I purchased this machine about a year ago to replace a 6 year old dirt devil bag vacuum that stunk, literally! The smell it was admitting was highly offensive every time it was used (although it was still cleaning, or so I thought). Bringing the new machine home was the best thing I did, easy assembly, convenient extension house, long cord, bagless with rinsable filter and dirt cup, also this machine's hepa filter is a plus with those who have family members who have asthma.
After using this machine for the first time, the chief of vacuuming has been a fight....a good one! Everyone wants to see just hoe good thus machine cleans, it's ease of cleaning around and under tight areas...it's like magic!
Having 6 animals ( which includes longer haired cats), 2 kids who have frequent visits with friends and of course my husband and I, we all make messes and this machine handles it ALL perfectly.
I would definitely recommend this machine for others to see just how bad it will make your old machine look, and make this chore a whole lot easier to complete.