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The Dirt Devil Simpli-Stick Lightweight Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum is a hardwood floor vacuum with a 3-in-1 construction. You can detach the middle of the vacuum from the frame and transform this stick vacuum into a hand vacuum. An included crevice tool turns the hand vacuum into a convenient edge-cleaning vacuum that can get into spaces too small for the larger vacuum head to reach.
When used as a traditional stick vacuum, the Simpli-Stick weighs a mere 3.8 pounds, making it one of the lightest stick vacuums on the market and a breeze to carry up a set of stairs or from room to room. The cord is 16 feet long, which is a bit shorter than average, so you may have to switch electrical outlets when you're trying to clean large spaces. The Simpli-Stick vacuum is designed without a brush roll, which ensures that when you use it as a wood floor vacuum, your floor will stay scratch-free. The downside to this design is that the vacuum won't be able to clean carpet effectively. Its 1.25-amp motor is not strong enough to pull dirt out of medium- or high-pile carpet, so you should use it primarily as a hard surface vacuum. With a modest 9-inch wide head, you'll find yourself making several extra passes to clean a room than you would with a standard-sized vacuum.
The handheld part of the Simpli-Stick is a good option for cleaning furniture, shelves or automobile upholstery; although you may find yourself wishing it was cordless. When the crevice tool attaches to the handheld, it adds a few more inches to the length, which can be useful if you need to suction a few dusty areas just out of reach.
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This hard floor vacuum does not feature side or edge suction, but the handheld option lets you access tight spaces. The Simpli-Stick is bagless, and uses a removable dust cup for quick disposal. When the filter gets dirty, you can rinse it and replace when it is dry. This basic bare floor vacuum offers excellent versatility and value.