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Dirt Devil DD9600
Member Name: fussybuyer
Dirt Devil DD9600
Date: 17/10/03, updated on 22/10/03 (358 review reads)
Advantages: great adjustable suction, versatile tools, long cord length
Disadvantages: Filters clog easily, size/weight, died at 6 months old!
I bought the Dirt Devil to replace my sadly departed Dyson, much as I loved it I couldn't afford another one. I was absolutely delighted with the Dirt Devil dare I say it was even better than the Dyson (which to be fair was the original model) the cleaning and suction were brilliant, the tools were great, the brush attachment was particularly good for dusting, the hose stretched right to the top of the stairs and when using the attatchments the Dirt Devil remained upright unlike some others I have tried, the long cord was great as I could plug it in in the kitchen and hoover the kitchen, conservatory, lounge, dining room, hall and stairs without having to keep switching sockets . It made cleaning a breeze the variable suction meant that for the first time in years my silk flowers got cleaned, and I could hoover the cat's hairs off of the table cloth and leave the cloth and flower vase on the table!
The only disadvantages was that the filters seemed to clog up and need cleaning frequently and the Dirt Devil itself was quite largeand heavy. But that was a small price to pay for such easy cleaning it was such good value as I had bought it from Freemans catalogue and paid less than £80 for it! But sadly it cut out whilst being used and died. I'd say that Dirt Devil have got the design and features almost perfect but seriously need to improve on the quality.
Dirt Devil customer services told me to return it to Freemans for a replacement, but they have sold out which is just as well as after only 6 months of use I don't think it's a brand I'll try again in a hurry.