A friend of mine said this was the best thing she'd bought recently, so I did the same. She was right; it's wonderful and the more I use it, the more uses I can find for it. The attachments are excellent, and the brush extension is very well designed. But then, it's a Dyson, so one would expect the very best. I've dispensed with my dustpan and brush - this product is so much more efficient. Easy to use, easy to store and easy to maintain.