Product Type: Dyson vacuums
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Will Dysoning ever become part of the English language??
Member Name: dove3066
Advantages: Relaible, good suction power, no loss when dust container full
Disadvantages: A little expensive at the start
I have had my Dyson for years - it must be 6 or 7 years I'm sure, and unless it breaks down on me - that's tempting fate now - I have no intention of replacing it.
These really are very striking machines and are so distinctive you know immediately that it is a dyson. There have been many that have tried to replicate both the style and the functionality of the Dyson but I don't think that anyone has quite managed to replicate the boldness or the effeciency.
In all the years that I have had this machine it has only let me down once - and that was Richard Bransons fault! Somehow it managed to suck up the outside wrapper of those tissues you get free when you fly to the States with Richard and rather than put it into the dust holder it went into the engin section. It immediately lost power and made a crinkly noise.
Well a set of screwdrivers later - they are weird triangular screws on this machine - and the cover removed from the engine housing so that the offending piece of cellophane could be removed and the machine was right as rain. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who doesn't know what they are doing and make sure you unplug it from the mains.
Anyway after that little glitch I have had no problems what so ever. The machine sucks up the dirt wonderfully. It doesn't actually get that close to the edge - there are a few brush hairs attached but they don't really do much. You are better off using the hose attchment.
I comes with three tools - the pipe addition, the upholstery brush - which I find useful for dusting shelves- and the small floor tool - I don't find a lot of use for this one.
The main sweeper brush is quite good and is really easy to clean which is ideal if you have a daughter with long hair as I have which just seems to entangle the brush as soon as I start hoovering in her room. You just need a coin to twist the large screws and the brush can be removed.
The dust collecter is a doddle to empty - you just push the button and remove it. Then there are two catches at the side that need to be pushed so that the top handle part comes off - be careful here because the central filter here gets really dusty and if you put it down the floor will get dusty, I tend to empty it into a bin bag and give the middle bit a wipe using the inside of the bag.
The filters are really easy to get to and only need washing through every 3 months too make sure they keep doing their job - though I don't find that they get too dirty anyway
I bought this cleaner for about £180 and at the time that seemed expensive but as it has lasted for such a long time it really represents value for money. I don't think that I will ever say that I am dysoning the room but I think its quite likely that I'll be using a Dyson while hoovering - sorry vacuuming!!
Summary: A value for money vacuum cleaner
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