Summary: I previously had a Rainbow - you know the water filter vacuum cleaner, and I loved it - I had it for about 20 year and it never missed a beat, but old age was getting to it and suction wasn't quite as good. All my friends have Dyson's and so I thought I'd give it a go.
Excerpt: Dyson really makes a top-quality product. This is my second Dyson--my wife and I have a full-size Animal for our downstairs, and because it's so heavy and we have an enormous staircase, it eventually became very convenient to have a separate vacuum for the second floor.
Summary: This vacuum is fantastic! I thought my 3 year old Wertheim was pretty good until I used the DC23 for the first time.......WOW, what a beast! We were amazed at the amount of dirt it picked up from our already visably clean floors (I had vacuumed the day before).
Summary: I already own a dyson dc 25 upright. I will keep that one upstairs. My whole upstairs except bathroom is carpeted. Downstairs is wood floors and tile. So I decided to get this refurb dyson dc 23. Having a cannister is a whole new experience. So easy to vacuum.
Summary: I know everyone who leaves a review will either be 100% positive, which can be sickening, or completely negative. However, I have to say that the DC23 Motorhead machine is the best machine we've ever had in our home.
Summary: Really satisfied, great product. The fact that you don't have to buy vacuum bags anymore is just great! I'd recommend it. Only problem: the height of the pipe is small so you have to bend over.