Summary: I purchased this vacuum today and have to take it back tomorrow. I give it one star for great suction but is very hard to move around. I realize that it does not come with a motorized power head. I also found it difficult to move the canister backwards. After vacuuming one bedroom, I had lower back pain. Not a good vacuum for me.
Summary: Good allround vacuum. Picks up everything. Only complaint: there is not a place on the vacuum to store the attachments. Would recommend, especially for the price. It was reconditioned, sort of worried me at first, but have to say that it works like new.
Summary: The hard floor tool requires me to stoop or bend over to use it. Otherwise the head is not level on the floor and the edge scrapes over the floor scratching it. I am 5ft 10in so believe not suitable to anyone over 5ft 5in The motor head continues to takes fluff out of carpet even after 6 months so i have stopped using it.
Summary: The DC23 Motorhead is the best vacuum cleaner I have owned. We had previously bought the upright model and thought the suction was great but found the 'ball' part of the cleaner too big to get under furniture and even though the handle lifted off, it was very diddly to use. We sold that model and bought the DC39 Animal as we had pets but found it wasn't as powerful.
Summary: Get a different Dyson or a central vacuum. Do NOT buy this series of model! I vacuum the house less often now because I hate using this machine - it's ironic that I use the Swiffer products more now instead. I should have tried using a demo model somewhere before ordering it - so it's my fault. Some Positive Attributes: -Strong suction. -Self winding cord storage. -HEPA filter - no bad smell coming out the blowing end.
Summary: Yikes! My machine arrived by UPS, and as I signed the electronic signature pad, I watched bedbugs crawl out of the shipping carton onto UPS man. I was afraid to open the shipping carton. I took it outside the house and carefully opened and, low and behold, we found dead bedbugs at the bottom of the shipping carton and baby bedbugs hanging onto life on the inside walls of the shipping carton.
Summary: Item arrived in like-new condition. Vacuum works as we'd expect a Dyson to work. We have a three story home so the stand-up vacuum was a bit of a burden. This handles steps like a champ! We have a Labrador and, even though this isn't advertised as the "pet" model, it does just fine picking up the hair. We just make sure to clean it out often to avoid clogs. so far so good! And we feel GREAT about the awesome price we paid for $400+ vacuum.
Summary: This Dyson model is a terrific design and my wife prefers the portability to use on the stairs over any other Dyson she has used. I recommend the refurbished Dyson seller. I would buy from again if necessary. Product arrived very quickly.