Only used the vacuum twice so far on the downstairs rooms of our house. Very impressed with what came out of our area rug and felt bad that I let even my toddler sons feet touch that thing. Went over the master and my sons room several times and probably emptied the can 6 times in total. At first it feels almost like a toy because it's so small and lightweight. But the suction power is great and I love that I can do a quick sweep on the tile and hardwood as well. I have one friend that had a purple animal but she didnt know which one and she said loved it as did several customers so that's why I splurged. So far I love it. I rely very heavily on reviews when I purchase anything on line and have purchased my share of high end appliances and furniture on overstock and two uses would not be reliable enough for me. Will post back again in 60 days to update my review.