ive had this dirt devil vaccum for two years now after my HOOVER vacuum died and i cannot fault this dirt devil vaccum a single bit! it sucks up well! carpet well and truly clean. it has extra tools onboard for easy cleaning on your sofas and furnitures and staircase carpet. however this vacuum accessory product tools has been recalled http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08339.html with certain date codes. be sure u dont fall in these categories. however love this brand and shall stick to this brand. vacuum movement around the room is easy to swivel across the rooms. accessing tools is easy.suction rate is high i belive it sucks better than hoover upright windtunnel did. This patented technology divides the air into two smaller cyclones with air moving at higher velocities than a single cup so gives better dirt separation. it is easy to clean out the vaccuum.