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      02.06.2010 19:48
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      Overall, a very good product, very satisfied

      When I bought a Dyson DC07 to replace my broken vacuum cleaner i could not have been more happy. Over the years we have owned 5 vacuum cleaners which have had to be replaced due to breakdown. I have been using the DC07 vacuum cleaner for just about two years and so far it is still going strong, for which I am very happy. This product picks up dirt so much better than any of my previous vacuum cleaners. The performance of this vacuum cleaner is still the same as when I purchased it as there has been no drop in suction. My previous vacuum cleaners have always lost suction power after a few months, but this one has not. They advise you to keep washing the filter every couple of months to retain the suction. I have been doing this and it seems to be working. I always believed that dyson vacuums are very heavy and hard to handle, however this is not the case as I being a women can carry it up and down the stairs. The hose of the vacuum cleaner is also of good quality as in my previous vacuum cleaners the hose used to tear which used to result in loss of suction. I can happily say that I have not experienced this with the DC07. The vaccum cleaner being bagless is also a huge advantage. In addition, I think it is great that they give free 5 years guarantee parts and labour as I know that I am not going to have to buy a new vacuum cleaner for atleast 5 years unless i want to upgrade.

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      21.05.2010 22:27
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      A brilliant vacum from Dyson

      I always wanted a Dyson vacum cleaner, never really sure as to why, but I always wanted one and when I was 18, I got a credit account with a catalouge that sold the Dyson DC07 and I ordered one. I was so excited to have a Dyson, and I am happy to say I still have the same Dyson now. The DC07 SY is the yellow and gray version, and it has the root cyclone technology. There is also a purple and gray version, called the DC07 Animal and a hypo-allergenic one, which is blue and gray. The DC07 is an upright, bagless vacum, which claims to have no loss of suction, and the claim, so far is correct in my opinion. There is mulitple attachments on this vacum, including an extendable hose, a hose extension for getting into really small areas, and a couple of different brushes, which also add to the hose extension. The main vacum part is the suction brushes at the front of the hoover, which can be lowered or raised for different floor types and carpet thickeness. The suction is perfect, and the rotating brush head inside almosts whisks the dirt out of the carpet, and gives your carpet a brilliant clean, which is even greater if anyone in the house suffers from asthma, as the extra cleaning power of the Dyson gets rid of dust mites, pet hair and other dirt an allergens. I have occasionally had problems with hair in the brushes getting clogged, but with three, long haired women in the house this is pretty much an enevitablity. I have had hoovers had to be replaced due to hair problems in the past lol. I have once had to replace the belt that powers the brushes on the Dyson, but this was because I didn't realise the hair had clogged the brush so much, that it had actually stopped rotating. Luckily these only cost £5 for two brand new, and I have looked online and found that most brand new parts for a Dyson DC07 are actually very reasonably priced. For the fact this is a relativley large vacum cleaner, it is not as heavy as you would expect and I can easily lift it up and down the stairs, and with a long reach power cable and a very long reach extendable hose, I can easily get to most places in my house from one power point, and can easily do the whole set of stairs in one go, without having to change the power point or add an extra extension to the hose, makes it easier to do the house work with out the added hassle of vacum problems. I have had my Dyson many years now, and had only the problem of hair clogging in the brush, which has not been a problem since I have kept an eye on this. The bagless technology is brilliant, as not only does it save money on the vacum bags, it enables you to store so much dirt in the vacum compared to a standard sized vacum bag. This hardly ever needs emptying, and is so easy to empty, pretty much anyone can do it. You just pop off the cylinder that holds all the diirt etc, and empty it into the bin. Clip the cylinder back on, and you're ready to go again. Personally, I can not find any fault with the Dyson DC07 and I am as happy with it now as I was the day I got it. I don't think I could get another brand or type of vacum cleaner, if this one should ever be in need of replacement * touch wood it won't* then I would definatley get the same one again. On the whole, Dyson vacum cleaners are not cheap, I paid about £200 for this ( £800 cheaper than a kirby!!) and at the time I thought it was hugely expensive, but after having the Dyson for all this time, I love it still and I totally think it is worth the money, after all, we are in the day and age of only getting what we pay for. The quality for money of the Dyson is outstanding, and I recommend that you get one of these, as they really are a brilliant tool to have in the house, and they look pretty cool too. These are available to buy from places like Amazon, Argos, Curreys and Comet. Sometimes you can find them for a good deal, so have a shop around before committing to buying yours. There is also many places online that you can buy a Dyson from for good prices, so do have a look around and see what bargain you can find. *This review is also posted on ciao under the user name of Hailee*

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        13.04.2009 02:03
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        Fairly poor and unreliable

        Dyson, the name rings out as quality and consistancy, something i regret to say that i have yet to to encounter in the three dysons i have owned over the last 5/6 years... The good thing that i cannot fault on the Dysons is the bagless system and the bucket on this model is brilliant, but like with all Dysons i have found that for all its technological advances in make the bag obselete it has failed in alot of other areas... The Dysons i have owned over the years have seldom lasted very long, the motors usually burn out very quickly and at this you are probably asking yourself what the heckare they doing to those poor hoovers, and i have to answer... no more than what any other person does to their dyson. If the moror doesn't burn out quickly usually the drive belt snaps, easy to pick up in your local hard ware shope for a quid or so but i'm now on my 3rd in a year!! on top of that the last Dysons the wand has snapped and like my current DC07 i have a penny lodged in the bend of the wand which renders it useless as it won't budge, also the attachments fall off the dyson if you breathe in it's general direction, Highly annoying!!! I have found all in all that Dyson have been a let down, they have redeemed themselves with the clever bucket facility on the 07 but really it is as unreliable as previous models and once this one dies i will be looking else where...

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          16.12.2008 09:34
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          A great vacuum built to last with excellent suction

          We purchased this Dyson for moving into our first house. My mum and dad had a Dyson which I was impressed by and it really seemed the only choice! My parents had an older model with the single cyclone, this having the Root 8 Cyclone blew us away with its power. If not a little nosier, its suction power by far outweighs the noise generated. It came in the classic yellow and silver colours synonomous with Dyson, it was easier to unpack and assemble. It was plugged in within minutes and I was hoping my wife would fall in love with it! (she did and now I can just enjoy watching this lovely machine glide around the floors haha). It comes with all the usual tools which can easily and safely be stored in their respective slots on the dyson itself. Unlike with my parents dyson, the tools don't fall off when generally vacuuming the floor. The pipe is extra long for reaching into those tight crevices where your dyson won't fit. The dyson is easy to empty, as the bottom of the plastic dirt container opens to allow the dust to full into a bag. On older dysons you had to tip the container up to empty it and risk some dust falling back to the floor or choking you, with the bottom coming undone, the dust falls straight into the bin with minimum fuss. Overall I would recommend this dyson, it represents great value for money, is reliable (touch wood) and has incredible suction power, my only critisism it that it is a touch noisy.

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            04.02.2008 18:10
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            Great Dyson product well worth the price.

            This morning I answered a knock at the door to discover a delivery driver with a large cardboard box. 'This is heavy, mate,' he said. 'What have you got in there?' 'That's my Dyson!' I replied. And there it was. My brand new Dyson DC07 in silver and yellow. The packaging was rather large, but ths is because you don't really have to put much together. It is already done for you. You merely attach the hose and the 'wand' to the back, click the attachments into their holders, plug it in and away you go. Amazingly simple to use. And how powerful! It was effortless hoovering, it really was. I had hoovered this morning with my old hoover, and had thought I had done a good job (naturally my wife explained this was because I'm a man!!). But the Dyson hoovered up an unbelievable amount of dirt just from one room. One of its redeeming features is that you can see what you have hoovered up due to a see-through bin, where your captured dirt and dust is on show for all to see. There was a lot from the one room. And even more by the time I had finished the rest of the house. I was very impressed by the power and efficiency of the hoover, and for the duration of its first use, I can hardly fault it. It comes with the main body and the aforementioned hose and 'wand'. Also included are a stair tool, a brush tool and a crevice tool for cleaning different surfaces such as stairs and reaching hard to hoover places such as under sofas or in corners. Practical application of it as an all in one hoover means that you don't have to lug the main body behind you as you hoover. It is an all in one machine and as such the hose is within the hoover. The only disadvantage I have noticed thus far is that there is no retractable cable for the power. You need to wind it round the clips after each usage or leave the cable trailing or in a pile. Emptying the bin couldn't be easier. At the mere push of a button, you can pull the see-through bin away from the rest of the machine to empty into a bag or bin(whichever you choose). Inside the bin there is a main dirt compartment and a smaller one for fine dirt, so you need to give it a few taps to ensure you've completely emptied it. You do need to clean it by hand every now and then, which is a disadvantage compared to a hoover with a bag which you just discard and replace, but this is a minor point. The easy release buttons for altering the position of the hoover, attaching and detaching the hose and 'wand', and releasing the bin make the machine very accessible, which is a negative if you have children with wandering hands. But the advantages of this machine far outweigh the disadvantages. Dyson hoovers do not come cheap. You pay for high quality. This Dyson costs £144.99 from amazon. Fingers crossed I will still be happy with it in a few weeks. As I have only recently received this product, I will try to edit this review should anything else become evident to me, so keep checking back for more info. Any updates will be added at the end. Thanks for reading. I hope you find this review and any others I have written helpful. Please leave a rating and/or a comment. I hope this helps you make a decision. One final note. Don't forget to send back the guarantee form. You can also confirm the guarantee online or over the phone.

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              23.05.2004 20:35
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              Features Hygienic anive had two dyson hoovers now and i think they are the best hoovers on the market they are so powerfull you can see the carpet lift slightly when you use them i am happy with this dyson ive had it for just over a year now and it is still as power full as ever i dont think it will last another year because it cuts out when i have turned on for to long...(over heating i think) they seem to fall apart quite easily to, the first dyson hoover i had was the dyson dc04 that last about 3 years then just stopped working..burnt out. but with all that in mind i still will buy a new dyson every time if and when i need a new one, there cleaning power is amazing ive never seen any other hoover with such power Features quick to empty Just pull the trigger - avoid direct contact with the dust Fastest stair cleaning Quick-draw hose stretches to the top of the stairs No running costs Lifetime filters and no bags to buy Dyson engineered floor tool For easier cleaning under low furniture Lifetime hospital-level HEPA filter With Bactisafe screen to kill harmful bacteria and mould on contact The HEPA filter captures harmful particles - ideal for allergy sufferers

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                26.01.2004 03:41
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                What a con. We were seduced by the supposed good name of this product but it sucks ( or more usely doesn't). Don't buy one if ; 1) You want to clear up dust 2) You want to clear pet hairs 3) You don't own an air compressor 4) You don't own a second vacuum ( 3 and 4 needed to clear the daily blockages of the variious filters) 5) You need to use the flexibles and tools The ergonomics of the product are dreadful. You can't easilly work out which is the on off switch which is the emptying catch and which is the catch to extend the hose. When you move the cleaner you will also find that most of the time you are switching it on when you want it off and vice versa. All in all buy a much cheaper cleaner ( Electrolux which we now have ) It will cost about one quarter of the price and will work ten times better.

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                  05.01.2004 13:03
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                  When my trusty Electrolux refused to pick up the dirt and grime on the carpets any more I found myself in a bit of a quandary. Having been put off the Dyson due to reports of them having a life span similar to an amoeba I wasn't too sure if a Dyson was going to last the course. Also 3 years previously an over zealous sales man put me completely off buying one due ot the sale patter of " they'll get your house, hospital clean madam" As I have great experience of hospital standards of cleanliness I gave the Dyson a wide berth! So here I was with carpets that screamed CLEAN ME and Curry's was awash with Dysons after 10 minutes of erming I decided that the Dyson was perhaps the one for me. What sold it was the fact they have a long hose. Basically you can clean the stairs without having to balance the vacuum cleaner precariously on a step half way up to finish the job. I soon found myself the proud owner of a DC07SY - the SY standing for silver and yellow! James Dyson, the creator of Dyson vacuum cleaners studied Design at the Royal College of Art. In the late 70's and early 80's he created the prototype that was to become the Dyson Vacuum cleaner we know today. In 1993 the first Dyson was launched with technology that could pick up the smallest of particles in a new bagless approach to hoovering! James Dyson created a dual cyclone process in his earlier models which meant an end to cleaners with bags.It was no wonder that the Dyson soon became the best selling vacuum cleaner, with clever marketing and relative affordability the Dyson soon became the cleaner to have. The Dyson DC07 was first produced in 2001, with this new model James Dyson perfected a new cyclone procedure the Root cyclone. Basically this was an update on the Dual cyclone technology that made for even more powerful sucking, by creating a group of 8 smaller chambers. Specifications: The Dyson DC07SY ( to be known as the DC07 from now on) is an upright cleaner - gone are the days where I'll do my back in scrubbing away with a cylinder vacuum cleaner. Standing at some 1127mm tall this cleaner is actually ideal for me as I used to find with my other upright cleaner that I tended to stoop a little bit whilst cleaning. One down side of the DC07 is the fact that it is on the heavy side, it weighs in at a rather hefty 8kgs. I can imagine an elderly person might find using it rather cumbersome and tiring. The dust cylinder holds some 4 litres of dirt - basically I can clean my 3 bed roomed house all over on a weekly basis and the cylinder needs emptying every month -so it does hold rather a lot of dirt and dust! With a cord that spans some 8.35 metres in length this means you can go from room to room in my house without having to unplug it too often. Dyson do not quote the motor speed as other companies do in wattage ie a 1000 watts motor they like to quote the power in air watts or suction power -the DC07 has an air wattage of 300 which compares most favourably with the other available Dysons. The extension hose which was the main selling point for me spans some 13 metres and yes I can get it to reach the top of my stairs! It comes with 3 standard tools - the stair brush, the crevice pipe and a larger brush. The many features of the Dyson DC07 include: Root Cyclone technology - as discussed earlier this makes for a very powerful sucking experience. With the Root cyclone this should mean not only a powerful suction but a continuous suction. Easier emptying - with an easy click system the dust cannister is easy to remove from the body of the cleaner. Then with a quick pull of the plunger the bottom of the box empties not unlike a trap door process. Easier Stair cleaning - again with a quick press of a switch you are able to remove the wand -Dyson's name for the handle and along with it comes the inbuilt hose. This is able ot stretch over 6 times in size t hus making for a more easier stair cleaning experience. Auto carpet height adjustment - this nifty little feature means that instead of you fiddling with a knob to adjust the height of the brushes the DC07 does it all by it's self! Motorized Brush bar - this feature is common in all upright Dysons. Basically it means that the brushes move around and sweep all dust and fibres trapped in your carpets into the constant airflow the Dyson omits. Blockage removal ports - with ease of access to most parts of the DC07 this means that any blockages are soon sorted out. My Experience I bought my Dyson in May 2003 for £189.99 from Curry's I'm sure if I had shopped around I could have got it cheaper but given the fact I was in dire need for a vacuum cleaner at the time I didn't. having done a comparsion search online the best price I have found is £159.99 from www.electricwarehouse.co.uk .The DC07 comes in a rather large box. On opening said box I was greeted by a ray of items and instruction manuals. After studying the instruction manual I finally managed to fit the DC07 together and insert the array of tools into a variety of orifices the DC07 has for their storage. However I'm still not too sure if I fitted them in the correct places but as long as they stay put I'm not too worried! The first thing I noticed that the DC07 is definitely a beast of a machine, with it's 8kgs of weight it is rather an unwieldy beast and the fact that the powerful suction practically lifted the hall carpets off the ground wasn't lost on me. Along with it's chunkiness and weight the Dyson is very cumbersome to use. At first I found that it really did help develope forearm muscles as I did battle with it, as it attempted to suck up the carpets, rugs, small children and any thing that got in it's way! With subsequent usage I've found that either I'd tamed the beast or I've just got used to the weight and power. With it's powerful suction, as the saying goes nothing sucks quite like a Dyson, the cleaning effect is pretty amazing. Within seconds you'll see dirt, dust and any other objects that have got in the way of the powerful suction floating around in the clear dust cylinder.It also has the ability to clean right up to the edges of the skirting boards without the need of using any of the specialist cleaning attachments. When it comes to cleaning stairs a job I have previously loathed with a passion this little beast comes into it's own as the hose really does stretch all the way to the top of the stairs in my house! Even with the hose fully stretched none of the DC07's powerful suction is lost. As with most vacuum cleaners I tend to find myself playing hunt the blockage. Living with a 6 year old means that unfortunately little bits of her junk tend to get sucked up the vacuum cleaner whilst cleaning. Now Dyson actually market the DC07 as a cleaner that is easy to unblock. Unfortunately I'd have to disagree here! The blockage freeing portals are not that simple to unlock and I found that the first time I attempted to remove a blockage I struggled to reassemble the DC07 after having sorted out the blockage. Pro's In it's favour the DC07 cleans remarkably well, stairs are a joy to clean well not exactly a joy just not the chore they were with my previous vacuum cleaner,the dust cannister holds a mighty 4 litres of dust so you do not have to empty it every five minutes. Con's The weight of this beast would probably make it difficult for the elderly to use. It is also very cumbersome at times due to it's weight and chunkiness. The cord may well be over 8 metres long but it's a pain to rewind it an auto wind facility would be good. Blockages are also a pain to sort out due to the fact parts do not slot easily back into place. The DC07 is by no means a cheap vacuum cleaner. Other models in the DC07 range include an Allergy cleaner, Allergy plus, Animal and All floors If I was looking for another vacuum cleaner in all honesty I would go for a Dyson DC07 again due to the fact that it really does have a powerful suction and thus cleans remarkably well. it might not be the cheapest baby on the market but having experienced for many years cheaper vacuum cleaners I'm amazed at the results the DC07 gives. With thanks to my title writer, who for some reason would like to remain anonymous.

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                  Short name: Dyson DC07 SY