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      15.08.2010 04:09
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      Does exactly what I need

      This is a great vacuum cleaner and does exactly what it says on the tin! I've had mine for about 2 years now and never had a problem with it. It really is amazing just how much dust there is in one house! I've got a pretty severe dust allergy that sets of my asthma but since having this it has done wonders for my health.

      Its never lost suction and is especially good at getting every last crumb out of my leather button back sofa which is a dust magnet. I just use to brush extension and it gets into every last crease.

      Also it really is remarkable how much dust it picks up i never imagined it could pick up so much more than my old one, I hoover every day and the cylinder seems full with what looks like grey powder, which must be all the dust I never knew was there.

      Its also great as I can empty it myself because the dirt falls out a flap at the bottom of the cylinder so I can just drop it in the bottom of the bin without breathing it in great stuff!

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        20.07.2008 20:33
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        A good vacuum but a little heavy

        I had wanted a Dyson vacuum for a while, but simply couldn't justify the initial outlay for one. Then one day while doing the weekly shop in Tesco I saw the Dyson DC07 Allergy on offer for £170 (down from £270 at the time - it was a few years ago). Seeing as I had wanted a Dyson for ages I decided this was too good an opportunity to miss and added it to my weekly shop.

        I didn't really think about the allergy aspect when I first bought it, as it was more the pull of the Dyson brand that led me to buy it (oh, and the price reduction). The vacuum is blue and turquoise in colour and looks attractive. It also offers the "no bag" deal that comes as standard with the Dyson brand. I think it was the "No bag" deal that drew me to Dyson as a brand as I always seemed to struggle with changing hoover bags.

        This particular model has the following features : Lifetime HEPA filter; Brush control; Root8 Cyclone technology (the "no bag" feature); Hygienic and quick to empty (with this model you press a button at the top of the cylinder to removed the cyclinder, then hold the cylinder over the bin and pull a small handle which opens the bottom of the cyclinder, to close you simply "flick" the clylinder and the base clips shut).

        I have found this vacuum to be excellent at picking up pet hair and have had visitors with allergies who have not been affected in my house. It is a heavy vacuum though and living in a 3 storey house I find it a bit of nightmare to lug up and down the stairs. It is also not very good at getting into corners - even with the alternative nozzles I still have to get on my hands and knees in certain parts of my house. Although that may well be more to do with my house than the Dyson!

        All in all I am pleased with my purchase - perhaps when I win the lottery I will have one for each floor of my house to avoid the problem of its weight.

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          29.12.2005 21:10
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          good suction, easy to empty, nice machine

          I have had my DC07 allergy for over a year now and in this house of two hairy dogs and four toddler grandchildren it earns it's keep.

          I bought mine from Currys, it was just over £200.00 but with the advent of the next generation Dysons the price has dropped and now I believe you can get this one for about £189.00.

          Once I had struggled home with the long and quite heavy box I got it open and assembled the vacuumm cleaner in minutes.

          It consisted of a hose, a base and handle and the dust cannister.

          Most people will have heard of the Dyson Cyclone Technology that makes these vaccum cleaners work well with no loss of suction. I don't pretend to understand how they work but I put mine to the test and was immediately impressed at how fresh and clean the carpet looked and how full of dust the cannister was. The dust in the cannister contains large bits of fluff, dog hairs, long ones, smaller dust particles and very fine dust particles. I can vacuum the sitting room and dining room/conservatory and just about fill the cannister with a mixture of the above.

          The Dyson DC07 Allergy has lifetime HEPA filters. This means that anyone suffering from Asthma or related breathing problems using this vacuum regularly should notice an ease of breathing. My sister in law suffers from allergy to pet hair and dust, since using my Dyson she has suffered less when visiting us so I do believe that it makes a difference.
          Dyson do claim that it filters cigarette smoke from the air, I can't comment on that but I do like to open all the doors and windows and vacuum, the house always feels so much fresher afterwards.

          This Dyson DC07 allergy has a reversible wand, you can take the wand right out of the hose and reverse it, this makes for easier cleaning of stairs and corners like the bit under the radiator.

          It also has an adjustable brush height, and as I found out recently the brush can be turned off completely.

          The dust bin/cannister is clear so you can see when it needs emptying, it is really simple and easy to empty also, just push a knob and it unhooks from the body of the vacuum and then once standing with it over a black sack or similar there is a hook lever to pull up and the base opens and out falls the dust and stuff. I generally give mine a little tap on the side of the wall so that even more dust is dislodged and falls out as well. The amount you can get in the bin before you need to empty it is 3.5ltr. which is pretty generous.

          I am lucky in that I don't have to lift it up or down stairs but it seems to be easy enough to lift over door sills or steps. Not the heaviest vacuum that I have used.

          The good bits for me:

          It is simple to use, easy to manouvre around the house, brushes up the carpets beautifully and seems to suck all the dirt and dust out of them. I also like to see how much dirt and dust I have vacummed up and do like the simple way of emptying it, I always empty the vacumm after every use because I don't like to see it sitting there. I like the hose/wand bit, I have used it to vacuum the car out several times but it isn't the easiest one around for that job.

          The motor seems to be going well after the use this had had from me, suction is pretty strong and impresses anyone who is around when I show them how good it is. Noise levels I would describe as medium for an upright vacuum, I have used louder ones and some that were quieter but didn't do the job as well.

          It has a nice long cord 8.2 metres, I can go from the front to the back (just about) of the house without having to change plugs.

          It has lifetime washable filter which I tend to wash it about once a month, you can unclip the cover and see if the filter needs a rinse round in warm water to clean it or not, another simple way of keeping your Dyson in clean and tip top condition.

          All in all, I am pleased I bought the Dyson DC07 and there doesn't seem to be any loss in suction in the time I have been using it.

          Little niggles:

          Firstly the brush. I am not sure if it is my dog alone or if this is something that happens a lot with Dyson uprights. the brushes clog with the longer dogs hairs and other odd bits that get twined round it. Most weeks I sit on the floor and unclog it. I can't remember doing this that often before I bought the Dyson so am thinking that I didn't have this problem with my last vacuum.

          When using the wand and hose to clean out those corners like the one behind the television the hose does kink by the wand so needs a second hand to hold it straight, this may be me but it is something that I haven't noticed on other models before either.

          Not much else wrong with it though and my little granddaughter has a child sized model that hums and buzzes and doesn't do much good, but at least we can share this one chore that needs doing most days.

          Hope this has been useful to some.

          Sue

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            16.10.2004 20:07
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            • "Expensive when you add on the extended guarantee"

            Having owned a DCO7 for 2 years and 9 months I have mixed feelings about these machines. Yes they are very good at sucking up the dirt, and the satisfaction of seeing it all in the transparent dust collector is immense. Yes they are very cleverly designed and the way the hose extends is incredible, although not particularly convenient. But, in our experience they are not reliable. In the two years it was under guarantee we had to have a new hose (the old one split) and a replacement for the vortex (it stopped sucking). Now, 9 months out of guarantee the motor has given up the ghost and a repair will cost around £80.

            So what to do? The latest Which? report makes it clear that no other upright comes close on cleaning performance. If we get the current machine repaired, on past experience it won't be long before something else goes wrong, so reluctantly we've decided to buy a new Dyson. At least we get a further guarantee and one consolation is that the model is now about £30 cheaper than the last time we bought it.

            The only sensible thing to do this time is to take out an extended guarantee. While I hate giving more money to companies that make unreliable products, it's a choice between that or buying a machine that isn't as good. I'd recommend that anyone buying Dyson factors that into the price, and if you still think it's a good buy then you'll certainly get excellent cleaning, probably with the occasional interruption while it sends you a sick note!

            By the way, our experience of phoning for service is good. They diagnosed the fault over the phone and had the part in the post very quickly. We could all save money, time and hassle though, if they didn't break down in the first place.

            I'd recommend it with reservations.

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              16.10.2004 04:53
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              I have had my dyson for about six months and I think it is wicked compared to a kirby I had before.Firstly it doesn't start to smell as it is bagless and that helps alot when you have got pets and it picks pet hair up very easily.It is easy to use on the stairs which we all know is hard work.I think the dyson is light too.It really is worth investing in one.It is by far the best cleaner that I have had.

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                23.06.2004 15:34
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                • "Hose is difficult to use"

                Last summer after having tried in vain to remove the fluff from our new-ish living room carpet with our trusty Dyson DC02, now nearing retirement age, we decided we needed something with a bit more power and a rotating brush bar. We had tried an air-powered turbo brush attachment on the DC02, but it constantly clogged up and stopped rotating. So, slightly miffed, we gave up that idea, and a few months later, we received our new Dyson DC07 Animal. I must admit that I won this in a competition, and we picked the Animal, not because we have animals, unless young children are included in that genre, but because it is the top of the range model, and we had a choice. Plus, we wanted an upright, with a powered brush bar, oh, and my mum liked the purple bits!! However, the Animal is designed for pet owners, although truthfully, you could buy a cheaper model to do the same job. The only difference between the Animal, and other DC07 models is that the Animal has a mini turbo brush head, again air-powered, for stairs, the car and other hard to reach places. It is NOT, I repeat NOT, for grooming pets. This is serious; the powerful suction could injure them badly. DON?T use the tool for grooming pets. So, there are 7 models in the range now, 8 including the special edition model from Currys. Starting the proceedings is the basic silver/yellow model. With this you get the Root Cyclone technology. The cyclones work by forcing the air flowing within them to spin at very high speeds (around 924 mph), and centrifugal forces force the dirt out of the air stream. If you are on a spinning roundabout in a park, you can feel yourself being ?pushed? to the edge of it. This is centrifugal force, and the same principal is employed in the Dyson. The Root Cyclone is only different to the Dual Cyclone, in that there are eight cyclones, and not just two. Dyson claims that this gives the Root Cyclone models 45% more power than the Dual Cyclone models, though the fact that
                the Root Cyclone models have 1400w motors, and the Dual Cyclone models have 1200w motors might have something to do with the 45% power increase. Dyson didn?t tell us that one did they!! The most noticeable feature on the silver/yellow model is the extendible hose, which also acts as the handle in normal use. The hose is hard to use, because the strong suction keeps on ?pulling? it back. So although the hose can theoretically reach to the top of a normal flight of stairs, you would have a job putting this into practice. After ten minutes of playing a tug of war with the damn machine, I give up and recover the trusty DC02, which is more than happy to do the stairs with no hassle. (I have reviewed the DC02 as well). Next in the range is the silver/turquoise ?Brush Control? model. This has an additional Brush Control System, which switches the brush bar on automatically, when the cleaner body is pulled back, and switches the brush off itself, when the cleaner body is returned to the upright position, and the hose is being used. You can also switch the brush off manually when the cleaner body is pulled back; indeed, this is recommended for vacuuming hard floors. Leaving the brush on, on hard floors makes little difference, but it is quite noisy, so it is perhaps better to switch this off. Proceeding this model, are the two ?Allergy +? models. You can choose between the blue/turquoise model, and the purple/lime green model. These models have a HEPA post-motor filter; there is still a normal H-Class pre-motor filter, to keep any escaping dust particles out of the motor, then the post-motor filt er stops any last gremlins from leaving. The HEPA filter has a Bactiguard screen, to kill bacteria on contact, therefore, these machines would be recommended for people with allergies (hence the name!!). For those of you confused, HEPA actually means ?High Efficiency Particle Airfilter? just to clear that one up! (No pun intended).
                The next model is the CLIC special edition model, in varying shades of pink. This is the special edition model which is being sold to raise money for CLIC, a charity for children with leukaemia. It has the same features as the Allergy + models. Next in line is a bit of a pointless model, the purple/red ?Allergy + Low Reach Tool?. This is the same as the Allergy + models, except it has a floor tool, usually found on cylinder vacuum cleaners. This is for cleaning under low furniture. This is because, unlike other uprights, the Dyson has a tall, curved base, whereas other makes like Hoover or Electrolux have flat bases, so you cannot get a Dyson under low furniture, whereas you might just get one of it?s competitors under. To end the range, is the Animal, in purple/silver. On top of this, Currys sell a silver/red ?Full Gear? model. It has a floor tool and a dry carpet cleaning kit. Wow, with so much choice, I recommend a quick visit to dyson.co.uk. Click on ?Products? on the menu bar at the top, and click the DC07 range. Then pick a model, and have a good read at what the features are ? some even have interactive demonstrations to watch. Or click ?Which Dyson? at the top of the page, and by answering a few simple questions, you will be led to the cleaner considered best for your needs. Or, if all this technology leaves you with a real need to hear a human explain it all, just pop into your local electrical store. There are a wide variety of websites, from which you can buy your new Dyson, at a greatly discounted price. A good Internet Search Engine should help you with this. Prices constantly change, so here, I have a list of prices for the DC07 Animal, because that?s the model I have. All were gathered on Tuesday 22nd June 2004 from each company?s website. Bear in mind, these are just a small selection. Currys = £239.00 Allders = £279.00 Powerhouse = £279.99 John Lewis = £239.00 Tesco = £222.00 Miller Brothers = £249.97
                So, what do I think of the DC07? Well, the purple is the most noticeable feature, but that aside, the DC07 is a very powerful, reliable cleaner, that should serve you well for years to come. Some people have had a bad experience with Dyson. Luckily, I haven?t, and I can?t say I have had need to phone their Customer Service up, so I can?t comment on that. I have e-mailed them though, and they are very prompt in their response. Assembling the vacuum cleaner is simplicity itself; the hose just needs connecting, the tube inserted into the hose, the tools placed in their holders and the cord wrapping around the hooks on the hose. This is an easy procedure, seeing as the instruction is in text and pictures. Before you switch the DC07 on, try vacuuming the lounge or another suitable room with your old vacuum if it still works. Then vacuum it with the DC07. The suction is phenomenal ? be sure to tie loose objects including pets and small children to something heavy!! Only joking, but it is noticeable in its power. The results are shaming, be sure not to perform this test with a relative or friend in the room. Everything has its downfall, and the DC07 does ha ve a number of slight problems. The suction is so powerful; the hose is hard to use, as explained earlier. This should be taken into consideration if you aren?t particularly strong. Also, the vacuum is quite heavy to lift, but not to push ? it is surprisingly easy to manoeuvre. So, in conclusion, I would heartily recommend the DC07. Buy this vacuum cleaner, you don?t need an excuse!! You?ll be disappointed if you don?t. © newquayboy 2004 This review has been submitted on ciao by me!! It has not been copied

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                  05.10.2003 17:23

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                  Please suck... - Advantages: good suction when working, you feel your home is clean after because you can see how much dirt it has picked up., Dyson hotline very useful. - Disadvantages: filter needs cleaning quite a lot, things can get trapped in the 'u-bend'

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                  29.08.2003 23:19

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                  Pure Genius... - Advantages: Actually picks up dirt and dust, watching the rubbish spin round is great fun and keeps the kids entertained, can switch from being used as an upright to being used with the hose in seconds - Disadvantages: Can't think of any

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                  04.07.2003 02:23
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                  I read various reviews on this site before finally deciding to buy a Dyson. I have to say that it really has lived up to expectations. Firstly the price ... i went on the internet and did various serches eventualy paying £180 compared to shop prices of up to £268. The internet store was excellent to deal with had a phone number and good courteous operators. The machine arrived on time within two working days. The machine.... Well it really does suck, the carpet looked vacuumed and the dust box soon got to its maximum. We have also done some decorating recently and once again the Dyson has really cleaned up. I would really recomend the machine to anyone except... The elderly or someone with a lot of stairs. It is heavy and moving it up and down the stairs does take an effort. Its great exercise but i think someone older might struggle. Strongly recomend it

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                    10.01.2003 20:05
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                    Advantages have been well documented but lets talk about some of the negatives, after only 3 months of use. 1. The weight - even for a fit, strong individual you can soon get a tired arm! 2. Because of the weight, if you use the flexible hose to the limit, the main body will come hurtling after you! 3. As with previous models, the flexible hose will soon split towards the top! Why don't Dyson get a grip on this one, and manufacture a quality fit for purpose? 4. The wheels! Always prone to breaking on previous models - now what have they done - but raised ridges round the circumference of the hard plastic wheels. So beware if you have soft wooden floors - they will ruin them! ALthough they have fitted a cunning device to stop the brushes rotating for wooden floors - they did not think of this problem. 5. And that hard fixed length tool arm is ridiculous - try to get that round a spiral staircase, it's a bit of fuss to remove for smaller jobs! 6. And now the foot tool has broken - sheared in to after just 3 months! Always go for an extended warranty - shop for the cheapest option (and negotiate) - you will get your money's worth over the years!

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                      15.11.2002 20:20
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                      The Danger of becoming to clean. We recently got some money from presents and decided to spend it on the home and us and one of the things we have heard lots about is Dyson, and most of us have heard the good articles. I was quite sceptical about how a Hoover could be much different to other cheaper ones, but so many people have told me that they make a difference that we decided to buy one. Dyson produce various different versions, two cylinders, eight cylinders, stand up, sit down, power accessories, air filters, green, red, purple etc etc. We wanted the eight cylinder upright version with the HEPA, never heard of this before but apparently it an air filter, which include a bacteria-killing screen and lasts a lifetime. This straight away zooms us half way up the expense level. We did want the power tools, which help clean stairs, but this was just pushing the bank a bit to far, especially for a Hoover. The easiest and cheapest way of buying a Dyson was online, and one of the cheapest places was Comet. The top of the range Dyson with all add-ons a tweaks was around £230, compared to in the shops where the price starts around £290. I love the Internet, and shop online a bit, but I love buying things and having them now, so Online just didn?t work for me. Instead we went to Comet and found the mid way 8 cylinder HEPA Dyson we wanted, but it was £240, most shops sell it for £269, the Dyson?s with the power tools were £289. Anyway we bought it for £240. Recently we found some of the power tools separate for around £10, this is the only difference between ours and the top of the range model, so all in all a better buy. Our house had only been Hovered a day before, but we tested the new Dyson all over the house. Take into mind we don?t have any animals, the Dyson was almost full at the end of the clean, quite impressive, and unlike old Dyson?s it was dirt and grim and not the carpet piles. <
                      br> The biggest difference we have found is at the end of cleaning; there is no smell in the air, the smell of dust, which previous Hoovers left behind. The other big difference is there isn?t so much dust in the house. The biggest pit fall with them though is, after seeing the difference it made compared to the old Hoover and realising what is in the carpet, we haven?t stopped hoovering.

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                        We purchased a Dyson DC07 Animal in mid September, and within 10 minutes of using it, the motor had burnt out. I was not using it harshly, I vacuumed the dining room carpet, which I had vacuumed with our previous vacuum, just to prove how much muck the Dyson gets up. I then did the stairs (standard short pile carpet), and after 5 minutes, it gave up the ghost, and the house smelt of burning. It was not the thermal cutout, as it did not start again after that. So a replacement was ordered. This one worked fine, but when the motor was slowing down, there was a catching noise, like the fan was not connected properly. Then, after 1 week of use the on/off switch is broken. You need to hold it in to get it to work. So, I am very very very disappointed with Dyson, and tomorrow I will be getting a refund from the retailer. I have written to James to tell him about his problems with Quality Control (or lack of), so I will await a reply. Yes, I did mean to give this a 1 star rating, I would have given it zero stars if there was a box for that!

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                        When one of our dogs decides to have a good scratch the entire house reverberates. At 42kg Rosie packs a good scratch. Her little (40kg) sister, Kia, hasn't quite got the power to rattle the plates three doors away, but she's still impressive. Both dogs are allergic to house dust mite. It's easy to think of house dust as being just a single substance, but it's actually little bits of fibre, fur from animals, mould, bacteria and food particles as well as bits of plants and insects. Within this mixture are microscopic mites, which live in bedding, upholstery and carpets. They used to thrive in summer and die off in the colder months but now that houses are generally well-heated in winter they will thrive even then. Have you ever seen those particles which float in a shaft of sunlight? Well, in there are the dust mites along with their waste products and it's actually the waste products (didn't I put that nicely?) which provoke an allergic reaction. It happens in dogs but more commonly in humans and it can cause an asthma attack. For several years our main weapon in the war against the house dust mite has been a Dyson DC03 and although it was good it did have drawbacks. The main one was that emptying the cylinder usually meant that you got at least some dust blown back onto you and it seemed pointless to vacuum only to bring some of the dust back into the house on your clothes so that the dogs could inhale it more easily. It could also only be good in those areas which it could effectively reach and it wasn't as good as it might be on edges or on stairs. Reluctantly we took the decision to upgrade to the DC07 Animal. Why reluctantly? Well the best deal I could find was at £244.99 from Vacuum Cleaners Direct (excellent service by the way - I couldn't fault them) and this did seem a lot to pay for a vacuum cleaner. Then Rosie leant against me and scratched. When I recovered I realised that it was a
                        small amount to pay for their comfort. ~ Quick History Lesson ~ Good looking inventor (play 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' music here) moves on from his success in inventing a wheelbarrow which had a ball instead of a wheel, for greater stability, to produce a prototype of the first bagless vacuum cleaner, having realised that bags reduce suction. He roams Europe for a couple of years in the early eighties looking for someone willing to invest in the product. The baddies won't oblige though, because of all the money they make from selling replacement bags. Finally he works with a Japanese company to develop the first bagless vacuum cleaner for the commercial market and the rest, as they say, is just the story of a common-or-garden multi-millionaire. ~ End of Quick History Lesson ~ There are six models in the DC07 range. The basic model (grey and yellow) is for homes that are mainly carpeted. Next comes the turquoise and grey model for homes with carpets and hard floors. The turquoise and blue model is the cheapest in the range to have the better air filtration system and along side this is a purple and lime model for people who habitually wear sunglasses. Soon to be available is a tangerine and blue model for easier cleaning under low furniture, but it's the top-of the range purple model, The Animal, which I'm going to concentrate on today. It came in a big box, a very big box and I will confess that I struggled to open it. Once inside though, I found some instructions which showed me that there was an easy way to open the box, but, of course, I had to open the box to find them. I'd almost rather not have known. If you have the space it's worth saving the box in case the vacuum ever has to go back to Dyson. Something else you might like to do whilst you're being all efficient is to make a note of the serial number which you'll find on the rating plate on the base. You'll
                        need this to register the guarantee and if you ever need to contact the Dyson Helpline. It wasn't that long ago that I'd assembled the DC03 and I didn't anticipate any difficulties with the DC07, but it wasn't quite so simple. I had a couple of false starts in trying to attach the hose to the main body and it didn't actually all click together until I cursed it roundly. Three of the tools, the stair, brush and crevice tools, click neatly into slots on the main body, but the 'Animal Turbo Tool' is rather like a spare part for someone else's cleaner. You'll have to find it a place to live and remember to get it out when you want to use it. The first thing that struck me is that this machine is heavy. If you say '8.6kg' quickly it doesn't sound a lot, but it's heavy and unwieldy to carry upstairs, particularly if you're 5'4" and have a bad back. The Dyson website (http://www.dyson.co.uk/range/feature_frame.asp?model=DC07-ANIMAL) says that it's light to use, but 'd qualify this and say that it depends on your carpets. On a short pile carpet that's tightly anchored to the floor it moves easily, but if there is the slightest give in the carpet or it has a longer pile the suction is so strong that vacuuming is better exercise than going to the gym. The suction is impressive though. I used it shortly after I'd vacuumed with the DC03 (which had always impressed me before) and was rather embarrassed at the amount of dirt that was removed. Edges were cleaned easily because of the 'whiskers' at each side of the vacuum which flick dirt up into the airflow and thus into the cylinder. The disadvantage here is that the machine is bulky (the base is roughly 34cm wide, 31 cm deep and 16cm high) and I couldn't get it into some of the areas which the DC03 had reached easily. You also have to take the size into account when considering where you will store
                        the vacuum. The Animal has a 'reversible wand'. You and I would call this a handle with a long tube at the end. Either end of this 'wand' (you'd think cleaning got done by magic, wouldn't you?) attaches to the hose which does give some versatility when you're using the tools. The tools will attach directly to the hose if you're working in a confined space, such as the car, but I have found that the connection between the hose and the Animal Turbo Tool is not particularly good in this situation and we've suffered a divorce in the middle of the stairs on more than one occasion. The hose is said to stretch to 13 metres and this is quite probably true if it's simply stretched without the power being on, but once it is the suction is such that it's very difficult to stretch it to half this length. I struggle to reach the top of some very unexceptional stairs and when I say 'struggle' I mean struggle! You can only work with the machine at the bottom of the stairs (unless you're keen on meeting for a passionate embrace in the middle of the stairs) so you have to switch the power on and pull the hose upstairs behind you. By the time that you're nearing the top of the stairs you feel that there's some tremendous force trying to pull you backwards down the stairs. I'm giving you the feeling that I don't really like the animal aren't I? Well, that's not strictly true. I love the results, but I find it hard work. Those sunbeams with dust motes are a thing of the past and the house always smells so much cleaner and fresher when I've vacuumed these days. I love the fact that I can detach the cylinder, hold it in the dustbin, release a trigger and all the dust drops out through the bottom. I no longer need a shower and a complete change of clothes after I've emptied the cylinder. It's great to be able to vacuum the whole of the downstairs of the house,
                        or the upstairs without having to constantly unplug the vacuum. I like the lifetime filter which I can wash every six months rather than replace. The Dyson comes with a two-year guarantee. With the DC03 I took regular advantage of this and there was never any problem about them providing replacement parts or sending a repairman if necessary. You also receive an offer of two months free insurance for a dog, cat or rabbit with Petplan. This does, however, only apply if you take out a policy for which you will have to pay. Both our dogs are already insured with Petplan so this was of no value to me. We're getting used to each other. It's just that sometimes it's not so much animal, more a ferocious beast!

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                          04.09.2002 03:20

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                          Suck all day, suck all night - Advantages: cleans carpets like anything, Works on my lino floor, Great value for money - Disadvantages: It doesnt clean the kids that well

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                          08.08.2002 21:39
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                          I bought my Dyson about 2 months ago now after our little £30 goblin blew up and melted! We had moved into our first house and had only had the goblin for 3 months so my partner suggested going for a dyson and told me I could have one if thats what I really wanted. Well was it what I really wanted? I thought they were over priced and you were paying for the name but we started to look at some and the sales lady.... well really sold it, call me a sucker but if something looks good I have to have it regardless of if it works!So anyway I thought lets give it a go if we dont like it we've got 30 days to bring it back. I hoovered the spare room that evening, the room that we seldom go in and theres not a lot in there really and my god the clear cylinder was FULL with dust, cobwebs and fuzz. The amount of dirt it got out the first time I used it astounded me. My partner came up and even asked me if that was bits of the carpet or was it dust! After that it still sucks up loads but not like the first time you use it. As you havent had that much suction before the dust is all in the carpet but as you use the Dyson every week there is not so much to pick up. It is easy to empty, you can see exactly what you have hoovered up and if something goes up there by mistake its easy to reclaim. There are also no more bags to buy and fiddle with to fit. It is really powerful dont try using it on one of those sheep skin rugs believe me I tried it! The pipe that comes out to get in corners, hoover your car and use the attachments is it's big downfall. It is really fiddly to get in and out and fit together. It is too long to use in your car it gets wedged against the ceiling as you try and hoover and it is too powerful to hoover mats they get stuck to it. I was also annoyed when I was attempting to hoover my car and it was that powerful it sucked the tape out of my tapes when I wasn't even that near to them they just went strai
                          ght up there into the cylinder. Basically it is a brilliant upright cleaner and I cant fault it but when it comes to the pipe attachment it is fiddley and too powerful, worth the money, yes probably, no other hoover could get the carpet as clean and I can live with the downfalls for a spotless carpet.

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                          Short name: Dyson DC07 Allergy