I waited a while before giving feedback as this is the 3rd vacuum I've bought in the last year and all have been returned with some problem or other. This once is fantastic Morphy Richards are not known for their vacuum cleaner but at that price it is a first rate product; great suction, easy to assemble and disassemble (not like most of these cheaper vacuum that rely on plastic bits somehow clicking together and mostly being awkward to get to the right action), easy to empty, great action on wheeling it around and long cord. Answers all my needs and I have a super hairy dog that sheds all the time, hardwood floors with rugs, a log burner and therefore bits of wood and ash around fireplace, and I live in the country so lots of mud and grit brought in my dog. This machine deals with all of it efficiently and is easy to use. Can't imagine that a Dyson would be any better and this is very reasonable. Bravo and Thank you Morphy Richards for a great little machine.