“ Cordless: No / Power: 1100 Watt / Style: Upright / Capacity: 3.5 l / Filtersystem: 5 Level filtration / Aktionsradius: 10 Metre / Bagless: Yes „
I really loved this hoover. Its quite bulky (but what basic hoover isnt). I was really impressed with the suction and i felt it was just as good as a dyson - my carpets were gleaming afterwards. had it for a good 2 years now and still going strong.Also great function that it is bagless - i guess everyone can appreciate no extra bag mess and always good to see whats coming out of the carpet and the ability to retrieve anything that you may have sucked up by accident.I would recommend anyone to get a dirt devil.
The Dirt Devil DD9001 vaccum is all about it's bagless feature. There really isn't much to it's credit except that it glides along the surface smoothly.
It's very bulky and an effort has to be made to move it from one room to another. Storage is another problem with this item. You have to have a good deal of space in your cabinets/closets for this cleaning gadget.
I had used Bissel and Hoover brands earlier and i was also happy with the Bissel portable vaccum that had the brush attachment (for use on regular house floors) and after detaching it, it could be used on furniture and even inside the car and other places. I would have continued to use that small vaccum but I felt the nees of one that would cover a large area at a time. i am a cleanliness freak and cannot tolerate dirt at all so I bought this DD9001 but I must say that i was better off with the light weight portable one.
In a nutshell, this vaccum is a real no no. Look for better ones available that can be folded away and have various attachments for drapery and furniture and are easily glidable with very little effort or push.
(Although this category is for the DD9001, the machine I am reviewing the DD9002 is just the updated model - the differences are the colour, and the updated model has 6 stage filteration instead of 5 and has 1300watts power instead of 1100watts.) My heart may belong to Mr. Dyson but it is a cause of constant vacuum cleaning woe to me that my purse strings are better suited to one of those push along floor sweepers. My beloved Dyson met its untimely and somewhat dusty demise some time ago now and my vacuuming needs have been met rather inadequately I might add, since then by a cheap and very nasty Sanyo cylinder vacuum. This week, the Sanyo finally met its demise as well and not a second too soon, with a rather unspectacular 'bang' and some smoke that smelled like party poppers. I took it back to the store and was told I could swap it for one of the same value or add to it and buy a more expensive machine. Again purse strings prevailed and the machine I ended up with was a Dirt Devil DD9002. Opinion on Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners seems to vary dramatically, it would seem people either love them or hate them (a bit like Marmite but with more suction power!) Dirt Devil 'Rascal' hand vacuuming units are well known and I've always found them really reliable, but I hadn't realised that Dirt Devil make full sized machines. Of course the old adage 'You get what you pay for' certainly comes into play here - this machine is no Dyson but for £78 you shouldn't be expecting Dyson quality and personally I love it. The two things I was looking for in a vacuum cleaner were that it was bagless and upright...oh and not made by Sanyo after my last vacuum cleaner experience. This little baby fits the bill on those counts but the question remains is it any good? SIZE MATTERS... The first thing to note about it is the size - it's pretty big and it's heavy. This might
be something to consider if you are buying it in store and need to lug it home. In fact to give you an idea of the box size, my friends little girl obviously going though an early Goth phase was rather taken by the fact she could climb in the box and has taken it home to use as a coffin (!) It's also very heavy to push around and takes some getting used to in terms of manouverability - this is not the right machine for you if you only have a small space. But you have to offset this disadvantage against the fact that you get excellent pick up from the brute and pushing it around is like a mini work out so you are saving money by not having to go to the gym. NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE... Although at the end of the day you buy a vacuum cleaner for its functionality, how it looks is of course important too. Putting it together is like a task on the Krypton factor - tubes and attachments everywhere, but the instructions are very clear and helpful. This is not a bad looking machine, its bright blue and looks like the slightly fatter, less cool brother of a Dyson. It has a clear plastic 'jug' for the dust so you can see when it needs emptying and marvel at how truly dirty and disgusting your home really is (Or maybe that?s just me?) The jug unclips really easily so emptying it is not a problem. It also has an indicator light to tell you when to empty it if you don't notice beforehand. Where there's something slightly sexy about a Dyson, this machine screams practicality - it's like the difference between a Ferrari and a Ford Escort really. It is however unlikely that you are ever going to need to use your Hoover to entice members of the opposite sex. SO LONG SUCKER... The suction power is really good and in fact quite scary as I discovered on its first outing when it somehow magically managed to suck up the tablecloth from quite a distance away. Unmagically however, unlike when conjurers do this t
rick, the glasses on the table didn't remain as the cloth was pulled from un der them - but of course the vacuum cleaner was on hand to hoover up the breakages. It is very powerful, even when using the hose attatchments. The downside to this is the fact that it's also very noisy. NOW FOR THE SCIENCE BIT? (Possibly not strictly scientific but the boring bit about filters at any rate) The machine is fitted with two filters that trap dust particles - one in the 'jug' and one on the back. They create the impressive sounding '6 stage filteration system.' The filters need cleaning every 6-9 months to ensure the machine works at the highest level of filteration. The unit comes with a free set of filter spares and a helpline number for obtaining spare parts. There is a lot of information about drive belts and other 'technical' bits in the manual but they are even more dull than the filter stuff so not worth recounting here. That's all there is to it really. It's a cheap and cheerful machine retailing at around £78. Mine came from Argos but they are widely available. The Dirt Devil DD9002 - it sucks!!
Short name: Dirt Devil DD9001