We broke our good dirt devil and got this one thinking it would be fine. It does the job, just not as well as the more expensive ones. If you just have hard floors and maybe a couple of lighter rugs then this should do the job for you fine.
It has a high setting but it doesnt compare to the suction of a more expensive vaccuum.
Got another tattoo. The Dirt Devil Tattoo!
We recently moved to a new house with totally different floor cleaning needs from our previous house. Most of the house's floors are hardwood, the kitchen, sunroom, and bathrooms have ceramic tile, and the basement and basement stairs have Berber carpet. Based on this, our existing Bissell would live in the basement to handle the floors down there, but we needed something to tackle the basement stairs and all the hard floor surfaces throughout the rest of the house.
After much searching and review reading, I discovered the Dirt Devil Tattoo Canister Vacuum and decided it was the right choice. Or at least the choice to try out for 30 days to make sure it was the right choice. Well after 30 days, I'm very happy to report that the Dirt Devil Tattoo Crimson Star Bagged Canister Vacuum is the perfect choice for my home. It is nearly perfect for my needs.
For starters, the Tattoo is little and lightweight. I don't like to rely on my husband when I need to take our vacuum up and down stairs so the Tattoo is perfect in that respect as it weighs only 9.5 pounds and has a built in handle for carrying it around. I vacuumed the wood stairs leading to our upper level yesterday and was able to hold the canister in my left hand while using the wand with my right. I never felt off balance or worried about falling as the canister is so light.
At 16.5 feet, the cord is fairly long but could be slightly longer. I think the cord on my upright is 20 feet so that would be nice on the Tattoo. There is an automatic cord rewind on the Tattoo that sucks the cord up into the vacuum with just a touch of a button. That button has to be touched a few times (or tapped with the foot) if the cord is fully extended, but it's so much better than having to wind it up manually. It's quick, easy, and the cord is fully encapsulated within the vacuum. Nice! That said, I expect that this function will break at some point but I really hope it's not for a long time, if ever.
The Dirt Devil tatto is quite powerful. When I vacuum the hard floor surfaces using the flat floor attachment on the end of the wand, I can actually feel the suction pulling the attachment toward the floor. It's been great for vacuuming up leaves and small things tracked in through the front door, random cat hair, and dust bunnies that swirl around the house. It gets into corners well both with the wand and with the flat floor attachment. I don't even use a broom anymore. I just pull out my Tattoo, plug it in, and suck the junk off the floor.
The only downside to this vacuum is that it's not great on carpet. It does the job on the Berber stairs and sometimes I hit some of my throw rugs with it, but it doesn't have super suction. Still, the price was reasonable, it's lightweight, and it's very easy to use so it very much meets my needs. I can't complain and definitely recommend!
Easy to pull around the house on hardwood, tile, and carpeted flooring.
Ease of Maintenance
Easy to change the bag.
Just OK. Not bad, but could be a lot better. Not for really big vacuuming jobs.
Works better on hard surfaces than on carpet.
Love the design but my husband isn't so keen on using it. Too cutesy for him, I think.
Seems to be quite durable. It's fallen down the stairs a few times and smashed into walls and hasn't cracked the shell.