Even though this vacuum is refurbished, it looks brand new and works like brand new. I've never had a vacuum remove cat hair as good as this one does. I have a microfiber sofa and love seat. My long haired calico cat loves to roll all over them and leaves outrageous cat hair on them. I just pick up the vacuum using the convenient handle and roll it over the couch and in a very short time, the hair is gone! I even lift it up and do the tops and backs of the furniture (which may be a bit challenging to some) and the beater bar still turns and picks up the hair quickly. The Dyson "ball" allows the head of the vac to be manipulated very easily and it works quite well! The suction is great! This vac works well on my laminate wood floors as well. The beater bar turns off so crumbs, etc aren't 'shooting' out all over the place...The switch to turn off the beater bar is a very slick feature, btw. The hose to this vac is located in the handle and is nice and long and the suction stays strong when you use it. The cord is nice and long and has a handy clip to keep it all wound up nicely. The cord does not get all twisted and tangled which is a pet peave of mine. I would totally recommend this vac to anyone but especially if you have pets or hard wood/laminate floors; you'll be pleasantly surprised! I'm very happy with my purchase and the price!