I have two cats and carpeted stairs. I was hoping this vacuum would work well on the stairs but it's not great. The hardwood floor attachment works really well and the regular vacuum setup is very good. I would recommend for any situation other than pet hair.
I have had a Shark Steam mop for sometime and have loved it. The vacuum is just as great. Have had it about a month and have used it several times. It empties very easily, but in my climate I am going to wash the foam filter a little more often than once every 3 months. It may cause it to wear out sooner, but we have a lot of very fine dust in the desert and I would rather spend a little extra money on a filter than buy a new vacuum more often. ****** have the same problem in our desert climate, it is just the way it is here. I am very pleased with my purchase.
This is an incredible product at an amazing value. The suction is strong and really extracts dust and debris from carpet fibers. It works seamlessly from carpet to hardwood floors, both of which I have in my apartment. It also comes with an upholstery attachment that has a beater brush which works wonders on the couch. The lift-away canister detaches easily which makes cleaning stairs a breeze. At this risk of sounding ridiculous, I actually enjoying vacuuming since I've purchased this vacuum.