Emptying the dirt receptacle is a real experience only to be performed out of doors. The door flies open and dust goes airborne under any conditions. Indoors...start dusting once more.
The cord tethering could have been better designed by an orangutan. The cord is tethered on two components. This means that the choice is drag the cord around while emptying the receptacle, or leave the wand on with the cord tethered. The last option makes the unit even more difficult to control the dust going airborne.
All that is needed is for the ability to unplug the cord from the power head at the power head. Then the cord could be tethered on the wand component of the accessories.
OTHER THAN THAT IT CLEANS REALLY WELL. I AM FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO EMPTY MINE OUTSIDE, EVEN IN FREEZING WINTER WEATHER. OH JOY!