Lightweight, easy to operate, works well
I am so happy I found this vacuum and so thankful for all the reviews left by others. Worth every penny. When I moved into a new place, my mom gave me her old vacuum for my carpets, but it was way too heavy to vacuum the stairs. I am very petite and needed something lightweight that I could maneuver without breaking my back up the stairs. We have a low-shag carpet and I used the "bare floor" setting the first time, then switched to "medium carpet". For the higher carpet, the medium setting
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worked better. It did okay on my wood floors downstairs, it left some stuff behind, but picked up lots of dirt/dust. I prefer to get the broom and dustpan out. It was easy to operate the different functions (hose, dumping of canister). It does let out of a lot of hot air, so would probably be unpleasant to use on a hot day. Not sure if this is typical of vacuums or not. Be prepared if you peel off the stickers, they are not easy peel off, and leave a mess. Goo Gone works well if you don't want stickers all over your vacuum.