What ultimately became known as the Royal Vacuum Cleaner Company started in 1905 when company founder, P.A. Geier, began assembling household appliances in a garage behind his Cleveland, Ohio home.
During World War II, the P.A. Geier joined the legions of other US companies and suspended production of its regular line to support the war effort. In 1953 the Walter E. Schott investment group purchased P.A. Geier and changed the name of the entire product line to Royal.
The Royal Dirt Devil, a corded handheld vacuum cleaner was an instant hit. Eventually the Royal name was dropped completely, and the world embraced the Dirt Devil with open arms.
Over the years, the Dirt Devil line expanded to include a stick vacuum, a line of bagged and bagless upright vacuums, carpet shampooers and extractors.
Today, the Dirt Devil brand name and the distinctive red color can be found on floor care products of all kinds, including machines specifically designed for pet owners who are look for something to keep pet hair and pet dander under control.
Why Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaners?
Dirt Devil household cleaning products are innovative and trendsetting.
The ground-breaking designer line raises the bar when it comes to vacuum cleaner design and aesthetics while the exclusive AccuCharge technology assures everyone who buys one of these vacuum cleaners that they are not only purchasing an ecologically sound machine, they are also acquiring one of the most powerfully dependable cleaning systems available.
Dirt Devil Upright Vacuum Cleaners
Cleaning your floors with a Dirt Devil upright vacuum cleaner is efficient and fast. The many on board attachments are designed to help you get rid of dust, dirt and pet hair on your floors, carpets, rugs and furniture faster than you thought possible.
The Total Vision upright is an affordable upright vacuum cleaner with all the attachments and cleaning tools you need to clean floor surfaces of any type as well as drapery, upholstered furniture and hard furniture surfaces.
The lightweight Dirt Devil Featherlite is true to its name. It’s so light and easy to move about you might be tempted to forget that there’s even a motor on board. But don’t get sidetracked.
Best for: cleaning carpeted surfaces and rugs.
Dirt Devil Canister Vacuums
With a Dirt Devil canister vacuum those hard to reach places are not just each to get to, they are so easy to reach that cleaning them will be more of a pleasure than a chore. Best of all, you can clean your carpets, rugs and hardwood floors without having to stop to change attachments.
HEPA filtration, a telescoping wand and a powerful motor housed in an attractive canister are the trademarks of the DD Vision Canister MO 82750. Clean everything in your home with this versatile cleaner.
The Breeze didn't impress us with cleaning performance but it is very easy to use and doesn't cost much. If you're looking for an affordable canister vacuum and you don't mind that it's loud, then read the full Dirt Devil Breeze review and see if it's the right vacuum cleaner for you.
Best for: hard floor surfaces
Dirt Devil Stick and Broom Vacuum Cleaners
The entire line of lightweight Dirt Devil stick and boom vacuum cleaners are primarily designed for cleaning those difficult to reach out of the way spaces that a larger vacuum cleaner cannot easily get to and hard floor surfaces.
Dirt Devil Handheld Vacuums
DD handheld vacuum cleaners set the standard for portable vacuum cleaning. These powerful little are the perfect solutions for quick clean ups on all types of surfaces.
Handheld vacuum cleaners are not only ideal for cleaning up those small messes around the house, they are also great for cleaning upholstered furniture and drapery.
The Gator surprised us with the suction power comparable to smaller upright or canister vacuums and its good filtration ability which is rare for handheld vacuum cleaners. It offers good value for money when it comes fo hand vacuums.
When it comes to handheld vacuum cleaners, the Dirt Devil Ultra Power handheld vac gets the job done and does it well. Unlike many handheld vacuum cleaners, the Dirt Devil ultra Power M08230 comes with attachments and cleaning tools that make it possible to clean any surface in the house.
Best for: cleaning small messes.
The Verdict - Experts And Consumers on Dirt Devil Vacuums
Dirt Devil has done a fantastic job in improving the quality of their vacuums in the last 25 years. They've also become much more known thanks to creative and innovative marketing (see video below!).
Dirt Devil doesn't really aim at the very high end market where Dyson and Miele rule, that's why their vacuums combine the most useful and user friendly features for a good price creating excellent value. Consumer reviews have been proving that now for many years.
Excellent value for money.
Most models are lightweight and easy to maneuver.
Adjustable power level on some models.
Most vacuums don't have HEPA filtration.
Made of cheaper plastic.
Each model usually works well only on one type of surface: carpeting or hard flooring.
Consumer Reviews on Shark Vacuums
Consumers give high marks to some Dirt Devil models like the Breeze canister and the Featherlite bagged vacuum - where both get on average 4 out 5 stars based on over 200 ratings.
That means that Dirt Devil has designed the perfect vacuum for the majority of home users.
Good value for money.
One of the more affordable brands that does well with pet hair.
Lightweight and maneuverable models.
Most vacuums are quite loud.
The cleaning path is not that wide so they're not suitable for large apartments and homes.
No height adjustment.
Dirt Devil, under TTI Floor Care North America, now enjoys a much better brand name awareness because of their success with hand held, upright and canister vacuum cleaners.
Most of their models provide excellent value for money and we invite you to check the Dirt Devil vacuum reviews on VacuumWizard.com for more detailed overview of what they're capable of.