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We bought this when we purchased our second house (back in 2006) and 7 years later it still performs to a very high standard. Perhaps I don't need to continue with this review because that in itself is enough to make certain people want to buy a Dyson. It is certainly a long lasting and highly efficient piece of equipment! However, I will continue...
Back in 2006 we paid just over £100; how we managed to get it that cheap I can't remember (it was during my pre-kids phase and I can barely remember anything that happened before 2007), but I'm guessing it was on some sort of special offer because refurbished ones currently cost £129 on Amazon.
The complete unit is pretty hefty to say the least; it was a big change from our 'ORB' which was some small cheap thing that you drag around the floor behind you and it had very poor suction. With the DC07 being an upright vacuum cleaner it stands quite tall and seems quite imposing when stood waiting to be used. Then when you turn it on, the noise is really quite loud, but it is something I seem to have become accustomed too, but the kids still jump in terror when I turn it on; much to my delight.
I believe this model to be quite a basic Dyson, but I will still run through the main points of the appliance.
The wire is stored neatly round the back of the unit, and when you start to use it you will have to uncoil this and plug it in.
The on button is large and yellow and very hard to miss, it sits directly above the dust collection chamber, and this button is very easy to turn on and off.
When you begin vacuuming, the bottom part obviously needs to be tilted away from the upright section, and you very simply push your foot on the front and this clicks it out of the upright position, so the top half of the vacuum cleaner is tilted to allow easier manoeuvring around the room.
The handle at the top is very large and easy to grip and push the vacuum around the room, but I have noticed that this sits quite high and some shorter people may find this to be a problem.
When you want to get into some smaller areas you will need to use the pipe, and this is where it might get a bit complicated for some (my Mum). The pipe is located within the flexi-pipe and sits down the back of the Dyson. You have to unhook this from the rear, then pull out the entire solid pipe from within the flexible pipe, turn it around and click the other end back into the flexi-pipe. Ours is quite stiff, so this can sometimes be quite tricky, but once you have it all in position, you can then choose your attachment - you have a choice of a brush, small head, and a long thin pipe. These are located around the unit, and click easily in and out of position. The good thing about this pipe is that the solid part is very long, so you can almost do all of the vacuuming without having to bend over too much.
If you need to vacuum your stairs, then this is where the pipe comes in very handy, because you can do the entire staircase (provided it is your standard size) without having to lug the heavy vacuum cleaner up the steps; the flexible part of the pipe reaches all the way to the top!
The dust collection chamber (what else can I call it?) is made from clear plastic so you can literally see the dust being sucked out of your carpet, swishing round and round inside the cylinder and you witness the dust ball getting bigger and bigger the more vacuuming you do. I especially like vacuuming in front of a mirror to marvel at the amazing growing dust ball.
When the dust chamber is full, it simply unhooks from the Dyson by pushing a small button located at the top which you just push slightly, and the entire unit comes off. Then to empty it you pull a small hook located under the handle and the bottom just flaps open and the dust falls out. A point worth noting here, don't walk around with finger on the trigger as you may accidentally empty the contents onto floor before reaching the bin. The good thing is that the Dyson will have no problem sucking it all back up again.
There is a small removable section at the bottom of the unit, which is very handy for removing any blockages that might occur, but this also has the tendency to sometimes come loose, and this reduces suction.
***USING THE DYSON***
When we first used this, we had brand new carpets, and it was practically full within about 3 seconds which proved how good the suction was because it was having no problems sucking up all the new carpet fluff. I was quite amazed at how powerful the suction was, especially when we were comparing it to our old pathetic thing that hardly sucked anything up at all. When I really noticed the sheer power was when I was using the pipe once and got distracted then left the pipe on the carpet for a second too long and it started sucking the pile out of it! I had half a carpet in my Dyson! Luckily it was a thick carpet and you couldn't tell.
What I did notice was the unit felt really quite heavy and bulky, and it is not particularly good at getting into small places, so the pipe has to make an appearance quite a lot, especially if your rooms are small and cluttered. And I do find getting the pipe out and in quite a chore, especially if you are doing the entire house, pulling out the pipe, turning it round, clicking it into place, vacuuming the small spaces, then shoving it all back into place again, well it just makes me sweat! But being able to do the stairs all in one go is quite a good feature.
We recently moved house again and the Dyson really proved its worth once again. The carpets were all cream throughout the house, and the man that lived here before us obviously never took his shoes of while he was in the house, so there were black tracks across the carpets where he clearly spent most of his time. My husband and I decided to borrow somebody's carpet cleaner to combat this problem. However, I thought I would get the Dyson out first and give the carpets a good old vacuum, and what was really surprising was that with a bit of perseverance it actually sucked up a lot of this black dirt. I'm not going to lie and say it completely got rid of it, but there was a marked difference, so much so that we decided against using the carpet cleaner.
***CLEANING & MAINTENANCE***
Our Dyson has not really required much maintenance (probably because it's a job I've left in my husband's capable hands...) Every 6 months to a year he takes all the filters out and cleans them, I think he just uses soapy water; and he cleans inside any parts of the Dyson that he can reach to remove any dust or blockages. The filters take quite a while to dry out though, probably at least a day, and I remember when we bought the Dyson the lady told us to make sure the filters were completely dry before using it again because any wetness would cause blockages and the unit would stop working altogether! Luckily, this has not happened to us so far.
A couple of years ago we had to buy a replacement part for our Dyson, and this part was the flexible pipe (or hose as Dyson call it). We found that it was widely available on eBay for around £12-£13, but we decided to go through the Dyson website to ensure we were getting the correct part; these are currently £23.16, which is in the region of what we paid for it 2 years ago. The reason we had to replace this pipe was because it split, and it split right where it joins to the plastic cuff. We attempted a gaffer tape fix but it didn't really improve anything, so we ordered the replacement part. We thought it was brilliant that replacement parts were available so easily, and on closer inspection of the website you can get practically any part you might need for your Dyson. And this obviously works out a lot cheaper than replacing the entire vacuum cleaner!
As you may have gathered, I have been really pleased with my Dyson, especially 7 years down the line and it still performs really well. It perhaps is not as powerful as it was back in the beginning but it still sucks one hell of a lot of dust out of my carpets. With us now having cream carpets throughout the house, and 2 kids, I found that I have to use my Dyson at least twice a week because fluff and crumbs show up too well, and every time I still get amazed at how much fluff collects in the dust chamber.
There are a number of things I don't particularly like about my Dyson, but the pros (it does such a good job and easily maintained) outweigh the cons. I just don't like that it is so bulky and heavy; when I was pregnant I really struggled to get it up and downstairs and had to wait for my husband to carry it about for me. I've also taken chunks out of the skirting boards and doorframes through trying to lug it about on my own and just general clumsiness on my part. I also find the pipe annoying and fiddly, but I love that I can do the stairs all in one go, so really it's all swings and roundabouts; I suppose to get what you want, you have to compromise on some things. One other thing that I find really irritating, (but the reason it is so irritating is because the suction is so good), is that if you are using the hose, the upright section is usually attached to your backside because as soon as the end of the hose makes contact with the carpet, the flexible part of the pipe contracts and the main unit shoots across the floor to greet you. So you can be trying to clean along the edges of the skirting board and the Dyson is jabbing you on the backside.
But these minor quibbles are not really an issue, I always find my carpets to look clean and fresh whenever I have used the Dyson and I'm hoping to continue using it for many years to come!
I would highly recommend the DYSON DC07; whether you can still buy a new one is another matter! I have seen reconditioned or used ones on Amazon and eBay for varying prices. However, if you were to buy a brand new Dyson you would probably have to go for the DC14 which looks the closest model to the DC07, and these are going for £219.99 on the Dyson website; which in my opinion would be well worth the spend!
I purchased the Dyson DC07 at the same time as a new carpet and a collie pup. For the first year I was suitably impressed with seeing the cylinder full of dust and hair, however, the suction started to decline. The cyclon was purported to be revolutionary and not supposed to lose suction, so I changed the filters and for a short time the vaccum worked well but steadily the dysons performance became average. What was most frustrating was constantly having to clear the brush heads as they jammed with pet hair and didn't turn, I found that any patches where the dog had been I had to go over with the hose attachment. I would not recommend this vaccum to pet owners and I will not be purchasing a Dyson any time soon, however, as this model has dropped significantly in price, it would be a reasonable buy for adult only households. Attachments are good, flex long, and does well for dust and crumbs.
Chores. Those things which take you away from doing the things you love. So when you have to do them, you want it done right first time and quickly. Hoovering therefore needs a machine which is reliable, powerful and easy to use. And in that respect the Dyson DC07 certainly qualifies as a success.
Now i've had mine for around three years and am happy to report no major technical issues have occured. It works well on any surface, espescially carpet. In fact the dust it sucks up on a weekly basis leads me to believe my house might actually be made of pure dust and filth, which wouldn't surprise me but that's another story.
It comes with a smattering of tools such as a brush, wide mouth stair tool, narrow nozzle crevice tool and the extendable vacuum hose. There is enough electrical cord for you to move from room to room without constant plug disconnection, and the noise is an acceptable level for an item of this kind.
However, there are a couple of drawbacks. I'm 6ft 4 and can lift a fair amount of weight but if you are not my size then moving it up and down stairs may be an issue. Espescially when you take into account that it can move on it's wheels very easily. A couple of times i've left it at the top of the stairs while hoovering down and extended the pipe a little too far. The unit span ran and made a dive for me. Luckily it wasn't too big a drop and it didn't hurt too much, but you really need to keep your eye on it. Secondely, you cannot run it for a long time. The heat it produces from excess usage is unbelievable and for a motor that size will leave you concerned.
However it is a satisfactory piece of equipment and it does what I need it to do. They have been discontinued now and replaced by newer, more advanced model, but you can pick up refurbished models. If the price is acceptable considering alternatives I would suggest you pick one up. The let it pick up whatever you want.
I spend lots of my time doing housework and it is not something I really enjoy, if I had to pick my favourite part of doing the housework then I would have to say the hoovering. This is only because having a Dyson makes this such easy work and there is nothing nicer than seeing carpets that have just been hoovered, it makes the house look so much tidier.
I have had my dyson now for nearly 3 years and after having this one I have decided that Dyson will be the only type of hoover I will ever buy, I have been totally converted. I bought my Dyson when the old hoover packed in and because there had been a lot of hype about how great Dysons were I thought I'd buy one and see for myself. There is so many different kinds to choose between I was unsure which to buy but I settled on the DC07 and I think this cost £150.
I use my hoover every day, often twice a day so it is important to me that the hoover works to a high standard. The hoover I had before was rubbish so when I got my Dyson it was like a miracle how clean my carpets became, totally bit fee. The suction on the hoover is outstanding and it really does pick up every bit off your carpet. The wand with its 3 attachments is also fantastic. I use every one of the attachments when hoovering different things, for example the stairs or the car.
Of course Dyson are renowned for being a bagless hoover and I think this is also a great quality, it is so simple to click the button and empty the contents into the bin. I couldn't ever imagine having a hoover with a bag, do they still exsist?
After using for a while sometimes the hoover might not pick up as well but this isn't a problem with a Dyson. There is a filter just at the side which comes off easily and can be cleaned then re-attached, once the filter has been cleaned the hoover returns to it high standard of cleaning. In fact the whole hoover is easy to take to bits if required, I love how all the bits that come off are all coloured so that you don't end up breaking it by trying to take off something you shouldn't.
I couldn't live without my Dyson and if it ever were to break (I'm hoping it's going to last forever) then I will be straight back to the shop to buy another one. A fantastic product that does a fantastic job at keeping those carpets clean.
Initially I was very sceptical about buying a Dyson, as the claims at that it is the best vacuum cleaner on the market is not exactly cheap to test out. Although eventually I decide to buy one as other family members recommend it when the cheaper vacuum cleaner that I had previously bought had finally given up.
One of the reasons that I decide to purchase the Dyson DC07 was because of the fact that it was on special offer in Argos at the time. Really I was not fussy about what model of Dyson that I purchased, as to me they all seem the same; with the only intention of using the Dyson as a normal vacuum cleaner. The price that I paid at the time was around £130 to £140, which was a good price at the time.
When I got the Dyson home and set it up, there were one or two accessories that could be used on the hose. A good point about the Dyson is the length of the hose, which can reach about 10 meters, which is extremely helpful when cleaning the stairs. In terms of the attachment, there is a long bristle round brush, which I am not quite what it is use for and a flat long head tool which is useful on the stairs. When the hose attachment is used, it is extremely good as it picks up a large amount.
When the whole Dyson is used as a normal vacuum cleaner, I was shocked at the amount of dirty that was picked up, as a large amount of dirt was collect in cylinder. What surprises me again and again is amount that is still picked up every day even though the floor does not look that dirty.
Although now I am very glad that I purchased the Dyson, as after we got a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog, which sheds air like no tomorrow even though he is groomed every day, means that the carpets and floors have to be vacuumed every day; and a huge clump of hair and dirty still collects in the cylinder.
The collections cylinders is also one of the easiest to empty, as it is a simple leader that is pulled and the contents that the in the cylinder simply drop out into the bin or container that is underneath the container.
One of the only problems that I have with the product is, even though the Dyson came with a six year warranty, recently a part on the Dyson failed, a rubber band that attached the bristle head to the motor has snapped. When I contacted the helpline I was informed that the part was not covered, even though she explained that the part was a common fault on the product. Which I thought was not very good customer care. Although she turned round and said that I could order one from the Dyson there and then, which I thought was hugely insulting. Although I was able to find the part at the local Comet store, which was not too bad, as the price for the replacement part was only £6, which was cheaper than Dyson themselves. Although it was not so easy to get the part back on as it took 40 minutes just for a rubber band.
Overall I would recommend I would recommend the product, as from what I have discovered from Dyson is, you get what you pay for, which is quality. As the quality is good, although there is the common fault of the band breaking on the bristle head, although it is not expensive to remedy. I would recommend the Dyson over cheaper versions, as in the same time that I have owned the Dyson DC07; I would have owned two or three cheaper vacuum cleaners.
When we moved into our new home one of our must have purchases was a dyson vacuum cleaner because we had heard so many people telling us how great they were.
We opted for the DC07 which is the basic model. This was for a number of reasons, the biggest being price.
The dyson DC07 is yellow and grey in colour and so it stand out straight away as being a dyson cleaner. The dyson is a bagless cleaner and all the dust and dirt is collected in a clear plastic bin which is attached to the cleaner. This means that as you are cleaning you can see exactly how much dirt and dust has been collected. The clear plastic bin is very easy to detach from the vacuum cleaner and empty into the rubbish bin.
The vacuum cleaner has a filter built into the cleaner which means that it is a very good vacuum cleaner for people who suffer with allergies. The filter has to be cleaned monthly but that is really easy to do. All you have to do is run it under water.
The vacuum cleaner can be used in two different ways. It can be run accross the floor like a conventional vacuum cleaner and the dirt and dust that is collected falls in to the plastic bin. You can also use the wand attachment to clean the sides of the rooms or furniture. Attached to the vacuum cleaner are three smaller attachments that can be fitted onto the end of the hose and can be used for different cleaning jobs.
Dyson also manufacture other attachments that can be bought seperately to fit onto the end of the hose.
I have just bought my dyson DC07 for £140 from the woolworths web site and then got to pick it up from the store. The main reason for buying the dyson dc07 was to get rid of dreaded dog hairs and let me tell you that the dyson dc07 does the trick. Compared to my faithful mr henry there is a massive difference and this is mainly down to revolutinary technology which means that it doesn't lose and suction whats so ever. The dyson dc07 also came with a 5 year guarantee, i think that all dyson's may come with this. When i seen the five year guarantee i was quite surprised as not many products these days are confident enough to give such a warrant. If you do have a dog and dog hairs are a problem then i strongly advise you get one of these hoovers as you won't be trying to get dog hairs off the carpets with rolly sticky tape. Also the dyson handle can clip out and you can do the stairs with an extendable plastic tube so your not just stuck on carrying the up right hoover. Overall for dog hairs this is the BEE's KNEE's as far as i'm concerned.
Just a quick review of this particular dyson. As with all the others in the range it uses the revolutionary technology which means that there is no loss of suction and therefore makes this the most effective vacuum cleaner around. The volume of the actual dirt hold if you will is very large which means you can get plenty of vacuuming done before needing to empty it. The dyson also eliminates the need to buy annoying vacuum bags and replace them, which over time can make this the most economical option in terms of cash price. At the time of my purchase this model was £230 and that was about three years ago, i can say i have (touch wood) not had a single problem with it therefore reliability is not an issue at all. The add ons mean getting in to tight spaces is very easy indeed. This is the best vacuum cleaner on the market.
I'm feeling very happy because at long last I have got a Dyson vacuum cleaner again. I used to have one that I loved but sadly about a year ago it bit the dust and went to the Dyson Graveyard in the Sky. As I needed a new one fairly quickly we bought a far inferior and I have to admit cheaper version from Tesco but I was never happy with it. So last week, after a rather fortunate mishap with that vacuum cleaner, I went straight on to the Amazon website and ordered my new Dyson.
There are many varieties of Dyson to choose from but I was happy to go with the basic original version - the DC07. As soon as it arrived I put it to work - well after two days with no vacuum cleaner and two small children I needed to! - and straight away I could tell that this was a far superior cleaner!
The thing that makes Dyson special is that it uses root cyclone technology. This means that it separates dirt and dust from the air by centrifugal force and collecting it in a bin. This means a Dyson doesn't rely on a bag or filter and doesn't lose suction. I have to admit that I did not actually work that out for myself but read it on the Dyson website.
OK - so on to my Dyson. It is in the familiar colours of grey and yellow and it looks very streamline. You may think that I am a bit of a sad case but I think it looks beautiful! When I first got it I just wanted to look at it and admire it! But of course I needed to use it so I really put it to the test! This was actually after I had assembled it! The main part comes as all one piece but I did have to attach the wand but the instructions (both written and pictorial) were very straightforward.
You can either use the Dyson by pushing it across larger floor areas or by using the hose and wand which actually forms the handle and slots in and out very easily. Using the brushbar at the bottom was very effective and I could not believe how much dirt it picked up so quickly compared to my last cleaner. You can see how much dirt you are collecting because it collects in the clear cylindrical bin. There was certainly a lot of dirt there in a very short amount of time. It is a fairly noisy cleaner but not too much so that it is unbearable. Once my two daughters had got used to the noise it made it did not bother them at all!
I also needed to use the wand and the hose. The actually hose is pretty long and stretchy so it will do all the way up the stairs easily. You can also make it stretch further in order to get to inaccessible places by reversing the wand. This was also a very effective way of collecting dirt and I was very pleased with how every bit of dirt or fluff in its path was collected. There are also three different attachments to use with the hose and wand and these all have special places on the main cleaner where they can be kept when you are not using them. In fact I do think the whole thing is put together so cleverly which makes it very succinct and tidy. The wand also makes it very effective on wooden or tiled floors.
It's very easy to know when to empty the dirt bin because you can see how full it is. It's easy to take the Dyson apart, shake all the contents out and then put it back together again. Every part can also be cleaned and there are instructions how to do all of this. My only slight criticism of the whole thing is that it is a bit on the heavy side. I can lift it with its carrying handle but if you have trouble lifting heavy objects you could well struggle.
This Dyson normally costs £199 from Amazon but I was very lucky to get it on offer at £139 which was a lot more affordable. I do think that the Dyson technology is worth paying that little extra for though because the cleaning results are really so good. Having gone back to Dyson, I really don't think I would be without one again - it's that good!
Before buying DC07, I always used the cheap standard models not costing more than £40. But then I was renting a house, so no need to keep it that clean. isn't it ? When I purchased a house and moved there with my old vaccume cleaner, it was business as usual. But once my old vacuume broke down and I had to borrow my friend's DC07, We were impressed with its performance. Only then I knew that carpet can be THAT clean. So I bought one from amazon.co.uk for £139, when it was around £190 on normal retail stores. The DC07 itself is bit heavy and pain for storage, it is worth the pain. The suction is very powerful, and rotating brush with deep clean the carpet and you can notice the difference.
With this upright cleaner, it is fun to vaccume, as you don't have to push the brush for better cleaning.
The only down side is that I noticed my carpet is going bald after regular vaccume cleaning for a year, due to heavy-weight brush action. So we avoid using it often and use normal brush to clean the carpet in between.
Some addition due to Public Demand :
- The machine is chuncky
- Noise is quite high compared to telescopic vaccume cleaners
- Filteration is quite good
- Emtying the rubbish is very easy. Just remove the container, place it in the bin and with click of the button, all your rubbish is released from the bottom of the container. Make sure that you cover the dustbin while emptying, as lot of very fine dust is released from the container, which might cause asthama etc.
- I rarely use small tools so can't comment on it
DC07 is an upright vacuum cleaner manufactured by Dyson. I bought one about a year ago. Nine months later it lost suction power. I called Dyson because I had a warranty. When I called them was asked two questions.
Did you clean the filters?
Is it blocked?
I was sent a replacement filter.
Design of this vacuum is exceptional, it is easy to take apart when blocked and also it has superior suction power, it uses technology called Root8Cyclone, this picks up smallest of the particles.
DC07 is recommended by British Allergy Foundation.
DC07 is ergonomically designed. There are no bags to buy. The bin is easy to clean out and you always know how much is of the bin is full.
There maybe one problem with this though and that is the problem with suction. I've had a problem with it. I read a few things about it on the net and found people complaining about the same thing. There maybe a fault with the design.
I recommend buyers to take out the warranty for five years. It is not that much and you will probably need it.
I must admit I am an absolute clean freak, in fact I think I border on having OCD, however I am proud to admit it and glad I will never appear on the TV programme How Clean Is Your House.
This is my 3rd Dyson vacuum cleaner I have previously owned the DC01 and the DC04. I know what your thinking that if this is my third Dyson then they cant last long, but wait I will explain, the previous two suffered from premature death by animals. The DC01 death resulted from being dropped when the cat tripped me up on the stairs whilst carrying it. The DC04 early demise came from my sister in law hovering up a frog SPLAT. I took both deaths very hard.
At the time I had to survive with a cheap cylinder vacuum cleaner until I could afford the DC07.
Finally the day arrived.
On first using the DC07 I first became aware it was much heavier than the DC04 and can be quite a lug to take up stairs but honestly when you see the performance of the DC07 you dont really care how heavy it is as you know somehow you will get it up those stairs to vacuum the bedrooms and to suck up as many dust mites as you can.
When I first turned on the Dyson and lower the footplate to the carpet I was astounded at the effort I had to put in to pushing it, as the suction was so great. In a matter of minutes the cylinder was half full putting the bagged cylinder vacuum cleaner to absolute shame and me feeling disgusted that my carpet still had all that dust and dirt in them despite regular vacuuming.
The Dyson comes with the usual attachments, crevice, stair and brush tools as well as a telescopic hose that can extend up the stairs to allow easy cleaning. The telescopic hose is also fantastic for reaching up to the ceiling to eliminate cobwebs. The handle can also be removed from the hose to allow more flexible use of the telescopic hose in those hard to reach places that only a clean freak like me knows has been done but no-one else notices such as down the back of the radiators using the crevice tool attached.
The Dyson also allows quick disposable of the dust collected in the cylinder by way of a pull up clip and the dust emptying from the base of the cylinder when the cylinder is unattached from the vacuum.
After many years of owning a Dyson I am still amazed that it never loses suction and makes short work of pet hairs that most vacuums cannot tackle properly.
The sleek design of the Dyson means you will never be ashamed to have it on display in a corner somewhere instead of hidden in a cupboard because you become proud of owning it and like to show off the fact that Yes I own a Dyson. Or maybe thats just me and I do need professional help.
A few years back we had some visitors who suffered with asthma and they said while they stayed at my house they noticed they asthma hadnt played up as much as it usually did. They went home and purchased a Dyson.
I highly recommend this Dyson Cleaner it comes with two years guarantee and the Dyson after sales is excellent, for my DC04 I split the electrical cord and they sent out an engineer the next day. He not only repaired the cord but also serviced my vacuum and sent out to me the following day other replacement parts such as brush bar and stair tool that I had damaged or over used and didnt think would be under the guarantee but were.
I vacuum at least 3 times I day, I told you I was a clean freak, and my Dyson is just as good now as when I first had it.
I purchased my Dyson from Argos for £199.00 and have recently seen it in my local Currys and Comet for the same price.
My partner came home one night and he had boughta dyson dc07 hoover for me .I didnt no whether to laugh or cry and then i thought well you have been moaning for a new hoover.
The box was massive and it was easy to put together and when i first tried it on my carpet that had been hoovered twice that same day .The carpet looked clean until i put the dyson on it and there was loads of muck in the cylinder.
It has got very good suction and you can see all the muck in the clear cylinder.The instructions are very easy to follow it shows you what every part of the hoover does and the filters that you get in the hoover can be washed in cold water and be dryed on the radiator but you only have to wash them every 12 months.
You get different attatchments with different dysons with this one you get an attachment for the stairs an attachment for the sides of your sofa and small spaces and an attachment for the stairs.You also get an attachment for dusting.
When i first hoovered my stairs with the telescopic hose i found it difficult at first because the suction is that strong it pulls the hose back.But itdoes get your carpets clean and mine has not lost its suction yet .
The hoover is very hard wearing as i found out the other day when my son knocked my dyson down the stairs yesterday and there was not a mark on it.The only thing that puts me off is that the hoover is very noisy.But the price is great i got mine for £150 i thought that was great because they used to be £300 not long ago.
Great buy would recommend it to any one.
Just replaced my trusted DC01, and after reading lots of reviews went out to buy a Miele Cat & Dog (the Dysons weren't getting a good review).
Went to John Lewis store and had a look at all the range - and was served by a very good shop assistant - and ended up with the DC07 - for £139, free 5 yr warranty and a toy dyson to boot.
On getting home and firing up I WAS HORRIFIED.....at the amount of dirt it was sucking up compared to my original dyson!!! The carpets look visibly cleaner and are beaten by the brush bar into submission. I will add that on shoter pile carpets the power is such that it is quite difficult to push - mu biceps will benefit.
Great value at the moment - buy one instead of the expensive DC14!
there are undoubtedly plenty of dyson fans today and my husband is one of them too. what i found with the dyson cleaners were the amazing suction they had. however, currently most houses are coming up with fancy laminate/tiles/stone and wooden floors. do such houses really need to spend a fortune on a vacuum cleaner? this cleaner works wonders picking up hair really well (and ive noticed hair loss can result in horrible carpets lol), however, since there is no suction control, its difficult to vacuum rugs and runners.
suction is not dependant on the amount of dust built up in the can - thank God for that... but one point - Yes it is heavy. it comes with a lot of attachments that help clean the staircase, corners and crevices and that really helps. the best part is emptying the dust can - a clean and easy process...instruction manual is clear and nothing else to complian about.