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.
Summary: This vacuum is, as the title states, amazing. Full uninterrupted suction power and I can't even tell that it was refurbished. I've been using this since I bought it to clean my floor, mattress, and just about everything else that may have had dust trapped inside. The tangle free windup cord also extends quite long and automatically pulls back inside with the internal windup mechanism with a push of a button. I have had no issues with this at all.
Summary: I was very hesitant and picky about purchasing a new vacuum, especially a refurbished one! However, after hours of research and headaches I decided to purchase the DC23 Canister Vacuum, and I am happy I did. I have a rug that I absolutely love, but it sheds uncontrollably! This vacuum easily picks up the excess and keeps the rug from shedding as much. A majority of my home is hard wood flooring so I also purchased the hard floor tool, which I am also very impressed with.
Summary: This vacuum looks brand new and runs great. I actually like to vacuum now. Everyone needs a DC23. It is the best vacuum I have ever had. The air even smells fresher after I use the vacuum. What a good price they sold it for. I love this machine and I recommend to everyone buy it as soon as you can. You won't regret it.