Impressive - - for the moment!
November 24, 2010
Ok, out of the box, I am pretty impressed with this little vacuum cleaner. Made in USA, it is about the size of my dad's old work thermos. Looks like one too. Stainless steel, and can you believe? The first bag is inserted for you. A five year warranty on the motor so long as you don't forget to use the bag. I went ahead and tried it out and had to stand on the rug in the hallway to keep this little sucker from picking up the rug. Lightweight enough to hold comfortably in one hand, but has a lot of power and suction. I wouldn't want to run it for more than a few minutes at a time (like long enough to vacuum that rug) because the motor seems to get pretty hot, pretty fast. I'll call them and ask them if that is normal. It is particularly noticeable if you happen to brush your wrist against the metal canister, as I did. Now the drawback, aside from that motor getting hot. Because the suction is so strong, while vacuuming the throw rug, the attachment kept pulling off, because it got stuck to the rug. But I only had to put it back on three times. And you have to stoop over to use it on the floor, because it is such a wee little thing. If you have a bad back, you won't want to use it on the floor. But for vacuuming up high things, this is perfect, because it is so easy to carry. Just watch those tiny knick-knacks, because this thing WILL suck them in, if they fit through the hose. Although I guess it would be easy enough to fetch them back out of the bag. Oh and guess what else? For neat easy storage, it even all goes back in the box it came in. Talk about ingenious. Have you ever tried to put a vacuum cleaner back in the box? Can't be done, can it? With this one, it can! FOUR STAR MACHINE LOVE! (It's a girl thing.)