When I bought this Kenmore, it was knowing how happy is been with Kenmore in the past. This one is bagless and so easy to use. Emptying the canister is convenient and the suction is very good. It is light and the small vacuum heads reach into corners. Definitely a good decision.
I bought this to replace an upright vac and a canister vac, hoping this would work well. It doesn't. The upright was 'bagless' and had a capacity of maybe half a gallon. Emptying it was a piece of cake –everything just slid out. The 'dust cup' of this thing is accurately named –it seems to hold maybe two cups and if anything other than dust goes into it, like a few leaves, or bits of grass or paper or whatever, it plugs up and emptying it entails having to bang it up and down to get what's in there out. I just had to clean up the entire kitchen floor from trying to empty this 'dust cup' into the kitchen trash. NOT WORTH IT! I'm going to have to toss this thing after only a couple years and get something useful. I hope you don't make the same mistake of buying it that I did.
It's smaller than what we had but quite the powerful little blue vacuum. We are happy with it. Love that we do not have to purchase bags.
I like the light weight to carry up and down the stairs and it has great suction power. The rotating brush picks up the dirt and hair. I have to empty the cup after each room and am amazed at all the dirt! There was so much hair in the rotating brush that I had to cut it away. It is louder than my previous vacuum and I wish it had better upholstery brush, but overall I get a cleaner carpet and less dusty house.