A perfect vacuum can sometimes be really hard to find. The Riccar Superlite is the best vaccuum I have ever used, it's light weight and cleans hard floors as well as carpet. The cord lenght is 30 feet the on and off switch is on the bottom part of the vacuum so you can press it with your foot to turn it on. The wheels are made of rubber and the handle is steel. I love this vacuum because it's very light weight and small so it can be stored easily. The cord has a place to wrap it around on the back of the vaccuum. The only thing that isn't very likable about this superlite is the noise, it's very loud when you turn it on. This brand is also made in the USA at a factory in St. James, Missouri. There is a small headlight on the front of the vacuum when you turn it, I think it's nice because I can sometimes see the floor better. The bags for this vacuum are 6 times better than standard vacuum bags giving them 99.7% filtration. The price of a brand new RSL3 Superlite is $569.95 and it is worth it if you like clean floors and a good smelling house.