Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner Quick Lite Plus Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum UD20015
Dirt Devil UD20015 upright vacuum cleaner is a very affordable, lightweight, corded, bagless upright vacuum with a stretch hose.
It doesn’t feature often found on more expensive uprights, but in the end, it will do its job and clean the home.
It is suitable as the main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments.
Updated: October 17, 2022.
Dirt Devil UD20015 Quick Lite Plus Vacuum Cleaner Features and Specifications
Note: Dirt Devil UD20015 vacuum cleaner is an older Dirt Devil vacuum replaced by newer and improved Dirt Devil UD70350B and UD70355B vacuums. For more information about these vacuums, feel free to check our Dirt Devil Razor Pet Steerable Bagless Upright Vacuum UD70355B review.
With a weight of only 9 pounds (~4.1 kg), Dirt Devil UD20015 is a very lightweight unit that can be carried around easily. During use, it is very easy to push/pull over various surfaces but a little bit harder on high-pile carpets and rugs.
Dirt Devil UD20015 is a corded unit – it is powered via 20 feet (~6.1 m) long power cord.
The unit doesn’t have an automatic rewind system, but it comes with a cord quick-release system. After cleaning, the cord must be manually wrapped back.
This is not a big issue with a 20 ft power cord, but personally, I like just to press the button, preferably with my foot, and to have my power cord automatically stored back.
Anyway, a 20 ft power cord is enough for smaller areas and rooms. If you need to clean a larger area, you must change the wall sockets or get an additional extension hose.
The unit's suction is rather good for such a cheap unit – it is powered by an 840 W motor (draws 7 Amps at 120 V), which enables 11.25 inches (~28.6 cm) wide nozzle to clean a rather large area quickly. A wider nozzle would enable the unit to cover an even larger area, leading to a suction drop and a heavier unit.
Height adjustment of the cleaning nozzle/head is automatic.
To improve the cleaning on various surfaces, Dirt Devil UD20015 comes with a brush roll, which agitates the dust, hair, and other dirt and helps the stream of air remove them into the vacuum cleaner.
Note: Since the brush roll can’t be turned off, the unit should be used carefully over sensitive wooden and similar floors - just in case, try the unit on a small, hidden area.
Also, the unit comes with a so-called "Scatter Guard," which prevents debris from being scattered around by the rotating brush roll.
From time to time, the rotating brush roll must be cleaned, especially if pets and people with long hair are in the household - the brush roll does NOT feature any automatic hair removal technology.
The dirt cup is transparent, and it is easy to clean.
Air filtration is based on the single cyclonic air system and mechanical filtration. Note that although HEPA media is used, the unit is not a true HEPA vacuum cleaner. Nonetheless, air filtration is rather good.
The bagless design and washable HEPA filter keep maintenance costs at a minimum.
One of the interesting features of this vacuum cleaner is 8 feet stretch hose which, in combination with a crevice tool and combination dusting brush/upholstery tool, enables cleaning hard-to-reach surfaces, upholstery, stairs, edges, corners, etc.
When it arrives, Dirt Devil UD20015 must be assembled first, which can be done easily using a screwdriver. Just to be sure, read the manual before assembling the unit and especially before the first use.
Dirt Devil UD20015 vs. Dirt Devil UD20010
Dirt Devil UD20015 Vacuum Cleaner Quick Lite Plus Bagless Corded Upright Vacuum is very similar to Dirt Devil UD 20010 Extreme Cyclonic Bagless Upright Vacuum.
The main difference between UD20015 and UD20010 vacuums is that UD20010 has a telescopic handle and that UD20010 comes with the crevice tool and dusting brush, while UD20015 comes with the crevice tool and combination dusting brush/upholstery tool.
Also, UD20010 has a Performance Check Indicator, which signals when there are performance issues with the unit, while UD20015 users must rely on their senses.
UD20010 unit has a dual cyclonic filtration system versus a single cyclonic filtration system found in the UD20015 model.
Dirt Devil UD20015 has a standard bumper, while UD20010 comes with a soft bumper – which can be important when there are plenty of furniture and other objects around the house.
Both units come with 1-year limited warranty, and both units lack a telescopic wand – a telescopic wand would really make a difference when comparing these uprights with similar canister vacuums.
Long Story Short: Dirt Devil UD20015 Quick Lite Plus vacuum cleaner is a surprisingly good vacuum cleaner considering its price.
It can be used as an entry main vacuum cleaner in smaller homes and apartments and as a second vacuum cleaner in larger homes and apartments, intended for quick cleanups.
However, this is an older model - many homes now own lithium battery-powered convertible stick vacuums as their second vacuums and even as the main vacuum cleaners.
And why not, since technology is advancing forward, sometimes at a rapid pace.
Dirt Devil UD20015 Quick Lite Plus generally can't be found in stores anymore - it is replaced by newer models, including the Dirt Devil UD70355B Razor Pet vacuum cleaner.