(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I like it, after one week of use
Easy To Empty
Easy to Use
Long Power Cord
I bought this vacuum to replace a Dyson we had purchased in 2005 and repaired approximately five times over the life of the vacuum (minor parts). It had finally become more economical to purchase new. I purchased this thru a locally-owned vacuum sales and repair shop--the shop offers free labor after the warranty expires for vacuums purchased there.<br /><br />Our house is a mixture of lineoleum, laminate floors with area and small rugs, and carpet. The vacuum does well on all of the surfaces and is easy to maneuver. <br /><br />The cord is long enough for me to do the entire first floor (five rooms) from one outlet in the center.<br /><br />For area rugs (ours are 5x8 and 8x11), the vacuum does very well with the brushes turned on. I recommend caution, however, when vacuuming near the corners of the rug--the brushes are pretty strong and can pull the corner up into the vacuum, unless you have them tacked down.<br /><br />For smaller rugs (2x3 or hallway runners), especially ones with a longer nap (like in the bathroom), you'll probably want to shake them outside. I was unable to keep the brushes on while vacuuming them, as they tended to pick the rug up and make it difficult to vacuum. If you turn the brushes off, the suction is either too powerful (smooth or low-pile) or not powerful enough (curtains or high-pile). This is the reason I gave it four stars--if there were half-star options, it would have four and a half.<br /><br />The filters are excellent and easy to replace, as are the bags. The cord-wrapping system takes a bit of getting used to, but it's pretty good overall.<br /><br />The wand design is excellent and easy to use. The tools did pretty well on pet fur on our couches (we have one short-haired and one long-haired dog, both adults), although the upholstery tool is a bit undersized.<br /><br />I wound up purchasing the Twist over the Salsa or the Pet models, based solely on price. The Salsa was $80 more and included a headlight and HEPA filter. I purchased a HEPA filter for $50. The Pet model used a different filter (charcoal-based, to cut down on odors) and included the pet and stairs tool for $100 more. I will probably purchase the tool for $70 in the near future.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.