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Good housekeeping

Art - 2004

Dirt Devil* 12- Amp Power Stick* Corded Stick Vac Though it weighs just six pounds, the Power Stick" packs an impressive 12 amps of cleaning force. It's got the power of a full-size vacuum but is lightweight, convenient and easy to ...



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Popular Mechanics

2004-11

A sensor in the vacuum's handle detects your push and pull, then signals the brushless 12-amp DC motor. The motor speed and drive ... The Vision is sold at discount retailers and home centers. www.dirtdevil.com NOVEMBER 2004 | WWW.

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  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Power Air Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum, SD20505

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    Rating (175 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Dirt Devil

    Powerful Performance, Devilishly Good

    If you're looking for a quick rating of the Dirt Devil's performance, it gets five stars. But as they say, the devil is in the details. Below is a brief overview, with discussion to follow.Pros:* Very powerful suction* Assembles quickly* Large dirt cup capacity* Removal of dirt cup is fast* Fairly quiet* Electric cord length is about 20'* Sturdy wheels* Low-profile cleaning head* Capable of hanging storageCons:* Replacement of dirt cup requires precision* Weight of vacuum a factor in some cases* Plastic casingIf you are accustomed to a battery powered stick vacuum, you will be pleasantly surprised at the performance of this electric powered, lightweight, stick vacuum. It has the ability to pick up small and larger pieces of dirt on both hard floors and those with carpeting. (It performed beautifully on tile floors, oriental rugs, and thickly padded, dense carpeting.) And... 5/5 Sharon Beverly - See all my reviews, June 27, 2012

    I agree with Consumer Reports this is the best vac of its type

    When looking to invest in major household appliances, I find Consumer Reports to be helpful as well as consumer reviews on sites such as Amazon. I always wonder when I read consumer reviews if they were written by a paid hack (for positive reviews) or by the competition (for negative reviews). I find if I put the two together I can get the clearest picture of what a product can and can not do for me.I wanted a lightweight vacuum for quick cleaning hard surfaces that was still a powerhouse that could get the job done, so I looked vacuums up on Consumer Reports. CS pegged this vacuum as the best performing vac in its class.It has a larger than average motor for more suction power and having a cord instead of a battery pack means it's lightweight but does not lose its power over time the way all rechargeable models can. The cord is also able to support the afore mentioned larger motor.The problem reported by users of this vacuum's predecessor was that... 5/5 L. Wilde (USA) - See all my reviews, February 20, 2013

    Exceeded All Expectations

    Since I have a house on the Oregon Coast with hardwood floors I spend a great deal of my time sweeping up sand dragged in from the beach. Not anymore. I finally found a quick and eficient way to get my floors sparking clean without having to bend over every few seconds to use the dustpan. The Dirt Devil Power Air Lightweight Stick Vac lives up to its name. It is lightweight, not much heavier than the broom I had been using for the past 20 years. And boy does it suck up the sand. Sand, dirt and dust don't stand a chance against this powerful little devil.My neighbor came over and I did a demonstration for her, ala' the door to door vacuum cleaner salesman from days gone by, and she was so impressed she immediately ordered one for herself! It easily scooted under the chairs and couch picking up anything that dared to cross its path. And it is small enough to fit in the pantry corner where I used to keep my broom. I don't know how I lived without such a great item all these... 5/5 Steven James (Washington State) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Power Air Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum, SD20505 (Misc.) Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Since I have a house on the Oregon Coast with hardwood floors I spend a great deal of my time sweeping up sand dragged in from the beach. Not anymore. I finally found a quick and eficient way to get my floors sparking clean without having to bend over every few seconds to use the dustpan. The Dirt Devil Power Air Lightweight Stick Vac lives up to its name. It is lightweight, not much heavier than the broom I had been using for the past 20 years. And boy does it suck up the sand. Sand, dirt and dust don't stand a chance against this powerful little devil.My neighbor came over and I did a demonstration for her, ala' the door to door vacuum cleaner salesman from days gone by, and she was so impressed she immediately ordered one for herself! It easily scooted under the chairs and couch picking up anything that dared to cross its path. And it is small enough to fit in the pantry corner where I used to keep my broom. I don't know how I lived without such a great item all these... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 11, 2012
    List Price: $49.99
    Low Profile Nozzle
    20 Foot Cord
    Lightweight Design
    Bottom Empty Dirt Cup
    Cyclonic Filtration


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Breeze Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD70105

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    List Price: $59.99

    On-Board Tools - extension wand, dusting brush, and crevice tool help clean all those tricky hard to reach places
    Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
    Cyclonic Technology - single stage cyclonic filtration for an added level of dirt separation
    Rinsable Filter - rinse filter after use to help prolong filter life and maintenance
    25 Foot Power Cord - long cord to avoid re-plugging in a larger area for greater cleaning convenience


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagged Upright Vacuum, M085590RED

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    Rating (606 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Dirt Devil

    Terrific Performer and Outstanding Value

    Approximately three years ago, my $200 Eureka vac finally stopped working and I purchased the featherlite to replace it. At that time I lived in a 1,400 sf apartment. Now I live in a 2,500 sft home.For the past three years, this vacuum has served our family well. Pros:1. Inexpensive. $40 or less in most places.2. It picks up dirt, fuzz (and legos) as well or better than any other vacuum I've ever used. Really. Just change the bag when it gets full.3. Light weight. It's very easy to manuver and my younger kids can use it.4. Simplicity. This is a basic vac. It's easy to change the bag, wind the cord, and pull hair/crud out of the roller if necessary.5. It's got a bag. This is a personal preference, but every bagless upright I've ever used creates a small dust storm when you empty it. The bag system on this one works well.Cons:1. I don't expect it to go past 5 years. It's clearly designed for low cost and... 5/5 GeekDaddy (New England USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagged Upright Vacuum, M085590RED (Kitchen) Approximately three years ago, my $200 Eureka vac finally stopped working and I purchased the featherlite to replace it. At that time I lived in a 1,400 sf apartment. Now I live in a 2,500 sft home.For the past three years, this vacuum has served our family well. Pros:1. Inexpensive. $40 or less in most places.2. It picks up dirt, fuzz (and legos) as well or better than any other vacuum I've ever used. Really. Just change the bag when it gets full.3. Light weight. It's very easy to manuver and my younger kids can use it.4. Simplicity. This is a basic vac. It's easy to change the bag, wind the cord, and pull hair/crud out of the roller if necessary.5. It's got a bag. This is a personal preference, but every bagless upright I've ever used creates a small dust storm when you empty it. The bag system on this one works well.Cons:1. I don't expect it to go past 5 years. It's clearly designed for low cost and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 16, 2009

    works fine after a year

    0 4/5 R. Wys "R. Wys" (MN, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagged Upright Vacuum, M085590RED (Kitchen) I was suprised to see that some of the other reviews portray this vacuum as useless. I bought mine from Target a year ago and it works wonderfully. Only complaints is that it's still pretty 'clunky' to carry around and that when you want to use the attachments it's hard to get the hose out. I've gone through a Shark brand vacuum that broke after 2 uses and an Orek XL that ate it's own cord but couldn't pick up Cheerios that my daughter spilled. I've had bad luck with vacuums but this one is doing just fine after 200+ uses.Feb. 2013: I just upgraded to a Bissel Trilogy Pet but my Dirt Devil still works wonderfully! Do not buy the canister version of this vacuum though! I've never had to replace the belt on it yet and I did replace the hose two months ago because my husband broke it where it attached to the base but it was a cheap fix. I still say this product is worth purchasing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 19, 2008

    Can suck the chrome off a trailer hitch but breaks

    UPDATE After about 5 Months the part of the hose that connects to the motor ( see my pic) has had a piece break off that locks on the little peg; and now the end of the hose has a vertical crack in it where the attachments would connect. My concern all along after assembling this was the durability factor.I have a rainbow canister that I have decided to retire do the intensive assembly required for its operation. You have to fill the tank with water then place it it's caddy, place the motor on top of tank and then attach the hose from the power head to the motor. Then do the reverse to empty the water from the tank. So I decided to get an upright that you can just plug in and go.I'm not sold yet on the bag less uprights so I decided to go with the old tried and true one's with a bag. I first looked at the Eureka Upright Vacuum Cleaner 1934A, had an impressive review but no attachments and only a 5 amp motor and a little more than I wanted to spend... 1/5 aman4allseasons "Jerry B" (Washington) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagged Upright Vacuum, M085590RED (Kitchen) UPDATE After about 5 Months the part of the hose that connects to the motor ( see my pic) has had a piece break off that locks on the little peg; and now the end of the hose has a vertical crack in it where the attachments would connect. My concern all along after assembling this was the durability factor.I have a rainbow canister that I have decided to retire do the intensive assembly required for its operation. You have to fill the tank with water then place it it's caddy, place the motor on top of tank and then attach the hose from the power head to the motor. Then do the reverse to empty the water from the tank. So I decided to get an upright that you can just plug in and go.I'm not sold yet on the bag less uprights so I decided to go with the old tried and true one's with a bag. I first looked at the Eureka Upright Vacuum Cleaner 1934A, had an impressive review but no attachments and only a 5 amp motor and a little more than I wanted to spend... Read more, October 6, 2009
    List Price: $59.99
    Automatic edge cleaning and height adjustment ensures effective results
    Lightweight, full-size, bagged, upright vacuum cleaner with 12 amp motor
    On-board hose and tools for extended reach; headlight; 25-foot cord
    Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
    MicroFresh filtration traps up to 99 percent of dust and allergens


  • Royal Appliance

    Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless Upright Vacuum, M088160RED

    Home (Royal Appliance)

    Rating (420 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Royal Appliance

    Powerful and lightweight

    Our big and heavy Dirt Devil Platinum Force quit after 5 years of service and we decided to try something lighter and much less expensive.The Breeze arrived in 3 days, even with free shipping - thanks Amazon!Assembly was a breeze, just 4 screws. We have over 1500 sq ft of carpeted areas and steps so I put the new vacuum to work.Pros:-- Price (and I also used a gift certificate) - sweet!-- Lightweight! What a difference it makes.-- Very powerful. It sucked a full dirt container from our house.-- Thermal protective device - according to the manual this will shut off the motor to prevent overheating (what our old vacuum did not have)Cons:-- No HEPA filter out of the box but the next time I replace the filter I can get a HEPA filter from Amazon-- To use the hose (on the steps, inside car) I needed to detach the main hose and connect the special hose. But it's cool how you plug-and-twist the hose in... 5/5 customer (Longmont, Colorado) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Breeze Bagless Upright Vacuum, M088160RED (Kitchen) Our big and heavy Dirt Devil Platinum Force quit after 5 years of service and we decided to try something lighter and much less expensive.The Breeze arrived in 3 days, even with free shipping - thanks Amazon!Assembly was a breeze, just 4 screws. We have over 1500 sq ft of carpeted areas and steps so I put the new vacuum to work.Pros:-- Price (and I also used a gift certificate) - sweet!-- Lightweight! What a difference it makes.-- Very powerful. It sucked a full dirt container from our house.-- Thermal protective device - according to the manual this will shut off the motor to prevent overheating (what our old vacuum did not have)Cons:-- No HEPA filter out of the box but the next time I replace the filter I can get a HEPA filter from Amazon-- To use the hose (on the steps, inside car) I needed to detach the main hose and connect the special hose. But it's cool how you plug-and-twist the hose in... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 1, 2007

    The Breeze is a mixe bag(less) of good and not so good

    First off, how do you say "mixed bag" about a "bagless" vacuum? Well however you say it, here is my opinion on it - the good and the bad. I purchased mine as a second vac, and despite past nightmares with entry bagless vacs, wanted something I could empty after each occasional use vs. store away with a partly filled bag.On the pro side: This unit is VERY light in weight. Great for those with arthritis or anyone who is carrying a vacuum up and down stairs. What is not lightweight is the power - it definitely has good suction. I also like the slightly narrower width whem compared to most other vacuums - 13" wide vs the more common 15" wide may not seem like much, but this fits in narrow places yet is still a full power vac.On the neutral side: Emptying is easy, but like most entry level bagless units, the filter is a mess to deal with. Best bet is, from time, use a second vac to clean this units filter, or used canned air outside upwind.Attachments are okay... 3/5 A. Maier (Fort Wayne, IN) - See all my reviews, May 11, 2008

    Built Like a Tank, Sounds Like One, Too!

    I've had my Dirt Devil Breeze for (3?+) years now (Obviously an older version but based on what I see from the picture nothing had changed much.) Bought this as replacement to a previous vacuum cleaner which had the "fan" (not sure if this is the correct word for it) that was in the path of the dirt (I believe that was a hoover). I used it to pick up some solid object and got stuck in the "fan" which caused it to break on me. The design of the breeze was a lot better since the filter catches objects before it gets to the suction mechanism. Overall, does what its supposed to do.Cons:- The exhaust out in front was definitely a design "duh". But you wouldn't realize it till you use it for picking up light material (e.g. small bird feathers).- Is there an easier way to switch from bottom suction to the onboard tools?- Emptying the canister is definitely a hassle (but sames me money in the long run)- *LOUD* And I cannot say this enough. My unit is a... 2/5 M. LAPITAN (Harrisburg, PA) - See all my reviews, December 26, 2008
    List Price: $79.99
    Powerful 12-amp motor with 25-foot power cord
    Includes extension wand, dusting brush and crevice tool
    Versatile bagless vacuum cleans your entire home
    Microfresh filtration traps 99 percent of dust and allergens
    Measures 22.5" x 14.2" x 11.5", weighs 19 pounds and is backed by a 2-year warranty


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Type U Vacuum Bags (10-Pack), 3920048001

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    Rating (193 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Dirt Devil

    This Bag Versus "Microfresh" Bags

    0 3/5 ReviewBag - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Type U Vacuum Bags (10-Pack), 3920048001 (Kitchen) When I first got my Dirt Devil Vacuum I ordered these bags by mistake instead of the "Microfresh" Dirt Devil Bags. These bags are cheaper than the "Microfresh" bags but they are more porous and do not contain small particles as well. For most people its probably worth the extra money to buy the "Microfresh" bags.These bags would be good to use if you just got new carpet and want some cheap bags to pick up all the shedding of fibers. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 12, 2011

    Great Vacuum bags for less.

    0 5/5 Carmen I. Herbert "Carmen I Herbert" (GA.) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Type U Vacuum Bags (10-Pack), 3920048001 (Kitchen) Thank you Amazon, you guys are the greats.I couldn't believe I could get these bags for less at your your store than at my neighborhood Wal- Mart Super Store,and they claim to have the lowest prices around. Never a again will always check with you all first. Thank you so very much for your quick and friendly Service, Carmen Herbert 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 20, 2007

    Dusty

    0 3/5 Donnovan A. Lyons (Queens, New York) - See all my reviews, January 30, 2010


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Style 12 Vacuum Belt,Pack Of 2

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    Rating (93 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Dirt Devil

    Fits Perfectly!

    0 5/5 Busy Mom "Busy Mom" (Goldendale, WA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Style 12 Vacuum Belt,Pack Of 2 (Kitchen) These belts have lasted longer than the belts that came with the vacuum. I wasn't able to find them at the store so it is great to have a bunch on hand and free shipping too! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 8, 2008

    Works as promised

    0 4/5 DgBg100106 (Odenton, MD United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Style 12 Vacuum Belt,Pack Of 2 (Kitchen) Not sure how much I can review a belt for my vacuum, but this 2-pack of belts arrived in good packaging and quickly. The belts were a snug fit and felt sturdy. They went on with a little fuss since they were a tight fit but have performed wonderfully and allow my vacuum to perform as it should. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 6, 2009

    The first belt is doing its job.

    0 5/5 J Cherra - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Style 12 Vacuum Belt,Pack Of 2 (Kitchen) This company, via Amazon, was the only place I could find to replace the belt on our old dirt devil. Had it not been for you, we might have had to scrap a perfectly good vacuum that wasn't working because of a $3 part. Thanks! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 21, 2014
    List Price: $2.99
    Fits All Dirt Devils Using Style 12 Belts
    Made of Polyethylene
    Original Dirt Devil Belts
    Please read the label on your vacuum to see which belt you need prior to purchasing.
    Two belts per package


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil Classic 7 Amp Bagless Handheld Vacuum, M0100

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    Rating (239 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Dirt Devil

    Still a great hand vac!

    I bought a Dirt Devil hand vac in the early 1980's because the carpet salesman where I bought my new carpet told me it would be far superior for use on stairs than the attachment that came with my upright (Rainbow) vacuum cleaner. He was right and I also loved that hand vac for cleaning my upholstered furniture. I bought a Dyson Animal vacuum cleaner last year and I wish I could say that the upholstery attachment sucks, but it doesn't, and it is hard to put on and take off of the hose. I like the Dyson for my carpets but am not at all impressed with their attachments. So, today I bought this Dirt Devil Classic and it is great! I read the reviews here and others were complaining about some of the other models. This hand vac has a belt and the belt can be replaced. The owner of the vac shop told me the difference between the models that are receiving the complaints here and the Classic 0100 that I bought today is that the others are air driven and mine is belt driven and that's... 4/5 Joanne Reynolds "Joanne" (Mansfield, Texas) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Classic 7 Amp Bagless Handheld Vacuum, M0100 (Kitchen) I bought a Dirt Devil hand vac in the early 1980's because the carpet salesman where I bought my new carpet told me it would be far superior for use on stairs than the attachment that came with my upright (Rainbow) vacuum cleaner. He was right and I also loved that hand vac for cleaning my upholstered furniture. I bought a Dyson Animal vacuum cleaner last year and I wish I could say that the upholstery attachment sucks, but it doesn't, and it is hard to put on and take off of the hose. I like the Dyson for my carpets but am not at all impressed with their attachments. So, today I bought this Dirt Devil Classic and it is great! I read the reviews here and others were complaining about some of the other models. This hand vac has a belt and the belt can be replaced. The owner of the vac shop told me the difference between the models that are receiving the complaints here and the Classic 0100 that I bought today is that the others are air driven and mine is belt driven and that's... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 23, 2005

    Much better than the old model!

    0 5/5 K. Seitz (Dublin, Ohio USA) - See all my reviews, October 2, 2006

    I thought I liked it, but then...

    I started out liking this machine, despite being not so fond of our former Dirt Devil "screamer" with the ridiculous belt changing routine. The problems with this machine are: try cleaning the pleated filter (good luck!) and the exhaust blowing out the sides and then slightly downward blows around what you're trying to vacuum up. I am really surprised no one else has mentioned these two issues (except for one person who mentioned the filter). After just one use, I had to knock the pleated filter against the trash can to loosen and remove the dirt--no go. So what are the options? Leave the dirt in there to continually clog it, and then be forced to go buy a new one for $5.99? I honestly think this was the goal of Dirt Devil, just to make an extra buck. And if you're trying to vacuum up pet hair, and anything light weight, watch it blow around from the exhaust as you go chasing it with the vacuum (utterly futile). It's on the loud side too. It IS powerful, but in the wrong... 2/5 luvmypets "mattie" (Northern Ohio) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Classic 7 Amp Bagless Handheld Vacuum, M0100 (Kitchen) I started out liking this machine, despite being not so fond of our former Dirt Devil "screamer" with the ridiculous belt changing routine. The problems with this machine are: try cleaning the pleated filter (good luck!) and the exhaust blowing out the sides and then slightly downward blows around what you're trying to vacuum up. I am really surprised no one else has mentioned these two issues (except for one person who mentioned the filter). After just one use, I had to knock the pleated filter against the trash can to loosen and remove the dirt--no go. So what are the options? Leave the dirt in there to continually clog it, and then be forced to go buy a new one for $5.99? I honestly think this was the goal of Dirt Devil, just to make an extra buck. And if you're trying to vacuum up pet hair, and anything light weight, watch it blow around from the exhaust as you go chasing it with the vacuum (utterly futile). It's on the loud side too. It IS powerful, but in the wrong... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 4, 2007
    List Price: $49.95
    Motorized brush helps remove embedded dirt and stubborn pet hair
    Handheld vacuum with a powerful 7 amp motor
    Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
    6-1/2-inch-wide nozzle; easy-to-empty bagless dirt cup; HEPA filter
    Includes hose, wand, crevice tool, dusting brush, and upholstery brush


  • Dirt Devil

    Dirt Devil EZ Lite Bagless Canister Vacuum, SD40010

    Home (Dirt Devil)

    Rating (108 reviews):
    (3.5/5)
    Dirt Devil

    IMPORTANT INFO regarding CLOGS

    I've owned this vac for about 2 months and began experiencing loss of suction and poor performance. I was literally at wit's end and ready to throw the thing out the window. I bought new filters and still the same problems. I read the instruction manual over and over, looking for some reason. Here's the deal that the instruction manual DOESN'T mention: there is a pre-filter inside the plastic "bagless" collector part you pull out and empty (NOT related to the grey sponge or the HEPA filter). Open the bottom of the dirt/dust collector. Empty the contents and look up inside. There is a black cylinder inside a clear cylindrical receiver. I hold the bagless collector in my left hand so when I turn it upside down, the assembly is on the right. You can't miss it, although I did for 2 months. That is where all the hair and other light-weight junk builds up!!! Give the black cylinder a counter-clockwise twist, pull it out, and clean. I literally pulled out about a packed 8-ounce... 4/5 Amazon Customer "I Be Shoppin'" (Charlotte, NC) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil EZ Lite Bagless Canister Vacuum, SD40010 (Kitchen) I've owned this vac for about 2 months and began experiencing loss of suction and poor performance. I was literally at wit's end and ready to throw the thing out the window. I bought new filters and still the same problems. I read the instruction manual over and over, looking for some reason. Here's the deal that the instruction manual DOESN'T mention: there is a pre-filter inside the plastic "bagless" collector part you pull out and empty (NOT related to the grey sponge or the HEPA filter). Open the bottom of the dirt/dust collector. Empty the contents and look up inside. There is a black cylinder inside a clear cylindrical receiver. I hold the bagless collector in my left hand so when I turn it upside down, the assembly is on the right. You can't miss it, although I did for 2 months. That is where all the hair and other light-weight junk builds up!!! Give the black cylinder a counter-clockwise twist, pull it out, and clean. I literally pulled out about a packed 8-ounce... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 6, 2011

    Cheap, powerful, versatile, easy to use and clean.

    I can't believe how many people complain about having to clean out the dirt, debris, hair, and dust from a BAGLESS vacuum. How did they think the dirt got out, internal incineration? Having no bag means it uses filters and catches to stop the stuff on your floor and in your carpet from blowing out the other end of the machine after it's sucked up.How about this: buy some cheap rubber or latex gloves and a cheap white breathing mask to wear while you clean out the canister each time if you can't handle getting dirty and you don't want to pay more for a fancier vacuum.I looked on Amazon and the top rated bagless canister vacs are Miele and are up to $500+. I'm assuming they are less effort to clean out but the principle is the same. Everything that goes in, must come out one way or the other even if it means clogging up your machine and throwing the whole thing away.As for using this one, yes, everything it sucks up, you have to eventually dump... 5/5 Christo "Chris" (Montana) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil EZ Lite Bagless Canister Vacuum, SD40010 (Kitchen) I can't believe how many people complain about having to clean out the dirt, debris, hair, and dust from a BAGLESS vacuum. How did they think the dirt got out, internal incineration? Having no bag means it uses filters and catches to stop the stuff on your floor and in your carpet from blowing out the other end of the machine after it's sucked up.How about this: buy some cheap rubber or latex gloves and a cheap white breathing mask to wear while you clean out the canister each time if you can't handle getting dirty and you don't want to pay more for a fancier vacuum.I looked on Amazon and the top rated bagless canister vacs are Miele and are up to $500+. I'm assuming they are less effort to clean out but the principle is the same. Everything that goes in, must come out one way or the other even if it means clogging up your machine and throwing the whole thing away.As for using this one, yes, everything it sucks up, you have to eventually dump... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 8, 2011

    The BEST Canister Vac ~ Especially for Hard Surface Floors

    After much research on floor cleaners and vacuums, I asked for this vacuum for Christmas. At first, it took a little getting used to maneuvering it around. I have all wood floors throughout the house and this has been a DREAM! It's very light weight, easy to get around, has an awesome adjustable suction feature, love the retractable cord, the two on-board attachments, and quieter than any up right I've ever owned. I never owned a canister before this one and I'm so glad to have gotten this one as my first! The ONLY thing I can say that I wish they had done diff. is the handle on it. It should have been placed on the opposite end of the canister. When I place it on its bottom for storage, it rests on the handle so that I end up lifting it up by the base of the hose when I get it back out to use it. It won't rest on the opposite end. It just seems it was done backwards. This doesn't effect the operation of the vacuum. I just hate lifting it by the hose. For the price, you just can't... 5/5 girlmgoodman "Michelle Goodman" (Sacramento, CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil EZ Lite Bagless Canister Vacuum, SD40010 (Kitchen) After much research on floor cleaners and vacuums, I asked for this vacuum for Christmas. At first, it took a little getting used to maneuvering it around. I have all wood floors throughout the house and this has been a DREAM! It's very light weight, easy to get around, has an awesome adjustable suction feature, love the retractable cord, the two on-board attachments, and quieter than any up right I've ever owned. I never owned a canister before this one and I'm so glad to have gotten this one as my first! The ONLY thing I can say that I wish they had done diff. is the handle on it. It should have been placed on the opposite end of the canister. When I place it on its bottom for storage, it rests on the handle so that I end up lifting it up by the base of the hose when I get it back out to use it. It won't rest on the opposite end. It just seems it was done backwards. This doesn't effect the operation of the vacuum. I just hate lifting it by the hose. For the price, you just can't... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 2, 2010
    List Price: $109.99
    Automatic cord rewind with 20-foot cord
    Variable power control
    Powerful 12 amp motor
    Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
    Easy empty dirt cup


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    Genuine Royal Dirt Devil Type D Vacuum Bags (10-Pack), 3670148001

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    Featherlite bags
    Also fits M105315; M5200; M5231; M5235; MDU5220; MDU5320; MDU5420; MRY5000; MRY5200
    Fits the following Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners: M085300; M085335; M085355; M085360; M085400; M085405; M085410
    Also fits M085430; M085435; M085440; M085440CA; M085460; M085470; M085475; M085480; M085500; M085500-1; M085550B; M085560


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    Dirt Devil Featherlite Ultra Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD40285

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    Rating (83 reviews):
    (2.8/5)
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    Awesome!

    Is it too much to ask for a vacuum to pick up stray pieces of paper, not to spit dirt out the back, and be light? This one fits the bill. I owned a dirt devil featherlite 9 years ago but after my husband touched it after 8 years, it didn't suck much anymore. Up till then it worked great. So I bought a vacuum that cost triple this vacuum thinking more expensive so it should be a wonderful vacuum. NOT! It didn't work well at all. Wouldn't pick up papers and kept shredding paper over the carpet, wouldn't suck it up. It also kept spitting dirt out the back on hard floors, or at least every direction except up the canister. I had a herniated disc for 10 months, every time I used the expensive vacuum, it was so heavy and bulky it kept throwing my back out more and kept me down for a week in pain. I was so happy to see kohl's had the new improved version of my old featherlite. It works as good if not better than the last one I had. It sucks really well. I have fun watching the dirt starting... 5/5 Jen (Ohio) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dirt Devil Featherlite Ultra Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD40285 (Kitchen) Is it too much to ask for a vacuum to pick up stray pieces of paper, not to spit dirt out the back, and be light? This one fits the bill. I owned a dirt devil featherlite 9 years ago but after my husband touched it after 8 years, it didn't suck much anymore. Up till then it worked great. So I bought a vacuum that cost triple this vacuum thinking more expensive so it should be a wonderful vacuum. NOT! It didn't work well at all. Wouldn't pick up papers and kept shredding paper over the carpet, wouldn't suck it up. It also kept spitting dirt out the back on hard floors, or at least every direction except up the canister. I had a herniated disc for 10 months, every time I used the expensive vacuum, it was so heavy and bulky it kept throwing my back out more and kept me down for a week in pain. I was so happy to see kohl's had the new improved version of my old featherlite. It works as good if not better than the last one I had. It sucks really well. I have fun watching the dirt starting... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 5, 2010

    Well worth the money! Best in price range!

    OK, first off one of the top reviews says it takes 13 steps to empty. Mine doesn't, it takes TWO! One push the button on top to release the cansiter, two press the button on the side of the canister to open the bottom (over your trash can of course :P). I added pictures illustrating these buttons, plus a picture of all of the dirt! Also, do not expect Dyson fit and finish out of this vacuum. Its in a COMPLETELY different price category. That being said, what it excels at it is being the best vacuum cleaner I have used short of a Dyson. I'll list the pros and cons of this vacuum now; then since the devil (sorry for the pun) is in the details I'll expound on them a bit afterwards.Pros:Suction! (Insert off-color joke here)Price/value (I paid half a c-note for it at BB).Easy to emptyGetting deep down dirtPowerCleaning abilityUseful tools (for the most part)Rubberized handleSize (very small and the handle folds down for easy... 4/5 Jeffrey Struss "chemist/electronic music freak" (Lexington, KY USA) - See all my reviews, January 8, 2012

    Fantastic

    0 5/5 Bill - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dirt Devil Featherlite Ultra Compact Bagless Upright Vacuum, UD40285 (Kitchen) We live in 38' fifth wheel trailer. Could not believe how much dirt was present in rugs until we used this great sweeper. This was after cleaning with Oreck. Easy storage, great price, can't praise it enough. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 19, 2010
    List Price: $69.99
    Bottom dirt cup release
    HEPA filtration
    On board tools, hose, and turbo tool
    Powerful 12 amp motor
    Folding Handle


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