Newest Review: ... seem to be. It is still quite a heavy cleaner to lift about but now he has two of them this one stays up stairs all the time. My Dad is... more
Every house should have one of these
Dyson DC07 Origin
Member Name: caustin10
Dyson DC07 Origin
Advantages: fantastic suction power
Disadvantages: can chew up drive belts
My mum and dad have had one of these for years which is why I was surprised that it was fairly expensive for me to pick up a new one last year. When it first came out it was revolutionary and you could almost understand the premium pricing but nowadays £200 is quite a lot of money for any kind of vacuum cleaner. However I had seen the benefits at my parents house and was convinced enough to put my hand in my pocket, in fact I would argue that the price represents good value for money.
If you have always used traditional vacuum cleaners then be prepared to be amazed the first time you fire up a Dyson. The suction is incredible - we had an old reddy coloured carpet that despite regular vacuuming still looked grey, dusty and tatty. The first time we used the Dyson it visibly changed colour and we can finally see the red colour coming through. Likewise small bits of dirt that had become entwined in the carpet will soon come up despite a typical hoover having tried and failed. The tagline is 'no loss of suction' and you can certainly notice that the suction power remains consistently high even when the dust container is nearly full
Ok so onto the product description....
The yellow and grey plastic may not be to eveyone's taste but they certainly are bright and in my opinion quite stylish. You will find the Dyson is much heavier to lift than many other vacuum cleaners and it is an awful lot noisier - don't even bother to try to watch the TV while this thing is running! On the other hand it rolls along easily enough and despite the incredible suction you do not get air blowing out all over the place (I had tried out a Vax bagless vacuum prior to this and it blew out so much air it sent any paperwork flying off tables and notice boards).
The cable is very long - so much so that I can clean all of my flat without having to move to a new plug. As you use it you can see the dust gathering in the clear plastic central container (no bags with these babies!). It is a simple job to unclip this container - you press one button at the front of the handle to release the container and then carry it over the bin. You pull the trigger at the top and hey presto the bottom opens and the dust falls into the bin. Clipping the container back in is just as simple. You will also find that the handle unclips and then forms the end of an extendable hose that you can use for cleaning tight spaces e.g. inside cars or on the stairs. The reach of the hose is very good and it is fairly lightweight to hold. The end of this handle slides out of the way allowing you clip in various attachments which you will see clipped onto numerous places on the Dyson. I was presently surprised to find that they have never once fallen off even though I have often banged the Dyson around...if only other companies could take their example
So many sections of the Dyson unclip that it means you can easily pull it to pieces and put it back together again. You will need to clean out the filter next to the left wheel - this is held in a circular section that rolls forward to reveal the circular filter. It takes a few bashes to knock the dust out and you will find that you need to do this every couple of months. If you don't do it then you may find that the Dyson will overheat and stop working for a couple of hours....I learnt this lesson the hard way.
Because of the sheer suction power the main dust container will also fill up quickly. I have had it one third full just from one clean of my relatively small apartment. However, as per the above this is easily emptied and at least you don't have to faff around with fitting a vacuum bag.
The drive belt on the underneath should be checked every few months for signs of wear and tear. As I will describe the below it is a bit of a pain in the wotsit to change these over
Well just a couple. Firstly I find that the Dyson will not clean anything within 3cm of a wall. Not a big problem and many vacuums have the same issue. The attachments can easily be clipped onto the hose to allow you to clean up these areas anyway. Secondly my Dyson has chewed up several of the thick rubber bands they use as a drive belt. It takes an awful lot of strength to change these over as they go on so tightly - usually it is a 5 minute long frustrating job for 2 people. However this has only been a problem on my Dyson and other family members and friends have not had any issues
I am delighted with my Dyson and really recommend it highly. It is not perfect but it does its job fantastically well and in my opinion is worth every penny
Summary: hugely powerful vacuum cleaner
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