Why am I so worried about this? Well my usband sucked up an ember the other night in our reg. vacuum cleaner and it caught on fire and until we get it fixed we need something and I have been meaning to get one of these anyways. Its just now my floor looks like um.....outside.
I know what you have required. I have used one when my kids were scared of the vacuum cleaner. They still leave a lot of dust in the carpet, so your husband won't be happy either way. They're only really for getting big, visible dirt up, and they don't work on bare floor. After all miele vacuum cleaner is the best.