Can only recommend this Dirt Devil for small,, quick pick up jobs, but not for a thorough home cleaning. There is a newer medel which is lighter but has the same problems. Maneuverability It doesn't do well getting into corners or under furniture. It doesn't work well on my hardweod floors or tile, particles don't pick up. It is fairly lightweight and is eady to carry to different rooms but cord is too short to do a large room without having to unplug. Ease of Maintenance The dirt canister fits snugly but gets full quickly. Easy to take off and empty. The filter is nearly impossible to clean unless you brush it often. Suction Performance Mediocre at best. Doesn't work well with very dense high pile carpets and awful on tile and hardwood. Does good job on my area rugs. Versatility Doesn't get under furniture or corners. This is an adjunct vacuum, not meant for the entire home. But it does work ok for pick- up messes. Design Overall, not good. Durability Mine has lasted 15 months but only us occassionally. Doubt would hold up with everyday use.