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). The carpet pile stands up better now because of the motorhead and two people have asked me if we've had the carpets steam cleaned.
Summary: I am really disappointed in this machine. Heavy to pull around and the angle on the basic head does not allow it to sit flush on the floor unless your arm is down low. Very awkward. As a woman that uses a vacuum cleaner every day I cannot appreciate the heaviness of this and the awkward pull out tubing. One cannot attach a nozzle directly to the end of the hose to get into the tracks of the windows and give me my old 8 year old Dyson any day.
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. I have to say with the upright dyson there is so much clicking out and extending the wand then trying to pull that around to go under beds , dressers, sofas, chairs, and dusting cobwebs. Just a lot of work.
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. I might say we've tried a few of both supermarket brands, and the more expensive brands and makes too.
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.