "Dirt Devil" that I referred to earlier was the initial endorsement of this purchase because it's been of great longer term service to date, and that's what I expect of this "Dirt Devil" Extreme Cyclonic Quick Vac. PS- photos fail to upload for this review

         
        5.0

        Dirt Devil FeatherLite

        By Andy

        from Covina, CA

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Empty
        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient
        • Lightweight
        • Long Power Cord
        • Powerful/Good Suction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Carpet
          • Hardwood Floors
          • Pet Hair
          • Stairs
          • Tile Floors

          Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

          I use it for both carpet and hard floor. tha most important to me is the powerful sunction which this vacuum has. So far I have no negative commnets about this vacuum. It's a great choice for me.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Great Purchase & Shopping Experience!

          By Felipe

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Efficient
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Tile Floors

            Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

            Great vacuum for the price. My house has tile floors only and this works perfect. The included attachments are very handy also.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Excellent service and delivery! It arrived sooner than expected.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Thus vacuum sucks…all the dirt you have!

            By Barbara

            from Vinton Va

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Empty
            • Easy to Use
            • Efficient
            • Lightweight
            • Long Power Cord
            • Powerful/Good Suction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Carpet
              • Hardwood Floors
              • Pet Hair
              • Stairs
              • Tile Floors

              Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

              I read reviews of this strong little machine and it lives up to it's praises.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              good quality easy to use

              By good girl

              from yonkers

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Empty
              • Easy to Use
              • Efficient
              • Lightweight
              • Long Power Cord
              • Powerful/Good Suction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Carpet

                Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

                easy to use good price

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                highly recommend to friends

                By none

                from Lake Charles, LA

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Empty
                • Easy to Use
                • Efficient
                • Lightweight
                • Long Power Cord
                • Powerful/Good Suction
                • Reaches under furniture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Carpet
                  • Pet Hair
                  • Tile Floors

                  Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

                  I have a small area to clean and this cleaner gets the job thoroughly and quickly

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Light and easy to use

                  By Miss Martha

                  from Daytona Beach

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Empty
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Efficient
                  • Great for stairs
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Needs Longer Cordhose
                  • Short Power Cord

                  Best Uses

                  • Carpet
                  • Hardwood Floors
                  • Pet Hair
                  • Stairs
                  • Tile Floors

                  Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

                  Plastic hook that goes into holder for standing up hose assembly broke after one week. Love how light and easy it is to use.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Ok for a cheapy...

                  By Terry

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Empty
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Efficient
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Power Cord
                  • Powerful/Good Suction

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                  • Tile Floors

                  Comments about Dirt Devil FeatherLite Cyclonic Canister Vacuum:

                  This vacuum was purchased to replace a ten year old Oreck upright. I have a combo of very old hardwood floors with some cracks, tile, laminate wood, and carpet. This does great on the tile floors with the basic head attachment - otherwise it pushes things around on the flater surfaces like the wood and laminate. It is TERRIBLE on carpet - the head supposedly adjusts up or down for carpeting/hard floors - it does, but neither works well. I found myself taking the head and wand off and actually getting down on my hands and knees to use the hose alone! But...it is a cheapy vacumm, I shouldn't have expected more. i read the reviews and thought this would work well for my house - I have birds and need to vacuum/sweep up under their cages daily - I still have to sweep - this vacuum - while powerful enough, just pushes the spilled seeds around if used with the floor attachment. I have a long haired cat and a bunny - we get alot of dust bunnies on the carpet - this will not pick any of it up.
                  Very disappointed. I gave it a solid month or two and am now stuck with it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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