This canister is so much easier to use than the upright. Upright is perfect for carpets and floors but a struggle for any other surface because the hose is too strong and you must fight it. I bought the canister to fill in the applications where the upright is too hard to use. It is more powerful, light weight and offers little resistance from the force of the hose. The dirt canister is wider than the upright canister so animal hair does not get lodged inside it. It actually empties the dirt as shown on TV, while the more narrow upright requires you to dig the contents loose, bang on it to let go, shake out the dirt on the freshly cleaned surfaces. Not so with the canister. Drawback of the canister vacuum: The floor tool is about 30% smaller and 50% lighter, so it does not extract dirt from the carpet like the upright. I have never seen cleaner carpet than the Dyson upright Animal 41. It takes both vacuums to really accomplish a super clean house with animals living in it. I wish I had bought both Vacuums as refurbished, then I would have been ecstatic about the values. Would definitely buy again.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Works GREAT
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate