This review was originally posted February 3, 2014.
Dirt Devil Dash Dual Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum with Bonus Vac+Dust Floor Tool, UD70250B
Assembly couldn’t have been easier. The Dirt Devil Dash comes in three pieces and installs with one screw. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver. I was done in literally minutes.
Everything is stored onboard with the exception of the Vac + Dust Floor Tool. I’ll make a special mention of that later. In addition to that tool, we also get a Turbo Tool, an extension wand, and a 2-in-1 combo that changes from a dusting brush to a crevice tool.
It’s all very clever. The handle comes out and all the attachments go on it. It is the quickest, most convenient attachment feature I’ve ever seen on a vacuum.
TURBO TOOL: This is good for stairways and furniture. It’s a little vacuum head with a rotating brush. I found it very useful on a giant beanbag chair we have. If the fabric is loose and gets sucked into the Turbo Tool, the brushes will stop spinning, so it’s better on things with more taut fabric.
2-IN-1 COMBO TOOL: Transformation is quick and easy between crevice and dusting brush. I like the crevice tool. The dusting brush is at an angle that makes it only useful for things lower towards my feet, or up towards the ceiling. If I need to dust shelves or anything like that, it won’t work. Needless to say, I don’t have much use for it.
VAC + DUST TOOL
This one bears its own section because it’s the selling point of the vacuum. That said, it’s not very well thought out. I don’t like it and won’t use it. Why?
1) The tool is the only one that is not stored onboard. It comes in a mesh bag with a hook. Am I supposed to hang this in a closet?
2) If I use this, I’ll have to wash the Swipe – another chore to think about.
3) If the vacuum does its job, why do I need this to pick up dust on hard surfaces?
4) This is a big issue for me: If I’m to use this duster, it will be on a large area, like my kitchen and foyer. I attach the tool to the handle, which also happens to be the handle to the vacuum. So now, my vacuum has no handle. The duster is attached to my vacuum via the hose, because it also sucks up dust and dirt. Here I am in the kitchen, pushing the duster around while dragging a vacuum that has no handle and also wrangling the cord. Get the scene?
I don’t think it cleans hard floors as well as my Bank Stick Up, but it will do. There is an option to stop the brush from spinning. We can also set the brush height. I’m glad it tells us on the vacuum what the lowest number is for. I never know which setting to use on other vacuums.
Most people will just use this as a vacuum for carpet, as I intend. I like it. My other vacuum has this swivel head that bothered me. Not this one, and it does seem to get everything on the first pass.
The one thing I don’t care for is we have to step on the vacuum and push to release the handle back. It’s awkward but not difficult. I guess I’m used to pressing a lever.
Emptying the vacuum is a lot better than my other cyclonic vacuum. The dust falls out the bottom of the canister. It’s much less messy that way, but some of the dust/lint gets stuck in the canister and I have to put my hand inside to pull it out. Still less messy than my other vac.
This is my second cyclonic bagless vacuum and I like it better than the first. I’m going to keep this one. I just don’t like the Vac + Dust Tool. Since that is the selling point of the vacuum, I’m going to deduct one star for it not being very practical. It’s otherwise a good vacuum.
This product was provided for review by the Amazon Vine program.