I figured out how to open the box, for some reason I think that was the hardest part. In my defense though there was a lot of tape holding it together! With good reason, I'm sure of that because it's going to take a lot of tape for me to get the box sealed back up myself! I took everything out carefully, mentally picturing what each piece of cardboard belongs to for when the sad day comes to ship it back. After that, it took a whole 5 minutes to put it together, if that.
I went right to work in the kitchen, on my hard surface floor in my kitchen. An area previously never touched by a vacuum, only a broom. I could not vacuum any hard surface in my house previously because anything vacuumed up would shoot right out, it didn't matter what setting the vacuum was on. It was truly amazing to watch the power of the suction. I could literally see the cheerios running for their lives. I absolutely love that I do not have to switch the settings on the Dyson according to the height of the floor or carpet. After getting the majority of the surface area in my kitchen I found this under my refrigerator.
(I know, bad judgment on my part buying a stainless steel refrigerator. Between the alphabet magnets and the hot wheels driven across it on a daily basis the poor refrigerator does not stand a chance.)Scary, I know! I was disgusted, but I have to admit, I do not clean under there as often as I should because it is a pain. My current vacuum has an attachment system that is nearly impossible to use, and when I did go ahead an use it, it hardly sucked. So I would have to take the whole vent apart and hand wash it. The Dyson took care of it all for me. The hose/attachment system on the Dyson could not be easier or more convenient. It has awesome suction. Look at the results...
Amazing! It sucked all of the dust up without me having to take it apart! As a mom I don't have a lot of time, and anything that saves me time, and cleans so well is an awesome investment.
This is what the canister looked like after my kitchen, I vacuumed the floor, and was able to get into each and every crevice with the tools provided. I had no idea there was this much dust, dirt, hair, etc. built up in an area that I sweep at least twice daily.
Thank you again Momdot and Dyson!