it does what it says on the box but I wish now I'd just replaced my dyson! I find it difficult to hold the handle and push it without getting a sore hand. It's a real pain having to take the hose out of the bottom, handle out of the top and find the right end to assemble it before using it. The dyson was/is one quick and easy move from a flat floor to using tools on curtains/skirting. Hindsight is a wonderful thing!