Top positive review
Extremely impressed, so far!
April 6, 2013
I just assembled and used this vaccuum for the 1st time, lastnight (ie: April 5, 2013). For one thing, I Loved how easy it was to assemble! Basically, stuff just pops into the sockets where they belong. You will only need a philips screwdriver to tighten 2 screws on the handle (which are included). Besides that, I think the cord is a very nice length! Granted, I live in an 880-sq.ft apartment, so there isn't a whole lot of ground to cover, but I only had to unplug it once in order to reach all areas of my apartment. Besides that, my girlfriend & I were amazed to see just how much dirt & stuff this thing picked up!!!!!
This vacuum does make a fair amount of noise, but that's because it has a proper motor which does exactly what a GOOD vaccuum is expected to do!
Also, it was so easy to remove the dirt canister, empty it & put it back in place! And, finally, it has a dial on the front which adjusts the vacuum's height, and the machine is very easy to manuever. I love it, so far!
I will post a follow-up here if this vaccuum malfunctions in time, but for now, I'm highly impressed!
***UPDATE*** Today is May 29, 2013. I've owned this vacuum almost 2 months and have used it once per week to clean my apartment. I have NO complaints so far. It's still going strong, and I really like how the canister is so easy to dump out & replace.
I'll be sure to post here again if/when this thing lets me down.
***UPDATE*** Today is December 15, 2013. It's still working great, and I still love it. No complaints! :)
***UPDATE*** Today is June 18, 2014. It's been about 14 months now and I continue to use this vaccuum frequently. NO complaints. It still operates as expected, and Very easy to use. I'm extremely pleased!
NOTE: I learned a very important lesson!! I recently began using a powder deodorizer on my carpet (the last 2 times I've cleaned), and I noticed that the vacuum's base area (motor?) was getting unusually warm. Of course I became concerned so I called a local vacuum repair shop to ask if this was alright. The shop worker immediately told me that using any powder product with a vacuum is THE WORSE thing you can do! The powder is so fine, it gets into the vac's motor and will cause it to overheat! He said that using powder products, KILLS vacuums! I immediately discontinued using this stuff, and so far, my vacuum seems fine.
So, beware.....NO powder deodorizers! :)
***UPDATE*** Today is May 19, 2015. I am still using this vac 1x per week, and am still Very happy with it's performance!
***UPDATE*** Today is August 8, 2016. Yep, it's still running strong, and I have No complaints. I wish ALL products were made this well!
**UPDATE** Today is June 23, 2017. This vacuum is still going strong! I still use it once per week, and it works as good as the day I got it. Someone recently posted a comment, stating that my updates were "totally unrealistic" and I probably "do not own pets". Well, it's true that I do not own any pets. My son does own a hamster, but this animal does not shed much. ;) LOL. Meanwhile, I have continued to use my vacuum atleast 3x per month, and it's still running as well as the day I received it. I will post an update here if/when this vacuum stops working. But, I have no complaints so far.
**UPDATE** Today is February 10, 2018. It has finally happened, my friends. Today, and last weekend, I have noticed that this vacuum is not picking up 'stuff' as well as it used to. But, I figure it has had an amazing run. I had received this vacuum on March 23, 2013. So, it has served me very well for several years. That's impressive! Give this ol' machine a hand, everyone! ((APPLAUSE)). :)
And, I just got done re-ordering the exact same model from Amazon, so my new replacement vac will arrive in two days.
That being said, I suppose this will be the last "update" to my long-running review. I continue to recommend this vacuum to anyone who is looking to buy one. :)
Take care, everyone, and keep your floors clean! lol. ;)