I have used the same canister vacuum just different versions over the last 30 years. I have back issues and this vacuum allows me to do all my cleaning (dusting, upholstery and ceiling areas) without hardly any bending. The canister is so light weight that it is not an issue to pick up when I have to lift it which is not often. Talked my boss into one for our nursing facility. He was so impressed with the ease of use and suction he had me buy 2 more.
I have been using the previous design for more that 10 years for my carpet and house cleaning business! All of my crews loved them! We loved the fact that you can use these on both carpets and floors with good attachments! However, with this new design there are a few major flaws that will makes us look for another brand! The turn on switch is located on the body which is a huge problem! When you vacuum the stairs for example and hold the vacuum in your hand you always hit the switch with your leg turning it off multiple times no matter how careful you are. Also when you vacuum carpets and you move the cord it usually falls on the switch turning the vacuum off. Another issue is with the attachments being attached the to wand! Whos idea was that? They never stay in place EVER! They keep falling off! The new floor attachment is also bad! Very cheaply made and it scratched hardwood floors!
The tools are useless. Very cheaply made. The bristles are very flimsy. The floor tool is so bad I feared that it would scrape my linoleum. And there is no storage in the canister for the tools. The attachment that the tools are supposed to clip to keeps getting in the way when you want to use the wand.
This is my second one to order. Bought one for myself two years ago and this time one for my daughter. It really sucks :) lightweight and easy to take up stairs or down.
I am so glad to see the older style back again---the newer ones are so hard to handle and very bulky---also it was a great price.---I actually gave away my current Kenmore as I could not stand to operate it any longer.--It was only a year old
This new design is ****! The whole vacuum is ****! I bought the orange and green ones in the past and they have lasted a few years! This one..I just bought a few months ago and the beater bar has already stopped working! I am so disappointed! This new design is cheaply made! Do NOT waste your money! BTW. I own a house.cleaning company so I know a lot about these vacuums! Smh.