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I love my dyson. I don't understand why anybody would ever buy anything other than a dyson. We had another branded hoover that we thought was doing the job until we got our dyson. The dirt that came out of the carpet nearly made me sick. The other Hoover really didn't work like the dyson did.
The suction power is amazing. It is not too noisy when on and glides very easily over the various surface in my house. The design is well thought out and the product is easy use, store and clean. Please do follow the cleaning instructions as it will keep the Hoover working to the best possible standard.
The additional instruments you get are very handy too. Dusty corners, edges of sofas and any other tight spots do not stand a chance against the dyson
We have now had our for almost three years and our lead had split. I rang dyson and then sent an engineer out swiftly to fix it for me free of charge. Be sure to register your five year garuntee and you're covered!
This review is of the Dyson DC-14 Origin vacuum cleaner, one in a series of upright vacuum cleaners in the DC-14 range.
This cleaner was purchased in around 2009, and so is now a relatively old model, but it is still being sold new at a number of on-line retailers. I note that some reviewers claim that their model has broken or needed repair in that time, but I haven't had any problems with the cleaner since I've been using it.
In terms of cleaning, the main function of course, I trust Dyson to be a good product, and this one succeeded in cleaning all of the areas such as corners and harder to reach areas. I also found the manoeuvrability of the vacuum to be good, which was a big advantage. The cleaner seems effective at picking up pet hair, and didn't miss much at all when I was using it, so for this alone, I'd recommend the cleaner.
There are no bags to change which is an advantage with Dyson cleaners, and the capacity seemed reasonable in the vacuum, although it could of course be emptied at any time. However, I found the machine to be much noisier than previous vacuum cleaners I've used, which wasn't necessarily a problem for me, but it could be more disturbing for those with pets, or households with people trying to sleep!
Also with regards to pets, Dyson themselves note that this isn't the machine for those who have problems with allergens, as there is an All Floors version which is much better in this regard. Dyson also noted that this product wasn't ideal for delicate wooden floors because it has a brush bar, but I didn't have a problem with the limited wooden flooring that I do have, so they may have been referring to something rather more specific.
Although the machine I was using was second-hand by the time I started using it, the box notes that Dyson give a five year manufacturer's warranty with the vacuum, which is reassuring for those who are buying new that they won't need to spend more on a replacement after a couple of years. I haven't had any problems with this cleaner yet to need to use the warranty however, and the cleaner still seems to be performing as well as it did when much newer.
The vacuum cleaner is quite a heavy item to carry around, so for a lightweight cleaner this is unlikely to be suitable. I was pleased to note, as with other Dyson cleaners I've used, that the power cord is quite long, so it isn't necessary to keep finding plug sockets when moving around the house cleaning.
The machine cost around 180 pounds new a few years ago, and looking around on-line this seems to be around the top end price today for a new cleaner, some retailers are a little more expensive and I noticed that a couple are charging nearly 250 pounds (which I'd suggest is too much to pay). The number of large retailers who are selling the cleaner however seems quite low in number, possibly because it is an older vacuum cleaner. There are a number of models on eBay at the time of writing for around 100 pounds which are refurbished and seem to be sold by reputable sellers, so this is another option.
However, for anyone who is able to purchase this vacuum cleaner for a reasonable price, they are likely to find it reliable and effective. I was also impressed with how sturdy the design is, so it can probably take some knocks without being damaged beyond repair. Overall, there are probably better vacuum cleaners with more features available if shopping around for a new model, but this is still recommended.
This is actually my Mums vaccuum but I have been staying with my parents for a few weeks and helping out with the cleaning so I feel I am ready to review this.
My Mum has always been a big fan of Dyson's for as long as I can remember and she purchased this one in Currys about 2 years ago for £148.99, to replace her DC03. My Mum loves this product and thinks it is the best one she has ever had.
About the product
The Dyson DC14 Origin is an upright cleaner, it is mainly grey, with a splash of yellow and a transparent bin. The three attachments which are included as standard are the stair tool, brush tool, and crevice tool which are useful to clean different areas. It also features a quick release telescopic reach wand for hard to reach places and the attachments fit easily to the end of the wand or you can remove the wand handle and fit them to the hose instead.
This product features the Dyson patented root cyclone technology - basically there is no bag which means that the DC14 maintains 100% suction at all times. A small leaflet that comes with product explains how this all works but basically dust particles can clog the tiny pores of a vacuum cleaner bag and therefore block the airflow, resulting in a loss of suction. Instead of using a bag to separate the dirt from the air this product subjects the air to centrifugal forces - greater than 100,000 times those of gravity - which force even the tiniest of dirt particles to be separated from the air.
An A4 user guide is included when you purchase the D14 and this uses diagrams and text to show you how to use the product to its full potential, as well as how to empty and clean the bin, and how to wash the filter (which is recommended you do every 6 months.)
Emptying and Cleaning the bin
Because the bin is transparent it is clear to see when your bin needs emptying. To do this you simply press the catch on top of the cyclone which releases the cyclone and bin from the rest of the machine. You can either empty the bin directly into your dustbin or into a bag first which is recommended for allergy sufferers - hold the bin over your dustin or in a bag and push the button on top which releases the dirt through the bin base. You should let the dust settle and securely close the bin base before lifting the bin out and refitting it to your machine.
To clean this you, once you have emptied the bin you press the catch and this separated the clear bin from the cyclone. The shroud of the cyclone can then be cleaned with a brush or a dry cloth, whereas with the bin you can rinse this with cold water to clean.
As I stated before my Mum loves this product and to be honest I have to say I do too (and wish I could afford one!) It is quite attractive to look at as vacuum cleaners go, and it really is very powerful. At first I thought it was a bit strange with the clear bin but actually I find it quite interesting to see how much dirt comes up even when the floors look pretty clean and obviously the fact that it is transparent means you can always tell when it needs to be empty. I like the fact that this features the wand and hose as well as being an upright cleaner and it is really easy to switch between different modes of vacuuming. It is very easy to use but should you require any help the user guide is really clear with its diagram and texts. The only downside to this product I believe is the weight - both my Mum and I feel that it is really quite heavy for a vacuum cleaner which is a bit of a pain as my parents house is on 4 floors. But aside from that this is an extremely powerful hoover and the Dyson claim that it does not lose any suction has so far proved true in our case. I have also never experienced any issues with the body of the machine toppling over when using the hose/wand as some other models are prone to do.
I would definitely recommend this product and it come with a 5 year guarantee which I think is very good. I think if you can afford it this product is definitely worth its money, particularly if like my parents you have pets as it is great at picking up dog hairs too. Personally its way out of my price range (we just recently purchased a VAX for about £40) but if money was no object I would definitely replace it with one of these.
I have had a Dyson for over 10 years now and probably wouldn't switch to a different brand. After my first one finally died I looked around for a new hoover that would suit my flooring (wood downstairs and carpet upstairs). The DC14 has a switch that you move with your foot which lifts up the brush bar when hoovering smooth floors such as wood and lino, or lets it down to hoover carpet. This works brilliantly. It has great suction and picks up everything.
The vacuum cleaner has side bristles which help it pick up bits right at the edge of your carpet and I find that the front is low enough to get quite a way under furniture.
There is a long hose attachment for hoovering up the stairs. 3 attachments for this come as standard and are stored on the hoover. I got a couple of extra ones thrown in when I purchased mine but to be honest I don't really use them all.
It is really easy to empty the dirt. First of all as it is bagless you can see everything you pick up. (very useful if you think you have sucked up something you didn't mean to as you can often see it through the clear plastic). There is a quick release mechanism to remove the cylinder full of dirt and then you just hold it over your bin and pull the red handle which makes the bottom flap open to release the dirt.
You probably should clean this every so often but to be honest I don't.
On the negative side I would say that the vacuum cleaner is quite heavy - I don't find this a problem when hoovering just lugging up the stairs. It is also quite noisy. I find that the brush bar gets clogged up with hair a lot which I need to cut off and remove every month or so - however I do have a lot of long hair and at least it shows the hoover is picking it up!
I have owned this hoover for around 2 years now and it has been excellent. We initially chose this Dyson because we have a lot of wooden floors and then carpets upstairs and as this is a duel purpose hoover it is ideal.
The Dyson DC14 costs around £200 (slightly less if you dont want the 'all floors' option). We bought ours from a local electrical store as they had a price match guarantee. This suited us great as we wanted the local service if there were any problems but at the lowest price.
We have had Dysons before and I now dont think I would move away from this brand. The hoover, like all the rest we have had, has never stopped working or even lost suction. It is so easy to use and emptying is simple and not messy at all. The quick start guide on the back is all you need to get hoovering in minutes. The switch from carpet to wood floors is a simple press button which you can turn with your foot. The attachments are also easy to use and because it is such a popular brand you can pick up replacements easily enough.
The only problem I have had with this hoover is the hair that gets caught under the rollers. As I have long hair though this is probably my own fault.
Overall this is a great hoover that I would definately recommend to others.
This hoover has gone through the wars in the time I've owned it. It's been pushed up and down stairs and has the ability to suck up pretty much anything on my carpets.
It's a very satisfying feeling to have such an efficient hoover, as the room can be filthy one minute and after ten minutes of work, it looks like a different world. I find it enjoyable to manoeuvre around my house, it's not too heavy for me and is also of a comfortable size to fit away in any random closet you may have in your home.
It's quite difficult for me to hoover in difficult spots, such as in corners which I fear are impossible to reach at times - added to that, when I do try, I often smash the front of it against the wall which means that the front is slightly tattered, but that's no fault of the hoover!
You don't get much better than Dyson when it comes to hoovers. You don't really need anything else, they are the best at what they do, and I'm sure that many Dyson users share the same satisfaction. It can be this model, a later model or even an earlier model that you buy, but in my experiences I can guarantee that you won't suffer any problems with it.
This hoover is definately at the high end of the spectrum. The suction is very powerful and never seems to drop off. Exactly what you want when you have animals in the house. My cat molts fur all over the place and using this hoover is excellent for removing it from carpets and furniture. It comes with some very useful adaptors such as a thin nozzle and a small carpet attachment. When the container becomes full, it is really quick and easy to empty without making a lot of mess. You literally pull the lever and out the rubbish drops from the bottom. When holding over a bin it doesn't throw up dust. The hose extender part is very good at what it does but I would recommend reading the instructions first as it can be a little difficult to work out at first. I do not have stairs at my home but I don't think this would be the best option if you have stairs as it is quite heavy and probably awkward to use. However for all around the house, the attachments etc provide an easy way of getting to all the hard to reach places. Although hoovers are always noisy, this one is not too bad. Mine came with 5 year warranty also which I thought was very good
After years of abusing hoovers I have finally found one that can take the abuse. This hoover is well worth the money although it still has a few areas that could be better. The good points are as follows -
Very strong suction that does not fade over time.
Long hose that can extend to the top stair without having to take the hoover upstairs.
Extremely easy to empty, no bag just the click of a button and its done.
Long plug lead that means you can go from room to room without havinf to unplug it each time.
The bad points are -
It is bulky and quite heavy.
It does not pick pet hair up as easily as it claims.
the tools are easily lost due to where they are stored, they fall off all the time.
Overall though I would recommend it as it is not too expensive and does a good job. I have had this one for nearly two years now whereas other hoovers normally lasted on average 6 months!!
After years of hoovers breaking on me, or the nightmare of vacuum cleaner bags, I thought I would give a Dyson a chance, as my friend said she wouldn't have anything but a Dyson. They sounded alright after researching it, after all, Dyson had quickly gained its reliability and good quality, and the no bags part quickly grabbed my attention, that was a bit of money saved already!!
When I finally brought it and used it for the first time, it was quite an experience. It amazed me how much stuff is collected from the carpet, as the no bags function allows you to see everything the vacuum picks up in the plastic cylinder. This function is easily removed, and at a click of the button the dust is in the bin, it is so easy to empty... its bliss. With the hoover comes some useful brush attachments, but there wasn't too many that they were all falling off and making a simple job complicated.
I was shocked at how good it was at picking up the hardest of things on the carpet, although the noise the vacuum generates is a bit louder than some of the others I had (although they weren't as powerful in picking stuff up), so that can make it hard to hoover at longer periods of time if you have a bigger house. Also, it is quite heavy, although I find it can make the job a bit easier (or is that just me?) and it gives you quite a workout in your arms.
This particular one has four wheels, but Dyson have also got vacuums that rotate on a ball, and are meant to be more practical, although I haven't tried it myself. Also, it is a bit more expensive than some of the other brands of vacuums, but that balanced out when you count the money saved on bags, as well as it lasting forever and a day, so repurchasing isn't necessary. I also believe there is quite a good guarantee on Dyson's, which is good if it does break down. I will defiantly be buying another Dyson in the future, and would recommend it to a friend
I find this to be one of the best vacuum cleaners that has been made in a long while, it never loses suction and can pick up even the most difficult of things, especially human hair. To me it feels like it is quite a heavy machine but I find that its weight helps with the cleaning, it is good for burning the calories! The manoeuvrability of the cleaner isn't the best, which is probably due to the heaviness and it is difficult to get around objects and over cables on the floor. If you are tending to want to pick up things such as hair and minute particles on the floor, then it is best not to have the brush down on the floor, as it will collect around the actual brush and you will have to clean it regularly. The vacuum still works just as well without the brush actually being used, if not better as it doesn't inhibit its movement and the use of the other features. The bagless function means that you are able to just detach the middle of the hoover and pull the lever, releasing the contents of the vacuum into a black plastic bag with very little fuss or mess. A definite plus on other makes and models that still use a bag for collection. The extendable nozzle has several different heads that can be used, dependant upon the need at that precise moment, making it much easier to clean the stairs or get spider webs out of the corners of the room without having to overreach. The only problem I have found is that it has a very high pitched whistle which can get on your nerves if you use the hoover for too long, though this is easily remedied if you wear headphones and listen to music whilst hoovering!
The Dyson DC14 Origin is a blend of a normal Dyson and the Dyson animal. It combines high suction strength with manuverablity and easy to use.
This particular model is also extremly hygienic because as well as having almost eternal strong suction, it is extremly easy to dispose of waste. A overhangind ridge along the bottom of the durt collector stops the dust or durt from flying off when your emptying it. Also, with a compact fit, it reduces trips to a bin.
Also, like some other dysons, it has a detachable hand held sucker cable of telescopic reach. It detaches from the cleaner with a click of a button and then you can clean up the stairs and in any akward positions without having to move the cleaner itself.
There are, however, quite a few drawbacks. For example, if you accidently run over something such as a play house doll, the vacuum is so strong that it sucks it up, it gets jammed and then you have to send it away for repair. Then, there's the fact that reviews from the actual dyson website show that there are electrical faults with the on-off switch and that actually, if the vacuum breaks once, then you loose all suction!
After years of cheap rubbish hoovers we decided to splash out on a decent machine, did quite a bit of research online and figured out the Dyson seemed to be the way to go. There were some warnings that repairs might be needed but the 5 yr guarantee that came with the hoover put my mind at rest about that one (someone will come out to your house or work to fix your fault within 48 hours!)
Having chosen the brand, I chose the model on the basis of price and air watts. Now, until I started researching I had never heard of air watts-I would look at the Watt rating of the motor and think "hmm, 1400 seems quite high, that'll do". However, I have subsequently learned that Air Watts are what matters-they represent how strong the suction power is: the higher=the better. This model has 280 which is great and that was the main thing that sold it to me-we got this machine on offer at Currys for £169 and there was nothing comparable at the same price.
Performance: The suction power on this thing is incredible, but be warned: the first time you use it on what you think is a clean carpet, you will be horrified at what dirt comes out and up into its cyclone compartment!
It's a bagless machine and you empty the transparent container when it's full but I have found that sometimes I have to empty it sooner as the cyclone action can be impeded if for example you've hoovered up a lot of hair.
Movement is very easy and there is a ridiculously long extension to the hose so that you don't have to lug the machine up and down stairs-this is a godsend. The attachments, a crevice tool (rubbish, but I've always thought they are) and a round and stair brush (great) all fit onto the machine so you don't lose them.
Yes the hoover is noisy, it's got a big motor and very strong suction. Just don't use it at midnight and wake the neighbours and I'm sure it won't bother you!
Overall I would highly reccomend this hoover-it performs, it's good value and it does what it's supposed to-simple as that :)
Dyson dc14 origin
This Hoover is absolutely brilliant I have owned it now for just over 6 months and it has never let me down in the slightest it's so simple in every way right down to changing the filters. It is all you will ever need and more. The Hoover has root cyclone technology to increase performance and a quick release wand that expands when needed for instant cleaning in the smallest of places. As you will all know from reading my previous posts I own two boxer dogs and they seem to shed hair constantly and even though this Hoover is not designed for pet use it has never had a problem picking up dog hair. It has three attachments that fit snugly on the top of the filter that is placed above the 2.4l waste tank to enable you to Hoover smaller places such as stairs or even on the rare occasions to Hoover the car. The Hoover its self weighs only 8.42kg so it is of a reasonable weight and can be easily carried up and down the stairs so you have no need to buy a Hoover for each floor anymore, and that's yet another great saving. on the down side they is one problem with this Hoover and it is that I can't find any adjustment to lift up the front to compensate for different thickness of carpet which seems to me to be a fundamental mistake and as I have thick carpets it can get a slight bit tricky to push over the carpets at times. The Hoover is a great looker and is of grey and yellow colours mainly but has a few red parts i.e. the top section of the hose and the on/off button.
At around £140 I think it is exceptional value for money and if you are not 100% convinced to buy this product then think again because all dyson Hoovers come with a 5 year guarantee as standard. Thanks for reading my review and I hope this has helped you make a decision on the purchase of your new Hoover. Liam.
Short name: Dyson DC14 Origin