This is an awesome product. Battery only lasts about 20 minutes and is GREAT for quick jobs or touch ups. Love the cordless part. And the handheld is especially great for my car!\nDefinitely would recommend.
After being loyal to another brand for several decades, I was let down when I purchased their vacuum last year and had the hinges on the cover break in only 8 months (couldn't be fixed)! Thus began a search for a canister vac with no bag, hepa filter, good suction and not an exorbitant price tag. I checked out at least one model from each manufacturer that I could locate on the web, and settled on Electrolux. Their reputation was definitely a factor, as was the power, which is at the high end of the home models range.\nThe tools are all carried onboard -definitely a plus and attach and release easily. My first test was my no-wax kitchen floor, which I had steam cleaned about a week ago. This vacuum sucked up so much stuff (which I watched fly around the clear dirt bin) I was momentarily afraid that it might be taking the top layer of floor off. Actually, it had just pulled all the dust and gunk out from under the fridge, which I couldn't reach either by brush or my old vac.\nMy second test was an off-white living room rug. Again, it cleaned so deeply and throughly, that the rug actually looked a shade or two lighter in color!\nI have tried all the tools in various ways around the house, and found them easy to use. I also like the ability to turn the brush roller in the floor head on and off from the handle. This allows you to move from a carpet (brush roller on) to bare floors (brush off) quickly and easily without having to stop for adjustments.\nThe only negatives I have so far are first, the extendable wand is more than adequate in length, but somewhat heavy when working overhead or on above-ground moldings,etc.; second\nthe floor head is a little thicker in height than I am used to and may not fit all the way under your furniture, is you are dealing with short legs (2+\" or less). The height problem can be compensated for by using the \"bare floors\" attachment, but it is a little annoying to have to finish a rug by changing an attachment to get under just the couch! It is because of these two inconveniences that I am giving this unit four stars instead of five. In every other way it out-cleans any vacuum I have had in the past. Definitely a work saving machine worth the cost (and much less than Dyson, which didn't work well enough in the store for me to even consider it).