While some stick vacs work best on hard floors, the brush roller on this model means it works just as well on carpeted floors, while the roller can be easily switched off for use on hardwood and tile. The swivel head allows the unit to move easily around furniture and corners. We were impressed at how this unit picked up even some large pieces of debris. The cordless feature is also nice, allowing for maximum portability.
Overcharging the battery may lead to shorter run times before the battery dies, requiring the battery to be reset through a complete power drain.
The 10 amp motor provides suction power comparable to an upright in this model that still manages to be lightweight. The unit is designed without a brush roller, allowing it to glide across hardwood and other non-carpeted floors without getting snagged.
While no brush roller makes this model ideal for hard floors, it also means the vacuum may not perform as well on carpet.
At only 4 lbs., this is the lightest of the Dirt Devil stick vacuum models, which makes it easy to carry around to every room in the house. The detachable crevice tool is perfect for cleaning window sills or getting into tight spots where other vacuums can't go. The vacuum requires no more storage space than a broom.
The 1.25 amp motor will run hot with prolonged usage, so this model is not ideal for large rooms or big jobs.
The extension wand included in this model makes cleaning hard to reach crevices and high up areas like ceiling fans a snap, while the microfiber cleaning attachment is perfect for removing pet hair from upholstery. It is as lightweight and powerful as comparable Dirt Devil stick vacuums.
The motor tends to run hot with prolonged usage.
The handheld vac can be removed without losing any of this model's impressive suction power, which works on carpeted floors better than many stick vac models. The lightweight frame makes for an extremely mobile vacuum that can be moved easily around the home.
Some users report the filter requires frequent cleaning to maintain suction power.
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A Dirt Devil Stick vacuum gives you the lightweight form and maneuverability of a handheld vacuum with the extra reach of an upright. When choosing a Dirt Devil model stick vacuum, pay attention to the mode of lift. Some offer a roller brush in addition to the basic vacuum suction. The vacuum suction works best on hard surfaces. The roller function helps pick up hair and other hard to grab debris. Some of the stick vacuums allow you to detach the basic unit for traditional handheld maneuverability. Dirt Devil stick vacuums are bagless. Choose between corded or cordless.
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