Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1 out of 5 by Vrmcw It doesn't suck... and that's not good
This Dirt Devil just doesn't have enough suction to do the job. The filter clogs easily, which may be part of the problem. This is my second Dirt Devil -- the first one had disposable bags and no filters. It did a much better job. Another difference -- if you used the hose attachment, you disconnected the belt. At any rate, don't waste your money on this current model.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dukeofwinsor Happily Pleased
When I ordered this product little did I know how pleased I would be with my decision. After reading the other reviews, one good and one not so good, I decided I would keep all the packing material and send it right back if it did not perform. As in the first review, I have the first hand vac Dirt Devil made so I was able to compare amperage: the orginal, 3 amps...the one I ordered, 7 amps. So as sooon as it arrived I took out of the box and put it to work on my 15 step carpet covered stairs. I could not be happier!!!!! The 7 amps is the difference. I have a Pomerian. They shed hair continously! My stairs are a continual mess. I had tried to manage them with my orginal Dirt Devil with poor results and also I tried to use the Power Paw attachment that came with my Eureka...a dismal failure. Both attachments broke after only 3 or 4 uses. So NO I am not sending this purchase back. I reccommend it highly!!!
Rated 2 out of 5 by georgiapeech Dirt Devil Can Do Better
I have had 3 Dirt Devils over the years and this one is NOT nearly as good as the previous ones. The best one was a little red one with just a disposable paper bag on the back of it...easy and strong! Now this new one is fancier, but a total waste of money in my opinion. It has a hose that is very hard to get to stay attached to the underside of the front. It comes off a dozen times while trying to use it. The filter is the worst part.....you can flip open a little cover on the back and shake the contents out into the trash, but the pleated filter that is in it becomes packed within a few minutes so I am going to have to buy extra filters each time I use it, which is an expense I did not foresee with this machine. When the filter gets packed, it then overheats and gets hot! I would have returned it to QVC, they are so good about that, but I didn't use it right away so it's a little late now to expect them to take it back. I have a full size vacuum that I use everyday and this is only used as an accessory for harder to get to areas. We are retired and don't have the children around any more, so I can't imagine what this would be like with a family trying to use it! Wish I could say better things about it, but I really think there are better choices out there!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Powerful Little Number
Very powerful and easy to use. Wish it had a place to wrap/store the cord but that's my only complaint. Fantastic on stairs and picking up pet hair. Best hand vac I've ever used.