Dirt Devil M088520 Featherlite Upright Cleaner

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  • A tale of 3 Dirt Devils and the stench of brimstone

    Oct 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to assemble, Inexpensive
    Cons: 1st one was great, 2nd and 3rd ones NOT SO MUCH

    Summary: **UPDATE: Dec 02 2004** After reading more reviews and noting that others had problems with "stench" from this model, which didn't seem to hinder cleaning, I decided to risk it, and kept this 3rd vac. After some time, the smell faded to NEARLY ... read more

  • Buyer Beware

    Jan 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to carry, cheap
    Cons: Smells bad, motor failed twice first year, electrical cord frayed, attachments are difficult to use

    Summary: I bought this vacuum after my Eureka failed. Well, as the saying goes "You get what you pay for." This vacuum has caused me only grief since I purchased it. One month after purchase, the electrical cord began to fray. Six months after purchase, during ... read more

  • A Duel with the Devil

    Dec 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, Good Price and Cleaned Well
    Cons: Very Noisy (typical of Dirt Devils) Not durable.

    Summary: A Duel with the Devil, or the Dirtdevil Featherlight and the smell from hell. I am not quite sure when we picked up the Featherlite right after we moved to Okinawa over two years ago. The price was right and the light blue case color was the ... read more

  • Poor quality model, poor suction, lots of repairs, finally dies slow death!!

    Dec 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight with good attachments.
    Cons: Loud! Complicated belt, and air pathway accessability. Cheaply made, NOT durable and requires repeated repairs.

    Summary: I own this model for less than 6 months before it had to be serviced. The service technician warned me that he fixed many of these over and over again. I vowed that I would not repair it a second time within that year and it konked out again so I sat it ... read more

  • Forget this one

    Oct 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light and cheap
    Cons: Very loud, poor quality

    Summary: First vacuum ever purchased. I just went for the cheapest thing out there. My apartment isn't all that big so I didn't need anything too fancy. It was cheap and look pretty good. The first thing I noticed when I turned it on was how loud it was. You a ... read more

  • The Devils Advocate sold me a little demon!

    Jul 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light only weighs about ten pounds, on board attachments, bright head lamp, microfiltration system, inexpensive.
    Cons: Very loud, very cheaply made, doesn't pick up well.

    Summary: I purchased my Dirt Devil M085500 at Best Buy for 47.99 plus tax. With the additional 3 year main ... read more

  • A vacuum cleaner made for a man. :)

    Jun 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, actually is light, and has proven to be a durable machine.
    Cons: Have to seat the bag properly or you'll get dust everywhere.

    Summary: I think guys by nature are hard on home appliances. I've knocked the door off a microwave, dropped a ... read more

  • No pets!

    Mar 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's lightweight and inexpensive.
    Cons: Can't handle pet hair at all....

    Summary: If you have pets, don't buy this vacuum. We had one for just over a year; it had to be taken apart and the roller cleaned constantly, and it produced a bad oder. Having 4 cats and one dog, we vacuum a lot; the pet hair clogged the intake regardless of ... read more

  • I Can't Hear You!

    Feb 4, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very inexpensive, picks up dirt
    Cons: Screams like a banshee

    Summary: I have had this vacuum for a little over a year, and given the fact that I spent $60 on it, and it's still picking up dirt, I can't complain all that much. However, I will. Yes, it is light. A big plus. And it was relatively ... read more

  • You better buy some earplugs too!

    Dec 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is lightweight.
    Cons: This is the loudest thing I've ever heard, oh wait, now I can't hear.

    Summary: I got this sweeper as a hand-me-down from my mom because my sweeper blew up and I needed one quick for my housecleaning business. I wondered why she would be so willing to give me her sweeper because she just had bought it like 3 months ago. When she did ... read more

  • Impressed

    Dec 15, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: super suction, moves with ease, long cord, great headlight.
    Cons: louder than I expected but I can live with it.

    Summary: I love this vacuum. Excellent suction, picks up everything. Even the suction with the attachments is magnificant. When I use the 2 in 1 attachment without the brush on my tile floor it grabs right to the floor!! The price was a great value for this ... read more

  • Finally...a good vacuum.

    Dec 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light, attachments, cleans well
    Cons: Color is horrible, kind of loud

    Summary: My mother got tired of me sweeping my carpet so she went out and bought me a Eureka BOSS. I'm thinking "WHOA...A GOOD VACUUM", boy was I wrong. After about 10 uses it fell apart. Not just a minor falling apart that can easily be fixed ... read more

  • Dirt Devil, sweep this one under the carpet before it ruins your good name!

    Nov 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light and easy to push.
    Cons: Poor suction, cheaply made, extremely loud!

    Summary: When shopping for a vacuum one might consider the new Featherlite M085335 from Dirt Devil because it’s lightweight and affordable, but don’t let them fool you. The money you spend on those little bitty vacuum cleaner bags and all the broken ... read more

  • Perfect for smaller homes, medium use

    Nov 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Solidly built and designed for the price, strong suction, lightweight.
    Cons: No height adjust for different carpet piles.

    Summary: This vacuum replaced a comparatively more expensive Eureka brand vacuum that was way too loud and poorly designed. It's well designed for the low price (wood dowel brush core vs. cheap plastic, versatile attachments, very lightweight yet powerful) and ... read more

  • Avoid this vacuum

    Nov 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: inexpensive, attachments
    Cons: very loud, emits a foul odor, breaks

    Summary: I bought this vacuum about 1.5 years ago. It is very loud. After some time, I started noticing that after the vacuum had been on for several minutes, it would start smelling like something was burning. This smell problem got worse the longer I had the ... read more

  • Don't bother

    Nov 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight, cheap
    Cons: LOUD, motor broke after two years of use

    Summary: We bought this vacuum right after we we married for our small apartment. We didn't mind the fact that it was so loud until we had a baby. As soon as we turned it on, our poor baby started to scream. So after she was born and we had to vacuum, one of ... read more

  • Definantly worth our dollars

    Jul 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great on most surfaces
    Cons: spits out tiny particles

    Summary: I was very pleased with it's pick-up ability. The daycare facilities we service 5 days a week, look as though they had accumulated 6 months worth of dirt in a single day. Tons of rice and macaroni noodles that were not being picked up by our commercial ... read more

  • Vacuum El Diablo

    Jun 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price
    Cons: Durability & Noise

    Summary: I bought the Dirt Devil Featherlite because I wanted a cheap vacuum from a well known company. I took it home and began vacuuming, but unfortunately forgot to purchase the military strength ear protection. The motor is very loud. After two or three ... read more

  • Vac that carpet, forget the floors

    Mar 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Vacuums carpet fairly strong and well
    Cons: Blows dirt around bare floors

    Summary: The Dirt Devil FeatherLite 12 amp that I have is an excellent vacuum on carpet. It seems to pick up debris strong. We have this Indian rug that we use the vacuum on and it's actually too strong because it sucks the edges up and we end up having to stop ... read more

  • A devil alright......

    Mar 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picks up dirt well, lightweight, practically pulls itself across the floor.
    Cons: It's very loud.

    Summary: I just recently bought this vacuum as my old vacuum decided it didn't want to work anymore. The reason I bought this vacuum was because it was $58.99 and I could get a 10% discount on it. I have never had a dirt devil before but I had heard they were ... read more

  • The Devil himself created this vacuum

    Feb 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low suction means rarely having to change the vacuum bag
    Cons: Loud, very poor cleaning power, always clogging

    Summary: I bought this vacuum about 4 years ago because it was cheap and light. At the time, I was not thoroughly convinced that things such as "Wind Tunnels" or "Vortex" cleaning power were anything more than sales gimmicks to lure the less astute buyer into ... read more

  • A pretty good vacuum

    Jan 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sucks well, comes with attachments for getting into corners, good price, lightweight
    Cons: Very loud, sucks things I wish it wouldn't!

    Summary: I needed to replace my stick style Eureka vacuum with my first "real" vacuum after moving into a carpeted apartment and finding the stick didn't work very well. I thought I'd go for a Eureka "Boss", but everywhere I went they were sold out. So I found ... read more

  • My First Vacuum

    Dec 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, relatively easy-to-use
    Cons: Very loud, poor performance

    Summary: I bought this vacuum having just moved into an apartment, and it has gotten the carpet clean, though just barely, for the past two years. I chose it for two reasons- the name brand, and its price. $70 appears very reasonable next to the $300 Ferraris of ... read more

  • Was that a plane taking off? No, that's just my Dirt Devil!

    Dec 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleans carpeting well
    Cons: LOUD LOUD LOUD LOUD LOUD No edge cleaning, terrible on bare floors. LOUD!

    Summary: I bought my Dirt Devil Featherlite vacuum after my old Hoover that my Grandmother gave me died. Target was selling this for only $69, which seemed like a fabulous deal. Assembling the Dirt Devil Featherlite was a pain for me, especially ... read more

  • Pretty but not the most wonderful purchase I've ever made

    Oct 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sweet color, as if that mattered.
    Cons: Tends to clog up, onboard attachments fall off, but don't they all?

    Summary: I know I should buy one of those more expensive vacuum cleaners with cyclonic action. But you know, you're standing there at Target in front of 20 models. You're on a budget and you just can't pop for the $200 vacuum cleaner. I'd always had Hoovers and ... read more

  • Dirt Devil FeatherLite

    Oct 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good suction, bags are easy to change, decent attachments to the machine
    Cons: Fez_Monkey is going to catch me writing domestic reviews, again.

    Summary: How did I end up with his ex-wife's vacuum? The conversation went something like this: JOYDROP: Honey, we need vacuum cleaner bags, would you add them to the list? DEASER: Well, we shouldn't, I had 2 sacks ... read more

  • Featherlite

    Jul 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: light and easy to move around
    Cons: attachments fall off quite easily

    Summary: I bought this vacuum cleaner about nine months ago. My house only has one wall to wall rug, so this vacuum does not get a whole lot of use. I find it picks up lint, threads and crumbs quite effortlessly. A big plus with this vacuum is that is ... read more

  • Not a Hoover.

    Jul 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great on carpet and room-sized rugs.
    Cons: Blows dust around on hardwood and tile, and sounds like a jet plane.

    Summary: I had a Hoover vacuum that was 30 years old, and it worked like a champ. Oddly enough, one day it disappeared...so I went to purchase a new vacuum and bought the Dirt Devil Featherlite. At first I liked my new vacuum...it was a little noisy, ... read more

  • Love my Dirt Devil (revised)

    Jun 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight, great suction
    Cons: attachments won't stay attached, easily turned on by small children

    Summary: What is the Dirt Devil Featherlite Plus? The Dirt Devil Featherlite Plus is a 12amp vacuum that weighs 12lbs. It has multiple attachments to use with it that can be stored on board. The Dirt Devil Featherlite Plus also includes ... read more

  • It sucks, is loud and obnoxious, then dies...

    Jun 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The micro filter does work very well, extra long cord.
    Cons: For 12lbs seems heavier. Vacuum bags small. Extremely Noisy. Unreliable.

    Summary: Background This was a gift to me on mothers day. My husband purchased this for me as a secondary vacuum for picking up quick spills, and also to make it easier to clean the stairs in our house. The premise was that 12 lbs should make the task much ... read more

  • a cheap vacuum that does a great job!

    May 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, power suction, nice looking
    Cons: None yet!!

    Summary: When I moved into my own house 3 years ago I didn't want to pay a lot of money for a vacuum. After searching for the "right one", I finally found the featherlite at Wal-Mart and it was only $70.00. Wow it looked good and the bags are the most common size ... read more

  • Why do I keep buying these Dirt Devils that let me down?

    Apr 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazingly lightweight.
    Cons: Noisy, poor construction and emits burning odor.

    Summary: In the last 5 years I have bought three Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners, the Featherlite model being the latest, and finally came to the conclusion that Dirt Devil sucks. I mean this literally (these vacuum cleaners have powerful sucking power) and ... read more

  • This vacuum don't suck

    Apr 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive
    Cons: Doesn't clean well

    Summary: My vacuum died and I was desperate for one. My mother-in-law gave me her dirt devil featherlight because she had 2 vacuums and didn't like this one. Well, neither do I. For starters, I don't know what they mean by featherlite because it ... read more

  • You get what you pay for....

    Mar 31, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Cheap, lightweight
    Cons: Blows dust everywhere and is extremely loud.

    Summary: I was a newlywed and had been borrowing my mother's vacuum for a couple months when we finally went out and bought one when we moved into our new house. It was a good deal and lots of attachments. It is very lightweight but the quality is poor. It ... read more

  • VVVVacuum

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Has everything you need right there.
    Cons: Nothing.

    Summary: I got my vacuum from a friend of mine when my other one that I had blew the motor. I was so mad.I paid just about 300.00 for my old one. Did not have it a year.. There was nothing I could do.. My friend had a extra one so she gave me the old ... read more

  • Don't move a muscle

    Mar 15, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Featherlite is a good description
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Dirt Devil Featherlite Vacuum, was a good purchase. It was not expensive at all and it did the same job if not a better job than my old Hoover that I had to constantly replace the belt on. Better than my Bissell that I could never find the bags for ... read more

  • Dirt Devil Featherlite-Why can't it pick up that darn fuzz?

    Mar 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, works muscles
    Cons: will give you a dust bath, lacking in the cleaning abilities, many more

    Summary: We bought this in a fit of pure desperation. As newlyweds we were given three-dozen photo albums, silver serving trays, and at least three "Bless this house" plaques...but no one thought of something practical like a vacuum cleaner. After creating a ... read more

  • The Great Red Dirty Demon!

    Feb 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low Cost
    Cons: Low Performance

    Summary: I moved into my new place about a year ago, and didn't have a lot of extra money to spend. So, when it came to a vacuum, I had to go cheap. I found the Dirt Devil Featherlite Vacuum on sale for $45, I should have remembered "You Get What You ... read more

  • Need a new vacuum.

    Feb 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Its light weight, and has a long cord.
    Cons: Its loud, smells when in use, and the attachments don't stay on.

    Summary: I bought this vacuum a month ago when my Dirt Devil died. I had my first Dirt Devil for three years, and really liked it, so I decided to buy another. When I was shopping for a new one I saw the Featherlite on sale at Target for 69.00. It seemed to have ... read more

  • It's been good to me.

    Jan 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's a vacuum cleaner.
    Cons: Loud,having to wind the cord up

    Summary: When I moved out I bought this vacuum at Wal-Mart for a lot more than 50 bucks.Well,not a lot more,but I think I paid about 65 at least,so I'm feeling a little scammed right now. I thought it was a pretty cute vacuum that would do what I needed it ... read more

  • Brand New

    Jan 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast and Easy Assembly
    Cons: Not the best if you have heavy traffic in your home and vacuum weekly

    Summary: Yesterday, I stopped in my local BJ's Warehouse. Where I really had nothing to buy on my agenda. I just went in to pick up my new membership card. I began walking around and spotted this vacuum at the right PRICE. It is just me in my home and ... read more

  • You Call This A Vacuum?

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works great for a week or so
    Cons: Stops sucking after a week or so

    Summary: When I bought my Dirt Devil feather lite vacuum, I really liked it. However, a couple weeks later, I decided I disliked it tremendously! This vacuum does not suck up much, if anything. I have to pick up little strings on the floor before I vacuum. Have ... read more

  • A cheap way to go deaf

    Dec 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight
    Cons: everything else

    Summary: For my birthday my dad bought me the Dirt Devil Feather Lite Plus. I love him very much but he believes that the quality of a product is the same no matter how much it costs so you are better off buying the cheaper product. That is not so in this case. ... read more

  • dirt dirt everywhere

    Dec 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: can be found for cheap
    Cons: you get what you pay for

    Summary: Synopsis: It’s merely an okay vacuum for a good price. It is good on carpet, bad with bigger clumps and on hardwood floors. Specs: 14 ft. power cord, long attachment hose, upholstery brush, crevice tool, and an odd tool whose ... read more

  • My Vacuum

    Dec 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, durable, and cheap
    Cons: Cheap and no "extras"

    Summary: I grew up using Kirby vacuums. I don't ever remember a time we didn't have a Kirby. So, I was quite disappointed when my 5 year old Kirby died on me. After dealing with the Kirby company, I decided it was time to move on to a new vacuum. ... read more

  • great starter vac

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light weight
    Cons: it smells when it is in use

    Summary: I knew that moving into my first apartment I would definitely want a vacuum cleaner. However, being a college student, I couldn't afford much. The Dirt Devil Feather Lite was right in my price range. It definitely isn't a top quality vacuum cleaner. ... read more

  • My little Dirt Devil, is an angel! (Dirt Devil Vacuum)

    Oct 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Will pick up anything, low maintance, incrediable durabilty
    Cons: It won't work by itself, you DO have to help it a little!

    Summary: ***Note*** Epinions did not list the DIRT DEVIL POWERLITE. I have chosen to rate it here because looking at the picture of the Featherlite they look identical, and the description was the same except the POWERLITE has a 11amp motor and the ... read more

  • Serves its purpose

    Oct 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap to buy
    Cons: Attachment hose is a pain to use

    Summary: When our old vacuum cleaner expired, we had to purchase a replacement pronto since we have many carpets in our home. The fact that we own a very fluffy orange tabby also made it pressing. At the store, we found that many vacuum cleaners were ... read more

  • Where's My Dust Mask?

    Sep 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pretty red color
    Cons: Blew out a lot of dust, hard to replace belts

    Summary: I fell in love with this Dirt Devil upright vacuum cleaner at first sight! It must have been its beautiful red color. Must be the Husker fan in me. This big red machine was beautiful! No pun intended for those of you that know about the ... read more

  • Can't even pick up thread without blowing the motor

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, attachments
    Cons: read on....

    Summary: If I was asked eight months ago as to whether or not I loved this vacuum, I would have said I loved it. It sucked everything up well and was easy to change the vacuum bag and use all the attachments. The things that attracted me to this vacuum ... read more

  • would make a better air compressor

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight
    Cons: blows dust everywhere, attachments keep popping off

    Summary: My husband decided to buy this vacuum for me because of the fact that it is lightweight. I have a bad back, and he knows how strenuous vacuuming can be, especially when having to carry it upstairs. I believe the reason it was classified as being ... read more

  • Loud Little Devil

    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cord, changing bag
    Cons: LOUD, tools fall off

    Summary: What more can I say than, WHAAATTT? This is what is said as one vacuums with this guy. It is so loud, that I hesitate to use it. When my wife runs it, I either leave the house or the room, as I hate to struggle with the loud motor. Now it was a ... read more

  • Doesn't suck....or does it?

    Aug 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light - easy to use
    Cons: not worth the price

    Summary: I guess in some things you just have to pay the extra to get the quality. It would seem that the Dirt Devil Featherlite Plus vacuum is one of them that falls into this category. As newlyweds, we moved into a one bedroom apartment that didn't ... read more

  • It puts out more than it picks up!

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it's cheap
    Cons: it's cheap

    Summary: I bought this vacuum about 3 years ago at Walmart for the sole reason that it was a recognized brand name and it was cheap. Well, the term 'you get what you pay for' is definitely the case with this vacuum. It is a very light vacuum, I think ... read more

  • It's Good To Suck!

    Aug 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great pick up, light-weight
    Cons: few minor belt replacements

    Summary: When I first moved out on my own several years ago, I was given a Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner as a house warming gift. It was so small and light-weight that I remember thinking to myself, "This thing isn't going to last me very long." I'm am ... read more

  • Great Value, But Don't Expect Everything.

    Aug 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Takes care of the basics very well
    Cons: Noisy, More frequent belt changes than most

    Summary: Our Dirt Devil Featherlite is a capable vacuum that covers the basics well for its price. You will be disappointed if you expect too much from this machine, however. We purchased our Featherlite for about $60 from Wal-Mart over a year ago. ... read more

  • Really Sucks It Up!

    Jul 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light-weight, Edger, Attachments
    Cons: No good on non-carpeted floors, plastic parts

    Summary: I had previously owned a Sears Kenmore upright which was an excellent vacuum, but was very heavy to haul up and down three flights of stairs. Eventually all of the knocking it did on the steps knocked a part loose and now it functions okay, but is not ... read more

  • Dirt & Dust Blower

    Jul 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light weight, long cord
    Cons: blows dust, attachments are not attached

    Summary: I bought a Dirt Devil Featherlite Plus when I was pregnant. One of the good features is the weight. It is only about 12 pounds so you can easily carry it from one floor to another. Another good feature is the price. It was only $89.99 at Wal*Mart. ... read more

  • You REALLY Don't Want This- Trust me

    Jun 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: CHEAP, easy to assemble
    Cons: Terrifyingly LOUD

    Summary: I moved out on my own last year, and one of the first things I purchased was a vacuum cleaner. After all, I wanted my new place to be clean! So I went out to WalMart, for the good deals- and picked up a Featherlite, the cheapest model there. I think ... read more

  • It's not worthy

    Jun 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Breaks easily, not reliable
    Cons: Everything. It's worthless

    Summary: "It's a Dirt Devil, it HAS to be good". Yeah, right. That's what I thought when I bought this. I bought this because, well, I needed a vacuum and I thought that Dirt Devil's were supposed to be a good product. Besides the need for a ... read more

  • Wish I'd upgraded...

    Jun 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: VERY lightweight
    Cons: Doesn't store dirt/dust well

    Summary: I bought the Dirt Devil Featherlite Plus on a whim....I desperately needed a new vacuum, but didn't have much cash to work with. I'd heard good things about the Dirt Devil brand, and thought that the light weight of this product would be wonderful. I ... read more

  • An easy to use, affordable vacuum cleaner

    Apr 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Onboard attachments, light weight.
    Cons: Very loud.

    Summary: I was on a very tight budget when I bought the Dirt Devil Featherlight and because of the low price tag I feared low quality. I thought I would find myself in need of another vacuum before the year was up, but I have been pleasantly surprised. Four ... read more

  • junk

    Mar 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The price is cheap enough
    Cons: Cheap is Cheap

    Summary: When you first heard of the Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner you were given the impression that it was All THAT in new vacuum cleaners. From the time I first saw one on television I wanted one. A couple of years ago my Mom asked me what I ... read more

  • If it's red, does that mean it's from Hell?

    Mar 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's red...yippee
    Cons: Made of cheap plastic

    Summary: Vacuuming is one thing I absolutely hate to do. With 2 young children I am constantly pushing and pulling this thing across the carpet trying to make it look like I at least attempt to keep my house clean. The 1st vacuum I owned was an old ... read more

  • Well, It Sucks...

    Mar 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very light, some good attachments
    Cons: Rather weak suction, a lot of "kick-back" of debris

    Summary: Mu husband recently bought the Dirt Devil FeatherLight for me, since my old Eureeka Edge Kleener finally conked out after 7 years of use and abuse. The most attractive feature of this upright is the, as the name would suggest, is the weight- I gage it to ... read more

  • FIRE!!!!

    Feb 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light weight
    Cons: it caught on fire, and attachments are not long enough..

    Summary: I really wish I knew about this opinion place before I bought this vacuum a year ago! This vacuum is horrible! It didn't suck anything up very well, it didn't adjust to my floor levels and to top it all off it caught on FIRE!!! Yes ... read more

  • featherlite/true, and its a featherlite on pick-up too.

    Feb 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap
    Cons: small price= small power

    Summary: Our church needed a vacuum, but didn't have a lot of money to spend. I had had my Dirt Devil MVP for under 2 years and have always been pleased with its performance. When we got to the store we were amazed at the various styles of Dirt Devils their are ... read more

  • Don't waste your money!

    Feb 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picks up dirt
    Cons: Everything else

    Summary: I bought the Dirt Devil Featherlite, as my first vacuum, in my new home. I'm on a budget so this was the cheapest one I could find, and I knew the name was reliable...Big mistake! I should have spent more money...This vacuum has been a nightmare from the ... read more

  • You call THIS a sweeper?

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is "featherlite"
    Cons: Does not function as a good sweeper

    Summary: My husband and I bought this sweeper when our Hoover broke down. We originally bought it because it was the cheapest sweeper and also because of the Dirt Devil name. Thinking because it is a Dirt Devil we surely can not go wrong in purchasing this. The ... read more

  • Featherlite is right!!!

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight, easy to use (When it works)
    Cons: doesn't last for even 1 year.

    Summary: First all you should know that I am a vacuum maniac. I have a fetish about vacuuming. I can't stand to see floors that have specks of "whatever" on them. I think on an average I used to vacuum 3-5 times per week, only because of having ... read more

  • Not a Heavyweight

    Jan 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, Low-Priced
    Cons: Does not do an adequate job on thick carpets

    Summary: We bought the Dirt Devil Featherlite about six months ago As new home owners, we didn't have a lot of cash, and this was one of the least expensive vacuums we found. Our house is three stories tall, so I needed something relatively lightweight to carry ... read more

  • Wast e of Money

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: light weight
    Cons: poor sucking ability, clogs easily

    Summary: I purchased a Dirt Devil Featherlite because I thought Dirt Devil was a good name. I needed a vacuum and it was in my price range. It worked for a week before the tube got clogged and it would suck anymore. I had to clear the tube and started using it ... read more

  • Don't Even Go There

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, Power
    Cons: Durability,Wheels, Rollers, Handles

    Summary: Yes, that's right don't even think about buying this vacuum. I own a residential and commercial cleaning company. I bought 2 of these for light duty jobs and I have to tell you there are no jobs light enough for the Dirt Devil Featherlite. Now as far as ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Best buy for under 350$

    Jul 16, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very Powerfull, Easy to switch between hose and upright modes, Cheap, light, uses bags.
    Cons: Cheap (not necessarily a con)

    Summary: I have been using the featherlight vacuums for over 7 years now, and have never seen a vacuum this good for anywhere near the price. My Street Cred for saying this: Have used/owned most high end vacuums, and come from a line of people that vacuum ... read more

  • worthless

    Feb 18, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: grooms carpet nice, cheap, on board tools
    Cons: bearings fall out, doesn't do that well on thick carpet

    Summary: i have had this vacuum three time and the first time i had it it did a really nice job and then my grandma needed a vacuum cleaner so i gave her the one i had and went out to get a new one for me, the second one i had made me think it was doing a desent ... read more

  • I love it!

    Nov 21, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very lightweight, great suction
    Cons: Seemingly cheap plastic hose

    Summary: We just purchased the Dirt Devil Featherlite Bagged Vacuum and it's fabulous. We had a Hoover before and it wasn't picking up anything, yet this new vacuum works wonders! Great suction!! The very first time I used it I forgot that it automatically ... read more

  • Dirt Devil M088530 Featherlite with automatic pile adjustment

    Mar 1, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent suction
    Cons: Useless carpet vacuum cleaner

    Summary: We bought this vacuum cleaner at a garage sale for $10. It was practically brand new, still in the box, packaging, literature, everything. As a carpet vacuum cleaner, it really sucks, literally. This unit has a self-adjusting height feature that ... read more

  • One bag wonder!!

    Oct 17, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheep!!! Works well for the first time.
    Cons: Cheep is what cheep does!

    Summary: Auto height adjustment is a joke. Roller stopped working on carpet after first bag change. I can't figure out ... read more

  • Dirt Devil Featherlite a Piece of Garbage

    May 26, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Smells like burning rubber, wooden roller, only one height adjustment

    Summary: I purchased the Dirt Devil Featherlite from Kmart. I only used it about 3 or 4 times. Each I did, it smelled like burning rubber. Taking off the bottom plate and examining the roller, I noticed it was made of wood, and the belt was leaving a large ... read more

  • It's ok

    Apr 24, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lightweight. Attachments readily available.
    Cons: Not a lot of power. Frequent bag changes. Attachment hose is short!

    Summary: I bought this vacuum 2 yrs ago. It's an OK vacuum for its price. I don't have much carpet in the house just a big area rug and a few other rugs here and there, so it's good for that, BUT... it doesn't have huge sucking power, some times I have to go ... read more

  • LOUD

    Mar 23, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Lasts
    Cons: LOUD

    Summary: Bought for the low price and got what I paid for in noise. Nothing went wrong mechanically otherwise, and still running after 4 ... read more

  • inexpensive junk

    Nov 18, 2003 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: price
    Cons: poorly made, tools never stayed on, you name it!

    Summary: Needed a vacuum and didnt want to replace the expensive filters so I bought this junk instead. It cost more to replace the belts many times than a filter probably would have. It was only aprox. 7 mos. old when the bearings fell out of the motor. It too ... read more

  • For the money, this is...

    Mar 10, 2003 by
    Rated Show

    Summary: For the money, this is a great vacuum. Basic cleaning is easy and thorough. No problems so far. Ba ... read more

  • This vaccuum has a major...

    Mar 6, 2003 by
    Rated Show

    Summary: This vaccuum has a major consturction flaw: the hose leading from the brush to the bagless container ... read more

  • What an outstanding vacuum cleaner!...

    Feb 27, 2003 by
    Rated Show

    Summary: What an outstanding vacuum cleaner! It was purchased as a backup daily cleaner to a Hoover pardon t ... read more

  • Poor durability, don't expect it...

    Jan 19, 2003 by
    Rated Show

    Summary: Poor durability, don't expect it to last too long. Hose slips out when in use. Poor suction on carpe ... read more

  • After using this product for...

    Jan 5, 2003 by
    Rated Show

    Summary: After using this product for 5 months, the motor began to smoke and burn. I took it to an authorized ... read more

  • Overall, for the cost, the...

    Jan 3, 2003 by
    Rated Show

    Summary: Overall, for the cost, the machine is about what I expected as far as material, construction, etc. H ... read more

  • On hardwood floors the dirt...

    Dec 24, 2002 by
    Rated Show

    Summary: On hardwood floors the dirt that escapes being sucked up gets shot back towards the operators feet ( ... read more

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