Top positive review
Love this vac, perfect in every way
July 24, 2016
Big fan of this vacuum. I bought a Eureka RapidClean Step which I thought was horrible...That one had an absolutely worthless dust bin with a cloth filer that clogged up with dust the minute you turned it on. It also left a good inch of uncleaned surface. This is night and day. The power is fantastic, it really has strong suction and cleans very well. For use on stairs, it can't be beat. I use the pet brush with the mini beater bar and it's exactly what I needed to vacuum my carpeted stairs. The unit is also very solidly built. Some reviews said it's heavy, but what do you expect from a handheld vac with a strong motor? It's certainly not heavy, no more than any other hand vac. I found that the handle is well designed and it's easy to wield and maneuver. The dustbin on this is clean and simple. No stupid filter inside the bin, the filters are all located in their own cavities which can be easily accessed for cleaning. The bin opens up and dumps the dust over a garbage can with no spillage.
The hose is a nice addition, although for most tasks I use it for it is not needed. I just stick the tool directly onto the nozzle on the motor and it provides more stability when vacuuming stairs or a floor. I use the hose when I'm trying to get into crevices behind my fridge or other hard to reach areas. It's plenty flexible and can stretch out quite a bit. This comes with all the attachments you could need. I bought it because my main vac is a Shark Powerhead (awesome vacuum by the way) and it doesn't have any attachments. Needed something for my stairs and for quick clean ups. The cord is also plenty long for anything I would use it for. There is no cord management piece though, you just wrap it around the motor when you're done. Doesn't look as nice that way but that just doesn't matter to me. The noise is pretty standard, it was actually quieter than the Eureka so with that in mind I'd say the noise level is ideal for a vacuum. They're loud, that just how it is.
It really is worth the money. I tried to save a few bucks buying the Eureka, and I never should have wasted my time. I've owned two other Shark vacuums and they're fantastic so I should have just stuck with Shark from the beginning. Honestly it's not the most expensive option anyway...I researched quite a bit and found others that were 2x or 3x the price, which after having owned this I'd say is unnecessary. I love it!