The Dirt Devil M08230X corded handheld vacuum gets some of the lowest consumer scores of any model. Owner-reviewers criticize the M08230X for being heavy, noisy, and prone to overheating. Reviews are better for the lower-priced Dirt Devil M08220 Scorpion Quick Flip Vacuum (*est. $20), but the highest overall ratings for corded hand vacuums go to the Eureka 71A (*est. $50) and the Black & Decker HV9010P Retriever Pet-Series (*est. $30).
User reviews are the best source of information on the Dirt Devil M08230X Ultra Hand Vac, and this corded handheld vacuum gets a good number of posts on Amazon.com, Epinions and Target.com. Consumer Reports hasn't yet tested it. Owner reports about the M08230X's strengths and weaknesses are fairly consistent.
With more than 50 owner-written reviews, Amazon.com has better coverage of the Dirt Devil M08230 than any other user review site. Overall, the ratings of this model are very low, and the most common score given is just 1 star out of 5.
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Epinions normally lags far behind Amazon.com for reviews, but with the MD8230T it comes in a close second with more than 30 user reviews. Posts here are generally longer and more detailed than most on Amazon.com. The Dirt Devil fares somewhat better in these reviews.
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Target.com has about two dozen user reviews of the Dirt Devil Ultra Hand Vac 08230. Ratings here echo those on Amazon.com, with similar mixed comments about durability and excess noise.
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The few user reviews of the M08230X posted reviews on PriceGrabber are much shorter and less detailed than those on the top three review sites. Ratings are markedly different too, with PriceGrabber users awarding the Dirt Devil a very high score.
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