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This review is from: Dirt Devil DUC012 2000 Watt Bagless Upright Vacuum (Kitchen & Home)I bought one of these some years ago when it was on sale at Argos under the Pro-Action label. It was then the best vacuum cleaner we had ever used. Unfortunately, it didn't wear too well. The clip holding the turbo brush in place broke off, the mechanism for holding the cleaner upright completely broke away and the height adjustment would just keep returning to the lowest height setting due to vibration.
So why did I buy another one? Well, three months ago we decided to buy a Tesco's Pet vacuum cleaner (nearly £60 I think and cheap at the price) and I have to say it was a bit of a disappointment to say the least (enough said). When I saw this uprated model from Dirt Devil I decided to buy it because even with its faults it is a much better cleaner.
It has bags of suction power, the twin pipes giving a very uniform vacuum across the larger than normal head. It cleans right up to the edge, the tools are easy to access and use, and the turbo brush doesn't slow down too much when in use (Tesco's one nearly stops!). OK, it's no lightweight but, the lifting handle makes it easy to carry upstairs and it feels no more difficult in use than any other upright. With a very stretchy hose and long mains lead it reaches every room in our house from a central socket (on each floor of course). It's easy to empty and clean all the relevant filters (all washable, which I like - saves money).
All in all, my wife and I like this cleaner very much, especially now it's been uprated to 2000W. Only four stars though because I know bits will break too early. But hey, at these prices I don't expect much more than a few years use from any vacuum cleaner.
Incidentally, the old Pro-Action cleaner still works very well and has been relegated to garage/workshop duty. The Tesco's cleaner though has gone to the father-in-law simply because it sucks more than his 25 year old Electrolux (520W and next to useless by today's standards).