Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED – Handheld Vacuum Review

This handheld vacuum review covers the Dirt Devil Scorpion Quick Flip – a great choice in the low price tag. Sadly the model has been neglected and highly underrated by a lot of reviewers, mostly due to the fact that it’s quite loud for such a small product. It is still a very compact, lightweight handheld vac, that is quite capable of doing it’s job. And if it wasn’t, we weren’t going to feature it on our best handheld vacuum list anyway. So, let’s get back to the model itself and move on to its general stats.

Technological Details

The Dirt Devil Scorpion’s 7 amp motor ensures that it can rise up to all the challenges, offered by your home. It can also pick up larger pieces of debris, or things left behind other vacuums. The power cable of the model is 16 feet long, granting it decent range, especially for a vac of this caliber. Like most Dirt Devil products, the Scorpion is bagless, which allows you to easily dispose of the contains of its dust bin. With its 3.45 lbs, the model is very lightweight, which allows it stand up to some of the most popular handhelds in more than one category.

Cleaning Accessories

The Scorpion comes with a few extra attachments, standard for most vacuum cleaning products, that are designed to make your cleaning experience faster and easier. The package includes a dusting brush, a hose and a built in crevice tool. Even though these accessories might seem too few to some of you, especially those that are used to the canister level of attachments, you shouldn’t be alarmed. They are more than enough to let the Scorpion do its job perfectly well. And in the end of the day, we would like to remind you once again than handlehd models aren’t meant to do all the work in your home. They are just a supportive tool.


Just as usual, here we are listing the features which convinced us that the model deserves a place in our best handheld vacuum category. The Scorpion, like most Dirt Devil products, has three major upsides – it’s suction power, light weight and price tag.

Powerful Suction – Even though it can’t match up to the most expensive high-class handheld vacuum models, it can hold its own against most medium and certainly low class products. The 7amp motor provides it with enough power to take care of larger debris as well as all the dust and dirt around your home.

Lightweight – Once again, Dirt Devil have delivered an extremely light model. The vacuum only weighs 3.45 lbs, which guarantees that nobody, even children will have trouble operating it.

Cheap – The Scorpion is a really accessible model price wise. This makes it available to a really wide public and especially to people that are looking for a handheld on a budget. On top of that, it pack quite the punch for that price tag.


The major downside of the model is the high level of noise it produces. There is really no excuse for the Scorpion to be this noisy. It makes it highly impractical for bigger families, as it is very easy to disturb your relatives and loved ones when cleaning. It also becomes quite annoying, should you decide to have a prolonged cleaning session.

Loud – This is a really weird negative for a handheld model. Most of them aren’t loud at all, and with their motors being significantly weaker than say upright and canister vacuums, high noise levels make no little sense.


We give the Dirt Devil Scorpion an 8 out of 10. For those of you who don’t mind the extra noise, the model can easily be seen as a 9 out of 10. It offers decent range, great suction power and light weight. The positives here easily outweight the negatives, making the Scorpion an awesome choice.

We can easily recommend this model to everyone who is looking for a cheap lightweight model to add a finishing touch to their cleaning sessions. However, it is important to remember that it is not meant to serve as a main cleaning tool. Its dust capacity and suction power, while impressive for the price tag, are nothing in comparison to upright and canister models. Even the best handheld vacuum models can’t really match up to them. If you are looking for a main cleaning tool, we suggest that you check out either a canister or an upright product.

  • Powerful Suction
  • Lightweight
  • Cheap
  • Loud
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