Should've gotten this one right away after hours of reviewing vacuum cleaners! And I wanted too, I promise! Went to Walmart with three upright vacuums jotted down on a piece of paper. Once I got there the Hoover Nano Light, which was first on my list, was sold out. Second and third on my list I had the Bissell Powerforce Bagless and the Bissell Powerforce Bagged. Looked at both of them, pacing back and forth while contemplating which one I should get... and then... all of a sudden this cute little yellow Eureka Maxima 972B caught my eye. My mind started telling me that it would be easier to maneuver around table and chair legs, cord could be rolled up and tucked away, it was easy to pick up and could do all kinds of other stuff that I now can't remember. Sooo... I left the uprights for what they were, and went home with the Eureka Maxima. Got home, unpacked it, plugged it in, and vacuumed for about 5-10 minutes. I noticed that it was loud, and the suction power didn't impress me from the start. And then when I turned the foot of the vacuum upside down, this long thick gross lint of dust, dirt and hair was tangled up in the bristle and hanging out of the vacuum. I then opened the vacuum and inspected the dust bag, took it out, turned it upside down and nothing fell out, not one dust particle. It hadn't sucked up anything! Boy, what a letdown. I realize that bristles of vacuums will usually get some hair entangled in them but this was a tad, if not a whole lot... too much. So the Eureka (after having troubles with rolling up the powercord back into it) went back into its box, and within two hours of my purchase I went back to Walmart, got my money back and went straight for the Bissell Powerforce Bagless. And let me tell ya... what a treat it was to feel, see and hear this one do its job. You can absolutely tell this one has some power! It has a height adjustment knob with five settings, to be chosen accordingly to the surface to be cleaned. I tested it on a rug, on carpet and on a hardwood floor. Again after 5-10 minutes I inspected the bristles and it was clean... no hairs, no dust, nothing hanging from the bristles. Great, lets check the dirt container. Which by the way... is easily taken off. And voila... all that had gotten sucked up was right where it should be... in the dirt container. Bravo, that's what I was looking for. Now don't ask me about durability, or the tools that come with it because I haven't had it for a day yet. But so far I'm impressed with the suction power, the low noise, the look and the manageability of this vacuum cleaner. And all that for only $46, 4 dollars less than the Eureka that failed in every aspect. Believe the high star reviews on this one, people... they're true. Like I said at the beginning... Definitely should've gotten this one right away after hours of reviewing vacuum cleaners!
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