I finally got around to trying out my Dyson DC16 handheld cordless vacuum yesterday when my salt shaker lost it's plug and dumped salt all over the stove and countertop. I turned it on and it sucked really good for about a minute and then it quit. I tried again and it would only run for 2 or 3 seconds at a time and had to wait for a minute or two before it would do that. Needless to say, I am very disappointed in this product. I have revised my rating from 1 to 2. The first time I used it was very disappointing. I decided to recharge it and try again. This time it ran for 8 to 10 minutes before it ran out of juice. I actually got the front passenger seat and floor vacuumed in my RAV4. It's a small area. I plan on doing the driver's side today...wish me luck! Suction Performance Does NOT give 6 minutes of suction! :( I've upgraded this to 8 minutes on the second time I used it. Durability I've only used it two times so don't know if it will last very long. I have an upright Dyson and it has lasted for about 5 years now and still works great.